This weeks design and developer inspiration rundown includes some of the best articles and examples from across the interwebs this week. Do you rely on UX research without thinking about the data you have? Are to completely sure on the UX microcopy you are writing? Maybe you just want some good old website inspiration.
All of that is here!
Justine Win Canete
A very very simple freelancer website. But each section is easy to consume! This can often be overlooked, and is generally the main point of a website. Put down the artists paintbrush, and consider the end goal.
Not sure the reason for this website, but it is an incredible use of sound, engagement and animation to tell a story
Designer Resources, Examples and Inspiration
Think you know the best layout for components? Try this test to see if you know what is right, and what is wrong. I got silver!
Errors in a Form
Help users recover from errors by clearly identifying the problems and allowing users to access and correct erroneous fields easily.
Form Design – Optional Fields
A simple way to show optional fields is to put ‘(optional)’ within the question’s label. But this is not necessarily the best experience for users. This is where branching can help.
Development Snippets, Samples, and Articles
10 Steps How to Automate your API Testing Effectively
The main purpose of this post is to solve all the problems mentioned above by automating the API testing and integrate it with Jenkins CI. It’s easier than you think if you choose the right tools and techniques for that job.
Using Dotfiles for Managing Development and Many Other Magical Things
Instead of copying and pasting each command into the terminal individually, we can automate and run all things in one go
A bit of everything
The 7 Deadly Sins of User Research
It’s fashionable to blame poor usability on firms not doing enough customer research. On the face of it, this seems like the obvious cause of poor usability. If firms only did the research, they would realise their product was a dud. But, like all obvious reasons, it’s wrong.
It is tough to find a balance between empathy and humour. Whether you’re in the writing/design field, or someone who deals with customers on an ongoing basis, the key to creating memorable experiences starts with putting yourself in your users’ shoes.
IFTTT is the free way to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. Not everything on the internet plays nice, so here is a site with a mission to build a more connected world.