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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Webflow Advantages for No Code Web Design – A Case Study

by Mayank Sharma

A new generation of no code web design tools promises to free designers from the tedium of traditional web development. We explore how to use Webflow to design and launch a startup company website.

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What Not to Do – The Beauty of Bad Product Design (with Infographic)

by Micah Bowers

Jacques Carelman’s bad product design was wonderfully absurd, but he wasn’t interested in humor for humor’s sake. We’re showcasing an infographic of his wildest inventions.

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Adobe XD vs Sketch – Showdown 2020

by Vincent Abou Ghazale

Two heavyweight contenders continue to battle it out to capture the top spot for the most favored design tool: Adobe XD vs Sketch. Which tool will rule them all? We explore the differences in a comprehensive design tool showdown.

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Design Constraints Are Not Restraints – They Stoke Creativity

by Micah Bowers

Design constraints are clues. They help designers triangulate between the problems, resources, and criteria inherent in every project and prevent precious time wasted on extraneous design ideas.

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Remote Brand Strategy Workshops: The Ultimate Step-by-step Guide

by Charlie Osborne

Brand strategy workshops align stakeholders and set the tone for the work that follows. Better still, they produce brands that go beyond aesthetic appeal to achieve business goals.

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How to Prevent Feature Creep with User Story Best Practices

by Florence Dairo

Designers should not rely on user stories alone to prevent feature creep. However, working with them provides the critical measurements designers need to deliver products with great user experiences.

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Safe and Sound – How to Approach Password UX

by Mayank Sharma

For too long, the user experience of password management has been ignored, leading to serious losses for businesses and users alike. It’s time for designers to rethink every aspect of password UX.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Notification Design

by Sara Vilas Santiago

Notifications of all types are an indispensable part of digital products, but they should never harm the user experience—they should only be used to assist interactions and boost UX.

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