Chris Miles

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These 10 Templates Will Make You Rethink How You Write Value Propositions

The cheat sheet for Minimum Viable Marketing<p>Writing matters in business, design, and life alike—it is fundamental to moving your ideas forward. Yet, …

Product Management

Dropdown alternatives for better (mobile) forms

Using dropdown menus in forms might seem a no-brainer: they don’t take much space on the UI, they automatically validate the input, all browsers and …

How To Make Sure Your Ecommerce Site Is Getting Conversions

According to research gathered by HubSpot, the majority of businesses are dissatisfied with their conversion rates.<p>Only 22% are happy with how many of their visitors are actually turning into customers. This statistic is significant. Marketing is crucial, but if your marketing is not transforming …

eCommerce

The Reflective Level of Emotional Design

“Few products become iconic in people's lives in the way that, say, the Sony® Walkman® did. The iPod is quickly ascending to that status. Clearly …

Microinteractions to Help Improve UX

As your users spend time on your website, they are constantly interacting with its features – and some of those small interactions matter more than …

UI Design

Léonie Watson on making accessibility integral to web design process

As the photographer and sound engineers set up for our interview on the roof of Aardman Animation, rain and vocal seagulls gather. In the midst of …

Modern Manual and Automated Cross-Browser Testing

In this article, we will take a look at the current state of modern cross-browser testing and how it is possible to leverage proven techniques to …

Facilitating an Effective Design Studio Workshop

<b>Summary:</b> Design studios are UX workshops that combine ideation and design critique with idea prioritization and help teams collaborate and feel …

Shearing layers in Organisational Transformation — half an idea

A few years ago I was introduced by my friend and colleague Chris Morgan to the maxim that you should separate parts of a software system that …

Without testing there is no development

I’ve been at the Lead Developer conference in London today. It’s schedule has a blend of leadership and technical talks that have been both inspiring …

Leadership

Free Essential eBooks for Web Designers & Web Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>There are thousands of books available for web designers and …

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

UI Design

3 ways typography can create design contrasts

Contrast helps to create focal points on a page and a hierarchy for what readers will see first. Here are several ways to create contrast in your …

React components lifecycle diagram

Why Designers Are Reviving This 30-Year-Old Japanese Productivity Theory

Toyota’s 5S principles, which ushered in lean manufacturing in the 1980s, are experiencing a renaissance.<p>Decades before Marie Kondo became the go-to Japanese organizational guru—transforming her name into a verb and selling more than 6 million copies of her book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying</i> …

Manufacturing

5 Habits of Highly Effective Design Thinkers

Practice these habits to evolve your business model!<p>Design thinking is a methodology that when practiced, can become part of your mindset. In organizations, new approaches can translate into new models of culture transformation. For a basic overview of design thinking- a human centered …

Design

Essential Rules Of UI Design That You Should Never Break

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>Even if you consider</b> yourself to be a design whizz, you’d agree that there’s still so much to learn, what with the …

UI Design

User-Centered Design: An Introduction

We live in a world where everything changes extremely fast; new products, new degrees, new careers, new methodologies. It is somewhat scary to …

Better Form Design: One Thing Per Page (Case Study)

In 2008, I worked on <i>Boots.com</i>. They wanted a single-page checkout with the trendiest of techniques from that era, including accordions, AJAX and …

17 Web Design Trends That Will Take Over 2017

Designers working on web projects in 2017, in some ways, face more challenges than ever before. They have to create engaging websites, apps, and …

Web Design

Dealing with website accessibility: prioritise rather than panic!

Sometimes accessibility has negative connotations for digital teams. It reminds them of those tasks they should have done to make their website fully …

Visual Design

Inclusive Design Patterns by Heydon Pickering (Hardcover Print + eBook

Accessibility has always been a slightly unsettling realm for developers. Surrounded with myths and misunderstandings, it used to be a domain for a …

The types of design research every designer should know NOW

In UX design, research is a fundamental part in solving relevant problems and/or narrowing down to the “right” problem users face. A designer’s job …

UX Design

How Human Memory Works: Tips for UX Designers.

One of the greatest information processors we deal with in our everyday life cannot be seen or touched. It cannot be bought or sold as well as taken …

UI Design

Innovation Ecosystem XPLANATiON

Understand key players and crucial questions that need to be answered to really move the needle on innovation in a large organization.

Testing Made Easy: Better, Faster, Stronger Unit Tests and Integration Tests

Sessions is temporarily moving to YouTube, check out all our new videos here.<p>Norbert de Langen speaking at JS Monthly London in April,</b> …

JavaScript

An Overview of JavaScript Testing in 2017

This short guide is intended to catch you up with the most important reasoning, terms, tools, and approaches to JavaScript testing. It combines …

JavaScript

Test Doubles - Fakes, Mocks and Stubs.

This text was originally posted at Pragmatists blog<p>In automated testing it is common to use objects that look and behave like their production …

An Introduction to CSS Grid

CSS Grid has become one of the more talked about developments in web design in recent times. The reason for all of the excitement is simple: CSS Grid …

The Real Effects Of Bad Web Design

Web designers often talk about the importance of a good, user-friendly web presence, yet businesses still struggle to justify the expense of a web …