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Roshan Perera

Roshan Perera

Roshan is a blogger and a freelance writer with years of experience in digital marketing, web design, and UXD. He also loves to code websites in his free time.

20+ Best Video Transition Effects (For After Effects + Premiere Pro)

Premiere Pro Templates / 17 Feb 2021

20+ Best Video Transition Effects (For After Effects + Premiere Pro)

Video editing is an art form of its own. It takes careful and creative thinking to create a video that captivates an audience. Not just in filmmaking but it applies to YouTube, Instagram, and many other types of video content as well.

The art of transitioning from one scene to the next is one of the most challenging tasks video editors have to deal with. Especially when it comes to creating content for online audiences, people expect to see attractive effects in transitions.

Let’s face it, the default transition effects included with video editors have already been used way too much. It’s time to think differently and add some unique transition effects to your own videos.

It takes a lot of work to create transition effects. But, with the help of these transition effect templates, you won’t have to spend hours designing and creating effects. Just download the After Effects or Premiere Pro templates and start editing.

7 Best Sketch Alternatives for Windows & PC

Sketch Templates / 11 Feb 2021

7 Best Sketch Alternatives for Windows & PC

Sketch is one of the most popular apps among designers and artists. Whether you want to design a mobile app interface or craft a set of unique icons, it has all the tools you need in one place.

However, the Sketch app also has a few downsides, the biggest one being the app’s exclusivity to Mac devices. If you’re a Windows PC user, you can’t use the Sketch app.

Thankfully, there are a few amazing Sketch alternatives for PC you can use instead. In this article, we take a closer look at the best Sketch alternatives for Windows, including both free and premium options.

Let’s dive in.

6 Top Web Accessibility Plugins for WordPress

Inspiration / 9 Feb 2021

6 Top Web Accessibility Plugins for WordPress

Building more inclusive websites that provide equal experiences to all audiences, especially for persons with a disability, should be the main goal of every web designer.

According to the World Bank, more than one billion people, or 15% of the world population, suffer from some form of disability. And it’s your job as a designer to make websites accessible to everyone.

WordPress is a great software you can use to make accessible websites. The software itself is well optimized for accessibility and, more importantly, it allows you to easily implement accessibility solutions for your websites using third-party plugins.

In this post, we take a look at the best WordPress web accessibility plugins you can use to make accessible websites that serve all audiences equally.

Best Drawing Software for Digital Artists (PC & Mac)

Software / 28 Jan 2021

Best Drawing Software for Digital Artists (PC & Mac)

Finding the right drawing app for digital art is a process that involves a lot of trial and error. We want to help narrow that search by giving you this list of the best drawing software for digital artists.

Whether you’re a beginner just getting started or an experienced artist looking for a better drawing software, we have handpicked some of the best software you can use to craft professional art and designs.

When choosing a drawing software you also need to look for specific features like support for drawing tablets, compatibility with different platforms, and affordable pricing. We made sure to check for these features when creating our list. You’ll also find some of the best free drawing software you can use without touching your wallet. Keep reading to learn more.

10+ Professional Monospaced Fonts for Designers

Font Collections / 25 Jan 2021

10+ Professional Monospaced Fonts for Designers

It’s easy to underestimate the potential of monospaced fonts, labelling them as a simplistic and uninspired. But that’s often far from the case. You might be missing out on an opportunity to add more originality to your work.

When used properly, a monospaced font can add more value to your design than many other creative fonts.

You’ll have seen them on printed documents, or when trying your hand at coding, but what are monospaced fonts? Who uses them? Can you use them for creative design work? Let’s find out.

Web Typography Rules: What You Need to Know

Font Collections / 7 Dec 2020

Web Typography Rules: What You Need to Know

90% of all the information on the web is in writing. That means that typography is a skill that dictates that 90%. That’s a staggering figure that highlights just how important typography is.

It’s absolutely everywhere: blog posts, social media, magazines, reports, books, and so much more.

What this means for you as a designer is that text is your primary means of communication. If you haven’t got your typography skills down, then you’re not going to be able to deliver your ideas to your audience.

Luckily for you, we’ve got a list of useful tips and rules that you can follow to avoid that happening. Even if you’re not the best at typography, follow the information that we’ve laid out here, and you’re going to be fine.

7 Effective Personal Branding Tips for Designers (+ Examples)

Business / 23 Nov 2020

7 Effective Personal Branding Tips for Designers (+ Examples)

Branding is an important aspect of every business. Not just for big companies and startups, but it’s also true for freelancers and professionals. Especially for designers.

The way you create your personal brand will play a key role in your success as a professional. Because your brand is how your clients perceive your work and your business.

How do you create a successful personal brand? As the brand futurist Simon Mainwaring said, you should first “define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms.”

That’s exactly what this article is all about. To help you define your core values and the tone of voice to create a successful personal brand as a designer.

Whether you’re starting out in the design industry or looking to refresh your existing branding style, follow these tips to make sure you build a winning personal brand for your business.

20+ Best Twitch Banner Templates in 2023 (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 16 Nov 2020

20+ Best Twitch Banner Templates in 2023 (Free & Premium)

Branding is an important part of finding success on Twitch. The way you design your channel, the emotes you use, and the way you present your streams becomes your brand. And that’s what helps you to stand out among hundreds of thousands of other streamers.

If you look at any successful Twitch streamer, you’ll notice that they all have personalized setups with creative Twitch stream overlays, custom emotes, and banners. Of course, they can afford to hire designers to get everything custom-made. But what if you’re just starting out and have a tight budget?

Thankfully, you can now easily design custom Twitch banners for your stream using pre-made templates. In this post, we highlight some of the best Twitch banner templates that you can use to create a unique banner for your stream without an effort.

Accessibility Compliance: What It Means & Why It Matters

Accessibility / 9 Nov 2020

Accessibility Compliance: What It Means & Why It Matters

Having access to the Internet is a basic human right. The same applies to being able to access and use a website as well, especially for a person with a disability.

Designing a website to be accessible to disabled people is now more important than ever. In fact, it’s now required by law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were established to ensure that all websites are properly designed for accessibility.

As a result, many brands and businesses are just now discovering the importance of accessibility compliance. Even Beyonce and her company had no idea about accessibility guidelines until her company was served with a lawsuit.

Whether you’re a web designer or a corporation, it’s important to be aware of the accessibility guidelines to make sure your designs are compliant with the law.

In this post, we introduce to you the basics of web accessibility compliance and why it matters. We’ll also show you how to make a website compliant with ADA and WCAG.

25+ Best Gaming & eSports Logo Templates for 2023

Logo Templates / 5 Nov 2020

25+ Best Gaming & eSports Logo Templates for 2023

Gaming has turned into a billion-dollar industry. Now it’s even bigger than Hollywood itself. If you’re thinking about starting a career or business in gaming, now is the best time.

Whether you’re starting a gaming magazine, a YouTube gaming channel, or your own eSports team, one thing you must have is a killer logo to represent your branding and identity. We’re here to help you with that.

We handpicked some amazing gaming logo templates and eSports logo templates to help you craft the perfect logo for your gaming business. A great thing about these templates is that you don’t have to be a graphic designer to use them. You can easily edit and customize them using Photoshop or Illustrator all by yourself.

Have a look and see if you can find a gaming logo that matches your brand identity.

accessiBe: Optimize for Accessibility Using AI Technology

Reviews / 27 Oct 2020

accessiBe: Optimize for Accessibility Using AI Technology

Improving a website for accessibility is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. It’s not only required by law but also, as a web designer, it’s your job to make sure websites are accessible to everyone, including for people with disabilities.

For many years most designers and agencies avoided the topic of website accessibility for believing that it costs way too much to make a website accessible. The truth is it’s an effortless process that you can now entirely automate using AI-based software at a very affordable cost.

accessiBe is a tool to do just that. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize websites for accessibility. In this review, we take a closer look at how useful this software really is.

We’ve even installed accessiBe on our own site to see how it works. Keep reading to see it in action!

10 Minimal Poster Design Examples (+10 Templates)

Poster Design / 22 Oct 2020

10 Minimal Poster Design Examples (+10 Templates)

Designing a poster can be a challenging task. Unlike most other types of designs, poster design requires careful attention to detail and a unique approach to grab the user’s attention. It’s no wonder that even the expert designers often struggle with poster design.

If you’re also trying to come up with a creative idea for your poster, we’ll help you get started. In this post, we showcase a list of amazing minimal poster design examples. Here you’ll find some brilliantly creative poster designs made by professional designers from around the world.

Take a closer look at each of these designs. Take note of their color choices, design styles, and how they control the audience’s attention with shapes, typography, and empty space.