Hiring developers is hard. Here’s what we learned in the last 3 years.

No matter to whom in tech I talk to. Most people and tech companies seem to struggle with hiring developers.

And since I have the feeling that hiring is a topic that doesn’t get too much talk and attention (maybe because of people struggling with it), I think it’s our obligation to share the biggest lessons we’ve learned at Usersnap.
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User offboarding: How to end relationships with your users!

There’s a ton of great content out there on how to onboard new users, how to treat them well, and how to make sure that they understand your product, its benefits, and become paying customers.

However, there’s less information available on how you should treat your users who want to end the relationship with you.

We at Usersnap looked into the topic of user offboarding and provide you with the following essentials for how to end relationships with your customers and users.
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The benefits of asynchronous design feedback.

Just recently I found myself in a situation which required instant design feedback. I like exchanging thoughts and ideas through real-time conversations, however, I wasn’t prepared for the question: “What do you think about this design draft?

And seconds later, I was providing unthoughtful design feedback.

In this article, I’m going to elaborate on the benefits of asynchronous design feedback, and why you should give it a try as well.
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Best Web Development Trends For 2017

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UPDATE:
You can find the best web development trends for 2018 in this article right here. Stating that, the listed web development trends for 2017 are still highly relevant.

Technology changes constantly, so to be at the top of your game as a web developer, it’s vital you’re keeping up.

It can be confusing and discerning when so many updates and developments are being released every few weeks. With 2017 just getting started, we’ve put together some information about the anticipated trends for this upcoming year and some advice about what areas of development you should be focusing on.

Discussing new frameworks, techniques, and tools which are all working to enhance UX, consider this blog your one-stop-shop for all things 2017!

We at Usersnap put together all our thoughts in this article.
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10 Web Design Trends for 2017

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Update 2018:
You can find the web design trends for 2018 in this article right here. If you’re still here to check out the best web design trends of 2017 – feel free to read on. Many of them are still relevant for 2018 as well.

As technology advances and becomes more ingrained into every facet of our daily lives, users are demanding more and more from their online user experiences (UX).

Personal, interactive, and relevant are three keywords which users want from their UX. Which basically means web designers now face the challenge of developing a website which understands and responds to its users throughout the process.
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Timeless Design Feedback Systems (+ Free Design Feedback Checklist)

Imagine this. The web designer of your team has spent the last week working on design drafts for a new website of yours. She perfectly highlighted user stories and designed all possible user interactions on that particular site.

She presents the design drafts and user stories to the team. And her design presentation ends with a simple: “And guys, what do you think?”.
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How to design “trust” for your software

If you’re looking to develop a new application or a website, you may not have given much thought to making it look and feel trustworthy to your potential users.

But trust me (pun intended) it’s important.

A well-trusted, well-reviewed website or app will draw new, repeat users and boost your online presence, business, and reputation.

So how can developers and designers create and design trust?

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24 Amazing Web Design Blogs You Should Follow This Month!

A while ago, I published this collection of great web development blogs for developers. Since then, some web designers have approached us and suggested further blogs, specifically, web design blogs worth following.

So this time, it’s all about web design.

We’ve collected some of the best web design blogs around for you. Now go grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading.
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Web design is dead. Long live experience design.

In a recent Offscreen magazine issue, Eric Meyer, a famous consultant, author, and web designer explains why he stopped calling himself a “web designer” and prefers the title “experience designer” instead.

In the realm of the design world today, the term “web design” has become something of an understatement, especially when we look at where web design has come from compared to 20 years ago.

The traditional idea of web design has evolved tremendously, especially in the last couple of years. The web is all around us, no matter if we think about smart bubbles, glasses, or other IoT devices. I guess the pioneers of the web, would be surprised in which devices web design can be found nowadays.

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