Topic: Design

Simplify your web app workflow in 1 step

Let’s say hypothetically you own a company that makes landing pages. Actually, that’s not hypothetical for me. Anyway, when making these landing pages, what should a user have to input right at first when creating a new one? I thought this answer was obvious: Page Name Page URL or slug And then choose a template. […]

3 Critical Web App Design Mistakes

I’m working on the second edition of my book Designing Web Applications. Back in 2012 when I released the book it was incredibly well-received. But after a couple years it’s time for an update. The second edition will launch on Wednesday, February 11th. That’s a week from today. So if you’re ready to start designing […]

Join me as I create & launch a product in 24 hours — Sponsored by Creative Market

***Update: The 24-hour product is live! The product I’ve been working on for the past 24 hours is live and already selling. You can buy 10 Days to Better Design here. If you haven’t been following along, you can read the full story below: *** I love creating new products. There’s a certain thrill that comes […]

Work faster in Photoshop with these keyboard shortcuts

When most people think of design they think of using a mouse (or pen if you’re really cool) to move elements on the screen to bring your dream to life. In other words, new designers do 99% of their work with just their dominant hand on the mouse. If that’s you, you’re an amateur designer. […]

7 techniques to design killer graphics for your blog posts

There’s never a shortage of blog posts to read, so how do you decide which ones are worth your time and which to ignore? I always try to read high quality, well thought out articles and tend to skip the blog posts that look hastily slapped together. Good graphics will go a long way towards […]

Part 2: Redesigning the United Flight Search in Photoshop

The launch of my new course, Photoshop for Interface Design, is coming up in less than a week! Next Tuesday, February 25th, at 11:00 AM Eastern the course will open up to the public. The beta launch was very well received and I used the feedback to make the course considerably better. I’ve added four […]

Redesigning the United Flight Search Interface in Photoshop

Flying out of Boise, Idaho you don’t have a lot of options. There are only direct flights to a few cities and every itinerary has its downsides. Because of that I spend a lot of time using United’s advanced flight search.     I had two goals in redesigning this screen: To know how it […]