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Popular design news of the week: January 20, 2020 – January 26, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

 

Nototo – A Virtual Memory Palace of your Notes

 

Startup Colors – Killer Color Combos for your Internet Startup

 

The New Landing Page is to Have no Landing Page at all

 

Futuristic Patterns in Graphic Design

 

65 Best Creative Instagram Accounts for Design Inspiration

 

Improve your Sign-Up Form with Off-White Text Fields

 

PHP in 2020

 

OpenStudio – All-In-One Business Management Software

 

The Burnout List

 

My Favorite UX Research Mistake

 

My Personal Website – From Zero to Hero in 5 Years

 

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sleeping Positions on a Plane

 

UX Design Process: A Simple (but Complete) Guide

 

Google Releases 3 New Experimental Apps to Help Cut Down your Phone Usage

 

7 Requirements of a Holistic Design System

 

Isotope · Filter and Sort Magical Layouts

 

Movie Poster — Figma Plugin

 

10 Practical Principles for Designing Better Experiences

 

An ‘Ultimate Guide’ to ‘Tab Hoarding’

 

Why Design Systems Fail and How to Make Them Work in 2020

 

How to Design Emails that People will Actually Read

 

How to Build a Design System in Abstract

 

LinkedIn for Freelancers and Small Business Owners

 

Radiohead Launches Digital ‘public Library’ of the Band’s Archive

 

How to Kill a Startup Idea with Google Keyword Planner and AdWords: A Case Study

 

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Popular design news of the week: January 13, 2020 – January 19, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

 

Why I Quit Using Google

 

This is the One Skill Designers Need to Develop Most in 2020

 

The Definitive Guide to Landing Pages

 

Goodbye, Clean Code

 

Netflix Rejects their New Layout in this A/B Test

 

UX Design Trends Retrospective 2019

 

SPELLL

 

Design System Checklist

 

The Complete List of Font Formats and their Use

 

Hand-Picked List of the Best WordPress Themes in Every Niche for 2020

 

HTML Attributes to Improve your Users’ Two Factor Authentication Experience

 

3 Illustration Trends that will Be Big in 2020

 

Back to Basics in Typography

 

Typo Puns – Series of Fun Typographic Joke Posters

 

20 Best Number Fonts for Displaying Stylish Numbers

 

How to Make Money as a Product Designer

 

UXTweak: Platform for UX Researchers and Designers

 

Welcome to Apple: A One-party State

 

Yell Launches New Salary Tool for Graphic Designers

 

17 Trends in Illustration and Graphic Design to Meet 2020

 

Everything You Think You Know About Minimalism is Wrong

 

KPI is an Imperative Tool for UX Designers

 

Calculate Colors, Share Palettes

 

Being a Solo Founder: Pros, Cons, Tips and Tricks

 

How to Write your CTAs to Fit your Campaign

 

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Can Best Practice Replace Design Research?

Tempting it may be to skip the consultation process, but a ‘first principles’ approach is not going to cut it with the majority of your clients. The principles of design exist for a reason, but knowing when and how to break them is what separates great designers from good ones.

Heart-warming or not, co-creation with a client—the utopian ideal of shared vision—has its drawbacks. There are only so many times you can hear the words “brand strategy” before actually chewing your own face off. In the age of WordPress, Drupal and, dare I say it, Wix, it’s never been more tempting to pay lip-service to research and consultation. Instead of building a principles framework from scratch, why not roll out something from a template in a fraction of the time?

Well, in fact, there probably are situations where a simple WordPress-type approach will work really well. The trick is knowing when.

 

What Is “Best Practice” Anyway?

Well, exactly.

Even if you slept through design school, or didn’t go at all, you probably know the fundamentals already. And it’s true. If you stick to first principles, you won’t go far wrong. Here are some examples:

  • Color and Contrast: 2-3 colors maximum, use contrast to highlight important elements;
  • White Space: Use plenty of it, be consistent with proportions above and below;
  • Layout: Symmetric Grid. Err…Always. Work ‘above the fold’;
  • Typography: No more than 2-3 typefaces;
  • Logo: Long, top left, always;
  • Compexity vs Simplicity: Look for balance and visual interest;
  • Visual Hierarchy: Use color, contrast, size and complexity to highlight important elements;
  • Consistency: With all of the above, whatever you decide, be consistent;
  • And so on…

One size, though, doesn’t fit all. By bending and even breaking the rules sometimes, you’ll create designs that stand out and, more importantly, meet the real requirements of the brief.

 

The One Unbreakable Rule

It’s pretty hard to find a “Best Practice” that really works in every situation, but here’s one:

No matter what you’re doing, make sure you know why you’re doing it.

And, just in case you were wondering, “err…because it looks pretty?” and “because it’s easier than what I probably ought to do instead…” aren’t really reasons.

There are clearly situations where a client—whatever they may think—is best served by a simple off-the-shelf approach. Particularly if their budget is more Scrooge than Soros. The thing is, you probably still need to go through a research process to find out whether that’s the case or not.

 

When And How To Go Off Piste

Before or just after accepting the job, you’ll likely need to do some research with the client. This process should focus on (you guessed it) brand strategy.

Ideally, in the first instance, you’ll build a design principles framework. Whatever decisions you make after that (whether you’re going to stick to the rules or break them) should be justified with reference to the framework.

Here are some examples of situations where you might consider deviating from “best practice”:

You Want to Send a Particular Message

Take this site for a children’s fitness company, for example.

fitnessfinders

It clearly breaks all the rules about color and typeface, and a few more besides, but overall gives a sense of vibrance and playfulness, which of course is ideal for this market.

You Want to Draw Attention to Something

By ignoring the imperative to “work above the fold” and putting product and logo front and centre, candle manufacturer Waxxy draws the eye directly to their “product centred” philosophy and creates a sense of light and space:

waxxy

Natale’s Clothing uses additional fonts and a broken grid layout to emphasise content and create a sense of being “out of the ordinary”.

natales

 

You Want to Keep Things Clean

Legend has it, if you “put everything on the homepage” it’s good for SEO and easier for users. These days, though, there’s often a lot of information, and we prefer to have more space, even if it means a bit more browsing.

toke

If you visit Toke’s site here, you’ll see that they break the animation taboo in a subtle and effective way as well.

These are just a few examples, there are many more. In each case the key questions to ask are:

  1. How does it meet the brief?
  2. How does it help brand strategy?

 

When To Stick To The Script

A big consideration here will likely be the client’s budget. With the best will in the world, you’re going to struggle to create a logo, design a custom typeface, and build a multi-page site from scratch on $800. If that’s what the client’s asking for, and can’t understand the limitations, maybe consider saying no!

If, on the other hand, there’s scope to negotiate, where budgets are small and, in situations where, for example, the client has a small number of products and/or services, a single page WordPress site will often be exactly what they need. Here it’s not a question of “doing the bare minimum” but rather “not doing too much”. Even so, there will probably be bespoke elements that you can change to better fit the strategy.

Another important moment to check yourself, is whenever you’re not sure if an idea works. If you can’t justify a decision with reference to your design principles framework—or at least with reference to the client’s brand strategy—then it’s probably best to err on the side of caution.

 

Research or Best Practice?

In a word, both.

There are definitely situations where a “first principles” approach will be exactly what the client needs. Particularly if their budget is small and their needs are simple. Even in this case, though, a great designer will take the time to understand (or help to develop) the brand strategy, and add whatever tweaks are necessary. Each client and each brand is unique, and a designer’s job, if you think about it, is to reflect just that.

When using a bespoke approach, breaking with convention can, as we’ve seen, produce interesting and stylish results. It’s important, though, that each decision makes sense, and can be linked back to the brand strategy. If it can’t, it probably shouldn’t be in the design.

And whatever you do, don’t chew your face off.

 

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Popular design news of the week: January 6, 2020 – January 12, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

 

Design Trends 2020: Outside the Box

 

What are the 10 UX Trends for 2020?

 

Flat UI and a Half

 

Designers React to the New PS5 Logo (and it’s not Pretty)

 

This Website Lets You Name a HEX Code

 

Notably – Create Markdown Content, Code Snippets and Text Notes

 

New Logo and Identity for Fisher-Price by Pentagram

 

2019: Projects of the Year

 

Design Resolutions

 

Figma’s Features for the Entire Design Process

 

Instagram Font Generator

 

The Next Decade of Design will Be About Fixing the Last Century of Excess

 

Using the “Flywheel Effect” in Product Design

 

Neumorphism will not Kill the Skeuomorphism Star

 

Toyota’s Creepy New ‘Prototype Town’ is a Real-life Westworld

 

The End of “Someone”

 

Fritch – Free Vintage Typeface

 

The Split Personality of Brutalist Web Development

 

All Design Conferences

 

Anatomy of a Logo: The Star Wars Logo Evolution

 

6 Category Page Design Examples

 

Color Stuck? Try the Color Palette Finding Technique Graphic Designers Love

 

7 UI Trends to Watch in 2020

 

Here’s the Typography of the Next Decade

 

Designers Need to Get Paid. Let’s Ban ‘Exposure’ Once and for all

 

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Popular design news of the week: December 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

 

Re-Imagining the Bottom Navigation Bar

 

The 20 Biggest Tech Flops of the 2010s

 

Neumorphism will not Be a Huge Trend in 2020

 

Bullet Journal Layout with CSS Grid, Subgrid & Flexbox

 

Kontent: All-In-One Content Design Tool

 

The Best and Worst Brand Designs of the Decade

 

Moca – Free Online Wireframing Tool

 

Top 8 Free Open Source Tools for Graphic Designers

 

Mobile UX Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

 

Fundamentals of Hierarchy in Interface Design

 

How to Get Ahead as a Freelance Designer in 2020

 

10 Tips to Improve your Typography Skills

 

The Best UX and Design Events in 2020

 

The 100 Most Famous Logos of All-Time

 

12 Color Tools to Boost Productivity for Designers

 

How to Become a Graphic Designer Without Going to University

 

Intelligent Apps for a Promising Future

 

The Bitter Truth About Being a UX Designer

 

Neal.fun – Bringing Back the Weird Web!

 

2019 in Review: 3 Website Design Myths

 

Every Sunrise of 2019 Website

 

Achieving Better Engagement Through UX – The Secret to Gamification

 

7 Requirements of a Holistic Design System

 

How to Make a Grid-Powered Resume

 

2020 will Be the Year AI Kills Company Dashboards

 

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Design from the Beach: How to Work and Travel

Are you experiencing full wanderlust with a side order of burnout in the first week of the new year? Has the post-holiday gloom got you down? Are you starting a new decade in your office, wondering if you’ll make it to the next? Would you love to see a bit of the world before you’re too old to enjoy it?

Here’s the good (great) news: one of the best things about being a web professional is that we can pretty much work from anywhere — as long as there is solid Wi-Fi.

So, with this unmatched sense of utility, it begs the question: why not take advantage of that rare freedom? 

A change of scenery can mean a lot, especially if you’re starting to feel worn-out in your current situation. Novelty has been highlighted as one of the key features needed to keep people motivated and engaged in their work. And, if novelty can’t easily be found in your career — it can definitely be found in your environment; that’s where travel gets its appeal. 

Short-term vacations are often not enough to diminish pent up stress and tick that novelty box. It’s no secret that, upon return, the recuperative benefits of vacation quickly give way to the same level of work burnout experienced before the trip, regardless of whether you’re working for yourself or someone else. The better way to deal with this situation is to figure out how to integrate the short-term novelty and relaxation of going on vacation into an everyday practice. Meditation is the oft-cited means to achieve this end. However, if you haven’t quite yet reached the ability to meditatively separate yourself from all your worldly desires and anxieties like a zenmaster — a cowork/travel programme might be a more attainable solution.

There are a wide variety of ways to get you the environmental novelty you need (perhaps without leaving the friendly confines of your own country), and still allow you to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

From snazzy offices in Silicon Valley to cozy hideaways located mere steps away from the beaches of Phuket, the opportunities are indeed endless. Here are just a few good options available to you:

 

Work Abroad Programmes

Sometimes the idea of going abroad by yourself seems like more trouble than it’s worth. Navigating more complex items like long-term housing, tours to remote locations, extended visa arrangements, or cultivating a new support network, can feel quite daunting.

Over the years, numerous work abroad programmes have popped up to help you get all your arrangements in order. Similar to the structure of study abroad programmes for university students, these programmes help you minimise planning and organisational stress, and maximise your interaction with the local scene. Instead of being study-based, work abroad programmes typically consist of a mix of coworking and structured outings/itineraries to help you build a balance between work and travel.   

Remote Year

From flights and accommodations to travel activities and professional events, Remote Year is a programme which does it all. Choose from 4, 6 or 12 month options which include extended stays in spectacular spots like Cape Town, Medellín, Split, Chiang Mai, and many other less conventional destinations.

remote_year

WiFi Tribe

If you’re looking for a more laid back type of programme, WiFi Tribe is exactly what it says on the tin, a tribe. Every 4 weeks, programme participants move to a new location where they will be provided with accommodations and guaranteed speedy wi-fi (with backups). Its low cost is due to the travel activities only being those that the tribe decides upon — and even those are entirely optional. There are also discounts for going to multiple “chapters” or locations. 2020 destinations include Florionapolis, Lima, Bocas Del Toro, Laz Pas, and many more.

wifi_tribe

Venture With Impact

Helping others can be a big boost to your system when you’re feeling low and burnt-out. Use your powers for good with Venture With Impact’s skills-based volunteering programme. Assist local non-profits using the expertise you’ve garnered from your career or elsewhere. They offer 30-day retreats to locations like Chiang Mai, Lisbon, Medellín, and San Miguel de Allende. Relax, enjoy the local life, and participate in some do-goodery, all without quitting your “day job”.

venture_with_impact

Be Unsettled

Be Unsettled was created to help liberate individuals from stagnation in their work/life habits. What better way to do that than by setting them up in a beautiful new environment like Playa Santana or Buenos Aires? Featuring goal sessions, workshops, and weekend adventures — all with the flexibility to do what you want, when you want to do it. Guests are also allowed for a period of up to 5 days — which is a huge perk if you have friends wanting to tag along for a bit.

unsettled

 

Professional Development

Looking for a little more than just travel/work? There are programmes which offer professional development training in addition to the typical work abroad lifestyle. These mostly include the general “accommodation and planned tours” type setup, but also add in a healthy, yet relaxed dose of lectures, 1-on-1 mentoring, and hands-on experiences geared toward helping you further your career or business.

Hacker Paradise

Hacker Paradise prides itself on giving you a taste of everything — but at your own pace, and in balance with your workload. HP’s workshop highlights include  “How to not do crappy design” and “Marketing and advertising for dummies”. The programme also includes its fair share of travel and social opportunities as well. Locations rotate, and upcoming destinations in 2020 include Athens, Bali, and Montevideo.

hacker_paradise

Startup Basecamp

Based in San Francisco, Startup Basecamp is a Silicon Valley focused coworking/coliving space that functions like a short-term startup incubator. With professional development offerings geared towards tech professionals, this could be a place to finally launch that great idea you’ve been mulling over in the back of your head.

startup_basecamp

Wifly Nomads

Curious about moving to a full-time remote lifestyle? Wifly Nomad’s programme not only sets up prime accommodations in an excellent tropical location (Bali), but it also teaches you how to jumpstart and thrive as a remote worker. Through teachings and workshops on the digital nomad lifestyle, their programmes are set to help you navigate the transition to exclusively working remotely.

wifly_nomads

Cowork Paradise

Cowork Paradise is an elite, 3-week entrepreneurial retreat programme set in Bali for individuals raking in $250k+ per annum. This programme is structured to get high-powered entrepreneurs out of their stagnated comfort zones, encouraging development and networking with other successful higher-ups.

cowork_paradise

 

Coworking/Coliving Abroad

For those of us who wish for more autonomy, or who have a bit more confidence in solo treking, there are coworking/coliving opportunities available in just about every type of destination imaginable. These offer a (sometimes) cheaper, less regimented alternative to the more structured work abroad programmes.

Cowork/colive spaces provide longer-term housing in an environment conducive to networking, often still being excellent resources for local travel related questions and supplying great Wi-Fi to boot. This gives you the perfect opportunity to work and socialise with other motivated and members of the remote workforce — only with a more freestyle approach to travel and daily itineraries. These types of spaces may also be better options if you happen to have a partner or significant other who is down for the adventure:

Selina

Selina is a hospitality network full of beautiful boutique accommodations that double as coworking/community centers across the world. Set up in fantastic locations in cities like Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena, Puerto Viejo, and Antigua, Selina is there to help you find a deeper connection with the world.

selina

Roam

Boasting about its “strong and battle-tested internet connection” and sturdy Eames chairs, Roam is a collection of high-end and artistically designed cowork/colive spaces featured in top cities like Tokyo, London, and Miami. Roam’s offerings include private rooms with private bathrooms at a reasonable price, while still encouraging community and connection with its shared spaces and events.

roam

Stash Phuket

A quaint and cozy space, Stash is located just minutes from the beach in Phuket, Thailand. With friendly staff ready to help you get into the groove of the Thai lifestyle, this accommodation also doubles as a stylish and peaceful work/coliving environment. Besides their extremely reasonable monthly stay prices of around €447 (approximately $478) for a private room and free scooter pickups, the benefits of Stash also include petting their resident cat free of charge. (Technically, it’s listed as priceless, which I assume means free.)

stash

Sun and Co

Located in Javea, Spain, Sun and Co focuses on boosting your productivity and your connections with its high speed internet and curated shared spaces. The choice for team retreats of companies like Google and Shopify, this coliving facility offers a lovely living space in a gorgeous area. Just a walk from breathtaking Spanish beaches, Sun and Co features the peak of coastal coliving in Spain.

sun_n_co

Playworking

Playworking is a beautifully inspired coliving space in peaceful Montenegro, located quite close to restaurants, shops, and the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. With a variety of cozy and open-air shared work spaces, as well as their aesthetic, yet reasonable rooms, it could serve as the perfect backdrop to achieve both the relaxation you need to recharge — and the motivation you need to get work done. 

playworking

Hub Fuerteventura

A space to reconnect with people, land, and purpose — Hub Fuerteventura is a cozy, tropical, coliving haven in the Canary Islands. Offerings include bicycles for use during your stay, as well as weekly meetups and free surf lessons. 

hub

BednDesk

An oasis just off the coast of Spain, Mallorca and The Balearic Islands where BednDesk is situated, is the ideal environment for cycling, hiking, and so much more. Alternate between lounging at the beach and working in their inviting shared workspace.  Enjoy the Meditteranean lifestyle from a new perspective.

bed_n_desk

Outsite

With multiple locations across the USA, primarily in California, and in international cities like Bali, San Juan, Tulum, and Biarritz — Outsite offers modern, yet homey spaces that promote that beach-work, relax-play dichotomy. Their spaces are orchestrated to encourage social interaction, while also giving you the freedom and space to do your own thing.

outsite

 

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Popular design news of the week: December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

 

Creating a Checkbox like it’s 2020

 

9 Web Design Trends for 2020

 

4 Essential Steps for Building a Website

 

10 Websites with Inspiring Micro-Interactions

 

Top Landing Page Design Trends You Should Follow in 2020

 

10 Things I Learned About SEO in 2019

 

Top 10 Logo Design Trends for 2020: Insights And Examples

 

Is Web Design Easier or Harder than it was 10 Years Ago?

 

React: Designer’s Guide to the Terminal

 

Creative 404 Page Designs

 

6 Design Factors Behind a Truly Successful Website

 

The 9 Best Interactive Design of the Year

 

UX Starter Crash Course

 

Iarcade: Free Arcade Script

 

How to Test Readability

 

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2019

 

5 Tips for a Great Presentation of your Design Projects

 

Guide to Email Automation Management

 

Color Theory and Contrast Ratios

 

Online Image Color Picker for Designers

 

3 Underused CSS Features to Learn for 2020

 

15 Illustrations to Share Winter Beauty and Christmas Magic

 

Manrope – Free Sans-Serif Variable Font

 

6 Steps for a Better Product Design Workflow

 

Winter Wonderland: 40+ Illustrations of Christmas and Winter

 

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Popular design news of the week: December 16, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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PhotoStockEditor: Free HD Images for Commercial Use

 

UI/UX Design Trends for 2020

 

Bravo Studio: Free App Builder for Designers

 

Creative Agency Spends $10,000 on Blank Ads

 

Neumorphism in User Interfaces

 

Disney Plus – Quick Wins for a Better Way-finding Experience

 

After More than 6 Years, IMDb Finally Gets a Redesign

 

What Happens After Prisoners Learn to Code?

 

An Ultimate Guide to Movie Poster Design

 

Choosing the Right Font for your Design

 

Krabby – Keyboard-Based Navigation Browser Extension

 

Writing JavaScript with Only Six Characters

 

The London Underground’s Logo Gets an Inspired Redesign

 

Our Favorite Typefaces of 2018

 

Pantone’s Color of the Year is Awful

 

Your Final_Final Designer Gift Guide of 2019

 

10 Best Design Podcasts that Inspire in 2020

 

Creating Outstanding Website Content in 3 Steps

 

Data-Driven UX with Google Analytics

 

Web Typography in 2020: What will it Look Like?

 

Google Design’s Best of 2019

 

Reimagining Design Systems at Spotify

 

The 14 Most Important Design Ideas of the Decade, According to the Experts

 

Important Rules for a UX Team of One

 

Good Enough Design: How to Boost your Efficiency

 

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Popular design news of the week: December 9, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

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PNGDB.com – Download Millions of Free PNG Images

 

Free Vector Illustrations for Web Designers

 

15 Tools Web Designers Should Try in 2020

 

People with Cool Avatars

 

New Levi’s Logo is Infuriating Typophiles

 

Why You Shouldn’t Use Solid or Underlined Text Fields

 

Leonardo: Contrast-based Color Generator

 

Accessibility Tips for Web Developers

 

17 Useful Tools for UI/UX Designers

 

Responsive Breakpoints Generator

 

18 Christmas Gifts for Designers

 

Sentence Lengths

 

Is it Possible to Draw the Internet?

 

Modern Brands Going Back to their Vintage Logos

 

Why CSS HSL Colors are Better!

 

10 Ways to Make a Fully Personalized UI

 

Mental Models for Designers

 

Introducing Unsplash for Brands

 

Investigating the Designer’s Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox

 

Think You Can’t Escape Google? You Haven’t Seen Anything yet

 

Measuring User Experience with Usability Metrics

 

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

 

Branding is Dead, CX Design is King

 

Principles of Conversational Design

 

Why Systems Give You More Creativity

 

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Popular design news of the week: December 2, 2019 – December 8, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

 

11 Web Accessibility Myths Debunked

 

Pay Attention to these Web Design Trends for 2020

 

Google Fonts by Tags

 

Understanding the Golden Ratio in Design

 

10 Rules of Dashboard Design

 

2019 Design Tools Survey

 

Welcome to XD Ideas – Where Designers Go to Grow

 

The State of UX in 2020

 

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here’s Why You Should Too

 

Designing for Development

 

End of the Year Desktop Wallpapers (December Edition)

 

10 Things that Helped Me Improve as a UI Designer

 

How Sketching will Make You a Smarter Designer

 

Better Web List

 

Google Confirms Nov. 2019 Local Search Update

 

Runway Palette

 

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