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Month: January 2021

  • 8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Website Typography in Under 30 Minutes

    Typography is one of the most important elements of any site, having a measurably large impact on brand and experience. So fundamental is it that making wholesale changes to your typography — opting for a new font, changing the measure, increasing leading — is complex and fraught with potential time-sinks. But there are some simple […]

    January 29, 2021

  • BBDO’s Clever Greeting Card Celebrates Both Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day

    Image via BBDO Singapore Creative agency BBDO Singapore has developed a clever greeting card that fuses luck and love together. Because Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are days apart this year, the agency put a creative twist on the double-holidays by playing around with the letters “X” and “O” to celebrate the Year of […]

    January 28, 2021

  • Adobe Photoshop Shows You How To Colorize Photos Within Seconds

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Video screenshot via Adobe Photoshop It’s fascinating to watch old black and white photos come alive after getting a splash of color. And now, you can do it too in a matter of seconds. To guide you along, Photoshop Evangelist Paul Trani has demonstrated how you […]

    January 28, 2021

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    January 28, 2021

  • How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

    It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too much you can do. It sucks, but it’s the simple truth. If you didn’t get a contract or a clear payment process established in the […]

    January 28, 2021

  • Should You Become a Web Designer in 2021?

    If you’re here, then you’re thinking about becoming a web designer and wondering if it’s a smart move. Honestly, it’s not uncommon to be plagued by doubts and what-ifs when making a big career change, and that’s especially so right now, what with all the uncertainty we’ve faced over the last year. Here’s some good […]

    January 28, 2021

  • Examining Bad Logos: How to Avoid Logo Mistakes

    Identity design is deeply ingrained in with psychology and marketing. To design a readable identity you need to understand what works and what doesn’t work. It’s not hard to find examples of bad logos all over the web. You can quickly tell which logos got a professional design job vs which logos were thrown together […]

    January 27, 2021

  • 33 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Backgrounds and Wallpaper

    Abstract backgrounds are very common in web design and for other purposes like poster and wallpaper design. Photoshop provides plenty of potential for designing amazing abstract backgrounds, and in this post we’ll showcase 25 tutorials that show how it can be done. Create Abstract Colorful Balls Illustrations in Photoshop CS5 The post 33 Photoshop Tutorials […]

    January 27, 2021

  • People Share The Baffling Products That Clearly Aren’t Used By Their Designers

    Image via Shutterstock How many inventions do we use every day that could have been designed better? Internet users are sharing the mini frustrations they’ve been experiencing with products that people generally take for granted, in response to a Reddit discussion started by user TheTenthDimension, who asked, “What’s your best example of ‘Whoever designed this […]

    January 27, 2021

  • Where Two-Factor Authentication Falls Short

    Web designers are constantly bombarded with security advice. We’re informed about best practices, security holes and their requisite patches. It’s enough to make your head spin. Of course, this is all important and well-meaning. Online security is a constantly moving target, where even the biggest players are susceptible. Therefore, it’s up to us to keep […]

    January 27, 2021

  • Are High-Quality Free WordPress Themes a Thing of the Past?

    There’s an old saying that there’s “no such thing as a free lunch” – meaning that everything has a cost. Increasingly, the available free WordPress themes seem to be heading in this direction. In the early days of WordPress, themes listed in the official repository were often truly free and unencumbered by ads or watered-down […]

    January 25, 2021

  • Schemas of Uncertainty

    January 24, 2021

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