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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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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The 5-step Process for Turning a Blog Into a High-conversion Funnel

by Peter Davis

Blog publishers hope to turn their blog into an effective sales and marketing tool. Here are some useful examples that show how to design a high-conversion funnel for a blog and make it a success.

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How to Create Custom Fonts: 7 Steps and 3 Case Studies

by Micah Bowers

Designers love to hate some fonts. We're introducing a simple process and seven easy steps that can quickly transform a typeface into something better and can turn a font into a beautiful logotype.

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Turning Usability Testing Data into Action without Going Insane

by Carlos Rosemberg

UX and usability testing analysis is a critical skill. How do you go about collecting data and analyze results? Here’s a way to stay sane during the process.

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Persuasive Design: Using Advanced Psychology Effectively

by Bronwen Rees

Persuasive design isn’t evil. It’s a tool, and like any tool, it can be misused. However, with the right research and thoughtful application, it can be a valuable addition to any designer’s toolkit.

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How to Conduct Usability Testing in Six Steps

by Jan Roose

User testing is easy and inexpensive and will substantially improve product designs. Insights from observing how people use a digital product are well worth it, as outlined in this six-step process.

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