Long-Scrolling Websites: Tips and Best Practices

Long-scrolling websites, i.e. sites that let you scroll down for an extended amount of time, have been around for years.

The reason? Users love them!

That isn’t about to change, which is why we wanted to give you some tips and best practices in this article. Because long-scrolling or infinite-scrolling alone doesn’t mean the user is going to spend a long time on your website.

Have fun reading and scrolling 😉

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5 Tips for Successful User Onboarding

A few weeks ago, we published a blog post introducing different methods of on boarding. Due to the positive feedback, we decided to go back and write another blog post on this topic. A lot of users only sign up for an application but never actually end up using it.

How do you convince more users to activate the application? How do you turn sign-ups into active users?

Today we want to share 5 tips about how to create a successful user on boarding experience. Let’s go!
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Why Efficient Communication Is Essential in Change Management

Communication itself is a challenging topic within organizations.

In the context of change, companies should pay particular attention to who delivers what messages when. By having a clearly planned communication strategy, change leaders are able to facilitate organizational transformation. The entire process happens in a context where everyone understands why change is necessary and what role they play in it.

It’s often very difficult to please everyone with the chosen style and channels. As change cannot happen without communication, it’s even more important to control who delivers what messages when.

Coming up with a communication plan to support change is a lengthy, sustained effort. At the end of it, all departments affected by the change will have access to the information they need. With that data at hand, they can then be a knowledgeable part of the transformation.

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How to design “trust” for your software

If you’re looking to develop a new application or a website, you may not have given much thought to making it look and feel trustworthy to your potential users.

But trust me (pun intended) it’s important.

A well-trusted, well-reviewed website or app will draw new, repeat users and boost your online presence, business, and reputation.

So how can developers and designers create and design trust?

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24 Amazing Web Design Blogs You Should Follow This Month!

A while ago, I published this collection of great web development blogs for developers. Since then, some web designers have approached us and suggested further blogs, specifically, web design blogs worth following.

So this time, it’s all about web design.

We’ve collected some of the best web design blogs around for you. Now go grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading.
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Agile: The Right Way to Build Innovative Digital Products

Agile, both as a methodology and a mindset, can accelerate growth by increasing quality and speed to market. In addition, it can dramatically improve workflows. But what about innovation? Can agile methods foster innovation as well?

Company-wide adoption is recommended for taking full advantage of this way of building digital products. Basically, everyone from developers to the C-suite should rely on agile techniques in all of their endeavours.
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Best practices in mobile UX design: Creating error messages!

‘Errors’ happen. They happen in our apps and they happen in our life. Sometimes they happen because we made mistakes. Sometimes because a system failed. Whatever the cause, these errors — and how they are handled — can have a huge impact on the way a user experiences your app.

Often overlooked, a lazy error handling and ill-constructed error messages can fill users with frustration, and make them stop using your app. A well-crafted error handling, on the other hand, can turn a moment of failure into a moment of delight.

In this article, we’ll examine how the design of apps can be optimized to prevent excessive user errors and how to create good error messages.
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Web design is dead. Long live experience design.

In a recent Offscreen magazine issue, Eric Meyer, a famous consultant, author, and web designer explains why he stopped calling himself a “web designer” and prefers the title “experience designer” instead.

In the realm of the design world today, the term “web design” has become something of an understatement, especially when we look at where web design has come from compared to 20 years ago.

The traditional idea of web design has evolved tremendously, especially in the last couple of years. The web is all around us, no matter if we think about smart bubbles, glasses, or other IoT devices. I guess the pioneers of the web, would be surprised in which devices web design can be found nowadays.

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The Best Redmine Plugins to Boost Your Project Management

Redmine is used by many web teams around the globe. It’s flexible, web-based and runs open source. In this article, we are going to show you how to get more out of your Redmine projects by integrating it with some great Redmine plugins.

But before we dig into the Redmine, we do cover some basics of Redmine.

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Why Windows 98’s User Onboarding is Better Than Yours

Reading through Microsoft’s 1995 Interface Guidelines is like unearthing a lost relic. The 381-page tome — for designers creating Windows apps — got me thinking about how much has changed, not only with Microsoft but with software overall. The guidelines are ahead of their time.

They’re concerned with helping the user get to grips with the OS, and there’s a focus on empathy and a hint Microsoft is starting to think about UX. That’s which isn’t something Windows 3.1 makes any effort to do. On first run, you’re thrown into this jumble:
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