How To Use Testing To Escape Iteration Hell And Gain Respect

Learn about lean user research and testing this May with my upcoming workshop. Find out more here or just email me and I’ll tell you all about it. https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/9a370638-98b2-4070-b6d0-c16b5b5c99b3/episodes/e9e3e2bb-eda5-44de-877c-f6daa5560e9a/audio/c3110270-9a86-4259-8de2-97bfe6a1c86e/default_tc.mp3?nocache Listen to this post and subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or RSS Hey all. I’ve been working on preparing the user research and testing… Continue reading How To Use Testing To Escape Iteration Hell And Gain Respect

Modernizing LOTO — Prioritizing User Requirements with the Kano Model

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I worked on this project for nearly 2 years at my previous workplace, and although I can’t dive deep into the technical details due to NDAs, the process itself was an incredible learning journey for me. And that’s what we will be focusing on, the journey not the destination. In… Continue reading Modernizing LOTO — Prioritizing User Requirements with the Kano Model

Why UI designers should understand Flexbox and CSS Grid

CSS for UI Designer Or bye bye, 12-column grid layout Most designers are familiar with responsive design, a column-based layout approach with fixed breakpoints to cover all screen sizes. However, we can move beyond the rigid structure with modern CSS layouts, crafting flexible and dynamic designs that seamlessly adjust to different screen sizes. Designers and developers having different… Continue reading Why UI designers should understand Flexbox and CSS Grid

The influence of mobile technology on user cognition and memory

Mobile technology is a part of our daily life more than ever before. Such technology can be a bless to our productivity but also make our brain a bit of a lazy thing. I wrote this article for my Interaction Design post-graduate course. I wanted to share with people some of the things I discovered and… Continue reading The influence of mobile technology on user cognition and memory

Unveiling the experience wheel of true fortune

Our tendency to focus on negative experiences has prevented us from recognizing and seizing the opportunities of another loop. This is better known as the flywheel effect, and the key ingredient is how success can be replicated through a series of logical but effective steps until it links as a chain. (Image source: Neil Webb) Would… Continue reading Unveiling the experience wheel of true fortune

What if AI tools paid artists?

Exploring solutions and challenges for the controversial debate about AI art Salvador DALL•E (Source: Year 2049) It’s been less than a year since DALLE•2 was released and blew our minds away with the variety of art it could generate from a simple yet descriptive prompt. Other tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion quickly followed. The initial stages… Continue reading What if AI tools paid artists?

How Long Does it Take to Learn JavaScript

According to “The State of the Octoverse” by GitHub, the statistics show that JavaScript is the most popular language globally. It is good investment to learn JavaScript for front-end or back-end programming. How Long Will it Take? In the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, there is the 10,000 hours rule. This rule states that there… Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Learn JavaScript

How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed… Continue reading How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

How to Prioritise Website Content for Your Next Project

A website can be as big as you want it to be. Or worryingly, as big as your stakeholders want it to be. For some organizations content production for websites is like a conveyor belt that’s always moving. There’s no limit to the amount of content that can be added and this presents challenges around… Continue reading How to Prioritise Website Content for Your Next Project

6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021 

Parallax is a term that is applied loosely and frequently in the world of web design. As a trend, it has been popular and unpopular in equal measures for some time. However, it’s still one of the most valuable tools for animation in the digital world. Parallax creates an illusion of depth when scrolling, a… Continue reading 6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021 

8 Content Marketing Tactics To Increase Your Traffic In 2021

If you run an online business in 2021, you need to make sure you have a strong content marketing strategy if you want to attract as much website traffic as possible. Content marketing is the process of creating valuable and shareable content, like blog posts, quizzes, and videos, to attract your ideal customers and ultimately make… Continue reading 8 Content Marketing Tactics To Increase Your Traffic In 2021

50+ Best Free Templates in Google Docs

1 Share Looking for a high-quality free template in Google Docs? Nowadays, it is extremely easy to find a free template for any purpose. However, not every resource provides you with templates of decent quality. In this article, we will show you the 50+ best free templates in Google Docs. Each of them is made… Continue reading 50+ Best Free Templates in Google Docs

Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

In this tutorial, we’re going to review PDO CRUD—a form builder and database management tool. PDO CRUD helps you build forms for your database tables with just a few lines of code, making it quick and easy to bootstrap a database application. There are plenty of extensions available for database abstraction and specifically CRUD (create,… Continue reading Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

What’s New in Ecommerce, January 2021

Ecommerce design may seem fairly straight-forward; you build an online store that showcases a company’s products or services and gives customers a quick and pain-free way to purchase them. While that formula will always hold true, ecommerce is undergoing some big changes, and web designers need to be prepared to keep up with them. This… Continue reading What’s New in Ecommerce, January 2021

10 Ways to Perfect Your Graphic Design Skills With Domestika’s Online Courses

19 Shares Graphic design is a complex industry, you can either specialize in a specific area and be an expert in the field, or delve into various areas to widen your scope of opportunities. However, one thing is certain: to stand out from the crowd and become the best at what you do, keeping up… Continue reading 10 Ways to Perfect Your Graphic Design Skills With Domestika’s Online Courses

7 Key Strategies for Retail-Based Clothing Businesses to Increase Their Revenue

The apparel industry is big and continues growing every day. On a global level, the apparel and clothing market reached a value of more than $758 billion in 2018, having grown at an annual rate of 7.5% since 2014, and is expected to reach nearly $1,2 billion by 2022. But while the clothing industry can… Continue reading 7 Key Strategies for Retail-Based Clothing Businesses to Increase Their Revenue

What to look for in an accessibility audit

If your organization is completely new to digital accessibility, an audit or assessment is a great place to start to see where your organization stands. An accessibility audit is a combination of automated and manual testing done by accessibility experts using assistive technologies in various testing states. A detailed audit is a thorough review of… Continue reading What to look for in an accessibility audit

Typeface vs. Font: What Is the Difference Between Them?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a font and a typeface? Well, wonder no more because that’s exactly what we’re clarifying today.  Follow along with us over on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: Typeface vs. Font Browse the terrific collection of premium Typefaces and Fonts to be found at Envato Elements Many people… Continue reading Typeface vs. Font: What Is the Difference Between Them?

How to Contribute to Open Source TypeScript Projects — SitePoint

If you think of the ideas of open source applied to information in an encyclopedia, you get to Wikipedia – lots and lots of small contributions that bubble up to something that’s meaningful. – Matt Mullenweg One of my favorite aspects of open source is the fact that anyone can contribute! It’s like “productive volunteering”… Continue reading How to Contribute to Open Source TypeScript Projects — SitePoint

Web Design Lessons You Need to Master This 2020

The digital world spins faster than other planets. Here, agility and adaptability are necessary survival skills if success is what you’re after. We have come so far from text-heavy websites that used to reign in the 90’s and could make web designers of today make a run for the hills. In fact, it’s common knowledge… Continue reading Web Design Lessons You Need to Master This 2020

4 Low-Cost Business Ideas for College Students to Use in 2020

Learners spend a lot of money to get an education. It’s no wonder that student loan debt is at a record high. To help pay or avoid taking on debt, students are opting to start a business. The advantage of starting a business in college is that a young age gives you ample time to… Continue reading 4 Low-Cost Business Ideas for College Students to Use in 2020

The Art of Persuasion: How to Handle Clients With Mad Ideas

We’ve all been there. It’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon, you’re already in your “weekend outfit” (underwear and hoody combo) and you get an email. It’s Client X: Hey, erm, I’ve just had a couple of thoughts, can we talk? Wearily, you reach for the phone. Sure enough, the “couple of thoughts” become a rambling… Continue reading The Art of Persuasion: How to Handle Clients With Mad Ideas

5 Top Tools for Copywriters in 2019

Copywriting is a form of writing that drives readers in a certain direction, often enticing them to make a purchase. It requires careful planning, research, editing and more before reaching the point where it can be published. This can be a lengthy and fairly arduous process but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re a… Continue reading 5 Top Tools for Copywriters in 2019

Most Important People to Consider Hiring For Your Small Business

You’ve heard people say “you can’t do it all” and it proves to be true in a lot of situations. There are of course those who exceed all expectations and “do it all” but burn themselves out in the process but even for those supposedly “doing it all,” you can best believe that they had… Continue reading Most Important People to Consider Hiring For Your Small Business