All Posts in 2018

07/26/2019 - No Comments!

Reading, 2018

2018 was a bit of an oddball year with regards to my reading. I managed to read 35 books in total, 9 of which I scored 3/3 on my personal rating system (ie. gut feeling).

My favorite books of the year included Bear Town by Fredrik Backman, The Martian by Andy Weir and Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. Outside of my usual smattering of novels, I dove deep into a few famous fantasy series including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. I'm excited to jump into some more serious fantasy series in 2019.

Finally, I read a few very random wilderness and survival type books which I found really interesting, bringing me back to my days of childhood Boy Scouting.

As usual, I've again designed simplified book titles for each of the 35 read on my reading page.

Have a look at what I read in 2018 here.

05/09/2018 - No Comments!

Navigation Best Practices — Web App Design 101

Successful navigation orients users and empowers them to move efficiently.

Part One covered Layout Best Practices. Now let’s get into some tips on how to design navigation structures which are both intuitive and predictable, making them more user-friendly.

The purpose of a product’s navigation is two-fold.

  1. Help your user easily get to where they need to be.
  2. Provide visual cues as orientation for where they are now.

The ultimate goal of a navigational structure is for new and returning users to be able to figure out how to get around a digital product easily and efficiently.

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