Tech By Max Walton 2 days ago Remember when Merriam-Webster added Photoshop to the dictionary back in 2008? Want to learn how AI is changing design forever? Join us as we delve into the history of Photoshop, from its early beginnings right through to the dawn of artificial intelligence. Photoshop is nothing short of a… Continue reading From Image Adjustments to AI: Photoshop Through the Years
The cookie monster It all started when I wanted to find the best price for a new headset that I needed to perform my online courses for our clients. I went to www.pricerunner.com but I got interrupted by a cookie popup. Knowing that free websites use a lot of dark patterns and tricks to make… Continue reading Toggles suck!
Collectively, design values and principles are the guiding beliefs and priorities that shape the design process for any design team, product or designer. But what should they be, and what’s the difference between them? Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Unsplash We’re all different, and whether we’re aware of it or not we’re all likely to have our… Continue reading What’s the difference between design values and principles?
The AI and LLM industry is changing and developing rapidly. How will the industry move forward, become regulated and adjust to this new reality of words as a commodity? We’re starting a new chapter of data commodification through access to and the commodification of words. In a yet unregulated space, product teams need to self-regulate… Continue reading Words: the new data commodity
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. The FTC has slapped Amazon with a lawsuit, accusing the company of duping millions of customers into signing up for its Prime subscription service through deceptive user interface designs. But the lawsuit goes even deeper. Amazon allegedly made canceling subscriptions an odyssey, with a purposefully complicated labyrinthine process designed… Continue reading Amazon lawsuit, tips for UX leaders, beating AI, all new things Figma
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
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “As Elon Musk burns down the Twitter we know, will a drastically different user experience emerge from the ashes?” Redesigning a breaking Twitter →By Maximillian Piras Editor picks Gamification gone wrong →Why apps should stop with the streaks.By Ben Davies-Romano I’m a designer at LinkedIn →Here are 4 tips to… Continue reading Redesigning Twitter, hierarchy strips, Figma personas, AppleJam
Are you bored with some of your current design projects? This month’s collection of website design trends can help break you out of that rut with some fun and funky alternatives. And all of these options are anything but boring. From visual display to technique, these trends present a different set of challenges. Here’s what’s… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022
Some easy steps to elevate remote working amongst colleagues and teams. I’ve been a product designer for a few years now, working in different countries and environments, with clients in completely different time zones, colleagues in different offices geographically, working remotely due to coronavirus, and of course, worked full time in the office with colleagues. Over… Continue reading Remote friendly or unfriendly?
Figma dropped some huge new features this month and you need to embrace them A design toolkit is only as good as the tools in it. New Figma features just gave your tools a lot more power. Photo by Cesar Carlevarino Aragon on Unsplash Figma has had a big year. Sure, it surpassed 4 million users and… Continue reading Why component properties will save your design system
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
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
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
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
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)
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
[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
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)
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
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
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
[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
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!)
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