The Blog for Content Designers
Read the latest on content, craft, and community from working UX writers and content designers in the field.
The Dash: 5️⃣ UX writing job trends
This week's Dash includes revealing 2021's biggest job trends, what it takes to be a responsible designer in the 21st century and more content strategy insights!
Five UX writing job trends to look out for in 2021
Gordon reveals the hottest UX writing job trends to look out for this year!
The Dash: What makes a font really suck?
This week's Dash includes dissecting what makes a font bad, usability test documents, and building an accessibility library.
The Dash: How would a dog write error messages? 🐶
This week's Dash includes error messaging tips, Confab announcements, and more exciting updates about AR with Apple!
The Dash: The design process ≠ a process
This week's Dash includes rethinking the concept of processes and ways to design your toolkit.
The Dash: Content design for A/R & V/R 👓
This week's Dash includes design content for A/R and V/R experiences!
Exciting new material for our courses
Today we wanted to let you know about some exciting new material just added to the UX Writing Fundamentals and our CX Writing for Marketing Engagement courses.
The Dash: Your astrology sign as a designer
This week's Dash includes your 2021 design astrology predictions thanks to Pablo Stanley.
Pitch Portfolio: Create a UX writing job where there is none
Uzoma shares her tips on how to create a UX writing position where positions are scarce or don't exist by creating a pitch portfolio!
The Dash: Good design = good communication
This week's Dash includes a recap on a hybrid writer webinar, perfection paralysis, and why good design means good communication.
Course Preview: UX Writing for Tech Writers
It’s time technical audiences got some UX writing love. Are you a technical writer looking for ways to level up…
The Dash: $500 million lesson in UI design
This week's Dash includes why you should become a hybrid technical & UX writer and a mistake that cost Citibank $500 million dollars.
Getting started with growth content design
Jason lays out the basics of growth content design in this beginner's guide to core principles, frameworks, and craft-level considerations to act on growth content opportunities.
The Dash: Why are UX writing roles & titles so freaking confusing?
If you’re confused by the roles and different titles, don’t worry. You’re not alone. This week, we’ve rounded up a podcast episode featuring Jane Ruffino to break it down.
Do in-app marketing right: Remove the friction
No one likes to constantly be bombarded with "buy me!" messages all the time. Sasha goes over the right and wrong ways to do in-app marketing so that your users don't get frustrated or annoyed.
The Dash: Why is “Learn more” everywhere?
“Learn more” is not enough yet it's everywhere on the internet. So what makes a CTA actually helpful? This week’s Dash explores just that.
“Learn more” is not enough: A case for descriptive CTAs
Are your CTAs serving a specific purpose or are they acting more like fillers? Alice Chen argues that descriptive CTAs are more accessible, SEO-friendly, and contribute to a better user experience!
The Dash: Would you live forever as an AI bot?
You only live… forever? At least that’s the question surrounding data and posthumous chatbots. This Dash gets into AI bots, what it's like to be a non-native English speaker as a UX writer, and more!
How not being a native English speaker makes me a better UX writer
Companies often list "native English speaker" as a requirement but are they missing out on first-class writing talent? Dragana explains why non-native English speakers actually make for great UX writers!
The Dash: Enterprise UX is amazing. Change our mind.
The last Dash of January is here. We’re not quite sure where that month went, but it’s probably hanging out somewhere with the other missing socks, lost remote, and our spare key. Anyways! Here’s a fresh batch of content for you to enjoy. If you’re feeling generous, forward to a fellow UX writing friend.
Writers of Silicon Valley: What we learned from the Button conference
In this episode, Patrick chats with Yael, Duaa, and Vicki about their experience at the 2020 Button conference. They discuss preparation leading up to the conference, what it was like as a fully remote digital conference, and what all the generous knowledge share from speakers and attendees means for the future of the industry.
The top 50 UX writing resources of 2020
The UX writing, content design and content strategy communities grew a lot in 2020. We've collected the top 50 UX writing resources for you to enjoy.
Microcopy matters: Why everyone on a design team should know how to write
Everyone on a design team should know how to work in Sketch or Figma. So...shouldn't everyone know how to write microcopy?
The Dash: Election ballots & UX writing
This Dash ranges from COVID-19 to content strategy candidates and even all things convo design. We know it’s a wild US election week... so we’ll just get straight to it.