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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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Mobile eCommerce Best Practices for UX (with Infographic)

by Miklos Philips

eCommerce sites and apps that are not mindful of mobile eCommerce best practices will be left in the dust and stand to lose billions. But successful mobile eCommerce experiences can be achieved by following these mobile eCommerce UX design best practices (with infographic).

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New Web Order: An Overview of Content-First Design

by Robert Suckley

Designers do not simply decorate, they create an experience of moving through content. There are various strategies available that align the client and team in creating content that will result in better designs.

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Logo History 101 – A Walkthrough of Lasting Impressions

by Micah Bowers

Join us on a journey through the annals of design history, and test your knowledge of famous logos along the way.

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A Complete Overview of the Best Data Visualization Tools

by Cameron Chapman

When dealing with data sets that include hundreds of thousands or millions of data points, automating the process of data visualization makes a designer’s job significantly easier.

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eCommerce UX – An Overview of Best Practices (with Infographic)

by Miklos Philips

74% of businesses believe that UX is important for improving sales, yet billions are lost due to shopping cart and checkout abandonment—when it comes to eCommerce UX, shoppers still tend to be considered last.

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Data-driven Design and Generative Design – An Overview

by Shane Ketterman

Data-driven and generative design are two important design processes that can be exploited at the same time to create better product designs and user experiences.

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What is Branding? Everything is Branding.

by Micah Bowers

From personal brands to anti-brands, we’ve entered an age of incessant brand awareness. Branding is everywhere, but is everything branding?

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Who, What, and Why – A Guide to User Testing Methods

by Jeff Bryant

The fundamental purpose of user testing is to better understand and empathize with people who are the core users of a digital product.

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