AI UX-Design Tools Are Not Ready for Primetime: Status Update

Summary:  Our research and evaluation shows that there are currently few design-specific AI tools that meaningfully enhance UX design workflows. AI tools won’t be replacing UX designers any time soon. Currently available LLM-based tools are not shortcutting steps in the design process just yet. Our Study There’s so much marketing hype around AI that it’s… Continue reading AI UX-Design Tools Are Not Ready for Primetime: Status Update

Basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing

This article will introduce you to the basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing. We will explain why you should conduct such testing, how to prepare tasks, or how to recruit the right participants. You are currently reading one of our 101s. This blog introduces you to the basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing. If you… Continue reading Basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing

15 Great Tools & Resources for Designers & Agencies in 2024

Posted · Category: Design, Tools It’s 2024 and the number of web design resources and tools on the market seems overwhelming. That’s good news since you need the right tools and resources to come up with competitive designs. The bad news is, rather than sifting through thousands of products to get the ones that best… Continue reading 15 Great Tools & Resources for Designers & Agencies in 2024

Layouts in Astro — SitePoint

This introduction to layouts in Astro is excepted from Unleashing the Power of Astro, available now on SitePoint Premium. While each .astro page (route) has the potential to contain a fully-fledged HTML document, it’s inefficient to duplicate that structure, especially when certain elements—such as <meta> and <title> elements—may vary depending on the currently viewed page.… Continue reading Layouts in Astro — SitePoint

Layouts in Astro — SitePoint

This introduction to layouts in Astro is excepted from Unleashing the Power of Astro, available now on SitePoint Premium. While each .astro page (route) has the potential to contain a fully-fledged HTML document, it’s inefficient to duplicate that structure, especially when certain elements—such as <meta> and <title> elements—may vary depending on the currently viewed page.… Continue reading Layouts in Astro — SitePoint

Crafting an effective design system strategy

How to build a strategy, not a roadmap A design system is a product. A product that solves concrete tasks: ensuring consistency reducing development time and much more Most often, the main reason to create a new product is that you want it to be different from the existing ones on the market. After all, why waste time… Continue reading Crafting an effective design system strategy

25 Best Free New Years PowerPoint PPT Templates for 2024

It’s that time of the year again. We start counting down the days in anticipation of the new year.  Are you tasked to make a presentation for the upcoming New Years event? We’ll look at some New Year template to help you on this mission.  Happy New Years PowerPoint Template, a premium file from Envato… Continue reading 25 Best Free New Years PowerPoint PPT Templates for 2024

6 Smartphone Overhead Tripods for Perfect Top-Down Videos

If you’re into food blogging or product photography, capturing the perfect shot often means shooting from above. Overhead photography brings focus to your subject by eliminating extra dimensions. But, snapping those perfect 90-degree overhead shots isn’t always straightforward, especially when using a smartphone. To nail those top-down photos, you need a reliable overhead tripod. While… Continue reading 6 Smartphone Overhead Tripods for Perfect Top-Down Videos

Designing for accessibility beyond compliance

Companies approach accessibility as a checklist of standards — but a client with disabilities showed me how to think beyond compliance. Source: Photo by Marcus Aurelius During my time volunteering at Neil Squire Society, and helping Hunter, a client with disabilities, be more comfortable using a computer, I learned a lot about how to better design from three… Continue reading Designing for accessibility beyond compliance

Enhancing Accessibility with AI and ML

There has been a lot of buzz recently about Artificial Intelligence, with some people speculating that we are approaching the long-awaited AI revolution. This hype has been chiefly generated by recent advanced algorithms powering ChatGPT and other language-related models. While I believe that these models are still a far cry from general AI (AI which… Continue reading Enhancing Accessibility with AI and ML

How to create a color ramp used in design systems

Whether you’re a brand designer putting the finishing touches on a color palette or a product designer laying the foundational work for a design system, I will walk you through how to create color ramps utilized in design systems. If you’re new to creating color palettes for digital spaces, check out my previous article, Color for… Continue reading How to create a color ramp used in design systems

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2023

Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Monochrome Color Schemes One-color design patterns can be beautiful and somewhat enchanting. With tints and tones of the same base color, there is a certain elegance that comes with a monochrome color scheme. Designers who have worked with color in this way know that while the end result may look… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, September 2023

How to Optimize UX Design for Screen Readers

Achieving digital accessibility and optimizing your platform for screen readers, can be a strategic decision with multifaceted benefits. Not only does it reflect empathy and inclusivity for visually impaired users, but it also potentially expands your audience and the reach of your message. Let’s delve into the importance of UX design for screen readers, practical… Continue reading How to Optimize UX Design for Screen Readers

An Introductory Guide to Understanding Cognitive Disabilities

“For most people, technology makes things easier. But for people with disabilities, technology makes things possible” – Mary Pat Radabaugh By Glenda Sims and Jennie Delisi Think about the last time you hit “Snooze” on your phone’s alarm. Do you even remember pressing the button? Chances are you successfully went back to sleep for another… Continue reading An Introductory Guide to Understanding Cognitive Disabilities

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2023

That’s a big part of the reason so many designers are stripping down menus to more minimal styles. (Plus, it can create a cleaner, more sleek overall design.) Here’s what’s trending in design this month – and it is all about navigation. 1. Pop-Out Navigation There’s an obvious connection to mobile-friendliness here – website designs that use… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, June 2023

We Tested the Latest Figma Updates (Little Big Updates April 2023)

There are 32 new mind-blowing Figma updates which will change the way you work. I’m going to show you 20 of the most recent updates related to text, images, components and libraries, prototypes, and quality of life! For example, now you can resize images and they’ll snap to the perfect aspect ratio. You can take… Continue reading We Tested the Latest Figma Updates (Little Big Updates April 2023)

How a chef with no customers built one of the world’s top restaurants

The answer? Serve soup made out of soil. A brilliant lesson in brand strategy. Soup of the Soil | Photo: Narisawa As a professional in the creative industry, I find the world of chefs and cuisines directly relevant to what I do—brand strategy and creative direction. Being a chef, especially a gastronomy chef, is a… Continue reading How a chef with no customers built one of the world’s top restaurants

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How to Start With a Blank Design in WordPress

A blank design allows us to start afresh and customize our website to fit our exact needs and preferences. Starting from scratch gives us more control over the design and layout of our website because we get to choose exactly what elements to include and how they should be placed. Starting with a blank slate… Continue reading How to Start With a Blank Design in WordPress

The role of grid systems in graphic design

Grid System: Vertical and horizontal lines grid. What is a grid system? The vertical and horizontal axes are divided in proportion to the coordinate system. In graphic design, the grid is used to control the font and image position layout design matrix, which has an important role in Mesh design, in different periods and geographical, people have… Continue reading The role of grid systems in graphic design

5 Web Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2023

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Design The beginning of a new year is typically a time when we plan to find ways to make life a little better. The same applies to web designers who look for new and better ways to make their designs more engaging and productive. In this post we will look… Continue reading 5 Web Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2023

Sketchy Pencil Effect with Three.js Post-Processing

From our sponsor: Get suggestions for improving your content, targeting, and marketing automations to help you increase revenue. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a sketchy, pencil effect using Three.js post-processing. We’ll go through the steps for creating a custom post-processing render pass, implementing edge detection in WebGL, re-rendering the normal buffer… Continue reading Sketchy Pencil Effect with Three.js Post-Processing

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

10 Best Exit Intent Popup Plugins for WordPress

Are you having trouble keeping visitors on your website? Do you want to boost your conversions and sales? ConvertPlus is one of the many high quality exit-intent WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon. Keep website visitors on your website and grow your business with exit intent WordPress plugins. These plugins will quickly improve your retention, sales, or… Continue reading 10 Best Exit Intent Popup Plugins for WordPress

Make Smooth Transitions with Easing in Figma and After Effects

I love creating smooth transitions in Figma, both for concepts and final designs. But for extra finesse and control over easing types, you should export from Figma into Adobe After Effects and finish the job there—let me show you! Smooth(er) Transitions in Figma and Adobe After Effects Smooth transitions in apps and websites are where… Continue reading Make Smooth Transitions with Easing in Figma and After Effects