Sometimes, it’s the unexpected features that make WordPress so powerful. Those little things that you didn’t know you need can end up having a big impact. WordPress 6.1 has brought about one of these hidden gems: the ability to use block template parts within a classic theme. It takes the capabilities of block themes and… Continue reading How to Use Block Template Parts in a Classic WordPress Theme
Answering trans people’s needs online can create a safer digital environment and lead to a more diverse workforce in Tech. Breaking news: design can help do it. This article is issued from “The great absentee: the trans community in our digital products” conference, held in French by Christopher De Paola and me at “Paris Web 2022”… Continue reading Building inclusive products for trans people
In the “Back to basics” series, I would like to rediscover the content of the textbooks I read at the beginning of my industrial design studies. I am a supporter of wise (prudent) use of the achievements of the predecessors, which is why I re-read these valuable, twentieth-century books on design and try to extract… Continue reading What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?
Disentangling a well-known “fact” about emails. There’s a lot of “received wisdom” kicking about on the internet — ideas and “facts” which are essentially presented without question on the basis of “ he said it, so it must be true”. This afflicts many fields, and sustainability is no exception. One common example is that “sending an email generates… Continue reading 4g CO2 per email—really?
Welcome to our guide to the best new websites this month. If subtle, minimal sites are your thing, either look away now or prepare to have your preconceptions challenged because this month, we are going maximalist. Lots of elements fill up the screen, lots of color, lots of big fonts, lots of illustration, and plenty… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, July 2022
Whether you’re a professional designer or simply like to dabble, Figma is a fantastic platform for creating websites and apps for a wide variety of purposes. Where this tool really shines is in creating dashboards and user-interfaces for said websites and apps. With that in mind, we’ve taken the time to put together a collection… Continue reading 20+ Best Dashboard UI Kits for Figma 2022
The case for authenticating humans, reclaiming our identities, and defending against the coming swarm of bots. It’s 2022 and we are living in the opening scene of a dystopian Black Mirror episode. The line between what is real and what is fake has already blurred. The line between who is real and who is fake is now… Continue reading I’m not a robot (but, are you?)
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
What makes the Lato typeface such a popular font for designers? In this article, we will learn a little about Lato and its font history and introduce you to some Lato font alternatives, as well as a selection of font pairing choices. Check out Arthura, an alternative font choice to Lato from Envato Elements History… Continue reading 15 Fonts Similar to Lato (& Pairing Examples!)
What is the definition of a font? What is the difference between a font and a typeface? These are some of the questions we will be seeking to answer today before sharing our top ten favourite examples of fonts from Envato Elements. What Is a Font? A font is a set of text characters, numbers,… Continue reading What is a Font?
Consider the following scenario: you have a WordPress blog with hundreds of posts. On your blog archive page, six posts appear at a time. Of course, there’s pagination for moving between older and newer posts. But what if you want to give users the option to choose the number of posts they want to display… Continue reading How to Let Users Dynamically Change the Number of Posts per Page in WordPress
Improve the adoption of your design system through components flexibility Thumbnail of Cosmos Design System ❤ This is not a recipe for success or a know-it-all article. Here I’m focusing on the most constant and significant challenge when building design systems — reaching a balance and compromising between flexibility and rigidity of components standards. The components in the… Continue reading Why designers don’t use your design system
Starting an online shop is a great way to make money without dealing with shipping and stocking fees. And if you already have a brick-and-mortar store, going online will help you expand your customer base. Creating an online store is easy with WordPress and an eCommerce WordPress theme. These themes have professional features that make… Continue reading Tested and Rated for You
How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs
A career as a web designer can be extremely lucrative. The average web designer in the US makes around $50-55,000 per year, equating to an hourly rate of around $25. Of course, not every designer will automatically get a full-time, high-paying job as soon as they earn their web design credentials. Sometimes, you might need… Continue reading Side Hustles for Web Design Professionals: How to Make Some Extra Cash
WordPress added support for shortcodes around 15 years ago. You can use shortcodes to easily add complicated functionality to your website which otherwise would have required you to write a lot of code yourself. Basically, shortcodes are short text snippets whose behavior depends on some more complicated code written in the back end. While WordPress… Continue reading WooCommerce Shortcodes Cheatsheet
Usually we are talking about design in a perfect environment: stable internet connection, various tools to use, enough time and safe placement, but what if we erase all of those conditions and put war in your country instead of them? In this article, I will tell you how to design during a crisis. Hello, my name… Continue reading Design and development during turbulent times
When it comes to online shopping, one size doesn’t always fit all. Clothing stores are an obvious example. However, there are countless other eCommerce sites that sell variable products. The same laptop may be available in various screen sizes, or with different amounts of storage. Even if you’re running a takeaway restaurant, a customer may… Continue reading How to Set Up WooCommerce Product Options
WordPress is by far the world’s most popular CMS. Not only does it dominate the CMS market with a 64% market share, but it also powers 39.6% of all websites. It has taken the internet by storm by democratizing the web for all. Now, anyone can build, manage, and host a successful website without needing… Continue reading WordPress Website Analysis: Before & After ImageEngine
33 Shares New trendy WordPress Themes for Corporate Business, Blog, Magazine or eCommerce websites. Responsive multi-purpose Best WordPress Themes with modern design single page or multi pages easy to use, lightweight and fast loading, WordPress themes for building website. Highly customizable, simple, feature rich, SEO friendly, fast loading, functional and modern WordPress themes will make your web design look… Continue reading WordPress Themes: 30 New WordPress Themes For Blog / Magazine Websites
Need to automatically convert your Excel file, product feed, or XML into PDF catalogs? Did you know that retailers and wholesalers can now connect various data sources automatically to create an interactive catalog? Keep reading to learn the fastest and automated way to create a branded online ODF catalog from a data source. The innovative… Continue reading How Automatically Convert your Excel File, Product Feed or XML to PDF Catalogs
0 Shares These days you can create icons within minutes. These can be used as logos, for infographics and to communicate without any words. For this you will need an icon to make software. There are a lot of options out there but we were able to find 7 that are just amazing. These are… Continue reading Best 7 Icon Maker Software
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
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