It takes a village to raise 5-year-old designers

Some of us are both designers and parents. Some of us may have designers as parents. Some of us may even be designers creating products for children. Nevertheless, all of us were once children. Being a child may be a distant memory, to an extent we forget what it is like to be a kid.… Continue reading It takes a village to raise 5-year-old designers

How to Customize the WooCommerce Checkout Page

The checkout page is one of the most important pages on any eCommerce website. All the effort that you put into your website content, design and marketing will amount to nothing if your customers keep abandoning their carts and never complete the checkout process. Some statistics show that cart abandonment rate can vary in range… Continue reading How to Customize the WooCommerce Checkout Page

How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

There are several different ways to make a background transparent in Photoshop. And when multiple different tools do the same thing, it can be a pain to figure out which to use and when. Follow along as we go through four of the easiest ways you can quickly remove a background in Photoshop.  In a… Continue reading How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move?

Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move? A few days back WhatsApp announced that it is launching Communities, one of its most anticipated features in recent times very soon. But is this really a good move by Meta? Here’s a brief post around it. That’s how Zuckerberg started his 452-word-long Facebook post announcing the launch of the… Continue reading Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move?

Read a CSV to Array in PHP

* { 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 post, I’ll show you how to use PHP’s built-in functions to read and print the contents of a CSV file and convert it into an array. We’ll use fopen() and fgetcsv() to read the contents of a CSV file, then we’ll convert it into an… Continue reading Read a CSV to Array in PHP

20 Best New Websites, November 2021

Welcome to this month’s round up of what has caught our eye on the web. As it’s November we’re going to help chase those winter blues away with some color. Color does so much of the heavy lifting in visual design. It can create a mood, reinforce a brand identity, establish a hierarchy, differentiate sections,… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, November 2021

Top Tips on Picking the Best Fonts for T-Shirt Designs (With Examples)

T-shirts are one of those clothing items we can never get enough of, and that makes them a great vehicle for self-expression and advertising.  Top Tips on Picking the Best Fonts for T-Shirt Designs If you want to create your very own T-shirt design to support a cause, make people laugh, or promote a service,… Continue reading Top Tips on Picking the Best Fonts for T-Shirt Designs (With Examples)

Spanish SEO – The Power of Guest Posting

Did you know, over 93% of Spanish people are daily internet users? This figure is significantly higher than both France and Germany – and even the internet-savvy UK. This means you can expect to achieve highly impressive results by ranking high with Google. 50% of Google’s algorithm is based on backlinks to your site and… Continue reading Spanish SEO – The Power of Guest Posting

Shopify vs WordPress: Which is Best?

Setting up an online store has never been easier. However, it can still be confusing. There are just so many different platforms and services available for you to start selling your products online that it becomes hard to make the right choice. This is especially true for beginners who have never set up an eCommerce… Continue reading Shopify vs WordPress: Which is Best?

How to Append to a File With PHP

Data is usually stored in a database when people are creating their website. However, sometimes we need to store data in files to make it easier for people to read or modify at a later time. PHP comes with a lot of functions to read and write data to a file. We can also use… Continue reading How to Append to a File With PHP

Exciting New Tools For Designers, August 2021

It’s almost time for another season of change. Although the temperatures might not reflect it, this is the time of year where most of us start thinking about what’s next. This collection of tools and resources for designers is just the spark to propel you forward with work as you think ahead. Here’s what’s new… Continue reading Exciting New Tools For Designers, August 2021

How to Identify a Font

Trying to figure out how to identify a font? Whether you’re working on how to identify a font on a website, how to identify a font in a logo, or how to identify a font by image, we’ll help you get started. Learn about font basics and common font traits so you can narrow down your… Continue reading How to Identify a Font

The Big Challenges in Retaining Remote Workers

The pandemic has enhanced the growing remote work trend in one year. Companies are having a lot of trouble in the human resource department to ensure their employees stay in the organization. Although remote work has come with extra benefits for many organizations, there has been a myriad of challenges in the HR department regarding… Continue reading The Big Challenges in Retaining Remote Workers

A to Z of Sketch: Tips & Tricks!

Let me show you some rapid tips and tricks in Sketch for Mac. We’ll look at 26 Sketch tips and tricks from A to Z. Once you get familiarized with Sketch, check out Envato Elements! With one subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to numerous Sketch resources such as Sketch templates, Sketch shapes, and more. One… Continue reading A to Z of Sketch: Tips & Tricks!

Start Using a Smart DAM and Image Optimization Stack

Asset management and website performance optimization are two of those unavoidable headaches faced by every website owner. A digital asset management (DAM) platform can provide centralized asset repositories with intuitive dashboards to help you manage assets. On the other hand, an image CDN can help you get rid of that messy responsive syntax and provide… Continue reading Start Using a Smart DAM and Image Optimization Stack

10 Vital Elements of Art That Make a Good Design

24 Shares Creating a good print design can be quite a challenge. Even if you’re an experienced web designer who creates all kinds of responsive design and is familiar with all CSS tricks, working on a print project might be quite difficult because print production and web design require you to use different skills and… Continue reading 10 Vital Elements of Art That Make a Good Design

Create Beautiful WordPress Pages with Optimized Images Using Elementor and ImageEngine

WordPress powers nearly 40% of all websites, thanks to its commitment to making publication possible for everyone, for free. Combined with premium plugins and themes, it’s possibly the ultimate tool for building attractive, unique, and feature-rich websites without any coding or design experience. However, you do pay the price for this experience, with WordPress and… Continue reading Create Beautiful WordPress Pages with Optimized Images Using Elementor and ImageEngine

Four Free Flutter Widgets You Should Know About

Flutter development has experienced unprecedented growth in the last year. Not only has it expanded as a channel for developers to expand their skillset in Dart, but it has also allowed them to enjoy the perks of a single codebase. Whether you are making a widget on Flutter or looking for a Flutter widget that could make a… Continue reading Four Free Flutter Widgets You Should Know About

How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate

What You’ll Be Creating Just imagine: a scorching sun, a clear blue sky, a cool breeze blowing in from the sea, and your favorite ice cream in your hand. Well, aren’t these the key ingredients for a perfect summer mood? In this tutorial we’ll try to picture this mood by creating a colorful summer portrait… Continue reading How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate

The role of Reflection in the design process

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The often-overlooked last step. In product design, when we release a feature into the wild, we can expect a degree of objectivity in the feedback we get. We can tell if our designs are helping or hurting based on the feedback and metrics after we ship. Getting my hands on these metrics… Continue reading The role of Reflection in the design process

7 Skills You Need To Thrive As A Web Designer In 2021

Web design is an ever-evolving field. Those of us that have been in the industry a long time (i.e., six months plus) have seen the launch of more products, the establishment of more ideas, and the promise of more growth than most industries see over a whole career. While the tools we use, the terminology… Continue reading 7 Skills You Need To Thrive As A Web Designer In 2021

Invisible women: When you only design for 50% of the population

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Over a year ago, my ex-boss sent me a screenshot of a book cover on Telegram. I just knew I have to read it. I know I am not supposed to judge the book by its cover but I did. Not because the cover is particularly spectacular but because the… Continue reading Invisible women: When you only design for 50% of the population

How To Create A Great Ad To Showcase Your Web Design Skills

More often than not, web designers tend to create ads assuming that those who see their ads will immediately hire them for their services.  It may work in the past, but times have changed, and there are many more web designers now. Web design services are no longer scarce. In fact, the internet has an… Continue reading How To Create A Great Ad To Showcase Your Web Design Skills