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

7 Landing Pages Comparisons To Improve Your Conversions in 2022

Landing pages are crucial for conversions. User-friendly landing pages rank higher in the search engines and generate the maximum leads. Interestingly, user behavior changes every year, and new website design trends should be kept in mind to continue acquiring sales from your existing landing pages. If your high-performing landing pages in 2019 have suddenly started… Continue reading 7 Landing Pages Comparisons To Improve Your Conversions in 2022

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)

4 Wacom Tablet Alternatives for Designers on a Budget

July 19, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Leave a Comment The best tools to create digital art are all within our grasp. Devices with special software and features that could turn any sketch into art. Wacom tablets are the traditional go-to of digital artists and designers. However, these devices may come with a hefty price tag.… Continue reading 4 Wacom Tablet Alternatives for Designers on a Budget

21 Men’s Health Websites With Good Design

Men’s health websites are a great way to be inspired by and celebrate Father’s day. These websites could give you an idea of what to give your significant other and your dad for father’s day. The designs of these websites are also something to be inspired by. Even if most designs are simple, the topics… Continue reading 21 Men’s Health Websites With Good Design

Make users think: a way for design innovation

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When I was a kid, before we had our personal desk computer, we would listen to stories from our grandfather on how, in the beginning, computers were the size of a warehouse, how the computer instructions were manually inserted in the form of punched cards, and how many men would… Continue reading Make users think: a way for design innovation

5 SEO Practices for Search Engines Other Than Google Web Developers and Designers Should Follow

May 17, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Leave a Comment Although Google may be one of the most popular, there are multiple search engines that are gateways for users to the internet. Of course, just like Google Analytics, there are SEO practices for these search engines as well. How do we learn about SEO practices for… Continue reading 5 SEO Practices for Search Engines Other Than Google Web Developers and Designers Should Follow

8 Content Marketing Tactics To Increase Your Traffic In 2021

If you run an online business in 2021, you need to make sure you have a strong content marketing strategy if you want to attract as much website traffic as possible. Content marketing is the process of creating valuable and shareable content, like blog posts, quizzes, and videos, to attract your ideal customers and ultimately make… Continue reading 8 Content Marketing Tactics To Increase Your Traffic In 2021

Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] By Carolyn Li-Madeo and Deepak Mantena When Apple introduced an update to widgets with iOS 14, the Wikipedia iOS team was excited to take the opportunity to rethink our own. With the ability to place widgets right on the home screen, the team was curious about how we could highlight Wikipedia… Continue reading Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

Creating Pretty Popup Messages Using SweetAlert2

Every now and then, you will have to show an alert box to your users to let them know about an error or notification. The problem with the default alert boxes provided by browsers is that they are not very attractive. When you are creating a website with great color combinations and fancy animation to… Continue reading Creating Pretty Popup Messages Using SweetAlert2

How to Use Figma’s New Auto Layout Features

In this video I’ll show you how Figma’s new and improved Auto Layout features make designing responsive components and layouts easier than ever! Figma’s original Auto Layout features were introduced in December 2019–and now, almost a year later, Auto Layout has been completely reimagined, rebuilt and is (in my opinion) much better. Watch the Video… Continue reading How to Use Figma’s New Auto Layout Features

9 Ways To Boost Your Domain Authority

Domain Authority (DA) is a ranking metric that predicts how well a site will rank online. It goes by a scale of 1 to 100 — the closer you are to 100, the better your odds of ranking in search engine result pages (SERPs), thus giving you more clicks. To see how your site currently… Continue reading 9 Ways To Boost Your Domain Authority

UX and Millennials: 5 Design Tips That Attract Millennial Crowd

Millennials have buying power that is constantly growing. Understandably, businesses are interested in doing things to attract millennial customers. It’s estimated that by 2021, millennials will have a buying power of over $2 billion. Baby boomers and Generation X each have their own needs and wants. Marketers have adapted their tactics to address those needs. Now,… Continue reading UX and Millennials: 5 Design Tips That Attract Millennial Crowd

10 CSS3 Properties you Need to be Familiar With

We’ve already covered the thirty CSS selectors that we should all memorize; but what about the new CSS3 properties? Though most of them still require a vendor-specific prefix, you can still use them in your projects today. In fact, it’s encouraged! Web Development The 30 CSS Selectors You Must Memorize Jeffrey Way At the conclusion of… Continue reading 10 CSS3 Properties you Need to be Familiar With

18 Best Contact Form PHP Scripts for 2020

Are you looking for an easy to use contact form PHP script?  Contact forms are a must-have for every website. They encourage your site visitors to engage with you, while potentially lowering the amount of spam you get.  For businesses, this engagement with visitors increases the chances of turning them into clients or customers and… Continue reading 18 Best Contact Form PHP Scripts for 2020

How to Install PHP on Windows

In this article, we’re going to discuss how to install PHP on Windows. There are three different ways to install and run PHP on Windows, and we’ll look at each one. PHP is a server-side scripting language which is mostly used to build web applications—these may range from a very simple blog website to a… Continue reading How to Install PHP on Windows

How to Build a Grayscale to Color Effect on Scroll (CSS & JavaScript)

In this new tutorial, we’ll start with some grayscale images and learn how to smoothly reveal their colored variants on scroll. To achieve the desired effect, we’re going to take advantage of different modern front-end features like CSS Grid, the clip-path property, and the Intersection Observer API. Our Grayscale to Color Effect Without further intro, let’s check… Continue reading How to Build a Grayscale to Color Effect on Scroll (CSS & JavaScript)

The Latest Research for Web Designers, January 2020

One of the most powerful tools we have in web design is consumer and industry data. It’s like a gauge that tells us whether we’re still heading in the right direction or it’s time to change course and adopt a new strategy or approach. Unless you’re combing the web for the latest news and reports… Continue reading The Latest Research for Web Designers, January 2020

Metatags 101: A Simple Guide for Designers

One of my mottos in life, and in business is this: “If Google tells you to do something, you better get it done.” And when it comes to using HTML meta tags for SEO, none of us should be messing around. That said, you know how it is with Google search. The algorithms are always… Continue reading Metatags 101: A Simple Guide for Designers

Are You Too Old to Be a Web Designer?

There’s nothing nice about asking the question “How old is too old to …?” So, I’m going to start by getting the answer out of the way, right now:  You’re never too old to…  …become a web designer… …transition from web designer to UX designer… …become a full-stack designer-developer powerhouse… …or do whatever the heck… Continue reading Are You Too Old to Be a Web Designer?

How to Create a Trivia Quiz with Viral Quiz for WordPress

Generating traffic to your website and successfully marketing to this website traffic should be the number one concern for a website owner.  Without this traffic and without a mechanism to get these website visitors to take action, you will have an incredibly difficult time building your business.  One unexpected but effective way to draw in… Continue reading How to Create a Trivia Quiz with Viral Quiz for WordPress

How to Find the Best SaaS Products for your Company

Are you on the hunt for some software that will help you run your business more smoothly? Whether you’re needing something to help with payroll, project management or HR, we’re living in a time where specialty trade software is growing faster than Jack’s beanstalk. Finding a great third party tool for you business can indeed… Continue reading How to Find the Best SaaS Products for your Company

International Artist Feature: Jordan

Welcome back to our International Artist Series. Today, we’re catching up with four amazing artists from Jordan, a Middle Eastern country that is home to ancient monuments and an incredible history. I asked each artist how their country and culture influenced their work, and they delivered great responses. Moh’d M. Khatib Our first… Continue reading International Artist Feature: Jordan

Best jQuery Flipbook Plugins Compared

Are you looking for a creative and interactive way to showcase text, photos, and documents on your website? Adding a flipbook to your site can elevate your project and enhance the experience of your website visitors.  For this article, I’ve chosen three great tools that will allow you to create realistic, animated flipbooks with ease.… Continue reading Best jQuery Flipbook Plugins Compared