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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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Design for Reality, Not Glory

by Michael Abehsera

Designers often choose ego over reality when creating redesigns to boost their portfolio and career. Instead, they should focus on small and local businesses, and—more importantly—always be learning.

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Delight Users at Checkout With These Payment Page Inspirations

by Kent Mundle

Payment interactions are incredibly important. They are the culmination of all other efforts to connect with users on a site or app, making it vital for designers to explore all possible options.

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The End of Sandboxes: Changing the Unit of Design

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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The Definitive Guide to Building Apps For Children

by Tanya Junell

With 75% of children under 8 having access to smart devices, there’s a great opportunity and responsibility for digital designers to influence tomorrow’s generations in a positive way.

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Let’s Redesign Facebook: 10 Inspirations to Get You Started

by Kent Mundle

Facebook is a popular product for designers to redesign, since virtually everyone knows the interface. But that makes it controversial, as most designers have strong opinions on how to improve it.

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Get Inspired with These Data Visualizations

by Kent Mundle

If data isn’t shown properly, it’s essentially useless. No one wants to spend hours trying to interpret data. But clever, interactive, intuitive visualizations can massively differentiate designers.

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Write or Fade Away as a Designer

by Michael Abehsera

Freelance designers need to take advantage of any way they can to better leverage their skills to enhance their career. Writing is one of the highest ROI skills designers can master.

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These Design Inspirations Can Change How We Read The News

by Kent Mundle

The news industry has experienced a lot of turmoil recently, bringing new strategies that put publications’ online experience front and center, creating tons of opportunities for visionary designers.

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