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A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations

My interest in coding my designs was lost at the the moment I realized how much trickery had to be done to make it happen. Seemingly simple issues …

UI Design

Coglode

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UX Companion

L<p>Laddering<br>• Leading<br>• Law of Triviality<br>• Lean UX<br>• Legibility vs. Readability<br>• Learnability<p>M<p>Modular Scale<br>• Miller’s Law<br>• Minimum Viable Product …

UX Design

Hamburger menus for mobile navigation: do they work?

<b>Hamburger menus are ubiquitous in mobile web design, but the jury is out on whether the little three-lined icon actually works.</b><p>A lot of people hate …

Visual Design

What is micro UX? 14 joyful examples

<b>Micro UX is a small element in a product’s design, focused entirely on a single task.</b><p>These simple interactions and effects are primarily designed to …

UX Design

The Adobe Moleskine Can Beam Your Sketches To Photoshop

The catch? You’ll need to take a photo with your phone to do it.<p>Let me guess. You’ve learned how to make a living wielding a mouse in Photoshop or Illustrator all day, but you still dream of sitting casually in a coffee shop, sipping lattes and sketching in Moleskines, like a beatnik with a …

UX lessons For Growth Hackers

This post might seem like eye candy for startup designers (and it is!), but it was actually written with non-designers startup founders, marketers, …

The future of UI could be more like listening to music

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Warner Brothers.<p>The computers in the movie <i>Her</i> don’t demand that their users sit down in front of a screen and type on …

5 mistakes we all make with product feedback

It rarely makes sense to take feedback from all users and it never makes sense to get it all at once.<p>At the outset of a new project, or especially if …

Product Management

What a Prototype Is (and Is Not)

<b>A good user experience doesn’t get delivered just like that.</b> It’s the result of the countless hours of efforts spent in the product development …

9 basic principles of responsive web design

Responsive web design is a great solution to our multi-screen problem, but getting into it from the print perspective is difficult. No fixed page …

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with …

How Googlebot Ticks: Optimizing Your Website Content

To many, Google is an absolute wonder. They have the infrastructure and the man-power necessary to build a highly advanced algorithm to regularly scour the web, indexing and understanding the content it finds.<p>If you're a website owner, you know that Google comes by your website regularly to inspect …

In strategy and design, simplicity is the good manners of our age

<b>In a world which demands 'more, done better, and faster,' simplicity has taken on the power of a moral imperative.</b><p>In America, the average hours …

UX Design

A Wearable Gadget Implanted in Your Hand Isn't as Freaky as You'd Think

“The current batch of wearables confirm our childhood visions of sci-fi,” says Jaeha Yoo, who leads experience design at New Deal Design. It’s easy …

Card Sorting Beginner's Guide – Improving Your Information Architecture

What Is Information Architecture?<p>One of the great things about modern web design is the way it considers users’ needs from the start. Successful …

This Is The User Experience Of A Heartbreak

All of the subtle ways our online lives and our romantic lives are hopelessly entangled, in animated GIFs.<p>Many have been in a situation similar to the one web developer and interaction designer Sarah Hallacher found herself in last year: going through a painful breakup and noticing how you and your …

Can You Recognize Your Favorite Websites By Looking Only At Their Skeletons?

Chances are you wouldn’t be able to recognize your friends or loved ones without their skin, but how about your favorite websites? Can you tell them apart when they are stripped right down to their wireframes?<p>Dedesign the Web and Dedesign the Web 2 are a pair of browser-based games built by …

13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations

…and one weird trick you won’t believe works every time.<p>The hardest part of design is presenting work. You can’t even argue about this. I’ve seen …

Designing User Interfaces Is Now As Easy As Putting Stickers On A Trapper Keeper

Two Frog alums took inspiration from Lisa Frank to create a sticker book for designers.<p>Back in the ’80s, Lisa Frank inspired an entire generation of kids to cover everything they owned with colorful, neon stickers. Now, some of those kids have grown up to be designers, and there’s a new sticker …

The Future of Wearable Technology in Pictures

<b>Last month we announced a contest to give away two copies of Drawing Ideas along with some stencils from UI Stencils.</b> To enter, readers were asked to …

Ello: a design disaster

Ello is another new attempt at creating an alternative social network to The Big Ones with its privacy, harassment and data-mining concerns. …

Infographic: The Top Color Trends of 2014

Earlier this year, we brought you Shutterstock’s annual Design Trends infographic, and now we’re following up with some facts and figures that are …

How Apple’s Innovative Design Became Boring Design

Apple’s success has provided a design blueprint for other companies, but now we’re lost in a boring sea of glass and metal gadgets.<p>Apple is the biggest and most influential technology company on the planet. A big reason for its success can be attributed to how it fully embraced a user-centric …

How to Design for Thumbs in the Era of Huge Screens

After years of resistance, Apple's iPhone 6 announcement last week officially signaled the Dawn of the Era of Huge Screens.<p>And it's going to crash …

A Smörgåsbord of Content Marketing Metrics

<b>What kind of content marketing metrics should you be measuring, to determine whether you have the right strategy in place? Which metrics are the best</b> …

Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You Learned About Millennials

Marketers have been focused on Gen Y (a.k.a. Millennials) for more than a decade. In fact, Millennials are the most researched generation in history!<p>But Gen Z (born 1995 to present) is different from the Millennial generation. In many ways, Gen Zers are the opposites or extreme versions of …

Generation Z

Search Is Not Enough: Synergy Between Navigation and Search

<b>Summary:</b> When websites prioritize search over navigation, users must invest cognitive effort to create queries and to deal with the weak …