7 Basic Rules for Using Icons in UI Design

Icons are tiny pictograms that you’ll find in almost any app. They help us save screen space, communicate efficiently, and make interaction with a product more fun. But despite their size, creating and using icons in UI design isn’t easy. Since icons directly impact feature discoverability and the number of errors users make when they… Continue reading 7 Basic Rules for Using Icons in UI Design

20 Fonts Similar to Proxima Nova (Alternatives to Download)

Love sans serif fonts, but you’d prefer a Proxima Nova alternative? Fonts similar to Proxima Nova share its sleek, stylish, modern look. In this article, we’ll take a look at the aesthetic of the Proxima Nova font and why it’s so successful. We’ll also take a look at some fonts like Proxima Nova that you… Continue reading 20 Fonts Similar to Proxima Nova (Alternatives to Download)

How to Customize Contact Form 7 for WordPress: Floating Labels

You might have seen forms where the placeholder text is animated when you start typing into that input. This pattern isn’t new, yet still remains a popular trend in UX form design. Today, we’ll learn the steps needed for adding this behavior into a form built with Contact Form 7 (CF7), one of the most… Continue reading How to Customize Contact Form 7 for WordPress: Floating Labels

Popular Design News of the Week: April 27, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: April 27, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Design for Browser Inconsistency With Lambdatest

When the web was young, a 56k connection was fast, CSS was new, and Flash was but a glint in Macromedia’s eye, there was a phrase that graced half of all splash screens: Best viewed in IE6. You see, back in the early 00s, the web was a lot less competitive. It was perfectly possible… Continue reading Design for Browser Inconsistency With Lambdatest

How to Code a “Click to Tweet” Button

With Instagram, Snapchat and other “young” social media platforms taking over the internet, Twitter still remains one of the most popular marketing channels. It has around 326 million active users per month which means that your target audience is likely using it. This is why you should at least consider using it as a marketing… Continue reading How to Code a “Click to Tweet” Button

35 WordPress Themes For Achieving Higher Search Engine Rankings

With continuous search algorithm updates over the last few years, achieving first page rankings on Google has become a lot more difficult than what it used to be in the previous decade. You cannot just rely on content anymore for desired results. Factors such as site loading time, design and landing pages play a crucial… Continue reading 35 WordPress Themes For Achieving Higher Search Engine Rankings

Getting Started With Redux: Why Redux?

When you’re learning React, you will almost always hear people say how great Redux is and that you should give it a try. The React ecosystem is growing at a swift pace, and there are so many libraries that you can hook up with React, such as flow, redux, middlewares, mobx, etc.  Learning React is easy,… Continue reading Getting Started With Redux: Why Redux?

Designing for Social Media: 25 Best Facebook Pages for Inspiration

How do you design a Facebook page experience? While Facebook was initially created to connect people, it is now a vast social network comprising different features and providing opportunities for brands and communities to promote their services. And with 2 billion monthly users, this social media channel can’t be ignored. Facebook pages are specifically designed… Continue reading Designing for Social Media: 25 Best Facebook Pages for Inspiration

How to Integrate SmoothState.js Into a WordPress Theme

In our previous tutorial, we used the History Web API within a static site to serve smooth page transitions. In this tutorial we’re going to take things to the next level, by applying what we learned in a WordPress website. There’ll be one crucial difference; we’ll leverage SmoothState.js instead of building our own from scratch.  SmoothState.js will: Request pages asynchronously (AJAX) and… Continue reading How to Integrate SmoothState.js Into a WordPress Theme

Selecting Parent Elements with CSS and jQuery

There have been occasions where I’ve wished I was able to select a parent element with CSS–and I’m not alone on this matter. However, there isn’t such thing as a Parent Selector in CSS, so it simply isn’t possible for the time being. In this tutorial we will walk through a few cases where having a CSS… Continue reading Selecting Parent Elements with CSS and jQuery

Create an Underwater Dreamscape in Photoshop

Learn how to emotional photo manipulation of an underwater dreamscape with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a fantasy underwater scene, place a girl in the dreamscape, then complete it with some bubbles. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn techniques that will help you create better matte paintings and photo manipulations. What you’ll… Continue reading Create an Underwater Dreamscape in Photoshop

How to Work With WordPress Term Meta: Understanding Taxonomies

In a recent series, we talked all about how we could work with metadata for several of the major classes in WordPress.  This included: Throughout the series, we talked a bit about how WordPress 4.4 introduced the idea of term metadata. I didn’t want to present the concept within the context of that series because… Continue reading How to Work With WordPress Term Meta: Understanding Taxonomies

What Are WordPress Themes?

We recently wrapped up a series that covered How to Get Started With WordPress. Though it’s not a pre-requisite for reading the following article, I recommend reading through the four posts, especially if you’re someone who is just now getting started with WordPress. The people who visit Envato Tuts+ come from a variety of backgrounds, both… Continue reading What Are WordPress Themes?