A Beginner’s Guide to the Character Panel in Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Adobe Illustrator’s Character panel. You can read this detailed written guide, and additionally, you can follow this new video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: What You’ll Learn in This Character Panel Illustrator Tutorial How to open the Character panel in Illustrator … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the Character Panel in Illustrator

Gestalt psicology for dataviz

Understanding why specific data visualization techniques work better than others may not be so simple. Visual Pattern — Credits: Omar Flores on Unsplash We easily perceive a design that catches our attention, or elements that are out of place, but then we hardly know how to identify and evaluate them accurately, almost as if their effect acts at the… Continue reading Gestalt psicology for dataviz

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

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

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

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?

Best UX Research Repositories for 2022

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Trying to make sure your product, app, website, and/or designs meet the needs of your target audience is of course essential to success. These days, there are loads of tools to help you test your assumptions against your users to see which elements are working and which… Continue reading Best UX Research Repositories for 2022

I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Breaking into UX may not be as straightforward as you may think Whenever people talk about career switching, securing full-time jobs usually come To mind. This was exactly what I thought when I signed up for a UX course a year ago. However, is breaking into UX really that easy? I’d… Continue reading I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

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

How to Send Serverless Emails With Node.js

If you are running a Jamstack architecture, sometimes you will require additional functionality like sending transactional emails to your users. Sending emails requires a server, so you can make a simple serverless service with an endpoint that takes a few fields and sends off an email. It’s an excellent alternative that doesn’t require the maintenance… Continue reading How to Send Serverless Emails With Node.js

How to Generate APK and Signed APK Files in Android Studio

Android Studio allows you to create two kinds of APK files. First are the debug APK files that are generated solely for testing purposes. They will run on your Android mobile. However, they cannot be uploaded to the Play Store or made available to the public. Secondly, you can generate signed APK files. Signed APK… Continue reading How to Generate APK and Signed APK Files in Android Studio

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 Curve Text in Affinity Designer

What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps, you will learn how to curve text in Affinity Designer. We’ll use this simple badge design to exemplify all the techniques that you can use to edit and stylize curved text in Affinity Designer. Once you’ve learned how to curve text in Affinity Designer, you can take… Continue reading How to Curve Text in Affinity Designer

How to React to Touch Events in Flutter

Almost every app will need some sort of user input. Usually, your app will need to respond to touch events. This is a small guide to touch events, especially for starting Flutter developers. When it comes to gesture recognition and reaction to touch events, Flutter offers incredible widgets for new developers. You can make any… Continue reading How to React to Touch Events in Flutter

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!

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

PHP Superglobals Explained—With Cheatsheet

In this post, I’ll give you a cheatsheet quick reference to all the PHP superglobal variables available in PHP. What Is a Superglobal Variable? Let’s have a look at the definition of superglobal variables. Superglobals are built-in variables that are always available in all scopes. Whether you are a seasoned PHP developer or a novice… Continue reading PHP Superglobals Explained—With Cheatsheet

How to Use cURL in PHP

Today, we’re going to explore the cURL extension in PHP which allows you to make HTTP requests from your code. Often you need to communicate with external websites in your day-to-day PHP development. Whether it’s calling third party REST APIs to fetch data or downloading resources from the external website, you want a library which… Continue reading How to Use cURL in PHP

A to Z of Illustrator: Tips, Tricks, & Hacks!

Get ready for some rapid-fire tips and tricks on how to use Adobe Illustrator! In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at 26 tips, tricks, and hacks, from A to Z. For all the featured images and resources, check out Envato Elements! With one subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to assets such as graphics, video templates,… Continue reading A to Z of Illustrator: Tips, Tricks, & Hacks!

How to Work With Cookies in PHP

You might have heard about cookies, but what exactly are they and what can we actually do with them? In this tutorial, we will focus on the basics of cookies, and learn about their functionality in various web applications and site environments. We will also learn how to work with cookies in PHP. Cookies vs… Continue reading How to Work With Cookies in PHP

The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of design debt

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The first part of the ‘Design Debt 101’ series. The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of design debt Monday afternoon. Kick-off meeting. This new project looks very promising, you may have discovered a niche no one knew about. It turns out, you need notifications. “Great! We have a notification system. It shouldn’t be an… Continue reading The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of design debt

How to Create a Thumbnail Image in PHP

Today, we’ll discuss how you could create thumbnail images in PHP with the help of the GD library. When you’re working on projects that are related to media, more often than not you will need to create thumbnails from the original images. Also, if you’ve enabled image uploads on your website, it’s essential that you… Continue reading How to Create a Thumbnail Image in PHP

How to Paginate Data With PHP

I can remember years ago, when I first began coding in PHP and MySQL, how excited I was the first time I got information from a database to show up in a web browser. For someone who had little database and programming knowledge, seeing those table rows show up onscreen based on the code I… Continue reading How to Paginate Data With PHP