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2nd Nov 2012

When you prepare a form for mobile devices, make sure the page expands sufficiently for the form to fill the entire screen.

26th Oct 2012

Have you noticed significant differences in your layout, especially in MSIE 7 and 8? Does nothing help while the browser doesn’t respond to the simplest CSS entries?

28th Sep 2012

To add a nonstandard font that is not included on the web safe list you can use the Google Web Fonts service.

15th Jun 2012

The single golden rule for creating forms—contact and product forms or landing pages—says: the form has to be as short as possible. Each additional field decreases the number of submitted entries. Each additional field is an obstacle for users to overcome and a potential problem that discourages them. Forms have to be short, simple and user-friendly.

17th May 2012

Are you running an online travel agency? Are you doing ok? Great! How about doing even better?

How many changes have you made to your website over the last year? You don’t remember? The offering has changed and the photos and styles have followed suit. The structure of subpages and the presentation of promotions could have changed as well. What might remain unchanged despite all those modifications is the average conversion ratio. Why?

One thing is certain: online travel site users are a picky bunch. They search, compare, and analyse. They are knowledgeable and clued up. So, if they have found their way to your website and an interesting trip there, your main goal is not to let them just go.

30th Mar 2012

As we know, radio buttons are used for single-choice questions. But since we can use drop‑down lists instead, you might ask what the pros and cons of radio buttons are.

9th Feb 2012

When should each one be used? In theory, there is no difference and you can use them interchangeably. In real life, however, each one is filled in differently, and ergonomics requires that you select the presentation type carefully.

31st Aug 2011

I have recently come across an interesting article on the web with advice on creating user-friendly forms. The author claims that a user will find it easier to fill in a form if fields are used to collect larger chunks of data, without dividing them into fragments. He encourages building a single field for the entire address instead of separate Street Address, Apartment, Building, Post Code, and City fields, or collecting the entire VAT ID number in a single field rather than in several:

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