3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

There are a lot of dark, retro vibes trending in website design right now. Although there are still some light projects popping up – including a pastel trend below – a lot of what we are seeing has a quite moody feel. Here’s what’s trending in design this month.   Pastel Color Palettes Let’s start… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

Gestalt psicology for dataviz

Understanding why specific data visualization techniques work better than others may not be so simple. Visual Pattern — Credits: Omar Flores on Unsplash We easily perceive a design that catches our attention, or elements that are out of place, but then we hardly know how to identify and evaluate them accurately, almost as if their effect acts at the… Continue reading Gestalt psicology for dataviz

Top seven free color contrast checkers & analyzers

1. Contrast Checker (Monsido) Contrast Checker (monsido.com) Perfect if you just want a quick and easy contrast measurement without having to download anything. Measure contrast quickly in this web app Very intuitive to use Multiple ways to input colors Screenshot of Contrast Checker (Monsido) 2. Tanaguru Contrast Finder Tanaguru Contrast Finder Perfect if you want… Continue reading Top seven free color contrast checkers & analyzers

Flyer Templates

Welcome to this comprehensive guide to flyer templates. We’ll look at what flyers are, why to use them, and how to create them. And we’ll also look at plenty of flyer design inspiration. Let’s get started! What Is a Flyer? At its most basic level, a flyer is a small sheet of paper containing printed… Continue reading Flyer Templates

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

Choosing a WordPress Website Builder and Why You Should Use One

There are a lot of tools and services for creating websites today. However, none of them are as popular as WordPress. In fact, WordPress powers around 43% of all websites: that include hobby sites, official government websites, and the biggest news websites. Some examples of websites built with WordPress are The White House, Rolling Stone,… Continue reading Choosing a WordPress Website Builder and Why You Should Use One

10 Essential Design Tips for Photoshop

Photoshop’s been the industry standard for artists and designers for decades, adding new and improved features every year. This is great for those of us who’ve been using it for years, but it can be a lot to take in for someone just getting into the digital art world! So I’ve made a list of… Continue reading 10 Essential Design Tips for Photoshop

Visual forensics, impostor syndrome, UI color system, accessibility checklist

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “User feedback is always a valuable source of information. But if product designers aren’t careful, user feedback can quickly become a to-do list of features organized by whoever yells the loudest and most often. This not only runs the risk of pulling a product team in dozens of different… Continue reading Visual forensics, impostor syndrome, UI color system, accessibility checklist

8 Best Free and Open-Source JavaScript Image Editors

The internet is filled with countless images uploaded by users. This is especially true for social media websites—and it is very rare for people to post original unedited images anywhere. It is also common to need to post images with a specific size or format. While there are a lot of full-fledged image editing apps… Continue reading 8 Best Free and Open-Source JavaScript Image Editors

Does UX have an imposter problem?

8 reasons it might be them, not you. Illustrations throughout by Emma Clayton Eyes cast down, she whispered, “I feel like UX is a dance club that I can’t get a ticket into.” A heavy silence hung in the air. This, after two years working at one of the largest technology firms, in what most of us would consider… Continue reading Does UX have an imposter problem?

Customize a WooCommerce Product Page for Free

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Creating a fully functioning eCommerce store requires you to take care of a lot of big and small things. Any website that you create to sell products will have different types of pages to address different needs. Dedicated product pages are one such example. A product page… Continue reading Customize a WooCommerce Product Page for Free

Fixing Problems With Borders in Dark Mode (Email Design)

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Borders aren’t always treated the same as other elements when it comes to emails in Dark Mode. In this article I’ll take you through what is happening to your borders, as well as how fix any problems you’re having with them. Top Email Templates on Envato Elements… Continue reading Fixing Problems With Borders in Dark Mode (Email Design)

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

The year might be coming to an end, but plenty of design trends are still beginning to emerge. It’ll be interesting to see how many of these website design elements remain popular into the new year. From vintage elements to circles to happier feelings, there’s a lot to play with here. Here’s what’s trending in… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

November 22, 2021 by Veronika The retro style has once again overtaken the design industry for its elegant look and timeless feel. Creating a retro website is much harder than designing a site with a minimalist look as it requires the placement of a lot more additional elements than what we’re used to. Retro websites… Continue reading 10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

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

Exciting New Tools For Designers, November 2021

With the holidays fast approaching, there are plenty of fun gifts for you in this roundup of new tools and resources for web designers. Make sure to share anything you find helpful with others to spread additional holiday cheer. Here’s what is new for designers this month…   Volley Volley, billing itself as Snapchat for… Continue reading Exciting New Tools For Designers, November 2021

How to Create a HubSpot Email Signature

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} HubSpot is an invaluable marketing and managing assistant that you can use to improve your online business. It helps you analyze your website’s performance, manage your contacts, send marketing emails, boost sales, and more. In this tutorial I’ll explain how you can set your HubSpot email signature,… Continue reading How to Create a HubSpot Email Signature

How to Create a Monogram Pattern

What You’ll Be Creating * { 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 the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a monogram in Illustrator using basic vector shapes. Once you’ve finished creating it, you will learn how to use it to create monogram background patterns. If you don’t have the time to learn… Continue reading How to Create a Monogram Pattern

How to Copy and Paste in Procreate

What You’ll Be Creating * { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;} Today, I’m going to show you how to copy and paste in Procreate—anything from one element to an entire layer—in a few simple ways. And if you’re looking for the best Procreate add-ons, don’t forget to visit Envato Elements. You’ll find Procreate brushes,… Continue reading How to Copy and Paste in Procreate

How to Create a Digital Clock Text Effect

What You’ll Be Creating * { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;} In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a digital clock text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For this tutorial, you will need this digital clock font, so check out Envato Elements where you can find other designs and fonts that look… Continue reading How to Create a Digital Clock Text Effect

How to Make a Funeral Program

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a funeral program in Adobe InDesign. You will learn how to apply background images to shapes, format text for an organized layout, and place swirl vectors in your funeral pamphlet template. If time is an issue for you, don’t hesitate to… Continue reading How to Make a Funeral Program

6 Tips for Collecting Customer Feedback (The Right Way)

Feedback is one of the most valuable resources for any business. Informative messages from your customers can tell you a lot about your company. They’re a way to check that your service strategies are paying off and a chance to learn which parts of your product need an upgrade. Reviews and testimonials can also help you… Continue reading 6 Tips for Collecting Customer Feedback (The Right Way)