UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

A collection of helpful tips to instantly improve your design.

Sometimes to create effective and beautiful interfaces require only minor changes to your design.

In this article, I’ll present another collection of easy-to-use micro UI and UX design tips.

Tips that can effortlessly to improve both your design and user experience.

Want even more micro UI and UX design tips? Then check out my previous articles:

Let’s get started …

1. Maintain consistency of design elements

UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

We are people of habit and we expect products to be presented in familiar form.

We expect consistency when navigating a site or app, and this is important principleto be followed.

This concerns layout, icons, flowers, buttons, and other interface elements.

Be consistent. Avoid confusion and improve the user experience.

2. Use white space generously

UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

Air. Negative space.

This is the same. Just different names.

My advice. It doesn’t matter if you use it generously or in moderation, but always use it wisely

Adding air to a design is one of the easiest ways to instantly improve it, letting your work breathe ”and look more sophisticated.

3. Style of the first paragraph of the text

UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

If you are working with extended content such as blog posts / articles, it is important to engage the reader with the content.

To achieve this goal, the appearance of the first paragraph can be as important as its content.

Simple adjustments like a different font size, line height, weight and color are all it takes to make the best first impression.

4. Design for easy scanning. Use short paragraphs

UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

When working with long content, try to keep your paragraphs short and bright.

We all crawl pages and want to process information as quickly as possible.

Presenting text in as short, clear paragraphs as possible is a surefire way to make information easy to read and assimilate.

5. Define a color palette and create consistency in your design

UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

Looking for a more professional interface? Determine the color palette ahead of time.

Never overload your design with an abundance of random colors.

Create a strong color palette from the start and stick to it. This will avoid headaches and add consistency to your design.

6. Using 8pt grid systems maintain consistency when placing icons

UI and UX micro-tips: part 4

Working with icons and 8pt grid, you will find that in most well-designed icon sets, they are within multiples of eight (e.g. 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, etc.)

Only sometimes this rule is violated.

If not, make sure any icon you add to your design is placed in a container that uses a multiple of the 8pt grid (e.g. 24×24).

This will allow place icons sequentially in your design.

Hopefully, with these little tips, you can see how even the smallest design changes can lead to better end results for both you and your users.

Author: Clark Douglas

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