7 Basic Rules for Using Icons in UI Design

Icons are tiny pictograms that you’ll find in almost any app. They help us save screen space, communicate efficiently, and make interaction with a product more fun. But despite their size, creating and using icons in UI design isn’t easy. Since icons directly impact feature discoverability and the number of errors users make when they… Continue reading 7 Basic Rules for Using Icons in UI Design

Choosing a WordPress Website Builder and Why You Should Use One

There are a lot of tools and services for creating websites today. However, none of them are as popular as WordPress. In fact, WordPress powers around 43% of all websites: that include hobby sites, official government websites, and the biggest news websites. Some examples of websites built with WordPress are The White House, Rolling Stone,… Continue reading Choosing a WordPress Website Builder and Why You Should Use One

Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

If you’re new to web design, this free course on web design for beginners will teach you everything you need to know. “How do I pick typefaces, how do I pick colors, what the heck is whitespace, and how do I position and size elements correctly?” These are exactly the kinds of questions… Continue reading Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

How to Create a Sticky Toolbar With CSS and a Bit of JavaScript

In this new tutorial we’ll learn how to create a sticky (or fixed) toolbar—also referred to as a vertical navigation menu—with animated tooltips that you can use on your sites for all sorts of things. For example, if you are a store owner, you can use it to include a quick links feature for promoting… Continue reading How to Create a Sticky Toolbar With CSS and a Bit of JavaScript

Advanced File Upload and Content Management With Filestack

We live in the information age. From communication to shopping to finances to work, we handle most of our interactions digitally through websites and apps. Yet even though the bulk of our information is digital, the sites and apps we use still need to access our data to manage it. As a developer, the thought… Continue reading Advanced File Upload and Content Management With Filestack

How to Crop or Resize an Image With JavaScript

It’s very easy to show a resized or cropped version of an image on a website using CSS. However, this doesn’t change the original image data. What if you want to create an actual cropped or resized version of an image for your visitors or clients? We’ve already published a couple of tutorials on how… Continue reading How to Crop or Resize an Image With JavaScript

Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

The driving force behind my relentless mission to create digital fonts for Afrikan writing systems, one letter at a time. In this case study I’ll walk you through the process of designing a font for the Bassa Vah Alphabet. The name ‘Bassa’ and a Bassa proverb. Background Bassa language is spoken by about 600 000 Bassa… Continue reading Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

5 Best Comment Plugins for WordPress

An active comments area underneath each of your posts is a great way to increase the interaction on your website. Comments offer value to your content, show that your readers care about your site, and give visitors a reason to return. However, you must first make a space where your readers want to hang around… Continue reading 5 Best Comment Plugins for WordPress

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

The 5 types of Questions

The kick-ass framework for every Product Manager In my previous post, I had shared my story of how my manager taught me the greatest ‘a-ha’ lesson of my professional life. 👇🏻 My first ‘aha’ learning of my career TL;DR — The stakeholders are mostly clueless about their own needs, and they are totally allowed to be so. As a… Continue reading The 5 types of Questions

How to Customize the WooCommerce Shop Page

People who have created WordPress websites know that there are different kinds of pages that you can create in WordPress. WooCommerce follows a somewhat similar structure. There are single product pages like single post pages and then there are archive type pages to show a list of products. The WooCommerce shop page falls in the… Continue reading How to Customize the WooCommerce Shop Page

Using a WooCommerce Related Products Plugin

When you run an online store, there’s no such thing as selling too many products. Just because the customer has found what they’re looking for, doesn’t mean you can’t convince them to throw a few more items into their cart. If you’ve ever spent any time on sites such as Amazon, then chances are you’re… Continue reading Using a WooCommerce Related Products Plugin

I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Breaking into UX may not be as straightforward as you may think Whenever people talk about career switching, securing full-time jobs usually come To mind. This was exactly what I thought when I signed up for a UX course a year ago. However, is breaking into UX really that easy? I’d… Continue reading I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

What are Best Laptops for Home, Travel or Office to Accomplish Your Everyday Activities?

As the time passes, the need of computers are increasing everywhere and if when it is about work from home or school/college assignments, the usage of laptops increased rationally after the covid-9 era around the world. But when people are going outside to find the best laptops for home, travel or office, the whole process… Continue reading What are Best Laptops for Home, Travel or Office to Accomplish Your Everyday Activities?

What is HTML Email?

* { 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 quick explainer, I’ll clear up any doubts or questions you have about HTML emails, how to create them, and how to send them. What is HTML Email? Your email program or service can send and receive emails in two formats; plain text and HTML. Plain… Continue reading What is HTML Email?

45+ Web Tools & Services That You Should Try

Find below 45 web tools and services that you should try. These solutions will help you save time and money, being the very best in their industries: – Low code development – WordPress themes and plugins – Website builders – Design blog that covers all the useful info about UI/UX design, branding, mobile and web… Continue reading 45+ Web Tools & Services That You Should Try

Understanding Static Functions and Static Classes 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;} Static functions and static classes can be easily accessed without necessarily creating an instance of that class. This helps keep your code clean and organized. In this post, you’ll learn about the static keyword and how it is applied on functions and classes to make them static.… Continue reading Understanding Static Functions and Static Classes in PHP

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

How to Create a HubSpot Email Signature

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} HubSpot is an invaluable marketing and managing assistant that you can use to improve your online business. It helps you analyze your website’s performance, manage your contacts, send marketing emails, boost sales, and more. In this tutorial I’ll explain how you can set your HubSpot email signature,… Continue reading How to Create a HubSpot Email Signature

How to Add Fonts to Sketchbook Pro

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} If you want to learn how to add fonts to Sketchbook Pro, in this short tutorial I’ll show you how to do it on two systems: Windows and Mac. You’re just a few steps away from expanding the Sketchbook Pro font library with some amazing fonts! And… Continue reading How to Add Fonts to Sketchbook Pro

How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

When you set goals for your business this year, there’s a good chance one of those goals was tied to growth. It’s a common goal.  You have your eyes set on acquiring new customers. You’re ready to take their business to the next level. The challenge, however, is getting to that next level. If you… Continue reading How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

When you set goals for your business this year, there’s a good chance one of those goals was tied to growth. It’s a common goal.  You have your eyes set on acquiring new customers. You’re ready to take their business to the next level. The challenge, however, is getting to that next level. If you… Continue reading How To Grow Your Business With Technology To The Next Level?

4 Ways To Use A Background Remover For Photo Editing

A photo captures moments and keeps memories for years. Nowadays, capturing photos has been made easy. Apart from cameras, there are phones that can capture high-quality photos. The main concern for many photographers and people whose pictures have been taken is the background. When people look at a photo, the background can also steal their… Continue reading 4 Ways To Use A Background Remover For Photo Editing