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Evolve Your User Interface To Educate Your Users

By Dave Shepard

The Web has changed. This isn’t your neighbor’s nerdy kid’s internet anymore. Now the Web is home to your mom, your grandma and your technophobe sister. With computers as common a household appliance as televisions now, who might be using your Web-application has expanded beyond the realm of just the power user.

Complicated menu systems, alert dialog messages that lock you out of the browser and flashy but confusing layouts aren’t necessarily going to help you make conversions. The Web user demographic has changed and to make your Web application appeal to the masses your user interface needs to teach and to guide.

User Interfaces Should Teach

User interfaces need to teach your user ...

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