Building micro-interactions in Adobe XD

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The beauty about micro-interactions is that it’s a digital conversation users can initiate with the system or the system can initiate with the user. Let’s start with what they are Micro-Interactions are a heuristic approach to meaningful feedback responses that let users know when an action is performed. Simply put, the user… Continue reading Building micro-interactions in Adobe XD

Design lessons from the National Football League (NFL)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] While growing up in Western PA, like most kids, I grew up loving and playing football and becoming a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. As NFL devotees, we endured a surreal 2020 football season with the pandemic from empty stands replaced by cardboard fans to injury reports containing COVID19 infections. Yet, with… Continue reading Design lessons from the National Football League (NFL)

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

Is It Time to Reset HTML?

HTML is one of the foundational building blocks of the Web. But just as web design best practices and techniques change over time, so does the code we use. As HTML evolves, some of its older markup has been deprecated while other parts have been repurposed. Does that create more problems for us, though? Would… Continue reading Is It Time to Reset HTML?

A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

The flexbox layout module allows us to lay out flex items in any order and direction. Flexbox ordering is, in fact, easier than ordering with floats or CSS grid, even if you might not think so at first. As flexbox is a one-dimensional layout model, as opposed to CSS grid which is two-dimensional, you only have… Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

3 Essential Design Trends, May 2021

Spring and fresh designs are in the air. This month, it’s obvious that designers are feeling creative with new and interesting concepts that range from a new style for cards, homepage experimentation with multiple entry points or calls to action, and risky typography options. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. “Flat” Cards Card-style… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, May 2021

How to Create Lists in Your App with Flutter?

A list is a key UI element for mobile apps. You’ll learn all about how to create lists in your Flutter app in this tutorial. You don’t need to be an expert developer to create lists in your Flutter app. If you’ve developed apps for Android or iOS in the past, Flutter’s ListView should seem… Continue reading How to Create Lists in Your App with Flutter?

3 Essential Design Trends, April 2021

The best thing about writing about website design trends each month is looking at all the great sites that are being developed. Designers are stretching creatively and exploring new techniques and ways of doing things all the time. It’s refreshing and inspiring. This month, some of those trends include a style that nods to brutalism,… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, April 2021

15 Psychology Principles Every Designer Should Know

So, really, you’re in the business of designing websites for your clients’ audiences. But how do you ensure you get it right? You could take what your client tells you at face value, but that’s only going to scrape the surface of who their audience is. What you need to do is figure out how… Continue reading 15 Psychology Principles Every Designer Should Know

How to Trim Strings in PHP

There are a lot of times when we want to work with strings but they are padded with unwanted characters either at the beginning or the end. PHP has defined specific functions that we can use to trim such strings easily. In this quick tip, we will discuss to common string trimming situations that you… Continue reading How to Trim Strings in PHP

Do we need a new approach for designing with AI?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Networked technology has networked effects. These effects are often intangibly and recursively amplified through a system when machine learning is in use. Does human-centered design still make sense when we’re designing for AI? This post considers some of the limitations of Human Centered Design for AI tech, and considers what happens… Continue reading Do we need a new approach for designing with AI?

3 Essential Design Trends, November 2020

As we turn the corner into the final part of the year, many of the new websites and redesigns that we see during much of the rest of the year tend to slow down. Many businesses are focusing on fourth quarter and holiday sales. With that being said, there are plenty of holiday flourishes already… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, November 2020

Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

When starting a new business (or even venturing into the world of freelancing for the first time), there are some really big, important steps you have to take. Step #1 is choosing the right business name for your brand identity. Your business name isn’t something you can casually choose either — especially if you have… Continue reading Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

Illustration in Web Design – 31 Fresh Examples

48 Shares Website designing is not just a professional photo, content and grids. In modern web design, Illustration become more powerful and eye-catching way to get customer attention. Illustration in web design are widely used to create Conceptual Portrait, 3D Modeling, Vector Graphics, Clutch Fashion Illustration and many other useful objects and effects which can enhance and improve the quality… Continue reading Illustration in Web Design – 31 Fresh Examples

Perfect Your Feedback Process With BugHerd

When you’re designing a website, the single most important thing you can do is gather strong feedback, so your team knows what’s approved, what needs improvement, and what direction to take the project. Unfortunately, the most important group to gather feedback from, your stakeholders, is also all-too-often the least technically able. BugHerd should be your… Continue reading Perfect Your Feedback Process With BugHerd

A Guide to Accessible Interactive Components using React Libraries

May 29, 2020 Content Warning: This blog post contains gifs. I’ve wanted to write this blog post ever since I wrote a11y and JS – A Seemingly Unconventional Romance. I love JavaScript, and my job is to code in React. I often observe folks (rightly) critique that React Apps are inaccessible. According to the WebAIM… Continue reading A Guide to Accessible Interactive Components using React Libraries

20 Unmissable Websites, May 2020

The world is a strange place at the moment, but design moves on apace, and sites are still being launched. Every month we post a roundup of the freshest sites we’ve come across in the previous four weeks. This month we’ve included some exciting portfolio sites, a strong selection of health and beauty sites, and… Continue reading 20 Unmissable Websites, May 2020

Email Personalization: Your Secret To Better Engagement

One of the struggles that marketers face is how to send the right message at exactly the right time to target people in a way that will appeal to them. To solve the problem, businesses need to get themselves acquainted with new technologies and the power of personalization. In the past few years, digital marketing… Continue reading Email Personalization: Your Secret To Better Engagement

Launching a Small Business? Here Are The Tools You Need to Succeed!

Believe it or not, 69% of businesses get their start in someone’s home. Although a website isn’t required to make a business successful, having one certainly helps increase your visibility and profitability. With this said, creating a website can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you have no experience. Luckily, we have compiled a list… Continue reading Launching a Small Business? Here Are The Tools You Need to Succeed!

How Many Types of X Acronym Are There? And Does It Matter?

One of the problems with coining a term like “user experience” or its acronym counterpart “UX” is that it opens up the floodgates for other trendy experience-related acronyms to enter the web design lexicon. CX, DX, EX, HX, JX, PX, UX, (U)XD… Is all of this really necessary though? While I don’t think you need… Continue reading How Many Types of X Acronym Are There? And Does It Matter?

6 Tips for Writing Content Regularly

Okay, you need three to five new ideas for articles, all on the same general topic. Go… Now here’s where we separate the people who have to come up with regular content all the time from the people who don’t. The people who have things they want to write about but can never get around… Continue reading 6 Tips for Writing Content Regularly

How to Recover SEO Ranking and Traffic After Website Restructure?

So, you’ve completed a major overhaul of your website and are now finally satisfied with the way it looks? Great! However, introducing new pages, making significant changes and all that kind of stuff can have a significant impact on your SEO ranking. And not in a good way, unfortunately. You can expect your ranking and… Continue reading How to Recover SEO Ranking and Traffic After Website Restructure?

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2019

This month’s collection of design trends is a gift to behold. Each of the trends are highly usable options that are versatile, giving you plenty of room to play and make them your own. That’s the best kind of trend, right? Here’s what’s trending in design this month. Whimsical Illustrations It seems like whimsical illustrations… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2019

Keyword Research 101: Everything You Need To Know

Keywords are essentially the bridge between a website and a search engine. They are what helps a search engine identify what your site is about, and how relevant it is when a certain term or phrase is searched for by the user. A search engine keeps a database of websites which they have filed away… Continue reading Keyword Research 101: Everything You Need To Know