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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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13 Design Podcasts Every Designer Should Listen To

by Michael Abehsera

Discover the top 13 design podcasts that will inspire you in your work and keep you focused and entertained—a nice change from your usual background music!

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Framer Tutorial: 7 Simple Microinteractions to Improve Your Prototypes

by Wojciech Dobry

Framer Studio is a powerful tool for creating interactive prototypes. Learn how to create seven useful microinteractions in no time to improve your prototype.

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Effective Communication Strategies for Designers

by Bronwen Rees

It’s crucial that designers focus not only on cultivating their abilities with creative tools but also on improving their ability to communicate design effectively during the design process.

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Use Craft by InVision to Streamline Team Collaboration

by Bree Chapin

Craft by InVision LABS is a powerful suite of plugins for Sketch. Learn how to super-charge your process and streamline collaboration for your remote team.

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Top UX Books: 10 Essential, Non-Traditional Reads

by Miklos Philips

These 10 surprising UX books from various disciplines will broaden a designer's perspective and provide insight into diverse approaches to problem solving.

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Framer Tutorial: How to Create Stunning Interactive Prototypes

by Wojciech Dobry

Framer, the most powerful interactive prototyping tool, just became even more powerful with their latest release. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create prototypes in Framer the same way Uber, Dropbox, and Google do.

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A Step-by-step Guide to Creating Animated Product Explainer Videos

by Matt Barringer

In this tutorial, we will give a simple breakdown of the steps that you need to create an animated explainer video like the slick masterpieces built by Slack.

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Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles

by Miklos Philips

Interaction design principles form the bedrock of awesome UX. Truly great interaction design relies on a set of conventions, standards, best practices and rules-of-thumb.

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