16 Conferences in 2017 That no Developer Wants to Miss

Christmas is approaching fast, and that means one thing: get ready for next year’s conference season!

We had a look at 15 events that are already confirmed for 2017. From UX Design to JavaScript, the conference schedule of 2017 will feature something for everyone.

Read on but make sure you have an (empty) calendar next to you when you do.
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Clients from Mars and 8 things you should learn from them!

Sometimes you have clients you admire, you like to work with, or you even love. And sometimes you have clients that are not so likable. Clients from Mars.

Their wishes and requests might sound so alien that you simply think they are from a different planet.

We collected a few statements and what you should learn from them. If any great one is missing make sure to leave a comment in the comment section below.
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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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Slush16 – Welcome, You Badass!

The Slush Conference in Helsinki (Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st) is one of the biggest startup events in Europe with around 17,500 participants. Besides 2,000 startups from all over the world, this year’s event also featured around 1,000 investors and 2,500 volunteers.

Upon entering the conference hall for the first time, it became clear that the darkness of Finland in November is part of the event’s aesthetic concept: dark halls, lasers and fog machines that delivered punchlines in the form of smoke during the presentations, embodied Slush’s motto perfectly:

Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November. Except you, you badass. Welcome.”
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Solving Problems Like a Designer

Bill Burnett and David Evans are teaching the most popular course at Stanford University right now. The name of the course: Design Your Life.

The term “design” is not meant in an abstract way. The course is actually about transferring ideas and principles of design to questions and problems of everyday life.

“Think like a designer” is the slogan of the course as well as a recently published book (Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life) by the two professors.
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Your Survival Guide for Slush16

Yes. It’s that time of the year, again. In a couple of days the Usersnap team is flying over to Helsinki, Finland.

Besides us, 15.000 tech companies, startups, and investors are flying over as well.

As we’re getting ready for the Slush and packing our bags, we prepared this personal guide for the Slush 16. So, here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of your Slush experience.
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The psychology of color in web design

According to statistics, it only takes 1/10th of a second for us to form a first impression about a person; and websites are no different.

Google’s 2012 study entitled “The role of visual complexity and prototypicality regarding the first impression of websites: Working towards understanding aesthetic judgments” confirmed that it takes less than 50 milliseconds for users to form an opinion about your website. In other words: after only 0.05 seconds the average user has already decided whether he should stay on your website or leave it.

First impressions do matter. The first impression a user gets from your website depends on many factors, such as the structure, the spacing, the fonts and, of course, the colors and color combinations you display on your page.
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Long-Scrolling Websites: Tips and Best Practices

Long-scrolling websites, i.e. sites that let you scroll down for an extended amount of time, have been around for years.

The reason? Users love them!

That isn’t about to change, which is why we wanted to give you some tips and best practices in this article. Because long-scrolling or infinite-scrolling alone doesn’t mean the user is going to spend a long time on your website.

Have fun reading and scrolling 😉

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How to communicate with your users through design?

Even if you don’t greet each user personally: each time a user visits your website, you are communicating with them. Through the design of your website.

How this works?

Communication on your website works on different levels and ranges from text, pictures and the structure of a site to colours, titles and buttons. In this blog post I want to explain how communication on a website works and what you can do to improve it.

Let’s go!

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