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Principles of Product Design: Learn Fast, Guess Less

Principles of Product Design: Learn Fast, Guess Less

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Recently, we sat down with Aarron Walter — VP of Design Education at InVision and author of A Book Apart’s Designing for Emotion — for a Shopify Partner Session webinar. 

In his presentation, Aarron discussed seven actionable principles of product design that he’s learned over the years of working for, and observing, Fortune 500 companies. We’ve decided to deep dive into the first principle — guess less — to help you gather and analyze the feedback you need to be more successful in your designing endeavors.

In this article, you'll learn:

  • What "guess less" means in the context of product design
  • How you can implement a "guess less" workflow in your day-to-day design process
  • Which tools you should be using to help your business guess less

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Best Practices for Developing Scalable (and Sustainable) Shopify Themes

Best Practices for Developing Scalable (and Sustainable) Shopify Themes

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It happens to the best of us: deadlines loom, stress rises, and sometimes we rush our work just to make a client happy. Though this might result in a beautiful custom theme for your client’s new ecommerce business, you’re now left with the pieces — no comments to continue working on custom code, too many nested snippets, and lots of large, complicated lines of Liquid.

To help you out, we've curated a few lessons learned from Shopify theming veterans — Disco’s Gavin Ballard and Shopify’s Carson Shold.

In this blog post, you'll find:

  • Best practices to improve your design process
  • A free theme planning spreadsheet to help build your Shopify themes
  • Six tips to keep your JavaScript, Liquid, and CSS tidy while coding

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6 Animation Libraries to Save Time and WOW Clients

6 Animation Libraries to Save Time and WOW Clients

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Saving time, creating more while doing less, and building upon previously successful frameworks are just a few of the benefits of using JavaScript and CSS libraries. Best of all, they’re built to help with all areas of web design and development — including animations, which can be a powerful part of your next client project.

We want you to focus less on the logistics of your animations and more on planning, strategizing, and implementing them. That's why we’ve assembled a list of six animation libraries to help build stunning animations for your next client project.

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Building a Brand: How to Create a Lasting Impression for Your Clients

Building a Brand: How to Create a Lasting Impression for Your Clients

Building a Brand: How to Create a Lasting Impression for Your Clients

As a freelancer or agency, adding branding to your service roster can create incredible opportunities, and increase both your income and your fundamental client knowledge.

Understanding your client’s brand is also crucial, as well as creating assets and campaigns that resonate with your client’s audience. But have you taken a good look at your own brand lately?

In today's article, we explore a variety of topics related to branding, including:

  • The importance of branding
  • How to develop a consistent tone and voice 
  • Branding exercises you can run with clients

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Designing with SVG: How Scalable Vector Graphics Can Increase Visitor Engagement

Designing with SVG: How Scalable Vector Graphics Can Increase Visitor Engagement

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Scalable Vector Graphics, more affectionately known as SVGs, are a versatile file format — yet not enough web designers and developers incorporate them into client projects.

We sat down with Chris Coyier — co-founder of CodePen, author of A Book Apart’s Practical SVG, and creator of CSS Tricks — and uncovered five tips and tricks to help you easily implement SVG objects into your next design project.

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Sketchnoting 101: Tips For Improving Your Visual Vocabulary

Sketchnoting 101: Tips For Improving Your Visual Vocabulary

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Sketchnoting is the practice of combining visual language (icons or images) with written text to clarify thoughts, develop ideas, and communicate with others. 

Recently, we sat down with Eva-Lotta Lamm, Sketchnoter extraordinaire, for a Shopify Partner Session webinar, where we chatted about how you can start using sketchnoting to improve your project and design workflows.

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