Top 10 resources for designing email newsletters

The world of email marketing is constantly changing. There are dozens of tools out there tailor made to help marketers write emails, designers craft emails, and developers code emails. But with so many tools available, it can be frustrating to find the best ones. That’s why, in this post, I’ve curated the top ten best… Continue reading Top 10 resources for designing email newsletters

20 essential CSS tricks every designer should know

This one’s for the absolute beginners. Once you’ve learned how the box model works, and how to float those boxes, it’s time to get serious about your CSS. To that end, we’ve compiled a massive list of tips, tricks, techniques, and the occasional dirty hack to help you build the design you want. CSS can… Continue reading 20 essential CSS tricks every designer should know

Cinemagraphs in web design

If you read any of the countless web design trend reports that came out earlier this year, you likely read about the promise of large, hero-sized cinemagraphs placed prominently on homepages everywhere. So where are they? While a few fashion-forward companies are using them on their websites, the cinemagraph has been largely relegated to showcase… Continue reading Cinemagraphs in web design

How to Design a Modern, Creative Agency Website

Posted · Category: Best Collections Your assignment is to create a website for a creative agency, perhaps the one you work for. Hence, your goal is to design a website that will attract and engage potential clients and customers. And have them beating on the door. You need to address what these potential customers expect from a creative agency.… Continue reading How to Design a Modern, Creative Agency Website

How to Create a Watercolor Wedding Invitation in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating Painterly designs are a big trend for wedding invitations right now. Romantic without being overly feminine or floral, they have an effortlessly cool, beachy style which is perfect for outdoor or more laid-back ceremonies. In this tutorial that’s suitable for beginners to the software, we’ll walk through the steps of creating an… Continue reading How to Create a Watercolor Wedding Invitation in Adobe InDesign

How to Create an AJAX Driven Theme for ProcessWire

In this tutorial we will look at setting up a simple theme in ProcessWire, we’ll investigate delayed output (now the default theme strategy within ProcessWire), and setup our site to request new content using AJAX. To accompany this tutorial I have created a new theme for ProcessWire, making use of both AJAX and delayed output,… Continue reading How to Create an AJAX Driven Theme for ProcessWire

Create This Surreal Scene of Waterfall Mountains with Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create a surreal scene of waterfall mountains in Photoshop. In this tutorial I’ll show how you can merge different stock images to accomplish a surreal and fantastic scene of waterfall mountains. You’ll learn how you can create amazing lights effects, blending mountains stocks into a cohesive scene, enhancing light effects and creating… Continue reading Create This Surreal Scene of Waterfall Mountains with Adobe Photoshop

Create This Surreal Scene of Waterfall Mountains with Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create a surreal scene of waterfall mountains in Photoshop. In this tutorial I’ll show how you can merge different stock images to accomplish a surreal and fantastic scene of waterfall mountains. You’ll learn how you can create amazing lights effects, blending mountains stocks into a cohesive scene, enhancing light effects and creating… Continue reading Create This Surreal Scene of Waterfall Mountains with Adobe Photoshop

How Designers and Developers Can Collaborate Using Sketch and Zeplin

Collaboration between designers and developers is essential to the success of a web project, and it’s a measure of a team’s success. Whilst sharing the same workspace is invaluable, having an online source of truth that helps with this collaboration is incredibly helpful. In this article we’re going to look at Zeplin and how it… Continue reading How Designers and Developers Can Collaborate Using Sketch and Zeplin

How to Create Flat Weather Icons in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating April showers bring May flowers! It is traditionally known that April is quite a rainy period, when the weather changes unexpectedly from the sun shining in a clear sky to raining cats and dogs. However, any weather has its own beauty, so let’s get inspired and prepare for springtime with this… Continue reading How to Create Flat Weather Icons in Adobe Photoshop

Interview with Illustrator Grzegorz Rutkowski

Grzegorz Rutkowski is a 28 year-old Polish illustrator. He works in the industry for about 6-7 years. He was always interested in art since he was a child. He has done some comic arts and illustrations inspired by cartoons, movies and comics. Read on and enjoy! Can you tell us the process in making the… Continue reading Interview with Illustrator Grzegorz Rutkowski

Weekly Inspiration: Discoverability and Feedback

Recently Vox, together with 99% Invisible, produced a brilliant short film about a door on the tenth floor of the Vox Media office. Besides many other doors, it featured Don Norman: design icon and celebrated author of The Design of Everyday Things. The purpose of the film was to highlight the usability of products and systems, whittling down… Continue reading Weekly Inspiration: Discoverability and Feedback

Project: Build a Complete Website With Middleman

In part three of this series we’re going to get our hands dirty and start building a site for a fictitious podcast site: “Matcha Nerdz”. We’ll be using Middleman, Bourbon, Neat and Bitters. Let’s go! In This Post Roadmap Basic Blog Setup LiveReload Organizing Posts GitHub Pages Deployment Smarter Assets Bourbon Setup Normalize and jQuery… Continue reading Project: Build a Complete Website With Middleman

How to Develop a Processwire Theme

In this beginner’s tutorial you’ll learn about creating your own ProcessWire CMS themes. We’ll create a super simple site, covering templates, fields, theme structure and PHP variables. Don’t forget to get up to speed by following the first of our tutorials How to Install and Setup ProcessWire CMS. Where to Find Your ProcessWire Theme Unlike other CMSs like… Continue reading How to Develop a Processwire Theme

A Collection Of Useful Photoshop Typography Tutorials

Type art is popular at the moment for all sorts of reasons – and it’s a highly versatile skill to have. You can use illustrated lettering in projects ranging from posters to brochures – making it a great technique to add to your creative toolset. But beware: type art is so popular at the moment… Continue reading A Collection Of Useful Photoshop Typography Tutorials

How to Create a Scrolling Background in Affinity Designer

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll go through the process of creating a horizontal, tileable background that is perfect for side-scrolling 2D games (action, adventure, hack & slash) for PC, mobile and browsers. We’ll be using the basic vector tools of Affinity Designer, and you’ll see how we can make the image seamless… Continue reading How to Create a Scrolling Background in Affinity Designer

Animation for Beginners: How to Animate a Character Walking

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I will be taking you through the steps of how to animate a character walking in place. Basically you will be creating a walk that loops infinitely, so if you were to incorporate a walk like this into a movie, perhaps the background would be scrolling from right… Continue reading Animation for Beginners: How to Animate a Character Walking

20 Informative Graphic Design Infographics I’ve Come Across

You may have known someone who only reads books with pictures. Illustrations make the most boring literature come alive. Images make reading a lot more enjoyable. Why do you think children’s books are filled with vibrant, engaging pictures? Nowadays, graphics and illustrations on text are elevated to another level. The cyber world calls data with… Continue reading 20 Informative Graphic Design Infographics I’ve Come Across