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30+ Outstanding Adobe Lightroom Tutorials & Tips

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an awesome tool for photographers, professionals and amateurs alike. One of the biggest benefits to using Lightroom is …

Tutorials

Appetizing and Functional: 20 Delicious WordPress Restaurant Themes

A landing page is universally considered a tool fit for numerous purposes, and among those purposes, advertising a company, agency or local …

Web Design

How to Borrow Design Ideas from a Website without Downright Copying It

I was strolling through the Minneapolis Institute of Art, completely unburdened by time or a schedule. I saw Georgia O'Keeffe and an …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners

We frequently publish posts on this blog that feature tutorials for learning how to do various things with Photoshop, but we have rarely focused on …

Tutorials

45+ Stunning & Professional WordPress Landing Page Themes

NSAMCWADLP, or the NSAMCWADLP principle, stands for ‘Never Start A Marketing Campaign Without A Dedicated Landing Page’. Want your business to …

Marketing

11 Design-Centric Jobs that Pay More Than $65k

Art—drawing, coloring, capturing real life with imagery—is one of the first skills people learn. Before you were speaking in fully formed sentences …

Content Strategy

7 Sections Your Online Design Portfolio Doesn’t Need

When it comes to your design portfolio, quality matters far more than quantity. Designers are often tempted to include every section they can think …

UX Design

The 15 Most Popular Types of Photography You Need to Master

Because a photography style is often like a niche in the industry, there are hundreds of types to follow and try, in both online and offline …

Online Life

Intro To Content Marketing For Designers

The basis of content marketing is to publish amazing content on your website that draws people in from all over the web. It’s a sort of antithesis to …

Content Marketing

How A Company Blog Can Improve Marketing Efforts

Every great company should have a strong web presence, and these days that means more than just having a website online. The most prominent addition …

Marketing

Handling Dropdown Navigation Menus In Responsive Design

There’s no denying that modern websites need to be responsive. It’s just a sign of the times and a testament to how quickly things change on the …

Internet

How A Mascot Can Improve Your Brand Identity

Colorful mascots can breathe life into a simple corporate identity. These mascots can be animals, people, or personified objects. The goal is to …

Email Drip Campaigns For Beginners: Best Tips & Resources

The world of email marketing is incredibly detailed, but it’s not hard to jump in. The initial setup can be intimidating, but once you learn how it …

Marketing

Best Sites To Find Free Sketch Resources

Sketch is quickly becoming the de facto choice for UI/UX design. It’s cheaper than Photoshop and built specifically for interface design work. There …

Beginner’s Guide To Conducting A UX Design Review

Every website has its strengths and weaknesses. This is common across all markets, and performing a UX review can help you identify the weak …

UX Design

15 Sites To Find Free Web Development Tutorials

All the resources you need to learn web development can be found online for free. There are plenty of premium courses, but there are also many free …

Tutorials

How Web Designers Can Handle Adblock Users

The dramatic rise of adblockers continues to climb with no end in sight. Users have lost trust in many ad agencies based on tracking, autoplay …

Ad Blocking

Need Customized Shirts? The Best Brands for Designers

T-shirts are extremely versatile; you can dress them up, and you can dress them down. Most importantly, they're one of the simplest ways to express …

T-shirts

The Designer’s Guide To A Successful Rebranding Workflow

A company’s brand—or its allover feel and aesthetic—should connect with consumers in some way. Good branding should jump out and make a statement, …

How Calligraphy Can Improve Your Typography

The last several years, the world has seen hand-lettering and calligraphy experience a resurgence in popular culture. This is a direct result of the …

Calligraphy

How to Build a Winning Client Referral Program

Imagine you’re looking for a new mechanic. Since you’re pretty clueless when it comes to cars, you need someone who’s extremely trustworthy.Searching …

Business Development

Time & Date Input Fields: Design Trends & Resources

Handling date information from the user is always a hassle. There’s no single best way to do it, and the information is often a bit too clunky to …

Trends

What Designers Should Listen to for a Creative Boost

“Could you take that call outside?”That's the question you hear asked across the co-working space you booked for your latest design sprint. It's a …

Headphones

The Best Practices for Designers Who Love Scrolling

While website scrolling has fluctuated in popularity, this trend appears to be resurging among website designers. Reinvented and liberated from its …

Trends

9 Simple Steps to Make Your App the Michael Jordan of Apps

With new apps being developed daily (over 1000 per day on the App Store alone), it’s difficult to make yours unique. Finding the right app is …

Michael Jordan

5 Alternative Income Streams For Freelance Designers

Working as a freelance designer has its pros and cons. On the plus side you get to work on lots of creative projects and work on your own time. But …

Freelancing

Tips and Tricks for Creating Better Design Style Guides

Let’s face it—web standards have evolved considerably. If you are looking to build a successful website, you may find yourself hiring a team rather …

Style Guides

Tips & Strategies For Multilingual Web Design

The Internet has pervaded far beyond language barriers and is like a ubiquitous modern utility. Most websites focus on a single language but larger …

Web Design

UI Design Trends that Will Rock 2017

Trends in app design change constantly—some fade with time, while others continue to grow and evolve. Most trends are worth considering, however, …

UI Design

Busting The Color Conversion Myth

Color doesn’t happen on accident. Except in finger painting, of course.In the world of marketing, everything has a purpose, and color is no …