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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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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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Design Process: Is It Objective or Subjective?

by Bronwen Rees

The relationship between art and design is often misunderstood, and although a design outcome can be artful, the process behind it is altogether very different.

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Why Startups Need a Styleguide

by Benoît Chabert

The top five reasons why creating a styleguide early is especially important for startups in spite of the inherent challenges.

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The End of Web Forms

by Miklos Philips

Reflections on the disappearance of web forms. How mobile biometrics could unlock a personal data vault that provides what’s necessary, killing forms entirely.

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Death to the Wireframe. Straight to High Fidelity!

by Jen Randolph

In many product design scenarios, wireframes may not be necessary, and skipping them altogether may cut down on confusion and save a lot of time.

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