From Fireworks to Framer: Is Software Choice Good For Design?

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From Fireworks to Framer: Is Software Choice Good For Design?
With a huge variety of software options available, the industry is fragmenting and collaboration is becoming increasingly hard for freelancers. It wasn’t all that long ago that web and product designers were presented with a choice: Fireworks, Illustrator, or Photoshop. All owned by Adobe, they represented an industry that was dominated by one company. You […]
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Personalize UX with ipstack’s Free Geolocation

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Personalize UX with ipstack's Free Geolocation
The holy grail of web development is personalized content; meaning that instead of publishing a generic, one-size-fits-all website, you deliver a bespoke experience to each and every user. Personalized content, and the bespoke user experiences it enables, means that instead of peddling marketing, you’re building relationships; your users become long-term customers, and even advocates for […]
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Popular design news of the week: April 9, 2018 – April 15, 2018

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Popular design news of the week: April 9, 2018 – April 15, 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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Reddit Launches Judicious Redesign | Themes Affair

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Reddit, the self-proclaimed ‘front page of the internet’ is getting its first redesign since the heady days of IE7, and George W. Bush’s presidency. First announced over a year ago, the challenge for Reddit’s in-house team of 22, has been how to update the platform to appeal to new users whose expectations are much evolved […]
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The Psychology of Price in UX

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The Psychology of Price in UX
As humans, we tend to rely heavily on one piece of information when we make decisions. We often anchor on the first piece of information we are introduced to and judge all subsequently received information in relation to it. The first piece of information offered automatically becomes the anchor, from which subsequent judgements are made. […]
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How to Survive GDPR: The Essential Guide to the Web’s New Privacy Regulations

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How to Survive GDPR: The Essential Guide to the Web's New Privacy Regulations
With less than 2 months before the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on the 25th May, tens of thousands of businesses are woefully underprepared, and many businesses outside of the EU do not realize that GDPR also applies to them. Passed by the European Union (EU) to protect the privacy of Europeans’ […]
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Popular design news of the week: March 12, 2018 – March 18, 2018

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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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Magic Password Revolutionizes WordPress Security

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Properly protecting the security of your website has to be number 1 on everybody’s digital checklist. Unfortunately, security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain, and that weakest link is usually your password. It’s a fact of digital life, that thanks to the vast number of logins we have to recall, […]
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5 Ways to Design Like a Dungeon Master

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5 Ways to Design Like a Dungeon Master
Storytelling is great for design, so long as you aren’t trying to sell a fairy tale… Do you tell your users a story about how you’ll save them from their troubles? It’s not very realistic, and users generally know this. You might try a different approach. Once upon a time in the videogame industry, some […]
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The Secret Designer: First Job Horror

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The Secret Designer: First Job Horror
This is a true story. The events described in this article took place at some point in the author’s career. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the clients, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred. When I graduated from art school, I didn’t have […]
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