Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

The driving force behind my relentless mission to create digital fonts for Afrikan writing systems, one letter at a time. In this case study I’ll walk you through the process of designing a font for the Bassa Vah Alphabet. The name ‘Bassa’ and a Bassa proverb. Background Bassa language is spoken by about 600 000 Bassa… Continue reading Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

Does UX have an imposter problem?

8 reasons it might be them, not you. Illustrations throughout by Emma Clayton Eyes cast down, she whispered, “I feel like UX is a dance club that I can’t get a ticket into.” A heavy silence hung in the air. This, after two years working at one of the largest technology firms, in what most of us would consider… Continue reading Does UX have an imposter problem?

Using a WooCommerce Related Products Plugin

When you run an online store, there’s no such thing as selling too many products. Just because the customer has found what they’re looking for, doesn’t mean you can’t convince them to throw a few more items into their cart. If you’ve ever spent any time on sites such as Amazon, then chances are you’re… Continue reading Using a WooCommerce Related Products Plugin

Customize a WooCommerce Product Page for Free

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Creating a fully functioning eCommerce store requires you to take care of a lot of big and small things. Any website that you create to sell products will have different types of pages to address different needs. Dedicated product pages are one such example. A product page… Continue reading Customize a WooCommerce Product Page for Free

45+ Best Stationery Mockup Templates (Branding Mockups)

Looking for gorgeous stationery mockups to show off your latest designs?  Check out these 45+ stationery mockup templates from Envato Elements and Placeit. You’re bound to find just what you need. Unlimited Stationery Mockup Downloads at Envato Elements When you need a stationery branding mockup, head over to Envato Elements. It offers thousands of premium… Continue reading 45+ Best Stationery Mockup Templates (Branding Mockups)

Fixing Problems With Borders in Dark Mode (Email Design)

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Borders aren’t always treated the same as other elements when it comes to emails in Dark Mode. In this article I’ll take you through what is happening to your borders, as well as how fix any problems you’re having with them. Top Email Templates on Envato Elements… Continue reading Fixing Problems With Borders in Dark Mode (Email Design)

How to Create a Trendy Neon and Oil Spill Rainbow Poster

What You’ll Be Creating * { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a Y2K style poster with an oil spill rainbow background that will make you want to step out of the box. We’ve said it over and over again—trends are made to come back. The Y2K… Continue reading How to Create a Trendy Neon and Oil Spill Rainbow Poster

Best College Fonts (Block, Letters & Numbers to Download)

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} When you need a college block font for your T-shirt design or another project, you need a resource you can count on. Envato Elements and GraphicRiver offer a great selection of college block font downloads. Today we will share some of the best college fonts you can… Continue reading Best College Fonts (Block, Letters & Numbers to Download)

How to Create Mobile App Animations With SVGator

Designing animations by coding is both a complex and time-consuming undertaking that can hinder creativity. This is why designers are looking for a no-code solution to create scalable animations for mobile apps. Finding a way to easily create and export these types of engaging branding assets can also make the designer-to-developer handoff a frustration-free exchange.… Continue reading How to Create Mobile App Animations With SVGator

Exciting New Tools for Designers, September 2021

Since school is back in session, this month’s roundup has a learning focus. In addition to tools, many of the resources include guides, tutorials, and cheat sheets to help make design work easier. Here’s what’s new for designers this month. ScrollingMockup.io ScrollingMockup.io generates high-definition, animated scrolling mockups in minutes. All you have to do is… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, September 2021

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 Fix Outlook Dark Mode Problems (Email Design)

Unpredictable text color changes in Outlook for Windows is one of the many mind-boggling issues you’ve no doubt encountered if you’ve ever built an HTML email for Dark Mode. Outlook brutally inverts colors in Dark Mode, in some cases even turning dark colors into white. Not only can this result in very unsightly parts of… Continue reading How To Fix Outlook Dark Mode Problems (Email Design)

How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed… Continue reading How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

Do you struggle with a simple circle from the first step of every tutorial? Do your straight lines keep bending, no matter how hard you try? Do you seem to be unable to draw two points with a given distance between? Do your pictures look wrong even after repeating carefully every single step from a… Continue reading I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Basic Body Proportions

In this human body drawing tutorial, you’ll learn basic human body outline drawing techniques. If you’ve practiced capturing energy in the previous tutorial, you’ll have acquired a good feel for loose sketching of people. We’re going to start giving structure to that feeling-based groundwork by studying the body with a more scientific eye. Let me… Continue reading Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Basic Body Proportions

How to Choose a Tattoo Font

What You’ll Be Creating Planning to get a lettering tattoo with some cool words and wondering how to choose a tattoo font? Or maybe you want to know more about lettering tattoo styles? Today, we’ll discover different lettering styles for your new tattoo and take a look at the best tattoo fonts available on Envato… Continue reading How to Choose a Tattoo Font

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?

Best Portable Tripods for Taking Your Own Photos

March 30, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine In many of our design projects, using original and unique pictures is essential. This is why brushing up on our photography skills and having a few trusted pieces of equipment is great. Every designer needs good and trusty portable tripods to take original and unique pictures. The problem is,… Continue reading Best Portable Tripods for Taking Your Own Photos

25+ Best Free Hand-Lettering Style Fonts (Designs for 2021)

Need a hand-lettering font for your next project? Check out the list of stunning resources below! Hand lettering is a beautiful art for anyone interested in calligraphic letterforms. Artists create each letter by hand while breaking down the characters with creative techniques. This premium hand-lettering font is available on Envato Elements Now you can incorporate… Continue reading 25+ Best Free Hand-Lettering Style Fonts (Designs for 2021)

15 Elegant CSS Pricing Tables for Your Latest Web Project

Pricing tables are an important part of any website that sells some kind of services and products. You can use them to quickly list the features, similarities, or differences between two, three, or four different products at once. These tables give users all the information they need when choosing between different products and services. This,… Continue reading 15 Elegant CSS Pricing Tables for Your Latest Web Project

The role of the UX designer in an Agile product team

[unable to retrieve full-text content] 2020 was a hard year. It drove home something I’ve always known but had been taking for granted: good UX Design relies on an environment, process and team that support good UX Design. If the environment, process and team aren’t quite in place, I would argue that it’s the job… Continue reading The role of the UX designer in an Agile product team

Best Law Firm Websites

Building a website for your law firm is no easy task. Much like with law firm software, there are so many different options and ways to present your services to the public. If you struggle with presentation and marketing, all you have to do is look for inspiration online! Don’t worry, it’s not stealing if… Continue reading Best Law Firm Websites

Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

In this tutorial, we’re going to review PDO CRUD—a form builder and database management tool. PDO CRUD helps you build forms for your database tables with just a few lines of code, making it quick and easy to bootstrap a database application. There are plenty of extensions available for database abstraction and specifically CRUD (create,… Continue reading Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool