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Turner & Google Vets Create New Content Technology

As the digital age continues to evolve, long-form journalism has witnessed a steady decline. The reason? Online readers today are busy, distracted, and simply don’t have time to stare at a giant wall of text. People absorb 140 character tweets and short-form blog posts with greater frequency – rarely reading web pages word for word.[…]

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Inspirational UI Design Ideas for Your Next Website Project

The web has moved a long way from its traditional roots. Where once it was perfectly fine to provide a basic text-only website, now it’s practically expected that your sites convey not only information, but provide a modern, crisp and exciting user experience. To that end, it’s up to you as the designer or developer[…]

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Death to Wireframes. Straight to High-Fidelity!

UX design is a fascinating discipline. To do it well, practitioners must be well versed in a wide variety of topics and skills. To practice user-centered design methodology and create easy-to-use, innovative solutions to everyday product design challenges, a UX practitioner’s craft and understanding involves everything from basic drawing through narrative/journey design to cognitive psychology.[…]

Making Custom Properties (CSS Variables) More Dynamic

CSS Custom Properties (perhaps more easily understood as CSS variables) provide us ways to make code more concise, as well as introduce new ways to work with CSS that were not possible before. They can do what preprocessor variables can… but also a lot more. Whether you have been a fan of the declarative nature[…]

What the Style UI Pattern Board?

One of the most interesting things about working in an agency is the number of windows we get to look through into other industries. We soak up as much context surrounding our client’s business, what matters to them and to their customers, so we can deliver the appropriate solutions for their project. Through all of[…]

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Atomic Design in Practice — Does It Work?

The web continues to evolve further and further away from its document based heritage. Whereas we once thought of fixed-dimension ‘pages’, today we think of ‘systems’ that serve a variety of devices and users. The requirements of a growing ecosystem have necessitated a change in workflow and methodology. One popular approach, is Brad Frost’s Atomic[…]

Storyboarding in UX Design

Storyboarding in UX Design

In user experience design we’re familiar with user research techniques like workshops and interviews. We synthesise our research into user stories and process flows. We communicate our thinking and solutions to our teams with artefacts like personas and wireframes. But somewhere in all of this lies the real people for whom we’re designing. In order[…]

Best of the web for Design and Web Development April 2017

In our usual fashion where rounding up another month within the online web and design community with our favourite posts of the month from Photoshop tutorials to web design articles. If you’re a designer, or a front-end developer this post is the perfect fix for yourself. Our favourites include an essential SEO checklist when launching[…]