The most common terms are explained in plain English.

1. Wireframe

A wireframe is a simplified representation of your website or application. It consists of lines and text that can be hand-drawn or electronic. The focus of the wireframe should be structural elements that represent priority. In this stage, visual design and color are not presented. Like the picture shown below.

What Steve Jobs knew before revealing the first iPhone.

A brand is not a logo.

A brand is not an identity.

And, certainly not a product.

What Exactly is a Brand?

Marty Neumeier has defined it by saying, “A brand is a person’s gut feeling about a product, service, or organization. It’s a gut feeling because people are emotional, intuitive beings.”

We tend to base our buying choices on trust. And trust comes from the products that exceed our expectations. So, in other words, a brand is the understanding of something that pops into people’s minds through their gut feeling.

Let’s say you’re a company trying to build your own brand. At this point…

Here are a few reliable resources for learning basic HTML and CSS for free.

What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, the language for describing the structure of web pages.

The design of HTML consists of two parts: the head and the body.

  • the head tells the browser's information
  • the body contains the specific content to be described.

What is CSS?

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets, the language for describing the presentation of web pages.

To make the webpage more beautiful and dynamic, you have to use CSS.

If you want to build a house, you need:

Bricks (HTML) to build the structure of your house

Paint (CSS) to make your house beautiful

How long does it take to learn HTML and CSS?

Learning basic HTML+CSS doesn’t take long, but learning to use them well does…

Every modern web browser has JavaScript built-in.

JavaScript is a web-based scripting language that has been widely used in web application development. It is often used to add various dynamic functions to web pages, providing users with a smoother and more pleasing browsing experience.

In fact, all modern HTML pages use JavaScript.

  • HTML is used to define web content and basic structure
  • CSS is used to control the layout of the web page
  • JavaScript is used to control the page’s dynamic behavior

Web pages are not the only place to use JavaScript. Many desktop and server programs use it as well. Node.js, …

These books can help you find your way to shine as a junior designer.

Usability is a foundation of user experience. No matter what product you design, your customers expect it to be easy to use.

Here is a list that contains some of the most relevant books focused on usability. They cover various topics — from practical guides to more abstract concepts — recommended for designers looking for great insights.

You can get tremendous help from these books whenever you feel like you’re stuck.

1. Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design and Conduct Effective Tests (2008)

by Dana Chisnell and Jeffrey Rubin

The most common terms are explained in plain English.

If you’re going to use color effectively in your designs, you’ll need to know how to describe it precisely.

But sometimes, the words describing the color qualities can be pretty confusing. So I made this list of essential terms that UX/UI designers use frequently.

You don’t necessarily have to remember all of these technical terms. Just getting familiar with these different concepts is all you need.

  • Achromatic — means without color. Achromatic colors can be anything from greys to a neutral color. It can also be black or white.
  • Chroma — (or chromaticity) the degree of purity or intensity of…

Color is the first thing we notice.

It all started as a factor of survival

Some flowers use colors to attract specific insects for pollination. Some insects use color to warn a potential predator of defensive toxins.

And some animals, such as cuttlefish, can even change their color to match their surroundings.

Within human nature, we emotionally respond differently to different colors.

It greatly influences how we organize, identify, and interpret information to understand the environment. In fact, 85% of people reported that color has a significant influence on what they buy.

Be sure to choose the right one that fits your preferences.

What is interaction design?

According to the Association for Interaction Design (IxDA):

“Interaction design defines the structure and behavior of interactive systems.

Interaction designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to applications and beyond.”

Make your content stand out.

Lately, I feel like I already exhausted all my options for free stock photos from Pexels or Unsplash. It is hard to find good high-resolution photos for free.

But after some research, I was pretty surprised to find out that there are a substantial number of websites that have amazing photos you can use free for personal and commercial use.

So here I made a list of these sites.

Eva V.

Design researcher.

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