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12 Free AE Tutorials for UX Professionals

Modern web design involves a lot of moving parts like content design, icon work, and UX design strategies. One newer trend is the use of microinteractions on web and mobile projects. These look great in the final project but aren’t so easy to make with a static mockup. So designers have been picking up animation programs like After […]

How to Master Microcopy

Microcopy ?is the little bits of text that guide users through an experience. In apps and websites, microcopy includes things like button labels, hint text, and error messages. Often an afterthought that gets quickly added at the end of the development process, microcopy actually provides a really simple way to assist users as they interact […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, September 2017

Greetings, Readers! Yep, it’s that time again, that sweet, beautiful time when all the kids go back to school and there is a daily eight-hour window when I can play online games in peace. But instead of doing that, I wrote this article about portfolios you really should be checking out. This month, what now […]

The Myth of Ugly Design

Have you heard the dangerous lie that’s going around? It goes like this: “Design isn’t that important. I have an ugly site and it sells like crazy. It outperforms the ‘well designed’ site I used to have.” This horrible myth is perpetuated by marketers. They tell us… Ugly sites outperform beautiful ones To make our […]

Comics of the Week #405

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 […]

What’s the Best Music for Designing to?

Madonna once said that music makes the rebel and the bourgeoisie come together. I find it difficult to believe that either of these demographics would spend much time listening to pop from the year 2000, but who am I to argue with Madonna? Now, for the young rebels out there, Madonna was our… ummm… Beyonce, […]

How to Design Checkout UX Like a Pro

The checkout experience is arguably the most crucial aspect of your online store. Any hiccups and the customer could get distracted, disappointed, or leave—outing your company (that pays your salary) of precious revenue. It needs to be perfect. As a user experience designer, it’s your job to ensure the checkout experience is seamless and effective. […]

YouTube Unveils 1St New Logo Since Launch

Yesterday YouTube launched a major UI revision to all its channels, from mobile, to games consoles. At the same time it’s made the first significant revision to its logo since its launch 12 years ago. The revised logo has been made live on mobile and desktop, and will begin to appear across all channels in […]

11 Ways Breadcrumbs Bolster UX Design

Website breadcrumbs enhance user experience encouraging users to dig deeper into your site’s hierarchy, while also telling visitors exactly where they are on any given page. Google’s breadcrumb schema is another valuable reason to setup breadcrumbs. Show More Summary

Adobe Reveals the Secrets of Email

Adobe shared the results of its 3rd annual consumer email survey today, and while some of the findings are extremely predictable—nobody likes spam—others are downright shocking: for example, business email is 36 times more popular than social message services like Slack. Yeah, let that one sink in… In fact email, that clunky relic of the […]

5 Ways the Floating Action Button Boosts UX

A Floating Action Button (FAB) is a circled icon floating above the user interface. Its shape, position, and color ensure it stands out from the rest of a UI. FAB was popularized by the release of Google’s Material Design principles in 2014. Since this release, the FAB user interface element has been widely adopted in […]

Essential Design Trends, September 2017

Sometimes you can just look at new website projects and see what designers are thinking. You can feel the mood. This month’s trends reflect that concept with bold color choices, a collapse of the traditional hero header style that’s been popular for a while and dark animated patterns that are just a bit mysterious. What […]

Popular Design News of the Week: August 21, 2017 – August 27, 2017

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, […]

Comics of the Week #404

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 […]

5 Rules for Using Memes in Your Content

What is a meme? Now, maybe you’re a bit out of the loop. Maybe you have a job, a couple of kids, and not a lot of time to browse the Internet’s most ephemeral form of content. Maybe you’re single, but prefer outdoor hobbies, like hiking or friendship. But someone in a meeting just said […]

7 Ways a Design Kit or Template Can Save Your Project

You do not have to start—and finish—every new website design from scratch. Seriously! Before you scowl, think about it for a minute. How many times have you done the exact same thing to start a project? How many times have you created the exact same icons or user interface elements with subtle changes? That’s where […]

12 Essential Scroll-To-View Animation Trends

Animated page elements are super common on landing pages and startup websites. But they’re not always talked about in design circles because the idea of “animate on view” isn’t covered a lot. I use the phrase scroll-to-view because it seems like an accurate description. Basically as you scroll down the page new animated elements come […]

Third Time Lucky for Medium’s Logo

Omnipresent publishing platform Medium has rebranded, launching its third logo in as many years. The new logotype is heavily influenced by Medium’s original slab-serif identity, which suggests that the last logo wasn’t performing as hoped. Show More Summary

5 Smart Alternatives to the Hamburger Menu

Screen space is a precious resource on mobile. To meet the challenge of small screen space while still making navigation accessible, designers often rely on hiding navigation behind the hamburger icon, a prime example of hidden navigation. In this article, we’ll see why hidden navigation creates bad UX and what alternatives are available for designers. […]

How To Build A Better Website

What’s the first thing you think of when you begin a website project? What are your first steps? Are you hunting for design inspiration on step one, or soon thereafter? Maybe, you’re more of the developer type. You might be exploring code and functionality needs soon after your first consultation meeting. Regardless, if you are […]

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