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10 Unexpected Sources of Design Inspiration

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There’s a source of inspiration for every type of design you can think of. Struggling to create the perfect font pairing? Head to Typewolf. Searching for ideas for your website redesign, or a specific webpage? Browse Crayon. Looking for all-around epic sources of design inspiration? Check out the latest crop of Webby Award winners. But […]

UX Lessons from Amazon: 4 Hacks Guaranteed to Boost Conversions

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I’ll admit, Amazon’s visual design is awful and kind of outdated. I’m sure many designers and UX experts will agree with me on that, so naturally, an article stating UX lessons from Amazon might raise some eyebrows at first. Bare with me though. While Amazon still has much work to do in terms of visual […]

15 Color Schemes From Disney Heroes and Villains

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The Walt Disney Company was first established in 1923, and their first full-length film, Snow White and The Seven Dwarves was released in 1937. What’s interesting about the character of Snow White, is that she’s one of the most archetypal symbols of “Good” in the Disney universe. In the story, the Evil Queen is envious […]

How Nostalgia in Web Design Captivates Users (with examples)

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Nostalgia makes users feel warm inside. Suzanne Scacca explains the user psychology behind this, and how we can utilize the effects of nostalgia in web design on users for higher conversions and engagement (with examples). ——— Right now, more than ever before, we’re seeing all sorts of nostalgic throwbacks causing us to reminisce about the […]

A Designer’s Guide to Fast Websites and Perceived Performance

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Faster websites do better across a whole variety of metrics. Speeding up websites improves SEO and therefore click-through rates, so faster websites rank better, and it boosts conversions, so it definitely improves user experience as well. As a web designer you’ll want to do everything that you possibly can do to make your website faster, […]

7 Super-Useful Chrome Extensions for Designers in 2017

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All designers have their own way of working. Whether you design directly in the browser (with code, I mean), or you only use web browsers for live-testing web designs in real-time (or otherwise), there are plenty of Chrome extensions for designers that will make your life exponentially easier. My biggest pet peeve? Having to open […]

Punctuation & Grammar: Bridging the Gap Between UX and Copywriting

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Punctuation? Grammar? UX design? What? Yes, you heard me! Punctuation and grammar is vital for an optimal reading experience, and in turn, an optimal user experience. A simple comma can be the difference between a text making complete sense, or not making sense at all. Web design is approximately 95% typography. This was true 11 […]

Here are the 5 Things Great Designers Do Differently

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Demand for UX designers is rising every year. General Assembly estimates that UX design will be one of the most-promising careers in 2020, but with more demand…comes more supply. Here are the 5 things great designers do differently to beat their competition. ——— Pretty much every sector from health, to finance, to tech, and even […]

How to Build a Virtual Design Team with 99designs

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99designs is an on-demand marketplace where companies seek to find their dream design by running design contests (anything from business cards, to logos, to websites…I could go on). Many companies also use 99designs to curate their own on-call virtual design team. Think: The Avengers, but for teams of super-designers handpicked by you. “Projects” is useful […]

12 of the Best Dribbble Designers to Follow

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Most designers, whether they’re web designers, mobile app designers or graphic designers, are familiar with Dribbble. This powerhouse designer community is not only a social network of creative artists, but it’s also a magnificent hub of endless inspiration, and some of the best Dribbble designers also offer free design resources. While Dribbble’s invite-only membership system […]