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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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The Ultimate Experience: A Guide to the Principles of Sensory Design

by Micah Bowers

Digital design routinely ignores neurological factors beyond sight. Sensory design principles emphasize the interconnection of human perception and prompt designers to explore non-visual solutions.

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Think Business – How to Increase Your Designer Value

by Damola Taiwo

The principles that govern design are foreign to many business leaders but it takes more than shiny deliverables to span the knowledge gap. Designers must translate design value into business value.

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Paving the Path to Purchase – eCommerce UX Best Practices

by Micah Bowers

Mobile eCommerce may be the future, but desktop sites are digital gold mines. To engage shoppers, boost product value, and unlock more revenue, designers must master these eCommerce UX best practices.

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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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