Articles by: Gerald Young

  • Learning Web Development in 2017 is Much Easier than You Think!

    Learning Web Development in 2017 is Much Easier than You Think!

    I am a web developer. Although, this was not always the case. Years ago, I took a two-year course which resulted in a certification to be a software specialist a?? software that was and still is used primarily by banks. It was employed by a number of other industries at […]

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  • Craft Sync: Designs Sync with Lightning Speed Right from Your Native Design Environment

    Craft Sync: Designs Sync with Lightning Speed Right from Your Native Design Environment

    As designers, we are constantly experimenting with processes to find what works best for us. We try our best to improve the workflow for our teams, because more efficient processes result in products getting built and shipped faster. Design process is inevitably linked to the tools we use. Some of […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why UX Design is Not Cheap

    5 Reasons Why UX Design is Not Cheap

    Over the past ten years, the growth of technology has rapidly accelerated, allowing for advancements across the design industry, which has evolved into a more complex and sophisticated arena. During this time, user expectations, behavior, and browsing habits have also become more sophisticated, with an ever increasing demand on businesses […]

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  • Top 50 Lightweight JavaScript Plugins & Libraries from 2016

    Top 50 Lightweight JavaScript Plugins & Libraries from 2016

    All released this year, the free JavaScript plugins and libraries on this page all offer a straightforward and specific function. There are no bloated all-in-one frameworks. Just useful, lightweight and problem-solving solutions to help make the web design and development process much easier and quicker for you. As you would […]

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  • Keep To The Code: Why Designers Should Stick To UX Patterns

    Keep To The Code: Why Designers Should Stick To UX Patterns

    All creatures have a distinct way of perceiving the world around them. Dogs have an impressive sense of smell. Eagles have the uncanny ability to see their prey from a distance. Humans, on the other hand, are hardwired to look for patterns. In order for us to figure out what […]

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  • Weekly News for Designers (N.364)

    Weekly News for Designers (N.364)

    New Resources & Tools Top 50 CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools from 2016 – We have collected 50 of our favorite CSS libraries, frameworks, and tools that been released this past year, 2016. PulltoRefresh.js – A small, but powerful Javascript library crafted to power your webapp’s pull to refresh feature. […]

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  • Should Web Designers Be Using Data?

    Should Web Designers Be Using Data?

    There are many web designers out there who have bucket-loads of talent, but sell themselves short because they haven’t picked up some basic skills that would help round out their business acumen. Like any musician or author, being a talent is only half the job, how you get yourself out […]

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  • Proven Tactics to Avoiding Shopping Cart Abandonment

    Proven Tactics to Avoiding Shopping Cart Abandonment

    You may not realize it, but you probably do it all the time when you’re shopping, especially online. In a brick and mortar store, you are less likely to leave without buying what you came for because you went through considerable trouble to go there in the first place. When […]

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  • A Primer on the Essential Elements of Successful UX

    A Primer on the Essential Elements of Successful UX

    UX design acts as the backbone of a designing experience. Much like an engine under a vehicle’s hood, the UX ensures that a digital experience is smooth, intuitive, and simple. You can’t always see it, but you’ll feel the difference when using an interface with optimized UX. Whether you’re creating […]

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