How to Create Anchor Links (AKA “Jump Links”) in WordPress

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Anchor links defined You know how sometimes on a web page you click a link, and rather than taking you to another page it jumps you further down on the same page? That’s an “anchor link,” and it’s a great way to help users find what they need on long pages. How to create anchor […]

Creating Solutions Beyond the Obvious: Ideation

As proud members of the Interaction Design Foundation, we love creating online user experiences that are easy, intuitive, and engaging. Solutions aren’t one-size-fits-all, though, and creative thinking is an important part of the process. Website projects can be tricky. Budgets and timelines may be limited. Team members may have difficulty communicating. Project requirements may seem overwhelming […]

We Like Big Buttons and We Cannot Lie

We Like Big Buttons and We Cannot Lie

A button is one of the easiest, most effective calls to action on a website. Despite experiments to the contrary, a big, bold button, prominently displayed and properly labeled, will help your users know at a glance where to click to get what they need. So how can you ensure that they convert visitors to […]

Making Your Website Speak to Actual Human Brains

Making Your Website Speak to Actual Human Brains

Want to learn how to make your website speak so that real humans can interact with it? Here’s our thoughts and comments. We all talk about “user experience” and “user interaction” design, and here at AndiSites we’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to make a website speak to the human brain. We use […]

Match your Website Design to your Target Audience

Match your website design to your target audience

When designing a website, it’s vital to create a design that matches your target audience. Whether designing a website yourself or through an agency, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of trying to please ourselves (or our boss) and forget that a successful website needs human visitors who use it, enjoy it, and buy from it. […]

Elements of Successful UX Design

Elements of Successful UX Design

Here are our top tips for successful UX design. A website with good UX – User Experience – is vital for anyone visiting your site. In simple terms, user experience is the satisfaction visitors get from your website. But beyond the surface, user experience is far more significant and can affect every aspect of your […]

Tips For Effective Navigation Design

Tips For Effective Navigation Design

Here’s our top tips for effective navigation design and why it is so important to both you and your website’s users. What is navigation? Well, you could say that it’s the element of your website which allows your customers to find what they’re looking for, or you could say that it’s a way to lead […]

What is User Experience (UX), Really?

What is User Experience (UX), Really?

It’s no secret that we love Paul Boag and pattern ourselves after his UK company, Headscape. They are down-to-earth, passionate, and compassionate experts. Who (like AndiSites), believe in making the web world a better place and providing the best possible experience for clients. In a recent article, Paul expands on the concept of “user experience,” […]

The Basics of Good Information Architecture

The Basics of Good Information Architecture

Information architecture is the roadmap of your website–the structure that makes it easy for people to find what they’re looking for. It includes: How content is organized and presented on the page How content is labeled and expressed in navigation (menus and dropdowns) How you lead users through the site via calls to action, internal […]

How to Lower Bounce Rate and Keep Users on Your Site

How to Lower Bounce Rate and Keep Users on Your Site

Are you looking to lower bounce rate on your site? Find out how to do it and why it’s so important to keep users on your site. What is “Bounce Rate”? According to Google, “Bounce Rate is the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page […]

Color Theory and UX Design

Color Theory and UX Design

Do you know the color theory behind UX (User Experience) design? Here we discuss the different color meanings and when they are used. When you go to paint a room in your house you often think about how the color you choose will affect the mood or lighting in that room. You may paint a […]

5 UX Myths and Why They’re Wrong

5 UX Myths and Why They’re Wrong

In this article we take five popular UX myths and explain why they’re wrong. If you’re looking to improve your site’s User Experience then read on! The UX Myths White space is wasted space White space is absolutely necessary in web design. Without out, your website could look overwhelming, cluttered and be hard to read. […]

Site Architecture Tips: Help People Love your Site

Site Architecture Tips: Help People Love your Site

Are you looking to improve your site architecture? Here are our top seven tips and why it is so important to get it right. We were recently asked by a client for a “generic” website theme that they could put on some new WordPress sites in their system, as well as some old ones whose […]

Why Simple Features and Functions are Important

Why Simple Features and Functions are Important

Simple features and easy to use functions are so important for UX (User Experience). Here’s our top tips for streamlining your website. In a recent blog post, User Experience (UX) specialist Jakob Nielsen discusses research verifying that the typical website user will never get to most of your features.  As avid followers of UX research […]