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Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Last month we released Smart Interface Design Checklists PDF, a deck of 100 cards with questions to ask when designing and building pretty much any interface component. Each checklist — from intricate data tables and web forms to troublesome hamburgers and carousels — has been curated and refined for years. All checklists are based upon usability sessions, design iterations and A/B tests. It's a useful tool for designers & front-end...

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Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF Vitaly Friedman 2020-08-04T14:00:00+00:00 2020-08-04T16:04:14+00:00 Every UI component, no matter if it’s an accordion, a hamburger navigation, a data table, or a carousel, brings along its unique challenges. Coming up with a new solution for every problem takes time, and often it’s really not necessary. We can rely on smart design...

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Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Every UI component, no matter if it’s an accordion, a hamburger navigation, a data table, or a carousel, brings along its unique challenges. Coming up with a new solution for every problem takes time, and often it’s really not necessary. We can rely on smart design patterns and usability tests, and ask the right questions ahead of time to avoid issues down the line. Meet "Smart Interface Design Checklists", with...

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#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter Vitaly Friedman 2020-06-04T10:00:00+00:00 2020-06-04T14:07:30+00:00 Contributing to positive change is difficult, but it’s the right pursuit, no matter how much effort it takes. For years here at Smashing, we’ve been working with our dear authors and speakers, as well as students and professionals around the world, to share insights and practical techniques to work better and faster. We’re very much committed to that mission, and it’s always an incredible...

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Click! Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book

Click! Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book Click! Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book Vitaly Friedman 2020-06-02T12:00:00+00:00 2020-06-02T14:07:49+00:00 You’ve been there before, haven’t you? Perhaps your manager insists on using a dark pattern to trick customers into buying. Or an A/B test has just shown that an annoying pop-up does increase sign-ups. Or maybe you always end up firefighting negative reviews and angry customer inquiries and your calls to action...

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Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks

Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks Vitaly Friedman 2020-05-12T11:00:00+00:00 2020-05-12T12:45:17+00:00 The web has become a noisy place with millions of companies trying to get users’ attention. No wonder many of them apply increasingly desperate techniques to encourage users to act on their websites. We’ve seen an explosion of dark patterns attempting to manipulate users into handing over personal data or make a...

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Meet SmashingConf Live: Our New Interactive Online Conference

Meet SmashingConf Live: Our New Interactive Online Conference Meet SmashingConf Live: Our New Interactive Online Conference Vitaly Friedman 2020-05-05T12:50:00+00:00 2020-05-05T14:38:28+00:00 In these strange times when everything is connected, it’s too easy to feel lonely and detached. Yes, everybody is just one message away, but there is always something in the way — deadlines to meet, Slack messages to reply, or urgent PRs to review. Connections need time and space to...

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Make Honest Design Work For Digital Business, With “Ethical Design Handbook”

Make Honest Design Work For Digital Business, With “Ethical Design Handbook” Make Honest Design Work For Digital Business, With “Ethical Design Handbook” Vitaly Friedman 2020-03-10T12:30:00+00:00 2020-03-10T15:24:56+00:00 Many business models thrive on ingeniously deceptive and manipulative digital products. Not because they have to; mostly because dark patterns have become such an accepted norm. But what happens when ad-blockers, cross-browser tracking protection and data regulation (e.g. GDPR & CCPA) become a norm,...

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Meet “The Ethical Design Handbook”: How To Leave Dark Patterns Behind

Meet “The Ethical Design Handbook”: How To Leave Dark Patterns Behind Meet “The Ethical Design Handbook”: How To Leave Dark Patterns Behind Vitaly Friedman 2020-02-04T13:00:00+00:00 2020-02-04T14:34:29+00:00 Over the past twenty years, user privacy has become merely a commodity on the web: there, but hardly ever respected — and often swiftly discarded. No wonder ad-blockers have gained traction, browsers have introduced tracking protection, and new legislation in form of GDPR and...

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Front-End Performance Checklist 2020 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]

Front-End Performance Checklist 2020 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word] Front-End Performance Checklist 2020 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word] Vitaly Friedman 2020-01-06T10:30:13+00:00 2020-01-12T21:36:35+00:00 Web performance is a tricky beast, isn’t it? How do we actually know where we stand in terms of performance, and what our performance bottlenecks exactly are? Is it expensive JavaScript, slow web font delivery, heavy images, or sluggish rendering? Is it worth exploring tree-shaking, scope hoisting, code-splitting,...

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