The overall user experience is something here at Blueprint Effects that we take very seriously on every project that we take on. One of the most important skills of every technology designer and developer is to pay special attention to every design and usability detail. Being a perfectionist helps, but a constant attention to detail and the ability to quickly pick out and solve problems also goes a long way. This only comes with experience much like NEO in the Matrix when he discovers how to decipher the Matrix code. Of equal importance is the passion of staying up on the latest trends, gadgets and widgets that become available and are the little details of the future. Here are a few of the more interesting details that we've recently noticed and will surely be coming to an iPhone/Android/Tablet/Netbook/Laptop/PC near you. Enjoy.
Casual text feedback gives the user a sense of comfort and connectivity.
Intuitive search features keeps the attention of the user longer as every action required on a website makes it less likely that the user will not simply move along.
Using the term "please-reply" as opposed to "no-reply" is a nice touch that will give the detailed orientated person a chuckle.
A fun way to spice up your email preferences page or equivalent is to turn it into a letter or something else creative.
Finally, being polite, friendly and cordial gives the user the feeling that there is someone who cares on the other end as opposed to a robot or, worse yet, a lawyer.