What is UX design? This article dispels the myths and lays bare the many misconceptions surrounding the discipline by looking at what UX design is and what it is not.Continue reading →
Many a promising project can be stymied by unyielding personalities, inflexible attitudes, and big egos. Learn to navigate these tricky waters with grace and professionalism.Continue reading →
Designers are not mere pixel pushers. They must frame the problem, identify a solution, and engage users while also impacting their client’s bottom line.
Toptal Designer Matteo di Pascale explains how the S.M.A.R.T. framework helps designers stay goal-oriented and increase their success rate.Continue reading →
Prototyping with real data can be compared to building something out of LEGO blocks: Instead of working with imaginary, loose shapes, we can use existing components from the box and build something real.
This Framer tutorial uses real data and public APIs. Working prototypes and code snippets are included.Continue reading →
White space is a frequently overlooked and underutilized element in many TV interface designs that are often crowded and busy.
Thoughtful use of white space in TV UI design improves comprehension and focus, and it enhances the user’s experience.Continue reading →
Why do we still use buttons in our user interfaces? Technology has come so far and offers so many possibilities, there is no longer any reason to force our users to click the tiny rectangles we call “buttons.”Continue reading →
Dark-themed UIs can be dramatic, stylish and elegant. But despite the many benefits, they come with a slew of challenges and potential pitfalls that every designer would be wise to keep in mind.Continue reading →
After years without a dedicated UX tool and the mass migration to other options like Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, and Figma, Adobe started the development of Adobe XD, its new UX solution. Explore the Adobe alternative, its exclusive features and how it compares with Sketch, the market’s main choice.Continue reading →
Buttons—We use them daily in apps and websites to finalize crucial actions. Digital design develops at an incredible pace, and buttons as one of its most important elements along with it. How has their style developed over the past 8 years? Check the Dribbble Buttons Timeline.Continue reading →
Regardless of the environment or size of a project, UX professionals need a variety of deliverables to help facilitate design communication with various stakeholders and teams, document work and provide artifacts for meetings and ideation sessions. Here are 10 of the most common UX deliverables.Continue reading →
Working as a remote freelance designer poses special challenges while presenting unique opportunities. Here, some of Toptal’s top designers share their expertise on everything from the remote work lifestyle to expert design tips.Continue reading →
When working with typography, Sketch comes up short, especially when you compare it with the most popular design tools out there. In this article, we’ll give you quick tips to compensate for its shortcomings with typography.Continue reading →
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a book contains that and more. To improve your design skills and stay in line with market trends and needs, you need to be continuously learning.
In this article, Toptal Design Blog Lead Editor Michael Abehsera reviews 19 free ebooks written to help designers grow as professionals and creatives.Continue reading →
In recent years, as designers, we have a growing selection of tools to work with. One of them is Figma – the answer for collaborative work which, nowadays, we do more and more often.Continue reading →
Professional designers discuss giving creative feedback and collaborating constructively to fellow designers on teams.Continue reading →
The argument for type design, what it is, and why it should be the next step in the evolution of UI from skeuomorphism and flat design.Continue reading →
Sketch is not a complex tool, but it’s array of features can save you a lot of time – especially Symbols. In this tutorial, learn how to nest symbols in Sketch.Continue reading →
Designers love Sketch for its simplicity. They love it thanks to its plugins, which add numerous features. Here are 50 of the very best plugins for Sketch.Continue reading →
A well-produced, high-quality pitch video can go a long way toward helping a business or individual gain credibility and secure funding. Here are 7 tips.Continue reading →
Want to improve your page load speeds for your responsive website? Here is a full list of everything you could do to improve your site’s loading timesContinue reading →
What is a heuristic analysis? How do you run one effectively by employing a group of usability experts to dramatically improve a product’s UX?Continue reading →