Communicating Website Design to Developers

Where we’ve gone recently as an industry is to develop overly-featured and unnecessary products for design…

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Designers Should Just Learn to Code

There is an ever-increasing number of web prototyping tools out there. From Adobe XD, to Invision, to Figma. And the number of apps within this niche seems to grow daily. Every posting for a potential project seems to list a need for knowing one, or a couple of these, so I, along with thousands of […]

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Why Do Stock Photo Companies Suck?

I have a growing distaste for stock photo companies. I remember trying to cancel my monthly subscription with Bigstockphoto.com — which took two tries and a call to their support. When canceling, they have three different prompts to ask if you’re sure, and apparently on one of those three screens, I clicked that I wasn’t, […]

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Inserting a PSD into another PSD File

For the longest time I’ve been waiting for the ability to insert a Photoshop file into another Photoshop file. I think the capability has actually been around for quite some time, but up until recently I was using an older version of Photoshop, mainly out of protest of the subscription fee business plan that Adobe […]

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Data: The End of Web Design as an Art

I tested the color of a button on my company’s website to see if changing its color would change the amount of signups that this particular website received. It did. This leaves me feeling a bit uncomfortable as a designer. The issue is that I liked the color of the under-performing button better. I could […]

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Random Video Backgrounds

I don’t know how early Paypal adopted the video-as-banner-background trend in comparision with other websites. It was one of the earliest places that I personally saw this design pattern appear. I have mixed feelings on using videos in that fashion. Perhaps Paypal does as well. Today when logging into Paypal I noticed that their video […]

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Do Bounce and Conversion Rates Matter?

I attended an interesting usability lecture/meetup today, with a talk by Jared Spool. I enjoyed the talk — it definitely got me thinking, but I disagreed with more than a few points. Overall, I gathered that the takeaway from the discussion was to emphasize that you need to focus on the things that matter, and […]

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Can We Please Stop This Infinite Scroll Madness

Several years ago, a trend started to rise.  I believe it was perpetrated by Pinterest, but perhaps it doesn’t matter who started it…

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