20+ Business Plan PowerPoint Templates

When pitching a new business plan, project proposal, or even a new idea to your team, having a professionally designed business plan PowerPoint template can go a long way to make your presentation successful. We handpicked a collection of modern and creative business plan PowerPoint templates you can use to quickly design an effective presentation slideshow for your next meeting. With these templates, you don’t have to worry about arranging images, formatting text, or choosing color palettes. Just download the template, double click on the file to open it in PowerPoint, and start editing. The perfect way to present your next business plan in style! Dots – Business Plan PowerPoint Template Dots is a PowerPoint template with a modern design. Specifically made for crafting business plan slideshows, the template comes with more than 250 unique slides featuring graphs, charts, infographics, icons, and much more. This template will help you design Read the full article…

Digging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of Display

Digging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of Display Digging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of Display Rachel Andrew 2019-04-08T13:00:59+02:002019-04-09T11:06:18+00:00 A flex or grid layout starts out with you declaring display: flex or display: grid. These layout methods are values of the CSS display property. We tend not to talk about this property on its own very much, instead concentrating on the values of flex or grid, however, there are some interesting things to understand about display and how it is defined that will make your life much easier as you use CSS for layout. In this article, the first in a short series, I’m going to take a look at the way that the values of display are defined in the Level 3 specification. This is a change to how we defined display in earlier versions of CSS. While it may seem unusual at first for Read the full article…

Design Thinking: An Introduction

Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that is ideal for tackling ill-defined or unknown problems. This makes it very effective for addressing the multifaceted problems faced by today’s increasingly complex organisations. In the words of IDEO Founder, Tim Brown, for businesses, “design thinking is all about upgrading within constraints” – meaning companies must innovate without […] The post Design Thinking: An Introduction appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

Choosing Your Battles, Part 2

By Jonathan Walter UX designers often have limited influence in enterprise environments with relatively immature User Experience cultures. So exhausting your hard-earned capital with stakeholders on the wrong things can create unnecessary obstacles. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I presented the following scenarios in which it makes sense for UX designers to demonstrate some flexibility with their teammates and stakeholders: making aesthetic choices employing custom patterns and controls following a UX process managing teammates’ expectations using UX jargon defining the scope and timing of projects and features Now, in Part 2, I’ll consider scenarios that necessitate UX designers’ taking a firmer stance. Then, I’ll suggest some ways of deciding whether a particular situation befits your taking one course of action over another—acknowledging that the best approach can sometimes be ambiguous. Read the full article…

Videvo: Free, High-Quality Visuals for Your Website

Looking to create more engagement or interaction on your website? Video might be the answer. According to some of the latest data, using video can increase engagement, is a favorite among website visitors and customers, and actually increases overall return on investment. The takeaway? You need to be using video content. If you aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Videvo. It’s packed with stock videos that you can download and use in projects. Here’s how it works. What is Videvo? Videvo is a stock video resource with thousands of stock videos and motion graphics, as well as audio tracks in one place. You can browse footage options by category or using search. (The same goes for sound effects and music.) And everything is free to use in personal and commercial projects. The creators of Videvo tell their story like this: Let’s face it, stock footage and audio Read the full article…

10 Best Free Stock Video Sites in 2019

Need video? From moving images for your own website, to b-roll for clients, having a solid place to find quality stock videos is a must. Today, we’re going to help you “stock” your toolkit with ten places to find amazing, free stock video for a variety of projects. We are giving you basic information about using stock videos from each vendor; make sure to check specific license agreements before using any stock image or video. These can vary quite a bit, and it’s worth making sure that any video use is a good fit for your project license-wise! 1. MixKit MixKit is packed with free HD videos. Videos are grouped on the site by category and include some stunning imagery. The options include subtle b-roll such as abstract water droplets all the way to a raving club scene. And everything looks authentic with a modern video style. New videos are Read the full article…

A Transparent Approach to Project Estimation, Part 1

By Leo Frishberg Whether you’re doing business development for an agency or an in-house UX group, to win a stakeholder’s business, you must provide a value proposition that makes your services more attractive than those of your competitors. If you’re managing a project, a team, or a business that depends on the delivery of services, it’s essential that you negotiate the project scope and ensure your stakeholders understand what you’ll be delivering before beginning work. It’s also important to reconcile the project scope and track status along the way and to manage costs and stakeholder expectations—not to mention your contractual obligations. In this article, I’ll describe the approach that I devised for scoping, estimating, and reconciling services at Phase II, an external agency, and have since applied as an internal service provider at Intel and The Home Depot. The scoping and estimating spreadsheet that I created has evolved over the Read the full article…

Lead, Don’t Manage, Part 2

By Jim Nieters In Part 1 of this two-part series, I highlighted some of the important differences between a manager and a leader. I also described how, when managers manage employees, that often means they’re directing employees to do things the way they would do them. Such managers function as critics rather than coaches. The challenge is that, when managers are more critical than constructive, they diminish their employees. In contrast, good leaders are multipliers who inspire their employees to execute better than even those employees thought possible. When employees execute well and are happy, their leaders are usually successful, too. I also discussed the importance of being an advocate who coaches employees rather than acting as a critical adversary. Read the full article…

How to Explain UX Research to Skeptical Stakeholders

By Meghan Wenzel One day at work, a bright, young engineer approached me, asking how things were going. He said, “I’m curious about UX research. But isn’t asking people what they want a bad way to approach product development? Didn’t Henry Ford say, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’?” I thought this was a great question, and it gave me an opportunity to dispel some misconceptions about UX research. So I replied, “Great question! Actually, we don’t ask people what they want because you’re exactly right that they probably wouldn’t give us a productive answer. It’s not their job to design the next great product. It’s ours!” Instead of asking participants what our next product or feature should be, UX researchers take a much more nuanced approach. UX research involves careful observation of users along with targeted inquiry and thoughtful analysis. Read Read the full article…

30+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2019

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy. Whether you’re working on an annual sales report, financial report, or a marketing report, we found templates to fit all kinds of documents. This collection includes both free and premium templates. Have look and start downloading. Creative Annual Report InDesign Template Make your company annual report stand out with this creative InDesign template. It comes with fully customizable 40 page designs in A4 Read the full article…

15+ Best Company Profile Templates (Word + PowerPoint)

Creating a company profile brochure or slideshow is a big responsibility. You especially need to pay careful attention to the design, arranging content in a readable and attractive way. These company profile templates can be a huge time-saver! Designed by professionals, these templates allow you to easily create a company profile brochure or a PowerPoint presentation without having to spend hours on perfecting the design. We handpicked a collection of the best company profile templates for Word and PowerPoint, to help you create a modern company profile for your business. These templates are all easily customizable to boot. Modern Company Profile Word Template This modern and creative company profile template comes in both A4 and US Letter sizes and features 18 unique page layout designs. The template can be easily customized with Microsoft Word as well as InDesign. It also includes a business card template, letterhead, and a flyer design Read the full article…

40+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2019

A great website mockup design can help to present your web design in a beautiful, unique way. This collection of website mockup PSDs is perfect for doing just that, and we’ll also share our favorite website mockup tools, and tips for creating your website mockup! Proper presentation is the key to delighting your clients. Whether you’re working on a website design or a logo design, the way you present your designs to your client determines your level of professionalism. When choosing a mockup template to showcase your design, you ideally want to choose a mockup design that looks out of the ordinary. Something that helps you display your website design uniquely and attractively that renders your clients speechless. Perspective website mockups let you showcase your layouts from different angles, making your designs look more like real products instead of just a static mockup. We’ve collected some of the best free Read the full article…

How We Used WebAssembly To Speed Up Our Web App By 20X (Case Study)

How We Used WebAssembly To Speed Up Our Web App By 20X (Case Study) How We Used WebAssembly To Speed Up Our Web App By 20X (Case Study) Robert Aboukhalil 2019-04-05T12:00:29+02:002019-04-05T11:06:39+00:00 If you haven’t heard, here’s the TL;DR: WebAssembly is a new language that runs in the browser alongside JavaScript. Yes, that’s right. JavaScript is no longer the only language that runs in the browser! But beyond just being “not JavaScript”, its distinguishing factor is that you can compile code from languages such as C/C++/Rust (and more!) to WebAssembly and run them in the browser. Because WebAssembly is statically typed, uses a linear memory, and is stored in a compact binary format, it is also very fast, and could eventually allow us to run code at “near-native” speeds, i.e. at speeds close to what you’d get by running the binary on the command line. The ability to leverage existing tools Read the full article…

Privacy UX: Common Concerns And Privacy In Web Forms

Privacy UX: Common Concerns And Privacy In Web Forms Privacy UX: Common Concerns And Privacy In Web Forms Vitaly Friedman 2019-04-04T16:30:49+02:002019-04-05T11:06:39+00:00 Many conversations in our industry tend to circle around strong opinions and universal answers. Choosing a shiny new technical stack or sticking to an old-school paradigm; betting on a trendy framework or building a custom light framework of your own; using an attention-grabbing pop-up or sticking to calmer, less annoying solutions. We tend to have strong opinions about design and development, and so we agree and disagree, and argue endlessly, trying to protect and explain our views. Sometimes (and maybe a bit too often) to the point that conversations escalate and result in annoyingly disgruntled camps not agreeing on anything. It’s not the stubbornness that brings us there, though. It’s the simple fact that we all have different backgrounds, expectations, and experiences. But sometimes we end up debating answers Read the full article…

Going Serverless With Cloudflare Workers

Going Serverless With Cloudflare Workers Going Serverless With Cloudflare Workers Leonardo Losoviz 2019-04-04T15:00:34+02:002019-04-05T11:06:39+00:00 (This is a sponsored article.) It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a website in pursuit of success must be in want of speed. And so, it goes serverless. At its core, serverless is a strategy for a website’s architecture, based on deploying static files (the good old HTML, CSS and image files) on cloud-based hosting, and augmenting the website’s capabilities by accessing cloud-based, charge-per-use dynamic functionality. There is nothing mystical or mysterious about serverless: its end result is simply a website or application. In spite of its name, “serverless” doesn’t mean “without a server”. It simply means “without my own server”. This means that my site is still hosted on some server, but by offloading this responsibility to the cloud services provider, I can devote all my energies to developing my own product (the website) and Read the full article…

A/B Testing: Optimizing The UX

Which font do you like more: Font A, or Font B? While this is a straightforward question, a data-backed answer to it has saved many companies millions of dollars. So how can you go from being a UX Designer to everyone’s favourite person? By conducting A/B testing! What is A/B Testing? An A/B test is […] The post A/B Testing: Optimizing The UX appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

20+ Best T-Shirt Mockup Templates 2019

How you present a finished t-shirt design can be a key consideration. And our pick of the best t-shirt mockup templates can be incredibly helpful in creating a stunning end result to impress your client. Certain types of designs, like t-shirts, require a slight sparkle of presentation to showcase how the end result would appear on the final product. You simply can’t showcase a t-shirt design without a t-shirt mockup. But, what if you don’t have the time to craft your own mockup for your t-shirt design? Not to worry. These to pre-made t-shirt mockup templates help you easily showcase any type of t-shirt design. Check out our collection and pick a mockup for your project! 7 Casual T-Shirt Mockups If you’re looking for a t-shirt mockup with an outdoor and urban background, this bundle is for you. This set includes 7 different mockup templates featuring various poses for showcasing Read the full article…

What Is Modern Logo Design? 10 Trends + Examples

Modern logo design is a collection of classic and trending elements, all of which combine together to create a brand mark that feels fresh. Today’s modern design is exemplified by sleek lines, simple lettering, color, and highly defined elements. Here, we’ll look at trends in modern logo design with examples from large companies and smaller brands. Whether you’re gearing up for a minimal design, love gradients, like hand-drawn imagery, or have a clear need for a responsive logo, we’ll have you covered with these trends and examples. 1. Minimalization Drop the embellishments. Logos that feature a minimal style are totally trending. This is a modern take on logos that’s been evolving for a long time as more designs feature flatter styles, fewer colors and as few words as possible. Minimal styles are popular for a few reasons: They are easy to read at a glance, and at small sizes They Read the full article…

Managing Z-Index In A Component-Based Web Application

Managing Z-Index In A Component-Based Web Application Managing Z-Index In A Component-Based Web Application Pavel Pomerantsev 2019-04-03T14:00:08+02:002019-04-04T11:05:31+00:00 If you’ve done any complex web UI development, you must have at least once furiously tried driving an element’s z-index up to thousands, only to see that it’s not helping position it on top of some other element, whose z-index is lower or even not defined at all. Why does that happen? And more importantly, how to avoid such issues? In this article, I’ll recap what z-index actually is and how you can stop guessing whether it might work in any specific case and start treating it just like any other convenient tool. The Hierarchy Of Stacking Contexts If you imagine the webpage as having three dimensions, then z-index is a property that defines the z coordinate of an element (also called its “stacking order”): the larger the value, the closer the element Read the full article…

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way. We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more. You can download and experiment with all these templates for a single price when you subscribe to Envato Elements, which costs just $16.50 per month. Sneaky – Fashion PowerPoint Template Sneaky is a modern PowerPoint template that comes with a stylish visual slide design, which makes it perfect for creating fashion and apparel related presentations. The template includes 45 unique slides with drag and drop customization features. Visionare – Modern PowerPoint Presentation Visionare is a beautiful PowerPoint template Read the full article…