Improve User Interface Design

Padded Links

Usability inspection focus should be on improving the usability. Links on the page are the area in which a user clicks if they want to go to a different destination for additional content requirements. Link size and space is restricted to the height and width of the clickable text. This clickable space can be increased for greater usability through padding or changing the link to block element. A larger size of the clickable area highlighted with a color makes identification easier. Padding should be done to make the link rise up.

Typesetting UI components

Correctly typesetting the UI elements is essential as users make use of these buttons on a regular basis. They require them for reading labels on buttons, tabs, and menu bars continuously as they browse a web page. These UI elements are always in focus. Well-polished UI elements give a pleasing user experience by appearing pleasing to the eye.

Ease of Use by Systematizing

Using contrast and a system of highlights can help in drawing attention to the most important areas of the page. For example, black text can be used to focus on chosen features, while using grey text implies that users can roll over it to get additional information. The color contrast used should be strictly adhered to throughout the website so that information remains consistent across the pages. This keeps details for every product or service to a specific side of the page (left/right). Systematizing the design improves ease of use.

Visual Appeal

Color is an important tool to gain attention and improve visual appeal. A dark shade against a light background would immediately attract user attention. Elements that require immediate attention (donation, important news, price fall, etc.) can be highlighted in the brightest of colors. Warmer color shades such as red and orange are naturally bright. Their visual appeal can be further enhanced by setting them against colder color tones such as blue and green. Red against black, orange against blue, and pink against blue are contrasting color options.

UI Element Separation

Every UI element should be adequately separated by white spaces so that the readability of text is improved. If elements appear too close to each other distinction is not established. Website designers should focus from a distance to ensure element blocks are separated by white spaces and are not merging into each other.

Adjustment of spaces between letters in a word can be done through “tracking”; which can be done using CSS using the “letter spacing property”. Effective “tracking” improves the aesthetic appeal of headlines making it appear more original.