How to Make Your Website Not Ugly: 10 Simple UX Tenets for Non-Designers

Hilary Stohs-Krause (18.Mar.2017 at 14:00, 50 min)
Talk at Midwest PHP 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

To craft well-designed websites, you have to know 50 names for "blue" and the difference between a font and a typeface. You probably have a degree in illustration or graphic design, or maybe you attended some hip code school in Oakland and call yourself a User Experience Architects Right?

Nope! In fact, there are numerous small, simple and practical ways to vastly improve the look and usability of a website, no matter how creative you are(n't). In this talk, we'll explore ten of them together, using research and proven solutions to see how the impact as a whole for both clients and users is greater than the sum of its parts. Make your websites more attractive, easier to use and better designed without feeling like you're wasting your time or effort.

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Rating: 5 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 14:37 by Nic Steenhout (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Clear presentation of actionable information. Excellent delivery with varied pace. Would have liked primary source for studies cited.

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 15:08 by Brian Fenton (62 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was great. Good principles that were easy to digest even for non-design folks. Slides, volume, and pacing were all good, and talk was what it claimed to be. Well done.

Rating: 4 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 15:12 by Jeremiah Sandahl (23 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very solid presentation. The parts about the current trends and header-blindness were entirely new to me from the UX course I took 5 years ago. I wish there had been more information to cover and maximize the time, but it was a good presentation as far as it went. Delivery had a good amount of humor and enthusiasm for the material.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Mar.2017 at 09:35 by Anonymous


Rating: 5 of 5

20.Mar.2017 at 14:09 by Crysta C McKenney (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I appreciated the outline and recaps throughout the presentation. Pacing, explanations, and examples were all excellent.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Mar.2017 at 18:00 by Emily Stamey (48 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I really enjoyed the way you presented this information. There was a lot of detail in the page layout and styling that I don't give much thought to, and it will really help me with future projects. Thanks!

Rating: 4 of 5

20.Mar.2017 at 19:58 by Becky (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The talk was easy to follow and full of good information. I fight with our designers on several of the points (contrast between text on top of images being the biggest issue), so I'm hoping if I share the information from this talk with them, they will finally "get it".

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