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

Persona permutations, name signs, iPhone and Hick’s law, typography tips

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “This book is incredibly popular, so I guess this article won’t be. But let me tell you why, after reading this book, not once, but twice, I’m shocked it’s still appearing in (almost) every designer’s reading list. Here’s the story of a book that didn’t age well.” Why designers should… Continue reading Persona permutations, name signs, iPhone and Hick’s law, typography tips

Stop your scare tactics with accessibility lawsuits — use honey, not vinegar

Convincing stakeholders by warning of accessibility litigation is not the way to go. Daniel Berryhill 1 day ago·7 min read Photo by javier kober on Unsplash If you’re trying to convince stakeholders they need to prioritize accessibility, it’s best not to make an enemy in the process. There is no shortage of very costly accessibility… Continue reading Stop your scare tactics with accessibility lawsuits — use honey, not vinegar

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I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

Do you struggle with a simple circle from the first step of every tutorial? Do your straight lines keep bending, no matter how hard you try? Do you seem to be unable to draw two points with a given distance between? Do your pictures look wrong even after repeating carefully every single step from a… Continue reading I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

5 Easy Hacks for Designers to Boost Their Personal Brand

Stop procrastinating and get unstuck with these tips to enhance your branding and attract clients. You’re a busy freelance designer. You’re always hustling hard to make sure that your clients are taken care of — a bit too hard, in fact. You consistently deliver amazing design work for your clients, but you’ve been procrastinating on investing… Continue reading 5 Easy Hacks for Designers to Boost Their Personal Brand

Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Gothic Script

In this “Mastering Calligraphy” lesson, we’ll be learning what is by far the hardest font but also the most impressive: Gothic Script. This font is a bit different than the others because it’s made up of so many small strokes. However, the letters are very similar in construction so once you have a few down,… Continue reading Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Gothic Script

InVision hype, card game in Figma, how to estimate design work

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Your weekly list of curated design resources, brought to you by your friends at the UX Collective. Things were still good on the InVision train, at least for us designers. But for InVision, the writing was on the wall. Or, it should have been. These new design tools were a… Continue reading InVision hype, card game in Figma, how to estimate design work

Best Hand Lettering Quotes For Inspiration

74 Shares Beautiful hand lettering motivational and inspiring quotes. I love hand lettering typography design and today shared some of the amazing handmade lettering designs for quote lovers.  Lettering motivational, inspirational quotes and thoughts that can give you strength and power to work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. In… Continue reading Best Hand Lettering Quotes For Inspiration

How to Disable (Turn Off), Close and Delete Comments in WordPress

Comments can be a valuable addition to your WordPress website. A lively comment section can create a sense of community that encourages one-time visitors to keep coming back for more, and checking the comments can provide you with valuable feedback and ideas for future content. Search engines also index comments, so a thriving comment section… Continue reading How to Disable (Turn Off), Close and Delete Comments in WordPress

20 Best Membership Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Do you want to start earning money from your WordPress website? There are lots of ways that you can turn your site into an additional revenue stream, but many of these options revolve around one-off payments. You could build an online store, sell advertising space, or fill your website with affiliate links—or you could sell membership subscriptions that’ll guarantee… Continue reading 20 Best Membership Plugins for Your WordPress Site

How to Make a Photoshop Vignette Effect Action

What You’ll Be Creating In this beginner’s tutorial, we’ll take a look at some Photoshop action basics and create a customizable vignette action—ready to use and adapt in any way you like! So grab your favorite photograph, and let’s get creating! What You’ll Need You’ll need the following assets in order to complete this project:… Continue reading How to Make a Photoshop Vignette Effect Action

What’s New for Designers, September 2019

While there aren’t as many new tools out there to play with right now, the ones available are a lot of fun. From tools to help speed up workflows and manage productivity, to creative gamification and funky typefaces, these new tools for designers will make you want to stick to your desk. Here’s what new… Continue reading What’s New for Designers, September 2019

Webdesign: Inspire Yourself with Modern Web UI/UX Designs

Inspire yourself with professionally designed websites. In this web design showcase, we’re picked up 36 examples of modern Web UI Designs with Amazing UX. You may read: 10 Important Rules to Make Creative Website Design. In past few years web design trend improvements very amazingly and growing up too fast like flat design and retro/vintage effect, big background, video with sound… Continue reading Webdesign: Inspire Yourself with Modern Web UI/UX Designs

35 Modern Web UI Design Examples with Amazing UX

Beautiful website design showcase with amazing WEB UI and UX. Today we’re picked up 35 professionally designed Websites with modern UI/UX for inspiration. Now a day designers used script typography with simple and clean HD backgrounds in website designing to get visitors attention. Web Designers and Developers must follow the new design trends. Creative ideas and modern trends… Continue reading 35 Modern Web UI Design Examples with Amazing UX

How to Make a Business Brochure in InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a business brochure with a clean, corporate style in Adobe InDesign. Business brochure templates are quick and simple to put together in InDesign, and can be easily adapted with your own text and images.  This eight-page brochure design has a clean and modern… Continue reading How to Make a Business Brochure in InDesign

Stop asking for/providing multiple solutions

To be fair, this trend is fortunately declining, but especially with small clients or in some particular environment, the thing is still happening. In most cases it’s better to focus on THE BEST solution possible, rather than diluting the effort to pursue more than one.I’m not saying to follow blindly only one option and ignore… Continue reading Stop asking for/providing multiple solutions

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Stop ‘delivering’ software with Agile — it doesn’t work

When either of these 2 things happen, maybe your best talent starts to leave the organisation. Maybe your product fails to create change for its customers and you stop growing/start shrinking. Maybe your org decides that this ‘Agile’ thing isn’t really for them and moves back to Waterfall. Agile fails because its our belief that… Continue reading Stop ‘delivering’ software with Agile — it doesn’t work

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Stop blaming your digital tools for your problems

Jira, Trello, Basecamp, Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Jenkins, Google Analytics — I could go on, but no matter the tool or how good it is there will always be a problem with it. Your tools are not the problem, your reliance and attitude towards them is. I’ve seen so many teams complain that “Jira doesn’t let me do this”… Continue reading Stop blaming your digital tools for your problems

9 Crucial Tips To Help You Stop Procrastinating Now

The freelance designer has a job that many people envy. Being able to work from home or anywhere with an internet connection, having flexibility with working hours, avoiding a rush hour commute, and being able to wear whatever you want to work are some serious perks. However, working independently and working from home brings plenty… Continue reading 9 Crucial Tips To Help You Stop Procrastinating Now

13 Ways to Stop Clients making Too Many Revisions

It can be a designer’s dilemma when clients won’t stop asking for repeated revisions. When we design for our clients we want them to be happy with the result, but sometimes they can go too far and can make our lives a living hell. When we start out as designers, we rarely take into the… Continue reading 13 Ways to Stop Clients making Too Many Revisions