Archive for the 'Web Development' topic

UIEtips: Multi-Device Adaptation vs. Optimization

In this week’s UIEtips, we revisit an article about multi-device adaptation vs. optimization. Luke Wroblewski uses a great analogy of how responsive design and optimization relates to taking a trip and packing appropriately. Here’s an excerpt from the article: If you don’t exactly know what you’re getting into, it’s difficult to arrive 100% prepared. Instead, you […]

UIEtips: Making Content More Usable for both Designers and the End User

In this week’s UIEtips, Adam Churchill interviews Steph Hay about the difference between marketing and usable content and methods to help copywriters and designers work together in creating design and copy? Here’s an excerpt from the article I have to think about the user, so I typically start with a text file. I create the […]

Are you UIE’s newest Back-end Web Developer?

Fast Forward One Year… We’d like to thank you for your fantastic job of building and maintaining the business-critical server functionality that keeps User Interface Engineering running. Your hard work has driven our revenue to new levels, increased our productivity, and helped us enter new markets that we only dreamed of before you arrived. We’re […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource & Information Tweets: Sept. 8 – 14

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. Mobile Infographic on mobile commerce vs. e-commerce. User Research If you’re starting out on some user research, these techniques may help you out. UX Design and Web Development Interesting post from @peterme on what really is UX design. 10 lessons relating […]

Adopting Pre-Made Design Patterns Doesn’t Help With The Toughest Parts

A well-built design pattern library is an extremely valuable tool for highly productive design teams. It ensures the designs they create feel like they were built by the same folks. It helps everyone on the team understand how things get put together. When combined with a component library, it can shorten development time by using […]

What Happens When Agile Messes Up Your UX Process

It’s quite something when you get to the point when your UX process is working well. It all seems to flow together. You’re getting input into the early part of the process. You’re ready when the requirements show up. You’ve got a solid set of deliverables that the developers look forward to receiving. Everything fits […]

Designing Dashboards: The Do’s, Don’ts, and D’ohs! – Our 2/23 Virtual Seminar

Dashboards are a great idea. The problem is, many are useless. In this seminar, Hagan Rivers will show you which elements to include, how to structure them, and what to slash out of your existing dashboard that needs some UX TLC. She’ll show you a bunch of dashboards. And she’ll give you tips for helping […]

JQuery for UX Designers

JQuery facilitates the vital steps of designing and testing complex interactions of today’s modern websites and web applications. In the next UIE Virtual Seminar, Rich Rutter gets you started with JQuery—assuming no prior knowledge—and shows you lots of examples, hints, and tricks. Just 5 minutes into this seminar, you’ll see JQuery in action and have something you can use in your own wireframes.

The Value of Degrees

Last week, I got this question: I know you’ve been involved with the web for a long time, so I wanted to ask you a simple question: in your opinion, how useful is a computer science degree for a career in web development? I’m a second year CS major, and considering dropping out because I […]

Are We Measuring the Wrong Assumptions?

Picking the right assumptions to measure against can improve our results, but basing our measures on the wrong assumptions can send us in the wrong direction. Former UIEer Joshua Porter wrote a blog post recently, Why A/B Testing Isn’t Just About Small Changes, that captured the attention of the twitterati. His point, which is a […]