Articles published in April 2009

Search = type-in field + button (24-Apr-2009)

If your web site has a search feature, it’s important that visitors recognize it as such. And know how to use it. All in all, that’s not a very hard thing to do. Here’s a few tips for a simple search interface.

Search is no place to get creative (17-Apr-2009)

Creativity is a good thing. Getting overly creative when designing a search feature isn’t. A short story about search in 4 screenshots.

Meaningful links: a must (15-Apr-2009)

Meaningful links help surfers to scan a page, drive clicking behaviour and enhance conversion rates. A reminder why meaningful links are important and some examples.

Search results: layout tips (09-Apr-2009)

Most surfers only use a site’s search feature if they can’t find what they’re looking for via the navigation or the homepage. That means most people are already slightly irritated the moment they start searching. Making sure the page with search results helps people find what they’re looking for fast is very important. With these tips […]

Breadcrumb: 7 tips (08-Apr-2009)

A breadcrumb shows you where you are on a website. It shows the site’s hierarchy, from the homepage to the current page. If you take our 7 tips into account, your breadcrumb will be a very practical addition to the navigation.