Visual design is the use of imagery, color, shapes, typography, and form to enhance usability and improve the user experience. Visual design as a field has grown out of both UI design and graphic design.

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.

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.

Design with the User in Mind Design with the User in Mind

You cannot run a successful website without having the design and functionality geared towards your users. This guest post runs through some reasons why it's important to work hard at building great user experiences.

Site Redesign Case Study: Tutorial9.net Site Redesign Case Study: Tutorial9.net

Today, I'd like to share some visual design changes made on another blog that vastly improved usability. While a solution on one site may not work perfectly for another, there are certainly things to be learned from others success!