UX

Graphic Design Strategies

Figuring out the best way to market your business can be a little tricky. You have to think strategically, be aware of the trends, anticipate your competitor’s next move and think through different scenarios that might occur. To stay in today’s market, you should promote your business strategicallyand understandthe role of graphics which can lead you to success. Graphic design is a visual concept, created by using digital resources or hand, to communicate and share a message. The goal of graphic design is to inspire, inform, and captive consumers through various forms such as logos, brochures, web designs, infographics, magazines, banners, and flyers. Those are the elements that build your brand and in order to have a successful brand,having astrategy is key. What...

How to Get Drupal 10 Ready

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic digital world, it’s nearly a requirement for businesses to deliver web experiences that are more secure, better performing, and feature-rich. Luckily, there is an easy way to close the gap if your organization is still a little behind; Simply get your CMS updated to its latest version. With the release of Drupal 9 in mid-2020 and the news of an imminent Drupal 10 release, the mid-cycle time frame can be a confusing time for some organizations. As the details become more clear, Specbee is here to answer all your questions about Drupal 10. We’ll also help you get prepared for Drupal 10 and give you updates on what the Drupal 10 readiness initiative team is...

Top web design trends that’ll rule the web in 2022

The world of web has been evolving everyday since the early 90s. Every year, different trends rule the web. Dwindling attention spans of users motivate web designers to keep experimenting and trying out new things. Web design, as an industry, is known for unique annual design trends driven by dynamic user needs and preferences. One year, you’d see web designs moving in a particular direction, and then the next year, the wave changes directions. While the whole world is passing through a wave of digital transformation, web design trends are also rapidly evolving. If you want your designs to stay fresh, relevant and interesting, you shouldn't ignore the following web design trends. These trends will help you create websites for the future...

Virtual is the New Face of Government

As customers and consumers become more comfortable using technology it only stands to reason that government, traditionally behind the private sector when it comes to things like process innovation, would also be utilizing technology more and more. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been playing an ever-expanding role into public systems for years. However, the bridge between government-based AI and citizens appears to be ready to evolve. According to industry leaders, the next phase of customer contact and information sharing will be Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). And, as AR and VR are expected to play ever increasing roles in the coming decade, systems and those associated with them will have to find new ways to...

UX Myth: People actually read on the web

Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think, claims that web users don’t read, they scan. Only when people are interested in the content do they read web pages word for word. Normally, pages are skimmed for highlighted keywords, meaningful headings, short paragraphs, and scannable lists.   Well-structured pages designed for cursory reading are more likely to be read. Web-usability studies conducted by Neilson suggest that most users read merely 28% of text on a web page, and that concise, scannable and objective copywriting can result in 124% better usability. When people arrive on a web page, they immediately begin scanning to decide whether or not the page is of value to them. For this reason, web content constructed for scannability can certainly pay off.   According to usability.gov, six factors can provide...

UX Myth: Simple = Minimal

Simple and minimal go hand in hand, but they are not synonymous. Minimal design is a visual decluttering of objects, forcing designers to say more by displaying less. It is a reduction in style elements, adding only enough to tell a story, accomplish a task, or meet product goals. According to Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, minimalism is skin deep. What appears simple-looking can contain hidden complexities in UI.   Minimal Website: Landlife Minimal Website: basecamp Simplicity seamlessly blends the whole experience. Where there is both simplicity and usability, the overall product/application will shine. Design choices are meant to support product goals and empower users, period.   Simple Website: Apple In his book, The Laws of Simplicity,( http://lawsofsimplicity.com/, John Maeda notes, “On the one hand, you want...