Links of the Week 3

by Tom Kenny (@tkenny)

Users Place More Weight on Design

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An interesting piece about how users are getting used to good visual design and how they are turning away from sites with “poor visual presentation”.

Advanced Form Styling & Functionality

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A fantastic screencast by Chris Coyier about some advanced form design techniques using jQuery. A must for anyone, not just web form design geeks such as myself.

Apple vs. Microsoft – A Website Usability Study

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A very interesting study by Dmitry Fadeyev of Usability Post, who goes into detail of the major design differences of two major computer companies and sees who comes out on top.

Styling your Lists: 20+ Brilliant How to’s and Best Practices

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Lists are often neglected when it comes to design, at least compared to other elements yet it is important that they are designed well or you can lose the benefits that lists can bring.

12 Tips For Designing an Excellent Checkout Process

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A great post by Smashing Magazine pointing out some of the key techniques when designing a checkout process. Most of these tips could also be used in general web design too.

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by Tom Kenny

I’m a freelance web designer and front-end developer with 9 years of experience designing for the web. Follow me on Twitter here.