How to Design for Long-Form Content

Our attention span has significantly decreased over the last 10 years. Users are no longer interested in reading lots of content. So how do we make or design a long form that is effective and successful? Long form content in conjunction with good UX design can solve this issue. Users tend to like a good story and long-form content is a great way to create an immersive and engaging experience. In this article, we will share a few examples of…...

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Best Apps to Improve Productivity For Design Teams in 2019

We live in a world that often seems to be preoccupied with doing things faster and better. In other words, preoccupied with ever-increasing productivity. Faster and better is good, but it can also take a toll. The digital age has brought with it a host of powerful productivity tools to help us manage our projects. However, it has also brought with it more to do, and less time to do it in. How do we deal with this mixed blessing…...

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Looking Back at the Awwwards 2018 Websites of the Month

Every year without fail, Awwwards.com picks the very best websites to hand out a Site of the Month award, based on design, usability, creativity, content, and mobile-friendliness. While it’s true that many website owners prefer the ease and accessibility of CMS software – particularly when they can have a review of the best platforms – many more hold the desire to push the envelope regarding what’s possible on the World Wide Web. To celebrate the website owners who wish to…...

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9 Common UX Problems and Solutions

People are hard-wired to recognize patterns. From the shapes in clouds to predictable stock market fluctuations, people see things that sometimes don't exist. UX designers can use this to their advantage. By studying users behavioral patterns, designers are able to see how users navigate pages, use a menu option and how they use your site.  If you use the internet on a regular basis, you are bound to notice a lot of UX patterns and problems associated with it. Some solutions to these…...

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10 Excellent WordPress Plugins to Use This Year

You’ll find yourself in situations where you want to add some functionality into a website. However, it isn’t readily available on WordPress or in the WordPress theme you’re using. You can assign the task to a developer or do it yourself if you have the time and the expertise. Plugins usually offer a better solution. There are thousands of WordPress plugins on the market. Thus, your chances of finding what you need are quite favorable. Plugins typically come in three…...

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Understanding and Designing With a Grid System

Creating a structure for your designs can be difficult and time-consuming. Applying a grid system to your layout can help structure the contents better and improve your overall design process. It is a tried and tested technique that was first introduced for print layout. When you have a good system in place, you are bound to achieve consistency. Grids act as an invisible glue that holds all the elements in your design together. Grids can be applied to interactive design as well.…...

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Defining Design Constraints When Designing for a Client

As graphic designers, we work with color, typography, and other elements of design every day. There are many amazing resources and free assets available for designers today. Sometimes having too many options can feel overwhelming and can lead to a lack of clarity especially when designing for clients. With an entire color landscape available to help you hone your skill, it would make sense to establish some parameters when choosing different elements for your design. By narrowing down this landscape…...

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6 Must-Follow Rules for Creating a Beautiful UI

User Interface is the surface plane that connects a user to the device he or she is interacting with. UI design of an app or web application usually should help convey the essence of the brand, its story, functionality and overall value of the product. It is a critical step in creating a product. When done well can enhance the overall functionality of the app. Users should be able to efficiently use the product -- this means that as UI…...

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Making Your UI Fully Responsive in Sketch

The number of people using their mobile devices to surf the web is growing and if your site is not optimized to work on a mobile device then you are run the risk of losing potential customers and clients. Practically every client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It is almost impossible to keep up with the growing need of making your website compatible with endless new resolutions and devices. Is there a way around? This is…...

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Functional Art : 7 Reasons to Apply Illustrations to Your UI Designs

The word illustration itself stands for the idea of throwing light onto something. To take a complex idea and translate it to a visual representation is not an easy task. Illustrations can help the viewer understand and clarify an intangible idea or experience. Historically illustrations have been a big part of print stuff like newspapers, editorials, books, posters, flyers and educational materials. Lately, it has found itself a place in digital media. Due to its abilities to evoke an emotional and visual…...

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