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100+ Best Web Design Tools of 2018

Web Design Tools<p>Featured<p>Logo Design<p>Designevo (Free)<p>Create awesome looking logos with ease<p>Random generation of logos for your company<p>Logo Makr …

39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

Typography

Patrick Mooney UX

UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

The Sketch shortcuts you didn’t know about

Sketch is awesome. It’s used for wireframes, visual design and soon end-to-end prototyping. In fact it’s now a mainstay in the UI + UX world down to …

Eurovision News, Polls, Predictions and Rankings — with attitude!

It’s a miracle<p>Share<p>Pure Lorenzo!<p>Share<p>Ace, Adelén, Aitana & Ana, Freddy and Margaret<p>Share<p>Free-spirited but solemn<p>Share<p>The flame is burning<p>Share<p>Red, …

The best powerline networking kit

<i>By Samara Lynn</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After 5 hours of research and 29 hours of testing with 12 different kits, we found that the best powerline networking adapter for most people is the ZyXEL 1200 …

Why Sketch is the UI Designer’s best friend.

If you’re a web/UI/UX designer, work with one, or would like to become one, this article is for you.<p>Earlier this year, I decided to check out this …

Web Design

UX: a Process or a Task?

Gene is an interaction designer. During a sales call, he’s asked if he “does UX.” He assures the client that he does, and the client asks why he …

UX Design

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

UI Design

5 Design Tips to Prevent Shopping Cart Abandonment

Every eCommerce website experiences users who add products to their cart without making a purchase. UX designers need to work with web developers to …

eCommerce

9 Overlooked Things to Consider Before Going Mobile-First

Having mobile presence is no longer an added bonus for businesses; it’s a necessity. When taking a mobile-first approach, it’s important to remember that mobile and desktop are vastly different. Many elements get overlooked when making this transition, which can easily have a negative impact on …

Entrepreneurship

Idiot Buttons: The Placebo in UX Design

on December 13, 2016 /<p>Users love control. Even in an automated world, our user wants to control the machine. To know that it is under their bidding, …

The Top UX Trends of 2014

<b>This was another big year for experience design.</b> Biggest one yet? Sure, why not. There were too many developments, surprises, and shakeups to count, …

The Psychologist’s View of UX Design

You may have heard this story about an elephant:<p>A king brings six men into a dark building. They cannot see anything. The king says to them, "I have …

UI Design

What a Prototype Is (and Is Not)

<b>A good user experience doesn’t get delivered just like that.</b> It’s the result of the countless hours of efforts spent in the product development …

RSS

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30 Amazing Examples of Loading Bar Designs for Your Inspiration

Internet connections are getting faster and faster, but from time to time there are some moments when we need to wait. In this case, creative …

UX Tools

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.

30 Useful User Experience (UX) Tools

With the growing access to online services, websites and web applications have developed to become increasingly complex. If you are reading this …

MeasuringU: What UX Methods to Use and When to Use Them

There are a number of popular methods used in improving the user experience at all phases of research and design.<p>The following are some of the more …

Optimizing the Usability of Online Forms

Forms are the gatekeepers of the internet. They are often filled out as a starting point for one’s journey – such as signing up for an account. They …

6 Common Problems With The UX Process, And 6 Solutions!

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …