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Five Secret Tips For Better Focus States – Quick Guide

In this article, You can learn an overview of what components need and doesn’t need focus states when creating a digital product. Adding clear focus states will improve the usability of your product and will deliver a delightful user experience, so Learn all of that and more in just 5 secret tips for better focus states! 

Focus states are the highlights of a current element

focus states are the highlights on current element  

  • They are also largely forgotten by most designers which makes the user experience plain awful.
  • So, to make the web a little better, here are a few simple tips for improving the design with these states.


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Know what components need a focus state

know what components need a focus states

Don’t forget to add focus state to interactive components like lists, items, and cards also.

  • The menu
  • The nav. bar items
  • Social media icons
  • The CTA (button)


And what doesn’t need a focus state?

what doesn't need a focus state

Keep in mind this simple rule: if the component is not interactive, then it doesn’t require a these states. 

  • Not interactive components
  • The text
  • A little or paragraph


Focus states should be clearly visible

focus states should be clearly visible

Some of this states are barely visible. Make sure that the user easily defines this states.


Style it’s appearance to give better experience

style it so it looks good

Please get rid of the browser default look and style it appropriately. Styling these components will provide a unified experience for all users.


One at a time

one at a time

You can’t interact with two components at the same time. Don’t make the user focus on multiple components.  


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Have you learned new tips about how to create useful and usable focus states for a better user experience?

Let me know in the comments below!

Stay up to date! Keep creating!

Thank you!

John Wolf
John Wolf
UI & UX Designer Teaching UX design from personal experience.



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