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 Gap Between Developers and Designers is Disappearing

by Michael Abehsera

Not so long ago, implementing a design according to a designer’s final deliverable was a nightmare. Today, new prototyping tools are helping the gap disappear between designers and developers.

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The 5-step Process for Turning Your Blog into a High-Conversion Funnel

by Peter Davis

Blog publishers hope to turn their blog into an effective sales and marketing tool. Here are some useful examples that show how to design a high-conversion funnel for a blog and make it a success.

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How to Create Custom Fonts: 7 Steps and 3 Case Studies

by Micah Bowers

Designers love to hate some fonts. We're introducing a simple process and seven easy steps that can quickly transform a typeface into something better and can turn a font into a beautiful logotype.

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Turning Usability Testing Data into Action without Going Insane

by Carlos Rosemberg

UX and usability testing analysis is a critical skill. How do you go about collecting data and analyze results? Here’s a way to stay sane during the process.

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eCommerce Redesigned: How Minor Changes Made Major UX Improvements

by Miklos Philips

Two eCommerce sites were losing customers due to poor UX. A small set of UX improvements were made that greatly enhanced the sites’ usability and boosted sales.

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Persuasive Design: Using Advanced Psychology Effectively

by Bronwen Rees

Persuasive design isn’t evil. It’s a tool, and like any tool, it can be misused. However, with the right research and thoughtful application, it can be a valuable addition to any designer’s toolkit.

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How to Design Delightful Experiences for the Internet of Things

by Sergio Ortiz

The next wave of IoT will connect millions of devices. The skills needed in this new paradigm will shift from component thinking to whole systems thinking.

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How to Conduct Usability Testing in Six Steps

by Jan Roose

User testing is easy and inexpensive and will substantially improve product designs. Insights from observing how people use a digital product are well worth it, as outlined in this six-step process.

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