2 Ways to Create and Display Footer Widgets in WordPress

Here’s our initial static demo that we’re going to convert into a WordPress theme (the colors have been changed for the WordPress version): Make a Plan For this demonstration, we’ll create a new simple custom WordPress theme (Playground). Its file structure will look like this: The theme structure We’ll host it on a GitHub… Continue reading 2 Ways to Create and Display Footer Widgets in WordPress

An Introductory Guide to Understanding Cognitive Disabilities

“For most people, technology makes things easier. But for people with disabilities, technology makes things possible” – Mary Pat Radabaugh By Glenda Sims and Jennie Delisi Think about the last time you hit “Snooze” on your phone’s alarm. Do you even remember pressing the button? Chances are you successfully went back to sleep for another… Continue reading An Introductory Guide to Understanding Cognitive Disabilities

5 Overdone Photoshop Effects and How You Can Improve it

1. How to Add a Lens Flare Overlay in Photoshop Step 1 Let’s start with a classic light leak overlay. The go-to light leak overlay is a blob of color on an empty layer set to Screen. It’s fast but flat.  Instead, try using a Gradient Map adjustment layer set to Screen.   For a… Continue reading 5 Overdone Photoshop Effects and How You Can Improve it

How to Add a Sidebar in WordPress (Step by Step)

As the name suggests, a sidebar on a website is a vertical column that can be placed on either side of the main content or blog post on a webpage. While blog posts provide the main content to your readers, a sidebar can help you improve reader engagement. A sidebar doesn’t necessarily have to be… Continue reading How to Add a Sidebar in WordPress (Step by Step)

How to Add a Sidebar in WordPress (Step by Step)

As the name suggests, a sidebar on a website is a vertical column that can be placed on either side of the main content or blog post on a webpage. While blog posts provide the main content to your readers, a sidebar can help you improve reader engagement. A sidebar doesn’t necessarily have to be… Continue reading How to Add a Sidebar in WordPress (Step by Step)

How to Make a Seamless Brick Pattern in Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating In the following tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a vector brick wall using a brick pattern in Illustrator. If you prefer to follow along with a video tutorial, don’t miss this new video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: What You’ll Learn in This Illustrator Tutorial How to save the… Continue reading How to Make a Seamless Brick Pattern in Illustrator

How to Blend Images in Affinity Photo

Today, we’ll be using a mixture of blending modes, layer masks, and adjustments layers to add a ghost to photos and create some spooky photo effects in Affinity Photo. Looking for some Halloween photo editor resources? Look no further than Envato Elements! We have everything you need to do photo manipulation in Affinity Photo. You… Continue reading How to Blend Images in Affinity Photo

Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move?

Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move? A few days back WhatsApp announced that it is launching Communities, one of its most anticipated features in recent times very soon. But is this really a good move by Meta? Here’s a brief post around it. That’s how Zuckerberg started his 452-word-long Facebook post announcing the launch of the… Continue reading Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move?

What is HubSpot?

In case you haven’t heard, HubSpot themes are now available on ThemeForest! Whether you’re new to HubSpot or are still honing your skills, read on for the ins and outs of the platform, including how it can help your business reach new heights.  What is HubSpot?  In a nutshell, HubSpot is inbound marketing and sales… Continue reading What is HubSpot?

Lessons from setting up an internal research participant panel at Atlassian

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Sign up page for the Atlassian Research Group My first UX Research role was at a small digital agency, where the discipline was still new. Sales teams would frequently sell clients research, without fully budgeting in participant recruitment. Shoestring budgets meant I often had to find my participants using creative, scrappy… Continue reading Lessons from setting up an internal research participant panel at Atlassian

30+ Awesome Esports T-Shirt Mockups (Gaming Jerseys Ready to Download)

If you’ve been using the COVID-19 lockdown to become an esports star, you’ll want an esports T-shirt mockup to promote your team. You can find fabulous esports T-shirt mockups like this one at Placeit The fabulous selection of esports T-shirt mockups and jersey esport team mockups at Placeit give you the perfect opportunity to show… Continue reading 30+ Awesome Esports T-Shirt Mockups (Gaming Jerseys Ready to Download)

How to Redirect a Page or URL in WordPress

In this post, I’ll show you how to redirect a page or URL in WordPress. You’ll learn how to set up automatic redirects, manual redirects, and wildcard redirects in WordPress. Wondering how to redirect a URL in WordPress? Knowing how to redirect a post in WordPress is a good tool to have. Here’s a quick… Continue reading How to Redirect a Page or URL in WordPress

Perfecting Your Web Designer Resume for a Freelance Job in 4 Easy Steps

You may have overlooked many online security practices in the past, but you cannot afford to overlook the importance of your resume in furthering your job application for a freelancing opportunity. To get a freelance job in web design,  you need a well-composed web designer resume. And we are here to help. Read on to… Continue reading Perfecting Your Web Designer Resume for a Freelance Job in 4 Easy Steps

How to Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating This very quick tutorial will show you an easy way to create a text effect inspired by the ‘Stranger Things’ series, using only layer styles and some simple adjustments. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on Envato Market. You can get a very similar… Continue reading How to Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Tips to Improve Your cPanel Security

cPanel is a popular control panel for web hosting. It is part of almost every web hosting service. After all, it is easy to use from an end-user perspective. It is also secure, but not as secure that you might want it to be. In this article, we will be sharing tips on how to… Continue reading Tips to Improve Your cPanel Security

Analysing Usability Testing Data

Gathering feedback from your users is a crucial part of any design process. The way in which you can gather this feedback varies depending on what kind of questions you are trying to answer, the resources you have available for user research and what stage of the product life cycle you are currently in. Qualitative… Continue reading Analysing Usability Testing Data

How to Design a Web App: A Showcase of 20 Designs

An intuitive, efficient web app will always be a pleasure to use.  However, in order to create a well-designed app, you need to look beyond color choice and excellent content.  You also need to be aware of user experience.  Otherwise, users will move on to your competition. Understanding the rules of application design will enable… Continue reading How to Design a Web App: A Showcase of 20 Designs

How to Create a Layered Floral Typography Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating Floral typography is a design trend that combines nice floral elements with bold typography, to create some elegant designs. This tutorial will show you how to use a flower stock image, with a simple text, and a couple of layer styles, filters, textures, and adjustments to create your own floral typography… Continue reading How to Create a Layered Floral Typography Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Android From Scratch: How to Run Your Application on a Physical Device

Most Android phones and tablets can be connected to a computer using a USB cable. However, by default, the USB connection established between an Android device and a computer is limited to file transfer only. Therefore, if you want to use your device for Android application development, you have to make a few configuration changes… Continue reading Android From Scratch: How to Run Your Application on a Physical Device

How to Design a Tattoo With a Game of Thrones Theme

What You’ll Be Creating Game of Thrones season 6 is just around the corner! If you want to pass the time and learn something along the way, with this tutorial you’ll be able to create your own GoT tattoo design. I will show you how to plan the composition and how to paint it using… Continue reading How to Design a Tattoo With a Game of Thrones Theme

How to Create Mooncake and Dim Sum Icons for Chinese New Year

What You’ll Be Creating Celebrate Chinese New Year with mooncakes, steamed buns, and dumplings! In this tutorial we’ll illustrate dim sum food icons, perfect for use in a mobile game or other vector graphic needs. Start with circles and ellipses, and end with delicious food drawings.  You can also supplement your icon designs with vectors… Continue reading How to Create Mooncake and Dim Sum Icons for Chinese New Year

Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of Flickr Group – Vol. 81

Welcome to the 81st volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run regularly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantastic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group. Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool… Continue reading Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of Flickr Group – Vol. 81