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7 of the Best Email Newsletters for UX/UI Designers, Product Managers and Developers in 2017

Good design comes from the daily accumulation and unexpected inspiration. For designers who need to continue enriching the design knowledge, the newsletter of rich updates and content can offer them an excellent access to get inspired. In this article, I have rounded up top 7 email newsletters for designers, product managers as well as developers, hoping to bring you the design concept of resonance and therefore find your own unique inspiration.


MockPlus Blog
MockPlus is a brand-new tool that focuses on providing users with the most easy-to-follow and operate prototyping design tool. Their team have been updating weekly newsletters which mainly feature in product design related news, blogs and resources as well. They are rich in content and informative. It's at your option to subscribe its newsletter located on the upper-right corner of blog page, or the RSS fedd displayed on the bottom-right corner on that page.

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The Most Noteworthy Web Design Trends in 2017 (II)

In the previous article, we introduced three design trends, it’s time to continue our journey of discovery.
Forecast 4: Hamburger era will end

However, a design element of the material design is not so good in the forecasts for the coming year: The Hamburger menuis highly controversial. While someone predicts a bright future in the context of design for small viewports, others believe that the end of the Hamburg era might have come. The criticism to three lines, which are transformed into a real menu by the user interaction, is not new. Already last year, it has been widely discussed that Hamburgers lead to fewer user interactions because menu contents remained hidden; on some sites proofs of the end of the Hamburg era have already been searched and found. As an alternative, flat tab menus are traded. Deciding whether the prediction about the end of the Hamburg era could be applicable, and is probably the question of the device design. If the change to a consequent mobile-first design…

The Most Noteworthy Web Design Trends in 2017 ( I )

Web design is changeable: material design has not killed the creativity; in 2017, however, Conversational UIs could provide a paradigm shift. Here are the forecasts for the web design world in 2017! More lightweight websites and less diversity have been predicted for years as a web design trend. None of this has happened so far: the average website is still too big for mobile webpages. It seems as if the devices slowly adapt themselves to this fact - or at least the users get used to it. With the exception of Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), there are no technologies that could lead to significant changes in the near future. But what are the trends and forecasts for the year 2017?
Forecast for 2017
Last year, we discussed the fact that Google's design standards for the material design can’t be implemented in the desktop web and this is actually quite good. Whether this estimate is still valid for the year 2017, we will take a look at it later here. First, however, we w…

How to Learn UI Design From Zero-Basis

Can someone become an UI designer when he does not major in UI? Definitely yes. Nothing in the world is difficult for one who sets his mind into it. With proper methods and persistent efforts, one can make it without any basis.
To learn UI design from zero-basis, what kinds of knowledge should we know? Where do we begin our study? How to study systematically?
First of all, what kinds of skills should UI designers develop? In terms of visual design, an UI designer should master the competence of: plane constitute; color composition; format design; psychology; art painting; design consciousness. In terms of interactive design, an UI designer should master the competence of: acquaintance of user experience design principles; information mining, user research and data analysis; excellent logic; psychology; product visual sensation; communication.
Then how to cross the threshold of UI design on earth? How to become an eligible UI designer?
Firstly, be proficient in a prototyping software.…

Are You Ready for Being a UX Designer?

The job markt is full of job vacancies for UX Designer. Companies, agencies, media houses - everyone wants people who are concerned about the user experience. Who are they exactly looking for? We have a talk with a professional managing director about the requirements and opportunities in the new job.
‘’Someone who helps people to create positive, effortless and joyful experiences is what we need.” A UX designer has to think holistically about the design of a visual interface. He has to find out what a user needs and how he can get him at every point of his User Journey. In extreme cases, I would expect from a UX designer that he says: Stop, we do not need an interface at all.
A UX Designer is not an interface designer. What are the main differences between these two trades?
This is exactly the crack: UX and interface design are often thrown into a pot. This is because the term user experience and thus the professional image of the UX designer came up only when there were more and mor…

Do’s and Don’ts in Atomic Design

Atomic Design is an efficient method for the iterative development of extensive websites. The design approach introduced by Brad Frost in 2013 is similar to the agile development of the web site. The basis of it is modular, dynamic design systems composed of the five layers "atoms", "molecules", "organisms", "templates" and "pages".

Atoms, including labels, input fields, and buttons - are the basic building blocks that designers need when they create pages. All stakeholders involved in project progress can logically follow the process. This technical, code-focused development approach places particular emphasis on the subject of user experience.

Atoms can include more abstract elements such as palettes, fonts, and even more intangible parts of the interface, such as animations. As the atoms of nature are quite abstract, the individual atom is not so useful, while they are very suitable for reference in the context of a schema library,…

What You Should Know About the Perpetual License of the Prototyping Tools

With the fierce competition and the growing demand in the design market, the prototype software developers have resorted to their effort to meet the different user requirement. They launched a series of product service versions, such as free version, professional version, and the perpetual license version. Most of the UI/UX designers may have been familiar with the free version and pro version, but know little about the perpetual license. This article will introduce you about the perpetual license about four prototyping tools.
1. Axure RP Axure has launched three versions: Pro, Team, and Enterprise. But the support for the perpetual license, that is limited to users who have already purchased the Professional or Team Edition. In the Axure RP 8.0 version, users can purchase license key at the price of $ 495 and $ 895. Moreover, once you purchased the perpetual license, you can have the software update for free in your lifetime.

2. Justinmind
Justinmind provides subscribe and perpetual l…