Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

The driving force behind my relentless mission to create digital fonts for Afrikan writing systems, one letter at a time. In this case study I’ll walk you through the process of designing a font for the Bassa Vah Alphabet. The name ‘Bassa’ and a Bassa proverb. Background Bassa language is spoken by about 600 000 Bassa… Continue reading Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

5 Best Comment Plugins for WordPress

An active comments area underneath each of your posts is a great way to increase the interaction on your website. Comments offer value to your content, show that your readers care about your site, and give visitors a reason to return. However, you must first make a space where your readers want to hang around… Continue reading 5 Best Comment Plugins for WordPress

7 Effective Tips To Help Make Your Logo Stand Out

29 Shares When it comes to a company’s logo, it is the ultimate symbol that represents a company. Hence, it needs to be just right and perfect. According to studies, more than 65% of the world’s population consists of visual learners, meaning they are more likely to remember the company’s logo rather than the name.… Continue reading 7 Effective Tips To Help Make Your Logo Stand Out

What is HubSpot?

In case you haven’t heard, HubSpot themes are now available on ThemeForest! Whether you’re new to HubSpot or are still honing your skills, read on for the ins and outs of the platform, including how it can help your business reach new heights.  What is HubSpot?  In a nutshell, HubSpot is inbound marketing and sales… Continue reading What is HubSpot?

How to start and manage design systems

[unable to retrieve full-text content] So you want to start your own design system? Congratulations! That means you reached the point where you have a set of components, behaviors, rules, and principles that are ready to be wrapped as a “north star” for the design, product, and dev teams on future implementations. No more simultaneously… Continue reading How to start and manage design systems

Top Video Marketing Trends of 2021 So Far

Video is everywhere online; hosting platforms like YouTube and Vimeo; social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, along with dedicated streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are all pumping out video content at a ferocious rate. And people are watching. In 2021 people are watching an average of 100 minutes of online… Continue reading Top Video Marketing Trends of 2021 So Far

Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Illustration by David Hall Designers should not be mere decorators, but have an understanding of language and microcopy, a crucial design skill, now more than ever. Look at these two images: Onboarding screen A and B The obvious difference between these two onboarding visuals is that option A is devoid of words and is… Continue reading Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

What Your B2M Website Is Forgetting When It Comes to Customer Reviews

People are much more likely to buy based on the recommendation of a peer. Even if they don’t know the person, and just read their online review, shoppers tend to trust those words more than any marketing message you can craft. You may not be quite certain of the best ways to showcase reviews on… Continue reading What Your B2M Website Is Forgetting When It Comes to Customer Reviews

What Is Expressive Typography?

In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to express emotion through typography by exploring the premise of expressive typography. These techniques can help you make stronger font choices and more communicative design choices, too. We’ll take a look at some expressive typography examples and explore how you can use these concepts in your own work. Soap Bubbles Photoshop… Continue reading What Is Expressive Typography?

How Website Localization Is Important to UX Design

Living in the digital world implies living by digital rules. And one of the most important digital rules commands us to organize our digital content in the most convenient and intuitive way for the user. In terms of business, the main idea of doing business in the digital world, i.e. the internet is to make… Continue reading How Website Localization Is Important to UX Design

You Won’t Win SEO With Hacks, Here Are 3 Winning SEO Strategies

The world of search engine optimization was born with all sorts of different hacks and shortcuts that many people use in an effort to grow their business. Knowing effective SEO tricks would be incredibly profitable, but unfortunately it’s not that easy This becomes evident as soon as you do a Google search about anything SEO-related,… Continue reading You Won’t Win SEO With Hacks, Here Are 3 Winning SEO Strategies

Rethinking the design of the race and ethnicity question on surveys

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Image courtesy of NASA via Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/Q1p7bh3SHj8 Note to readers: I wish I had more resources and funding to really do justice to a project like this. For the time being, however, this was just a design challenge born out of getting annoyed by race and ethnicity questions. This work… Continue reading Rethinking the design of the race and ethnicity question on surveys

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Website’s Bounce Rate

Bounce rate describes customers who visit your landing page and then bounce away before you convert them. You do not want to have a high bounce rate. If you are noticing a high bounce rate, you need a serious redesign. Your content marketing strategy is not working. The end goal is to get your customers to… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Website’s Bounce Rate

Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

When starting a new business (or even venturing into the world of freelancing for the first time), there are some really big, important steps you have to take. Step #1 is choosing the right business name for your brand identity. Your business name isn’t something you can casually choose either — especially if you have… Continue reading Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

How do the new iOS 14 accessibility features stack up?

This past week, Apple released iOS 14 which includes new features such as Widgets, Back Tap and the ability for VoiceControl and VoiceOver to be used at the same time. I thought this would be the perfect time to bring our mobile team together to explore these new features of iOS 14 as they relate… Continue reading How do the new iOS 14 accessibility features stack up?

Biggest Graphic Design Trends for 2020

2020 has rung in the new decade, and what a decade it has been so far! It has brought with it a new evolution of design within the graphic design world. Almost as if marking the start of a new era, new trends, ideas and looks have started appearing and making themselves seen and heard… Continue reading Biggest Graphic Design Trends for 2020

How To Act and Understand Accessibility Right Now

In recent history, the digital channel has extended it’s already dominant reach, even further. Whether its COVID-19, omnichannel strategy, mobile, or driven by user behavior and expectations, the digital channel is key for business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations. As organizations are investing more in digital channels, it’s important that accessibility is included. Not addressing accessibility can leave… Continue reading How To Act and Understand Accessibility Right Now

6 Beautiful In-Game Environments to Inspire You

There’s plenty of reasons why gamers love playing video games. However, the chance to explore beautiful and awe-inspiring places has to be right up there as among one of the biggest reasons why people get into gaming. For anyone looking for a new game to immerse themselves in, here are some of our favourite video… Continue reading 6 Beautiful In-Game Environments to Inspire You

How to use the new LogoMyWay Online Logo Maker

There was a time not too long ago when designing a logo for a new company was an expensive and time-consuming process that offered no guarantee of satisfaction. Today, though – thanks to the wide range of logo design tools and platforms available online – designing a great-looking, professional logo is now easier and more… Continue reading How to use the new LogoMyWay Online Logo Maker

7 Best Practices for a Coming Soon Page

A coming soon page is so much more than just a practical placeholder for your website. When implemented mindfully effectively, it can serve as a launch pad for the entire online presence of your business. By utilizing some of these practices, your business can take off with enough momentum to escape the internet’s gravitational pull.… Continue reading 7 Best Practices for a Coming Soon Page

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2019

This month’s collection of design trends focuses on a bit of a slow burn – design techniques that appeal to millennials (maybe) and Generation Z. Gen-Zers are those born between 1997 and 2012, meaning part of this generation is in grade school. This generation is impacting design trends already because they are the most digital… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, September 2019

How to Choose a Software Development Company For a Startup?

An idea. This is what every great project starts from. An idea is essential, but you won’t go far if you don’t know how to turn it into a real product. If a startup founder lacks the necessary expertise but doesn’t want to give up the idea, there are three possible ways out: – Learn… Continue reading How to Choose a Software Development Company For a Startup?

Review the Hoverwatch Phone Tracker

You can track a smartphone using phone tracker free because technology has made great strides to make it easy to get everything done. It is possible to track a smartphone whether it is Android and iPhone. There are quite a few phone trackers. We will review Hoverwatch phone tracking app here. What are spyware programs? Spyware programs… Continue reading Review the Hoverwatch Phone Tracker