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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In the Spotlight: the Principles of Dark UI Design

by Miklos Philips

Dark themes can be dramatic and elegant, but crafting them comes with many hurdles and potential pitfalls. Following the principles of dark UI design will help designers achieve successful results.

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Landing Page Best Practices (with Infographic)

by Micah Bowers

It takes more than clever copy and visuals to compel conversion. Landing page best practices help designers craft content that is relevant, convincing, and optimized to make value instantly apparent.

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Showcase Your Skills – How to Make a Portfolio

by Miklos Philips

Many designers grapple with how to create the perfect portfolio. By following best practices and the advice of industry professionals, they can craft portfolios that make their skills shine.

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A Field Guide to DesignOps

by Micah Bowers

DesignOps is a mindset that frees designers to focus on problem-solving. The approach allows staff to optimize processes and ensure that design is an integral part of organizational strategy.

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Productive XD Prototyping – An Adobe XD Components Tutorial

by Edward Moore

Adobe XD components empower designers with powerful features. Still, they're quirky and need special care. This Adobe XD tutorial shows designers how to leverage them to streamline their workflows.

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Web Layout Best Practices: 12 Timeless UI Patterns Analyzed

by Cameron Chapman

Following web layout best practices while incorporating timeless UI patterns produces digital experiences that delight users and stand the test of time.

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Innovate with Purpose – An Overview of the Jobs to Be Done Framework

by Zbignev Gecis

Companies succeed because they offer products that people find irresistible, but what compels customers to buy? The Jobs to Be Done framework identifies the unmet desires that motivate all purchases.

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Coliving Trends for the Remote Work Lifestyle

by Kent Mundle

The freedom to travel is a boon to the remote work lifestyle, but finding the right type of housing can be a challenge. Luckily, a variety of coliving spaces now cater to different needs.

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