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A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design

by Christopher Murphy

(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) When designing your user interface, it helps to have a system in place. This guide will help you find a solid UI approach that will stand the test of time.

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Designing A Perfect Responsive Configurator

by Vitaly Friedman

How would you design a responsive car configurator? How would you deal with accessibility, navigation, real-time previews, interaction and performance? Let’s figure it out. This article dives deep into the dos and don’ts of designing a …

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Laura Kalbag, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Laura Kalbag is a designer who has been dedicating her work to keeping the web accessible, diverse and secure, while designing honest, ethical and sustainable experiences. She's been working at Ind.ie, a non-profit fighting for social justice in the digital age, and on the web privacy tool Better. Laura also writes and teaches, most recently publishing Accessibility for Everyone and contributing to the Ethical Design Manifesto. Thanks for making the web more honest and humane, Laura!

Ruairi Galavan

A Framework For User Onboarding

“Onboarding is not a project or a feature – it needs to be an ongoing concern, a mission, a mindset, a strategy that needs to adapt over time as your product and business evolve.” Meet C.A.R.E., a simple framework that helps you create well-considered onboarding experiences.

Marko Dugonjic

Validating Aesthetics

Validating the usability of a user interface is relatively easy. But how can we truly test the quality of a visual design and the aesthetic preference of users? How can we test whether they approve of a visual design? Marko Dugonjic shares scientific methods that help you find out.

Andrey Salomatin

Systems Thinking In Management

When Andrey Salomatin moved into a product role after being an engineer for two years, things felt confusing and messy. Too many parties involved, too many projects to juggle. One year later, he feels much more comfortable in his new role, and maybe the principles he used will help you, too.

Nathan Yau

Visualizing The Uncertainty

Data is a representation of real life, but it’s also an abstraction, and as such, there’ll always be uncertainty in the numbers. How should you deal with this fact? Nathan Yau shares visualization options for the uncertainties in your data — each with its pros, cons, and examples.

Kornel Lesinski

A High-Quality GIF Encoder

You need to convert video frames to GIF? Then give Gifski a try. It uses pngquant’s fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. The result are crisp and clear GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.

Design Systems

Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin'.

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