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5 Ways to Make Your Users Angry (And Productive)

5 Ways to Make Your Users Angry (And Productive)

Now why on Earth would you want to make anyone angry? Angry people are unpleasant to deal with at the best of times. Getting users angry seems awfully counterproductive. Why did you even write this stu… Well, you don’t want them angry at you, of course. I wrote a whole article about that. Anger, temporary […]

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Breaking the Grid Without Breaking Design

Breaking the Grid Without Breaking Design

Symmetry is safe. It’s comfortable, non-threatening, and aesthetically pleasing. It can also be very dull. Using ‘asymmetrical balance’ can make things more interesting while still sticking to a grid to keep things ordered. In design, as in so many other things, the higher the risks the greater the potential rewards. Symmetry has long been considered […]

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Comics of the Week #418

Comics of the Week #418

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

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10 Worst SEO Myths

10 Worst SEO Myths

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) myths are usually created by people who either make common sense assumptions that are completely wrong, or they are created intentionally by good/bad people because it is more fun than sticking a carrot up their nose. The algorithm that Google uses is now so complex that some people are giving up […]

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10 Tips for Using a Bullet Journal to Boost Creativity

10 Tips for Using a Bullet Journal to Boost Creativity

You’ve seen some of the beautiful bullet journals on Pinterest, and there’s more to this trend than an exercise in creativity. Using a bullet journal can make you a master of the website universe. And it all starts with a pen and paper. For those who aren’t familiar, a bullet journal is a notebook (of […]

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Great Questions Lead to Great Design: A Guide to the Design Thinking Process

Great Questions Lead to Great Design: A Guide to the Design Thinking Process

Great designers help teams and stakeholders make better decisions by using questions to identify opportunities, reveal underlying needs, and understand user context. James Dyson, having been inspired by a centrifuge used to separate paint particles from the air, came up with the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner in 1983 after famously going through 5,127 prototypes—the epitome […]

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The UX of Sound: Designing Audio Experiences

The UX of Sound: Designing Audio Experiences

For many of us, sound is an essential part of everyday living. Our day starts with a sound of alarm clock and ends with the subtle click of light switcher; sound is all around us during the day, we listen to our favorite music or receive vital information such as news reports on the radio […]

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20 Best New Portfolio Sites, December 2017

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, December 2017

Jingle those bells, people! It’s December, and Santa brought you portfolio sites. This month’s theme generally seems to be minimalism with a splash of geometric decoration. I mean, there are quite a few design styles represented here, but I’m starting to spot a new/old trend coming on. Well hey, a new trend would be just […]

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