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

Handling cross-team feedback loops on design work

Escape the siloing trap when you are both part of a design team and a product team, involve people early and often, and foster the right conversation at the right time If you are a designer working in a product organization you are maybe also part of two teams at the same time: a design team… Continue reading Handling cross-team feedback loops on design work

Everything You Need to Know About Book Design

Are you interested in book design but don’t know where to start? You’ve landed in the right place. If you’re a book lover and you’ve always wondered how to design a book, here you’ll find a collection of resources and tutorials that will point you in the right direction. We’ll cover what book design is,… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Book Design

Are we going to need food in the Metaverse?

A vision for how the world of food could evolve with web3. I was skeptical. I shouldn’t have been. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend YFood’s Insights & Innovation event, which took a deep dive into rising trends in the food tech space, specifically web3 and automation. As a UX designer, I’m interested in… Continue reading Are we going to need food in the Metaverse?

Remote friendly or unfriendly?

Some easy steps to elevate remote working amongst colleagues and teams. I’ve been a product designer for a few years now, working in different countries and environments, with clients in completely different time zones, colleagues in different offices geographically, working remotely due to coronavirus, and of course, worked full time in the office with colleagues. Over… Continue reading Remote friendly or unfriendly?

What is the Neubrutalism Web Design Trend?

Move aside brutalism, there’s a new web design trend in town. Welcome to the stage neubrutalism, which is a refreshing combination of the brutalist trend as well as the modern, minimalist trend that’s graced our screens for many years now. Read on for key features of this new design including what to look out for,… Continue reading What is the Neubrutalism Web Design Trend?

It takes a village to raise 5-year-old designers

Some of us are both designers and parents. Some of us may have designers as parents. Some of us may even be designers creating products for children. Nevertheless, all of us were once children. Being a child may be a distant memory, to an extent we forget what it is like to be a kid.… Continue reading It takes a village to raise 5-year-old designers

10 Best Free Open Source JavaScript Lightbox Widgets and Plugins

Images are crucial, whether you’re running an e-commerce or portfolio website. How many sales you make or new clients you get depends a lot on the quality of the images of your products and services that you can showcase through your images. So it makes sense to highlight your images with a lightbox. Lightboxes make… Continue reading 10 Best Free Open Source JavaScript Lightbox Widgets and Plugins

How to Auto Align in Photoshop

Today, we’ll be looking at how to use the auto align tools in Photoshop, as well as guides and snapping! Photoshops auto align tools are simple but powerful, and they’ll keep you from sending out a design with the always annoying uncentred text or misaligned words.  If you’re looking to speed up your workflow, try… Continue reading How to Auto Align in Photoshop

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

A Look at Its Impact on the Web

In the web design industry, it’s rare that a tool stays relevant for a decade or more. Things tend to change so quickly that the useful life of an app or framework usually isn’t very long. However, Twitter’s Bootstrap has defied those odds. Now in existence for over 10 years, the self-described “front-end open source… Continue reading A Look at Its Impact on the Web

How to Generate APK and Signed APK Files in Android Studio

Android Studio allows you to create two kinds of APK files. First are the debug APK files that are generated solely for testing purposes. They will run on your Android mobile. However, they cannot be uploaded to the Play Store or made available to the public. Secondly, you can generate signed APK files. Signed APK… Continue reading How to Generate APK and Signed APK Files in Android Studio

3 Tips to Never Lose Smartphone Videos Again

You are a creator and you love to capture videos while traveling light so you choose to shoot your videos on your smartphone. You return to your room and realize that all your videos are missing. What do you do? Where do you find your lost videos? Did you have a backup? Questions pop up… Continue reading 3 Tips to Never Lose Smartphone Videos Again

Better Focus Styles with CSS Pseudo-Class :focus-visible

In this quick tip I’m going to show you how to create better focus styles on form elements with a CSS pseudo-class called :focus-visible.  Or, in plain English, I’m going to show you how to get rid of this blue outline the right way: CSS Pseudo-Class :focus-visible Check out the video below, subscribe to the… Continue reading Better Focus Styles with CSS Pseudo-Class :focus-visible

Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

Want to know which of the top blogging platforms you should consider using this year? Blogging is still one of the best ways to draw attention to your brand, generate thought leadership, and build your credibility. Research suggests that US internet users spend 3x more of their browsing time on blogs than on email. Additionally,… Continue reading Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

UX Design Doesn’t End With Your Website

User experience design is something that most of us associate with websites. But why isn’t it something we extend beyond the website? Here’s why I ask this: As a consumer, it’s so rare that your only interaction with a brand is through its website. Take an ecommerce site, for example. You buy a product from… Continue reading UX Design Doesn’t End With Your Website

Best PHP Invoicing and Billing Scripts

Do you want to automate your billing and invoicing process and receive payment faster? PHP invoicing scripts will streamline your billing and invoicing process and make it more efficient.  These scripts come with customizable templates that help you build professional invoices. They can also automatically attach and send PDF invoices to your customers via email… Continue reading Best PHP Invoicing and Billing Scripts

How to Use cURL in PHP

Today, we’re going to explore the cURL extension in PHP which allows you to make HTTP requests from your code. Often you need to communicate with external websites in your day-to-day PHP development. Whether it’s calling third party REST APIs to fetch data or downloading resources from the external website, you want a library which… Continue reading How to Use cURL in PHP

Pros and Cons of Free Web Hosting: Is it good enough?

0 Shares Congrats on being ready to start your own website! It is such a big, beautiful step that has the potential of completely changing your life for the better! Yes, it requires a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of work and definitely dedication and perseverance, but it is going to be worth it.… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Free Web Hosting: Is it good enough?

Ethics, UX and our role in all this

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Ethics, UX, and our role in all this We live in a world where our behaviours are accurately being predicted every step of the way. It sometimes feels like apps and products know us more than we know ourselves. This is not necessarily bad, or that we should be scared every… Continue reading Ethics, UX and our role in all this

10 Great Tips For Redesigning A Website in 2021

16 Shares Whether you call it the first impression of your brand or consider it to be an indispensable asset of your branding elements, your website is the most critical element of your digital strategy. Let’s look at what the data tells us: It takes all of 50 milliseconds for a visitor to form an… Continue reading 10 Great Tips For Redesigning A Website in 2021

How to Create a Simple Web-Based Chat Application

In this tutorial we will be creating a simple web-based chat application with PHP and jQuery. This sort of utility would be perfect for a live support system for your website. Otherwise, learn how to build one yourself in this tutorial. This tutorial was updated recently to make improvements in the chat app.  Introduction The… Continue reading How to Create a Simple Web-Based Chat Application

Lessons from Spotify: using multiple touchpoints to build an identity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Digital-first design is well and truly here and COVID-19 has accelerated the trend. Increasingly, people are aware that a digital brand is a brand built on quality experience and design. Today brands literally live and die in the consumer's hands, and often digital experience is baked into the DNA of… Continue reading Lessons from Spotify: using multiple touchpoints to build an identity

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)