By Harris Roberts
By Harris Roberts
UI/UX (user interface & user experience) is a fast moving space. The field moves quickly as usability, accessibility, interaction, and visual design continue to advance.
There are great books about UI/UX. As an office we recently started reading Don’t Make Me Think by Steven Krug. To stay up to date on the most recent design trends we follow a myriad of blogs. Below you will find our current favorite 29 UI/UX blogs.
Some blogs are updated more frequently than others. We suggest following them on social or bookmarking to stay up to date. Need a refreshing new way to bookmark your favorite pages? Stick them in your back pocket.
If you want a thought provoking blog about the practice, innovation, and discussion of design then this blog is for you. They also allow their readers to contribute their own articles.
This blog highlights some of the finer details that you may not notice. Everyday you can learn a new and fun detail about some of your favorite sites.
Practical and personal recommendations are what you’ll find on Usability Geek. They aim to educate people about the possible commercial and legal implications of poor website usability.
Experts and professionals share their tips and insight on various UX design topics. The main topic areas highlighted are usability, UX, UI design, and e-commerce.
People were frustrated with the hassle of usability testing, thus User Testing was born. They aim to educate on UX, design and marketing, making your life easier one post at a time.
Created in 1998, A List Apart has a long history in terms of Internet years. They focus on the design and development of web content.
Some web apps provide a very easy and seamless sign up process, while others complicate it more than is needed. User Onboard has a collection of how some popular web apps handle their sign up experiences.
Started in 2002, Fool Proof was at the forefront of being mindful of the design of digital products and services. Their blog highlights ux design + practices, with a focus on mobile and smart devices.
Even though Usability Post has not been updated in almost two years, there is still a great archive of articles that are chock-full with information on UI.
This blog has lots of material for you as they post multiple times a week. CrazyLeaf has design tips and tricks and also features different designers.
UX Mastery is a great archive of recommended UX books. As you read the listed collection you’ll be making progress on your path to UX mastery.
This blog is often read by beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers. UX Booth is by and for the user experience community.
UX Movement is a user experience blog that shows how good and bad interface design practices affect user behavior.
Balsamiq approaches their blog in a unique way. They talk about the user experience of their products and show you what their thinking
A great blog for Digital Marketing and UX. Usabilla was founded with the belief that continuous user feedback is the key to any successful website, product or service.
On top of informative content in their blogs they also offer free e-books, free UI kits and other design articles.
Design Modo offers great insight on web design and UI kits.
InVision focuses on UX and offers posts on the life cycle of UX design.
NN Group shares some of their groundbreaking research in the user experience field.
This blog mainly focuses on UI design and product management. They believe interface design should drive product development because it’s what people actually use.
The company vision is to have the world’s products & services people-centered, efficient & delightful. They take this approach in all of their blogs and try to give you as many tips as possible in UI.
Digital Telepathy aims to promote the betterment of the web through design and craft.
Wireframes has an archive of UI tools tat can be utilized. They also post content about IA resources.
Even though the content is a few years old, this blog hosts 52 different posts about UX that facilitate great discussion.
Luke’s blog contains UX how-to videos, and general UX articles.
This blog has a directory of useful resources and tools for User Experience Designers.
Johnny’s blog is a popular source of information for a variety of UX topics
This blog provides insights and inspiration to both professionals working in all aspects of UX and students who are just beginning their journey.
Thanks for taking the time to review these blogs. We follow multiple blogs to stay on top of design trends. Throughout the week we share our favorite media in Native Creative (our weekly design share). You can always stay in touch with our thoughts by signing up for updates from our blog. Just click the subscribe button in the sidebar.
Did we miss any blogs? Make sure to tell us in the comments!
The Calvary website features a blog, podcast, and interactive calendar.
There are rarely companies and organizations that we work with that have that special blend of persona understanding, technical respect and design eye.