Tag - Design

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design principles that underpin everything we do. In the second article in my series for Adobe XD, I’ll explore the foundations that enable us to establish some universal principles of UX. These principles, which should sit at the heart of everything we design and build, are critical and will stand the test of time: Articles on Smashing Magazine [...]

Ghost Button Design: Is This Really Still A Thing (And Why)?

For such a small design element, buttons sure are a complicated one to tackle. It makes sense, what with call-to-action buttons serving as the next step in your visitors’ path to conversion. Mess that up and you might as well say “bye-bye” to business. Though we have a good understanding of the types of button design rules that universally work, there will be times when you’re surprised by a rogue element that performs well. Articles on Smashing Magazine — For [...]

Web Design Weekly #302

Headlines React Performance Fixes on Airbnb Listing Pages Joe Lencioni explains the techniques he used to profile Airbnb’s listing pages, the tools he used to optimize it and see the scale of the impact it had. (medium.com) How Stripe Designs Beautiful Websites (leejamesrobinson.com) Claim Your .design Domain Name…Before Someone Else Does ​Grab a free .design domain name for your website or portfolio! Unlike .com or .net, .design is a domain that reflects what you do and makes your branding look better. Your .design domain [...]

Using Design Workouts To Build World-Class Design Teams

What do the makers of the most successful products in the world, whether digital or physical, have in common? I bet they put design and user experience at the center of everything they do. These companies recognize that the smallest detail can make or break a product. The best design ideas, though, are made not in isolation, but by strong, well-rounded teams. So, how do you cultivate a strong design team? Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And [...]

The Evolution Of User Experience Design

(This series of articles is kindly supported by Adobe.) We’re fortunate enough to be working at an incredibly exciting time in our industry. Yes, the challenges are considerable, but the opportunities are – equally – transformational. It’s never been a more exciting time to work as a User Experience (UX) designer. Great designers deliver wonderful, considered and memorable experiences. Doing that isn’t easy and – through this series of articles – I’ll provide a wealth of pointers to ensure [...]

Web Design Weekly #302

Headlines Debugging React performance with React 16 What happens when your components suddenly don’t feel fast anymore? Where do you look? How do you fix it? Ben Schwarz, the founder of Calibre points you in the right direction. A must read if you work with React. (calibreapp.com) What makes a good design principle? (matthewstrom.com) Sponsor Web Design Weekly and reach over 26,707 passionate designers and developers Articles Media Queries Based on Element Width with MutationObserver In this article Ali Alaa explores a JavaScript approach to add [...]

Web Design Weekly #301

Headlines Interface Bryn Jackson puts forward a proposal for an interchangeable format between design tools and developer tools. (spectrum.chat) Welcome to the new Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) Articles WTF is a Source Map A much needed post all about source maps. Richard Schneeman begins explaining the basics like, what is a source map, how exactly do source maps work and then goes into more detail towards the end of the post. (schneems.com) Happier HTML5 Form Validation Dave Rupert shares some finding from a recent client project that I’m [...]

Designing Ethics: Shifting Ethical Understanding In Design

The influence of design is expanding beyond the realms of typography and objects and into healthcare, public policy, education, financial services, and more. Designers working in these emerging design fields are responsible for projects that have significant and fundamental impact on the quality of people’s lives with clear ethical implications. In healthcare, for example, designers are responsible for creating everything from the industrial designer’s medical device that keeps a heart beating to the service designer’s physical layout of an [...]

A Comprehensive Guide To Web Design

   (This is a sponsored post). Web design is tricky. Designers and developers have to take a lot of things into account when designing a website, from visual appearance (how the website looks) to functional design (how the website works). To simplify the task, we’ve prepared this guide.In this article, I’ll focus on the main principles, heuristics and approaches that will help you to create a [...]

Web Design Weekly #300

Headlines The Burden of Precision Daniel Eden has been at the forefront of design thinking for sometime and this recent piece is a must read. He goes into detail about why we should share the load and responsibility of precise, perfect designs between designers and engineers. (daneden.me) Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum It’s by far the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 launched in 2004. (blog.mozilla.org) 120+ Unique, Premium Typefaces – 31 Font Families – only $ 9 It’s time to fall into a [...]