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🗃 3 Design Resources
📃 Article - I Borrowed James Clear’s Instagram Strategy to Grow My Email Newsletter
Here are my main take-aways from this article:
James Clear's Instagram account is a success because it is focused on a clear set of goals: increase newsletter subscribers, sell his book.
Set up your bio, highlights, pinned tweets, etc. to direct your audience to your goals.
Don't be afraid to repurpose your content. That's what it's for. Create a set of 2-4 post types and create content that fits those post types. Share a quote from an article, highlight a great point in your newsletter.
🔨 Resource - UX Planet
🔨 Tool - ColorHub
A super tool that makes picking out a color palette fun and enjoyable.
🎨 2 Design Tips
Say what makes you different from the competition
Say what makes you different from the competition.
Why should someone choose your product over all the rest?
Explain it in terms of how it benefits your audience.
Search Input Width
The search box should be wide enough to fit a typical query.
If it's too short it can be frustrating to type into.
P.S. User research is a good way to figure this out.
📃 1 Article I Wrote
Life Contexts - Cues To Differentiate Between Work And Home
As one of the many people now working from home, I found the process difficult at first.
I couldn’t switch my mind between my day job, my side-projects, and spending time with family. Everything bled together which left me focusing on the wrong things at the wrong time.
Over time, I have learned to set up various “life contexts” to focus my mind on the work at hand.
These life contexts are made up of subtle and not so subtle cues that signify the type of work or activity I’m currently doing. This allows me to focus on tasks when I’m at work. I can then switch my attention to friends and family when I’m done with work.
If the idea of life contexts sounds intriguing to you, please read on.
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