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How blogs shaped the web

I have a lot of nostalgia for the era of blogging that I grew up with during the first decade or so of the 2000s.

Advanced techniques for writing good interfaces

Feeling stuck? Here’s how to keep moving forward.

Bring Back Blogs!

In the twilight of Twitter, we’re running an experiment. Can we all bring back blogging, together?

Reading Design

An archive of critical writing about design. From architecture and urbanism to product, fashion, graphic and beyond.

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.

When life gives you lemons, write better error messages

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

Text Is the Universal Interface

Large language models and the future of computing.

A Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Designer’s Block

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

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

Helping students is a lot like helping users.

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.

Writing for interfaces

The words and phrases you choose for your app matter.

What makes writing more readable?

Looking at how to make writing easier to read.

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.

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.

How to optimize button microcopy

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

Writing great alt text: Emotion matters

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

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.

Say Hello to Eddy

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

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.

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.