Why do details matter so much in product typography? Our guest today is Oliver Schöndorfer, a UI designer, typography consultant, and YouTuber. You’ll learn how to select a typeface for your software project, whether your logo should use the same font as your product, why you always need to consider the line length, and more.
Can you achieve a solid design for your products without a formal design background? Our guest is Tracy Osborn, author of “Hello Web Design” and Program Director at TinySeed. You’ll learn some of the business benefits of improving your design, how design frameworks can be valuable, how Tracy focuses her books for impact, and more.
Can we ever skip user testing and simply rely on best practices? Our guest today is Karl Gilis, co-founder of AGConsult. You’ll learn what “best practices” mean, where to find them, when user testing is still necessary, and more.
How can we do better at designing websites and applications, so that they cater for people with special needs? Our guest today is Cat Noone, CEO of Stark. You’ll hear about Cat’s mission-driven SaaS, examples of inclusive design, her tool recommendations, as well as her expert tips on accessible design.
Have you ever wondered if SEO and design can work hand-in-hand? Our guest today is Daniela Furtado, SEO consultant and founder of Findable Digital Marketing. You’ll learn about on-page and off-page SEO techniques as Daniela hones in on Google algorithms, keyword research, navigation design, UX writing, product naming, and the best SEO practices for any kind of website.
Can developers build beautiful software on their own, without relying on a designer? One team decided to teach this knowledge, and scored massive success. Meet the brains behind Refactoring UI, Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger. You’ll learn the story of their project, their favorite design tips, and how much work goes into every bit of content they publish.Read more
Great copy can turn your SaaS marketing website into a money-making machine. But how do you get it right? Our guest today is Josh Garofalo, a SaaS copywriter and consultant at Sway Copy. You’ll learn why customer research is the most important step in the copywriting process, how exactly to approach the key pages of your website, and what mistakes to avoid.Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to have a logical approach to creative disciplines? Today we talk about “the web design equation” — a system similar to atomic design which uses mathematical principles. Our guest is Sean Doran, Head of Design at Wiretap. You’ll learn how to think systematically about constants, variables, constraints, maximums, and minimums — concepts that we face daily in our design projects.Read more
We’ve been building websites for decades, yet each project imposes new challenges when it comes to navigation. Our guest today is Els Aerts — a famous usability expert, speaker, and co-founder of AGConsult. We talk about the core principles behind effective navigation, how to figure out what information deserves the spotlight, and how to avoid common pitfalls. You’ll also learn how to deal with navigation challenges in different industries: government websites, ecommerce, and SaaS.Read more
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