Blog Category Archive

User Experience

  • How to Optimize Software Performance – and Why It Matters

    A slow application can cost you much more than just time. Here’s why software performance is essential for business health, how to measure and monitor it, and how to make sure you’re up to date with best practices.

    December 22, 2021
  • Why Is JavaScript Such a Big Deal?

    We take a look at why JavaScript is so popular and how it’s used to build enterprise applications

    Donald Bickel
    June 29, 2020
  • The Pros and Cons of SharePoint Custom Style Approaches

    SharePoint is an industry standard platform for creating a company intranet, but the out of the box styling leaves something to be desired. Even a well-designed site can fail to engage employees if it isn’t visually appealing. In this blog, I will explore several options SharePoint offers to customize the user experience, and explain the pros and cons of each approach.

    Jason Vogel
    April 21, 2017
  • Enhanced and Efficient Design with Rapid Prototyping

    Design is incredibly subjective and each person has their own opinions and interpretations. To ensure your vision is realized you can implement interface prototyping to visually display thousands of words worth of design and development requirements regarding how a system should both look and behave.

    Ryan Teneyck
    February 24, 2017
  • Foit, Fout and Perceived Performance

    As web developers, we strive to provide the highest fidelity interface and experience for users of our sites and applications as possible. From the use of responsive web design, SASS, CSS3, Flexbox and JavaScript frameworks we exercise every technique and option to bring the latest to our users. With great power comes great responsibility and that means dealing with FOIT, FOUT and providing the perception of performance to our users.

    Donald Bickel
    January 27, 2017
    • Are You Designing with C.R.A.P.?

      Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity are core design rules that unify design elements. These rules can be observed in all aspects of life with some basic understanding of the principals. In today’s day and age aesthetics are more important than ever which requires designers to stay true to fundamentals and core principals to create timeless designs, and to do this we must understand each one. Are you designing with C.R.A.P?

      Brian Renew
      October 20, 2016
      • The Importance of Style Guides: Designing Systems, Not Pages

        The process of building a website is technically never done. Especially when said site is handed over to a client that will constantly be adding content. There is an invaluable tool that can alleviate a slew of future headaches that may take some considerable time and effort initially but will repay the designer tenfold in the long run. Of course, since you likely read the title, we are speaking of a Style Guide.

        Ryan Teneyck
        October 6, 2016