Here is the full archive of every original article our authors and contributors have written on The UX Booth throughout the years.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Portfolios The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Portfolios

So you think your work is aesthetically pleasing and meets your client’s goals? Then, why not showcase it with a user-friendly portfolio? Selling your company’s services involves more than slapping up a screenshot and a link. If users find your portfolio difficult to navigate or it lacking information then prepare to lose business to your competitors.

Creating Consistently Colorful User Experiences: Part 1, Theory Creating Consistently Colorful User Experiences: Part 1, Theory

Color is one of the most important parts of your website. However, far too often color enters the equation as an afterthought or, worse, not all all. This isn't adequate. Color help define how users perceive information. To add to the complexity of this issue, most of the judgements people make about your site's color schemes are subconscious. They may not provide any feedback about your site's color, but they're always thinking about it.

How Fluff is Driving Away Your Viewers How Fluff is Driving Away Your Viewers

Many websites try to win over a users heart through self-promotional welcome messages that often contain very little useful information. It's no surprise that many (nay, everyone) will ignore this copy, but did you realize that useless fluff can actually prevent users from the actual important stuff?

Interview with Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks Interview with Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks

Designing websites is an art form as much as it is a science. That's why here at the UXBooth, we like to occasionally take a break from sharing our opinions to highlight the experiences of others. This month, we've asked Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks to share the secrets of his company's trade.

Tabbed Navigation, and What Makes it Useful Tabbed Navigation, and What Makes it Useful

Navigating the web is a bit unorthodox when you think about it. You click words to teleport around an endless expanse. You'd think there would be someway to create an interface that is reminiscent of the real world—something like tabbed navigation.