Daniel Baldwin

33 Flips | 7 Magazines | 39 Likes | 1 Follower | @dbco | Brand Design Manager at tintup.com

How to tackle design debt

Most projects have design debt. Like technical debt, design debt is the natural decay that accrues as a project matures—new features are added, old …

All about creating design style guides

S<b>tyle guide</b> is a set of standards that establish and enforce style to improve communication. How you create a style guide can significantly impact …

Style Guides

7 Lessons Brands Can Learn from the Most Creative Accounts on Instagram

With 400 million active users, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd on Instagram. It just isn’t enough anymore to create your account, post …

How To Make Your Brand's Story As Captivating As Star Wars And Wizard Of Oz

Hollywood knows something B2B storytellers don't.<p>It's something businesses need to know if they're going to craft coherent, effective brand stories.<p>What is it? The short answer is, everybody likes a hero.<p>We recently interviewed Park Howell, Founder of Business of Story, and he laid out the 10-part …

How Startups Can Make Lead Generation Easy

When it comes to leveraging the latest digital marketing practices, owners of small and midsized businesses often feel left behind. They are inherently lacking the budgets to adapt new technologies & tactics to herald their way to the digital excellence kingdom.<p>Really, how can one create a solid …

15 Blogs and Inspiration Boards for Web Designers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p><b>1.</b> <b>CoDrops — Useful resources and inspiration for creative minds</b><p>CoDrops have an extremely popular …

Designing Airbnb’s Website: An Interactive Mockup Exercise

You're reading Designing Airbnb’s Website: An Interactive Mockup Exercise, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

UI Design

Prototyping Just Went to the Next Level With Framer

Advertise here with BSA<br>The latest version of Framer brings closure (well, that’s my opinion anyway) to the ‘should designers code’ argument. Never …

Web Development

Quit Designing Websites That Simply Look Good. Create Sites That Work.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a lot of cool things you can do with your website. After all, web technology is amazing, right? What's more, I’m personally a huge fan of visual content, interactive elements and killer design.<p>However, I’ve also seen the dangers …

UI Design

How to Measure Color Contrast, for Web Accessibility

The essence of accessible color contrast is simple. Given a foreground color and a background color, the contrast between those two must be …

Accessibility

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful

These bad habits can creep up on anyone. Learn how you can eliminate them and boost your success.<p>The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing …

Introducing the User-Centered Design Canvas

April 29, 2016I’d like to tell you a little story, a story about how a problem I faced inspired me to create a simple UX design tool. For the last …

UX Design

Surprise: 1990s Design Trends Are Coming Back

The 1990s gave us so much: Koosh balls, slap bands, dial-up Internet, and the Taco Bell Chihuahua. (Ranked in no particular order.) And while these all evoke warm feelings of nostalgia -- or maybe that's just a taco craving -- some '90s trends should be left in the past, especially when it comes to …

Home Decorating

How to Create a UI That Users Can Trust

What does trust have to do with web design? Quite simply, everything. In a world where people hear about digital security breaches almost daily, …

UI Design

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Web Form Design Best Practices: 5 Useful UI Patterns

From a technical standpoint, forms are easy. A dollop of HTML, a dash of CSS, a serving of your favorite back-end code, and you’re ready to go. But …

Designing in a war room

Sometimes you need a much bigger canvas than a computer screen to really see things.The post Designing in a war room appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

A bird's eye view into how Uber designs for cities across the world

Uber's Ethan Eismann to talk at our NYC conference on designing transportation for tomorrow's cities<p>When Uber arrived on the scene in 2010, they had …

Pepsi’s Focus on Designing Emotional Experiences To Impact Business Objectives

<i>Insights from</i> <i>FirstMark’s</i><i>Design Driven NYC</i><i>, a monthly event and community that lives at the intersection of design, user experience, and technology.</i> …

Changing the Cursor with CSS for Better User Experience (or Fun)

CSS can control the appearance of a cursor. There are a ton of options available to us and we've covered them pretty thoroughly in the ol' Almanac …

How Adding Personality Can Make UX Design More Relatable and Engaging

Karin Schmidlin is all about injecting heart and soul into her projects.<p>She brings this to her work at the University of Waterloo where she is both a …

An Atomic workflow for design & development at Nordnet.

<i>We’ve recently introduced Atomic Design to manage our digital assets and workflow, increase speed, and maintain consistency across our product</i> …

How to Prevent Negative Emotions in the User Experience of Your Product

Learn to prevent negative emotions in the user experience of your product. As a User Experience (UX) designer, you want users to enjoy using your …

UX Design

The Little Black Book of Intuitive Web Application Design

A web app that isn’t easy to use will not win many hearts.<p>But designing a user-friendly interface is no joke either.<p>What do my users want? How will …

Handy Tips for Improving Web UX for Better Conversion Rates

March 28, 2016The UX community spent much of last year talking about error pages, reducing the form lengths, optimizing performance, etc. All valid …

UX Design

Front-End Style-Guides: Definition, Requirements, Component Checklist

<b>Summary:</b> Front-end style-guides help efficient design and testing, and enforce UI consistency. We present 8 style-guide requirements and 25 common …

Style Guides

Make Your Sketch a Super Hero with Free App Booster Plugins

4.5/5 (2)<p>I have showcased Sketch app UI kits for you recently. This blog post can be considered a kind of that article sequel as MonsterPost team …