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When’s the last time you visited a site and had no clue what to do with it?  It’s a terribly frustrating feeling.  In fact, there’s no better way to lose an audience than to leave them in the dark about how to use an application.  Even the most complex sites can be broken down and made more accessible to users with just a little teaching and guidance. When design fails to educate its users, it ceases to be user friendly because no matter how well it functions, users never gain access to its full potential.  The other scenario is that users simply walk away after one try due to frustration and confusion. Designers must keep in mind that users are impatient and their time is …

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What’s one design element least likely to be found on e-commerce sites?  It’s the search element, and what a shame.  So many sites decide to forgo giving users the opportunity to search a site for relevant information and quick finds, not realizing the harm that is done. Why so important?  Well, the ability of customers to find what they’re looking for on a website operates much the same as it does in a store.  If they don’t find what they’re looking for, they’ll likely leave and visit the competition.  If they do find it, a sale is likely to ensue. Designers should be open to including this important element more and more, especially in e-commerce. The fact is search features are vital for smart e-commerce …

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Are you, a web designer or an aspiring web designer? Web mastering has never been so much fun. Learning online for no cost has never been easier. And more accessible with the current availability of Podcasts.  Podcasts are great for web design and all other aspects of web work. It doesn’t matter whether you are just a beginner or already designing and making money online. The ability to look and learn always enhances your skills. In many aspects, they provide a means for you to be able to be among the greats while sitting in the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the current available podcasts. Browse around and get the feel of their antics. 1. B.Sparks courtesy of UIE   Jared Spool CEO of …

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