Writing for the Modern Minimalist Website

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They say that an image is worth a thousand words, and web designers certainly seem to have taken it to heart: the trend for image-rich, stylised page design means that there is now often little room for writing on a web page. Looking at recent trends in web design, we see full-screen photos, minimalist split-screens […]
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7 Ways to Increase Website Security, Without Sacrificing UX

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7 Ways to Increase Website Security, Without Sacrificing UX
Did you know that the longest word in the English dictionary is 189,891 letters long? It is (and you can see a full spelling here). This word is the name for a protein dubbed “Tintin” and would take you more than 3 and a half hours to say out loud. Pretty crazy, right? But why […]
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8 Steps to Using Live Streaming as Part of Your Content Strategy

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8 Steps to Using Live Streaming as Part of Your Content Strategy
Exposure. Engagement. Interaction. Trolls calling you horrible things in real time. You can have all of these buzzwords and more through the magic of live streaming over the Internet! It’s not all that bad, actually. In a world where video has become increasingly dominant online, more and more people are going one step further by […]
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11 Secrets of Actionable UX Reports

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11 Secrets of Actionable UX Reports
When designers and developers work on projects, they have a lot of questions: What do our users expect to see on this screen? How are users supposed to interact with our product? What should our onboarding feel like? These questions are commonly asked during product development. Every team wants to reduce the risk of incorrect […]
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7 Elements of Good UX in 2018

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7 Elements of Good UX in 2018
UX is a crucial component of modern web design, and users’ expectations are constantly shifting. Though we cannot see into the future, changes made throughout the last decade indicate that adjusting for user needs has never been more crucial. To get ahead in the ever-changing mobile app sphere, designers have to be proactive at all […]
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9 A11y Tips for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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The 17th May 2018 is Global Accessibility Awareness day, which makes today the ideal time to consider how inclusive our experiences are for those users who may be disabled, differently-abled, or temporarily inconvenienced. 2017 was a big year for website accessibility lawsuits. Seyfarth and Shaw reported that, by year’s end, there were 814 ADA Title […]
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Popular design news of the week: May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018

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Popular design news of the week: May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]
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Monolith vs Microservices: Which is the Best Option for You?

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Monolith vs Microservices: Which is the Best Option for You?
First let’s define what we mean by “Monolith” and “Microservice”. A monolithic architecture is built as one large system and is usually one code-base. A monolith is often deployed all at once, both front and end code together, regardless of what was changed. A microservices architecture however is where an app is built as a […]
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Build Dynamic Sites Fast, With Wix Code

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Wix Code is a powerful new tool from cloud-based site builder Wix, released in December 2017. Using Wix Code you can build scaleable applications and webpages. Pages can even pull data from the built-in database collections, to be fully dynamic. Plus you can add JavaScript to customise your front-end entirely. Wix Code gives designers the […]
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Walmart.com Gets a Massive Redesign

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We’re getting another massive redesign, folks, and this time it comes from a true American (and now worldwide) retail institution. Their new design is focused on delivering a modern, stylish aesthetic, more convenient shopping opportunities, and a renewed focus on fashion. Believe it or not, I’m talking about Walmart. I’ll be honest, “fashionable” is not […]
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