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We like to write about design, research, coding, and mentor new designers. You can also find posts, opinion pieces, strategy, theories and ideologies related to our industry.
Design

Optimizing images for web performance

This is part two of a two-part series on the best practices for designing with images. Read part one here. Inattention to images can slow down web performance and hurt your metrics. Here’s how designers can ensure they are optimizing images for web performance! Website performance is an essential factor for improved user experience and […]

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Design

5 Best Practices for Designing with Images

This is part one of a two part series on the best practices for designing with images. Designing with images increases engagement Why? Humans are visual creatures This is why visuals matter when it comes to capturing the attention of people. In this article, we will review five best practices for designing with images that […]

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Business

Dark UX: Crime Doesn't Pay

The Villainy of Dark UX   When a website is not providing the results you need, it can be tempting to trick users to navigate, interact, or behave the way you need. Initially, it may work in your favor. However, it will create animosity towards your product and brand that will ultimately turn users away […]

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Design

B2B SaaS design vs B2C SaaS design

How designing for B2B SaaS products is different from vs B2C SaaS products B2B SaaS product design has fundamental differences from designing B2C products. When designers work on B2B products, they need to approach key areas differently. Why? Because of the differences in how B2B companies use products. To be brutally honest, I came into […]

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Tips & Advice

Investing in UX Design Improves ROI

UX Design is a lucrative investment. “Every $1 invested in UX results in a return of $2 to $100” is a commonly used phrase in the UX design sphere. However, investing in research and design can feel less like an investment, and more like a sunk cost. When success can vary, investing in UX may […]

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Design

How to design for a CMS

UX design for content management systems isn’t the same as designing for a static application Design for a CMS requires specific design techniques that allow for reusability and flexibility without breaking the design. It’s no secret that a large majority of web applications — including mobile apps — are powered by CMS. These include WordPress, […]

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