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

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

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

40 Most Popular Fonts of 2021

As a designer, it can be hard to find just the right font for your project. But there’s one surefire way to cut through all the noise to find the best fonts out there.  One of the popular fonts for 2021 you can find at Envato Elements Using the power of consumer choices, we’ve identified the… Continue reading 40 Most Popular Fonts of 2021

SVG Viewport and viewBox (For Complete Beginners)

In this quick SVG viewport and viewBox tutorial, we’re going to break down exactly what viewport and viewBox are in SVG for the web. You’ll learn: The difference between the viewport and viewBox The aspects of your SVGs you can control with each How they are each applied Let’s begin! SVG Viewport  If you literally… Continue reading SVG Viewport and viewBox (For Complete Beginners)

Key Tips to Creating a User-Centered Website

For quite some time now, Google has given priority to user-centered website and content experiences. More specifically, it wants search results to better reflect user intent, as opposed to just keywords. In the latest update, content expertise and quality may trump authority, earning higher rankings. That is directly in line with the idea of creating… Continue reading Key Tips to Creating a User-Centered Website

The role of Reflection in the design process

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The often-overlooked last step. In product design, when we release a feature into the wild, we can expect a degree of objectivity in the feedback we get. We can tell if our designs are helping or hurting based on the feedback and metrics after we ship. Getting my hands on these metrics… Continue reading The role of Reflection in the design process

44 Best Vintage Script Fonts (Retro Calligraphy and Cursive Styles to Download)

Vintage script fonts come in a wide variety of styles to suit every project and need. If you’re in the market for vintage fonts, check out this list of the best vintage script fonts from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Unlimited Font Downloads From Envato Elements Both Envato Elements and Graphic River offer high-quality vintage script… Continue reading 44 Best Vintage Script Fonts (Retro Calligraphy and Cursive Styles to Download)

9 Social Media Marketing Myths to Dispel and Leave Behind in 2021

0 Shares Currently, the worldwide social network penetration rate is nearly 54%. That’s a very reason why it’s out of the question that social media marketing becomes essential for a business of every size and kind. However, it’s effective only if it’s used in the right way. Yet several annoying myths can harm your business.… Continue reading 9 Social Media Marketing Myths to Dispel and Leave Behind in 2021

3 Essential Design Trends, April 2021

The best thing about writing about website design trends each month is looking at all the great sites that are being developed. Designers are stretching creatively and exploring new techniques and ways of doing things all the time. It’s refreshing and inspiring. This month, some of those trends include a style that nods to brutalism,… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, April 2021

Top 5 Best Vinyl Records With Beautiful Design

There is no debate: vinyl is da shizz again. Well, it’s always been but now more and more music aficionados are buying the OG music format. Vinyl sales increased dramatically last year, finally beating CD after 35 years. And this year, it’s just January and many vinyl pressing plants are fully booked till the end… Continue reading Top 5 Best Vinyl Records With Beautiful Design

Starting your project on the right foot

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Many times I’ve been asked by friends, mentees and design students: “What should I ask on the first kickoff meeting with my client?”. In this article, I will note all the questions that have made my design projects successful over the last few years, and hopefully, it will serve you… Continue reading Starting your project on the right foot

38 Best Fantasy Fonts to Download (Great for Book Covers and More!)

If you’ve written an amazing fantasy novel or created a fabulous fantasy flick, then you’re going to need the right graphics to call attention to your masterpiece.  Check out our list of the 38 Best Fantasy Fonts for download Today we’re featuring the 38 best fantasy fonts to be found at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Check… Continue reading 38 Best Fantasy Fonts to Download (Great for Book Covers and More!)

6 Best Ecommerce Solutions for 2021

It’s never been easier to set up an ecommerce store and start selling. There are a dizzying array of ecommerce solutions available in 2021, and most are feature-rich and competitively priced. Ecommerce sites are notoriously difficult to migrate from platform to platform, so more often than not, you’ll be committed to your chosen solution for… Continue reading 6 Best Ecommerce Solutions for 2021

3 Essential Design Trends, January 2021

Don’t drop the ball on these website design trends for the new year. All of the trends featured here this month are visual in nature – not as many user interface elements as previous months, but all just as stunning and usable. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. 3D Scenes on White (Light)… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, January 2021

Popular Design News of the Week: November 2, 2020 – November 8, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: November 2, 2020 – November 8, 2020

What is Section 508 and why does it matter?

In 1990, the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provided a real foundation for accessibility in the U.S. and across the world as a model. Similarly, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and its subsequent refreshes serve as major milestones for accessibility by defining the scope of responsibilities for accessibility in… Continue reading What is Section 508 and why does it matter?

3 Essential Design Trends, November 2020

As we turn the corner into the final part of the year, many of the new websites and redesigns that we see during much of the rest of the year tend to slow down. Many businesses are focusing on fourth quarter and holiday sales. With that being said, there are plenty of holiday flourishes already… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, November 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Websites And Privacy Laws

When it comes to compliance, website developers need to keep their eyes on more than just ADA regulations and Section 508. Privacy laws are a big consideration and decisions on how to build privacy into a website start with architects.  And that’s exactly what website developers (and designers!) are. They build up attractive, functional websites… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Websites And Privacy Laws

How Website Localization Is Important to UX Design

Living in the digital world implies living by digital rules. And one of the most important digital rules commands us to organize our digital content in the most convenient and intuitive way for the user. In terms of business, the main idea of doing business in the digital world, i.e. the internet is to make… Continue reading How Website Localization Is Important to UX Design

Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

When starting a new business (or even venturing into the world of freelancing for the first time), there are some really big, important steps you have to take. Step #1 is choosing the right business name for your brand identity. Your business name isn’t something you can casually choose either — especially if you have… Continue reading Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

The evolution of style guides to AI writing assistants

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Style guides have a long history in the writing process. They’ve always affected more than what counts as good content. They affected our writing process and behaviors, our sense of community, even our egos. As AI pushes the style guide another step, how will it push us along too? Stacking style manuals… Continue reading The evolution of style guides to AI writing assistants

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2020

A seasonal change is on the horizon and that always has me looking to refresh projects. This month’s design trends provide a few different ways to do that without ripping up your entire website. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. Animated Heroes (That Aren’t Video) Hero headers and screens that feature video animation have… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, September 2020

'Knowing what you're looking at' – JS tips for new React developers

August 17, 2020 I have a confession to make. While I have been a professional web developer for over 6 years, I didn’t feel comfortable with JavaScript until a year and a half ago. I still don’t feel like I know a lot of things. There’s a lot that still confuses me. But I’ve grown… Continue reading 'Knowing what you're looking at' – JS tips for new React developers