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10 examples of highly effective welcome emails

One of the most important tools in your email marketing toolbox is an automated welcome email. When new contacts subscribe to your list, you want to …

11 Email Design and Marketing Mantras

5 SaaS customer onboarding templates to steal

Follow in the footsteps of the SaaS companies who really nail their onboarding experience.The post 5 SaaS customer onboarding templates to steal …

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How to design great 404 Error Pages

Getting a 404 Error page is very similar to many real-life situations. What do we mean? Well, for example, if you are an “I-don’t-need-a-map” kind of …

Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

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UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

Revealed: The powerful winning shots from 2017's Wildlife Photographer of the Year

10 Free Code Snippets for Creating CSS Content Cards

CSS content cards are a great way to organize listings of blog posts, products, services or just about any repetitive content. When well-designed, …

12 Best A/B Case Studies On Conversion Rates In Web Design

There’s so much to learn from case studies. They can help you reach conclusions for UX ideas, optimization techniques, and even written copy.For this …

10 Best Tools & Tips for Choosing a Website Color Scheme

Finding the perfect color combination for a website can be a challenging task, especially when you’re trying to make a particular design fit in with …

This Algorithm Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models

Is there an uncanny valley for selfies? Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have created an algorithm that can translate any front-facing 2D photo into a bizarrely realistic 3D image.<p>The algorithm works on photos of faces, fictional or real. It was trained using a …

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Toilets, Happiness, And Pancakes: What The World Asks Google For Help With

“We have become so dependent on off-loading, on relieving our brains from keeping certain basic, human information in storage, that we’ve forgotten how to do some fairly basic grown-up tasks.” That’s visualization editor Xaquín G.V. describing the results of his latest experiment, a collaboration …

Google News

It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Put in some chrome and shadeThe mania for "flat" user interfaces is costing publishers and ecommerce sites billions in lost revenue.…

Multifunctional Bed Designed as the Ultimate Adult Playground You’ll Never Want to Leave

We've all heard of a bed so comfortable you never want to leave, but what about a bed that's super functional? We've found the ultimate bed, one that not only looks cool, but is packed with ingenious design features to ensure you'll never want to leave.<p>Sold across a wide variety of Asian retailers, …

When Will Voyager Stop Calling Home?

The twin spacecraft still send data back to the planet they left 40 years ago.<p>Forty years after they left Earth, the Voyager twin spacecraft are still chugging along, logging 35,000 miles an hour as they zoom farther and farther into the cosmos.<p>“I’ve had people ask me, you mean the mission is still …

Web Design & Branding: Heartbeat Agency

We've featured the work of MindStudios in collaboration Heartbeat Agency for the Unight App. Now, let's take a closer look at the web design and …

Meet The Data Comic

A new genre of data viz borrows from a century-old form of visual communication.<p>Want to understand the proposed tax reform? Or how climate change made Hurricane Harvey worse? Or how global trade deals really work? The national conversation is increasingly hinging on numbers-driven topics, and for …

Data Visualization

Heatmap Visualizations from Signifier Eyetracking Experiment

<b>Summary:</b> These heatmaps are the results from a study on the effect of signifiers on user gaze patterns.<p>The experiment was conducted using stimulus …

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Going for Consistent Style and Color in Your Social Media Photos? This Video Explains How It's Done

Have you ever looked through someone's Instagram account and noticed that all of their images seemed to have a consistent color palette or style …

Universal Web Design Principles That Improve Usability And Conversion

I used to spend thousands of dollars hiring designers to create some fancy-looking web pages only to find out that they did nothing to improve my …

Get Stunning Starry Photos with this Easy Astrophotography Tutorial

Been wanting to shoot beautiful, long exposures of the starry night sky but don’t know where to start? The folks from Mango Street have shared some …

Photography

NASA Just Released This Absolutely Breathtaking Image of The Solar Eclipse in Infrared

Our eyes only saw a fraction of the beauty.<p>While millions across the continental US turned their eclipse glasses to the sky to watch the Sun …

Astronomy

Homepages Rarely Convert Because These 6 Elements Are Often Ignored

No, this headline isn’t clickbait.This article does contain critical homepage elements that are often overlooked. And you might be ignoring them. In …

Ted Hesser shot the most iconic eclipse photo of the century. Here’s how

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, on August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse, or “The Great American …

How to Navigate Google Analytics Like a Pro (Way Beyond the Basics)

It’s not often that we get this lucky.One of the most powerful analytics tools is right at our fingertips.I’m talking about Google Analytics.It …

10 Free Onboarding UIs Built With CSS and JavaScript

The goal of onboarding is to get new users acquainted with an interface. This comes in many different styles, and there is no right way to do it. But …

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

This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW

Here’s an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse …