Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

Systems and operations in the design profession Photo by Deva Darshan on Unsplash I always loved conceptualizing and visualizing processes. As a product designer, I ended up working with a design team, doing user flows, user testing, design sprints, etc. As I was growing as a designer, I did more facilitation, customer journeys, created big conference… Continue reading Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

How to automate competitor’s reviews collection to find great insights

In this article, I will show how to build a database of competitors reviews that will update itself automatically and how to get insights for your product development Imagine, that you are building a new product or feature. If it’s something new, you will go to potential customers and ask about how they solve this… Continue reading How to automate competitor’s reviews collection to find great insights

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

9 Must-Install Craft CMS Plugins

Craft CMS is increasing in popularity, and as it does, the previously relatively scant range of plugins is growing rapidly. There are plugins for Craft ranging from simple field utilities to the full ecommerce solution provided by Pixel & Tonic — the makers of Craft. An early decision that has borne fruit for Craft has… Continue reading 9 Must-Install Craft CMS Plugins

Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a recent professional experience, I was unexpectedly sent to Spain for a user test of a system I did not design with the promise of a translator. Once there, no translator. Nice. But the possibility of capturing the video of the faces of the users and their interactions with… Continue reading Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

Best Video Repair Tool Wondershare Repairit

One of the most valuable ways of preserving your performances, precious moments, and memorable occasions is by recording and storing them. Video corruption and destruction can be a videographer’s worst nightmare. Have you ever found yourself in a circumstance where a project you have been working on for weeks has become tainted, or a video… Continue reading Best Video Repair Tool Wondershare Repairit

17 Fonts Similar to Arial

In this article, we’ll cover the history of Arial, the Helvetica substitute. We’ll give you an overview of the font and some amazing fonts similar to the Arial font. Arial has become the synonym for Helvetica since its beginnings. There are no two fonts with more history, critique, and comparison than these two. Arial is… Continue reading 17 Fonts Similar to Arial

The 4 Secrets of a Successful Website Redesign

The beginning of a new year is a great time to go over your old website and refresh your brand. After all, your website is at the center of your online presence, and an excellent first impression is key for driving sales and boosting engagement. According to a recent study, up to 94% of first… Continue reading The 4 Secrets of a Successful Website Redesign

How Custom Software Development Boosts Businesses

The demand for business software solutions isn’t something new. From supply chain management, operations, administration, analytics, and customer satisfaction, software is a required part of nearly every aspect of modern business. Without it, chaos and mismanagement run rampant. When it comes to technology, businesses have more diverse and complex needs today than they have ever… Continue reading How Custom Software Development Boosts Businesses

40 Best Blackletter and Gothic Fonts for Designers

In tribute to Germanic style, here you’ll find 40 amazing Gothic and blackletter fonts which you can use to give your designs a rebellious and edgy look. Read on to discover our top picks from the font sections of Envato Market and Envato Elements, from authentic medieval styles to minimal and modern Gothic typefaces. What Is Blackletter? Blackletter,… Continue reading 40 Best Blackletter and Gothic Fonts for Designers

The Latest Research for Web Designers, April 2020

In today’s roundup of the latest research for web designers, we’re going to look at a variety of topics, from 2020 holiday shopping predictions to missed opportunities in SEO. Retail Experts Predict Huge Uptick in E-commerce Holiday Sales Shelley E. Kohan wrote a piece for Forbes entitled, “Coronavirus Fears May Drive U.S. E-Commerce Sales Beyond… Continue reading The Latest Research for Web Designers, April 2020

Avoiding Subscriber Fatigue During Overwhelming Circumstances

How to stand out in crowded inboxes by creating community and offering value to your subscribers. During the past few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, your subscribers’ inboxes have been flooded with emails. It’s easy for any reader to feel overwhelmed when yet another email arrives. In the world of email marketing, we refer to… Continue reading Avoiding Subscriber Fatigue During Overwhelming Circumstances

Avoiding Subscriber Fatigue During Overwhelming Circumstances

How to stand out in crowded inboxes by creating community and offering value to your subscribers. During the past few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, your subscribers’ inboxes have been flooded with emails. It’s easy for any reader to feel overwhelmed when yet another email arrives. In the world of email marketing, we refer to… Continue reading Avoiding Subscriber Fatigue During Overwhelming Circumstances

Create the 80s Style With Fonts, Text Effects, and More!

Ready to go down memory lane? Let’s explore the cool 80s style with neon lights, pastel colors, and cyberpunk! One of the most iconic eras in the last 100 years is the 80s. Everyone references it, talks about it, and reminiscences about it. What was so cool about the 80s, besides the cool toys and… Continue reading Create the 80s Style With Fonts, Text Effects, and More!

How to Sell Tickets With a WordPress Event Calendar and Tickets Plugin

In this post, I’ll show you how to use the WordPress Events Calendar Registration and Tickets plugin to create different types of events for your website. Most importantly, I’ll show you how to keep track of all attendees and sell tickets for your events. No matter what kind of event you’re organizing, you want people to… Continue reading How to Sell Tickets With a WordPress Event Calendar and Tickets Plugin

International Artist Feature: Algeria

Welcome back to our International Artist Series. Today, we’re catching up with three amazing artists from the North African country of Algeria. I asked each artist how their region and culture influenced their work, and they delivered great responses. Soudassi 6 Our first feature belongs to Soudassi 6, a talented designer and artist… Continue reading International Artist Feature: Algeria

Set up a Secure, Performant WooCommerce Site with Kinsta

WordPress is one of the most versatile, powerful systems available to build websites with. Despite starting out as a blogging platform it’s now equally capable for creating online stores as are platforms dedicated solely to e-commerce. However, its power and versatility come with a catch: if you are completely managing everything to do with your WordPress… Continue reading Set up a Secure, Performant WooCommerce Site with Kinsta

Decoding HTML Status and Error Codes For Fun and Profit

HTML error codes are just as familiar to web developers as the tech-phobic. The only real difference is that web developers are supposed to know what they mean! Of course, any developer knows the most common: 404 means the page isn’t there; 503 means the server is overloaded; 403 means “forbidden,” which is somehow different… Continue reading Decoding HTML Status and Error Codes For Fun and Profit

How to Test a Website Before Launching to the Public

Have you been toiling away on your website for the past several months? Before you launch that bad boy, click here to learn how to test a website first. Launching a new website can be exciting. It’s important that you don’t let your excitement overpower your rational thinking. No matter how excited you are in… Continue reading How to Test a Website Before Launching to the Public

How to Use Animation in Angular 6

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the importance of animations in improving the user experience. I’ll show you how to incorporate animations in Angular 6 applications with the help of animation components and Bootstrap. The Role of Animations in User Design Most web users are visual creatures and therefore respond to visual objects. This means… Continue reading How to Use Animation in Angular 6

36 Hilarious and Clever Print Advertisements

Funny and clever Print Advertisements are effortless ways to put a Smile on Face. We all watched lots of digital TVC ads and some are really hilarious  and awesome. Funny ads make your brand or product more attractive and eye-catching. The print advertisements is the fastest way to communicate the message to world. Print advertising continues to… Continue reading 36 Hilarious and Clever Print Advertisements

How to Choose a Software Development Company For a Startup?

An idea. This is what every great project starts from. An idea is essential, but you won’t go far if you don’t know how to turn it into a real product. If a startup founder lacks the necessary expertise but doesn’t want to give up the idea, there are three possible ways out: – Learn… Continue reading How to Choose a Software Development Company For a Startup?

Create Style Variations for WordPress Gutenberg Blocks: Part 2

In the previous post we learned all about block style variations and how they’re used in the brand new WordPress 5.0 editor to switch between predefined styles easily. We’ll take things a little further in this post by providing more examples to give you a solid base for implementing block style variations in your own… Continue reading Create Style Variations for WordPress Gutenberg Blocks: Part 2

The Zone of Infinite Creative Possibilities

Ideation is the third component in our Design Thinking process, as seen in the Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design’s proposal which we’ve discussed in our previous articles: Image source: Interaction Design Foundation How Did We Arrive at the Ideate Stage?  During the Empathize stage: you approach the user and gather data needed to define the challenge… Continue reading The Zone of Infinite Creative Possibilities