Codecademy’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Codecademy’s e-commerce user experience (UX) performance. It’s based on an exhaustive performance review of 245 design elements. 243 other sites have also been benchmarked for a complete picture of the e-commerce UX landscape.

Codecademy’s overall e-commerce UX performance is decent. This is especially thanks to good Checkout and Site-Wide Features & Navigation UX performances, but Codecademy is impeded by broken Page Types & Design.

First benchmarked in December 2021.


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Overall UX Performance

255 Guidelines · Performance:

Desktop Web

152 Guidelines · Performance:

Homepage & Navigation

24 Guidelines · Performance:

Page Types & Design

17 Guidelines · Performance:

Plan Matrix

8 Guidelines · Performance:


77 Guidelines · Performance:

Sign-Up & Account Management

12 Guidelines · Performance:

Site-Wide Features & Navigation

14 Guidelines · Performance:

Mobile Web

103 Guidelines · Performance:

138 Major E-Commerce Sites
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To learn how we calculate our performance scores and read up on our evaluation criteria and scoring algorithm head over to our Methodology page.

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Codecademy’s Mobile Web E-Commerce Design

5 pages of Codecademy’s e-commerce site, marked up with 70 best practice examples: