Developer Portal Design Guide (Part 1): Responsiveness

Developer Portal Design Guide (Part 1): Responsiveness

October 1, 2019

In our Developer Portal Design Guide series, you will read about common design patterns, get an insight into our project work related experiences, and learn how we tackle the design of a developer portal user interface.

Part 1: Developer portals on different devices & responsiveness

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Best New DX Innovation, Best Design, and Best Overall Developer Portal

Best New DX Innovation, Best Design, and Best Overall Developer Portal

June 27, 2019

How can API portals enhance user experience in general, and pay special attention to developer experience? How can design elements support usability and content? What makes a devportal, in overall, stand out against competitors?

We highlight the criteria that we think define the categories Best New DX Innovation, Best Design, and Best Overall Developer Portal and we include examples taken from last year’s nominated devportals.

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Engage Users: Inspire, Educate, & Authorize

Engage Users: Inspire, Educate, & Authorize

March 27, 2019

Driving API adoption is crucial for a developer portal. How can you integrate all your users’ needs into your devportal? What are the jobs that a developer portal needs to fulfill? In this post, we explore how you can strengthen user engagement right from the very start of your API program regardless of whether you have a public-facing, partner or internal devportal.

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Analyzing the API docs and DX Patterns in the Best Media Developer Portals 2

Analyzing the API docs and DX Patterns in the Best Media Developer Portals 2

March 7, 2019

After stock photo companies, video player software providers and audio distribution platforms this article will analyze developer portals in the journalism industry. We focused on two types of news organizations: the traditional ones that already existed before the digital era (such as TV channels, newspapers or radios) and those that were born web-based (and serve as online data providers). Our research revealed some of the differences in their approach to developer portals.

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User-focused Content Design for API Documentation

User-focused Content Design for API Documentation

January 31, 2019

At APIdays Paris 2018, Ronnie Mitra gave an insightful talk on how to improve API documentation and learning experiences, for which he gathered inspiration from the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition.

In this post, we’ll dive a little deeper into the whole topic and illustrate Ronnie’s conclusions by giving an overview of content and DX elements we imagine would help developers along their learning journey.

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Interview with the DevPortalAwards winners

Interview with the DevPortalAwards winners

November 29, 2018

The goal of the DevPortal Awards is to recognize the best developer portals and learn from their practices. In our previous post we already shared the jury’s reasoning for choosing the winners, but of course we were thrilled to hear the opinion of the other side, the teams that made their portal an awarded success!

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