Toptal Design Blog

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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The Complete Guide to Cross-cultural Design

by Jônatas Vieira

Cross-cultural design is not a walk in the park. To be effective, designers need to consider not only language differences, but cultural tendencies, values, customs, and taboos.

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Designed, Sealed, Delivered – The Power of Logo Package Express

by Micah Bowers

We test the limits of Logo Package Express, a tool that claims to name, save, and organize every file needed for a logo package in under two minutes.

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Toptal Design Blog Color of the Year 2020

by Cameron Chapman

The Toptal Design Blog’s Color of the Year 2020 aims to bring hope and positivity to the coming year, while also helping designers (and those they design for) connect with nature and stay grounded.

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The Power of Touch – The Evolution of Button Design (with Infographic)

by Micah Bowers

Today, buttons are darlings of the design world, and product teams obsess over their every detail. But 150 years ago, they didn’t even exist. Learn how buttons rose from obscurity to design stardom.

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Change for the Good or Bad? A Guide to UX Innovation

by Cameron Chapman

From the earliest text-based websites that effectively had no “design” beyond the default browser settings, to current design trends and standards, design constantly evolves and improves.

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The World Is Our Interface - the Evolution of UI Design

by Danielle Reid

Today, computers are omnipresent. With the rapid advance in the evolution of UI design, an exploration into human interaction with objects, the environment, and technology has become essential.

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Getting Acquainted – A Guide to User Onboarding Flows

by Viktoriia Pshenychko

First impressions are vital, and the outcome is binary—engagement or escape. The same goes for user onboarding. Learn how onboarding drives brand awareness and establishes trust with end users.

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Built To Convert – Landing Page Design Best Practices

by Cameron Chapman

Designers can create landing pages that convert better by following landing page design best practices such as keeping them simple, focusing on the CTA, keeping forms short, and other guidelines.

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