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Ideas for Pushing Beyond your Creative Comfort Zone

Advertise here with BSA Working under pressure can feel like you’re caught in the cross hairs of a critic scrutinizing your every move. Unfortunately you can’t see him because this critic sniper has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight – right inside your skull. We are usually our own worst critics and over time this can build...

All QR code generators are not created equal

The heated discussions still rage about the effectiveness of QR codes in marketing. Most people agree that the main problem is marketers not knowing how to use the codes properly. This includes placement, the call to action, where the code link takes consumers, and the scanability of the code. Scanability is one of the concerns […]

Applying the Rule of Thirds to Web Design

Advertise here with BSA This is a fascinating subject that doesn’t always get discussed in the realm of web design. Photographers are probably familiar with the rule of thirds related to photo composition. But how can interface designers use the rule of thirds to create interesting digital designs? In this post I want to explain the rule of thirds...

5 Key Components of a Winning Social Media Campaign

Develop, design and execute effective social media campaigns by following these 5 key components: Set Goals, Implement, Promote, Encourage and Analyze. Read More

Create a Weathered, Painted Effect With a Vector Smart Object in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Smart Objects are one of the most powerful and versatile features in Photoshop. Using a vector illustration as a Smart Object gives you even more flexibility. The Smart Object is edited non-destructively, so even...Show More Summary

FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson

FontShop’s David Sudweeks sat with type designer Mark Simonson at TypeCon 2014 “Capitolized” in Washington, DC to talk about Mark’s work from the early days, submitting his first design to the ITC review board by mail in the late 1970s, to his ways of perceiving and working with original design ideas. FontCast #19 — Mark [...]

Styling And Animating SVGs With CSS

CSS can be used to style and animate scalable vector graphics, much like it is used to style and animate HTML elements. In this article, which is a modified transcript of a talk I recently gave at CSSconf EU and From the Front, I’llShow More Summary

Sites of the Week: Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse

Today we're proud to feature in our post a giveaway from ThemeFuse! Take a look below to know how to enter and win a completely full website, including hosting! Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay...Show More Summary

Google News Redesign Concept by George Kvasnikov

Google News is one of the most visited news aggregator sites because of its functional … Read more posts by Kevin Mark Rabida

Why It’s Always a Good Idea to Use Social Sharing Plugins Like Monarch

Advertise here with BSA It’s amazing how much time people have come to spend socializing online. Nowadays, the average person in the U.S. will engage one or several social networks throughout every single day. These statistics hardly come as a surprise, if you think about the setbacks that most of us must now contend with: being far away from...

When Flowers Start To Bloom, It’s A Sign That SmashingConf Oxford Is Coming Soon!

Crafting a good front-end is no piece of cake. When tough budgets and ambitious goals interweave, you need just the right expertise to make just the right decisions. That’s why we create heavily practical Smashing Conferences, and the...Show More Summary

Envato Stories Meets Tuts+ Instructor Jordy Vandeput

The latest Envato Stories video comes from Hasselt, Belgium, where the team met up with Tuts+ video production instructor Jordy Vandeput. Jordy has been teaching on Tuts+ since the start of 2013, as well as running his own video production company. Since buying his first camera at the age of 12 Jordy has been passionate about filmmaking. Show More Summary

Monarch: The Leader of a New Generation of Social Plugins

Advertise here with BSA Each and every one of us comes across interesting pieces of information in our daily news feed, or as we are casually surfing the web. At times, we even feel the urge to share some of those articles, videos, images, etc with the people we know. Show More Summary

5 Things We Learned About Creative Briefs From Briefly

Every designer has had a problem dealing with a client’s requests. Some clients give too … Read more posts by Claire Jariss Manlapas

Be A Better Designer By Eating An Elephant

I can’t imagine any other industry in which so much change happens so quickly. If you stop paying attention for a week, it can feel like you’ve not been listening for a year. There’s so much to learn. Falling behind is easy, too. WeShow More Summary

The easy way to future-proof your web design skillset

The last century has seen a tremendous shift in the value we place on artisans. Particularly in light of the mass market style production of products, craftsmanship is still sought after for its quality and distinct style. Today, web designers are amongst the list of professionals who are working with the constant threat of being […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: October 6, 2014 – October 12, 2014

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]

Design Principles From the Films of Wes Anderson

Every filmmaker and designer has heard of the guy who was able to make a cynical … Read more posts by Claire Jariss Manlapas

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