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Our blog is your go-to collection of how-to’s, tips, tricks and best practices in the world of visual, UI/UX and product design. We’ve got you covered on a number of design related topics, as you can see below.

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Design 101

Are you just starting out? Start with the basics of design in Design 101. In this section, the Designer’s Toolbox provides you with everything you need as a beginner. This could be if you’re thinking about a career switch into UI or UX design, for example.

Design 101 includes posts ranging from the best laptop for design up until the theory behind common elements used in UI design, like the proper use of radio buttons and checkboxes.

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What is the best laptop for UI, UX and visual design?

Choosing a new laptop can be hard. There are a many brands, options and specs to consider. We’ve made a list for you to help you choose the best laptop you can get for doing design work.

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When to use a toggle switch in UX design

When To Use a Toggle Switch in UX

One of the most commonly used elements in UI and UX design is the toggle switch element. There are a number of cases where the toggle switch is the element of your choice. Yet, in some cases you’re better off using something else.

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UX

User experience, or UX in short, is a very big part of design. There’s a lot to be said on the subject and a lot to be learnt as well.

This section includes a number of UX related topics, including help on creating your UX portfolio, the history of UX, and how you can convince your stakeholders of the importance of UX.

Are you just starting out, thinking about becoming a UX designer, or just want to increase your understanding on this matter? Start with our post UX 101.

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UX 101. What is UX?

UX is very popular. It is getting even more popular to this day. Understandably, there’s a lot to be said and maybe even more to be asked. I can imagine that it might be a bit overwhelming at this point. Do you want to become a designer, or transition from UI to UX?

Essentials in UX

Do you want to become a UX designer, or do you want to bring your UX skills to the next level? These are some of the most essential posts on UX that you will need.

How to become a UX designer?

How to Become a UX Designer

So you want to become a UX designer? That’s awesome! However, I can imagine that it might feel a bit overwhelming. There’s so much information, courses, books on UX, and more out there. It is hard to keep a clear overview of what you need and where to start on your journey of becoming a UX designer.

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Why UX is so important

Why is UX so important?

With the ever increasing popularity of user experience (UX) design there is a growing need for good designers. However, there’s a problem for designers here as well. How can you show the importance of UX to your stakeholders and convince them to invest in your design work?

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Everything you need on creating your UX portfolio

Everything you need on creating your UX portfolio

As a UX designer, it is of great importance to have a well-crafted UX portfolio. You use your portfolio to show potential employers or clients who you are and what you are capable of. By creating your portfolio in a well-thought-of way you’re setting yourself up for that one job or project you’ve been dreaming about.

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Design tools

An artist needs his tools just as you need your design tools. It is quite literally the Designer’s Toolbox. You’ll find everything ranging from product and visual design up to UI and UX design right here.

Sketch plugins

Sketch Plugins: Everything You Need to Know

Plugins are becoming more important by the day. Especially when you’re using Sketch. The functionality of Sketch itself is quite limited. Therefore, Bohemian Coding has opened Sketch for developers to create plugins. Since then there have great plugins available been made for Sketch. Some of which we think are essential for every designer (UX, visual, or otherwise).

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Design in Practice

Design is about experience. Not only for your users, but for yourself as well. In Design in Practice, designers share their experiences, opinions and case studies.

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Skeuomorphism was never gone. Here's why.

Looking back on design languages, what Apple’s WWDC 2020 Keynote means for the future of design languages, and how we move on from here.

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