New Options for Recurly Sidebar Colors

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Design Recurly UI User experience

Recently, Recurly’s Product, Engineering, and Design teams got together to take a fresh look at the Recurly app and consider what changes might delight our customers. Because we know that human beings enjoy having options, we now offer our customers the option to change the sidebar color of their Recurly site. (The sidebar is the section on the left with site navigation links.)

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Welcome to the New Recurly UI!

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UX Design Product Update


Thanks to all the fantastic feedback we’ve received from customers, we’re putting the final touches on the new Recurly UI design! Your comments have been instrumental in guiding our efforts towards making our interface more intuitive and efficient, and based on your feedback, we’ve made all kinds of improvements. If you’ve recently logged into your Recurly account, you’ve noticed that the updated design has become the default view. If you haven’t had an opportunity to experience the updated look yet, please log in to your account and check it out!

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Upcoming Changes to the Recurly UI

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Design

If you’ve been following the Recurly blog (or if you’re part of our beta testing group), you’ve heard about the ongoing UI Refresh Project. As we get closer to the full launch, we want to take a few minutes to explain what we’re doing and why.

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Learning From Hulu's Subscription Cancellation Flow

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UX Best Practices Design Strategy

After all of our postings on limiting customer churn, every subscription business must face the fact that your customers will choose to unsubscribe at some point. It happens. However, there are some simple things that can be done to influence the decision-making process as your customers choose to leave you.

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A New Look for Recurly in 2015

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Design

Since our earliest days, Recurly has been an industry leader in providing powerful subscription billing tools for our customers. Towards that end, our product roadmap has always been shaped in part by the needs and requests of you, our loyal merchants. For years, we’ve focused on building and refining the core features you need to run your subscription business smoothly. Of course, the user experience has always been just as important to us. So, we have exciting news to share. We've been hard at work on a new look and feel for the Recurly application, and we'd like to give you a sneak peek!

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Talkin’ about UX Design Jobs in the Midwest

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UX Design

Recently I got the opportunity to give a talk at the Madison+ UX conference. Madison+ UX is a one-track conference in Madison, WI and includes two full days of speakers from all over covering a variety of topics. The event is incredibly well put together by the good folks at Sapling Events and was held at a lovely venue in downtown Madison. I was thoroughly impressed with the whole event and look forward to attending it in future years.

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Visualize your website's color scheme with Grunt Palettable.

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Design

Palettable is a Grunt plugin that reads a set of pre-processed stylesheets (SASS, SCSS, or Stylus) and gathers all color variables. These variables are then formatted as an HTML color palette illustrating each color. Palletable also generates a color theme including complimentary color suggestions for states like mouse-hover and click.

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Building SVG Animations

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Technology UX Design

Recently, Recurly revamped our features pages and with that redesign introduced a series of small animations to add a level of delight to the pages. The majority of the animations use CSS to power them, but a couple use JavaScript. All of them have a trigger powered by JavaScript so that they don't loop and only play when in the user's viewport. There have been several questions about one in particular on the Recover Lost Revenue section, so we felt we would explain how it was built.

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Design workflow improvements with Sketch: Part 1 - Symbols

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Technology UX Best Practices Design

Prior to the release of Sketch 3, my workflow consisted of working within Photoshop, Sketch 2, and within the browser. Needless to say, it was a bit of controlled recklessness.

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Multi-Device Design at Recurly

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UX Best Practices Design

Without a doubt, the mobile landscape is growing. Which means we need to consider the mobile experience for everyone. Since 2007, Smart Phones and Tablet sales have skyrocketed to create that Up and to the Right chart that every business dreams about.

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