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The Toptal Design Blog is a hub for advanced design studies by professional designers in the Toptal network on all facets of digital design, ranging from detailed design tutorials to in-depth coverage of new design trends, techniques, and technologies.

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All Together Now – An Overview of Inclusive Design

by Fanni Csincsak

Using the inclusive design process helps designers consider a broad cross-section of human perspectives, abilities, and backgrounds to create products that make everyone feel included.

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UX Design Trends Retrospective 2019

by Miklos Philips

Every year, popular UX design trends emerge and become popular because they provide better user experiences. This retrospective explores some of the most interesting and effective ones from 2019.

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Mini Tutorial – Leveraging Figma’s Features for the Entire Design Process

by Manuele Capacci

Can one program handle the entire digital product design process? Learn how Figma, a web-based interface design tool, promotes collaboration, iteration, and documentation throughout the design process.

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The Efficient Approach - How to Design a Lean UX MVP

by Cameron Chapman

Think. Make. Check. The Lean UX process works well with the MVP process—Prototype, Measure, Learn. Combining Lean UX and MVP allows designers to create valuable products in less time, with less waste.

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How to Design Landing Pages That Convert

by Bree Chapin

There are millions of sites out there vying for attention and engagement. High-converting landing pages convert visitors into leads and help businesses reach their marketing and growth objectives.

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The Designer's Edge – An Overview of Photoshop Plugins

by Micah Bowers

Photoshop plugins increase functionality and efficiency. But there’s a problem. With so many options, it’s hard to know which are worthwhile. So, we’ve curated the finest Photoshop plugins available.

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Want Great UX Design? Drop Your Ego.

by Cameron Chapman

It’s essential for designers to recognize when an inflated ego starts to interfere with their work. Learning to overcome ego and foster creative collaboration is vital to creating great UX designs.

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The Definitive Guide to Building Apps for Kids

by Tanya Junell

Children today spend an average of three hours a day on digital devices. There’s a great opportunity, and a responsibility, for digital designers to influence tomorrow’s generations in a positive way.

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