20+ Best Spooky Halloween Fonts

Halloween is a busy time. Not just for the kids, but also for professional designers. It’s that time of the year you start looking for Halloween-themed fonts, templates, vectors, and icons for designing all those spooky posters and greeting cards. Well, this year you won’t have to spend hours searching for creative fonts for your Halloween designs. Because we already did the work for you and picked out the best spooky Halloween fonts that will make your work stand out from the crowd. In this collection, we feature a collection of the best Halloween fonts that are suitable for all kinds of designs from posters, greeting cards, social media designs, and other Halloween and horror-themed designs. Have a look. Endless Sorrow – Halloween Font Making your Halloween designs look both scary and fun will be much easier when using this creative font. It features elements of both a quirky and Read the full article…

25+ Modern, Premium Keynote Templates

Keynote is a presentation tool for Mac (and iOS) that you can use to create beautiful presentations wherever you go, on whatever device you’re using. It’s highly useful, dynamic and practical. Keynote is easy for producing and professional presentations that set you apart from the usual Powerpoint crowd! Having a modern, premium Keynote template is a great starting point. We have gathered over 25 amazing Keynote templates that you can use for your next presentation. These templates range from business-centric themes to fashion design, creative presentations, and many others. All of these templates are affordably priced, and super-simple to install. We’ve also included a few similar Powerpoint templates if you don’t have a copy of Keynote, so you aren’t left out! Tayo – Modern Keynote Template Tayo is a colorful Keynote template with a modern design. It’s a multipurpose template made for business and corporate presentation needs. The template features 30 Read the full article…

Icon Design in 2018: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design in 2018, plus some great examples of inspiring icons and design work. Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. A great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project. Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2018! Line Style Icon Design Line style icons seem to be the trend that never gets old. Part of the reason is that this icon style can work practically anywhere on any background type. Many of the popular, downloadable icon packs often include a line style design because of this versatility. It’s easy to see this in the example above. Each icon is easy to see and Read the full article…

Bath Digital Festival returns

Bath Digital Festival is set to return on 23-27 October for its most ambitious year yet. The week-long festival of everything to do with digital technology will encompass 85 talks held in various locations around the city, and early bird tickets are available for just £10 (usually £15), which is ridiculously cheap for what’s on offer. Buy an early bird ticket to Bath Digital Festival for £10 That £10 ticket will get you access of the full schedule of events, and you just need to reserve your place on the ones you want to attend (hurry though, popular talks will book up fast). Helpfully, the mammoth festival is broken down in to a different theme each day.  Tues 23 – Digital creativity: Design and creativity using digital tools Weds 24 – Digital working: How tech is changing the way we work Thurs 25 – Digital for good: Digital as a Read the full article…

5 designer mistakes that drive clients mad

It takes time, skill and effort to build and maintain a strong, healthy client relationship. Getting it right is crucial, not just for the sake of the project you’re working on, but to help ensure repeat work. However, there has to be a balance between catering to your client’s needs, and being a doormat they take for granted. Likewise, you need to show you know what you’re doing and wow them with your creativity, but not come across as arrogant or inaccessible – the best client relationships are forged on collaboration. It’s a fine line to tread. Read on for five all-too-common mistakes that designers make that can drive clients mad – and more importantly, how to avoid them. 01. Ignoring the constraints of the brief It pays to think outside the box creatively, but constraints are there for a reason This may sound blindingly obvious, but sometimes the whiff Read the full article…

Push Notifications: Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid Making

Web and mobile push notifications are one of the most efficient and handy tools that can help you increase your conversion rates and engage your audience in real time and with actual results. Moreover, personalised push notifications can reach out to even the most determined leads. A smart marketing strategy with the use of push […] The post Push Notifications: Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid Making appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

Online Appointment booking systems: How do you choose the perfect one for your business?

You’re reading Online Appointment booking systems: How do you choose the perfect one for your business?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Over the last decade, it seems that everything has been happening online, doesn’t it? People like the feeling that they are just a few clicks away from whatever they need. With that in mind, if you are a business owner, … Read the full article…

Fixed Elements And Overlays In XD: Incredibly Easy And Fun Methods For Your Prototypes

Fixed Elements And Overlays In XD: Incredibly Easy And Fun Methods For Your Prototypes Fixed Elements And Overlays In XD: Incredibly Easy And Fun Methods For Your Prototypes Manuela Langella 2018-09-18T12:30:32+02:002018-09-18T10:47:33+00:00 (This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) A fixed element is an object you set to a fixed position on the artboard, allowing other items to scroll underneath. This way, you get a realistic simulation of scrolling on desktop and mobile. With the new overlay feature, you can simulate interactions such as lightbox effects and submenus. How do famous brands use fixed elements and overlays? Well, let’s take a look at some examples to get some inspiration first. From left to right: 1) McDonald’s mobile home 2) A submenu slides up when you click on the hamburger menu. This is an example of an overlay. 3) Netflix’s Italian mobile website home screen. 4) Netflix sets its call to action Read the full article…

Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box?

Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box? Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box? Rachel Andrew 2018-09-17T13:30:30+02:002018-09-18T10:47:33+00:00 This is the third part of my series on Flexbox. In the past two articles, we have looked at what happens when you create a flex container and explored alignment as it works in Flexbox. This time we are going to take a look at sizing. How do we control the size of our flex items, and what choices is the browser making when it controls the size? Initial Display Of Flex Items If I have a set of items, which have variable lengths of content inside, and set their parent to display: flex, the items will display as a row and line up at the start of that axis. In the example below my three items have a small amount of content and are able to display the content of each item Read the full article…

70 best tattoo designs

Getting a tattoo is a big deal. Whether it’s a classic or unique design you simply love or a picture or symbol that marks a meaningful event in your life, bagging the best tattoo design is a long and sometimes difficult process. Here, we’ve pulled together some inspiration that’ll help you choose the tattoo design that’s right for you. To make things simple, we’ve split the article into themes: flower tattoos (this page), tribal tattoos, mandala tattoos, dragon tattoos, cross tattoos, skull tattoos, geometric tattoos, anchor tattoos, animal tattoos, and couples’ tattoos. (If you’d like a slightly different take, check out these incredible examples of watercolour tattoos). Each of the categories contains more traditional tattoo designs, as well as quirky original ideas. You can navigate to the section you want using the drop-down menu above. Click on the images to see more of each tattoo artists’ work. Doodle art: 52 great Read the full article…

How UX Designers Can Innovate

Recently, I have written about different, often unexpected sources user experience designers can mine inspiration from. Whether you are stuck in a creative rut or want that motivational spark that comes from seeing masterful UX design, these wells of inspiration can help get the design gears in your head turning. However, that is only half […] The post How UX Designers Can Innovate appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

How To Create Emotionally Rewarding UX Designs

What makes a website’s design genuinely effective? Is it the way it looks or the way that it works? In truth, it is a little bit of both. Both the aesthetic and the functionality of a web page bear equal importance in the overall UX. Indeed, the way that a website makes a person feel […] The post How To Create Emotionally Rewarding UX Designs appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

7 ways illustration can help brands stand out

Illustration can help give a brand personality. It can make a brand more playful, more charming, more accessible or more beautiful – perhaps even all of the above. But unfortunately, brands don’t always get it right. Embracing the latest illustration trends is rarely enough to achieve standout – if anything, it’ll achieve the opposite. And while more timeless illustration styles can be effective for some, it’s all about picking what’s appropriate for the brand.  Read on for seven examples of brands that absolutely nailed it for different reasons, and how they used illustration to emphasise their own unique brand values…  01. Google shows its playful side Bee Grandinetti’s charming animation demonstrates Google’s Trusted Contacts app in a playful way When it comes to product design and UI, Google is the master of simplicity. Form follows function: it’s primarily the effectiveness and ease of use of its now ubiquitous search engine Read the full article…

Experience a whole new level of creativity with LG

To the untrained eye, a small piece of design or artwork can look like it was created in just minutes. But designers and artists will recognise – and empathise with – the hours behind even the seemingly smallest of drawings.  Few will ever see or understand the process, where all the work and magic happens. But LG gets it. Knowing the endless brain-strain and ideating that can go into a project is driving force behind LG’s UltraWide Festival; an initiative championing the efforts and skills of creatives all over the globe.  Star participants This year’s LG UltraWide Festival theme is ‘My UltraWide Time’, which focuses on the long hours and tireless effort of passionate creators. One of the highlight participants of this year’s LG UltraWide Festival is Alan Walker, a multiple-platinum DJ and producer, who knows what it’s like to spend countless hours at work, wondering if his efforts would Read the full article…

Best Free HTML Email Templates of 2018

You’re reading Best Free HTML Email Templates of 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Email campaigns are everywhere. Even if you have a website that represents a small local business, chances are that you have a list of your loyal subscribers to inform about happenings in your company. There are different approaches to generate … Read the full article…

Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work

Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Anselm Hannemann 2018-09-14T14:50:19+02:002018-09-15T11:11:14+00:00 It’s an interesting concept to compare JavaScript with CO2 and yet a very valid one. Alex Russel who works for the Chrome team and has a lot of insights into the current state of the web says that using too much JavaScript or using it exclusively (without progressive enhancement/graceful degradation) will have the same effect as too much CO2 for the ecosystem on planet Earth — the ecosystem will fall apart. And just like we need a certain amount of CO2 to live, we need JavaScript on the web. It’s that fine line that makes the difference — the line between not too much and none at all. I feel that with the native browser APIs that we have these days we have a fantastic Read the full article…

How to set up site theming with CSS variables

CSS Custom Properties, commonly known as CSS variables, are now supported by all major modern browsers. This means that for projects that aren’t burdened by having to support legacy browsers such as Internet Explorer, CSS variables can be considered – for all intents and purposes – safe to use. Many developers already use variables with preprocessors such as Sass or Less as a means of reducing code repetition. Native CSS variables work in largely the same way, but don’t require any additional build step, cascade like a regular CSS property, and most importantly, are available at runtime.  What is Sass? These benefits give native CSS variables an edge over their preprocessor siblings, and opens the door for developers to do a lot of interesting things with a lot less code. In this tutorial, we’ll be exploring how we can use CSS variables to implement website theming into a mock web app Read the full article…

The best power bank in 2018: top portable chargers to power your devices

If you’re looking for the best power bank to keep your devices charged while you’re out and about, we can help. We’ve pulled together this list of the best portable chargers right now, so you can be sure your phone, tablet or laptop will never run out of juice at that crucial moment ever again. After all, how many times have you been to a conference or a far-flung client meeting, and found you couldn’t take notes, tweet or shoot pictures, because your phone, tablet or laptop had run out of juice? Even the best laptop for graphic design can’t save you if you can’t find a plug. The good news is there are a number of great, affordable portable chargers on the market to keep your devices topped up. Scroll down to discover the best power banks available at the moment.  Which is the best brand for power banks? Read the full article…

40+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Part of your job as a designer is to make sure you present your final design to your clients in a way that they expect (and that makes your hard work shine!). Clearly, they will want to see how your design looks and feels on their actual product — that’s where product mockups can be incredibly helpful. This week we’re taking a look at food, drink, and packaging design mockups. We’ve tracked down some beautiful examples on Envato Elements so, if you’re currently designing a label or package design for a client, some of these might be the perfect way to present your design when it’s done. Enjoy! Food Pastry Boxes – Carrier Boxes Mockups This is a bundle of 6 different food boxes mockups. It includes different types of carrier boxes used to deliver pastry and food. You’ll find drink boxes, square-shaped boxes, triangle boxes, and more mockups in Read the full article…

Drag and Drop Your Way to a Website With WP Page Builder

Do you ever find yourself looking for an easier way to build a website? WP Page Builder is a drag-and-drop plugin for WordPress to help you create a website quickly without a lot of coding. It’s made for designers who want to get a website finished fast or beginners that want to play with a website but don’t have design or coding experience. Here’s a look at the tool and how you use it. What Is WP Page Builder? WP Page Builder helps you build responsive websites in WordPress with visual tools that work on the screen. The page builder includes a library that’s packed with elements and modules that you can drag and drop onto pages to create a design. Almost anyone can design and build beautiful websites without writing a single line of code using this tool. And no design experience is needed. The best feature of WP Read the full article…