15 Wiki Web Design Templates for Building a Knowledgebase (2022)

There are a lot of different wiki templates out there, but not all of them are created equal. To help you find the best template for your needs, we’ve put together a list of the 15 best wiki templates for building a knowledgebase in 2022. But first, let’s break down some of the must-have features… Continue reading 15 Wiki Web Design Templates for Building a Knowledgebase (2022)

Be a cultivator of ideas to achieve trust, buy-in, and design excellence

Be a cultivator of ideas because you are more likely to achieve design excellence when you include ideas from a diverse group of people. Field Of Sunflowers by Matthew T Rader One of the UX Designer‘s primary roles is to not generate all the ideas but to cultivate ideas from the various stakeholders in a project. Early… Continue reading Be a cultivator of ideas to achieve trust, buy-in, and design excellence

Are we going to need food in the Metaverse?

A vision for how the world of food could evolve with web3. I was skeptical. I shouldn’t have been. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend YFood’s Insights & Innovation event, which took a deep dive into rising trends in the food tech space, specifically web3 and automation. As a UX designer, I’m interested in… Continue reading Are we going to need food in the Metaverse?

Why designers don’t use your design system

Improve the adoption of your design system through components flexibility Thumbnail of Cosmos Design System ❤ This is not a recipe for success or a know-it-all article. Here I’m focusing on the most constant and significant challenge when building design systems — reaching a balance and compromising between flexibility and rigidity of components standards. The components in the… Continue reading Why designers don’t use your design system

What is HTML Email?

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} In this quick explainer, I’ll clear up any doubts or questions you have about HTML emails, how to create them, and how to send them. What is HTML Email? Your email program or service can send and receive emails in two formats; plain text and HTML. Plain… Continue reading What is HTML Email?

Building micro-interactions in Adobe XD

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The beauty about micro-interactions is that it’s a digital conversation users can initiate with the system or the system can initiate with the user. Let’s start with what they are Micro-Interactions are a heuristic approach to meaningful feedback responses that let users know when an action is performed. Simply put, the user… Continue reading Building micro-interactions in Adobe XD

Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] By Carolyn Li-Madeo and Deepak Mantena When Apple introduced an update to widgets with iOS 14, the Wikipedia iOS team was excited to take the opportunity to rethink our own. With the ability to place widgets right on the home screen, the team was curious about how we could highlight Wikipedia… Continue reading Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

5 Tips for Building the Best Web Dev LinkedIn Profile

April 26, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine In the same way that websites need to be marketed, web developers and designers should also advertise themselves and their highly coveted skills. Building the best web dev LinkedIn profile is essential. Being a web developer and designer (and all other careers in between) is paramount in creating the… Continue reading 5 Tips for Building the Best Web Dev LinkedIn Profile

How to Start Freelancing on the Side

0 Shares The freelance industry has received a lot of attention in the past year. This is due mainly to the industry’s success during the Covid-19 pandemic. While most other sectors were negatively affected by the pandemic, the freelance industry flourished. In 2020, freelancers constituted 36% of the American workforce. This number is steadily increasing.… Continue reading How to Start Freelancing on the Side

Create Beautiful Scrolling Animations With the CSS Clip-Path Property

In a previous tutorial, we learned how to create a grayscale-to-color effect on scroll. To implement it, we took advantage of modern front-end features like CSS Grid, the clip-path property, and the Intersection Observer API. Today, we’ll use these tools and the knowledge gained from that tutorial to build another cool scroll effect. As we scroll, page… Continue reading Create Beautiful Scrolling Animations With the CSS Clip-Path Property

How to Customize Contact Form 7 for WordPress: Floating Labels

You might have seen forms where the placeholder text is animated when you start typing into that input. This pattern isn’t new, yet still remains a popular trend in UX form design. Today, we’ll learn the steps needed for adding this behavior into a form built with Contact Form 7 (CF7), one of the most… Continue reading How to Customize Contact Form 7 for WordPress: Floating Labels

Building resilient DesignOps teams

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Photo — Jonathon Colman We live in difficult times… resilience is critical for all of us in our personal and professional lives. As DesignOps practitioners and leaders, we need to take care of the individuals in our teams, the teams we work with teams and the organizations. The curation team for the DesignOps… Continue reading Building resilient DesignOps teams

5 Best Free Courses and Resources to Level Up As a Web Designer

I often see freelancers on social media asking what the secret is to working fewer hours, making more money, and helping new clients to find them. While those things tend to happen the longer you’ve been freelancing, it doesn’t happen without some effort. If you’re wondering how you can change things so that your business… Continue reading 5 Best Free Courses and Resources to Level Up As a Web Designer

Deque Systems announces axe-con, a new, digital accessibility conference: March 10-11, 2021

Free, Multi-track Online Event Focuses on Helping All Professionals Build, Test and Maintain Accessible Digital Experiences Deque is excited to announce a brand-new digital accessibility conference: axe-con!! Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business leaders, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility… Continue reading Deque Systems announces axe-con, a new, digital accessibility conference: March 10-11, 2021

Popular Design News of the Week: August 17, 2020 – August 23, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: August 17, 2020 – August 23, 2020

17 Open Source Fonts You’ll Actually Love

The right typeface can make or break your website. As designers, we will always be naturally drawn towards the premium fonts such as Circular, DIN, or Maison Neue; Before you know it, your website is racking up a font bill larger than your hosting bill. We’ve put together a list of open-source fonts that will… Continue reading 17 Open Source Fonts You’ll Actually Love

6 Best Practices for Building Responsive Dropdown Menus

Creating a responsive dropdown menu is a tricky task. There are many decisions you have to make, in both the design and development phases. Recommended solutions usually depend on the characteristics of the website or application you’re building. However, there are also some general best practices that are recommended for all types of responsive dropdown… Continue reading 6 Best Practices for Building Responsive Dropdown Menus

7 Simple Steps to Get Started with Instagram Ads

Why Instagram? With an advertising reach of 849.3 million users and growing, the marketing potential of this social media platform is something that is simply hard to ignore. But if we’re going to play the numbers game, Facebook’s 2 billion users certainly dwarfs the number of Instagram users. So why not just place all your… Continue reading 7 Simple Steps to Get Started with Instagram Ads

15+ Top IT & Tech Software Company WordPress Themes

The number of companies selling technology-based products and services is constantly growing. Whether it’s information technology (IT) services or the next big mobile app, there is no shortage of options in the marketplace. In such a crowded space, a great website can literally mean the difference between a visitor turning into a… Continue reading 15+ Top IT & Tech Software Company WordPress Themes

20+ Best eCommerce Website Templates: Updated for 2020

Adding an online store to your website or creating one from scratch is a great way to increase your business revenue and reach new customers. This is especially true if you’re a small business owner looking to expand your customer base without the big budget needed for another physical location. Incorporating an online store, or… Continue reading 20+ Best eCommerce Website Templates: Updated for 2020

Popular Design News of the Week: December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019

Popular Design News of the Week: October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019

The Ultimate WordPress Page Builder: WPBakery

Web development and design come at a high price.  For many entrepreneurs just starting out or who are in the early stages of their business, they will have difficulties finding developers and designers who will build their website on this low budget.  Thankfully, WordPress plugin developers have seen this need for fast and cost-efficient ways… Continue reading The Ultimate WordPress Page Builder: WPBakery

Easier Apps With Ionic Templates, Frameworks, and Tools

One of the biggest problems in development is the idea of “limitless” possibilities. How do you choose what app to build when you can create anything? Which choice to get from point A to point B is the right one, when there are so many combinations on how to get there? This holds true when… Continue reading Easier Apps With Ionic Templates, Frameworks, and Tools