10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Many firms’ design and development decisions are increasingly oriented toward human-centered innovation. Instead of rushing goods to market, these firms are using a user-centered design approach. Design and development teams build high-performing digital products or websites that uniquely meet customers’ demands by concentrating on the user experience. After all, a good web design is helpful… Continue reading 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Understanding Python Regex Functions, with Examples

Regular expressions (regex) are special sequences of characters used to find or match patterns in strings, as this introduction to regex explains. We’ve previously shown how to use regular expressions with JavaScript and PHP. The focus of this article is Python regex, with the goal of helping you better understand how to manipulate regular expressions… Continue reading Understanding Python Regex Functions, with Examples

Personas should be living and breathing

Too often, designers create a persona at the start of a project, then put it up on a wall like a graduation picture and simply leave it there to be looked at and referenced occasionally…pulling out interesting stories when the situation demands. But your persona should be alive. It should live, grow, evolve and adapt.… Continue reading Personas should be living and breathing

Script & Handwritten Fonts

Script and handwritten fonts are a great way of giving your designs a strong personality. A playful script font is great for informal projects with a fun, energetic vibe, while a formal calligraphy font is great if you’re going for elegance and class. In this guide, you’ll learn what script and handwritten fonts are and… Continue reading Script & Handwritten Fonts

Create a Simple Math CAPTCHA for Your Forms With PHP and JavaScript

In this new tutorial we’ll discuss a straightforward approach for reducing spam from form submissions. This technique will use PHP and JavaScript to block form submission until the user provides the correct answer to a simple math CAPTCHA. Here’s a quick video that demonstrates the expected functionality: It’s important to note that this is just… Continue reading Create a Simple Math CAPTCHA for Your Forms With PHP and JavaScript

12 Best WordPress File Managers

Are you looking for a file manager to help manage your files and folders for your WordPress website?  When running a WordPress website, you continously will add files and media. Eventually you’ll end up with thousands of images and other files. However, the built-in WordPress media manager is poorly equipped to organize these files in… Continue reading 12 Best WordPress File Managers

How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

There are several different ways to make a background transparent in Photoshop. And when multiple different tools do the same thing, it can be a pain to figure out which to use and when. Follow along as we go through four of the easiest ways you can quickly remove a background in Photoshop.  In a… Continue reading How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

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?

16 Fonts Similar to Eurostile

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Wondering what fonts are similar to Eurostile LT Std? We have a great list of substitutions for the popular science fiction font.  Eurostile has been known for its popular uses: technology-based branding and science fiction artwork. Watch any TV show and movie from the 60s and 70s,… Continue reading 16 Fonts Similar to Eurostile

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)

10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

November 22, 2021 by Veronika The retro style has once again overtaken the design industry for its elegant look and timeless feel. Creating a retro website is much harder than designing a site with a minimalist look as it requires the placement of a lot more additional elements than what we’re used to. Retro websites… Continue reading 10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2021

Design trends on top of design trends. This theme of this month’s collection is trends that seem to build on each other. These examples use multiple trends listed here: hero typography, round buttons, and big branding. Here’s what’s trending in design this month… 1. Hero Typography Big, bold, and even unusual typography choices are the… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, October 2021

Business Branding 101: 5 Ways To Create A Visual Identity

Having a business presence is an essential part of any development process, and branding is vital for establishing your business in the market you want to be in. Your brand identity is you as a business—how you want people to remember you and what you want them to think about you. It isn’t just about… Continue reading Business Branding 101: 5 Ways To Create A Visual Identity

Exciting New Tools For Designers, August 2021

It’s almost time for another season of change. Although the temperatures might not reflect it, this is the time of year where most of us start thinking about what’s next. This collection of tools and resources for designers is just the spark to propel you forward with work as you think ahead. Here’s what’s new… Continue reading Exciting New Tools For Designers, August 2021

20 Best New Websites, July 2021

This month we have a variety pack for you. There are all sorts, from the most conservative layouts and structures to more experimental navigation. And we see how even the most traditional and functional websites can connect with users through mood-enhancing color schemes, clever font choices, and illustrations. Non-functional–that is, purely decorative–details can really improve… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, July 2021

The Different Types of Serif Fonts With Serif Font Examples

What are the different types of serif fonts and why should you know them? In this tutorial, we’ll look at types of serif typefaces and explain the ins and outs with serif font examples. Learn how to identify different types of serifs and download some fresh, new modern serif fonts today. This modern serif font is… Continue reading The Different Types of Serif Fonts With Serif Font Examples

10 Website Design Must-Haves For Any Small Business

0 Shares Having a website is essential for small businesses. It helps build an online presence and expand your reach. However, to maximize the website’s potential, website owners need to understand must-have web elements. If your website misses important features, you may lose out on potential customers and revenue. It’s also worth mentioning that not… Continue reading 10 Website Design Must-Haves For Any Small Business

Best Online Design Tools For Social Media Graphics

0 Shares Social media is one of the most effective and affordable marketing outlets for businesses of all sizes. However, this form of marketing involves a certain level of design skill and creativity to lure in new clients while retaining current ones. You have a matter of seconds to catch their eyes before they continue… Continue reading Best Online Design Tools For Social Media Graphics

42 Cool Fonts to Draw (For Calligraphy and Handwriting!)

Looking for cool easy fonts to draw by hand? In this article, we’ll look at some simple fonts to draw and where you can find them. We’ll also look at what you need to know about using cool fonts to draw by hand. There are some easy, cool fonts to draw out there, but you’ll… Continue reading 42 Cool Fonts to Draw (For Calligraphy and Handwriting!)

15 Best Web Fonts That Look Great at Small Sizes

Beautiful web fonts aren’t particularly difficult to find. A quick search will undoubtedly turn up a number of attractive typefaces that will complement your website’s look and messaging. However, many of these fonts tend to have very specific use cases. For instance, a wide font may be perfect for header text but would work poorly… Continue reading 15 Best Web Fonts That Look Great at Small Sizes

Using the PHP Switch Statement

In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of the switch statement in PHP. Along with the syntax of the switch statement, we’ll also go through a couple of real-world examples to demonstrate how you can use it. What Is the Use of the Switch Statement? In PHP, the switch statement is considered as an alternative… Continue reading Using the PHP Switch Statement

5 Uses of Outsized Typography in Web Design

June 14, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Leave a Comment Outsized typography in web design is one of the most recent trends. With the advent of simple, neutral, and minimalist designs, designers must find a new avenue of adding drama and effect to their concepts. It is through this that outsized typography has played a big… Continue reading 5 Uses of Outsized Typography in Web Design

42 Best Webcam Borders for Twitch & Stream (Using a Twitch Border Maker)

Want to know how to make a Twitch border? Check out this tutorial, which will show you how to create a border for Twitch, as well as sharing 42 of the best Twitch border templates available at Placeit. Premium Twitch Border Maker From Placeit Placeit is an excellent source for finding the best Twitch border… Continue reading 42 Best Webcam Borders for Twitch & Stream (Using a Twitch Border Maker)