Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

Systems and operations in the design profession Photo by Deva Darshan on Unsplash I always loved conceptualizing and visualizing processes. As a product designer, I ended up working with a design team, doing user flows, user testing, design sprints, etc. As I was growing as a designer, I did more facilitation, customer journeys, created big conference… Continue reading Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Are you bored with some of your current design projects? This month’s collection of website design trends can help break you out of that rut with some fun and funky alternatives. And all of these options are anything but boring. From visual display to technique, these trends present a different set of challenges. Here’s what’s… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Figma component properties — broken logic or new approach?

When Figma announced new components on Config 2022 I was really thrilled. The feature looks neat, it simplifies the variants and in theory, gave us more control to build more intuitive and straightforward components. However, the devil is always hidden in details. So after a few first interactions with new component properties, I see them… Continue reading Figma component properties — broken logic or new approach?

3 Essential Design Trends, August 2021

Sometimes the designs that make the most impact do a lot of unexpected things and break some of the most tried and true rules of visual theory. Sometimes these design elements work brilliantly, and other times they are fleeting or fall flat. This month all of the examples here seem to break some conventional design… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, August 2021

Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand Script

For our first tutorial in “Mastering Calligraphy”, we’re going to start with an easy alphabet that uses the two basic strokes we learned in the easy introduction. Just those two strokes make up a majority of the letters in the Roundhand Script alphabet. We’ll be breaking the letters into similar groups and mastering both the… Continue reading Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand Script

Exciting New Tools for Designers, January 2021

The new year is often packed with resolutions. Make the most of those goals and resolve to design better, faster, and more efficiently with some of these new tools and resources. Here’s what new for designers this month. Radix UI Radix UI is an open-source UI component library for building high-quality, accessible design systems and… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, January 2021

Getting Started With the MStore Pro React Native App Template

Building a React Native app from scratch can be difficult. Setting up the initial project can be complex and annoying, especially for those who work primarily on web applications. How do you deal with the command-line interface? What is exporting your project? These questions pop up, and for your first few apps, they’ll seem like… Continue reading Getting Started With the MStore Pro React Native App Template

6 Tools for Rapid Cross-Device Website Testing

When creating a website, it’s vital to remember that not only does it need to work and look great on the device you are creating it on, but on all the other devices, it might be used on too. Mobile and tablet optimization is important not only for the user journey but from an SEO… Continue reading 6 Tools for Rapid Cross-Device Website Testing

What Is Expressive Typography?

In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to express emotion through typography by exploring the premise of expressive typography. These techniques can help you make stronger font choices and more communicative design choices, too. We’ll take a look at some expressive typography examples and explore how you can use these concepts in your own work. Soap Bubbles Photoshop… Continue reading What Is Expressive Typography?

40+ Best SoundCloud Banners, Headers, and Album Covers (Banner Maker & PSD)

With hundreds of millions of registered users on SoundCloud, you really need unique and eye-catching banners and album covers to stand out from the crowd and gain fans and followers. One of the awesome SoundCloud Banner Templates to be found at Placeit Happily, you don’t need to take the precious time you should be spending on… Continue reading 40+ Best SoundCloud Banners, Headers, and Album Covers (Banner Maker & PSD)

12 Best Google Design & Development Tools

Google resembles an iceberg: there’s the part above the water we can see and use everyday; there’s also the part beneath the water, that we don’t see and know little about. While many of us are concerned about the aspects of Google we don’t see — the parts that threaten our privacy, or monopolize the… Continue reading 12 Best Google Design & Development Tools

Is it Time to Redesign Your Portfolio?

For many professionals looking for new work opportunities, they know that prospective employers are going to ask for proof of their credentials; where they went to school; how long they worked in the field; who they worked for; a résumé communicates these details nicely. For web designers, though, a list of jobs and accolades isn’t… Continue reading Is it Time to Redesign Your Portfolio?

Raygun RUM: Know Your Users’ Experience

It goes without saying that building web applications requires a lot of work. Not only do you have to design, debug, and deliver a fast server-side application, but the same amount of time and care must go into designing, debugging, and delivering a fast client-side application. This means that everyone involved throughout the development process… Continue reading Raygun RUM: Know Your Users’ Experience

How to Lint CSS Using Stylelint

Linters have been around for a good while; but if you’re new to CSS this might be the first you’ve heard about them. A CSS linter will keep your stylesheets in check and make you a better coder! What Are the Benefits of CSS Linters? As front end developers we hope that the code we… Continue reading How to Lint CSS Using Stylelint

Can Best Practice Replace Design Research?

Heart-warming or not, co-creation with a client—the utopian ideal of shared vision—has its drawbacks. There are only so many times you can hear the words “brand strategy” before actually chewing your own face off. In the age of WordPress, Drupal and, dare I say it, Wix, it’s never been more tempting to pay lip-service to… Continue reading Can Best Practice Replace Design Research?

5 Rules That Govern WordPress Site Design Testing

Think website design, and the ideas and options are endless. There are thousands of website design components to explore and experiment with. There is also a significant increase in the number of personal devices are purchased around the globe. It has become all the more important to think about how websites would look on different… Continue reading 5 Rules That Govern WordPress Site Design Testing

10 Popular Design Trends It’s Time to Let Die

If you’ve ever moved from one home to another, you know how difficult it can be to get rid of things you’ve owned for years. While digging through your closet, you find an old pair of pants you used to wear all the time despite the growing holes in the knees. But you tell yourself,… Continue reading 10 Popular Design Trends It’s Time to Let Die

Features, Syntax, and the Problem It Will Solve

CSS subgrid is slowly making its way into browsers. The CSS Working Group is actively working on it and the related W3C specification has already reached Level 2. This new feature will enable us to enhance grid items with subgrids that inherit the grid tracks of their parent grid and seamlessly align with it. As CSS subgrid is… Continue reading Features, Syntax, and the Problem It Will Solve

How to Find the Best SaaS Products for your Company

Are you on the hunt for some software that will help you run your business more smoothly? Whether you’re needing something to help with payroll, project management or HR, we’re living in a time where specialty trade software is growing faster than Jack’s beanstalk. Finding a great third party tool for you business can indeed… Continue reading How to Find the Best SaaS Products for your Company

Tips for Enhancing Website Loading Speed by Proper Optimization

Today era is digitization world, where website accessibility is the most common task. Users use websites for a variety of reasons in their day to day tasks. If a user is searching a query using any digital assistant whether phone or desktop, they expect quick and relevant answers to that. For example, if a user… Continue reading Tips for Enhancing Website Loading Speed by Proper Optimization

Exploding 3D Objects with Three.js

A set of WebGL demos that show an exploding 3D object animation inspired by “Kubrick Life Website: 3D Motion”. From our monthly sponsor: HelloSign API: Everything IT wants and developers love. Try it free today. Today we’d like to share an exploding object experiment with you. The effect is inspired by Kubrick Life Website: 3D… Continue reading Exploding 3D Objects with Three.js

Which Should You Use and When?

Flexbox and CSS Grid are two CSS layout modules that have become mainstream in recent years. Both allow us to create complex layouts that were previously only possible by applying CSS hacks and/or JavaScript. Flexbox and CSS Grid share multiple similarities and many layouts can be solved with both. When to use which is another… Continue reading Which Should You Use and When?

7 Excellent Web Designing Tips and Trick that Boost Your SEO

No matter who you are or what you do, as long as you have a website, you want people to see it. The more people that see the website, the better you feel. It could be an information you want to share or pass across, or it could be a product you want to sell.… Continue reading 7 Excellent Web Designing Tips and Trick that Boost Your SEO