Thinking about designing a new website, or even redesigning a site you already have? Here are some basic design strategies to keep in mind for higher engagement and usability. Continue reading
Even if you’re a long time user of AddThis tools, like our sharing buttons or the Recommended Content Drawer, you’re probably always looking for ways to use the tools better, general best practices, and overall feedback on which combination of tools works best. We’ve put some time (a lot) and energy (even more) into using our own tools, running some data on other usage of our tools, and have been able to compile some tips on how to get the most from AddThis. Continue reading
Today is the first official day of autumn, which is as good a day to rollout a new blog theme as any in my book… and it really is a beautiful one here today at the AddThis HQ here in Virginia. Continue reading
Your users are using your site across every possible device. This is something you need to prepare for and adapt your Web site design to support in order to guarantee that your content can be engaged with regardless. Continue reading
Can UX designers be product strategists? Absolutely, says Kevin Vigneault from Viget Labs, who gave a talk about product strategy, and how UX designers can provide leadership in this area, at last night’s NoVA UX meetup. Continue reading
We’re lucky to have a huge community of people using our website tools and giving us feedback every day. In the process of creating AddThis Pro, we used this feedback to make sure that it was grounded in the needs and desires of the people that use our tools. I’ll share several of the lessons we learned.
Throughout the design and development process for our latest product, AddThis Pro, we made some bold design decisions based on user feedback, and I wanted to share some of the thinking behind them.
Our team works hard to make sure that every tool and feature we develop automatically looks (and works!) great on mobile devices, so our publishers can give visitors a seamless mobile sharing experience. We’ve learned a lot along the way that has helped structure design strategies we use to tackle the mobile web.