Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #ux

Laws of UX

Nice visual guide to useful UX laws


Interactive Screen Design Tool

I hadn’t read @brad_frost’s (cool name) article about thoughtless use of the word “just” before seeing @adactio’s tweet.

I’m sure I’ve used “just” in copy in that context before and I’ll strive to avoid doing so in future.

WPO Stats

Case studies and experiments demonstrating the impact of web performance optimization (WPO) on user experience and business metrics.

Stop the overuse of overflow menus

No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites

Don’t include social share buttons in small-screen websites, unless the user just tapped through from a social network.

I’ve got a new (or split test) slide-out bottom nav in Facebook. May be start of trend more suited to taller phones like the iPhone Pro/X/8?

Facebook UI

WTF, forms?

Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic. Designed for IE9+, as well as the latest Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day

Tips on autocomplete and input masking

The 'Credit Card Number' Field Must Allow and Auto-Format Spaces

Liked Aaron Parecki Aaron Parecki’s post “Day 26: Tag tokens and publish date for…” on
Last week, Barry Frost released Micropublish, a Micropub client written in Ruby. It's a very slick interface for posting a few kinds of posts. I noticed that his "category" field looked really nice, and discovered that he was using a Bootstrap plugin…
Liked Dave McCourt Dave McCourt’s post on Twitter
When UX goes wrong
Liked Tom Albrighton (@tomcopy) Tom Albrighton (@tomcopy)’s post on Twitter
The simpler your words, the more people will understand you
Liked Martin Jordan (@Martin_Jordan) Martin Jordan (@Martin_Jordan)’s post on Twitter
Good things stick: Just put up @leisa’s litmus test for well-phrased user needs after a team discussion

Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Hurt UX Metrics

Liked Luke Wroblewski (@lukew) Luke Wroblewski (@lukew)’s post on Twitter
hamburger comes… hamburger goes…

When People Read on the Internet

Twitter Sundays, Facebook Wednesdays, and Reddit Fridays

In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
@barryf What?! I thought the Hamburger menu was where all the cool kids were at?! We are just finalising our new site...!

@cronkshaw It’s not great for discoverability, but many now recognise it as nav because it’s so prevalent. More: