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How to Build a Handy Portfolio Filter
June 12, 2019 — When I recently refreshed my portfolio, I built a handy filter for showing projects by the role I played on them. Here’s how I built it.
A Better 404: What to Do When Visitors Get Lost
February 1, 2017 — Your visitors will sometimes arrive at the wrong place. A great 404 page can help get them back on track.
14 Great Mac Apps to Expand Your Design Toolbox
January 10, 2017 — You know the usual suspects already: Photoshop, Sketch, Axure, Invision. Explore these other hidden gems that can help improve your design process on the Mac.
Nice Touch: Smart Defaults in Kickstarter Payments
February 19, 2015 — Every second we can save someone trying to get through a form can improve the process for both sides. Kickstarter used smart defaults and data inference to save me a few steps when backing a project.
Quick Fix: Style Phone Numbers as Links for a Better Smartphone Experience
January 20, 2014 — Many smartphones will automatically convert phone numbers in your website into clickable links that dial the number. Here's a few tips to improve the experience even more.
Quick Fix: Hide and Show Passwords to Reduce Login Problems
January 18, 2014 — Passwords are probably the single biggest source of frustration with most apps. Giving your user the ability to show and hide their password can reduce friction and support requests.
Quick Fix: Increase font-size to 16px to Prevent Input Zoom
January 15, 2014 — This really small bug can throw a big wrench in your user’s context. The fix is super simple.
Quick Fix: Disable or Tweak Autocorrect, Autocapitalize, and Autocomplete
January 13, 2014 — Ever have your username get autocorrected to something different? Hate when a form automatically capitalizes the first letter of your email address? These little tricks can make it easier to get the right formatting every time.
Quick Fix: Use New HTML5 Input Types to Simplify Forms
January 11, 2014 — Save your users a few steps by opening the right keyboard from the start.
An Ongoing List of Quick Tweaks for a Better Mobile Experience
January 11, 2014 — A series of posts with little tweaks that can improve mobile UX in big and small ways