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How to Make a Perfect Seamless Vector Pattern

I have always wanted to know how to do this (and I'm sure mine isn't the only way) but through a little practice, I've come across a somewhat simple …

Graphics

Call-To-Action Buttons: Top Performing CTA Design Trends

Websites are built for a purpose. This usually revolves around user behaviors like reading articles, signing up to a newsletter, or getting more …

UI Design

10 Seriously Easy Ways to Prepare for Your Next Interview

How to prepare for your next interview:• Know your interviewer<br>• Study interview questions<br>• Utilize various forms of practice<br>• Dress the part<br>• Elevate your …

Employment

4 Elements Of Wes Anderson-Inspired Web Design

For designers and design fans alike, a place of color, imagination and inspiration is a consistent state of mind. It’s safe to say that no one …

Graphic Design

Tradesmen Logo Design Trends & Ideas

It’s surprising how many tradesmen have poor-quality websites and even poorer logos. A digital identity is the cornerstone of most businesses—even …

Graphic Design

Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

Among many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. …

Graphics

5 Questions Every Freelancer Should Ask Before Taking a Job

Questions for freelancers considering a job:• Do I like this person/company?<br>• Will I enjoy this project?<br>• Is this something I can use in my portfolio?<br>• How …

Employment

Illustrator 101: One Gradient Across Multiple Paths

Again, this is a rather trivial Illustrator skill, but with a program as robust and sometimes mystical as Illustrator, you can often get something to …

Tutorials

Let Freedom Ring with These Free 4th of July Graphics

Where can I find the best 4th of July graphics?If you live in America, you know Independence Day is a day for grilling out, watching fireworks, and …

Graphics

3 Free Graphic Design Editors that Might Actually Change Your Life

Where can I find free online graphic design software?• Crello<br>• Vecteezy Editor<br>• Canva<br>Why do I need online graphic design software if I’m already a …

Graphic Design

How to Make Smooth Lines in Illustrator

This may seem trivial to a good many of you, but when I first started using Illustrator, it seemed to present itself as a serious challenge. I want …

Graphics

Interface Copywriting: Encouraging User Behaviors With Content

From email opt-in forms to clickbait headlines and shopping cart checkouts, everything relies on copywriting. And the specific style of copy can have …

UX Design

How Good People Skills Can Help You Be a Better Designer

What skills do I need to become a graphic designer?• Collaboration<br>• Communication<br>• Respect<br>• Linguistic Empathy<br>• Adaptability<br>• Conflict Resolution<br>• Patience<br>Graphic …

People Skills

Mobile vs. Desktop UX Techniques For Web Designers

Designing a website used to be just creating for fixed resolutions. But in our modern mobile world things have changed.How you style your site should …

Visual Design

Illustrator 101: How to Fix The Annoying Grayscale Color Problem

If you've ever run into this annoying little Illustrator problem, it can be very frustrating, but it has a simple fix. Every so often you may find …

Graphics

Mobile Interactions Guide: Designing Interactive App UIs For Beginners

Smartphones handle interactions far differently than desktops. Users have a much more intimate relationship with their phones and tablets because …

UI Design

35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

Looking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! …

eCommerce

14 Abandoned Cart Email Designs That’ll Bring Customers Back

One of the best strategies for increasing conversions is grabbing would-be customers back onto your site. With abandoned cart emails you can send …

eCommerce

35 Stunning Hi-Res "Public Domain" Astronomy Images

Back in 2009, in the wake of Shepard Fairey's debacle with the AP over the rights to the image he used as reference/inspiration for his wildly …

Astronomy

How to Make a Custom Illustrator Brush

It’s really a lot easier than you would expect. This tutorial was requested by many of my readers after I posted this Free set of 35 Abstract …

Graphics

Shopify Vs Volusion – Which is a Better Option?

With so many ecommerce platforms to choose from, you can now have a powerful online business. Setting up a retail store online has honestly never …

eCommerce

How To Design A Usable Contact Page & Contact Form

A usable contact page is crucial for every website. It’s the only way for users to connect with a site owner to ask questions or share suggestions.No …

UI Design

These Tennessee Designers Will Be the Only Tens You See

Who are some of the best graphic designers from Tennessee?• Jeremy Cowart<br>• Derrick Castle<br>• Kyle Jones<br>• Derik Hobbs<br>• Jenean Morrison<br>• Andrew Wierzba<br>• Coco …

Graphic Design

Homepage Design Tips For Small Businesses

Small businesses don’t need large websites with hundreds of pages. But they do need usable websites.Creating a small business website is all about …

Small Business

How To Approach New Design Projects

Staring at a blank page can always be a little intimidating, even for skilled designers. But this is the starting point of every new design …

UX Design

Tips For Creating Usable Charity & Nonprofit Websites

How do I create a charity/nonprofit site?• Draw your viewers' attention through high-quality photos<br>• Clarify the nonprofit's purpose and intention right …

UI Design

37 Intriguing 404 Error Page Designs

Words cannot describe the vehement frustration felt when reaching a 404 page. Sometimes the website just has a broken link and other times the user …

Ruby

14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

There’s so much to usability testing that it’s almost impossible to cover it all. But you should still do everything you can to gather metrics and …

UX Design

How Static Site Generators Will Affect The Web Design Industry

It’s funny how static HTML & CSS are still the best choices for speed, efficiency, and security. Even after all these years the web finds its way …

Web Design