How IBM revolutionized corporate America with design

For more than 100 years, IBM has been one of the prominent names among computing giants, dominating the early global market with technical and service superiority. They forged a path of innovation leading to Nobel Prizes, lucrative defense contracts, and they even helped to put a man on the moon. IBM CEO, Thomas J. Watson Jr.… Continue reading How IBM revolutionized corporate America with design

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

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

Why component properties will save your design system

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

Does UX have an imposter problem?

8 reasons it might be them, not you. Illustrations throughout by Emma Clayton Eyes cast down, she whispered, “I feel like UX is a dance club that I can’t get a ticket into.” A heavy silence hung in the air. This, after two years working at one of the largest technology firms, in what most of us would consider… Continue reading Does UX have an imposter problem?

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

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

The year might be coming to an end, but plenty of design trends are still beginning to emerge. It’ll be interesting to see how many of these website design elements remain popular into the new year. From vintage elements to circles to happier feelings, there’s a lot to play with here. Here’s what’s trending in… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2021

Design trends on top of design trends. This theme of this month’s collection is trends that seem to build on each other. These examples use multiple trends listed here: hero typography, round buttons, and big branding. Here’s what’s trending in design this month… 1. Hero Typography Big, bold, and even unusual typography choices are the… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, October 2021

Business Branding 101: 5 Ways To Create A Visual Identity

Having a business presence is an essential part of any development process, and branding is vital for establishing your business in the market you want to be in. Your brand identity is you as a business—how you want people to remember you and what you want them to think about you. It isn’t just about… Continue reading Business Branding 101: 5 Ways To Create A Visual Identity

Exciting New Tools For Designers, August 2021

It’s almost time for another season of change. Although the temperatures might not reflect it, this is the time of year where most of us start thinking about what’s next. This collection of tools and resources for designers is just the spark to propel you forward with work as you think ahead. Here’s what’s new… Continue reading Exciting New Tools For Designers, August 2021

What is HubSpot?

In case you haven’t heard, HubSpot themes are now available on ThemeForest! Whether you’re new to HubSpot or are still honing your skills, read on for the ins and outs of the platform, including how it can help your business reach new heights.  What is HubSpot?  In a nutshell, HubSpot is inbound marketing and sales… Continue reading What is HubSpot?

How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hi, people in the UX Design and Product world. This post is the second in a series I’m writing, based on conversations I’ve had with Product and Experience Designers and leaders in the field, who prosper despite working in some really harsh environments. And when I say “harsh”, I’m talking… Continue reading How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

Create a Unique Scrolling Website With Locomotive Scroll & Tailwind CSS

Have you ever wanted to build a unique single-page scrolling website yet didn’t know where to start? If so, don’t worry! Today we’re going to create together such a website. To achieve this, we’ll take advantage of Locomotive Scroll, a small and easy-to-use JavaScript library for cool scrolling effects. Plus, to speed up the development… Continue reading Create a Unique Scrolling Website With Locomotive Scroll & Tailwind CSS

Better Focus Styles with CSS Pseudo-Class :focus-visible

In this quick tip I’m going to show you how to create better focus styles on form elements with a CSS pseudo-class called :focus-visible.  Or, in plain English, I’m going to show you how to get rid of this blue outline the right way: CSS Pseudo-Class :focus-visible Check out the video below, subscribe to the… Continue reading Better Focus Styles with CSS Pseudo-Class :focus-visible

3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

Inclusive design is often mistaken for accessibility, or even used as an interchangeable term, which is a good indication that most designers don’t know what it means. Accessibility is a process that seeks to mitigate issues in a design that is not sufficiently universal; inclusive design increases the universality of the design. In real-world terms,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Design More Inclusively

What Are the Different Types of Brochure?

Let’s discover the different brochure styles and learn how to tell the difference between a brochure vs. a flyer, leaflet, and pamphlet design. In this article, we’ll give you a better understanding of brochures by explaining: What is a brochure? What are the sizes of traditional brochure designs? What are brochures used for? What are… Continue reading What Are the Different Types of Brochure?

Is It Time to Reset HTML?

HTML is one of the foundational building blocks of the Web. But just as web design best practices and techniques change over time, so does the code we use. As HTML evolves, some of its older markup has been deprecated while other parts have been repurposed. Does that create more problems for us, though? Would… Continue reading Is It Time to Reset HTML?

Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Illustration by David Hall Designers should not be mere decorators, but have an understanding of language and microcopy, a crucial design skill, now more than ever. Look at these two images: Onboarding screen A and B The obvious difference between these two onboarding visuals is that option A is devoid of words and is… Continue reading Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

10+ Cool Pre-Built Websites Designed With Creatives and Developers in Mind

Creatives need a digital space to call their home. A place from which they can show off their best work, and from where people can get in touch with them to buy or hire from them. You should have a digital space of your own as well, and we’re here to help you do just… Continue reading 10+ Cool Pre-Built Websites Designed With Creatives and Developers in Mind

3 Essential Design Trends, May 2021

Spring and fresh designs are in the air. This month, it’s obvious that designers are feeling creative with new and interesting concepts that range from a new style for cards, homepage experimentation with multiple entry points or calls to action, and risky typography options. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. “Flat” Cards Card-style… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, May 2021

Questions that Can Help You Better Design Your Company’s Logo

8 Shares Logos play a very important role in determining a company’s success, and this is just putting it mildly. A logo is arguably one of the most important elements of a business and helps it to grab the right attention and scale its success. However, merely having a logo for your business is not… Continue reading Questions that Can Help You Better Design Your Company’s Logo

10 Elements of Landing Pages That Convert

Landing pages are central to successful marketing campaigns; they allow you to target particular customers with particular solutions to particular problems. It’s easy to confuse what a landing page is because users “land” on many pages. When we talk about landing pages, we mean a page that is entirely dedicated to a particular type of… Continue reading 10 Elements of Landing Pages That Convert

Four Free Flutter Widgets You Should Know About

Flutter development has experienced unprecedented growth in the last year. Not only has it expanded as a channel for developers to expand their skillset in Dart, but it has also allowed them to enjoy the perks of a single codebase. Whether you are making a widget on Flutter or looking for a Flutter widget that could make a… Continue reading Four Free Flutter Widgets You Should Know About

5 Easy Hacks for Designers to Boost Their Personal Brand

Stop procrastinating and get unstuck with these tips to enhance your branding and attract clients. You’re a busy freelance designer. You’re always hustling hard to make sure that your clients are taken care of — a bit too hard, in fact. You consistently deliver amazing design work for your clients, but you’ve been procrastinating on investing… Continue reading 5 Easy Hacks for Designers to Boost Their Personal Brand

Seobase Review: Powerful SEO Tool for Keyword Analysis

4 Shares SEO is becoming more complicated than ever with so many different keywords to manage. However, in this regard, one amazing thing that I have come across is seobase, a SEO platform that helps you in increasing the efficiency and productivity of the content that you put online. The best thing about this SEO… Continue reading Seobase Review: Powerful SEO Tool for Keyword Analysis