Voice is either a genius technology whose time has finally come, or the most overhyped waste of time... The post What voice UI is good for (and what it isn’t) appeared first on Inside Intercom.
My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code. With this article we are going to take a few steps backward. Show More Summary
Like most professional web designers, you’re looking for ways to work faster and better. Learning how improve your designs takes study, experience, and using the best tools. The same is true for boosting your productivity. Apps have been created to address a vast number of needs and uses. Most of these apps will help you... Read More at Best 2017 Apps to Boost Your Productivity
Picture it: New York City, 2010; you’re working full-time as a digital designer for one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. The paycheck is steady, the hours are (somewhat) flexible, and you really never have to take work home with you. To sweeten the pot, there are plenty of perks–free swag from clients and swanky […]
When your company is experiencing growth, you need to concentrate on mitigating downtime – even when that means... The post The Big Red Button: why we sacrificed capability for availability appeared first on Inside Intercom.
The popular website builder Squarespace got a brand new look and we got the chance to ask them a few questions about the design process. Squarespace frontside team lead, Andre Ribeiro is here to tell us about their adventure in redesigning the website and the challenges that came with it. Show More Summary
Every creative needs a good portfolio. Whether you’re focussed on typography or photography, layout or user experience, your portfolio is what defines you professionally. As with most things, the quality of your portfolio is determined by the appropriateness of the tools you use. All too often we see great work, presented poorly, because the designer […]
Being a web design freelancer definitely brings with it some advantages. Those who are more accustomed to a cubicle lifestyle no doubt yearns for the freedom a freelancer has. They see freelancing as an opportunity to work according to their own schedule and work with whom they want, and where they want. Show More Summary
Since all major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo determine the ranking of their search results in a similar way, the internal coding and the visual appearance of your website plays a hugely important role when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). Show More Summary
When we released our new messenger last year, we added the ability for customers to create rich, personal... The post Design principles: what to do when nobody is using your feature appeared first on Inside Intercom.
Whether you are an experienced web designer or just a beginner, I am sure you already have your own list of favourite contemporary graphic designers. And if you have decided to pursue a career in web design, here are a few names you just have to know about. Because these pioneers have changed the way... Read More at 8 Names Every Graphic Designer Should Know
In addition to building your client contact list this year, you should be thinking of upgrading your knowledge base in critical areas, especially as competition in the digital economy gets stiffer and opens up wider opportunities for highly skilled web developers and designers. Show More Summary
Blogs, blogs, and more blogs. They’re in every corner and every pocket of the universe known as the World Wide Web. Everyone – from professionals and teenagers to fictitious characters and even cats – seems to have a blog. But what are...Show More Summary
A website is more than just a place to hold information about your app, portfolio or products. It should tell a story to engage and delight users. (That’s one of the key elements that will help them stick around.) While a good story might start with an idea on pen and paper, it comes to […]
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]
Smashing Magazine, long one of the most highly read publications on the internet about anything and everything web design, is imminently heading for a drastic site redesign. For many years, site visitors have been used to a certain look and feel to the site; certainly, it’s been part of the Smashing Magazine brand. All that’s […]
When you’re putting together your design portfolio, you want to ensure it stands out from the rest and gets noticed. You’ve only got a few seconds to impress a potential employer, grab their interest and hold onto it. Make the most of your design portfolio by following a few simple guidelines. Show More Summary
It’s official: Adobe Illustrator has finally reached middle-age. Launched way back in 1987, this Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of version 1.1, one of the most influential vector graphics applications of all time. From the very first incarnation, to the very latest, Adobe Illustrator has been a key asset in the designer’s toolbox. Never quite as famous […]
People come into product management from a variety of paths, including design, engineering, customer support and customer success.... The post Q&A: Can non-technical product managers be successful? appeared first on Inside Intercom.