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Rob’s February creative and development inspiration

We’ve grown accustomed to our Rob sharing the best of the net with us to brighten our Monday mornings, and he thought it’d be nice to share it with you too. We agree – here’s February’s creative and development inspiration.

This week’s design and developer inspiration rundown includes some of the best articles and examples from across the interwebs. Do you rely on UX research without thinking about the data you have? Are to completely sure on the UX microcopy you’re writing? Maybe you just want some good, old website inspiration.

All of that is here!


Website Inspiration

Justine Win Canete

A very, very simple freelancer website, but this makes each section super easy to consume! This can often be overlooked, yet is generally the main point of a website. Put down the artist’s paintbrush, and consider the end goal.

Nomadic Tribe

Not sure the reason for this website, but it is an incredible use of sound, engagement and animation to tell a story

Designer Resources, Examples and Inspiration

Can’t Unsee

Think you know the best layout for components? Try this test to see if you know what is right, and what is wrong. I got silver!

Errors in a Form

Help users recover from errors by clearly identifying the problems, easily allowing users to easily access and correct erroneous fields easily.

Form Design – Optional Fields

A simple way to show optional fields is to put ‘(optional)’ within the question’s label. But this is not necessarily the best experience for users. This is where branching can help.

Development Snippets, Samples, and Articles

10 Steps How to Automate your API Testing Effectively

The main purpose of this post is to solve all the problems mentioned above by automating the API testing and integrating it with Jenkins CI. If you choose the right tools and techniques for that job, it’s easier than you think!

Using Dotfiles for Managing Development and Many Other Magical Things

Instead of copying and pasting each command into the terminal individually, we can automate and run all things in one go.

A bit of everything

The 7 Deadly Sins of User Research

It’s fashionable to blame poor usability on firms not doing enough customer research. On the face of it, this seems like the obvious cause of poor usability. If firms only did the research, they would realise their product was a dud. But, like all obvious reasons, it’s wrong.

UX Microcopy

It is tough to find a balance between empathy and humour. Whether you’re in the writing or design field, or someone who deals with customers on an ongoing basis, the key to creating memorable experiences starts with putting yourself in your users’ shoes.


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