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!
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.
Create an enjoyable onboarding experience, and have fun letting your user get to know you. This and more in the GIF-ful post!
When guiding your user through your site, consider all the navigation options. Get much more on the lessons learned in the post’s takeaways.
Learn how to create perfect palettes that users find delightful.
It’s true; knowing about both code and design is important. Here’s how to meld the two.
An outstanding artist continually refines their craft — and keeps reading. Get great suggestions for what to make sure you’ve read.
Reflecting on the design v. decoration debate, we look to user testing to tell us if designs are little too over-the-top.
Need a catchy effect in your design? Try a little y-axis magic!
Solve for UI conundrums with the help of clever layering.
Start wowing your audience with details that endear your site or product to your users.
The web’s abounding with great microinteractions… and there’s always a new delight that you can invent!
The Photoshop & Design Resources
Give this legendary post a whirl, and get your PS skills up to speed!
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
The best of the best plugins, inspiration, equipment.
Quality storytelling experiences are on the rise, and it’s a designer’s job to make great content shine!
When a designer pays close attention to detail, a user’s reading experience can go from “meh” to marvelous.
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.
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.
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 😉
Our team of DT designers shares its #1 picks (50 of ’em!) for both web and print.