Design systems; the great connector

Like a backwards prism, design systems focus the energy of many teams into a single beam. They spread efficiency and consistency, but they also shape culture and hone brand expression. They’re about bringing it all together, across disciplines, to form alignment and a cohesive outcome. What’s the big deal about design systems, anyways? You might have heard… Continue reading Design systems; the great connector

Storytelling as a service in SaaS

Rather than solely focusing on product characteristics and features, an authentic and creative narrative can convey brand values and connect with the target audience in a more strategic way. We are all the heroes of our own stories, and building a narrative around our experiences courses in our veins. Binging on stories is one of… Continue reading Storytelling as a service in SaaS

How To Design A Website With Security In Mind

There are billions of websites today as companies, small and large, seek online presence. However, this surge in website design and development is confronted by a rise in cyber attacks, prompting a need for cybersecurity. The sophistication of the internet can be rewarding; however, it can also be weaponized by hackers for illegal benefits. Your… Continue reading How To Design A Website With Security In Mind

10 Smartphone & Tablet Mobile Apps for Prototyping

Digital prototyping is a popular activity for creating simple interface mockups. The UI design process starts with an idea, which is then fleshed out into a mockup. But, most of the time, the initial mockup(s) will be styled in low-fidelity wireframes, which are then improved through color and texture. The following mobile apps are perfect… Continue reading 10 Smartphone & Tablet Mobile Apps for Prototyping

Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

Want to know which of the top blogging platforms you should consider using this year? Blogging is still one of the best ways to draw attention to your brand, generate thought leadership, and build your credibility. Research suggests that US internet users spend 3x more of their browsing time on blogs than on email. Additionally,… Continue reading Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

9 Tips for Better Live Logo Design

Have you ever wondered why we’re so amazed by motion? A moving image is more likely to grab your attention than a static one. Motion is exciting and attention-grabbing – plus, it allows us to access more information in a short space of time.  For a while now, companies have been experimenting with all kinds… Continue reading 9 Tips for Better Live Logo Design

Figma for education: Design for learning experiences

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Why would a teacher be interested in Figma? Why would a designer be interested in classroom prep? Join our little Figgy educators group. Currently, I work in the EdTech product design industry (K-12) as an experience designer. I am a former 7th-grade science teacher and am planning to return to… Continue reading Figma for education: Design for learning experiences

CSS Charts: How to Create a Horizontal Organizational Chart

In a previous tutorial, we learned how to create a CSS-only vertical organizational chart. Today, as some folks requested, we’ll go through the process of building its corresponding horizontal one.  CSS CSS Charts: How to Create an Organizational Chart George Martsoukos And here’s the twist; we’ll create this new chart without changing a single line… Continue reading CSS Charts: How to Create a Horizontal Organizational Chart

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

Observed tensions in the user experience design field progression

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Observed tensions in the user experience career progression I’ve met user experience designers that are happy doing what they love with a strong sense of mission to change the world. I've also seen many of us going through an existential identity crisis with comparable intensity due to the vagueness of… Continue reading Observed tensions in the user experience design field progression

Why Cute Graphic Designs Always Trend on the Internet (With Examples)

December 16, 2020 by Sangalang Kristine Cute graphic designs have been popular in Asia for the past few decades. Incredibly, the influence and style of this Asian cuteness are already reaching the West much faster than we all think. Why do cute graphic designs always trend on the internet anyway? We all need some ‘awwww’… Continue reading Why Cute Graphic Designs Always Trend on the Internet (With Examples)

CSS Charts: How to Create an Organizational Chart

In previous tutorials we’ve learned how to create different types of charts including bar charts, thermometer charts, and donut charts. Today we’ll continue this journey by building a CSS-only organizational chart. Ready to test your CSS skills? The Organizational Chart We’re Building Here’s the CSS chart we’ll be creating: It consists of four levels and… Continue reading CSS Charts: How to Create an Organizational Chart

Best Lightroom Presets Of 2020

22 Shares Best professional Lightroom presets for photographers, photography retouch and designers. An amazing Lightroom presets are developed to enhance the beauty of your photos & speed up your photo editing workflow. These presets will help to edit your photos like a pro even out lighting, color correct white balance for lighting, brighten, and add… Continue reading Best Lightroom Presets Of 2020

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

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2020

Design can make a statement. It evokes feeling and can encourage thought and conversation. That’s the common theme among the three trends in website design this month. Each trend is rooted on the time and place where we live and includes elements that provoke thought. Kudos to these designers and design teams for jumpstarting conversations.… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, October 2020

How to really understand humans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Need-to-know theories, frameworks and tools for designers and researchers. Unsplash by Nijwam Swargiary Why it matters The proper study of mankind is the science of design. -Herbert A. Simon As a UX professional, looking deeply into how our minds, emotions, needs and behaviors co-exist can help us translate human insights into designs… Continue reading How to really understand humans

Hosting WordPress With SiteGround: Pros and Cons and How To

There are countless WordPress hosting providers on the market, but which one is right for you? Find the provider that’s the best possible fit for your website, and you can look forward to faster loading times, improved SEO, protection against the latest security threats, and all the storage and bandwidth your website could ever need.… Continue reading Hosting WordPress With SiteGround: Pros and Cons and How To

5 Best Free Courses and Resources to Level Up As a Web Designer

I often see freelancers on social media asking what the secret is to working fewer hours, making more money, and helping new clients to find them. While those things tend to happen the longer you’ve been freelancing, it doesn’t happen without some effort. If you’re wondering how you can change things so that your business… Continue reading 5 Best Free Courses and Resources to Level Up As a Web Designer

WCAG 2.2 Overview and Feedback

A working draft of version 2.2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has been published for feedback. WebAIM is thrilled to see the work on these formative guidelines continuing and we appreciate the efforts of the W3C’s Accessibility Guidelines working group. Below are WebAIM’s plain language summaries of each of the new proposed success… Continue reading WCAG 2.2 Overview and Feedback

Dedicated Hosting vs Cloud Hosting – What’s Best For Your Business?

Deciding between a dedicated server or a cloud hosting solution is one of the most important decisions you will make for your business. It will impact your bottom line and the service you can offer to your clients.   A few years ago, the most popular option was using a Linux shared server and then… Continue reading Dedicated Hosting vs Cloud Hosting – What’s Best For Your Business?

Not All Traffic is Created Equally: Measuring The Importance of Traffic Sources & Setting UTMs

There’s no shortage of ways in which you can generate traffic towards a website, and the list seems to be growing on a daily basis. For every new traffic generation method, there are thousands of fresh sources of traffic for businesses to tap into.  Plenty of people find themselves so caught up in focusing on… Continue reading Not All Traffic is Created Equally: Measuring The Importance of Traffic Sources & Setting UTMs

How to Create a Newsletter Template in Affinity Publisher (Free Newsletter Template)

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a newsletter template in Affinity Publisher. This simple newsletter template is easy to put together and quick to customise, and it also features an on-trend color palette and contemporary typography, making for one of the best newsletter templates you can find for corporate… Continue reading How to Create a Newsletter Template in Affinity Publisher (Free Newsletter Template)

12 Home Office Setup Ideas for Web Designers and Developers

Coffee, music, YouTube channels, and procrastination— only a handful of things can make your day when it comes to increasing productivity but none of them are as complete as having a home office setup. It makes a world of difference where and how you work especially if you work from home. Hence, some home office… Continue reading 12 Home Office Setup Ideas for Web Designers and Developers

The Best Benefits of Using an Inventory System in Commerce Businesses

If your business has been frequently suffering from stock-outs, disorganized items, and unreliable and inaccurate inventory records, it’s about time to consider shifting to automation with the help of an inventory system. While the success of inventory management truly depends on hard work and brain in operations, a digital solution such as inventory system offers… Continue reading The Best Benefits of Using an Inventory System in Commerce Businesses