10 Design Trends That Can Easily be Built with Elementor

Andrian  •  Tools  •  April 21, 2017
10 Design Trends That Can Easily be Built with Elementor

Some web design trends come and go very quickly, others tend to hang around until they’re considered part of the “core”. This year’s predictions have shed light on several trends that have already shifted the design landscape and will continue to shape the web. Are you keeping up? Gradient effect Last year, when two leading brands – Spotify and Instagram –...

Intro To Web Components: What They Are & How They Work

Jake Rocheleau  •  Coding  •  April 17, 2017
Intro To Web Components: What They Are & How They Work

Reusable code is the bedrock of modern web design. With every frontend framework and Sass library out there you can find solutions to any problem. But reusable dynamic elements are still a work in progress and they’re incredible. These elements are called Web Components and they rely on specs waiting to be finalized by the W3C. Not many developers know how web components...

Recital, a WordPress Theme to Complement Your Creativity

Doru Ciobanu  •  Themes  •  April 13, 2017
Recital, a WordPress Theme to Complement Your Creativity

Recital is a theme by Strict Themes aimed at bloggers, influencers, or artists, but will also be an excellent choice for anyone looking for a functional and streamlined WordPress theme. While it will fit many scenarios, the theme’s primary purpose is to showcase your creativity without distractions. Discovering Recital Theme The included dummy content will get you up to...

Introduction to Sass for Beginners

Raul Dronca  •  Coding  •  April 11, 2017
Introduction to Sass for Beginners

Sass stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets. Sass and is basically just an extension to CSS that help us write more flexible styles. It helps us make larger and complicated stylesheets clearer to understand and easier to maintain. Thanks to features like variables,  mixins, nesting, inheritance the code is more organized, allowing us to work quicker. Be aware that...

Google Updates Material Design and Adds Color Tool

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  April 7, 2017
Google Updates Material Design and Adds Color Tool

Designers, Material Design is packed with a new color tool! Launched three years ago, Material Design, Google’s in-house design language influenced the shift from ancient user interfaces to the modern look of the contemporary web. Material Design was the final blow to skeuomorphism, glossy icons, gradients, and especially, those ugly “special offer” badges. Developed to...

Designers Workspace: Creative and Inspirational Examples

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration  •  April 6, 2017
Designers Workspace: Creative and Inspirational Examples

What’s in a desk? A pen and a laptop, with a chair and maybe a mug? On a typical desk, yes of course – however, on a creative’s desk there is so much more. There is inspiration, passion, ideas and sweat. We all can agree that our workstations are anything but a simple desk. They are our friends, our companions – partners in crime – that help us get our ideas into...

Great Productivity Apps for Your Web Design Projects

Andrian  •  Tools  •  April 6, 2017
Great Productivity Apps for Your Web Design Projects

Project managers, freelancers, and small business owners look for ways to be more productive. They try various processes, techniques, and tools to help them. They often automate what processes they can, and look for ways to track, monitor and measure other processes and their outcomes. Some of these processes or tools they use are successful; others either are not, or are only...

6 Inspiring Design Documentaries

Ben Bate  •  Design  •  April 4, 2017
6 Inspiring Design Documentaries

Documentaries have a profound effect in terms of their ability to both teach and inspire. As designers, we are one of the primary creative industries and always looking to find and use inspiration, whether it be from images, art, products, or even music. Below I have compiled a list of six inspiring design documentaries that should help serve as excellent resources to help you...

Create a Product Page with Interactive Colors in HTML, CSS3 & jQuery

Raul Dronca  •  CSS3, HTML, jQuery  •  April 3, 2017
Create a Product Page with Interactive Colors in HTML, CSS3 & jQuery

Topic: HTML / CSS3 / jQuery Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes In this tutorial, we are going to create a website product page using HTML, CSS3 and jQuery. You can use it for product presentations on your shop website. In this tutorial, we’ll use Google Fonts, specifically Roboto. Make sure to include the typeface before you start. HTML The...

Vivaldi Reinvents Browser History

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  March 31, 2017
Vivaldi Reinvents Browser History

Vivaldi, the non-conformist browser, got upgraded to version 1.18. And if you are expecting typical release notes, then you are in for a surprise, especially if you like to keep things in control. My typical browsing habits may seem weird. I keep Nightly open for geeky stuff, Opera for casual browsing, Opera Neon for showing off and Vivaldi for reading news, articles, blog...