Sketch Upgrades to Version 40

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  September 22, 2016
Sketch Upgrades to Version 40

Launched in 2010, Sketch, the award winning vector drawing tool, is now at iteration No. 40. Praised for its cutting edge performance and usability, Sketch is the default tool for designers around the world. The switch to an incremental release cycle and a different licensing model offered Sketch the flexibility it needs to stay ahead of the game. Version 40 brings...

7 Things You May Not Know in JavaScript

Ionică Bizău  •  Coding  •  September 22, 2016
7 Things You May Not Know in JavaScript

There is a lot of fun to be had when working in JavaScript. Even for developers that interact with it daily, some parts of the language remain unexplored. I’m going to highlight seven things you may not know about JavaScript. Note: I am going to use ES2015 in the examples: pretty much the let keyword (you can replace it with var if you don’t have an interpreter...

Is Your Web Development Team Making These (Common) Mistakes?

Adrian  •  Resources  •  September 20, 2016
Is Your Web Development Team Making These (Common) Mistakes?

Designers who have the opportunity to work with a great development team are a fortunate lot. The others, not so much. If you’ve worked with inexperienced development teams, or teams that promise a quick turnaround but provide less than quality work, you could be excused. You probably think that bugs, slow loading, or bloated code, are facts of life. Coding that does not...

How Changing the UX 180 Degrees Made Grew Sales By 180%

Gery Meleg  •  UX Design  •  September 19, 2016
How Changing the UX 180 Degrees Made Grew Sales By 180%

Bannersnack’s Design Journey and Case Study Were you ever asked to fully change the experience and UI of a product that is used by more than 3 million people? Well, it happened to me. Let me tell you my story and the journey of the 180-degree change of Bannersnack. Have you heard about Bannersnack? If you are one of our users, skip to the next section. If you don’t...

What is an Interaction Designer?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  September 15, 2016
What is an Interaction Designer?

These two little words are being used a lot in the design sphere these days. But what truly is interaction design? And what makes you an interaction designer? Here, we’ll answer both of those questions and offer a showcase of some great interaction design work. Interaction Design 101 Interaction design is a process in which designers focus on creating engaging web interfaces...

5 Ways Creative Web Designers Work on Awesome Websites

Adrian  •  Design  •  September 14, 2016
5 Ways Creative Web Designers Work on Awesome Websites

An awesome website created by a talented and creative web designer is a thing to behold. Websites like these, set the bar so high that even approaching that level of craftsmanship seems out of reach. It sometimes seems that this task requires a level of creativity we have yet to achieve. Like many other things in life, it’s doable. It may take years of training, and...

16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  September 12, 2016
16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

Good images are a key part of putting together a great website. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from a photographer or stock image site or to find images that are free and available for use. That’s what we are going to look at here today. There are a variety of places where you can find free...

Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

Carrie Cousins  •  Coding, Design  •  September 9, 2016
Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

It seems like a common sense idea: Designers and developers must work together. But too often, these individuals work apart while working on the very same project. The designer works to create elements and color palettes and typography that looks great, while the developer codes and prepares the material for web publishing. And this can cause discord between the designer and...

Wireframing, Prototyping, Mockuping – What’s the Difference?

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  September 8, 2016
Wireframing, Prototyping, Mockuping – What’s the Difference?

Introduction I’m very happy to welcome you all to the first part of this online course on wireframing and creating design documentation. I hope you’ll all have fun and learn useful, applicable techniques that will make your everyday work life much easier. I’m Marcin Treder and I currently serve as CEO of the popular User Experience Design Application – UXPin, but...

Divi Releases 3.0: “I watched this, and swore. A lot!”

Adrian  •  Resources  •  September 7, 2016
Divi Releases 3.0: “I watched this, and swore. A lot!”

Web designers meets theme. Theme is causing a stir throughout the web design community. Theme invites web designer for a test run. It’s love at first sight. Web designer meets others who, for the past 100 days, have followed the pre-release of the theme. More than one web designer has already fallen in love with Divi 3.0. One reason is its new groundbreaking front end...