Paul Boag has written three books in the Smashing Library, and Click! How to Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks is just the most recent one. Paul wrote some articles for Smashing Magazine in addition to appearing on the Smashing Podcast and SmashingTV to promote the book and talk about some of its themes. Click! finally started shipping in June, and our beloved preorder customers found a surprise in those packages.
Transitions are a module of CSS that lets you create gradual transitions between the values of specific CSS properties. The behavior of these transitions can be controlled by specifying their timing function, duration, and other attributes. Using these transitions in your applications and websites create a better visual experience and sometimes draws and holds the user’s attention while a piece of information is being introduced to or leaving the screen.
When it comes to displaying shipping and inventory alerts on an e-commerce website, you have to be very careful about inciting panic in your shoppers.
“Item is out of stock.”
“Expect shipping delays.”
“Page does not exist.”
These words alone are enough to turn a pleasant shopping experience into a panicked and frustrating one.
You have to be very careful about how you design these notices on your site, too.