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Is Web design becoming irrelevant?

The heart and soul of design is making the user happy.<p>In order to satisfy users, you must design beyond the page. You need to understand the entire journey, especially how people use your website as part of a multi-device experience.<p>So is Web design becoming irrelevant? Or does it require us to …

26 Digital Typography Rules for Beginners

The beautiful art of typography is clearly one of the most basic skills every designer should master. After all, it’s one thing that can make or …

Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up – responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your site outlines with a responsive framework.<p>But some of the talk is shifting to adaptive Web design. The …

Web Design

Design the Beginning

Pretty much any time we design something new, we start at the middle.<p>See, the middle is when someone has a problem — she’s bored, she has a question, …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

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5 Avoidable Reasons Your Company Website Is Failing

My agency Intechnic has been creating websites since 1997. Over the years, however, I have seen many business websites underperform and ultimately fail. But why? Where are they going wrong?<p>In my experience, many business professionals simply fail to understand the most basic ingredients of a …

Mobile:2015

UI / UX Trends<p>Whether on an app screen, a web browser, or a wearable watch face, design is one of the most important drivers of consumer engagement. …

UI Design

A UX Lesson for Content Marketers: Your Invisible Advantage

The morning after, she was a mess. Wrinkled dress, cookie crumbs in her hair, and big bags under her eyes. My 2-year-old’s first whiny words after …

I am a product designer and these are my tools

<b>Notice – This article is pretty old. Check out our new blog minimalgoods for reviews on beautiful products for the home and office/strong></b>There are a …

Exploring Cards in Web Design

Web design is very dynamic. You can always see the web design landscape re-constructed with the emergence of new technologies, techniques, trends, …

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Seven Design Trends For Brand Promotion and Mobile Web Surfing

Nobody expects the web designing industry to be at a standstill. And it is not at a standstill. It is up and running with many new design trends …

iOS vs Android: Evolution of Design Philosophy

iOS and Android have been the two biggest players in the mobile industry since their inception. No doubt each OS has been doing wonders in the field …

How to conquer designer’s block

There’s a big difference between having no good ideas, and no ideas at all. Chances are, the more bad ideas you have, the more pressure you apply to come up with good ideas. In these cases, the best way to beat designer’s block is to get all the bad ideas out of your system.<p>Try designing a mockup …

7 elements of a website redesign process

Shopify Plus, the enterprise version of our hosted ecommerce platform, launched in February 2014 and was still in its first iteration when I asked if …

How to redesign a logo in a day

Redesigning an identity is no easy feat. But imagine you had just one day to do it. Impossible, right? Wrong. Always up for a challenge, that's …

25 excellent UX examples from ecommerce sites

I’ve taken a look at some successful ecommerce sites to see what they’re doing well from a UX point of view. GrazeThere are plenty of positives here. …

The 8 Dying Trends In Website Design To Stay Away From

When redesigning your website, it’s important to create a digital storefront that is, above all, usable and appealing to your ideal customer.<p>It’s …

​Google buys mobile UI design firm Pixate, makes its software free

Google has acquired mobile app prototyping firm Pixate to bolster its design team.<p>Google has acquired Pixate, a maker of software that helps …

Prototyping

The 10 Principles of Great Experience Design [Speed Summary]

Here’s a speed summary of Matt Watkinson’s new FT book on experience design that’s getting rave reviews – including from Rory Sutherland: The Ten …

How to combine Design Thinking and Agile in practice

“Innovation is no longer just about new technology per se. It is about new models of organisation. Design is no longer just about form anymore but is …

Project Management

iOS Design Rules to Break

<b>Summary:</b> Page control (dots), Submit at top, and the Plus (+) and Move icons are 4 common iOS patterns that cause usability problems in testing.<p>Large …

UX Design for Passwords and Registration Forms

Image: Mike Licht<p>Forms are a crucial part of the web design in 2015 – particularly since the rise of mobile has forced us to concentrate that much …

25 Tips for Effective Landing Page Optimization

Landing page design and aesthetics have long been up for debate (flat design? Parallax? eternal scroll?), but we’ve been able to pinpoint a healthy …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

How to perfect UX with design affordances

Affordances in design are important to usability and function. They’re one of the components of design that have to come together to provide an …

UI Design

10 Ways to Stop Your Designs From Looking the Same and Create Unique Stuff Quickly – Learn

<i>If you love designing from templates, have you ever worried that all your designs will end up looking the same?</i><p>If you’re familiar with Canva and use …

How To Perform A Mobile Usability Audit Of Your Website

In the wake of Mobilegeddon, ensuring a good experience for your mobile users is more important than ever. With Google now giving preference to mobile-friendly sites in the search rankings, now is the time to ensure optimal mobile performance by conducting a <i>mobile usability audit</i>.<p>Ensuring your site …

The Integral Role Design Plays in Technology - Inside UX and UI

Technology is developed in order to solve a problem or fulfill a need. <i>How</i> it does that depends greatly on its design. Design acts like a compass, …