What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?

In the “Back to basics” series, I would like to rediscover the content of the textbooks I read at the beginning of my industrial design studies. I am a supporter of wise (prudent) use of the achievements of the predecessors, which is why I re-read these valuable, twentieth-century books on design and try to extract… Continue reading What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?

Sketchy Pencil Effect with Three.js Post-Processing

From our sponsor: Get suggestions for improving your content, targeting, and marketing automations to help you increase revenue. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a sketchy, pencil effect using Three.js post-processing. We’ll go through the steps for creating a custom post-processing render pass, implementing edge detection in WebGL, re-rendering the normal buffer… Continue reading Sketchy Pencil Effect with Three.js Post-Processing

The Ultimate Guide to Typography

Are you interested in typography? This complete course covers everything from typography history to the difference between typefaces and fonts, typeface classification, how to choose a font, and more! Watch the Ultimate Guide to Typography Course What You’ll Learn What is the history of typography? What is the difference between a typeface and a… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Typography

How playing improvised music can train the ability to synthesize in design

Improv form #1. Drawing by Alexander Pryshyvalka (Instagram) My experience with Minsk Improvisers Orchestra I was always certain that only those who are trained in understanding musical notation and playing music instrument, are allowed to create music — only these special kinds of people are eligible to be called musicians. I’m not one of this special kind… Continue reading How playing improvised music can train the ability to synthesize in design

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

Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

It’s always interesting to watch how companies approach the building of their new products. During the market research phase, companies are trying to future-proof every detail to ensure it will be popular among users and bring more money to the company. Research methodologies and strategies have been improving since the beginning of the 20th century. Some… Continue reading Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

How to find your designer self — and understand how YOU approach design

How to find your designer self — And understand how YOU approach design We all know the feeling. The identity crisis that comes with being a designer is not easy to overcome. Somehow we are solving problems for others all the time, but when it comes to ourselves it feels impossible. The good news is you already have… Continue reading How to find your designer self — and understand how YOU approach design

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?)

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

What does your design cause?

What does your design cause which is undesirable or unintended or at odds with the design intent? How does one ask and answer these questions? In these next few posts I’m going to propose some ways of answering these questions that build up in complexity and propose some ways of thinking about causality and modeling… Continue reading What does your design cause?

2 Ways to Protect Your HTML Email Links (and Prevent SPAM)

In this tutorial we’ll describe two straightforward techniques for protecting HTML email links from being scraped by spammers. Although these techniques cannot guarantee full success, they’ll give you an extra layer of protection. Email Templates on Envato Elements Before we dive in, don’t forget that you can download unlimited email templates with your Envato Elements… Continue reading 2 Ways to Protect Your HTML Email Links (and Prevent SPAM)

33 Best WooCommerce Plugins (Free and Paid)

What is a WooCommerce Plugin? WooCommerce plugins are software packages that add entirely new functionality to your WooCommerce store or its existing core features. If you’re not entirely sure what WooCommerce is or whether you should use it, scroll to the bottom for an explanation and more learning resources. In this article we’ll look at the… Continue reading 33 Best WooCommerce Plugins (Free and Paid)

WooCommerce Shortcodes Cheatsheet

WordPress added support for shortcodes around 15 years ago. You can use shortcodes to easily add complicated functionality to your website which otherwise would have required you to write a lot of code yourself. Basically, shortcodes are short text snippets whose behavior depends on some more complicated code written in the back end. While WordPress… Continue reading WooCommerce Shortcodes Cheatsheet

How to Crop or Resize an Image With JavaScript

It’s very easy to show a resized or cropped version of an image on a website using CSS. However, this doesn’t change the original image data. What if you want to create an actual cropped or resized version of an image for your visitors or clients? We’ve already published a couple of tutorials on how… Continue reading How to Crop or Resize an Image With JavaScript

8 Best Free and Open-Source JavaScript Image Editors

The internet is filled with countless images uploaded by users. This is especially true for social media websites—and it is very rare for people to post original unedited images anywhere. It is also common to need to post images with a specific size or format. While there are a lot of full-fledged image editing apps… Continue reading 8 Best Free and Open-Source JavaScript Image Editors

Best WordPress Importer Plugins

Your WordPress website contains a lot of data like user and customer information, sales, posts, products, images, media, reviews, comments, and so much more.  Consider the following common situations you may have to deal with at some point:  migrating your WordPress website from one hosting platform to another transfering customer information including sales, orders,… Continue reading Best WordPress Importer Plugins

20 Best eCommerce Plugins for WordPress

WordPress does not come with built-in eCommerce capabilities. But it allows you to add eCommerce functionality so you can sell tangible products, digital products, or any kind of services and receive money for them on your website. To make this possible, there are a huge number of eCommerce plugins, both free and premium, that you… Continue reading 20 Best eCommerce Plugins for WordPress

How to Customize the WooCommerce Shop Page

People who have created WordPress websites know that there are different kinds of pages that you can create in WordPress. WooCommerce follows a somewhat similar structure. There are single product pages like single post pages and then there are archive type pages to show a list of products. The WooCommerce shop page falls in the… Continue reading How to Customize the WooCommerce Shop Page

How to Set Up WooCommerce Product Options

When it comes to online shopping, one size doesn’t always fit all.  Clothing stores are an obvious example. However, there are countless other eCommerce sites that sell variable products. The same laptop may be available in various screen sizes, or with different amounts of storage.  Even if you’re running a takeaway restaurant, a customer may… Continue reading How to Set Up WooCommerce Product Options

Customize a WooCommerce Product Page for Free

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Creating a fully functioning eCommerce store requires you to take care of a lot of big and small things. Any website that you create to sell products will have different types of pages to address different needs. Dedicated product pages are one such example. A product page… Continue reading Customize a WooCommerce Product Page for Free

How to Create a WooCommerce Product Table for Free

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} People set up an eCommerce store in the hope of selling as many of their products as possible. This requires a lot of work on your part—from choosing the right platform to promoting your store. Simply creating a store will not automatically bring in sales. You will… Continue reading How to Create a WooCommerce Product Table for Free

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

Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Design Web design trends don’t just appear out of the blue. They arise in response to people’s thinking in terms of their needs and comfort zones. We tend to welcome change, as long as its for the better and doesn’t create chaos during a transition from one condition to the… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

Social Media Tips to Skyrocket Your Marketing Strategy

So much of our lives have moved at least partially online, that it’s only natural for businesses to try to take advantage of the web to promote their services or products. With millions of people there, and amongst them your potential clients, social media is the place to be. However, even though people may find it… Continue reading Social Media Tips to Skyrocket Your Marketing Strategy