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Issue 437


The problem with sticky menus and what to do instead
Designers use sticky menus to make them easy to access on long pages but this fancy pattern hurts UX far more than it improves it. Want to learn more? Check out Sticky Menu UX Guidelines

Power and Patience: Finding Leadership Balance
Applying years of learning from competitive rowing to the craft of leadership.

“That little island changes everything”
How the Lyft team designed Live Activities to elevate the rider experience

High-contrast — when you think dark mode is enough
The importance of the high-contrast theme in interfaces and its differences from the dark theme.


When and why a design team needs DesignOps
As design teams grow, the complexity of them increases exponentially. Find out how Zeplin and DesignOps go hand in hand to keep workflows and collaboration efficient for both designers and their stakeholders. Learn more

Tools and Resources

Making Material You
A short film series exploring how Google is imagining an adaptive, personal, and expressive future for design.

Android UI design hub
A comprehensive resource to empower designers to create stunning and user-friendly interfaces for Android apps including starter Figma kits, UI samples, and inspiring galleries.

The UX Cookbook
Handcrafted recipes to get you started with everything UX.

UX Portfolio

John Falcone
John is a Lead Product Design at CloseFactor.

Looking to find your next UX gig? Join my UX talent collective and check out the UX job board.

Last But Not Least

Should the confirmation button come first or last?
Several arguments support the multiple placement configurations of call-to-action buttons.

“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”
— Salvador Dalí

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