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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.

medium.com

Writing for global audiences

Draft clear content so users know how to take action.

vanschneider.com

How to create a UX writing portfolio

It may seem like UX writing is in a perpetual grey area. Like a lot of design disciplines, the field is having an identity crisis.

reallifemag.com

Look Who’s Talking

How tech companies understand "clarity" reveals what they assume about users.

uxdesign.cc

A brief guide to UX microcopy

When it comes to design, most people would immediately link it to visuals and appearances and they're not entirely wrong.

vanschneider.com

How to write UX copy that makes your product a joy to use

This is an excerpt from our upcoming UX Writing book, exploring how we can write copy that helps people use and love our products.

dribbble.com

The UX Writing Starter-Kit

What is UX Writing and how can you launch your career in this fast-growing field of Product Design?

dropbox.design

How to mock up UX writing

Yes, if you're a UX writer, your expertise is words. But you work in a visual medium.

alistapart.com

Standards for Writing Accessibly

Writing to meet WCAG2 standards can be a challenge, but it's worthwhile.

uxdesign.cc

How to test readability

Legibility is the ease with which a user can not only read the text, but also understand it.