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 Definitive Guide to Building Apps for Kids

by Tanya Junell

Children today spend an average of three hours a day on digital devices. There’s a great opportunity, and a responsibility, for digital designers to influence tomorrow’s generations in a positive way.

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Looking at the Future – Design Trends of 2020

by Micah Bowers

We’ve identified 20 emerging design trends for 2020, but we’re not just naming fonts and colors. We’re showcasing game-changers that will define our experiential landscape for the year to come.

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Future UI and the End of Design Sandboxes

by Bree Chapin

As design moves from target destinations to systems of interactive components, it’s important for designers to master creating products that adapt and can thrive in unpredictable contexts.

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Hotjar: UX and Conversion Tips

by Laura Geley

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get every site visitor to convert. Eventually, businesses will need to turn to behavioral analytics and figure out why visitors aren’t turning into customers.

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The Higher Ground – A Guide to Design Ethics

by Micah Bowers

An ethical approach to design is built on questions, not preconceived notions of right and wrong. But what questions should we ask, and how do we classify our answers?

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Tips and Considerations When Choosing a Typeface (with Infographic)

by Cameron Chapman

The right typeface can make a design, while the wrong one can definitely break it. There are a few things designers can keep in mind to make typeface selection easier and more focused.

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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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