Would we be ever able to design products that are so easy and usable that we never need to to train or teach users?
This is a question that I often ask my peers and mentors. Most people agree that we can simplify design but designing a product that is “so intuitive anyone can use it” is like the “product that sells itself” – a rare probability.
Agreed! But I believe there are certain ways designer and developers can employ to design products that are easy to learn and get started with. One of the easy yet unappreciated ways is communicating with users as they interact with an interface. You can use tool tips, notification bars, messages and other unobtrusive tools to provide feedback, give useful tips and hints, or notify about errors. However, one has to be creative and unobtrusive while communicating with users in order to keep both workflow and interface simple and fast.
To make it possible, Greepit has designed Notify, which is a smart and simple jQuery script for notifications.
gSlider is an interactive image slider built on jQuery. It is versatile, lightweight and easy to implement in any website or web applications.
You can use gSlider for many purposes:
- Show your portfolio
- Displays your products
- Showcase popular posts on your blog
- Provide prominent display to offerings/featured products/downloads
- Organize and show your photographs
- Add interactive iconic menu on your website/application
- Unlimited Entries
- Thumbnail Zoom-in
- Thumbnail Links
- Configurable Repeat/No-Repeat Flow
- Easy Customization (colors, style, background etc.)
- Works in All Major Browsers
- Quick Implementation
SingleLine Login is an experimental one-liner login control from Greepit Labs. The idea is to provide a creative and simplistic solution for logging in to websites and web applications.
You just type your User ID followed by space and your password in a single line, and then press Enter. No tabs, no toggling between fields and no mouse movements. You just breeze through the login process. This could be very useful when you are logging in via a smart phone or touch-based interfaces like iPad or iPhone.
SingleLine login supports all standard features of a login control including:
- Secure Password Handling
- Integration with any Website/Web Application
- Clean & Simple CSS Customization
Tabs are a useful tool for providing bulk of information in a small space with complete interactive experience. They can animate, contain images and forms, list features, and provide tabbed interface for dynamic content and much more.
However most tab solutions available online are too complex to personalize, scale up or trim down – unlike Classy Tabs.
Classy Tabs is a lightweight, jQuery plugin that creates clean, fast, and efficient tabs. Powered by jQuery and CSS3, Classy Tabs is free to use and easy to personalize for all types of contents. You can use it to display plain text, dynamic content, images, forms etc.