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20 Memorable Web Design Portfolios to Inspire Your Own Website

20 Memorable Web Design Portfolios to Inspire Your Own Website

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The internet is full of thousands of design portfolios, and getting a potential employer’s attention in this overcrowded job marketplace can be quite a challenge.

Today, we’re highlighting 20 outstanding portfolio sites from both individual designers and creative studios worldwide — each one incorporating a feature that makes it special.

In this article, you’ll find:

  • Inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
  • Thoughts on what features make each site special.
  • Examples of some of the best and brightest in web design portfolios.

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4 Trendy Visual Design Techniques

4 Trendy Visual Design Techniques

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A successful visual design does not take away from the content on a page. Instead, it enhances content by engaging users, and helps build trust and interest in the brand.

Visual design techniques, when used properly, are also able to create a more interesting, immersive, and remarkable user experience. 

In this article, you will learn:

  • How to create a duotone effect
  • How to use hero images as a powerful tool to differentiate your client's product.
  • The benefits of video content
  • Best practices for applying illustrations

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The Power of the Dark Side: Dark User Interfaces

The Power of the Dark Side: Dark User Interfaces

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When designers are working on a new product, in most cases they will choose to use a white background. However, there are cases when a dark background is much more beneficial—but be warned. Working with a dark UI comes with its own rules. In this article, we take a look at how to make a dark UI work.

In this post, you'll learn:

  • What you should consider when using a dark UI
  • How you can make dark UIs better
  • How to be sure your dark UI doesn't negatively affect user experience

 

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Using Animation to Improve Mobile App User Experience

Using Animation to Improve Mobile App User Experience

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Our experience and impression of a product are shaped by a combination of factors, with interaction playing a key role. In fact, interaction design and animation make a fundamental difference in modern mobile apps.

In this article, we consider the role of animation in mobile user interfaces, as well as its functions and usability. You'll learn:

  • Why animation is important for mobile user experience.
  • The difference between major types of animation, namely functional and delightful.
  • Best practices and examples that demonstrate applications for various types of animation.

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    UI of the Future: The Basic Principles of Conversational User Interfaces

    UI of the Future: The Basic Principles of Conversational User Interfaces

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    In part one of this two-part series, we looked at how conversational interfaces are changing the way people interact with systems. Today, we will take a look at what considerations are important for you when designing a successful conversational interface.

    In this article, you'll learn:

    • What kind of questions to ask yourself while building an interface.
    • How to give your interface personality.
    • How to make your interface easier for users to understand.

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    A Practical Guide For Creating the Best Website Color Schemes

    A Practical Guide For Creating the Best Website Color Schemes

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    A website’s color scheme is one of the most important parts of a website — it’s one of the first things that site visitors notice, which is why selecting a good color palette is such an important part of the overall design process.

    In this article, we’ll cover:

    • Eight simple rules to create the best website color schemes.
    • Examples of how to apply each rule.
    • Tool suggestions to help you choose color schemes.

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    Microcopy: Why Tiny Words Matter

    Microcopy: Why Tiny Words Matter

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    Are you looking to improve a website or app’s user experience? You might be overlooking microcopy.

    Microcopy is short, contextual text that informs or guides users throughout your product. You can find it all over the place. On buttons, form field, success and error messages, and 404 pages. Learn how these small bits of copy can have a huge impact.

    In this article, we cover:

    • Implementing and designing microcopy.
    • Examples of microcopy from different companies.
    • Alleviating user concerns.

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    Mobile App Onboarding: The Do’s and the Don’ts

    Mobile App Onboarding: The Do’s and the Don’ts

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    To ensure users don’t delete your app after the first use, you should teach them how to complete key tasks, making them want to come back for more. In other words, you need to successfully onboard and engage users during those first interactions. Nick Babich explains the do’s and don’ts of designing an onboarding flow for your mobile app.

    In this article you will learn:

    • What type of app needs an onboarding strategy.
    • About visual hints, empty states, and other popular onboarding techniques.
    • What to avoid when thinking about onboarding.

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    10 Tips for Building a Beautiful Web Developer Portfolio

    10 Tips for Building a Beautiful Web Developer Portfolio

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    Your web developer portfolio should demonstrate the depth and breadth of your abilities as a professional, showcase your thought process and approach, and give potential employers insight into what it might be like to work with you.

    In this article you'll learn:

    • How to tell your story through your portfolio.
    • How to present your projects in the most appealing way.
    • Easily applicable do's and don'ts when creating your portfolio.

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    UI of the Future: Conversational Interfaces

    UI of the Future: Conversational Interfaces

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    User experience is so important these days, and a huge part of that is in the interface that sits between a user and a service. Conversational interfaces are the latest trend in the world of user experience, and are changing how people interact with systems.

    In part one of this two-part series, you’ll learn:

    • The opportunities conversational interfaces bring.
    • What conversational interfaces can do to benefit you and your clients.
    • Why we think of conversational interfaces as the future of user interface.

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