Category: Design & UX

3 Overlooked Tweaks to Optimize Website Usability

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According to Adobe, given 15 minutes to consume content, two-thirds of users would rather consume something that’s visually appealing, than something plain. But, users also expect websites to load in less than 5 seconds at least, therefore designing a website (or app) for speed and satisfaction should be every designer’s focus. It’s difficult to overlook […]

Introducing Microsoft’s Fluent Design System

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We’ve seen leading companies implementing either their own design languages, or existing ones such as Google’s Material Design. Think of a design language as a well-documented guideline for creating apps and websites with an intuitive, engaging and consistent appearance. Microsoft recently unveiled their Fluent Design System, which is intended for use on a wide range […]

Putting the “App” in Progressive Web Apps

The web is better than ever. You can now build fast, rich app-like experiences. As Googler Zach Coch said: The line between what is web and what is app is more blurry than it’s ever been. And this is a great opportunity to get better at creating those incredible experiences. But the web has its […]

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I’ll admit, Amazon’s visual design is awful and kind of outdated.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 […]

7 Astonishing Artists and Designers to Follow on Behance

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Our #1 design writer, Gabrielle Gosha, talks about the most astonishing artists and designers to follow on Behance when you need an inspiring creativity boost. Here’s her top 7. Bob Dylan once said: “Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” So…if you’ve ever struggled to find design […]

5 Fast Tools For Generating Polished Product Mockups

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When you hear the word ‘mockup’, it usually refers to a lo-fi website/app layouts. Today I want to talk about another type of mockup, product mockups. These are the mockups you might make to ‘show the product in action’. Typically they take your site, template, theme or mobile app and show it off by setting […]

Incredible Design Tools & Resources, August 2017

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Keeping up to date with the latest design tools, resources, apps, books and trends is tough, and sieving through the things that are relevant, useful and interesting to us is even tougher. Which is why we’ve started a Product Hunt collection showcasing the absolute best design tools and resources that we’ve discovered, some of which […]

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 […]