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10 Foods to Cleanse and Care For Your Liver

Shaped like a boomerang and coming in at a mere three pounds, your liver works hard for you everyday, possibly more than you could imagine. It’s the …

Wellness

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

Mobile Devices

How To Make Your Home Look Like You Hired An Interior Designer

Here at Freshome, we have a lot of respect for interior designers and all of the hard work they put into their designed spaces. It takes a certain …

How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint

To mentor 150 startups in its portfolio, Google Ventures developed a five-day design process. Here, the method’s mastermind, Jake Knapp, details how your company can run its own sprint to solve a big problem.<p><i>Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google</i> …

Design

Pixels are expensive

The other day I was reading through What Every Frontend Developer Should Know About Webpage Rendering and I came away feeling like it missed out some …

Web Development

Just What is a UX Manager?

Earlier this week, I wrote quick blog post, calling out seven lessons for UX managers from this year’s MX conference. Then on Twitter, Livia Labate, …

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Developing Design Principles

In my Parti & the Design Sandwich talk, I highlight the role <b>design principles</b> can play in keeping complex, multi-stakeholder projects moving toward a …

UI Design

Creating Great Design Principles: 6 Counter-intuitive Tests

by Jared M. Spool<p><i>Universal, Human, Clean</i><p><i>Useful, Fast, Simple</i><p>These are design principles, the first three from the Facebook design team and the latter …

Facebook Design Principles

As with any design organization, there are certain beliefs we hold at Facebook, certain qualities that we strive for in our work. It's what enables …

Constant Contact Blog

There is no greater pride than helping your own community succeed. By joining together with your local customers, businesses, nonprofits and …

8 Terrific Web Tools for Finding and Creating Data Visualizations

This is one of my favourite data visualization tools. Infogr.am is easy to use and free of charge. Among the features it provides to its users are …

5 CSS Effects Libraries for Supercharging Your Designs

(<b>Note:</b> The link above goes to an Italian-language website.)<p>magic is an interesting collection of CSS3 effects. The magic project is inspired by …

Web Development

Fresh Breath of Polygonal Style in Website Design

Polygonal style has definitely found renewed interest.<p>Amid extensive use of flat style graphics, visual storytelling solutions, rich content media …

Bored of selfies? Try ASCIIcam.

This selfie thing is getting all too common, why not take a different approach? ASCIIcam is a fun site that takes your photo using characters from the ASCII coding scheme.<p>First spotted by PSFK, ASCIIcam’s settings allow you to tweak the image to make it ‘brighter’ or ‘dimmer’, but this is for …

How to Improve Your Product and Design Taste

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>In a data-driven world, taste is one of the few qualities that manages to elude …

20 pro tips for creating inspirational mood boards

When trying to convey a design idea to win pitches and get an early sign-off, moods, feelings and visions can be difficult to communicate verbally. …

5 Predictions of Modern Web Design

The web and graphic design industry is expanding in leaps and bounds. However, each year brings its own unique surprises. We foresee many trends …

Web Design

3 Keys to Feeling Happy, No Matter What Happens

<b>“Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~Proverb.</b><p>The year 2013 was the happiest …

3 Great Websites for Free Public Domain Pictures to Use in Class

March 18, 2014<br>Below are three websites I am adding to the list of the best platforms for public domaine pictures. You can use these resources to …

Mobile UX Sharpens Usability Guidelines

<b>Summary:</b> Many guidelines are similar for mobile and desktop design, but their mobile interpretation is much more unforgiving.<p>My recent column Mobile …

Tablet Usability: Findings from User Research

<b>Summary:</b> Flat design and improperly rescaled design are the main threats to tablet usability, followed by poor gestures and workflow.<p>We’ve now …

Using Questionnaires for Design Research

How do you ask the right questions?<p>In this article, I share a bunch of tips and practical advice on how to write and use your own surveys for design …

Techniques For Gracefully Degrading Media Queries

It Depends<p>If you’re looking for the more honest, truthful answer to pretty much any question on web design and usability, here it is: It depends. – …

Style Tiles

Style Tiles are a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for the …

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 2: Test Day

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Brenden Mulligan is a co-founder and designer at Cluster, and previously created Onesheet, MorningPics, ArtistData, and others.</i> <i>This is the second part of a three-part series on how we run live user testing at</i> <i>Cluster</i><i>. After months of constant iteration, we’ve paused to focus on testing</i> …

How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Brenden Mulligan is a co-founder and designer at Cluster, and previously created Onesheet, MorningPics, ArtistData, and others. Find him on Twitter @mulligan.</i><p>At Cluster, we’re big fans of iteration and experimentation. Since we launched publicly in February 2013, we have rapidly …