Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

It’s always interesting to watch how companies approach the building of their new products. During the market research phase, companies are trying to future-proof every detail to ensure it will be popular among users and bring more money to the company. Research methodologies and strategies have been improving since the beginning of the 20th century. Some… Continue reading Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

How to Update UIkit Components

Here’s the demo page that we’re going to create to demonstrate things: Be sure to scroll down the page to notice how specific elements become sticky. As with other UIkit tutorials, familiarity with this framework will be beneficial to follow along. The Demo Project Our page will consist of the following sections: The header… Continue reading How to Update UIkit Components

10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Elementor Pro

Elementor is a powerful website builder plugin that anyone can use to build attractive, responsive websites without writing a single line of code. There’s a reason why the free Elementor plugin has over 5 million active installations and an average 4.5-star rating.  Like many freemium WordPress plugins, you can get by with the free version… Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Elementor Pro

Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move?

Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move? A few days back WhatsApp announced that it is launching Communities, one of its most anticipated features in recent times very soon. But is this really a good move by Meta? Here’s a brief post around it. That’s how Zuckerberg started his 452-word-long Facebook post announcing the launch of the… Continue reading Whatsapp Communities — Much needed or a bad move?

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new, to make some progress with a language I’ve been casually interested in for some time, and to document to process from a UX perspective. What went wrong? Not to be dramatic,… Continue reading I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

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 Customize Contact Form 7 for WordPress: Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

In the past, we’ve discussed different customizations of the WordPress Contact Form 7 (CF7) plugin. Today, we’ll learn how to build custom checkboxes and radio buttons with this plugin. Sound like a good exercise? Here are two animated images that show how these form elements will look after our custom styling: And here is a… Continue reading How to Customize Contact Form 7 for WordPress: Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

How to Create a HubSpot Email Signature

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} HubSpot is an invaluable marketing and managing assistant that you can use to improve your online business. It helps you analyze your website’s performance, manage your contacts, send marketing emails, boost sales, and more. In this tutorial I’ll explain how you can set your HubSpot email signature,… Continue reading How to Create a HubSpot Email Signature

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2021

Design trends on top of design trends. This theme of this month’s collection is trends that seem to build on each other. These examples use multiple trends listed here: hero typography, round buttons, and big branding. Here’s what’s trending in design this month… 1. Hero Typography Big, bold, and even unusual typography choices are the… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, October 2021

A Look at Its Impact on the Web

In the web design industry, it’s rare that a tool stays relevant for a decade or more. Things tend to change so quickly that the useful life of an app or framework usually isn’t very long. However, Twitter’s Bootstrap has defied those odds. Now in existence for over 10 years, the self-described “front-end open source… Continue reading A Look at Its Impact on the Web

3 Essential Design Trends, August 2021

Sometimes the designs that make the most impact do a lot of unexpected things and break some of the most tried and true rules of visual theory. Sometimes these design elements work brilliantly, and other times they are fleeting or fall flat. This month all of the examples here seem to break some conventional design… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, August 2021

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 Create Better Headlines?

Headlines for blog articles are, in most cases, the only opportunity to reach the consumer with our message. From the marketer’s pov, the ability to create them is therefore crucial. Therefore, it is worth knowing some patterns or tricks that will allow us to write better and attract readers more effectively. In this article, you’ll… Continue reading How To Create Better Headlines?

Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a recent professional experience, I was unexpectedly sent to Spain for a user test of a system I did not design with the promise of a translator. Once there, no translator. Nice. But the possibility of capturing the video of the faces of the users and their interactions with… Continue reading Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

24 Brilliant Shopify Store Designs

There are numerous brilliant Shopify store designs in the world.  Shopify, one of the most popular e-commerce platforms, is a go-to CMS for store owners and brand managers. The user-friendly management system, the customizability, the variety of design options, the thousands of themes – these are just some of the reasons why designers prefer offering… Continue reading 24 Brilliant Shopify Store Designs

Women in UX: Susan Kare

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Susan Kare rendered in the Macintosh rainbow by Daley Wilhelm Why women in UX? Ready for an utterly shocking statement? Prepare thyself: women are underrepresented in the tech sector. Oh… you already knew? I should have accounted for the fact that this is a well-documented phenomenon, the Pew Research Center reported that… Continue reading Women in UX: Susan Kare

Create Beautiful WordPress Pages with Optimized Images Using Elementor and ImageEngine

WordPress powers nearly 40% of all websites, thanks to its commitment to making publication possible for everyone, for free. Combined with premium plugins and themes, it’s possibly the ultimate tool for building attractive, unique, and feature-rich websites without any coding or design experience. However, you do pay the price for this experience, with WordPress and… Continue reading Create Beautiful WordPress Pages with Optimized Images Using Elementor and ImageEngine

WordPress Themes: 23 Best Responsive WP Themes

28 Shares Elegant, creative and multi-purpose best WordPress themes. Responsive themes built upon some fresh, modern and unique design. The User Experience is among the best and the interface will blow your and your customers’ minds. All WordPress themes comes with lots of useful and modern elements, blocks; you can kickstart your new websites with… Continue reading WordPress Themes: 23 Best Responsive WP Themes

10 Elements of Landing Pages That Convert

Landing pages are central to successful marketing campaigns; they allow you to target particular customers with particular solutions to particular problems. It’s easy to confuse what a landing page is because users “land” on many pages. When we talk about landing pages, we mean a page that is entirely dedicated to a particular type of… Continue reading 10 Elements of Landing Pages That Convert

How to Convert Bootstrap Pills (Tabs) Into a Dropdown Menu

In the past, we’ve discussed various Bootstrap 4 extensions. Today I’ll show you how to convert Bootstrap pills (tabs) into a dropdown. Most importantly we’ll keep both these components in sync. We’ll use pills for the desktop layout and a dropdown for mobile screens. Note: for this exercise, I’m going to use Bootstrap 4 latest… Continue reading How to Convert Bootstrap Pills (Tabs) Into a Dropdown Menu

3 Reasons Why You Should Monetize Your Website

February 3, 2021 by Spyre Studios Whether you started your website as a fun hobby or a way to support an exciting business venture, monetization may be on your mind more now than ever. Times are tough, and everyone’s looking for more ways to put money in their pocket. Luckily, your website is a goldmine… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Monetize Your Website

15 Clever Valentine’s Day Ad Designs

Ah, Valentine’s Day! Some love it, others don’t, but in the end, Valentine’s Day is still one of the most popular holidays all over the world. The approach of the world’s sweetest holiday is a great time for us to gather some inspiration and showcase a collection of the Web’s best Valentine’s Day advertisements. In Case… Continue reading 15 Clever Valentine’s Day Ad Designs

Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

In this tutorial, we’re going to review PDO CRUD—a form builder and database management tool. PDO CRUD helps you build forms for your database tables with just a few lines of code, making it quick and easy to bootstrap a database application. There are plenty of extensions available for database abstraction and specifically CRUD (create,… Continue reading Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool