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Issue #209 (Nov 9th, 2022)
Frontitude is on Product Hunt
Accessibility in UX writing
Figma for UX writers masterclass
Dust off your portfolio
We’re excited to celebrate a big milestone for our friends at Frontitude. They just launched their end-to-end solution on Product Hunt!
Now you can manage your product copy from design to localization to production with a single source that’s seamlessly connected to your product development stack.
Frontitude let’s you:
🖊 Write and suggest copy with full design context outside of the design tool
📚 Ensure consistency by building a library of reusable copy components
🤝 Collaborate on copy with a single source of truth
🌐 Localize your product with the full design context
🧑💻 Automatically sync your codebase with the latest copy
♿ Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie, it’s always a good time to learn about or get a refresher on accessibility in UX writing.
This guide includes seven guidelines and a slew of handy resources.
Accessibility in UX Writing
🏛 If we’re already brushing up on important topics, why not keep it going with this excellent step-by-step guide to information architecture?
Information Architecture Design: A Step-By-Step Guide
🧘 Whether you're preparing for your first job interview or your umpteenth, these five tips will help you find your inner UX zen and nail it.
5 mindful moves to help you prepare for and crush your interview
Figma dialed the snark up to eleven on this one. Delightful or too much?
Thanks, Erin Erb for the find!
Community answers to trending topics. Join the conversations below.
New course!Our Figma Happy Hours were a hit! But if you want to keep sharpening your skills, join our upcoming Figma masterclass. We'll cover topics like:
The most important Figma shortcuts for UX writers and content designers
How to edit copy without breaking your design
How to use graphic elements in Figma (without making them yourself!)
Working with a design system library, components, and variants
Interactive prototyping in Figma
Sign up now for the presale price of just $99!
Figma Masterclass for UX Writers and Content Designers
In 500 feet, turn left onto UX Copy Rd. and join Yossi Nachemi, a UX Writer at Waze!
He’ll be helping us all take better care of our copy after it’s been released into the wild. Join us on November 17th for this free live event:
Don't forget to be good! Track and evaluate your copy
As tech layoffs continue, more and more of us are dusting off our portfolios.
So instead of an example, this week we’ve got two articles to help you spice things up, whether you're a designer or a writer. Language warning: one’s a bit sassy. 🤬🙉
10 tips for a stand-out portfolio
Your portfolios are fucking boring
Does your company:
Want to get going with UX writing and content design
Have more work than your UX writing team can handle (backlog, anyone?)
Need a hand in researching, revising, and testing copy
Want to create or revise a content style guide
Then do what companies like Kahoot!, Fiverr, and many more have— join our UX Writing Accelerator
program and work with talented and dedicated students.
It’s not all bad news out there in Jobville. Plenty of companies are still hiring:
FinTech SEA needs a Content Designer/UX Writer in Manila (hybrid)
Lightspeed is looking to grow its Content Design team in Montreal or Toronto (or Mon-real and Chraw-no, if you’re so inclined)
Asurion is hiring a senior content designer in Nashville.
And, there’s plenty more on the job board:
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