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Improve Your Design, Using Hotjar to Really Understanding Your Visitors

Being a designer is tough: you can spend months crafting the perfect experience, ensuring your usability is inclusive, writing careful copy, testing on every browser known to man—even the copy of IE on that old laptop that props open the studio door; then you check your analytics and discover that your labor has resulted in […]

Affinity Photo for IPad is Unveiled

Affinity Photo for iPad was announced this week at Apple’s WWDC. The desktop version is one of the most elegant pieces of design software on the market, and that excellence appears to have been successfully transferred to the iPad. The iPad edition of the award-winning software has been built specifically for the iPad’s hardware, and […]

Giving Popular Apps the Brutalist Treatment

Every time someone talks about Brutalism, I have to ask, “Wait, that’s still a thing?” Brutalism is for people who think flat design is a bit too skeuomorphic, and as a community we seem to have agreed that Brutalism takes things a bit too far, and that prettier websites are usually better. I myself have no […]

?Discover Actionable Page Insights with FullStory

When you’re designing for users, and you’re always designing for users, you need to understand them. The problem with user-centered design is that with over seven billion of us, sometimes it’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes us tick. Building a relationship with customers through your sites and apps is essential, and the only […]

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2017

Sometimes a simple design tweak can move your website design from ordinary to trendy. Each of this month’s trends is that type of technique, from tiny typography to geometric features to blurred imagery. Any of these techniques can work in a new design project or as an adjustment to an existing design. Here’s what’s trending […]

Popular Design News of the Week: May 29, 2017 – June 4, 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 #392

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 […]

7 Reasons Clients Don’t Trust Your UX

One of the most frustrating scenarios for a UX designer is when a client’s team takes time to think things over and comes back with a batch of design changes without any explanation. Everything may seem fine: you had perfect communication with the client, gathered and formulated all the requirements for project deliverables and put […]

NBC News Redesign is On Its Way

NBC News is getting a new design! Read all about it! There are so many young people who may never get that joke, unless they like watching period movies. Well, much like humor itself, NBC News is moving with the Times (sorry), and building themselves a whole new design system, in conjunction with the external […]

4 Smart Ways to Use Illustration in UI Design

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Human beings are highly visual creatures able to process visual information almost instantly—90 percent of all information that we perceive and that gets transmitted to our brains is visual. A single image can convey more to the observer than an elaborate block of text. […]

Outgrowing Growth-Driven Design

I’ve been designing for the web for a while. Since the days of table-based sites when we spliced our images and added them into s and s. The days of hit counters, Flash splash pages, and keywords stuffed into the bottom of pages (along with text links bought and sold like penny stocks) to fool […]

7 UI Choices That Damage UX

User experience is one of the most important aspects of modern web design. The Google Trends graph for ux design shows how much this field has grown in recent years. Yet there are still so many websites that push certain design trends which seem like the antithesis of usability. Some are done by accident or negligence, […]

7 Ways to Design at Lightning Speed (and Still Be Good)

Some of the world’s best designers – and even the best designers where you work – all have something in common: Many of them know how to work at lightning speed. And the work is still good. While part of this speed work comes with experience, some of it is comes back to solid work […]

Popular Design News of the Week: May 22, 2017 – May 28, 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 #391

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 […]

How You Can Compete Against DIY Site Builders

How does the little guy compete? How do you win against these giant companies? It’s inevitable right? The big guy always wins. Walmart decimated the Mom & Pops. Home Depot killed the local hardware stores. And now, it’s your turn. Squarespace, and Wix, and Webydo, and a dozen others are winning and putting you out […]

11 Shocking Designs Straight Out of the ‘90s

The Internet has certainly been through a lot over the past 20+ years. We’ve watched web design change from the most basic of HTML markups to complex JavaScript, CSS and HTML5 coding. But remembering the past can be fun and that’s why, this Thursday, we’re throwing you back to the 90’s for a look at […]

4 Ways Use Functional Animation in UI Design

Just a decade ago user interfaces that used animations were avoided, being most often associated with popups and flashing ads, but this has changed. Today details of interaction design and animation make a fundamental difference on modern websites and in modern apps. This mindset shift is clearly expressed in Zurb’s statement: We’re no longer just […]

This Red Goes to #FG0000: Wide-Gamut Color with ≪Picture≫ and Cloudinary

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Craig Hockenberry’s short, sweet, and informative Making Sense of Color Management. In the book, Craig points out that while new, Hi-DPI screens present us with more resolution than our eyes can actually see, they’re nowhere close to being able to produce all of the colors that we’re capable […]

10 Essential Rules for UI Design

Design never really used to matter all that much. It’s hard to imagine now, but before Apple’s meteoric rise to global popularity, design usually took a backseat to functionality. Today, design has become a world onto itself, and the community of designers and developers have united to develop a coherent set of rules for the […]

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