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When to Use a Floating Call-to-Action Button

Flick, flick, flick, flick! That’s the sound of the user’s finger scrolling through your long mobile landing page. Eventually, they’ll get flick fatigue and abandon your page if they don’t see the call-to-action button.

The user’s attention and energy are finite resources. Once it exceeds a certain point, they’ll call it quits and move on. If they can’t tap your call-to-action button when they’re ready, you could lose them as potential customers.

There’s nothing wrong with a long mobile landing page. It’s what naturally happens when you condense content to fit the width of a mobile viewport. The problem is the call-to-action button buried at the bottom of the page. When users are ready to act, it’s nowhere to be found.

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Floating Labels vs. Infield Top-Aligned Labels

Form field label alignment has evolved. It’s been five years since I first introduced infield top-aligned labels and its advantages over both top-aligned and infield labels. Many designers and developers have adopted them, but it seems many more have adopted its counterpart, floating labels.

This is unfortunate because infield top-aligned labels are far more usable and accessible than floating labels. The standard for label alignment should have a high level of usability and accessibility, or it’s not the best practice everyone should follow.

In this article, I’ll break down why and how infield top-aligned labels are more usable and accessible than its counterpart based on key UX form criteria. If you’re using floating labels, here are the reasons you should reconsider.

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Improve Your Sign-Up Form with Off-White Text Fields

When designing an app, most designers put all their effort into the content pages but overlook the sign-up form. What users end up getting is a form that’s visually unappealing, stale, and clinical. A white background, plain text fields, cluttered text, and harsh black outlines everywhere doesn’t motivate users to sign up. If your form looks like this, there’s room for improvement.

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Some users who want to use your app are likely to sign up regardless of how your form looks. However, others who are undecided are likely to pass once they see your clinical sign-up form. You could be losing many potential users on the first impression. By making your sign-up more usable and appealing, you’ll push those undecided users over the edge.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Solid or Underlined Text Fields

Text fields have evolved stylistically over the years. Designers are getting more creative with them, but sometimes a little too creative. One particular style that’s caught the eye of many is the underlined text field. Its novel and minimalist appearance may attract you in using it, but when you understand how it affects user behavior, you’ll think again.

Underlined text fields are hard for users to recognize and tap. If they have trouble recognizing and tapping your fields, they won’t be able to start your form nor finish it. These issues lead to user frustration, form abandonment, and lower conversion rates.

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ProtoPie: The Interaction Design Tool UX Designers Need

Many UX designers prototype, but very few prototype with dynamic interactions. The difference it’ll make on your design is night and day.

ProtoPie is the only prototyping tool that allows you to add delicious interactions to your interactive prototypes. Rather than showing your users and clients a prototype with plain, boring click-interactions, you can now delight them with one full of rich, high-fidelity interactions for mobile, desktop, and any other screen.

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Not only will your prototype look and feel like the real app you want to build, but it’ll move like it at every tap and click. The way visual elements animate on each page will make your app come alive. See for yourself and explore these mind-blowing examples.

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The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox

Every interface has a subset of users that make up the majority and minority. The majority of users usually have normal vision, while the minority have some form of visual impairment.

There’s a big difference between what normal-visioned users see versus what color blind and low vision users see. These users tend to experience blurry text and faint elements when text sizes and color contrasts are too low.

The goal of accessibility is to meet the needs of the minority because they’re often forgotten. But what happens when meeting the needs of the minority ends up failing the needs of the majority? This issue occurs when the interface is made too accessible and isn’t balanced with aesthetics.

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Vettery: The Hiring Marketplace to Land Your Dream Job

You’ve updated your resume and portfolio, and you’re ready to go job hunting. You apply to company after company and hear nothing back. This commonplace approach to finding a job is stressful and taxing.

Instead of filling out application after application, how nice would it be if those companies reached out to you? Imagine getting job offers and opportunities from top companies right to your inbox.

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Vettery is a hiring marketplace that’s revolutionizing the way designers, developers, and tech specialists get hired. Access is exclusive, but once you’re accepted, you can create a profile in their marketplace and get companies to come to you.

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