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The Best Places to Find Designers to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Design-driven companies have outperformed the S&P Index by 219% over 10 years. However, many business leaders fail to prioritize strategic design thinking and are left scratching their heads when website visitors don’t convert or users abandon their products after just a short amount of time. Show More Summary

When Are Graphic Design Templates Okay to Use?

Beginning Graphic Designers often wonder if it is okay to use  design templates. I hear a lot of Graphic Designers with experience give some of the worst advice about this, overplaying the “value of originality” with no accounting for the context of the situation. Show More Summary

Finding the right design solution for your client

Have you ever been caught in a revision loop? Where you’re stuck in an endless cycle of revisions, edits and corrections? If you’ve gone through this, you know it’s a disaster. A client, your boss—someone wants you to make a few revisions. You make them, then they come back with more revisions. You fix those, but […]

Draw the 2016 Instagram Logo in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to draw the 2016 Instagram logo in Adobe Illustrator. The Steps (1-19) 1. Create a new document. 2. Select the Rectangle Tool and hold Shift to draw a square. Give this shape a black fill and remove any strokes. 3. Using the handles inside the shapes’ corners, drag... Read More at Draw the 2016 Instagram Logo in Illustrator

Create a Gold Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a gold effect in Adobe Illustrator. The Steps (1-10) 1. Create a New Document. 2. Either Paste or Place an existing vector shape into Illustrator, or create a new shape using the shape tools. 3. Create four colour swatches using the RGB values in the image... Read More at Create a Gold Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Introducing Smart Campaigns for marketing automation

If you’ve used a marketing automation tool to talk to customers, you’re familiar with the frustration of trying to send the right message, to the right people, at the right time. Things get complex real quick. Each customer is uniquely...Show More Summary

Fullscreen Slideshow Cover in Adobe Muse

Add a Fullscreen Slideshow Cover to your Adobe Muse website. No coding skills required. Let’s face it – images play a huge part of how we communicate on the web. Images can tell a story, showcase a product, or convey an emotion. High quality images can even show how much effort someone went through to communicate... Read More at Fullscreen Slideshow Cover in Adobe Muse

Why Facebook or Twitter won’t own business messaging

Only a few years ago it seemed like Facebook and Google alone were battling it out to win the social network war. The structure of the internet was clearly changing, away from being centred around pages, and towards being centred around people, and both companies… Read more The post Why Facebook or Twitter won’t own business messaging appeared first on Inside Intercom.

30 Premium Responsive Shopify Themes

We always keep you updated on new free and premium eCommerce templates that hit the market every now and again. Recently, we posted about the top 20 free responsive eCommerce templates, a compilation which consisted of products developed for the top eCommerce platforms (PrestaShop, Shopify, OpenCart, Magento, etc). Show More Summary

Grab 25% off GraphicStock’s annual subscription

If you’ve ever done any kind of design work, especially on the web, you’ll know that a great source of stock images is an essential component in your toolbox. Very few clients can afford all-bespoke photography; nearly all companies need to use stock images at some point. So it’s essential that as a designer you […]

The Best Books for Designers

Written by the most creative and innovative minds of our time, these 75 books are must reads for all designers. Get a glimpse into the world of design that you’ve never seen before with these eye-opening notions that will inspire you. Those that have read these books rant and rave about them. “The author is a... Read More at The Best Books for Designers

Essential design trends, May 2016

Nothing catches your attention like a high-drama design. Big images, unusual use of common elements or whitespace and adventure-based gameplay are different ways to introduce users to a project. Each of these techniques has an over-the-top feel that makes a strong first impression and encourages user interaction. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1) […]

Popular design news of the week: May 23, 2016 – May 29, 2016

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

Comics of the week #341

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

30 Creative Wooden Workspace Interior Designs

An organized and clean workspace is one of the vital factors in any sort of work. While working as creative professionals, we spend most of the time in offices – doesn’t matter if it’s a home office or corporate one, we should take into consideration and make them as useful and nice as possible. In... Read More at 30 Creative Wooden Workspace Interior Designs

Tips for Incorporating Vectors Into Your Work

When it seems like photography just isn’t the right medium for what you’re working on, don’t forget about the creative power of illustrations. There’s an army of digital artists out there, creating new, completely original graphics every single day, and it’s about time you considered incorporating them into your work. Show More Summary

Using the Pen Tool in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to use the Pen Tool in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD). Drawing Straight Lines in Adobe XD 1. Create a new document. 2. Select the Pen Tool. 3. Left-click to create an anchor point on your artboard. 4. Left-click anywhere else on the artboard to create a second anchor... Read More at Using the Pen Tool in Adobe XD

Be Trendy With These Minimalist Design Ideas

Minimalism measures value by creating a clear distinction between excessiveness and necessity.  Despite promoting mere simplicity, minimalism is a complex process that revolves around a list of rules. In order to be able to fully understand...Show More Summary

Major redesign unveiled for Google Search

Perhaps in a nod to the popularity of card-based design, Google has begun to roll out a new look to its mobile Search results. Dubbed “rich cards” in a post on Google’s blog, this new design is a direct successor to the company’s rich snippets feature. But that’s not all, Google is also experimenting with its […]

Power up your website with a WordPress Form Plugin solution. Refer a buddy and get CaptainForm discounts

There are many ways you could enhance a WordPress website. One of them is by adding web forms.  A WordPress contact form will help you get in touch with your visitors, a WordPress feedback form or a WordPress survey allows you to gather...Show More Summary

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