3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

There are a lot of dark, retro vibes trending in website design right now. Although there are still some light projects popping up – including a pastel trend below – a lot of what we are seeing has a quite moody feel. Here’s what’s trending in design this month.   Pastel Color Palettes Let’s start… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

I’m not a robot (but, are you?)

The case for authenticating humans, reclaiming our identities, and defending against the coming swarm of bots. It’s 2022 and we are living in the opening scene of a dystopian Black Mirror episode. The line between what is real and what is fake has already blurred. The line between who is real and who is fake is now… Continue reading I’m not a robot (but, are you?)

How to Create a Brochure Mockup in Photoshop

If you’re looking to present your latest design project or establish a portfolio of your work, a good square trifold brochure mockup is a fantastic start! You’ll learn everything you need to know in this easy-to-follow square brochure mockup tutorial and will walk away with design skills that you can apply straight away. In this… Continue reading How to Create a Brochure Mockup in Photoshop

How to Create Metal Textures in Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating In the following tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to create a metal pattern in Photoshop. You’ll create five different textures with Photoshop filters, gradients, and Blending Modes. You’ll get a cool metal pattern in Photoshop to use in your photo manipulations and digital paintings. Looking to brush up on… Continue reading How to Create Metal Textures in Photoshop

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new, to make some progress with a language I’ve been casually interested in for some time, and to document to process from a UX perspective. What went wrong? Not to be dramatic,… Continue reading I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

We need to stop designing with blinders and scaling solutions designed for the individual Illustration by Marie Dupuch Betting on convenience to grow e-commerce The number of parcels sent internationally has increased by 4.5 times in the last 6 years, from 43bn in 2014 to 131bn in 2020 (B2B, B2C, C2B). UK deliveries account for 4%… Continue reading Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

How to Make a Y2K Art Collage in Photoshop

Today we’ll be recreating the Y2K art style using 3D assets and vibrant color grades! We’ll be learning how to create a collage in Photoshop that focuses more on using Y2K-inspired graphics, as opposed to photo-realistic realism. We want the Y2K aesthetic pink trees to look fake and the environment to pop! In a hurry?… Continue reading How to Make a Y2K Art Collage in Photoshop

Pop and Shift Arrays With PHP: When to Use Each One

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} PHP has a lot of built-in array functions to help with many common tasks. The presence of so many functions, though, can also be a bit overwhelming because sometimes you have to keep the slight differences between these functions in mind. It is also possible to use… Continue reading Pop and Shift Arrays With PHP: When to Use Each One

How to Build a Responsive Slider With Swiper.js

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Have you ever built an advanced slider for a project? If so, you might have taken advantage of any one of a number of JavaScript carousels. In the past, I’ve covered two of them: slick and Owl. Today, I’ll introduce another well-known one: Swiper. Ready to learn… Continue reading How to Build a Responsive Slider With Swiper.js

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

How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

When you set goals for your business this year, there’s a good chance one of those goals was tied to growth. It’s a common goal.  You have your eyes set on acquiring new customers. You’re ready to take their business to the next level. The challenge, however, is getting to that next level. If you… Continue reading How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

When you set goals for your business this year, there’s a good chance one of those goals was tied to growth. It’s a common goal.  You have your eyes set on acquiring new customers. You’re ready to take their business to the next level. The challenge, however, is getting to that next level. If you… Continue reading How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

How to Copy and Paste in Procreate

What You’ll Be Creating * { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;} Today, I’m going to show you how to copy and paste in Procreate—anything from one element to an entire layer—in a few simple ways. And if you’re looking for the best Procreate add-ons, don’t forget to visit Envato Elements. You’ll find Procreate brushes,… Continue reading How to Copy and Paste in Procreate

How to Make a Perfect Circle in Procreate

What You’ll Be Creating Wondering how to draw a perfect circle in Procreate? Today, I’m going to show you how to make a circle using the shape tool in Procreate. What You’ll Learn in This Procreate Perfect Circle Tutorial How to make a perfect circle on Procreate How to transform or scale a perfect circle… Continue reading How to Make a Perfect Circle in Procreate

A to Z of Procreate: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks!

The Procreate app for iPad is not just the killer mobile app for artists—it’s genuinely one of the best painting programs ever released. So What Is the Procreate App? In this A to Z of Procreate, I’m going to answer that question with 26 mini Procreate tutorials, as well as Procreate tips and tricks that… Continue reading A to Z of Procreate: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks!

Build Your Site The Easy Way With TagDiv Newspaper

Ready to take your business online but not sure where to start? It’s a surprisingly simple process, made all the easier by the tagDiv Newspaper theme that can shoulder the burden of code, leaving you to be creative. Professional web designers normally begin with broad brushstrokes, roughly hewing a site, before finessing on the finer… Continue reading Build Your Site The Easy Way With TagDiv Newspaper

How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hi, people in the UX Design and Product world. This post is the second in a series I’m writing, based on conversations I’ve had with Product and Experience Designers and leaders in the field, who prosper despite working in some really harsh environments. And when I say “harsh”, I’m talking… Continue reading How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

Create a Unique Scrolling Website With Locomotive Scroll & Tailwind CSS

Have you ever wanted to build a unique single-page scrolling website yet didn’t know where to start? If so, don’t worry! Today we’re going to create together such a website. To achieve this, we’ll take advantage of Locomotive Scroll, a small and easy-to-use JavaScript library for cool scrolling effects. Plus, to speed up the development… Continue reading Create a Unique Scrolling Website With Locomotive Scroll & Tailwind CSS

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

10 Tips to Help You Find People Online (100% Works)

Want to reconnect with an old buddy but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn more about the people in your life, your family members, or your relatives? Do you have any information about the whereabouts of someone you used to know? Everything and everyone is at your fingertips in this world… Continue reading 10 Tips to Help You Find People Online (100% Works)

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

3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Inclusive design is often mistaken for accessibility, or even used as an interchangeable term, which is a good indication that most designers don’t know what it means. Accessibility is a process that seeks to mitigate issues in a design that is not sufficiently universal; inclusive design increases the universality of the design. In real-world terms,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Understanding PHP Constructors

In this article, we’re going to discuss the basics of constructors in PHP. You’ll learn the purpose of PHP constructors and how to use them. What Is a Constructor? Here’s the official definition: Constructors are ordinary methods which are called during the instantiation of their corresponding object. As such, they may define an arbitrary number… Continue reading Understanding PHP Constructors

How to Customize an HTML Template

So you’ve just purchased an HTML template and now you have to customize it before it goes online. But you’re not experienced with code so you’re not sure how to go about it. Well, rest easy, because in this tutorial we’re going to step you through how to edit a HTML template. We’re going to… Continue reading How to Customize an HTML Template