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Two tools on Amazon under $20 each that are total game-changers

Listen, we don’t cover tools very often here on BGR. So when we do, you know you had better pay attention. We’ve been digging through Amazon’s tool …

Woodworking

Smart Sensors in Farming: 10 Startups to Watch in 2018

Precision farming is providing invaluable tools to agricultural producers as they face the demands of providing food for an ever-increasing …

Async Therefore Await

This talk is an introduction to async/await in JavaScript, why it's better than Promises, how it works and how to use it today.

GitHub

Stylish Web Design for Personal Website and Portfolio

Daniel Tan share a beautiful web design project on his Behance profile. It's for his personal website and portfolio. It features a simple layout with …

Bringing Back Skeuomorphic Design

It’s easy to see skeuomorphic design pieces as dated, writes designer Michael Flarup. That’s starting to change.<p><i>This story was adapted from the original on Prototypr.</i><p>Last Thursday I posted some recent work to Dribbble. More than 10,000 views later, we could be starting a revival movement. The …

UI Design

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

Here's how to remove the bias from your UX design

From the way we ask our users an ethnicity question in an online form to the promise of designing an entire world in Virtual Reality, we, as designers, could be missing the opportunity of breaking stereotypes and misconceptions, instead of perpetuating them.<p>Design can’t just be incidental. Our work …

UX Design

25 Open Source Website Templates [FREE] for Easy Modification

Thousands of people create and release websites every day. Even though we’re talking about businesses, startups, <b>personal websites</b> or <b>portfolios</b>, every …

Web Design

10 Smallest & Fastest Frontend Web Dev Frameworks

You're reading 10 Smallest & Fastest Frontend Web Dev Frameworks, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Handy

Lean and Mean: Power of Minimalism in UI Design.

Simple doesn't mean primitive. Less isn't vague. Short doesn't say little. Air doesn't equal emptiness. Today we are talking about minimalism. In the …

UI Design

Thinking About Design Thinking

I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the rabbit hole of successive Google image searches …

The Atlassian Design System: Creating Design Harmony at Scale

When Atlassian expanded their focus on design in 2012, Jürgen Spangl was hired as the new Head of Design. One of the first projects he initiated was …

UX Design

How to Write Smarter User Stories for Product Design and Development

Most of you probably have some tried-and-true best practices that you lean on to formulate requirements and articulate what needs to be done. In many …

User Stories

A framework for creating a predictable & harmonious spacing system for faster design-dev handoff

<i>Enabling design & development teams to use spacing deliberately for improved readability and consistency in product</i><p>I recently worked on defining the …

Visual Design

Tests Go First. Usability Testing in Design.

A tech guru, Steve Jobs, once said: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Unfortunately, some people still …

UX Design

This Chrome Extension Is Like X-Ray Vision For Web Design

What powers the sites you use every day? What language was it programmed in? What fonts does it use? How does it track people who visit? Those details usually take some digging to uncover–but a new browser extension for Chrome called WhatRuns instantly surfaces the tools and programs that power any …

Web Design

Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done

<b>Summary:</b> Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed personas include the same information and also add behavioral and …

UX Design

The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

July 24, 2017Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web …

Web Design

Design principle: Error & Forgiveness

Making errors is an integral part of the way we humans live. We trip over when we are learning to walk and we press the wrong buttons when we use new …

UX Design

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

UX Design

Quotabit - A Habit Tracking App Concept

Feel free to comment and make rebounds. :D<p>We love reading quotes that inspire us. And we want to have good habits too. This concept app mixes these …

My friends hate SoundCloud iOS so I redesigned it for them

<i>If I wanted to redesign SoundCloud, I had to start from scratch</i>.<p>1. Music streaming and discovery is a very social activity <br>2. Making playlists is …

Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker

What could be so difficult about designing a <b>decent date picker</b>? Basically, we just need an input field and an icon that represents a calendar clearly …

Web Design

The Reflective Level of Emotional Design

“Few products become iconic in people's lives in the way that, say, the Sony® Walkman® did. The iPod is quickly ascending to that status. Clearly …

Interaction Design

Back To The Grind With UX And UI: Links You May Have Missed

After a long weekend, we caught up on happenings in UX/UI design, including color theory and a wacky game that simulates the ‘thrill’ of computer …

Color Management

Dropdown alternatives for better (mobile) forms

Using dropdown menus in forms might seem a no-brainer: they don’t take much space on the UI, they automatically validate the input, all browsers and …

UX Design