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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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A Step-by-step Guide to UI Animation with Principle and Sketch

by Tidjane Tall

Animated UI elements improve the user experience, but how exactly are they made? These short tutorial videos demonstrate the most effective animation techniques using Principle for Mac.

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Design Constraints: Why Saying "No" is so Effective

by Micah Bowers

We can harness the power of constraints by consciously choosing to place strict limits on design options, and we needn’t look beyond our own smartphones to find compelling examples of how this works.

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Anticipatory Design: How to Create Magical User Experiences

by Miklos Philips

Anticipatory design is the UX technique of simplifying processes and responding to user needs one step before they actually express those needs, simplifying user decisions and leading to magical experiences.

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15 Testimonial Pages to Inspire Future Customers

by Jon Vieira

Testimonial pages are a key to increased conversion rates—if they're done right. Check out this collection of testimonial page inspiration created by different designers from around the world.

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20 eCommerce Mobile UIs That Make Shopping Easier

by Cai Cardenas

Designing a Mobile UI for eCommerce can be hard, especially for designers trying to delight users and push boundaries. We've cureated a collection of inspring eCommerce UI's from around the world.

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A Step-by-step Guide to Designing Custom Illustrations Without Any Drawing Skills

by Tidjane Tall

Many designers shy away from making their own illustrations because they don't have conventional drawing skills. We show you how to make custom illustrations, no sketching skills needed.

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Retain Users With These Mobile App Onboarding Inspirations

by Michael Abehsera

Mobile app onboarding is fraught with frustration and friction, but it doesn't have to be this way. Learn from these exquisit onboarding examples specifically designed to engage and retain users.

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Convert Visitors with These Landing Page Inspirations

by Kent Mundle

Landing pages are an essential part of the digital sales funnel. These landing page examples are a great resource for designers looking to help clients convert website visitors into paying customers.

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