We’ve recently covered what makes good UX and UI design, and when it comes to designing websites, sometimes less is more. With a few simple improvements you can refresh your website and improve usability at the same time. Several subtle, seemingly small, things can take a good web design and make it great. At Provisio, make sure these little things don’t get overlooked when planning a design. Here are a few examples of simple but effective components we use to help elevate your site’s design while also improving usability for visitors.
We have covered the difference between UI and UX, so now let’s take a look at why good design is so important. The user experience (UX) refers to the quality of experience a user has interacting with your website or application. All aspects of this interaction contribute to the UX. It is the good or bad feeling a person gets after using your company’s site or service.
UX and UI: these two terms are often used interchangeably, but they mean very different things. UX design is short for "user experience design", while UI stands for "user interface design".
At the most fundamental level, the user interface (UI) is the series of screens, pages, and visual elements—things like buttons and icons—that allow a person to interact with a website, product or service.
Accessibility features are designed to help those with disabilities use technology more easily. For example, a text-to-speech feature could read text out loud for people with impaired vision, while a speech-recognition feature lets users with limited mobility control their computer with their voice.
When a website is designed with accessibility principles in mind and built to work properly with assistive technology, it is accessible to most people. So, what are website accessibility features and how can they be used to make your website more accessible?