4 Best Practices For Push Notifications

Push notifications are an essential part of mobile marketing. They get users’ attention faster than any other means of communication. At the same time, push notifications are one of the most challenging things for implementing. Badly implemented push notifications can easily harm your bottom line. According to an Appiterate Survey, 71% of all app uninstalls… Read More

Reddit Launches Judicious Redesign

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… Read More

12 Fixed Sticky Navbars That’ll Grab Your Attention

Sticky menus, sliding navigations, fixed navbars…there’s quite a few names for this trend. But they all mean the same thing: a navigation that follows you around the page while you scroll. Not everyone likes this design style because it takes up extra space on the page. But it also gives users direct access to all… Read More

NBC Unveils Ambitious Redesign

It’s here, people! NBC has gone (more) digital, because we as a society have decided that this was better for the environment, and also because the news gets to our phones so much faster. It’s also cheaper. Okay, I’m going to stop messing with the print guys—they’ve done nothing to me—suffice it to say that… Read More

4 Most Hated UI Tricks

Nobody wants to create bad design, and yet it happens all the time. And while the cause of bad design varies, the final result is the same—bad user experience. Bad user experience frustrates users and often leads to abandoning the product. In this article, I’ll focus on one particular aspect of bad design—using UI techniques… Read More

What’s New for Designers, March 2018

Spring is in the air with plenty of new tools, particular color and CSS options. We hope that the change of season has you inspired to create and that these new design tools can make your work life just a little easier. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list,… Read More

Designing For Edge Cases

When we design our products, we often design for the happy path scenario, ideal user flow without any obstacles. But in real life, there are situations which don’t go to plan. Such conditions are called “edge cases”. Edge cases might be pretty rare, but they have a significant impact on user experience. Users rarely remember… Read More

Should You Follow Design Trends?

Across all disciplines of design, from fashion to architecture, trends largely define the styles and directions of an industry at a particular time. Trends are often determined to be a reaction to a previous style. Whether that’s swaying from maximalism to minimalism, or colorful to monochrome, trends by their very nature focus on short termism… Read More

Achieving Simplicity Beyond Complexity in Design

Simplicity Beyond Complexity is essentially the point at which the complications of a product, and its code, become obscured to the end user. It’s a design process different to simplicity, in that it does not look to simplify the core product. Rather than reducing functionality and feature sets, it looks to ways of making the… Read More

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.… Read More