How playing improvised music can train the ability to synthesize in design

Improv form #1. Drawing by Alexander Pryshyvalka (Instagram) My experience with Minsk Improvisers Orchestra I was always certain that only those who are trained in understanding musical notation and playing music instrument, are allowed to create music — only these special kinds of people are eligible to be called musicians. I’m not one of this special kind… Continue reading How playing improvised music can train the ability to synthesize in design

Trends and Movements (isms) in Web Design You Should Know

In web design nowadays we’re quick to assign an “ism” to any passing trend. But no matter how arbitrary or fleeting they are, these isms can be important to understand.  “Isms” in the art and design world come from artistic movements; styles and philosophies practiced by a group of artists and designers, usually with a… Continue reading Trends and Movements (isms) in Web Design You Should Know

3 practical uses of the UUP UX metric

Measuring perceptions and acting on findings. Early in 2019 I wrote, UX Metrics: Why not measure aesthetics? Extending proven user experience measures to account for aesthetic usability effect, which introduced UUP or “up score”. It received more attention than I expected, which spawned exchanges with other designers. Many were about ways to apply the UUP… Continue reading 3 practical uses of the UUP UX metric

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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

Guide to Serif Fonts

Welcome to the ultimate guide to serif fonts! Whether you’re new to the subject or a bit more experienced, this guide will help you out. We’ll start by explaining what a serif font is and when you’d want to use one, and then we’ll look at some different types of serif fonts and introduce you… Continue reading Guide to Serif Fonts

Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

The world runs on code. Nearly every single aspect of our lives is in some way, shape, or form handled by code. It may be hidden and running behind the scenes, but it is ever-present in our daily activities. Waking in the morning thanks to our alarm clock or phone app, consuming news and media… Continue reading Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

2 Ways to Protect Your HTML Email Links (and Prevent SPAM)

In this tutorial we’ll describe two straightforward techniques for protecting HTML email links from being scraped by spammers. Although these techniques cannot guarantee full success, they’ll give you an extra layer of protection. Email Templates on Envato Elements Before we dive in, don’t forget that you can download unlimited email templates with your Envato Elements… Continue reading 2 Ways to Protect Your HTML Email Links (and Prevent SPAM)

10+ Best Themes for Shopify Automotive Stores 2022

If you wish to create an automotive shop online, there are several factors you need to consider before you begin. For starters, you need to think about the types of products you want to sell and how you wish to present them to your customers. You also need to think about the features you want… Continue reading 10+ Best Themes for Shopify Automotive Stores 2022

The Best WordPress Multilingual Plugins Compared

Do you want to offer your website content in more than one language and reach a wider customer base, including international customers? The best way to offer a personalized and localized customer experience is through users’ native language. You can reach audiences in languages they speak, even if you do not know a single word… Continue reading The Best WordPress Multilingual Plugins Compared

8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

Do you want to add a forum to your WooCommerce website? Forums can create a high level of engagement for users of your site.  Example of forums include:  question and answer platforms discussion boards peer to peer support, especially for software  To add a forum to your website you will need a… Continue reading 8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

How to Make a Y2K Art Collage in Photoshop

Today we’ll be recreating the Y2K art style using 3D assets and vibrant color grades! We’ll be learning how to create a collage in Photoshop that focuses more on using Y2K-inspired graphics, as opposed to photo-realistic realism. We want the Y2K aesthetic pink trees to look fake and the environment to pop! In a hurry?… Continue reading How to Make a Y2K Art Collage in Photoshop

30 Web Development Best Practices for Beginners

There is a lot to learn as a web developer. For starters, the syntax of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and how these fundamental web languages work together. However, on top of that you need to learn how to code well: how to use the web technologies like a professional, to create efficient, maintainable, and scalable… Continue reading 30 Web Development Best Practices for Beginners

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 Use assert() in PHP

* { 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 this article, I’ll teach you about the assert() function in PHP. I will teach you what exactly it is, how it works, and the right context to use it in your code. Along the way, I’ll use simple example code snippets that will help you to… Continue reading How to Use assert() in PHP

Read a CSV to Array in PHP

* { 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 this post, I’ll show you how to use PHP’s built-in functions to read and print the contents of a CSV file and convert it into an array. We’ll use fopen() and fgetcsv() to read the contents of a CSV file, then we’ll convert it into an… Continue reading Read a CSV to Array in PHP

Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

Posted · Category: Best Collections, Design Web design trends don’t just appear out of the blue. They arise in response to people’s thinking in terms of their needs and comfort zones. We tend to welcome change, as long as its for the better and doesn’t create chaos during a transition from one condition to the… Continue reading Top 5 Web Design Trends That Will Stick in 2022

15 Best New Fonts, December 2021

Are you tired of using the same old Google fonts from website to website? You’re in luck! In this month’s roundup of the best new fonts, we’re showcasing the latest and greatest fonts from independent type foundries and designers worldwide.   Astronef Super Astronef Super is a retro-futuristic font collection with seven styles that are… Continue reading 15 Best New Fonts, December 2021

10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

November 22, 2021 by Veronika The retro style has once again overtaken the design industry for its elegant look and timeless feel. Creating a retro website is much harder than designing a site with a minimalist look as it requires the placement of a lot more additional elements than what we’re used to. Retro websites… Continue reading 10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

Exciting New Tools For Designers, November 2021

With the holidays fast approaching, there are plenty of fun gifts for you in this roundup of new tools and resources for web designers. Make sure to share anything you find helpful with others to spread additional holiday cheer. Here’s what is new for designers this month…   Volley Volley, billing itself as Snapchat for… Continue reading Exciting New Tools For Designers, November 2021

45 Best Bakery Templates (Brochures, Flyers, Logos, and More)

If you’re opening a bakery, you’re going to need loads of resources like brochures, flyers, and menus to promote your business successfully.  You can find a wonderful collection of bakery brochure ideas at Envato Elements. Today we will showcase 45 of the best templates you can find there. Unlimited Bakery Template Downloads at Envato Elements… Continue reading 45 Best Bakery Templates (Brochures, Flyers, Logos, and More)

21 New Free Fonts

23 Shares New list of fresh fonts for stylish and modern heading and headlines. There are twenty one new free fonts available for commercial use. These fonts are perfectly fits for Logo, Branding, Packaging, T-shirt, or any design with a stand out or big typography. The following fonts are ideal to make an attractive design… Continue reading 21 New Free Fonts

Top Tips on Picking the Best Fonts for T-Shirt Designs (With Examples)

T-shirts are one of those clothing items we can never get enough of, and that makes them a great vehicle for self-expression and advertising.  Top Tips on Picking the Best Fonts for T-Shirt Designs If you want to create your very own T-shirt design to support a cause, make people laugh, or promote a service,… Continue reading Top Tips on Picking the Best Fonts for T-Shirt Designs (With Examples)

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2021

Do you ever get bored with design projects? Feel like you keep designing the same things on repeat? This collection of trends – from fun angles to illustrations where you wouldn’t expect them to cool three-dimensional concepts – is sure to help you think a little more out of the box. It might be just… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, September 2021