Zurb Releases Foundation 6.4

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  June 28, 2017
Zurb Releases Foundation 6.4

Foundation 6.4, the most powerful, flexible, and stable version ever is available for all users. Foundation is an advanced responsive front-end framework aimed at allowing developers to quickly build websites or apps that work on any kind of devices. It comes with a customizable, responsive grid (that just got updated to Flexbox), a large library of Sass mixins, commonly used...

Tips to Design Engaging Newsletter Layouts

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  June 28, 2017
Tips to Design Engaging Newsletter Layouts

Newsletters still offer the best way to reach your audience directly and increase sales. But if you’ve never managed an email list before this can be an intimidating process. Once you have a list you’ll need to send out emails that connect with subscribers and offer real value. This means great content and great design all wrapped up in a pretty bow. Let’s dig into the...

Interview with Designer: Ivan Tolmachev

Andrian  •  Interviews  •  June 26, 2017
Interview with Designer: Ivan Tolmachev

Eager to learn about the biggest UX trends in the UK and the inside secrets of the industry, I quizzed Ivan Tolmachev, a senior Product Designer at Onfleet. Onfleet is a logistics software company in San Francisco that helps delivery businesses around the world perform their last-mile operations efficiently. Before Onfleet, Ivan was at Rackspace and worked on a number of...

Designing Content Upgrade Signup Forms that Grab Attention

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  June 22, 2017
Designing Content Upgrade Signup Forms that Grab Attention

The best email opt-in forms use a lead magnet to draw attention and gather emails. You can spend weeks tweaking a signup form but the biggest factor is usually the content offer. There’s a special type of lead magnet called a content upgrade which gets placed on a relevant piece of content. This usually converts much higher and it’s a great way to add value to your...

Google Introduces Spectral, a New Web Font

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  June 17, 2017
Google Introduces Spectral, a New Web Font

Spectral is the newest addition to Google’s font library. Designed by Production Type, the team behind great fonts such as Gemeli, or Cogito, Spectral is a beautiful screen-first font. Based in Paris, Production Type is a digital type design agency that’s involved with online distribution of retail fonts, but it also does custom typeface work in industrial, luxury and...

After an App Redesign, Skype Gets a New Logo

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  June 16, 2017
After an App Redesign, Skype Gets a New Logo

Do you wonder how Fluent, Microsoft’s new design language, will look in real life? Look no further than Skype, Microsoft’s chat app. It’s got a new logo and the bubbles are gone. Well sort of, because you’ll still find the bubble around the S, but not on the full Skype logo with the cloudy outline. The font from the wordmark is also replaced with Microsoft’s...

Web Design Usability Tips For Billing Forms

Jake Rocheleau  •  UX Design  •  June 13, 2017
Web Design Usability Tips For Billing Forms

Each ecommerce site has its own checkout flow moving the user from a shopping cart to the final purchase. This differs based on what the user is buying and their intentions, but finalizing payment is always the toughest part. Your billing fields need to really keep visitors engaged and encourage them to complete the checkout process. I’d like to share some usability tips...

Best Free JS Adblock Detection Scripts For The Web

Jake Rocheleau  •  Scripts  •  June 7, 2017
Best Free JS Adblock Detection Scripts For The Web

Adblock plugins are on the rise as more Internet users shy away from obtrusive ads. Unfortunately this mostly hurts publishers who rely on advertising to keep their websites online. Thankfully there are solutions to detect adblock users and encourage them to disable for your site. You can setup these plugins with just a few lines of code and customize how to display your...

Best Web Dev/Design Conferences You Should Attend in 2017

Doru Ciobanu  •  Inspiration  •  June 5, 2017
Best Web Dev/Design Conferences You Should Attend in 2017

I’ve never been a fan of conferences, boot camps or any other large meetings where introverts like me are usually found in the darkest corner of the room. Still, if you are looking to get an insight on the latest developments in web design and web development, you should, at least, keep an eye on keynotes and press releases. Of course, the real deal is attending at least...

Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams

Andrian  •  Tools  •  June 5, 2017
Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams

Wake is the fastest way for designers to share work with their team, and it’s now available for free. Led by early Facebook product designer Chris Kalani—Wake is used by some of the world’s most influential design teams such as Airbnb, Spotify, Facebook, Stripe, IBM, Intercom, Capital One, and Microsoft. Since its launch in 2014, Wake has focused on bringing openness...