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Facebook is testing a new browser that will make sure you never leave the app

Another day, another feature being tested at Facebook. This time around, it looks like the company is working on a seriously improved in-app browser.<p>Here’s the old one that most people are used to seeing:<p>And here’s the new one:<p>It’s worth noting the company has been testing it for at least a couple …

Steve Jobs had a harsh but funny comeback when an engineer once asked why Apple paid so little

Evan Doll, a cofounder of the news-reading app Flipboard, tweeted out a funny story about Steve Jobs from Doll's time at Apple.<p>Doll worked at Apple from 2003 to 2009, according to his LinkedIn page. During that period, Apple and Google were accused of working together not to poach each other's …

5 UX best practices for a stunning website

Credit: MailChimp via KISSMetricsAs UXPin describes in Interaction Design Best Practices, mascots inject personality into the interactions between your site and the user. It’s not always a nice-to-have either, since much of MailChimp’s success is due to the fun experience it creates (with much help …

How to design a logo: 5 expert tips

Logo design is one of the most important elements of a brand. These powerful emblems transcend language barriers and, when done right, encapsulate …

The 3 Commandments of Great UX Design

Bonus IV: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s metrics.<p>When it comes to the Ten Commandments, there’s quite a few to remember. Talk about cognitive strain. Guess, Hick’s Law wasn’t much of a thing back in Biblical times.<p>For your convenience, we’ve narrowed down our list of commandments to just …

UX Design

Facebook Is Killing Photo Syncing, Asks Users To Download Its “Moments” App Instead

Facebook clearly believes it has its next hit app on its hands to follow Messenger with its private photo-sharing service, Moments. The company has now announced it will soon discontinue support for photo syncing, and is instead asking users to download the Moments app through a pop-up notification …

Apps

Here's why RBS is using Facebook to replace company emails

If you've never heard of Facebook at Work, don't worry. Facebook is trialing the software, which competes against Slack (a buzzy messaging client for teams), email, Microsoft's Yammer (a Skype-like messaging client) and others, on a small number of companies before making it available to …

Everalbum is a quietly successful photo app that's trying to take on Google and Dropbox

And when Dudum set out to build a photo management app, he felt this fact was something the established apps completely ignored.<p>Dudum describes his particular market as being split into two sections. Either the app is just a utility, a box you throw all your photos into so you don't lose them, or …

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Can Facebook Messenger kill off apps?

Messenger's head David Marcus tells Madhumita Murgia why conversations could replace apps, and be the future of Facebook's business<p>Amid the chaos of Europe’s largest technology conference, the Dublin Web Summit, David Marcus looks perfectly unruffled.<p>In an immaculate white shirt and blazer, and …

This man has been tasked with turning Facebook into a best friend that can get you whatever you need

As humans, we think machines understand us. We type in a search term into Google or the name of a city into the weather app, and the information is displayed before us.<p>But, we're not really using what is considered "natural language."<p>It's the difference between searching for the weather in a city …

Facebook now offers slideshow ads for slow data connections

While more people around the world are logging onto Facebook each day, not everyone enjoys mobile internet that’s fast enough to load and play video ads in their News Feed.<p>The social network has hit upon a new way to deliver ads that are more engaging than static images but far lighter on …

Netflix’s New Brand

After flattening the logo, Netflix has adopted a universal branding language that can scale from giant billboards to tiny iPhone apps.<p>When Netflix’s internal design team quietly unveiled a new, flat logo last year, at least one critic made a stink. What was Netflix if not a shout of extrusions and …

Graphic Design

Odds Stacked in its Favor

New<p>Established in 1997, Netflix is the best thing to happen to entertainment consumption since the invention of the wireless television remote …

Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

Phone numbers are dumb. Once someone has yours, you can’t stop them from contacting you.<p>Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach …

Chatbots

Facebook Continues to Outpace Google in Click-Through Rates

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Advertising Industry

Facebook Begins Rolling Out Revamped Notifications Tab On Mobile

So Facebook did something new with notifications. That little tab plagued by a tireless numeric red badge that led to an endless feed of social happenings is getting a much-needed upgrade that really heightens its utility.<p>The notifications tab is now more of a you-centric newsfeed than ever, …

Apps

Hands-on with Facebook M: the virtual assistant with a (real) human touch

Last week, I received access to the beta version of M, which lives inside Facebook Messenger, through happenstance. (Beta testers can invite other people so long as they live in California.) The service first launched in August to a small subset of users; Facebook says it has a "few thousand" …

Artificial Intelligence

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

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Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up – responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your site outlines with a responsive framework.<p>But some of the talk is shifting to adaptive Web design. The …

Web Design

This App Makes a Wacky Game Out of Sorting Your Email

Erik Lukas hands me his iPhone and invites me to go through his mail.<p>“Do you want to toss some emails?” he asks. That's right, he calls it tossing. …

The Perfect UX/UI Design Tool: 13 Things Designers Need Most.

For many years, Photoshop was an ultimate go-to tool for designing digital interfaces. From simple web pages up to complex native apps.<p>I say was …

UI Design

Why everyone is a designer… but shouldn’t design

“Design is everywhere, inevitably everyone is a designer,” says Tim Brown of IDEO.<p>That’s something we’ve heard time and time again. Because if you’re a problem solver, you’re a designer. Even Don Norman, who coined the term “user experience,” says that everyone is a designer. As he writes:<p>“We are …

The secrets behind the Wrangler site redesign

As one of the world's leading denim brands, Wrangler needed a website that reflected its heritage, style and commitment to innovation. It was also …

5 UX mistakes that make users feel stupid

Building any website that users will fall in love with requires a few very important things.<p>It must be easy to find. It must know who it exists to serve. It must anticipate and address their questions. It must be their guide. It must help them solve their problem. It must provide ways to connect …

How to Export an Animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects (Part 3)

You're reading How to Export an Animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects (Part 3), originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed …

The future of flat design

Flat will also continue to evolve to incorporate more images.<p>Many of the flat or almost flat sites hitting the web today include photos, something very few early flat sites had. Flat-style colors and typography paired with great images reflect hints of a flat aesthetic that is comfortable with …

User interface design: why motion matters

For a presentation at CSSConf Australia 2015, Benjamin De Cock (no jokes, please) shared insights gleaned from years as an interactive designer with …

Making your design portfolio stand out in 2015

You know what sets a design portfolio apart these days? It’s not a designer’s experience, beautiful visuals or the number of clients. It’s the way you communicate those things.<p>Your portfolio should first demonstrate how you get things done rather than showcase a bunch of visuals out of context. It …