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The Best UI/UX Design Books & Resources for Designers (Updated)

This is a list of the best UI/UX books and resources recommended by the major professional websites and blogs covering UI design, UX design, and web d …

Top 25 Free WordPress Plugins and Why They’re So Damn Popular

Ever wondered what the most popular free WordPress plugins are and why they’re so freaking popular? Knowing the answer could help you understand …

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What's New in WordPress 4.5 — SitePoint

<i>This article is outdated, check out what’s new in WordPress 4.6 here.</i><p>WordPress 4.5 has just been officially released, named ‘Coleman’ to honor the …

7 Best WordPress CRM Plugins for Your Business

Are you looking for a WordPress CRM plugin for your business website? A CRM (customer relationship management) system allows you to manage leads and …

CRM

Italian Design Studio Gives A Fun Twist To Everyday Stuff

Take the usual household paraphenalia - mugs, lamps, vases, clocks - and turn them into unusual, unfussy works of art on a small but very appealing …

Avant-garde

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 …

13 Super-Easy Ways to Immediately Improve Your SEO

What comes to mind when you see the term “SEO“? Where do you focus all your energy when you’re trying to improve your search rankings?<p>Most people …

Mobile Devices

The 10 Best Sketch Plug-ins

I think one of the best features of Sketch is their vibrant plug-in community who continues to work to create new functionality and features that you …

Style Guides

Chris Ozer on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>Ryan: If you could give advice to someone just starting out in photography, what would it be?</b><p>I think it goes back to what we were talking about …

The pro guide to the perfect UX portfolio

While other industries can get away with presenting only the final product or explaining the results, UX and UI design is different. More than just seeing a well-made website, most employers want to know <i>how</i> you solve problems, and case studies show just that.<p>“Don’t obsess over visual showcases,” …

UX Design

13 Warning Signs That Your Blog Design Stinks (And How to Fix It)

Starting a blog that readers love depends on two important things: user-friendly responsive design and useful content in your blog posts. Once you …

UX is Not UI: The Differences And Why They Matter

Wikipedia defines a logical fallacy as an “argument whose stated premises may fail to adequately support its proposed conclusion.”<p>These types of …

User Persona Creator by Xtensio (It's free forever!)

What is Xtensio?<p>Xtensio is a creative collaboration platform to design living documents, work together with internal and external teams, and flexibly …

UX Design

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

Creating A Frictionless UX Strategy

No Barrier To Access<p>In user experience, friction is defined as interactions that inhibit people from intuitively and painlessly achieving their goals …

Design of Complex Forms: For Responsiveness, Accessibility and Friction Free Experience

Filling in <b>online forms</b> is an inevitable part of living our lives online and digitizing our world. But do they have to be so onerous.Offline, forms …

5 Ridiculously Common Misconceptions about UX — SitePoint

What would you say if I said User Experience, (a.k.a UX) was your obligation rather than an option?<p>Though the term was coined in the mid-90’s by Don …

How to land that dream UX role

In a recent post for the Firebrand Talent Ideas Ignition Blog, I talked in depth about how to get ahead in UX. I focused on a few pointers that will …

Consistency in UI Design: Creativity Without Confusion

Creativity Without Confusion<p>Practical explanation of how to apply different types of consistency,<br>• See how tasteful inconsistency refreshes your …

UI Design

Designing Mobile UX

<b>Creating A Captivating User Experience</b><p>As the mobile channel matures and technologies develop, so too does the field of Mobile User Experience. Good …

Can Good Design Be Measured?

By Pamela PavliscakPublished: April 20, 2015“Teams need to have a way to know whether they’ve achieved their goal.”Recently, I was invited to speak …

Web Design

The Dollars and Sense of UX

I visited with a customer recently who told me about a training program his company holds every 18 months for new contractors. The company needs to …

UX Design

Top 10 Tips to Set Up a UX Center of Excellence - SAP News Center

In my experience, about 50 percent of the screens our customers use are not developed by SAP but instead are adapted or developed by partners or the …

UX Design

20 techniques for designing great user experiences

Positive user experiences don't happen by accident. Research is needed to better understand what users are seeking.<p>User experience (UX) is more than …

How To Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO and co-founder of productivity app Twoodo. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>Unless you do your job exclusively via email, there’s no excuse for you to have that tab or app open. There I said it..<p>But you do have it open most of the time, right? It’s hard to …

Some Of The Best UX And UI Resources

The tools you are using today may not be ideally suited for the next web or app design project you take on. Newer tools are constantly being …

How to Create a Web Navigation Model

Your navigation model is the path to each user goal. Often there is more than one user, and each user may have multiple goals! It's also to review …

Web Design

Interaction Design: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter?

Last week, we wrote about the basic set of skills a junior UI/UX designer needs for their first role. Now, we’ll delve a bit further into a core part …