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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Anticipatory Design: How to Create Magical User Experiences

by Miklos Philips

Anticipatory design is the UX technique of simplifying processes and responding to user needs one step before they actually express those needs, simplifying user decisions and leading to magical experiences.

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20 Testimonial Pages to Inspire Future Customers

by Jônatas Vieira

Testimonial pages are a key to increased conversion rates—if they're done right. Check out this collection of testimonial page inspiration created by different designers from around the world.

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How to Design Landing Pages That Convert

by Bree Chapin

Clients want more than pretty designs. They want to convert (aka make money). Learn seven conversion rate optimization (CRO) tips for designing landing pages that sell, sell, sell.

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20 eCommerce Mobile UIs That Make Shopping Easier

by Cai Cardenas

Designing a Mobile UI for eCommerce can be hard, especially for designers trying to delight users and push boundaries. We've cureated a collection of inspring eCommerce UI's from around the world.

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A Step-by-step Guide to Designing Custom Illustrations Without Any Drawing Skills

by Tidjane Tall

Many designers shy away from making their own illustrations because they don't have conventional drawing skills. We show you how to make custom illustrations, no sketching skills needed.

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Decision-Making Biases: Why Terrible Designs Seem Like a Good Idea at the Time

by Michael Abehsera

Like all people, designers have biases about the world. Sometimes, they seriously hinder our work. We examine the kinds of biases designers unwittingly hold and how they can be overcome.

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Illustration Inspirations to Help Breathe Life Into Your Brand

by Waldek Graczyk

We've hunted down a collection of custom illustrations created by designers from around the world. Some come from products, others from web pages, but all push the limits of great design.

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Logo Animation Inspirations to Make Your Brand More Relatable

by Jason Gonzalez

Need a dose of brand animation inspiration? We've searched high and low to bring you this collection of brand-energizing animations from world class designers of digital products and experiences.

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