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Empty State Design - Meaning & Importance.

Empty State - Mobile Version Empty states are what users see when there is no information displayed on the mobile or web screen. In summary, these are screens with little or no content on them depending on the situation, and examples of the situations are: 404 errors  Empty email inboxes  Empty checkout cart  Connection issues  The user has only just signed up Getting no results when you make searches  There are other situations that can also be placed as empty states but the most important thing is for these pages to be as engaging as possible.  Empty states are very important in UX Design but are often overlooked by designers that find them as non-essential screens that do not need attention. Designing an empty state is very useful to user experience and adds great value to products and services.    Empty State - Web Version As a designer, creating empty states is a great opportunity to let the users know what is happening, why it’s happening, and what to do about it, this helps to d

2021 - My Year In Review

I used the last strength in me to write this post. Before the holidays I promised I was going to do a lot of upskilling, reading, learning, and writing but none of that is happening and I really feel guilty for doing nothing productive; however, I realize it's the holidays and I am doing what I should be doing - REST. As much as we would want to be productive at any given opportunity we find ourselves, it is important to note that there is no pride in suffering from burnout and stress. So, if you find yourself feeling bad for not doing anything during this festive season, forgive yourself and give your body what it really needs - to rest.  2021 has been a lot of things to a lot of people, for me it was scary and crazy, I had lots of self-doubts and I felt unaccomplished but things took a beautiful turn for me and I am so thankful for that. January:  It was raining rejection mails, at some point, I stopped keeping count because some of these companies never got back to me but I was

Beginner Steps to Becoming a UI/UX Designer

So you want to be a UI/UX Designer but do not know how to go about it? then this post is for you.  Before we delve into steps to becoming a UI/UX designer in 2021, let's talk about what a user interface design is, who a UI/UX designer is, and their roles in the industry. User Interface design  refers to the interface design of mobile and web applications. User Interface Designer (UI Designer)  works on the visual part of websites and mobile applications, they select the right elements like fonts, colors, text fields, icons, etc. They are also responsible for creating wireframes, mood boards, and mockups.  User Experience Designer (UX Designer)  is responsible for user satisfaction and experiences. UX designers identify and point out user problems, conducts intensive user research, creates user personas, usability testing, and prototyping to know which designs will most effectively help users meet their goals. You can also check detailed differences between a UI/UX Designer from Des

Hello 2021

“ Begin today, Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy”          - Sarah Ban Breathnach It’s a new year and once again we don't know what it has in store for us. Last year really tried our strength and patience I can’t lie, we cried, we laughed, we gained, we lost, we learned new things, skills, etc and I am glad it has come to an end.  This new year is an opportunity for us to start over and rewrite history. And speaking of starting over, what have you planned for yourself for the new year? I plan to work on my financial and career goals especially this year. I would also love to read a lot of books.  As we step into the new year, I want us to cultivate a positive mindset, I want us to milk every opportunity presented to us, I want us to never forget that we deserve better for ourselves. So what are you waiting for? write down your financial goals, write down those career goals, personal developments, plans, etc. S

Changing Careers and What I Learned From It

Earlier this year I lost my job and I tell you, it was something I never expected to hit me so early in the year. A few weeks later, and it dawned on me that I was literally unemployed, "where do I go from here" I kept asking myself, how many radio stations are ready or willing to employ a music scheduler during a pandemic for that matter? I quickly had to restrategize about what I wanted to do with my life and earn money. Since I had an intermediate skill in digital marketing, I figured it was time to go back to gaining more knowledge and pursue it as a career, two weeks in and I realize it was not something I wanted as a career... back to square one figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. At this time I had to reach out to a friend of mine who was in the tech industry, he advised me to try out UI/UX design, I didn't know anything about this field to be honest but I have always been passionate about design and never considered it as a career. After a lot of google

For the Love of Christ

  Hello wonderful people!   What a year it has been?! I hope you all are doing okay?   I can’t wait to share what I’ve been up to with you guys, it’s been an exciting and crazy journey.  Today’s topic is about LOVE. The love of Christ.  Many of us Christians and non-Christians alike tend to not really understand the meaning of love. Love is not just an emotional feeling you feel for your loved ones, it cuts across all barriers.  I will be talking about love from the Christian point of view today. A certain man met Jesus in the book of Mathew and asked; “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:36-39 ESV As Christians, we follow the 1st commandment by striving to love and please God with all our heart, soul, and mind thereby forgetting the second commandment th

How To Make Carrot Oil

Carrot oil can be used for the skin or hair and getting a good one can be nerve-racking sometimes, it’s either expensive or you fear getting a fake one. I learned how to make my own carrot oil and the transformation was so beautiful; the use of carrot oil brightened my skin and made it really soft, the key is to apply it when your skin is still wet before applying your lotion 🌚 I have never gone back to buying from a store ever since. Keep reading as I walk you through how to make your own carrot oil. Supplies • Hand Grater  • Pot • Mesh Strainer or Cheese Cloth • Jar Carrot Oil Ingredient • Carrots • Essential or Carrier Oils of your choice (In my case I use Vitamin E Oil and Johnson’s Baby Oil)  Preparation   1. Wash carrots and peel the skin off. Grate carrots with the use of a hand grater. 2. Place the grated carrot in a pot and pour the oil of your choice to cover the carrot. 3. Heat very slowly until color changes from yellow to orange 4. Al