What's the secret sauce to becoming a 100% awesome designer? While there's a lot of experience and dedication that goes into being a world-class designer, doing your research beforehand (and throughout your career) sure doesn't hurt. That's why we've rounded up the posts from our blog that we think will equip you to go out there and rock at UX.
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What’s the secret sauce to becoming a 100% awesome designer? While there’s a lot of experience and dedication that goes into being a world-class designer, doing your research beforehand (and throughout your career) sure doesn’t hurt. That’s why we’ve done a bit of research for you by rounding up the posts from our blog that we think will equip you to go out there and rock at UX.
Let us know what articles are the most salient for you and your career. Give us a shout in the comments!
1. UX Flows: How to Craft Effective Sign-ups
Brush up on the fundamentals of solid design! In this first post of the series, learn how to keep sign-ups simple (but not too simple) with examples from the best sign-ups on the web.
2. UX Flows: How to Turn Onboarding into an Amazing First Date With Your User
Create an enjoyable onboarding experience, and have fun letting your user get to know you. This and more in the GIF-ful post!
3. UX Flows: How to Create Navigations That Guide Users to the Goal
When guiding your user through your site, consider all the navigation options. Get much more on the lessons learned in the post’s takeaways.
4. Using Color Theory to Create a Better Color Palette
Learn how to create perfect palettes that users find delightful.
5. On Incorporating the Aqueous Production Process of a Unicorn
It’s true; knowing about both code and design is important. Here’s how to meld the two.
6. The Ideal Bookshelf for Designers
An outstanding artist continually refines their craft — and keeps reading. Get great suggestions for what to make sure you’ve read.
7. When is Your Design Just Decoration? (Hint: When Your Users Say So)
Reflecting on the design v. decoration debate, we look to user testing to tell us if designs are little too over-the-top.
8. 25 Alluring Y-Axis Sites (That Will Keep You Scrolling)
Need a catchy effect in your design? Try a little y-axis magic!
9. Creating Depth in Design: Z-Axis Inspiration
Solve for UI conundrums with the help of clever layering.
10. 40 Excellent Examples of Attention to Detail That Fill Us With Delight
Start wowing your audience with details that endear your site or product to your users.
11. 40 More Delightful Examples of Attention to Detail
The web’s abounding with great microinteractions… and there’s always a new delight that you can invent!
12. 50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment
Give this legendary post a whirl, and get your PS skills up to speed!
13. 25 Best Practices for Collaborative Work in Photoshop
This beloved collection of Photoshop hacks has made its way into many hearts (OK, well, at least many workflows!). We’ll bet that these tips will win you over, too
14. The Ultimate Roundup of Design Tools
The best of the best plugins, inspiration, equipment.
15. 20 Examples of Long Form Content with Great UX Design
Quality storytelling experiences are on the rise, and it’s a designer’s job to make great content shine!
16. 25 Extremely Readable Editorial Site Designs
When a designer pays close attention to detail, a user’s reading experience can go from “meh” to marvelous.
17. How Engaging Storytelling Can Improve Your Website
Create emotional connections with your audience, unite your team around a shared vision, and read this post to find out more about why telling stories is an important use of your time.
18. Expand Your Typography Repertoire: 11 Great Web Font Sites
Nothing says “pro designer” like an impressive selection of well-chosen fonts. Check out these sites to know where to go and find atypical typography.
19. 26 Free Condensed Fonts to Propel Your Next Project
Tight on space? Tight on cash? Why go to great lengths to find another free font resource? We’ve rounded up some great ones right here
20. Our 50 Favorite Fonts So Far in 2013
Our team of DT designers shares its #1 picks (50 of ‘em!) for both web and print.
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