I’m very skeptical towards placing arrows before or after regular links. A blue underlined piece of text looks more like a link and an arrow next to the text might fool the user thinking a click will expand more content instead of navigating to a new page.
Check out breadcrumb trails on some sites and you’ll definitely see multiple arrows pointing to the current section.
Today An Event Apart wrapped up in San Francisco after presentations by industry greats such as Erika Hall (@mulegirl), Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier), Ethan Marcotte (@beep), Samantha Warren (@samanthatoy) among others.
As usual, I spent time following the #aeasf hashtag on Twitter in order to gain some knew insights and skills.
Working with UX, graphic design and web development I spend a lot of time in front of my Mac. Because of this I’m always trying to find ways to boost my productivity. Since I’ve been using a Mac since the mid 90′s I’ve learned a thing or two. Here’s my advice for boosting your productivity in OS X!
Some third party help is definitely useful!
Similar to the built in Spotlight search, but more configurable and powerful. Active it with a keyboard command to find, open and toggle stuff like:
Sorry about the cocky headline, but this is important and I needed your attention.
2013 is about to wrap up and the web should be in a much better state than it is. We got the tools to build great looking and blazing fast websites that make you go “Holy shitballs Batman!”, but we don’t. Websites today are obese and slow. It’s sad.
Here’s some depressing statistics:
72 % of responsive websites weigh just as much regardless of screen size
The average website weighs 1614 KB
Images stand for 61 % (987 KB) of this weight
80 % of page load times are due to the front end
Why good performance matters:
Higher conversion rate
Higher Google page ranking
With this in mind I set out to make alexanderskogberg.com as fast as I could. Here’s what I did!
1. Responsive images
I use the excellent plugin Picturefill.WP. Download it, activate it and your done. Amazing!