How to Create an Affordable Figma Portfolio Website

Figma is gaining popularity for design portfolios as a free, web-published alternative to traditional no-code website builders. It has a wide range of design features and thousands of free templates, making it easy for designers to create professional-looking portfolio sites. Most designers hate the same cookie-cutter portfolio templates offered by website builders, not to mention… Continue reading How to Create an Affordable Figma Portfolio Website

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12 Email Templates for Holiday-Themed Newsletters

If you’re looking for a way to add some holiday cheer to your email marketing campaigns, look no further! These email templates are perfect for seasonal newsletters and announcements. They feature festive designs and cheerful messages that will get your customers feeling jolly in no time! From warm, cozy winter images to classic holiday greetings,… Continue reading 12 Email Templates for Holiday-Themed Newsletters

Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to design a logo in Illustrator in this free course. Explore how to design your own logo with an experienced logo designer. We’ll create a finished logo design by the end of the course! Watch the Full Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator Course What You Will Learn How to design your own logo How… Continue reading Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

27 Best Small Business Ideas for Designers

Designers have a wide range of lucrative career options. This resource puts together some of the best small business ideas to help chart your career path.  It covers the market size, earning potential, estimated startup cost, the target audience, and the value they bring to the table. You’ll also learn how to launch the business,… Continue reading 27 Best Small Business Ideas for Designers

How does your team measure UX quality?

This year on my team, we had a moment where we realized that our UX quality was slipping. It started with a few surprising feedback tickets, then we noticed some patterns in our dovetail user research sessions, then got some rather harsh NPS scores, until finally we realized we needed to quantify our UX quality… Continue reading How does your team measure UX quality?

How to Change the Color of Clothing in Photoshop

If you want to learn how to change the color of clothes in Photoshop, in this tutorial I’ll show you a very simple method that works for all colors—even for changing a black shirt into a white shirt! What You’ll Learn in This Photoshop Tutorial How to change the color of clothes in Photoshop … Continue reading How to Change the Color of Clothing in Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator in this free course for absolute beginners. By the end, you’ll know how to draw in Adobe Illustrator, how to make a pattern in Illustrator, and so much more. Watch the Full Illustrator for Beginners Course What You’ll Learn How to draw in Illustrator Working with color and… Continue reading Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

How to Create an Elementor Landing Page for Free

Businesses all around the world regularly roll out new products and services. Simply developing a great product isn’t a guarantee of success. Internet and social media regularly bombard us with new information about exciting products being launched. One way to increase your chances of success with the launch of any new product or service is… Continue reading How to Create an Elementor Landing Page for Free

How to Create a Figma Design System

Let’s get creative using Figma. In this tutorial we’ll focus on the style elements needed to start building a functional design system.  How to Create a Design System in Figma Let’s get started! In this easy-to-follow tutorial we’ll learn how to create the basic structure and style elements for a design system in Figma.  This… Continue reading How to Create a Figma Design System

How to Create the Demon Slayer Logo in Illustrator

Whether you are a big fan of the Demon Slayer manga series or not, this tutorial is a great opportunity to learn new techniques whilst creating the Demon Slayer logo. This includes how to create the grunge look of the Demon Slayer fonts and how to create the logo’s background circle using only brush strokes.… Continue reading How to Create the Demon Slayer Logo in Illustrator

How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress

Optimizing your website’s content (pages and posts) for search engines increases the likelihood of them showing up in search results, which is a great way to drive organic traffic to your website. One vital SEO practice is to include a sitemap on your website. This is what search engines will use to access the different… Continue reading How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress

How to Create an 80s Punk Flyer

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an authentic 80s punk flyer with a ragged, rough, and messy look. If you’ve been wondering how punk influenced graphic design, the answer is that it broke many rules that came from classic and minimalist styles, and punk culture has had a big impact in other areas… Continue reading How to Create an 80s Punk Flyer

Figma next steps, is Design Thinking overhyped, the UX of Stable Diffusion

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “It’s 2022. Figma has completely taken over the Product Design world over the last four years. It’s rare to see a company gain such rapid adoption across an entire industry so quickly. With that kind of growth comes a lot of problems. The product accrues debt in different areas (both… Continue reading Figma next steps, is Design Thinking overhyped, the UX of Stable Diffusion

How to Create a Privacy Policy Page in WordPress

A Privacy Policy page is a page on a website where users and visitors can find a detailed statement about how the website or company collects, manages, and processes their personal information, such as name, address, email, sex, nationality, and so on. It states whether that information is kept confidential or is shared with third… Continue reading How to Create a Privacy Policy Page in WordPress

How to Create an Artistic Painting Effect in Affinity Photo

Today, we’ll be taking a look at how to create artistic painting effects in Affinity Photo. Affinity Photo may not have any dedicated artist effect filters, but it has more than enough amazing built-in tools that let you turn a photo into a painting or drawing. All without a drawing tablet! We are putting three… Continue reading How to Create an Artistic Painting Effect in Affinity Photo

How to Create a Sortable HTML Table with JavaScript

1. Placing Content With HTML The <table> tag is the semantic HTML tag used for displaying data on a webpage. We’ll be placing our <table> tag within a table-container div which will allow us include some responsive styling in CSS. <div class=”table-container”> <table class=”data-table”> </table> </div> Our table will contain the table header, thead and… Continue reading How to Create a Sortable HTML Table with JavaScript

JavaScript Form Validation (Practical Tutorial)

In this tutorial, we’ll build a simple login form and add front-end validation with vanilla JavaScript. The overarching goal is to provide helpful feedback to the end-user and ensure the submitted data is what we want! info This tutorial is written so that beginners can follow along—but some basic JavaScript knowledge and understanding of coding… Continue reading JavaScript Form Validation (Practical Tutorial)

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

Create a Dismissible Alert With JavaScript (and localStorage)

Unfortunately, always displaying an alert takes up much-needed screen real estate. We can resolve this by making it dismissible. Today, we’ll build one from scratch using localStorage and JavaScript. What We’re Creating The example in this case is a primitive portfolio-like website with a footer, navigation, and content area. At the top of the viewport,… Continue reading Create a Dismissible Alert With JavaScript (and localStorage)

15 Top Schedule Planners in Figma & Adobe XD to Download in 2022

Are you a designer creating apps or task management platforms? Helping your clients to keep a realistic schedule planner can change the way they manage their time. Create your own using a schedule planner template for Figma or Adobe XD.  This is a great schedule planner template for Figma and Adobe XD. A well designed… Continue reading 15 Top Schedule Planners in Figma & Adobe XD to Download in 2022

Create an accessible hamburger menu

Accessibility isn’t always easy. Should I be using a button or a link? Do I need ARIA labels? A lot of these questions can be answered using W3C’s WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices. The guide explains everything from carousels to breadcrumb navigations, from tabs to alerts—always with accessibility in mind. The design patterns that the guide discusses… Continue reading Create an accessible hamburger menu

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How to Let Users Dynamically Change the Number of Posts per Page in WordPress

Consider the following scenario: you have a WordPress blog with hundreds of posts. On your blog archive page, six posts appear at a time. Of course, there’s pagination for moving between older and newer posts. But what if you want to give users the option to choose the number of posts they want to display… Continue reading How to Let Users Dynamically Change the Number of Posts per Page in WordPress

Brochure Templates

What is a brochure? Wondering how to make a brochure or where to find the best brochure templates? You’ll learn the answers to all those questions in this comprehensive guide. Let’s get started! What Is a Brochure? When a company wants to advertise its products and services, print brochures are a great option. They give… Continue reading Brochure Templates

Create a Simple Math CAPTCHA for Your Forms With PHP and JavaScript

In this new tutorial we’ll discuss a straightforward approach for reducing spam from form submissions. This technique will use PHP and JavaScript to block form submission until the user provides the correct answer to a simple math CAPTCHA. Here’s a quick video that demonstrates the expected functionality: It’s important to note that this is just… Continue reading Create a Simple Math CAPTCHA for Your Forms With PHP and JavaScript