Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation Mental shortcuts and cognitive frameworks aren’t only useful in everyday judgments and problem-solving. When faced with creative challenges, we can also tap into our “design brain” to channel previously encountered ideas into our own work. At their core, design heuristics are the combination, exploration, or transformation of often already… Continue reading Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Build Your Site The Easy Way With TagDiv Newspaper

Ready to take your business online but not sure where to start? It’s a surprisingly simple process, made all the easier by the tagDiv Newspaper theme that can shoulder the burden of code, leaving you to be creative. Professional web designers normally begin with broad brushstrokes, roughly hewing a site, before finessing on the finer… Continue reading Build Your Site The Easy Way With TagDiv Newspaper

20 Best New Sites, June 2021

Ever since online stores first emerged they’ve faced one big challenge compared to their real world rivals; yes, it’s convenient to shop wherever, whenever you want, and delivery options permitting, buy from anyone anywhere in the world. But it’s a minimal experience compared to the fuller sensory experience of shopping in the real world. Online… Continue reading 20 Best New Sites, June 2021

Putting to the test Google’s plan to disrupt the university degree

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A UX design and ethical analysis of Google’s UX Design Professional Certificate Course. A screenshot of Google’s UX design course on Coursera I usually only binge-watch Netflix shows. But after reading about Google’s plan to disrupt the college degree, following an announcement from Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, on March 11… Continue reading Putting to the test Google’s plan to disrupt the university degree

Putting personal mastery back into Design Thinking

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In my previous article, How do we bridge the chasm between Design Thinking and Design Doing?, I looked at where and how design thinking skills and expertise should be located inside an organisation for maximum impact. In this article I would like to go beyond the how and into the… Continue reading Putting personal mastery back into Design Thinking

What are Breadcrumbs in WordPress?

In this tutorial I’m going to explain all you need to know to get started using breadcrumbs in WordPress. BreadCrumbs in WordPress Follow along with us over on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: BreadCrumb Plugins on CodeCanyon If you’re interested in what solutions are on offer from our community of coders, check out the premium WordPress… Continue reading What are Breadcrumbs in WordPress?

Why You Should Outsource A Boulder Website Design SEO Team For Your Business

We live in a digital world where the concept of marketing on traditional channels such as newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio is becoming rapidly obsolete. People are on their smartphones, laptops, and tablets to read, shop, and entertain themselves. That is why marketing online has now become crucial for companies. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is… Continue reading Why You Should Outsource A Boulder Website Design SEO Team For Your Business

How to Design Long-Form Content With Readability in Mind

The line between written content and visual content has become blurred in recent years. Copywriting and design are merging and the best brands are treating their blog posts and sales pages as powerful tools for branding. But the longer you make your content, the more challenging it is to do it well. Why Long-Form Content… Continue reading How to Design Long-Form Content With Readability in Mind

How to Build an Accordion Component With the CSS Checkbox Hack

What You’ll Be Creating In this short tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a CSS-only flexible accordion component by taking advantage of the “CSS checkbox hack technique”. Most importantly, our component will be fully responsive and its layout will switch between horizontal and vertical depending on the viewport size.  Along the way, we’ll discuss how… Continue reading How to Build an Accordion Component With the CSS Checkbox Hack

An Introduction to CSS-in-JS: Examples, Pros, and Cons

CSS-in-JS libraries provide us with a new approach for writing CSS. They aim to tackle the limitations of CSS, such as the lack of dynamic functionality, scoping, and portability. In spite of its advantages, CSS-in-JS is a controversial technology, as many developers ask if it’s worth further complicating front-end development.  This article intends to give… Continue reading An Introduction to CSS-in-JS: Examples, Pros, and Cons

How To Free Up And Unblock Your Creative Energy

Out of all the incredibly creative people, very few actually work in creative jobs. One of the best writers I know works for an accounting firm. A singer friend of mine works in HR at an insurance corporation. I can see just how fortunate I am to work in design and actually get to pursue… Continue reading How To Free Up And Unblock Your Creative Energy

Render Text and Shapes on Images in PHP

In the previous, we focused on loaded and manipulating images with PHP. We learned how to rotate, resize, scale or flip an image. We also learned about different filters and the convolution matrix. Those tutorials also covered some practical uses of the GD library like resizing all images in a directory or adding watermarks on multiple… Continue reading Render Text and Shapes on Images in PHP

Cinemagraphs in web design

If you read any of the countless web design trend reports that came out earlier this year, you likely read about the promise of large, hero-sized cinemagraphs placed prominently on homepages everywhere. So where are they? While a few fashion-forward companies are using them on their websites, the cinemagraph has been largely relegated to showcase… Continue reading Cinemagraphs in web design

All You Need to Know about Parallax Scrolling

Our generation has witnessed the evolution of website design in a major way. If you have been the child of the 1990s, you have experienced websites which were mostly text based. Based on the path of the table based sites and online page builders, flash designing, PHP and CSS, Java Scripts and Semantics, Web 2.0… Continue reading All You Need to Know about Parallax Scrolling

Get Your Content Strategy Out of the Drawer with Governance

All too often, strategies of every kind get stuck in a drawer—sometimes without being implemented or even reviewed after their initial creation and approval. One reason is that people forget the full definition “strategy,” which is a plan for achieving a prescribed outcome. The focus is often put on the desired outcome and not the… Continue reading Get Your Content Strategy Out of the Drawer with Governance