A weekly series for web designers who want to enhance their design, software, and general freelance business skills and streamline their workflow. Get a new tip every Thursday.
Collaborate more effectively and efficiently with clients and colleagues with these tips from veteran designer Lauren Bacon.
The most successful projects involve deep collaboration with clients. Learn how attentive listening, thoughtful questions, and a clear process can lead to a unified vision and strategy for your designs.
Make your design team run smoothly, by learning how to define roles and responsibilities, set expectations, and solicit feedback.
The influential web designer and founder of A List Apart talks about developing the web standards that shaped the Internet we know today, fostering community, and educating the next generation of designers.
Learn how to use user-centered design techniques to set priorities and metrics for implementing your design.
Learn how to use GitHub to manage and collaborate on web projects.
Learn how to get fast, inexpensive, and early validation of your design ideas, using the simplest of materials: pen and paper.
See how to map user needs to your proposed UX design solution with scenarios and storyboards.
Generate more creative, more satisfactory solutions for your users using ideation techniques.
Make your development process more user centered. Learn about the importance of personas, how to create them, and how to use them in your user experience research and design.
Learn how to gather user data through careful observation, and transform that data into actionable project ideas for a more user-centric design.
Learn about the benefits of user-centered design and the six techniques illustrated in the UX Design Techniques series.
Learn to employ AJAX and AHAH in your web projects and dynamically update pages without reloading—all with the streamlined capabilities in jQuery.
Learn how to install the JQuery UI plugin, use its prebuilt widgets on your existing web pages, and add interactivity with behaviors.
Learn how to use jQuery to add web form usability, animation, and other features like slideshow galleries to your existing webpages.
Reveals how designers can create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups in Photoshop with navigation bars and buttons.
Create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups with the strong layout and color management tools in Adobe Illustrator.
Choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, readable type, incorporating web fonts, CSS styles, and simple typographic rules.