Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

Do you want to add a forum to your WooCommerce website? Forums can create a high level of engagement for users of your site.  Example of forums include:  question and answer platforms discussion boards peer to peer support, especially for software  To add a forum to your website you will need a… Continue reading 8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

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?

4 Best Real User Monitoring Tools for 2022

The success of your website or web app hinges on the user experience. A positive experience translates into loyalty through high user retention and conversion rates, which in turn increase your profits.  The good news is that you can discover exactly what kind of experience users are having on your website or web app. You… Continue reading 4 Best Real User Monitoring Tools for 2022

How to Make Your Web Developer Portfolio Stand Out

The rise of the internet has changed how we interact with the rest of the world. We are constantly connected to one another and have access to vast resources for education, entertainment, and business. Yet, the continued practicality of these technologies relies on the talents of web developers to provide interfaces and structures. One of… Continue reading How to Make Your Web Developer Portfolio Stand Out

Thinking in experiments: Today’s winning mindset

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The old excuses for not engaging with customers more often simply don’t apply anymore. In fact they’ve been turned on their heads. Photo by Girl with red hat on Unsplash “For every good idea there are a thousand bad ideas it is indistinguishable from. The only real way to tell the difference… Continue reading Thinking in experiments: Today’s winning mindset

Pondering the Future of the WordPress Sidebar

The WordPress sidebar has been a mainstay feature of both free and commercial themes. It seems that, no matter how the content management system (CMS) evolves, the sidebar has triumphantly (and, perhaps defiantly) come along for the ride. How has it survived this long? For one, it continues to serve a useful purpose. It houses… Continue reading Pondering the Future of the WordPress Sidebar

Designing UI for the Voice Era

The world of web design is incredibly dynamic. Every year, new trends and opportunities emerge, primarily driven by the arrival of modern technology.  In recent years, we’ve seen various updates to the web design landscape, such as the arrival of AR and VR solutions for making mixed media. Video content has increased in quality, while… Continue reading Designing UI for the Voice Era

Top 5 Web Design Hacks For Effective Healthcare Marketing

In the modern digital world, the first place where people who need medical attention search for healthcare providers is the internet. Even as patients secure appointments, they still look at the website for the hospital they’re scheduled to visit. As such, healthcare professionals who have poorly designed websites risk losing patients to those that have… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Hacks For Effective Healthcare Marketing

PHP round, ceil, and floor: Which One to Use?

A lot of programs, both big and small, require us to deal with numbers. There are two ways of defining numbers in PHP. They can either be floats or integers. We can also use strings to represent very large numbers. You can learn more about these data types and converting between them in this tutorial… Continue reading PHP round, ceil, and floor: Which One to Use?

8 Content Marketing Tactics To Increase Your Traffic In 2021

If you run an online business in 2021, you need to make sure you have a strong content marketing strategy if you want to attract as much website traffic as possible. Content marketing is the process of creating valuable and shareable content, like blog posts, quizzes, and videos, to attract your ideal customers and ultimately make… Continue reading 8 Content Marketing Tactics To Increase Your Traffic In 2021

Applying white space in UI design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] 8 practical tips, with examples. Good UI design is the thoughtful application of whitespace at all scales of an interface, from component to page, micro to macro. When whitespace is used well, the result is an interface that is harmonious, legible, and, above all, effective and easy to use. 1 /… Continue reading Applying white space in UI design

33 Best Humanist Fonts to Download Now!

If you’re looking for a legible, timeless font, humanist typefaces might be the perfect choice. In this article, we’ll take a look at humanist typeface characteristics, as well as a humanist typeface list for inspiration and addition to your font library. So, if you love fonts, look no further—let’s dig into some humanist font design.… Continue reading 33 Best Humanist Fonts to Download Now!

Pros and Cons of Photography and Videography in Visual Marketing

Do you remember a time when there was only text on the internet? Or when the first images popped up in their glorious blocky low resolution? It seems like a lifetime ago.   Streaming services, social media, shops… Images and videos are all around the web today. It’s no wonder we see more and more… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Photography and Videography in Visual Marketing

34 Best Slab Serif Fonts (Ready to Download Now)

If you’re looking for stylish, eye-catching fonts, then a slab serif typeface might be just what you’re looking for. What is the slab serif font classification? Stay tuned and we’ll break down what makes this classification such a well-loved addition to any designer’s font collection. We’ll also check out a collection of inspiring slab serif font examples… Continue reading 34 Best Slab Serif Fonts (Ready to Download Now)

Here’s Why and How You Can Make the Most Out Of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 26, 2020 by Spyre Studios It all starts with the ‘why’ – why should you even bother to make the most out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well, apart from the biggest sale there is, there is just so much profit potential for businesses that web designers can be of most help on.… Continue reading Here’s Why and How You Can Make the Most Out Of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

5+ Eye-Catching Vector Resources for Graphic Designers

1 Share In this article, we dive deep into the exciting world of vector resources for graphic designers. All of the recommendations are high-quality and affordable. They also come with a fancy dual license, so every download is available simultaneously for personal and commercial use. Meaning you can create a greetings card to gift to… Continue reading 5+ Eye-Catching Vector Resources for Graphic Designers

Everything You Need to Know About Websites And Privacy Laws

When it comes to compliance, website developers need to keep their eyes on more than just ADA regulations and Section 508. Privacy laws are a big consideration and decisions on how to build privacy into a website start with architects.  And that’s exactly what website developers (and designers!) are. They build up attractive, functional websites… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Websites And Privacy Laws

42 Best Sports Fonts (For Logos, Jerseys, and More)

Your sports fonts collection should include a great sports jersey font, a sports number font, and other versatile sports team fonts. If you’re looking for a great set of premium sports fonts for your next design project, look no further. Find awesome sports fonts, like this one, on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.  In this article, we’ll take a… Continue reading 42 Best Sports Fonts (For Logos, Jerseys, and More)

Making Minimalism Functional in Web Design

Today, great design isn’t just about conveying the right amount of information in a certain number of pages.  There’s more to creating the perfect website than experimenting with visuals and sound. Designers need to think carefully about how each element of their site impacts the overall user experience.  After all, with billions of websites available… Continue reading Making Minimalism Functional in Web Design

25+ Best Lawyer WordPress Themes: For (2020) Law Firm & Attorney Websites

No matter which area of the law you practice, it’s imperative that you have proper online representation. You need to provide your clients with a sense of trust and credibility, and as such, creating a law firm website that conveys that impression should be at the top of your list.  Not only can you show… Continue reading 25+ Best Lawyer WordPress Themes: For (2020) Law Firm & Attorney Websites

How to Make a Face Mask Mockup (Using a Face Mask Generator)

What You’ll Be Creating Face masks have become an essential item for many of us in the world, and creating a face mask mockup design can be a great way to experiment with reusable options. Have you considered designing or creating your own face mask, rather than relying on disposable ones?  You can do so right… Continue reading How to Make a Face Mask Mockup (Using a Face Mask Generator)

Why AI & Automation Are Actually Friends to Design

Artificial intelligence. Just hearing the phrase has been a trigger for many in the technology world since that creepy Haley Joel Osment film circa 2001. But more recently, artificial intelligence and machine learning strike fear into the hearts of skilled workers for an entirely different reason: job security, or lack thereof. Smart-home devices, streaming services, self-checkouts,… Continue reading Why AI & Automation Are Actually Friends to Design

PHP Namespace Tutorial: The Basics

In this tutorial, I’ll go through the basics of namespaces in PHP. I’ll explain why you might need namespaces, and I’ll show you how to use PHP namespaces in your day-to-day development. More often than not, you will end up using third-party libraries from different vendors in your PHP applications. Now, there could be collisions… Continue reading PHP Namespace Tutorial: The Basics