20 Fresh Web Design News You Should Read

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Check out the best web design news you should read this week! These are some top articles web designers and developers will surely enjoy reading.

Some of these articles will give you updates regarding some popular websites, software, and tools, while others will give you valuable insights and opinions on some interesting subjects.

You will learn new things about Sketch, MySQL, Medium, WordPress, Apple, Google and more!

Enjoy your web design reading break!

How to Get Hired by Google, it’s Easier than You Think

This Googler explains how tech recruiting is becoming more holistic than it used to be, and what it takes to stand out.


Stranger Things Type Generator

This is a great website for all Stranger Things TV show fans out there. You can generate your own text in the ‘Stranger Things’ font style.


What I Learned Working with Jony Ive’s Team on the Apple Watch

Bob Messerschmidt sold his company to Steve Jobs and went to work building the Apple Watch in 2010. He saw a lot during his three years at Apple. This is a must-read article.


Why is Health Care Design so Terrible?

Health care consumers pay a lot of money for bad design. It’s time for the device and drug companies to stop. Find out why health care design is so terrible, in this article.


How to Properly Move from Medium to WordPress

In case you were looking to switch from Medium to WordPress, this step by step guide will help you learn how to properly move from Medium to WordPress.


Creativity Under the Microscope: Running a UI Design Critique

Criticism is easy. It seems like everybody has an opinion, but, as the author Harlan Ellison points out, “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion.” Read more in the article below.

Creativity Under The Microscope: Running A UI Design Critique

Searchers and Browsers: The Personality Types of UX

When it comes to navigating a website by browsing (menus) or searching (search bar), it turns out that the two strategies are not created equal. Find out more in this article.


Design and the Self

Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by bad design. Our surroundings are full of missed opportunities to introduce delight and joy into people’s lives. Read more about the author’s opinion, in this article.


MySQL Founder Tries a New Software Licensing Model

MySQL founder Michael “Monty” Widenius and his co-founder David Axmark, came up a few years ago with the Business Source License (BSL). Learn more about it.


Communicating Animation

Consistent animation is crucial to both branding and UX. Learn more about this subject, in this comprehensive article.


Anatomy of a Pattern in a Pattern Library

A pattern library is a simple collection of UI components, but it should also present other important info. Take a look at what information can be displayed alongside each pattern, in this useful article for UX designers.


What You See is What You Use

This is a very interesting read, written by Julie Zhuo, product design VP @ Facebook.


Editing Images in CSS: Combining Techniques

This tutorial covers the basics of editing images by CSS and some useful techniques.


Sketch Symbol Best Practices

Symbols got a big upgrade in Sketch 39. They’re a lot more powerful than they used to be, and this article will tell you more about it.


How Spotify’s UX Changed Over a Decade

Web design has changed a lot in the last decade. In this article, the author will analyze Spotify’s website through the years and discuss key changes as he views them.


Better Web Images

Learn more about what makes a consistent visual identity, in this useful article dedicated to web designers.


Women Code Better than Men, Unless We Know Women Wrote it

Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed. Find out more, in this article.


Photoshop Etiquette For Responsive Web Design

It’s been almost five years since Photoshop Etiquette launched, which officially makes it a relic on the web. A lot can happen on the web in a few years, so here’s an update on that matter.


A Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Web Apps

Progressive web apps could be the next big thing for the mobile web. They have already attracted a lot of attention. Read more about this subject, in this article.


Developers “Own” The Code, So Shouldn’t Designers “Own” The Experience?

You spent months gathering business requirements only to see a final product that bears little resemblance to the desired experience. Read more about this subject, in this article.


Iggy is an entrepreneur, blogger, and designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design fonts, themes, plugins, inspiration, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

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