Web applications are sometimes more challenging to design than websites. Designers need to anticipate user behavior and design an experience that makes the user’s job easier. Many designers tend to do what is easier for them than think about what’s easier for the user. The following is a list of tips that designers often overlook in the process of designing a web app.
1. The Power of a Good Tooltip
When you present your web application to a potential customer, the last thing you want to do is ruin your lovely graphic design work by plastering words everywhere to hand hold your new user. Tooltips on your icons can help in a big way. Tooltips offer users the ability to learn a system by exploring icons without harming their experience. People who are learning what all the buttons do can feel immersed in the experience. When it comes to mobile displays, you could use a button that toggles the tooltips off and on. The first tap would display the tooltip and the second tap would submit the action.
2. Don’t Rely on the User’s Memory
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