Alex Barreto

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An Epic Guide For Creating Social Media Visuals

You and I both are constantly trying to keep up with social media platforms competing for our attention.I’m also guilty of spending hours a day on my …

Infographics

The Customer Job To Be Done Canvas - Prototype

At an increasing rate (according to IBM C-Suite studies) companies are seeing that they need to figure out ways to put the customer at the center of their attention and decisions. But do businesses have the data or insight to put them there?<p>In the MIT Sloan Management Review article Finding The …

CES 2018: Elgato Announces New Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock

Elgato is adding to its Thunderbolt 3 dock lineup with a new Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, which comes equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3 and Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 40Gb/s throughput for full performance for every port.<p>A built-in Thunderbolt 3 cable powers the Mini Dock, and when not in …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

18 Designers Predict UI/UX Trends for 2018

Designers are always looking toward the future — in our “build and ship it now” industry we’re programmed to iterate ad finitum. In the end, a …

India’s supreme court is treating an adult woman like she has no mind of her own

“Do you have a dream for the future?” justice DY Chandrachud asked 25-year-old Hadiya in the supreme court on Monday.<p>“Freedom, release!” she replied.<p>But freedom is not hers yet. The court has ordered that Hadiya—who converted to Islam in 2015 against the wishes of her parents, and then went on to …

India

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

More Companies Will Replace CMOs With Chief Growth Officers in 2018, Forrester Predicts

Consumer obsession has become the holy grail of commerce—shoppers have more options than ever, and they crave meaningful connections with brands …

Advertising Industry

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

After I Called 911, I Decided to Share This With You

While I was in the ambulance, I realized it was time to share my last and best marketing secret.<p>As regular readers of this column already know, I recently had a heart attack, open heart surgery, and then another heart attack, all in the space of about two weeks. The scariest part of the experience …

Steve Ballmer

Your product is a piece of sh*t: The art of seeking (and embracing) customer feedback

Years ago, I got an especially mean Tweet. It said something not quite as nice as “<i>@Hootsuite your UI is a piece sh*t and it screws with my personal</i> …

Marketing

The Most Luxurious Desert Hotel in the World: Qasr Al Sarab

<b>Located on the edge of the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Rub Al Khali, Qasr Al Sarab delivers absolute luxury in a bucket-list location.</b> …

8 Places in Europe Where You Can Sleep in a Bubble

Want to sleep in a bubble? If so, I’ve selected 8 places where you can do just that while surrounded by pristine countryside, enchanted forests, or …

Northern Ireland

A Refresher on A/B Testing

It’s all about data these days. Leaders don’t want to make decisions unless they have evidence. That’s a good thing, of course, and fortunately there are lots of ways to get information without having to rely on one’s instincts. One of the most common methods, particularly in online settings, is …

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Typography

Graphic Design: Marquee Light Bulbs Toolkit

I love the internet and how it made things accessible in ways that are hard to explain for those that didn't live before internet. This post is an …

UXPin is introducing Design Systems for Designers

UXPin is introducing Design Systems, a tool to fix our design inconsistencies. We all have experienced within a project, the back-and-forth between …

5 tips for successful content marketing on a budget

What's the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.”<p>But, the truth is, even if you know what you’re …

UI/UX & Interaction Design: Meallow App

Let's take a look at this UI/UX & Interaction Design project by Doeun Shin by an app concept called: Meallow. What is it? It's an app that helps …

UI Design

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Marketing

The Big Question About Blue Apron's IPO

Meal prep pioneer Blue Apron has filed for an IPO on the NYSE under the symbol APRN. If successful, it will be the first of its ilk to make the transition to a public company. This is happening at the same time that some notable startups in a similar space like Sprig and Maple have ceased …

Blue Apron

4 Better Ways to Measure Customer Happiness

To deliver unforgettable customer experience, do away with average hold times and find metrics that matter.<p>Metrics are everything. Only when something is measured can it be improved upon. Often, deciding what to measure is the most critical piece, and it's not a job for copy and paste. When …

Customer Experience

Login Form Design: 20 Free Login Forms You Can Download Right Away

There are many situations when you are required to fill out a login form, thus you’ve definitely seen lots of login forms online, some with more or …

Web Design

The Ins and Outs of a Design Sprint

Finally, a design approach you can't afford to ignore.<p>"We wanted to make the best for the most for the least"<br>- Charles Eames<p>When was the last time …

Number One Most Stupid Reason That Start-ups Fail

Which can easily be avoided.<p>When you look at the stats for first-time business failure, they are truly startling research shows that anywhere from 50-95 percent of start-ups fail within their first 18 months. Probably more startling are some of the reasons for failure.<p>According to a study by CBS …

Business Strategy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

10 famous web designer portfolios everyone should check out

Listing the best web design portfolios is not the same as listing the most famous web designers. Indeed, it’s a funny thing, but the more famous web …

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

Web Design

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

Graphic Design