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I would rather go with actual workers than models. If you are asking this question on UX Q&A site, I would give you the UCD approach rather than the cogsci approach to marketing. By using actual workers in actual working conditions, you run the advantage of being transparent and conveying much more information through the image than what you could have ...


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This was originally a comment, because I had assumed it was considered and not used prior to this question being posted.. At the moment, these are your URLs (with "summary" being a type of action, presumably): /region /region/{action}/{id} Your question is, what should you do if someone tries to access it without an ID, like this: /region/{action} I say:...


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I think it's ok to make guesses about where your users were trying to go, but always provide the correct HTTP response code to indicate that the item was not found or was "Permanently Moved" and consider showing a simple message on the page in case the user really was trying to go somewhere they thought was legitimate and are confused why you redirected them....


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The most important thing is here whether page rendering is blocked by the image download (or if the page is incredibly ugly or unusable before images load). In your specific example the rendering isn't blocking anything (though the text shifts a bit for me in Chrome). Remember that rendering time is more important than total download time; this is "Time to ...


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If users find themselves trying to get to the Log In and Sign Up page by typing the URL in manually than they really must want to get there for some reason. I would first make sure that you have a log out button somewhere readily available on the app so that if they did log out they could proceed to that page. However, I think that you are doing it correctly ...


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The landing page of your site is a chance to grab people's attention with something that they are likely looking for. You are choosing to not grab their attention with anything, and when you don't demonstrate why staying is interesting, people will leave. As it stands now, your landing page amounts to a menu. I don't see anything that you are gaining by ...


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Sometimes, giving the user straight options won't help. For example - I could be a real-estate agent on a tour (making me both a tourist and a real-estate agent), so which one should I chose on your site? The "thing" you need here is a Natural language UI, give the user a short paragraph, let him fill in some blanks that best describes his visit to the ...


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In the US, alcohol advertising is regulated by state and federal guidelines, as well as industry standards for self-regulation. For example, the Distilled Spirits Council has a set of guidelines for responsible digital marketing. Here's what they say about age verification: Age affirmation is a process or a mechanism by which users provide their full ...


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It's not necessary to have the same layout, but it should have the same color theme as the rest of the site. This is because the users might get confused if the landing page have different color scheme. They might think that this is different site. The landing page should emphasize on the main goal of it. If its goal is to click certain button: make that ...


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Why not make the main page do the separation for you? Use nice big box/tiles/whatever to let the user decide why they are there on the site. Here is how codeacademy labs divides it language platforms: Here is how cydia lets you setup your environment based on your area of interest:


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All your 'hard to find login' examples have one thing in common: the login buttons are in the same place. Top right corner. This is an excellent position because it is the norm. Most websites put the login button top right and most users expect the login button top right. Your question is based on the assumption that the buttons are hard to find. I guess ...


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That depends. Each case is unique. Encourage or force users to create an account can enhance or reduce the value of your website, but for sure just this point will not make your site be so much better. Some projects, like Wikipedia, try to keep simple to receive contributions and do not really force you to have an account; but still offer a good user-...


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Add a start form, a place search box, and a list of previous searches made by the current user (under the search box). I think that many people do the same searches every day. A summary statistics page would be a nice solution. It’s very interesting to know some numbers and performance stats.


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Probably correct. Although it isn't really relevant for your site. A landing page is a page user sees when coming to the site from somewhere else. Typically this a special page shown on first visit or when coming from a specific source such as an advertising campaign. The main point here is to show the user the info relevant to the reason you think he is on ...


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Should it be a complex service with a lot of description on your site that a user would like to get back to, I would err on a side of opening the link in a new tab. But since it is a quite simple app, plus the description in the Play store will probably include the same or even more info about it, I suggest opening the link in the same tab. Note that it ...


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This depends on how much traffic your expecting to pull from multiple regions. If you know that you'll be getting traffic from all over the world and they will all be contributing significantly towards your goals (revenue or form sign ups etc) then following the example you have provided is a good tried and tested way to instantly engage and increase ...


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Do it the linked in way. Have a progress bar, showing how much their profile is complete. Gamify it or provide rewards (if possible) as and when users complete their profiles. So, you could have the user land on your main & important landing page after onboarding. Where, the user could the progress bar.


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I would argue that if you have the ability to fall back to a page that may be useful, you should do that rather than give a 404 error. In your example, falling back to /region when someone enters /region/summary gives the user the opportunity to select what they may have been looking for. This interrupts their flow much less than it would have if you have ...


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Firstly, just to restate, The homepage can be different as long as the 'feeling' of the brand is still the same. Couldn't agree more. In my opinion, the current homepage doesn't provide the same feeling. On the topic of design, your app might be flat, but you can still have skeuomorphic elements. Take spendee for example (http://www.spendeeapp.com) ...


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Who is Casey Kidd? Why should I care? Oh great, another college kids senior web portfolio project- There aren't enough of those gunking up the internet. Unfortunately, these are just a few of the thoughts that went through my head when your site came up. Unless I knew who you are, or deliberately searched for you or your music, I would instantly bounce as ...


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tl;dr Horizontal nav is good for overviews. Vertical nav is good when you need persistent deep-dive controls. Landing pages are an immersive experience worthy of experimentation. E-comm has been around a while now. We have some solid, generalized patterns for shopping experiences. Top / horizontal nav is a good pattern for exposing high-level ...


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First, let's call things by its name: in this case, when you say animation, you mean transition Not everything has to have a function, aesthetics values usually mean more than function (sad but true). It's basically the history of mankind and civilization. A gold Rolex will give you the time as accurately as a cheap digital watch. But.... would you prefer a ...


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I can't tell you the exact reason that Spotify have chosen to do this but I can tell you why I might use it. The example page you shared here (Spotify) looks like it might be using an AJAX technique known by some as 'Lazy Loading'. This is where items are only loaded into the page just before they appear at the bottom of the viewport. Which means that the ...


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These look like stylized vertical tabs. (I've taken a look at what appears to be the source page of your image --https://www.fullstory.com/features/ ) Examples of vertical tabs CSS & JavaScript (w3 Schools) -- https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_js_vertical_tabs.asp CSS Only (CodePen) -- https://codepen.io/nik-savchenko/pen/xDIAe Bootstrap ...


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I can't answer, but I really feel that this kind of issues goes directly to the A/B testing. How many users clicks when they see a illustration? How many users clicks when they see screenshots? How many time they spend on the website when there are illustrations? In which case you get more downloads? I mean, is it better a illustration than some ...


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I agree with Natalia that testing would be useful here. However, I feel like there's still a rule of thumb for your question. The main factor to consider here: What are you (is your company) aiming to achieve? You want to get potential users engaged in the website, which preferably leads them to using/buying your product. With productivity software, this is ...


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I don't think there's much value in having a dedicated gateway page forcing the user to choose between 'new user' and 'existing user'. It's a detrimental extra step for both audiences, particularly for new users. Instead, let everyone go to your marketing site, and include a prominent link for existing users to sign-in at the top.


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Search for "character vector illustration", you can easily find similar images. There are some free sources of quality illustrations: https://www.drawkit.io/ https://blush.design https://stories.freepik.com/?ref=lapaninja


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404 Errors can be really helpful. Everyone wants their sites to be intuitive and every user strives to do less work. With that being said the 404 errors in your statistics and logs can help you to determine where the shortcomings of your user interface reside. If the user interface is so bad from a user experience standpoint that the users are trying to "...


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It's hard to say without having a possibility to compare both versions of the site, but some quick thoughts. Optimize the site for intent - try to put on the homepage something that would attract users, what they came for. In this case, it should be music. Try to create a playlist that would let users stay on the homepage longer and make them interested in ...


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