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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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Dark UIs. The Good and the Bad. Dos and Don’ts.

by Miklos Philips

Dark-themed UIs can be dramatic, stylish, and elegant. But despite the many benefits, they come with a slew of challenges and potential pitfalls that every designer would be wise to keep in mind.

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Adobe XD vs. Sketch – Which UX Tool Is Right for You?

by Sérgio Estrella

After years without a dedicated UX tool and the space owned by Sketch, InVision, and Figma, Adobe started developing XD. Let's look at XD and how it compares with Sketch, the market’s dominant choice.

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Button Design Over the Years – The Dribbble Timeline

by Wojciech Dobry

Digital design and UIs are evolving at an incredible pace and the styling of buttons along with it. The Dribbble Button Timeline shows us how button styles have developed over the past decade.

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The 10 UX Deliverables Top Designers Use

by Miklos Philips

Regardless of the environment, UX professionals need a set of deliverables to help facilitate communication, document work and provide artifacts. Here are 10 of the most common UX deliverables. 🔊

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Things You Might Not Know About Typography in Sketch

by Wojciech Dobry

When working with typography, Sketch comes up short, especially when you compare it with the most popular design tools out there. In this article, we’ll give you quick tips to compensate for its shortcomings with typography.

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Free eBooks All Designers Should Read

by Michael Abehsera

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a book contains that and more. These free eBooks may help designers grow as professionals, improve their skills, and expand their field of knowledge.

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Streamline Collaborative Design with Figma

by Wojciech Dobry

In recent years, as designers, we have a growing selection of tools to work with. One of them is Figma – the answer for collaborative work which, nowadays, we do more and more often.

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How to Give Designers Professional Feedback (from Designers)

by John Challis

Professional designers discuss giving creative feedback and collaborating constructively to fellow designers on teams.

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