Design Websites with a Goal in Mind

Bogdan Sandu  •  Website Design  •  September 19, 2017
Design Websites with a Goal in Mind

Designing an eye-catching website that looks good is great. However, it must do more than look good. Compare a business website to the first thirty seconds meeting someone in person. That’s when their initial impression of you is formed. Your website may get even less time unless, as an interface, it communicates function with these elements: Ease of use so simple they’re...

From Prototyping to Design Systems: Exploring an All-In-One UX Tool

Andrian  •  Tools  •  September 18, 2017
From Prototyping to Design Systems: Exploring an All-In-One UX Tool

Look around the design space today and you’ll find dozens of prototyping, wireframing, and UX tools. In fact, it seems like a new tool pops up every couple weeks. What if there was the “one tool to rule them all”? That’s exactly what UXPin aims for when it comes to simplifying the UX workflow. UXPin started as a wireframing tool in 2011, but has since grown into an...

Exit Intent Modal Windows: Design Trends & Examples

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  September 14, 2017
Exit Intent Modal Windows: Design Trends & Examples

It seems like exit intent modals are the norm with every major blog, SaaS product, and digital ecommerce shop. These exit intents are modal windows that appear on top of the page once your mouse cursor leaves the website. It’s used as a marketing technique to draw people back to the page, or to convert them into a sales funnel. But these modal windows can be just plain...

Speed Up Your Development With Themify Ultra Theme

Andrian  •  Themes  •  September 13, 2017
Speed Up Your Development With Themify Ultra Theme

Never before could one decide that they desired a website, then create one with all the bells and whistles in the same afternoon. Well, the Ultra Theme by Themify is here to change all of that. In a matter of minutes, you can setup a fully loaded website, tailor made for your specific needs. Whether you’re creating an online space for your small business, restaurant,...

Adobe’s Photoshop Has New Tool for Drawing Curves

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  September 12, 2017
Adobe’s Photoshop Has New Tool for Drawing Curves

Photoshop is probably the most popular tool when it comes to retouching images or photographs. It’s also a good package for a lot of other tasks. Drawing curves, however, is not a strong point. If you have an Adobe subscription, the latest Photoshop update has a few goodies in the pipeline, including the “curvature pen” tool. Drawing or selecting curved paths in...

12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers

Jake Rocheleau  •  Tools  •  September 11, 2017
12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers

Smart designers know it’s a waste of time to reinvent the wheel. And with so many free resources online it’s easier than ever to find tools that’ll save you time. Color selection is a big process and often requires a lot of tweaking to get just right. You can save time by using color webapps that generate relevant color schemes from scratch, all 100% free! And I’ve...

Winners and Trends from the Apple Design Awards 2017

Carrie Cousins  •  Apps Examples  •  September 8, 2017
Winners and Trends from the Apple Design Awards 2017

Apple recently released it’s winners of the 2017 Design Awards. The annual event showcases some of the most outstanding design and innovation in the digital space. The awards are in their 20th year and “recognize excellence in design, innovation and technology in apps and games across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.” The 2017 slate of represent eight...

Top Cheap WordPress Hosting Providers

Andrian  •  WordPress  •  September 8, 2017
Top Cheap WordPress Hosting Providers

One of the most important aspects of website success is having a solid hosting/server provider because a slow or non-functional website is inefficient for every business. If you use WordPress, it is important to understand that not all companies are ready to host your website. That’s why we recommend specialized hosting for WordPress websites. In this article, we’ll...

Stockio, the Free Stock Website for Creatives

Doru Ciobanu  •  Tools  •  September 6, 2017
Stockio, the Free Stock Website for Creatives

Stockio.com is a new contender in the already overcrowded “free stock resources” ecosystem. But, I won’t complain about that. More free resources mean a boost of creativity. While there are quite a few sites where you can find photos, various kinds of icons, lots of music and even videos for both personal endeavors or commercial projects, Stockio comes with...

Why Developers Use (and Love) Slides Framework (Survey)

Andrian  •  Tools  •  September 5, 2017
Why Developers Use (and Love) Slides Framework (Survey)

Designmodo created a 10-question survey for users to gather feedback about Slides Framework. Everyone connected with Designmodo fell in love with Slides Framework pretty much at first sight. But the real question was if other developers would love it too. The natural answer was to ask...