How to Create an Artistic Painting Effect in Affinity Photo

Today, we’ll be taking a look at how to create artistic painting effects in Affinity Photo. Affinity Photo may not have any dedicated artist effect filters, but it has more than enough amazing built-in tools that let you turn a photo into a painting or drawing. All without a drawing tablet! We are putting three… Continue reading How to Create an Artistic Painting Effect in Affinity Photo

15+ Best Figma Templates for UI and Web Designers

When creating a website or app, it’s essential to have a bunch of resources on hand to play with. That is, you don’t want to recycle the same old designs over and over again. Nor do you want to create the same designs everyone else is making – because they’re all working with the same… Continue reading 15+ Best Figma Templates for UI and Web Designers

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

200+ Best Color Paper Textures (Construction Paper Textures)

Color paper textures including construction paper textures from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver bring vibrancy to your design projects. Today we’ll look at 200+ of these textures. There is definitely something for you here. Just have a look! Unlimited Color Paper Textures at Envato Elements Download unlimited paper textures for your design projects from Envato Elements… Continue reading 200+ Best Color Paper Textures (Construction Paper Textures)

Wordle is a masterclass in product design simplicity

Some of the most fun I’ve had this year is playing Wordle with my friends and family. But I’m a product designer and a programmer, so as I played, I couldn’t help but notice some strange things about how it was constructed. I was right in the middle of making my own product School Morning Routine,… Continue reading Wordle is a masterclass in product design simplicity

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

What comes after customer-centricity?

Read this and get ready for it. For many years now, I’ve been fascinated by the timeline shown below and pondering what lies beyond the Age of the Customer. These days, I’ve got a pretty good idea about what’s next. The Age of the Customer timeline. Source: Forrester Research First, let’s unpack this timeline and understand how… Continue reading What comes after customer-centricity?

How to Remove Green Screen in Photoshop

Today we will be looking at how to remove green screen in Photoshop! Using only built-in auto-select tools and a few adjustment layers, you can perform a quick and simple background swap on any green screen photo. In a hurry? Swap backgrounds, automate your workflow, and chroma key in Photoshop using one of the thousands… Continue reading How to Remove Green Screen in Photoshop

January – May 2022 — Smashing Magazine

Quick summary ↬ What goes into creating a successful design system? How can you take your testing workflow to the next level? And what smart interface design patterns could help you enhance your UIs? Let’s figure it out. With our online workshops on front-end and UX. You might already know it: We regularly run friendly online… Continue reading January – May 2022 — Smashing Magazine

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

How To Design A Website With Security In Mind

There are billions of websites today as companies, small and large, seek online presence. However, this surge in website design and development is confronted by a rise in cyber attacks, prompting a need for cybersecurity. The sophistication of the internet can be rewarding; however, it can also be weaponized by hackers for illegal benefits. Your… Continue reading How To Design A Website With Security In Mind

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

The year might be coming to an end, but plenty of design trends are still beginning to emerge. It’ll be interesting to see how many of these website design elements remain popular into the new year. From vintage elements to circles to happier feelings, there’s a lot to play with here. Here’s what’s trending in… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

45+ Web Tools & Services That You Should Try

Find below 45 web tools and services that you should try. These solutions will help you save time and money, being the very best in their industries: – Low code development – WordPress themes and plugins – Website builders – Design blog that covers all the useful info about UI/UX design, branding, mobile and web… Continue reading 45+ Web Tools & Services That You Should Try

How to Create a Monogram Pattern

What You’ll Be Creating * { 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 the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a monogram in Illustrator using basic vector shapes. Once you’ve finished creating it, you will learn how to use it to create monogram background patterns. If you don’t have the time to learn… Continue reading How to Create a Monogram Pattern

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 Conduct Good User Research

Having reliable information about your users is essential for improving your business. Without this information, you’re making decisions based on assumptions rather than facts. It’s for this reason that the businesses that have the best user research tend to have the best results. In fact, a great number of companies report that using customer mapping results in a… Continue reading How to Conduct Good User Research

Cultivating Customer Confidence with UX

Businesses rely on designers to help them build the perfect relationship with visitors. After all, as much as companies may wish it wasn’t true, many consumers still judge a book by its cover. A website that fails to prioritize concepts like trust and transparency could instantly lose the confidence of its target audience.  As a… Continue reading Cultivating Customer Confidence with UX

Best Web-Design Tools and Websites for Students

0 Shares There are thousands of different career options for students, but one of the most popular and fastest-growing is in web design. By mastering technical coding and design skills, students can develop their creativity by making aesthetically pleasing and functional websites. While still in their freshman year of college, students can begin honing their… Continue reading Best Web-Design Tools and Websites for Students

Top 5 Web Design Hacks For Effective Healthcare Marketing

In the modern digital world, the first place where people who need medical attention search for healthcare providers is the internet. Even as patients secure appointments, they still look at the website for the hospital they’re scheduled to visit. As such, healthcare professionals who have poorly designed websites risk losing patients to those that have… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Hacks For Effective Healthcare Marketing

Top Visualization Elements on eCommerce Sites to Skyrocket Sales

Сustomers consume an insane amount of information every single hour, and it’s getting harder to retain their interest long enough to gain profit. Thus, the content of your online store needs to be qualitative, gripping, and, of course, visual. The thing is that it’s much simpler for a human to process visual data than text.… Continue reading Top Visualization Elements on eCommerce Sites to Skyrocket Sales

17 Things You Can Do To Improve Your SEO Ranking In 2021

There’s no shortcut to success when it comes to Google search results. That is unless you count pay-per-click advertising. While pay-to-play will shoot your site to the top of the SERP immediately, it’s not a sustainable strategy for maintaining your position there. So, you’re going to have to get serious about SEO. This guide will… Continue reading 17 Things You Can Do To Improve Your SEO Ranking In 2021

How to Prioritise Website Content for Your Next Project

A website can be as big as you want it to be. Or worryingly, as big as your stakeholders want it to be. For some organizations content production for websites is like a conveyor belt that’s always moving. There’s no limit to the amount of content that can be added and this presents challenges around… Continue reading How to Prioritise Website Content for Your Next Project

How to Use Android Studio?

Every app that you see on your phone is created on an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Android Studio is the official IDE for creating Android Apps. It is also the most used IDE and most apps that you use on your Android phone are created with Android Studio. Want to make your first Android app… Continue reading How to Use Android Studio?

Using the PHP Switch Statement

In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of the switch statement in PHP. Along with the syntax of the switch statement, we’ll also go through a couple of real-world examples to demonstrate how you can use it. What Is the Use of the Switch Statement? In PHP, the switch statement is considered as an alternative… Continue reading Using the PHP Switch Statement