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stephanango.com

Photoshop for text

When I think about editing images, a vast array of options come to mind: contrast, saturation, sharpen, blur, airbrush, clone stamp, etc.

wix-ux.com

When life gives you lemons, write better error messages

When it comes to error handling, it truly is a team sport.

scale.com

Text Is the Universal Interface

Large language models and the future of computing.

indeed.design

A Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Designer’s Block

How a Ph.D. candidate and UX designer turns the blank page into an opportunity.

indeed.design

No More Butt Bongos: Teaching English Abroad Made Me a Better Designer

Helping students is a lot like helping users.

nngroup.com

UX Writing: Study Guide

Unsure where to start? Use this collection of links to our articles and videos to learn how to write and present information.

developer.apple.com

Writing for interfaces

The words and phrases you choose for your app matter.

pudding.cool

What makes writing more readable?

Looking at how to make writing easier to read.

uxdesign.cc

Writing With Respect

Respect for the craft. And respect for the reader. It’s obvious. But it’s also hard to do — and increasingly rare.

indeed.design

How a Holistic Approach to Fixing Error Messages Helped Indeed and Our Users

Some lessons from a small cross-functional team about holistic design, the value of content strategy, and collaboration.

uxdesign.cc

How to optimize button microcopy

Microcopy is the small, informative, or instructional text on forms, fields, labels, pop-ups, buttons, search prompts, etc.

jakearchibald.com

Writing great alt text: Emotion matters

I recently got stuck trying to figure out the right alt text for a particular image.

uxdesign.cc

What happened when I stopped using Emojis

When was the last time you went a day without using any emoji? How about a week? I went through a fun self-imposed experiment: no emoji for 2 weeks.

max-bosch.medium.com

Say Hello to Eddy

Guided at-home projects, created by expert teachers. Project-based learning for you and your preschooler, made easy.

onlineornot.com

What the Fastly outage can teach us about writing error messages

Insights on doing better as developers when it comes to crafting error messages and information display after the recent Fastly outage.

medium.com

How to build better digital experiences with UX writing principles

When I joined Sainsbury’s last year, UX writing wasn’t really given that much attention.

zeichenschatz.net

Microsoft’s 2021 default fonts – a typographer’s thoughts and suggestion on it

Microsoft commissioned 5 sans-serif typefaces and asked on Twitter, which should be the new default that will replace Calibri. I share my suggestion.

uxdesign.cc

How to write inclusive, accessible digital products

Here’s how to write digital products that include people of differing backgrounds and abilities.

msft.it

Reinventing Online Shopping on Microsoft Edge

Helping shoppers save time and money with an intelligent browser

blog.mozilla.org

How to Write Microcopy That Improves the User Experience

The small bits of copy you see sprinkled throughout apps and websites are called microcopy.