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 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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The Future of UX Is Our Humanity

by Brian Pagán, MSc, PDEng

The future of UX lies in the ability of UX professionals to work at the intersection of technology while also mastering the craft of important human-centered design techniques.

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Stay Cool: How to Take Design Feedback Strategically

by Bree Chapin

Giving and receiving feedback—without losing one's cool—is an art. It's incumbent on designers to encourage others to give them quality design critiques on their work that cultivates constructive discussion.

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Maximalist Design and the Problem with Minimalism

by Danae Botha

We live in an era that exalts minimalist design above all other forms of creative expression, especially maximalism. But what is the cost of our obsession with graphic simplicity?

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Breaking Down the Principles of Design (with Infographic)

by Cameron Chapman

Understanding the principles of design and how they interact is vital for both new and expert designers. Implementing them purposefully is key to creating visually appealing, functional designs.

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Web Animation In The Post-Flash Era

by Ana Gregurec

Modern web animation technology has matured significantly. However, designers should tread carefully and only add animation to a website if it meaningfully enhances the user experience.

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