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Month: March 2021

  • Watch: Hate Cropping Photos? Here Are Three Ways To Expand Them In Photoshop

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image by PiXimperfect, featured with permission Have you ever snapped a photo and wished you would have stood a step farther back or used a slightly wider lens? Whether you need to stretch your image for your Facebook cover photo or preserve the details in the […]

    March 30, 2021

  • Made Thought

    March 30, 2021

  • How to Gain the Trust of Your Web Design Clients

    Trust is the foundation of a good client/designer relationship. It provides confidence and security to everyone involved. Without it, there is no means to achieve any sort of comfort level or positive productivity. Just about every freelancer has a story about an untrustworthy client. Someone who promised the moon and delivered significantly less. Perhaps they […]

    March 30, 2021

  • How a Custom WordPress Plugin Can Help You Manage a Website

    Whether you’re a WordPress user or build websites for a living, it’s likely you’ve relied on a few plugins along the way. These additional pieces of software enable the content management system (CMS) to perform new and exciting functions. Everything from contact forms, shopping carts to SEO are just a few clicks away. Even better […]

    March 29, 2021

  • This Company Will Pay You $2,400 to Avoid All Screens for 24 Hours

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via Shutterstock Think you can go 24 hours without social media? A company is willing to pay someone US$2,400 for a full day of screen-detoxing. Reviews.org, a company that tests home services and products, is holding a ‘24-Hour Digital Detox Challenge’, paying its chosen challengers […]

    March 27, 2021

  • Behind The Design: The Eye Chart And How It Is Used To Test Vision

    Behind The Design is a segment by DesignTAXI where we wind back to the pioneering products and icons that steered the design world forward and transformed consumer perceptions forever. Image via Shutterstock The chart used by eye care professionals to measure visual acuity, called the Snellen Eye Chart, was developed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen […]

    March 27, 2021

  • Weekly News for Designers № 585

    100 underline/overlay animations | The ultimate CSS collection – Use this collection to find the perfect CSS animation for your project. Why Thinking Ahead Is Crucial in Web Design – Learn how to design websites with the future in mind. Charts.css – Check out this modern CSS framework that styles HTML elements as charts. Conditional […]

    March 27, 2021

  • Quiz: How Much Do You Know About SEO?

    For many, SEO is more of an art than a science, a mysterious process in which a tiny tweak to a site’s code can propel it to page one of Google or send it plummeting to the depths of page 50. Myths abound, but the answers are readily available if you know where to look. […]

    March 27, 2021

  • Bluehost Review: Is It the Best Choice for You?

    Here at Vandelay Design, we recommend two hosting companies: Bluehost and WP Engine. Each one offers something different and we recommend them in different scenarios. Bluehost – We recommend Bluehost’s low-cost shared hosting plans for bloggers, website owners, small businesses, and non-profits that are either just getting started or have a site that gets fewer […]

    March 26, 2021

  • A Guide to Passive Income for Designers

    There are a number of different ways to earn a living as a designer or developer. Of course, you could work as an employee for a design studio, you could work as an in-house designer for a company, you could freelance, or you could start your own studio or agency. While those are the most […]

    March 26, 2021

  • Did You Know: Toblerone’s Shape Has A ‘Sexier’ Muse Unrelated To The Swiss Alps

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Did You Know? is a design trivia segment brought to you by DesignTAXI in which we explore some of the most surprising tidbits of well-loved designs or brands. Image via RossHelen / Shutterstock.com It is widely believed that Toblerone’s chocolate peak packaging is shaped after the […]

    March 26, 2021

  • Korean Researchers Develop Biodegradable Mask To Tackle Global Waste Problem

    Image via Shutterstock A South Korean research team has designed a mask that is 100-percent biodegradable, breathable, and reusable. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has created a new concept of biodegradable mask filter with N95 performance using polybutylene succinate (PBS), an aliphatic polyester. According to the institute, the filter can fully decompose in […]

    March 26, 2021

  • Your Coffee Preferences Can Say A Lot About Your Personality, Research Reveals

    Image via Shutterstock Your coffee preferences may reveal more about your personality than you think, according to new research. A study conducted by One Poll and commissioned by Califia Farms was carried out on 2,000 American coffee drinkers, comparing the lifestyles of hot coffee drinkers and cold coffee lovers. Results showed that those who sip […]

    March 26, 2021

  • Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi Gets ‘Cut’ By 3D Illusion To Expose Its Insides

    Image via Palazzo Strozzi While museums around the world have gone digital in response to COVID-19 closures, French street artist and photographer JR has headed straight to the source. His latest work, La Ferita (The Wound), adorns and eats into the primary façade of Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi as a commentary of culture’s accessibility during this […]

    March 26, 2021

  • BTS ‘Scooby Doo’ Footage Without The CGI Might Haunt You In Your Sleep

    Image via Warner Bros For those who enjoyed the live-action Scooby-Doo film, this detail might take you aback for a bit. The portrayal of Scooby-Doo didn’t come from a real dog, but a CGIed animal that was added in post-production. During filming, though, he was played by a seemingly nightmarish, green-clad figure. A behind-the-scenes footage […]

    March 26, 2021

  • Nike Purpose

    March 26, 2021

  • Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

    One of the hallmarks of a top chef is his or her ability to do interesting takes on food combinations that, at first glance, seem like they wouldn’t go together at all. The first person, for example, to pair peas and wasabi together was a culinary genius. Think about it. Someone had to test flavors […]

    March 25, 2021

  • Ranked: Top 10 Illustration Apps in 2021

    Illustration is a big trend in 2021. Every designer should have some ability to illustrate, whether that’s producing icons, creating lettering, mocking up layouts, or crafting full-blown illustrations. Designers’ workflows are as varied as their work, and one designer’s favorite tool is a frustrating mess to the next designer. Most design apps have a free […]

    March 25, 2021

  • Are Google’s Core Web Vitals Metrics Unreasonable?

    Google’s influence over web designers, website owners, and everyday users is undeniable. The company is hyper-aggressive in detailing what it wants to see from the first two groups in order to serve up relevant results to the third. One of their more recent efforts in this area revolves around something called “Core Web Vitals”. These […]

    March 24, 2021

  • 20 Best New Websites, March 2021

    This month’s collection of the best new websites launched or updated in the last four weeks features color, and more color, and then — just for good measure — a bit more color. Yellow is a hue of choice, but you’ll also find burnt orange, rich purples, and greens and blues in equal measure. What […]

    March 23, 2021

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