It takes a village to raise 5-year-old designers

Some of us are both designers and parents. Some of us may have designers as parents. Some of us may even be designers creating products for children. Nevertheless, all of us were once children. Being a child may be a distant memory, to an extent we forget what it is like to be a kid.… Continue reading It takes a village to raise 5-year-old designers

Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

If you’re new to web design, this free course on web design for beginners will teach you everything you need to know. “How do I pick typefaces, how do I pick colors, what the heck is whitespace, and how do I position and size elements correctly?” These are exactly the kinds of questions… Continue reading Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

Read a CSV to Array in PHP

* { 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 post, I’ll show you how to use PHP’s built-in functions to read and print the contents of a CSV file and convert it into an array. We’ll use fopen() and fgetcsv() to read the contents of a CSV file, then we’ll convert it into an… Continue reading Read a CSV to Array in PHP

PHP Type Casting: A Complete Guide

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} When you are writing a program, you will need to create and manipulate multiple variables. These variables might store the same or different types of data. For example, some of them could have an integer value while others could be a string or float. Different programming languages… Continue reading PHP Type Casting: A Complete Guide

How to Add Fonts to Sketchbook Pro

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} If you want to learn how to add fonts to Sketchbook Pro, in this short tutorial I’ll show you how to do it on two systems: Windows and Mac. You’re just a few steps away from expanding the Sketchbook Pro font library with some amazing fonts! And… Continue reading How to Add Fonts to Sketchbook Pro

How to Append to a File With PHP

Data is usually stored in a database when people are creating their website. However, sometimes we need to store data in files to make it easier for people to read or modify at a later time. PHP comes with a lot of functions to read and write data to a file. We can also use… Continue reading How to Append to a File With PHP

How to Add a Dropdown Menu in Android Studio

A dropdown or pull-down menu, also known as spinner, is one of the most essential UI elements for an app. In this tutorial I’ll tell you how to add one to your Android app using Java. Dropdown menus organize an app and improve user experience. Almost every app has a dropdown menu integrated into its… Continue reading How to Add a Dropdown Menu in Android Studio

10 Top Tips on What Makes a Good Leaflet (With Leaflet Examples!)

One of the most effective forms of marketing media, leaflets allow you to reach prospective audiences in-store or through the mail. What makes a good leaflet? To avoid your leaflet being consigned to the trash, use thoughtful leaflet design to give your advertising leaflet templates a more lasting impact.   Here we look at ten tips… Continue reading 10 Top Tips on What Makes a Good Leaflet (With Leaflet Examples!)

A to Z of Sketch: Tips & Tricks!

Let me show you some rapid tips and tricks in Sketch for Mac. We’ll look at 26 Sketch tips and tricks from A to Z. Once you get familiarized with Sketch, check out Envato Elements! With one subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to numerous Sketch resources such as Sketch templates, Sketch shapes, and more. One… Continue reading A to Z of Sketch: Tips & Tricks!

Free PSD Mockups: 25 Useful Mockup Templates For Designers

86 Shares Fresh useful Mockup templates to present your work in a realistic-way. Download 100% free psd mockups fully customizable and easy to use. Just apply your design or logo and it’s all done. The photoshop psd free mockups are created by professional designers and allow use for commercial and personal work. Mockup templates are… Continue reading Free PSD Mockups: 25 Useful Mockup Templates For Designers

How to Make Android Apps for Beginners

Are you a new developer learning Java? Read ahead to learn how to make your first Java Android app as a beginner. Creating a mobile application is a big step towards turning your idea into reality. But the primary concern among new developers is how to make an Android app with all the resources at… Continue reading How to Make Android Apps for Beginners

Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a recent professional experience, I was unexpectedly sent to Spain for a user test of a system I did not design with the promise of a translator. Once there, no translator. Nice. But the possibility of capturing the video of the faces of the users and their interactions with… Continue reading Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

Top New CMS Plugins, December 2020

Looking for the best new CMS plugins to take your website to the next level? Well look no further.  In this post, we’ll cover a list of the best new CMS plugins for December 2020. This article will include useful plugins for WordPress, Shopify, Craft, and Joomla. Let’s get started… WordPress OptiPic images optimization OptiPic… Continue reading Top New CMS Plugins, December 2020

25 Best Modern Logos With Simple Designs (Creative Examples for 2021)

If you’re looking for modern logo ideas, there’s no better place to find the best simple logo inspiration than by looking to current logo trends.  Here’s One of Our Cool Logo Designs From Envato Elements Today we’ll take a look at five of the hottest trends in best modern logo styles and show you a… Continue reading 25 Best Modern Logos With Simple Designs (Creative Examples for 2021)

The ABCs of attitude-based archetypes in design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Much of our work as user experience designers is understanding the whys and why nots of our audiences’ decision making. In a previous post, I explored why people decide to switch or stay with products, focusing mainly on circumstances, the “where” and “when” of a job. The circumstances in which… Continue reading The ABCs of attitude-based archetypes in design

Rethinking the design of the race and ethnicity question on surveys

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Image courtesy of NASA via Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/Q1p7bh3SHj8 Note to readers: I wish I had more resources and funding to really do justice to a project like this. For the time being, however, this was just a design challenge born out of getting annoyed by race and ethnicity questions. This work… Continue reading Rethinking the design of the race and ethnicity question on surveys

How to Convert EPS to AI

Whether you are working as a graphic designer or illustrator or receiving files as a client, you’ll most likely come across all sorts of different file formats. Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) and Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) are two examples of the most common file types you’ll have to deal with. They are both native formats, which is… Continue reading How to Convert EPS to AI

Designing for Color Blindness With Chrome DevTools (in Just 4 Clicks)

Color blindness and vision deficiencies are hard to imagine if you are not affected by them. However, it’s important to take people with visual impairments into consideration when designing a color palette for a website or application. If you don’t, they might be unable to use vital features such as clicking links or buttons, or… Continue reading Designing for Color Blindness With Chrome DevTools (in Just 4 Clicks)

35 Best Procreate Brushes For Procreate App

41 Shares Creative Procreate brushes for realistic sketching effects, watercolor, patterns, textures, and pencil brushes for illustrations and drawing. Procreate is the most unique and most powerful drawing and illustration app for iPad. This app have tons of features including brushes, which is one of the most attractive artists love. In this article you can… Continue reading 35 Best Procreate Brushes For Procreate App

Everything You Need to Know About Affinity Designer Brushes

What You’ll Be Creating Welcome to this Affinity Designer tutorial, in which you’ll learn everything you need to know about Affinity Designer brushes, from how to create and install brushes to how to use Photoshop and Illustrator brushes in Affinity Designer. You’ll also learn where you can find Affinity Designer halftone brushes and other valuable… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Affinity Designer Brushes

How to Create, Write, Read, and Delete Files in PHP

In this tutorial, we are going to learn file handling in PHP. I’ll show you how to create, read, write, and delete files in PHP by using the built-in file handling functions. File handling is something that you will need to do very often as a PHP developer. You could use PHP file handling functions… Continue reading How to Create, Write, Read, and Delete Files in PHP

Comparium: Automated Website Testing Tool

Are you running a business online? And worried about creating the best website for attracting a large number of people? Are you a website developer and need help in designing an error-free website? So you are on the right track as we provide you the complete knowledge of the best tool to test your website… Continue reading Comparium: Automated Website Testing Tool

10 Popular Design Trends It’s Time to Let Die

If you’ve ever moved from one home to another, you know how difficult it can be to get rid of things you’ve owned for years. While digging through your closet, you find an old pair of pants you used to wear all the time despite the growing holes in the knees. But you tell yourself,… Continue reading 10 Popular Design Trends It’s Time to Let Die

Would The Web Be Better With One Good Browser?

When Tim Berners-Lee gave us the WorldWideWeb in 1990, it was the first and only web browser. But it didn’t remain alone for long. Even in those early days of the web, there was plenty of competition for web browser market share: Mosaic, MidasWWW, SlipKnot, Arena, Netscape, and Internet Explorer emerged around that time, too,… Continue reading Would The Web Be Better With One Good Browser?