The big flaw of social networks, and how to solve it

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A little more than two decades ago, the young web had a very big problem: Finding the “right” information and what you needed was very hard. In other words, back then, search engines sucked. And then came Google, with a single purpose, to show people what they need, when they need… Continue reading The big flaw of social networks, and how to solve it

Why UX Personas Matter in Web Design (+2 Persona Examples)

What’s the one thing that designers, coders, and writers all seek in unison? Besides an easy to work with clients, of course.  It’s clarity.  When achieved, it makes quick work of even the most daunting task. If absent, even a mind-numbingly menial job can break a seasoned professional down to tears.  It’s always a lack… Continue reading Why UX Personas Matter in Web Design (+2 Persona Examples)

A Collection Of 10 Well-Designed Wedding Websites

Okay — you have clients, and they need websites for their weddings — like, asap! How do you choose the best wedding website builder, though? Superb query. Well for starters: You want to use a wedding website building platform that saves you time, saves them money, cuts out uncalled for stress and effort, helps you… Continue reading A Collection Of 10 Well-Designed Wedding Websites

The Latest Research for Web Designers, April 2020

In today’s roundup of the latest research for web designers, we’re going to look at a variety of topics, from 2020 holiday shopping predictions to missed opportunities in SEO. Retail Experts Predict Huge Uptick in E-commerce Holiday Sales Shelley E. Kohan wrote a piece for Forbes entitled, “Coronavirus Fears May Drive U.S. E-Commerce Sales Beyond… Continue reading The Latest Research for Web Designers, April 2020

20 Creative WordPress Photo Gallery Themes for Simple Portfolio Sites 2020

Sometimes in life, you just want to keep things simple—and the same can be said for your web design. Perhaps you’re a photographer, designer, or illustrator looking to build your online portfolio and you want your work to do the talking. Luckily for you, there are plenty of simple WordPress gallery themes that do just… Continue reading 20 Creative WordPress Photo Gallery Themes for Simple Portfolio Sites 2020

How to Make a Digital Scrapbook Template

What You’ll Be Creating Want to know how to become a digital scrapbook designer? In this tutorial, we’ll walk through creating a digital scrapbook template, perfect for adapting into your own layouts and designs! Add your own photos, or mix it up and do something completely different! The only limit is your imagination. What You’ll… Continue reading How to Make a Digital Scrapbook Template

How to Create the Ultimate Social Media Listening Dashboard for Online Marketing

You can’t go wrong with social media marketing. Whether you’re a digital agency offering logo designs, SEO services, or even an ecommerce website, it pays to have your social media presence up and running and getting attention like a digital peacock. The only problem is, it can be challenging to pull this off with all… Continue reading How to Create the Ultimate Social Media Listening Dashboard for Online Marketing

Effective Examples of Useful Slide Out Panels and Sidebars

It should be noted that slide-out panels are indeed less accessible than fixed navigation options. They’re harder to discover and understand. Screen elements appearing and disappearing can confuse users and frustrate visitors. However, they’ve maintained their position as a consistently popular design choice, especially when screen space is limited, like on mobile devices. Their modularity… Continue reading Effective Examples of Useful Slide Out Panels and Sidebars

Find Geolocation of any IP Address in a Breeze with IP Geolocation API

IP Geolocation is the process of identifying and estimating the real geographic location of an IP address being used a computer connected by the internet. There could be a variety of reasons owing to which one would want to use IP geolocation services. Perhaps the purpose is to improve ecommerce conversion, or maybe one wants… Continue reading Find Geolocation of any IP Address in a Breeze with IP Geolocation API

A Collection Of 10 Well-Designed Wedding Websites

Okay — you have clients, and they need websites for their weddings — like, asap! How do you choose the best wedding website builder, though? Superb query. Well for starters: You want to use a wedding website building platform that saves you time, saves them money, cuts out uncalled for stress and effort, helps you… Continue reading A Collection Of 10 Well-Designed Wedding Websites

Which WordPress Website Builder Is for You? Try the #1 WordPress Theme Builder

Posted · Category: Tools Finding just the right WordPress website builder to fit you needs can take time. First, you must determine what it is you want. Then you must take the time to research what’s available. Your research may require the skills of a Sherlock Holmes since you often need to read between the… Continue reading Which WordPress Website Builder Is for You? Try the #1 WordPress Theme Builder

Enterprise UX Industry Report 2017-2018

By Speckyboy Editors on Jun 29 2017UX Driven by the consumerization of the enterprise, well-crafted UX is now a major competitive advantage for B2B products notorious for poor design. While many have reported on the overall role of design, few have investigated the new status quo for the multi-trillion dollar B2B space. Diving deep into… Continue reading Enterprise UX Industry Report 2017-2018

You can plan design sprints, but you can’t plan “insights” or “innovation”

Image via unsplash @firmbee The best stories tumble out of a customer’s mind when you are walking them out after an interview. When they are relaxed. When they have had time to introspect. When they don’t have to please you anymore. They come when you meander on to an unrelated topic. They come when people are… Continue reading You can plan design sprints, but you can’t plan “insights” or “innovation”

4 Beautifully Simple Homepage Designs

January 18, 2017 by Spyre Studios Every page on your website tells a story, but few say as much about the brand as the homepage. This is the portal to the rest of the online experience and sets the stage for what visitors think about your brand. That’s why it’s helpful to study what others… Continue reading 4 Beautifully Simple Homepage Designs

Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

In this tutorial we will create a somewhat sad and melancholic photo manipulation of a guy having a cloud pouring rain on him. We’ll create a custom brush and use a variety of both simple and advanced techniques. Let’s begin! Final Results Tutorial Resources Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document 2736×4892 px… Continue reading Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain