How to bring in the best user experience for your web application

Good application is the one which provides easy accessibility to the user and good user experience is what separates successful web application from unsuccessful ones. User experience is one of those things that will be there whether or not you acknowledge it. It has that power to make or break consumer’s decision for your web product. It could influence someone, whether or not to engage with your web application based on their experience. That is why regularly monitoring and improving user experience of your web application is important and essential.

Your web application has ability to leave a lasting impression on a customer or user and whether that impression is good or bad is depend on a lot of factors. People are becoming less tolerant of a bad performance, interaction design and often seek out an alternative options if it offering a better service like angularjs services. Most of the time the problem in your web application are very simple things still, small problems lead to a negative experience and you really don’t want any negative experience, but by proactively monitoring the real user experience, you can identify performance issues and improve your application also try to detect web application issue’s before they affect end user. End user monitoring solution gives you a better understanding of the user experience when interacting with your web application, probably the best way to create a perfect user experience is to spend more time on testing end-user before releasing your web application.

 Below are the different techniques, ways and perceptions to bring in the best User experience which are identified considering user at the center of attention:

1) Simplicity:

  • The fragrance of your web application lies in the simplicity of the design for user. Make user experience best by providing them simple and easy accessible interface instead of complex design where users are lost.

  • The more control you display on the screen of your application at any time, the more time user will have to spend figuring out how to use it. So, when there is a less choice, the available functions become more apparent and are easier to scan your application.

  • One way of making things simpler is to hide or concede advanced functionality, find out the most commonly used functions of your application and tuck away the rest with pop-up menus and controls.

2) Specialized control:

  • Select the right interface controls for the situation. Most of the time different situations can be handled in different ways, and certain controls are better at their intended task than others.

  • Like drop down list for the calendar which is not very efficient, however when compared to a calendar picker. Calendar picker is more easy and so allows you to make a more informed decision than you would with a simple drop-down list. Another example is slider. You can always input a number manually, but for certain situations, slider control do a much better job.

3) Disable pressed button:

  • Preventing duplicate submissions isn’t very hard, and it is essential to do this for most web apps.

  • Web apps encounter with forms is the submission process. If you click “submit” button twice or more quickly, the form will be submitted two or more times, this is problematic because it will create duplicate of the same item.

  • Disable the “submit” button the very moment it is clicked.

4) Pressed button stage:

  • Many web apps has custom-styled button. These are anchor or input buttons that has custom images assigned as their background

  • The default input button may not be suitable in some cases, and the text links are sometimes too subtle.

  • This isn’t a purely visual tweak. Giving instant feedback to the user will make the app feel more responsive and bring the experience closer to what the user experience on desktop application.

5) Link to the sign-up page from the log-in page:

  • Some users who haven’t signed up to your application will unavoidably end up on the log-in page. They likely want to try out your app but can’t find the registration page in a hurry. Perhaps they have tried accessing a feature that’s only available to register users.

  • Making things easy for user’s by placing a registration link on your log-in pages of web app increases users experience.

6) Context-sensitive navigation:

  • It’s important to think about what the user expect to see and what they need in every given context.

  • You don’t need to display the same navigation controls everywhere because users simply may not need them in every situation

7) More stress on key functions:

  • Not all controls hold the same importance like; on a web app screen for creating a new item you have two buttons: “create” and “cancel”. The create link is more important because that’s what most of the user will be doing. Only rarely they will have to use cancel button so if these controls are located side by side, you may not want to give both the same emphasis.

  • We can simply use different style and types of controls to shift the emphasis to the “create”. Some web apps use the form input button for the “create” action, and a text anchor for the “cancel” action. It helps to grab users gaze better when they are looking for it.

8) Include video and images:

  • Using video and images in web application to teach users how to user certain features and it’s a fantastic way to quickly demonstrate how your product can be used, because it is easier to consume than a page full of text and it is also move clearer because user can see exactly what to do.

  • Pictures can be used to show off your applications features, they are increasing user side experience on a web app. Informative relevant graphics can keep users glued to what you are saying or offering to increasing user experience of people who visit your app.

9) Personalization and privacy:

  • Gaining access to private data

  • Protecting users privacy, user are always in control before data is first shared

10) Ease of obtaining additional features:

  • Enable simple payments on the web for add-on

  • Enable download optimization for an add-on downloading.

11) Ease of maintaining:

  • Updating an app automatically up-to-date when user is on-line and connected with data connection.

  • For application without offline component, no action needed for removing an app

12) Discovery and acquisition:

  • Increase searching of app through better metadata, long history of search on the web, benefits of links to rank.

  • Enable users to reaching an app from on-line interactions such as social network, on-line review etc, and from physical artifacts like ads, magazines, TV, labels etc.

  • Enable simple and secure payment gateway on the web for an app purchase.

  • Allow web apps to manage group of permissions and consent through interaction pattern.

13) Representation in the world of internet:

  • Web application design is very important which directly impacts on user so do not think of it just as a design; it’s the first impression of your web app or IoT Mobile App.

  • Make sure that you are successfully delivering message through your app design which you are trying to convey to the user.

  • User might have a different perception so avoid adding things that look good to you.

14) Font size:

  • Common mistakes on web apps are the use of small fonts, usually users prefer to avoid them, instead use appropriate font size so that the user go through the things you want them to see.

15) Avoid autoplay video/audio:

  • Auto playing music or video on your web app irritates user, users find it annoying so it should be avoided.

  • Putting unnecessary music or video to your web app is against the user’s requirement. It may give you a bad user experience. User may stop using your web app and look for alternative if your app is not asking user permission to play music/video.

16) Create your own identity:

  • Do not copy or follow what other web apps is doing you need to create your own identity so user would find something unique, different and interesting from other web apps which force users to use your app.

17) Attract Users:

  • First define your product value against your app competitor and letting user know about advantage of your app over competitor will help you to attract user and bring in best user experience.

18)Deep interaction:

  • Make sure that the designers and developers know everything what exactly users are looking for and provide them as much of information as possible for the target yo have set. With deep interaction with designing and developing team your app development process would be smooth and user experience would be great.

19) Do not commit more:

  • Make sure that you provide only the relevant information to the user. Do not provide any false information to the user which you cannot perform.

20) Don’t use popup, overlays, ads:

  • It is fine if you are looking to earn additional revenue and lead by using popups, ads in your web app but you should not overdo it as it only increases bounce rate of your app.

21) Registration option:

  • Every user hates to create new account for your app and nobody likes to go through registration process. Instead you should make social media part of your web app. Such as facebook, twitter etc for your registration option.

22) Get feedback and answer queries:

  • Get feedback from users using tools, sites etc that provides easy feedback platform for users on your web apps design, structure, loading speed etc.

  • Try to answer user’s queries, use chat widgets, share your contacts details, email, phone number and social media links to interact with the user. And solve the bugs or problems immediately that are restricting the web application to engage and interact with the user effectively.