Why Managing a Creative Team Is So Hard (and 5 Tips to Do It Better)

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Why Managing a Creative Team Is So Hard (and 5 Tips to Do It Better)
Starting any new business venture is exciting. You’re free from the shackles of corporate life and you’re finally able to control your own schedule, rates, client base, and workflow. Life as a freelance web design professional rocks, doesn’t it? But what happens when you rock it too hard? In other words, you have too much […]
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AMP Stories Are a Thing Now

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AMP is a contentious technology, to be sure. People seem pretty sure that Google intends to use it to shackle publishers and users to the search engine (like we weren’t already), and that it’s just another way for Google to abuse its powers. And more importantly [sarcasm alert], it’s just not all that pretty to […]
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Comics of the week #427

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Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]
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Will AI Really Replace Designers By 2022?

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Will AI Really Replace Designers By 2022?
It seems like innovation just can’t leave designers alone. At first, it was the computer revolution; As Adrian Shaughnessy put it, the introduction of Macintosh meant “no more mechanical artwork, no more paste-up, no more typesetters, no more expensive retouchers” for designers. The second major shock to the field was the explosion of the Internet. […]
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Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 6: Checkup Calls & Swag

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Checkup Calls & Swag is the sixth and final part of The Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS Customer Onboarding. SaaS Customer On-boarding is the process that users have to experience while initiating their journey on a company’s software application. Customer on-boarding initiates from the experience that employees previously had to undergo while joining a […]
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7 Places to Find Micro-Gigs for Designers

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7 Places to Find Micro-Gigs for Designers
As a freelancer, there are times when you need to fill the gap between clients, or up your income a bit by completing micro-gigs. Micro-gigs can be ideal freelance projects because they typically don’t take much time. It’s also relatively easy to impress the client, and you may even wind up developing a long-term relationship […]
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How Dark UX Patterns Target The Most Vulnerable

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Dark UX patterns help companies maximize profits, but at the expense of the most vulnerable, and by damaging the web for everyone. A dark user experience pattern is loosely defined as a way to trick users into performing certain actions. These actions always benefit the company employing these techniques, and often leave user out of […]
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Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 5: Data Import & Notifications

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Data Import & Notifications is the 5th Part of The Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS Customer On-Boarding SaaS Customer On-boarding is the process that users have to experience while initiating their journey on a company’s software application. Customer on-boarding initiates from the experience that employees previously had to undergo while joining a firm. The […]
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Adobe’s Creative Resident Program is Open for Applications

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Adobe's Creative Resident Program is Open for Applications
Side projects are the wellspring of many a creative career. Industry changing concepts, technology leaps, companies, entire communities, have all sprung from a simple idea developed in a designer’s spare time. Sadly for many, being freed from the ‘tyranny’ of a client brief, also means being freed from the tyranny of a regular paycheck. Ideas […]
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How to Build an Interactive HTML5 Ad in 10 Minutes

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Today we’d like to demonstrate how to build an interactive HTML5 banner ad. This was a project we did for Carlsberg a while back, which we think can be useful for designers and programmers interested in front-end design work. Carlsberg is a multi-billion dollar, global beer brand that employs over 40,000 people around the world. […]
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