Web App Design Tips

A web app is, regardless of who, when, where and why it is used, will be judged heavily based on the merit of how intuitive and user-friendly it is to interact with. So, consequently, designing your web app to have as much of these two traits as possible is very important. If you think Oxagile’s web application development services became noticed due to bad user-friendliness, you’d be wrong.

So here are some tips for designing your web app.

  • I’ll put it on your tab?
    • Tabs are quite useful, great at organizing content. However, like any good tool, they need to be used properly. Overly depending on tabs will result in a lazy designer that allows their forms to exist in an inefficient manner. If a form is overly complex that a tab might be the solution, it means that it needs simplification.
  • Save it right.
    • If you can add either an autosave functionality or a save button, keep its use consistent. If you put in an autosave, make sure its active all the time, not just at certain points. If there’s a save button, make sure its accessible as much as possible. It’s preferable to just go with one, but regardless, consistency and reliability is key.
  • DELETE, DELETE, DELETE.
    • Take some time to consider where the delete button is going to go. You want it to be accessible, yes, but you also want it to be subtle. If it’s too noticeable, then you’re basically telling your users to delete more often, which is not something you want. You want them to be able to do what they need to do, with minimal effort. A delete button sticking out is not the way to accomplish that.
  • Labeling!
    • Placeholders have become a bit popular, considering they make the application look neat, which is nice, but the moment something gets inputted into the field, the placeholder’s gone, and the only label for that field goes with it. Proper labeling is always a must. A floating label isn’t as spacey as actual labels, making them good options. Regardless, a field must have proper labeling and identification for the user.
  • Intuitive and efficient.
    • Oxagile’s web application development services, like any other company that’s made a name in the field, design UIs that strike the right balance of efficiency and intuitiveness. This means that the web app is easy to learn after picking up, and also efficient to work with for those more experienced with its use.

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