Brutalist Design: Is it for you?

Touted as one of the web design trends of 2018, Brutalism has been growing in popularity. So what is Brutalism and where did it come from? What is Brutalist design? The word “Brutalism” comes from the French word béton brut which translates to “raw”. ‘Brutalism web design has its roots in architectural design. In the 40s and 50s, post World War II, much of Europe was rebuilding after the great destruction that rampaged the cities. These new buildings rather than being lavish and expensive, were simplistic, practical, cost-effective and much quicker to build. Architects designed to meet the purpose. These […]

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Storyboarding: Business Benefits and Softwares

In today’s tech-savvy world, most people have a computer or at least a smartphone with an internet connection. They browse content in the form of text, images, audio and video. According to a survey by HubSpot, respondents spent around 1.5 hours per day watching videos. As a designer or developer, marketing your brand is important and one way is with the help of videos. If you are able to tap the potential of video marketing then it will directly impact the growth of your website and clientele by means of increasing traffic. Videos, after all, have the power to persuade […]

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How to Use Custom CSS in WordPress

While WordPress offers users thousands of themes to use to launch a website as quickly and easily as possible, it does not disappoint those who would love to use an existing theme and still stand out from the crowd. This is exactly what most web professionals who want to set up their own website do through tweaking the CSS of their WordPress theme or template. Not to mention that custom WordPress themes are a great way for WordPress developers and designers to earn some extra income. If you’re looking for a way to break into this opportunity or just put […]

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Does Writing Impact UI

We are surrounded by writing be it in the form of news bulletins, articles, emails, listicles etc. both in the physical and virtual world. It is in this regard, that messages need to be universally understood by everyone irrespective of who is reading them. In this article, we’ll discuss if writing impacts UI and also touch on how to curate your content so that it helps in the growth of the brand. Importance of Written Language in UI Content and web design always go hand-in-hand. And as the saying goes, ‘content is king’. When we talk about UX or UI […]

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Gamification in UX to enrich User Experience and Engagement

We have all played games as a kid. Be it indoors or outdoors – games have challenged us, rewarded us and helped us be a better version of ourselves. The more engaging and interactive a game is, the more it motivates us to keep playing. If we apply this technique to our design, it could help achieve simplicity which, in turn, would enhance the user experience. In this article, I’ll walk you through what gamification in design is and how you can use it to enrich user experience and engagement. What is Gamification? Gamification in simple words means using game […]

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.DESIGN: The Domain Extension that Matches your Passion

.DESIGN is an nTLD that’s perfect for design professionals, interior designers, websites, UX & graphic designers, etc. For people in such professions, a domain name ending with a .DESIGN extension looks professional on a business card or a flyer. The domain extension is unique, therefore making your customers’ domain name memorable. .DESIGN is already in use by premier organizations such as Facebook (facebook.design) and Airbnb (airbnb.design) to display their design work. While these two organizations use the domain name to showcase projects and share blog articles on UX and design, the domain extension could be used to hire talent in […]

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designing with audio

Designing with Audio

Sound is an integral part of our daily life. Right from the sound of birds to the tick-tock of the clock, we are surrounded by sound in all forms. It soothes us after a tiring day and brightens our mood when we listen to it randomly. Talking about natural sounds, it also reminds us of the highly sought after man-made sounds. Yes, you guessed it right! We’re talking about music, recurring mobile notifications and so on & so forth. While music started in the technology world through radio, it got passed onto television to personal computers and cell phones with […]

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7 Vital Aspects to Remember in UX and SEO Website Optimization

There was a time in the history of search marketing and SEO when everything was simple. Most of the time, you would magically appear in the top of search engine results page by simply stuffing a certain keyword on your page, but times have changed. As time progresses, a myriad of factors is being considered by Google and other search engines when choosing what pages appear on top. However, these search factors were not imposed on websites overnight – it took Google a few years to significantly minimize, if not eradicate, spammy SEO methods that undermine search engines’ and websites’ […]

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