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Web Designer No. 285

Web Designer is the premier magazine for aspiring online creatives and industry professionals. The monthly title offers cutting-edge practical projects spanning XHTML, CSS, Flash and WordPress as well as hosting features and interviews with the web community’s most influential people. Each issue also has a dedicated Industry section covering news and views from the trade, website showcases featuring the finest design talent. Web Designer: Defining the Internet through beautiful design… Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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en este número

2 min.
welcome to the issue

Are you experienced? Jimi Hendrix wouldn’t have known what UX was, but he knew how to construct a song that would give people a great experience. It might be a slightly tenuous connection but UX is all about giving people a great experience. Like a great song, the better the experience you can give people, the more popular a site or app is likely to be. This issue we bring together a whole host of UX features and tutorials to guide you through the world of UX, to help you join the revolution or kickstart the next stage of your career. We kick-off this special issue with the key rules and best practices that any user experience designer needs to know. Keeping these company we have 20 of the best UX tools…

2 min.
this issue’s panel of experts

Daniel Schwarz Daniel Schwarz is a full-stack designer, web developer and a writer, editor, author and teacher at heart. Currently taking time off to build uxtricks.design, a blog and bookstore for levelling up your UX/UI design skills. This issue he kicks off our UX special with a look at the key rules and best practices. Page 42 “ Have an idea, but not sure what to do with it? Don’t force it into a design; instead, maintain a creative outlet such as Dribbble or a scrapbook and save it as inspiration for later.” Matt Crouch Matt is a front-end developer at Vidsy in London. With data-heavy applications, it’s important that they work as planned. In the latest part of his Redux series, he takes a look at how to test each part effectively. Page…

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are you going to generate nyc 2019?

Generate – the number one conference for web designers – is heading back to NYC on the 24th and 25th of April for another year, bringing with it top class speakers and skill-busting workshops. Last year saw a host of well-known faces including Abby Covert, Amélie Lamont, Brenda Storer, Cynthia Savard Saucier, Dan Mall, Henri Helvetica, Val Head and Wes Bos. This year the trend continues with a keynote from the mesmerising Josh Clark. Josh is a UX design leader who helps organisations build products for what’s next. He is the founder of Big Medium, a New York design studio specialising in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices and responsive websites. His clients include Samsung, Time Inc, ExxonMobil, About.com, TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly, eBay, O’Reilly Media and many others. As if that…

3 min.
do you need a ux qualification?

Acommon question I get asked is whether someone needs a qualification to take up a career in UX. The reality is that it depends on the person or organisation that’s hiring. It’s an unregulated field that pretty much allows anyone to slap UX next to their existing job title and command a higher wage. While I find it hard to give a clear yes or no answer to this, what I can do is unpack my approach from an employer’s perspective. But I would heavily caveat this with the fact that other employers will see things differently. In my experience as a long-term UX mentor and someone who has hired people for UX roles for web agencies, the BBC and my own business, I have a process when assessing someone for…

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top 5 ux conferences for 2019

UX Camp Brighton www.uxcampbrighton.org An ‘unconference’ for anyone involved or interested in user experience design, user research, usability, accessibility and more. UX Copenhagen https://uxcopenhagen.com A two-day conference for professionals working with and around User Experience Design set in the Danish city of Copenhagen. UXinsight www.uxinsightevent.com An international UX research conference that gives the community a boost by sharing knowledge, experiences and ideas. UX in the City https://uxinthecity.net/2019/manchester Located in Manchester this is a hands-on, User Experience and Design conference for the web and mobile community. UX London https://2019.uxlondon.com Learn from the authors, founders, directors and designers who are helping shape the industry and push it forward.…

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Jest https://jestjs.io/en Jest is a JavaScript testing framework with a focus on simplicity that works with projects using Babel, TypeScript, Node, React, Angular and Vue. It needs zero configuration, works straight out of the box with most JavaScript projects, it has a well documented API and a host of excellent features that you need to check out. Blobmaker www.blobmaker.app This is an easy-to-use web app that allows users to create, customise (colours/shape) and then download as an SVG. wiv.js https://jjkaufman.github.io/wiv.js What can you do with a tag? Lots, but can you make them wiggly? Check out this library for a bit of fun. WebsiteVoice https://websitevoice.com Introducing voice offers greater accessibility for users and also convenience. This tool turns articles into audio quickly and easily. Color Koala https://colorkoala.xyz Want to quickly create a cool colour palette? Choose light/dark/bright and a hue and generate a new…