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The User Onboarding Academy

Binge the course in under 60 minutes or get bite-sized chapters once a week<p>Not ready to sign up for the academy? Click here to check out these other …

Designing complex products – Perficient Digital Labs

<b>It’s our responsibility as designers to change the conversation. We need to educate our clients, bosses and teams on how to be successful in a design</b> …

Passport to Creativity

I think artists need to use their gifts to show people why climate change is such an important topic. Artists have the potential to make these places …

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015

2015 saw Apple’s design criticized, designing beyond the web & mobile screen, even more prototyping tools (including sneak peeks from Adobe), and it …

10 Web Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2014

New year, new styles: 2014 will definitely be an exciting year for web design. Industry experts are looking forward to see how fresh ideas in the …

Let It Go: Say Farewell To These 5 Web Design Trends

Trends come and go, especially in the fast-paced world of web design. Yet sometimes we hold onto old trends for too long when we should really be letting go and moving on.<p>As technology evolves, it’s easy to fall into the trap of repeating old patterns. The web design industry is constantly moving …

Color + Design Blog

If you thought 2013 brought an exciting array of web design trends with the popularity of flat design and parallax scrolling, then this list is going …

Life Beyond 960px: Designing for Large Screens

The premise behind a responsive web isn’t purely that websites be built in a mobile-friendly way. It’s about setting our content free so that it can …

Top 6 Web Design Trends For 2014

Marketing is all about staying on top of and, when ever possible, ahead of trends. Many of the trends that were spotted last year are still around …

Why Squarespace's $10 logo is no big deal for web designers

Squarespace's $10 logo design service has caused explosive outrage on Twitter. If Squarespace's 'Logos Made Simple' service has got you worried, …

Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014

As a web design enthusiast, I’m constantly on the look-out for what’s hot and what’s not in the web design world. While some may think that trends …

The Hottest Web Design Trends of 2014: Updated | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno.</i><p>The Web design community never gets tired of discussing previous, current and future trends… JUST …

18 pivotal web design trends for 2014

<b>What web design trends do you think we'll see in 2014? I'm betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes,</b> …

11 Resources for Website Design Inspiration

Attractive, user-friendly Web design can mean the difference between an interested customer and a lost lead. But not all founders make great designers and art directors, and it’s easy to imitate design principles that may not actually go over that well with your target audience.<p>To find out where …

Making the Web Sweeter with Food Network and Cupcakes

Codecademy Unveils Gorgeous Redesign of its 'Learn to Code' Site

With each passing year, the ability to understand and write code becomes increasingly valuable. The demand for competent developers is growing and the required skill set is seeping into professions where it simply wasn’t relevant a decade ago.<p>Codecademy has built an unparalleled reputation around …

Could Watch All Day: Mesmerizing Rotating Sand Art

This is a mesmerizing 15-minute video of an artist manipulating sand on a spinning surface to hypnotize your brain and make you do things you …

5 Tips For Building A Successful Niche Marketplace

<i>Leigh Middleton is the CEO and Co-Founder Six3.</i><p>A lot has been written about digital marketplaces – virtual spaces in which a market operates – and, similarly, about niches – narrow target markets. However, the two are rarely contemplated together.<p>Niche marketplaces have already proven to be a …

Don't Be Caught Off Guard By Bills Again Thanks To Bills Forecast

Bills Forecast ($1.99) by Minus 4º is a sleek app for helping you keep tabs of all of those pesky bills in your life. Managing your finances is one …

Littlebits

Littlebits is a new electronic building toy for kids, it brings the simplicity of the classic building block to the world of electronics, making …

Electronics

15 Mobile App Prototyping Tools to Create Prototype in a Day

Posted by Tomas Laurinavicius on July 13, 2016 - Get free updates of new posts<p>I have been writing about why you should start in mobile business, how …

Prototyping

A 5-Step Process For Conducting User Research

19 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

The Secret Law of Page Harmony

“A method to produce the perfect book.”<p>The <i>perfect</i> book. This is how designer-genius Jan Tschichold described this system. Not the <i>ok</i> book, nor the</i> …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent.<p>I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity …

Why Every Startup Should Hire A Senior Designer As Soon As Possible

Any emerging startup with a bold, innovative product can be held back by a lack of attention or focus on design.<p>Andy Budd is a UX designer and CEO of Clearleft, a digital design agency based in Brighton, England. He took to the stage at The Next Web Conference today to deliver a keynote on the …

Adobe Muse Tips: Hidden Hero

I’ve already shared on this blog how to achieve classic web design patterns with Adobe Muse: the scrolling menu, the catalog experience. It’s time …