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39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

Typography

Designing complex products

Thoughts on managing complexity<p><i>After the overwhelmingly positive interest in my</i> <i>Designing Data-Driven Interfaces</i> <i>article, I decided to write about this</i> …

Getting Started with Wireframes

Following up on my tutorial 5 steps for a successful website design that walks you through 5 essential steps of a website ‎design process to boost …

How to be more Creative and come up with Ideas when you are stuck? - Meraki

If you are having a hard time being creative, you are not alone. There are “good days” for creative people, and then there are “not so good days” for …

The Doors to Design: 10 Essential Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

<b>Everyone is a designer</b>. Well, at least everyone has the potential to be a designer, and that’s because people understand basic design principles …

UI Design

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

Product Management

The 4 Universal Requirements For Great UX

The prestigious UX consultancy Nielsen Norman Group inspires a set of tips for designing butter-smooth user experiences.<p>As the saying goes, build the right thing, then build the thing right.<p>Usability is how well a product serves its purpose, and encompasses a variety of interface aspects: How …

Flat Design 2.0

Flat design has taken the design world by storm in the few years it’s been around, but no design movement ever stays 100% pure to its roots and …

A UX Designer Explains Which Presidential Candidate Has The Best (And Worst) Website

Spoiler: Donald Trump’s is the worst.<p>We can argue until we’re blue in the face over which presidential candidates have the best plans for health care, the economy, foreign policy, and more. One thing that is not up for debate: the quality of the candidates’ websites. Here, I’ll compare the designs …

Infinite Scrolling, Pagination Or “Load More” Buttons? Usability Findings In eCommerce

What is the best UX pattern to display products on an e-commerce website: pagination, a “Load more” button or infinite scrolling? At Baymard …

eCommerce

Graphic Design Trends That Are Becoming More Popular In 2016

Image via TheUIShop<p><b>Graphic design trends</b> are constantly evolving—while some remain popular, others often lose their charm and quickly fade out of use.<p>…

A Practical Guide To Invisible Design

With examples from Dropbox, Gmail, and more, here’s a no-nonsense guide to creating user experiences that are so natural, they feel invisible.<p>When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who execute fundamentals flawlessly, like Gmail’s …

5 secrets to awesome user design

Crafting user experience can be a challenge – you need to anticipate your users’ needs and make educated guesses and decisions on their behalf. Combining this with a plethora of other project requirements, such as content creation and coding, makes it easy to become overwhelmed.<p>While there is much …

Designing The Perfect Ecommerce Website: 45 Stunning Examples To Inspire You

<i>If you can’t blow them away, you won’t get them to stay.</i>With 2015 expected to blast past last year’s record setting mark of $1.4 trillion in global …

UI Design

10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn't Overlook in 2015

In today’s fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, keeping …

The Difference Between UX And UI Design

How many times have we heard the statement that ‘web design is dead?’ While catchy, it stems from the fact that the profession that what was once …

UI Design

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

The State Of Airline Websites 2015: Lessons Learned

<i>With this article, we start exploring various industries and study the current state of front-end, UX and performance of relatively complex websites.</i> …

Web Design

Long-Term Exposure to Flat Design: How the Trend Slowly Makes Users Less Efficient

<b>Summary:</b> Clickable UI elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users over time to click and hover uncertainly across pages — reducing …

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad …

6 habits of inefficient designers

Ever see somebody biting their nails? Kinda gross, right? It’s a bad habit and everybody’s got them.<p>While nail-biting may not be super hygienic, at least it doesn’t tend to ruin you, professionally. Inefficiency on the other hand, will put you behind schedule and in the dog house with coworkers and …

What Grid System Architecture and the Golden Ratio Do for Web Design

Good design in any discipline usually carries a structure of order and harmony. Since the Renaissance, artists and architects have used a strong …

Web Design

Showcase of Outstanding Responsive Web Designs

This showcase rounds up a collection of the most inspiring and outstanding examples of <b>responsive web designs</b>. These <b>responsive websites</b> not only look …

10 Guidelines For Navigation Usability

When it comes to usability, ease-of-navigation should be a top priority for web developers. The number one most annoying feature of a website is …

Usability

6 Powerful Ways Of Improving On-Site User Engagement

So you have an immersive website with the right aesthetic appeal. What is the next practical step? It is to prevent bounces and enhance on-site user …

Users Want More Than "Pretty" - Using Personas & Scenarios to Aid Visual Design

So you just put the finishing touches on your new and beautifully designed website. The drop shadows are spot on and the textures look great. It’s …

UX Design