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Understanding Mobile First Design Strategy in 2019

In 2015, Google announced and rolled out their “mobile-friendly” algorithm update, which meant mobile-friendly and responsive websites would get prioritized in rankings for better user experience (UX). Web administrators around the world prepared for the shift, and it took on a trending name, “Mobilegeddon.” Google even rolled out a mobile-friendly testing tool to help people check the mobile health of their website.

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July 17, 2019

Usability Diagrams, User Experience, UX Planning

Mood Boards: Don’t Skip This Step in the Web Design Process

Mood boards are to designers what outlines are to writers. They are a way to collect and organize the thoughts and ideas for a design project; from color palettes to typography. Mood boards help designers and stakeholders visualize where a project is going, before it even starts. You can make your mood board physical or digital, either way, using a mood board is ideal for communicating a project’s visual direction and is more effective than a verbal discussion.

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April 3, 2019

User Experience, UX Planning

15 Tips for Creating Efficient Wireframes

As you approach a design project, you no doubt want to dive in and put your creativity to work. But before you identify a color palette, logo, and imagery, it’s best to start with a wireframe. Wireframes a crucial step in developing UI, or user interface. Wireframes are a simple, often black-and-white display of how page elements will look on a screen. It drives the UI that will lead the design.

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March 7, 2019

User Experience, UX Planning

How to Create a Slick UX Design Portfolio in 2019

If you’re just getting started in user experience (UX) planning, then there are a couple of things you need to get hired: a portfolio that wows, and a resume that makes you look your best. But how do you get this done when you don’t have a lot of experience? It's a vicious cycle. Potential clients and recruiters want you to have experience, but you can't get experience till somebody hires you.

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February 20, 2019

User Experience, UX Planning

Understanding Digital Design Terms: IA, UI, and UX

If you’ve spent any time in the world of web, you’ve probably been inundated with acronyms like UX, UI, IA, and beyond. You’ve likely read about them, and surely have seen job opportunities for them. But what exactly do they mean?

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January 4, 2019

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