UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

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

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

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

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

Let s get started …

1. It s okay that sometimes the rules are broken when it comes to grids and font sizes.

I m a big believer in using font size tables or amazing 8pt grids

But sometimes it is helpful to deviate from strict prescriptions if the result will look better visually.

Remember, sometimes rules have to be broken.

Be a rule-breaking rebel.

UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

2. Make error messages in forms useful and easy to understand

When working with forms try to make sure that error messages explains what went wrong and how to fix the situation.

Always keep the user informed, even with a regular form.

Make bug reports helpful and don t leave users in the dark.

UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

3. Try to reassure the user that the app is running at boot time

Displaying the skeleton of an application s elements can help quickly convey the layout and convince the user that the application is performing an operation.

System status visibility Is an important principle to follow, and it allows the user to be aware of what is happening.

Don t force users to play guessing games. Keep them informed from the start.

UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

4. Tell the user what happens if he takes a certain action

Always try to inform the user in detail before taking a specific action that might have consequences.

This is especially true for actions with irreversible consequences, such as permanently deleting something.

Tell the user what will happen and ask them to confirm the action before they press the big red button that says “Delete“.

UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

5. Make sure the most important screens get priority on the tab bar

Tab bar this is the most valuable screen space in your application, so use it wisely.

Reserve the tab bar for your app s most-used screens, and hide the minor screens under the More icon.

This tiny tab bar only has room for important things.

UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

6. Don t hide important actions in the dropdown list

I can still see this happening from time to time in desktop interfaces.

The basic actions that a user must take (like registering or logging in) are hidden in a dropdown that they might not even navigate to.

Keep these important actions available where the user expects to see them.

UI and UX micro-tips: part 5

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.

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