Derek Safko

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Use These Web Design Tricks to Grow Your Business Exponentially

An improved user experience will make your site more trustworthy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing any business is, well, tough business. You've got your hand in every pot while simultaneously wearing every hat. You're worrying about marketing strategies, product …

The Top 5 Product Design Trends in 2018

Ryan Wynia, Chief Practice Officer of MSTQ, gives his unique perspective on the direction of the design industry in 2018.<p>Things move quickly in the digital realm, and frankly, it can be difficult to keep up with the pace. To succeed in the problem-solving role, product designers should be prepared …

How do you design a design doc?

When you think about design, the word “documentation” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But documentation is a key part of the …

User Experience Is the Most Important Metric You Aren't Measuring

Though critical, user experience is often overlooked in website and app design.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>User experience is often overlooked in website and app design and, indeed, the design of many things. How many times have you felt compelled to push a door …

Stop complaining about it; redesign it

What if you started using your design skills to redesign the things that make you unhappy?In our State of UX report we wrote about how the …

UX Design

UI Design Concepts for E-Commerce: Sell Like Hot Cakes

In many cases when we are buying something, it's not just about getting new things. It's often about feelings and memories, dreams and achievements, …

Future Of Local TV Revenues Hinges on Data, A New Selling Focus

Local television stations are at an intriguing crossroads right now.<p>Seeking advertisers that are putting more money in digital, rather than OTA, …

See the Finalists for Ad Age's Creativity Awards | Agency News - AdAge

Work<p>Content Marketing of the Year Finalists<p>Breaking2<p>Nike, Wieden & Kennedy Portland and Dirty Robber<p>In May 2017, Nike, Wieden & Kennedy and …

Facebook Says Its Ads Work, but Do They Really?

Facebook’s ads work. But if you’ve been following the story of the biggest case in the court of public opinion right now, Facebook v. Democracy (aka, …

Spotlight On Ad Blocking: Awareness Of New Chrome Feature Is Low

About two weeks after the release of Google Chrome’s built-in ad blocker, just 36% of 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed were aware of the new feature. This …

Advertising Falls To Lowest Share Of Time Spent With Media Ever

Even as consumer time spent with media continues to expand -- inching up 0.3% last year -- the percentage of time they spend with ad-supported media …

13 IKEA Displays That Totally Crushed The Advertising Game

We all know IKEA for its easy-to-assemble furniture and affordable home accessories. But the Swedish giant wouldn’t have become the world’s leader in …

IKEA

Digital Display Steps Up To The Plate, Finally

Digital display has its issues, but you have to hand it to the industry -- it's certainly trying to put its house in order. You may well say it's …

How Samsung, NBC and More Are Bringing the Olympics to Life in Virtual Reality

While virtual reality is still fairly new in terms of overall adoption—with just a few million people buying headsets in 2017—several companies in …

Virtual Reality

Intel's 300-Drone Light Show Closes The Olympics

While Amazon and others explore using drones for deliveries, Intel continues to tap the flying devices for entertainment.<p>After a record-breaking …

How Facebook Is Changing the Way It Reports Organic Reach for Page Posts – Adweek

Facebook revealed a redesign of its Page Insights, which is rolling out globally starting Monday for iOS and Android, as well as a more accurate way …

Ad Market Surges 11% In January

The U.S. advertising market made hefty gains in January, growing by nearly 11%, according to Standard Media Index -- mostly due to gains from awards …

4 Industries That Will Dominate Social Media in 2018

Once seen as purely a tool for entertainment, social media has become an indispensable marketing tool for many industries over the past few years, …

5 Steps for Digitally Transforming Your Marketing to Be More Responsive to Customer Needs

If you really want to get closer to your customers, you need to rethink nearly everything you’re doing. Here’s how to start.<p><b>Lose the org …

Designing for better choices – Muzli -Design Inspiration

<b>…or some thoughts I shared at IxDA18</b><p>Last week was an intense and fun one at IxDA in Lyon. I was positively impressed by the big majority of the …

Designing For User Interfaces: Icons As Visual Elements For Screen Design

(This is a sponsored article.) Icons are everywhere. They have been around for a long time, and it’s difficult to imagine a world without icons or …

UI Design

Why You Should Care About User Experience?

Do you know how Airbnb trumped hotels and WhatsApp became the top-1 mobile app in Latin America just focusing on the user?<p>User Experience is a <b>matter</b> …

Chrome OS adds ‘Material Design visual indicators’ for browser navigation gestures

Chrome OS has slowly been undergoing a redesign with Google’s Material Design for a while now, and today, well-known Chrome developer, François Beaufort, is revealing another new change.<p>Currently live in the canary channel, new visual indicators are coming to Chrome OS which shows when users are …

Wall Street Has Solved A Big Problem For Bitcoin

Wall Street has solved a big problem for Bitcoin: market volatility, paving the way for the people’s currency to gain broad acceptance among merchants as a medium of exchange.<p>That’s a bullish development for the “people’s currency.”<p>Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts have been talking about Bitcoin lately, …

Cryptocurrency

Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?

The business model most people attribute to initial coin offering doesn’t always hold up. The recent Telegram “ICO” shows how some of these offerings …

Ex-JPMorgan trader turned bitcoin fund manager: 'There’s trench warfare going on between analogue and digital financial services'

LONDON — A former high-flying trader who has embraced the world of cryptocurrencies says there is a "trench warfare" going on between traditional financial services and digital upstarts.<p>Danny Masters told Business Insider: "There's something of a trench warfare going on between what I call analogue …

Cryptocurrency

Why Bitcoin Is Still Worth Investing In

The crypto market (like the other ones) is down, but it's poised to come back up. Learn its ins and outs with this 70% off course.<p>You may have heard …