Bad Design vs. Good Design

This article goes over some real world cases of where designers try to add cool and clever ideas to their website only to have it fail miserably. These would be the bad examples. (AKA Don’t do this… Please).

After showing you why it doesn’t work, they are nice enough to show you what it looks like when done correctly. For example, the second example shown displays a website where the home page is literally just a grid of images, no text, nothing. Whereas the good example shows a similar grid of images, but they also have a short text description, stats, ranking, and other useful information attached to the card to help the users find exactly what they are searching for fast and effectively.

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Ideas & Examples for Portfolio’s With Great UX

So I was looking around for some great examples of awesome UX to help with creating this post and stumbled across this site

Knowing that this is my last class until portfolio, I figured this would be a great way to kill two birds with one stone. Might as well learn how to build a kickass portfolio while also taking a look at how the professionals handle common UX problems like popups.

P.S. Unfortunately this site itself has a popup when you switch tabs and come back, but the portfolio’s don’t, I swear -.-