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Design Trend: Experimental Typefaces & Fonts

Trends / 20 Oct 2020

Design Trend: Experimental Typefaces & Fonts

One of the biggest trends in website design is experimental typefaces. These funky, unique, and always special fonts can serve as the backbone of a project or provide a special spark.

Experimental typefaces come in a variety of formats from handwriting styles to interesting serifs to color or animated fonts. There’s something for everyone with fonts that are a little bit different (or even customized).

Here’s a look at this design trend and how to make it work for you.

10 Best Pitch Deck Examples That Made Startups (+ Templates)

PowerPoint Templates / 20 Oct 2020

10 Best Pitch Deck Examples That Made Startups (+ Templates)

Having a great idea for a startup is not enough if you can’t make others see your vision. Pitch decks are the medium used to bridge this gap. To help visualize your startup idea to investors.

A well-crafted pitch deck is usually the reason behind the success of many modern startups. It’s what earns them the first rounds of funding and get the business up and running.

If you’re also in the process of pitching your startup idea to investors, take a look at some of the pitch deck examples below that made startup ideas into billion-dollar companies.

40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2020

Sketch Templates / 19 Oct 2020

40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2020

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with!

In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project.

All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily implemented in your design.

We’ve also got you covered if you’d like a refresher on how to install a Sketch template, or learn about a few Sketch tips you probably didn’t know!

9 Website Design Tips for Different Generations (Yes, It Matters!)

Accessibility / 19 Oct 2020

9 Website Design Tips for Different Generations (Yes, It Matters!)

It’s a no-brainer for most designers that you plan a project based on a certain target audience. It might be for people who like soda or buy video games or have an affinity for athletic shoes.

But another consideration can often be overlooked – designing for different generational segments. Age can impact how people use websites, apps, and mobile devices. Generational differences can affect your design scheme, accessibility plan, and even the language and colors in the design.

If you haven’t thought about these differences, now is the time to start. With wider website audiences all the time, designing for different generations can help your project be more successful for more people.

50+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Lightroom Presets / 16 Oct 2020

50+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone.

What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks.

Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato Elements. But, for those of you who are on a tight budget and can’t afford premium presets, we made this list of best free Lightroom presets you can download and use to enhance all kinds of photos.

Design Trend: Modern Tappable Targets (And How to Do It)

Mobile / 15 Oct 2020

Design Trend: Modern Tappable Targets (And How to Do It)

A solid tap target can make or break your mobile website or app. The size, shape, location, and overall design of the button or link determines whether a user successfully completes an action or not. It might seem like a small thing, but can be one of the most important elements of a design.

Modern tappable targets are easy to recognize, work in an expected manner, and encourage engagement.

Today we’re looking at how to design them, ways to craft effective call-to-action items, and considerations around color and font choices.

15+ Best Twitch Stream Overlay Templates in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 15 Oct 2020

15+ Best Twitch Stream Overlay Templates in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Twitch is well-known as a video game streaming platform but it’s actually much bigger than that. Now it’s populated by all kinds of content creators and professionals. Most of them are even using Twitch as their main source of income.

You’ll notice that all these Twitch streamers have their own unique and personalized streaming setups. They have creative overlays for the facecam with colorful and branded designs. This helps the streamers to set themselves apart from the millions of other streamers.

Usually, you have to hire a graphic designer to get a customized Twitch stream overlay designed for your channel. It will require a big investment, which is harder to afford when you’re just starting out. Thankfully, there’s a more affordable solution to this — Twitch overlay templates.

Twitch stream overlay templates are pre-made overlay designs that you can easily edit, customize, and upload to your stream setup. It’s that easy. Have a look in our handpicked Twitch overlay templates collection below to find a design for your Twitch channel.

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2020

Lightroom Presets / 14 Oct 2020

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2020

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.

If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app.

The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2020

PowerPoint Templates / 14 Oct 2020

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2020

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out!

A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates.

To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free PowerPoint templates with modern and professional designs that you can use to make various types of presentations. Good luck with your presentation!

10+ Best Progressive Web App (PWA) Templates 2020

App Templates / 13 Oct 2020

10+ Best Progressive Web App (PWA) Templates 2020

Progressive web apps are easier to manage and cheaper to build. And, when using web app templates, you can get a complete app made in half the time.

In this post, we feature some of the best progressive web app templates you can use to make various types of apps. Whether you’re a web designer, developer, or making your first web app, these templates will surely come in handy.

Times are changing and you no longer need to hire app development agencies to build a mobile app. Using a progressive web app, you can build an app with less effort and at a very affordable cost.

When making a mobile app for a simple website or a service, like an online store or a delivery service, a progressive web app is the best method to accomplish your goals.

40+ Best Gothic Fonts

Font Collections / 12 Oct 2020

40+ Best Gothic Fonts

There’s something unusually attractive about a gothic font design. It can make any typographical layout look magnificent and majestic, and it’s probably why gothic fonts are widely used in branding and logo design.

If you’ve been looking for a unique gothic font for a new project, you’re in luck.

We’ve handpicked the best gothic fonts for this collection, with various design styles that you can use to design logos, book covers, posters, website headers, t-shirt designs, and much more. Explore the collection and start downloading!

9 Reasons Why You Should Use Open-Source Fonts

Typography / 12 Oct 2020

9 Reasons Why You Should Use Open-Source Fonts

This is a love letter of sorts to an underrated design tool: open source fonts. Open source fonts are licensed in such a way that anyone can use them for any project at no cost.

Many open source fonts come with the standard Open Font License (you can find it here), and it gives you huge flexibility in how you can use them, the types of projects they are suitable for, and how they can be distributed.

There are plenty of reasons to try open source fonts for projects online and in print. And every typeface featured in this post is open source!