When it comes to group dynamics, there are two key factors that play a crucial role: task-oriented and maintenance-oriented behaviors. As you plan your team’s agenda, consider how these factors influence the dynamics and productivity of the group. midjourney 2023 / prompt: Google calendar full of meetings “Not another meeting…” or “this could have been an email…”… Continue reading I sent an email, but nobody read it. So I sent out an invite.
30 years ago the technology industry attempted to import Lean practices — it failed. Instead of “continuous improvement,” progress halted. Agile is incompatible with UX research, design, and scalable development. It always will be. It’s time to create a new operational standard. Changing of the guards. Photo by Micah Kunkle on Unsplash As startups refocus on “operational efficiency,”… Continue reading The age of Agile must end
The Pros and Cons of these two options — plus a third you might have ignored The number at the end of the agency’s proposal was over one million Euros. I was floored. A client of mine had sent me a proposal from the latest research consulting firm in the runnings to help them explore a new market. Of the… Continue reading Should you do UX Research yourself, or hire an agency?
Escape the siloing trap when you are both part of a design team and a product team, involve people early and often, and foster the right conversation at the right time If you are a designer working in a product organization you are maybe also part of two teams at the same time: a design team… Continue reading Handling cross-team feedback loops on design work
Do you ever get bored with design projects? Feel like you keep designing the same things on repeat? This collection of trends – from fun angles to illustrations where you wouldn’t expect them to cool three-dimensional concepts – is sure to help you think a little more out of the box. It might be just… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, September 2021
In this tutorial we’ll explore HTML’s pattern attribute, using it to help us customize the way we validate our forms. Form Validation Video Check out the video tutorial below, subscribe to Tuts+ on Youtube, or read on to learn more about HTML form validation and the pattern attribute! HTML5 Form Validation Form validation is of… Continue reading HTML5 Form Validation With the “pattern” Attribute
Everyday design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe to… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: March 1, 2021 – March 7, 2021
What You’ll Be Creating Curious about how to do calligraphy on Procreate? In this tutorial, we’ll look at settings, techniques, and brushes that can help you create beautiful calligraphy styled writing and hand lettering in Procreate. What You’ll Need You’ll need Procreate for iPad for this tutorial. It is recommended that you also use an Apple… Continue reading How to Do Calligraphy on Procreate
Designers are always in search of unique ways to display content. Yet there is a delicate balance between something that looks good and is both accessible and intuitive. Everything needs to be in harmony, otherwise the end result suffers. Neumorphic UIs can serve as an effective solution. Neumorphism is a design technique that is based… Continue reading 15 Top Soft UI and Neumorphic UI Kits
28 Shares Creative 2020 Annual Report Templates brochures for business profile, annual report 2020, agency brochure or company brief. Annual report brochure templates are very clean and elegant. Create your company’s documentation quick and easy. These templates comes with paragraph and character styles, swatches, styles for your spreadsheet / financial info, block quotes, key figures… Continue reading 26 Best Annual Report Brochure Templates For 2020
Working on a bifold or tri-fold brochure project? Working with a professionally designed template could be the jump start you need to get your project started, going, or even completed! Make your content stand out with a professionally designed brochure design template. I like to keep and collect a bank of tools, assets, and resources… Continue reading 20 Best Free Bifold & Tri-Fold Brochure Template Designs (Download 2021)
The world steadily becomes digital, a little bit at a time. Indeed, with internet users accounting for more than half of our planet’s population, considering the audience on the internet becomes vital regardless of what you do. Reaching greater audiences around the world is a win situation today, yet it requires some additional effort and… Continue reading 5 Website Localization Ideas for Design and Content
It would be way too easy to answer this question with: “Whoever pays your bills.” And, honestly, I don’t think you can be a very successful web designer if you’re only driven by what the person paying you tells you to do. Then again, that doesn’t mean you should swing to the exact opposite end… Continue reading Who Do Web Designers Really Work For?
For those of you working from home right now (willingly or unwillingly), you can’t allow your surroundings to have an effect on your work and, more importantly, your client relationships. Clients don’t care where you are. They just want you to get the job done, and get it done it well. By that same token,… Continue reading 5 Tips for Working with Clients When You’Re at Home
If you’ve just set up your first WordPress website, or you’re thinking of doing so, you might be wondering just how you use WordPress. How can you create a website with WordPress? How do you get your site looking the way you want it to? How do you add content and extra features? In this… Continue reading How to Use WordPress
February 23, 2020 by Spyre Studios Why would anyone follow certain web designers and developers on Instagram? For people of their ilk, it’s staying on top of trends, learning about the latest advancements in tools, designs, processes, and languages, and staying connected in the industry. For lesser mortals, it’s getting inspiration for a project, having… Continue reading 10 Web Designers/Developers to Follow on Instagram in 2020
I’ll begin by assuming that you have no prior experience of WordPress whatsoever; I shall start with the basics. In this tutorial, I’ll answer the question: “What is WordPress?” This video is taken from my course A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress. You can watch the entire course for free here on Envato Tuts+. WordPress WordPress Tutorial:… Continue reading What Is WordPress?
If you haven’t already heard about Sitejet, it’s a new CMS, and it’s generating a lot of buzz among web designers. Sitejet is just like many other CMSs around, except for a few distinct differences a better dashboard, a client feedback system, and better project management capabilities. This post addresses the newbie that is Sitejet… Continue reading Sitejet: The Perfect CMS for Every Web Design Agency
July 4, 2019 by Spyrestudios Search engine optimization (SEO) has grown to be popular enough that most business people can recognize it as one of the best digital marketing strategies available. The idea is pretty simple; with a series of onsite structural changes and offsite brand mentions, you’ll gradually improve the ranking signals Google and… Continue reading 7 Things Every Web Designer Should Know About SEO Campaigns
In business, one of the key elements to predict its success is through building trust and rapport among customers. Trust is something that has to be gained for a long time, as it can establish good relationships and breakthroughs, yet can have the worst effects when destroyed. Essentially, customers are more likely to trust a… Continue reading How Can Professional Headshots Build Trust in Business?
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a business brochure with a clean, corporate style in Adobe InDesign. Business brochure templates are quick and simple to put together in InDesign, and can be easily adapted with your own text and images. This eight-page brochure design has a clean and modern… Continue reading How to Make a Business Brochure in InDesign
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to manage data in a Firebase Firestore database. For some background on Firebase and instructions on how to get your Firestore database set up, please read my earlier Introduction to Firebase post. Data, Documents, and Collections Working with Firestore, data, documents and collections are the key concepts which we need… Continue reading How to Use Firebase Firestore in an iOS App
As an illustrator, you’ll know that you have your own process that you use to create your designs. You’ll be familiar with a range of tools and techniques that you’ve developed over time. You’ll have developed your own style and learned to bring your own interpretation to your work. This article isn’t here to show… Continue reading How To Design Better Illustrations
Over 80% of consumers research a business, product or service online before making a purchase decision. Yet, only about half of businesses today have a website. Whether you’re an established business or a start-up, having a professional and interactive website that speaks your brand message should be a critical part of your business goals. Many… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Website