The fourth edition of MUXL (Mobile UX London) conference kicks off on the 21st of March, and you could win one of four free passes to the five-day digital event. Running from the 21st of March to 25th, MUXL is a digital festival of UX and design, entirely online, meaning you can attend remotely from… Continue reading Competition: Win One of Four Free Online Passes to MUXL
This week, in a move like something from a particularly eventful episode of The Office, popular project management app company Basecamp banned political and societal discussion in the company’s internal communications. In a post that has been revised for “clarification,” the company’s co-founder Jason Fried listed six rules for employees: No societal or political discussions… Continue reading Poll: Is Basecamp Right To Shutdown Politics At Work?
We tend not to think about it, but the Internet has a physical dimension. It’s a complex network of wires, cables, servers, and technical odds and ends — if you really want to, you can track it down; doing so is particularly easy on small islands because there tends to be a single cable tethering… Continue reading Poll: Is It Time to Merge Browser Engines Into a Browser Protocol?
Advertising knows you better than your friends, better than your family, perhaps even better than your partner. Look up pizza recipes, and advertising will show you promotions for pizza ovens. Download a marathon training plan, and advertising will show you the latest running shoes. Buy a car, and advertising will show you adverts for other… Continue reading Google’s FLoC Promises a Radically Different Web
UX principles guide many of our decisions when we design and build sites and apps. Understanding UX principles doesn’t mean you can dodge your own testing, but they do give you a head start. Often named for the researcher who identified a particular truth, or pattern, these laws are the product of hundreds, and sometimes… Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know UX Principles?
Since the skeuomorphism of the early 00s, the design trend of choice has been minimalism. In fact, minimalism has been de rigueur for substantially longer than that. You can make a fair case that minimalism was the defining theme of the 20th century. Beginning with the widespread adoption of grotesque typefaces in mass advertising the… Continue reading Poll: Is Minimalism a Dead Trend Walking?
When photographers take images to sell commercially, like every other business, they want to maximize their returns, so they adapt their ideas to meet commercial trends. As a result, stock always looks like stock, and that minor deception introduces a small amount of doubt in users. But the rise of camera phones, and the increasing… Continue reading 10 Best Free Stock Image Sites For 2021
January 8, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Grey and yellow backgrounds are trendy for 2021. These colors are said to represent the best mood and vibe for the coming year. Many designers from different industries take on the trend. Some designers change the look of their websites, others use it more subtly. Graphic designers incorporate the… Continue reading 21 Cool and Vibrant Grey and Yellow Backgrounds for 2021
November 16, 2020 by Sangalang Kristine Every website developer should work on open source projects once in their career. It is a great way of getting feedback on works. Working on these kinds of projects is also a good way of learning how to create codes that are flexible enough to fit other developers’ works.… Continue reading Avoid These When Working on Open Source Projects
The first global pandemic of the digital era is upon us. We’re living in unprecedented and uncomfortable times. For our senior citizens, these past several weeks have been particularly discomforting. According to the CDC, men and women over the age of 65 are significantly more likely to develop complications from COVID-19. As we seek to… Continue reading Thanks to Covid-19, Website Accessibility Has Never Been More Important
Inclusive web design is more than just building a website that’s accessible for impaired individuals. Inclusivity means creating an environment (physical or digital) that’s welcoming of all people regardless of their: Age; Race; Ethnicity; Gender; Sexual orientation; Socioeconomic status; Body shape; Physical or mental impairment; And so on… But let’s be honest: it’s not always… Continue reading Does Diversity in Photos Affect UX?
Advertisement One thing that has always been a very integral part of web design is photography. One of the most unfortunate things about this, however, is that we’ve come across nothing but mediocre stock photos of men in suits shaking hands. In addition to not only being extremely tacky, these kinds of photos can also… Continue reading Free Stock Photos – Where To Get Them From