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6 Unique Notebooks for Designers
Inspiration / 28 Mar 2018

6 Unique Notebooks for Designers

Some of the best ideas start with a pencil and paper. That’s why it’s a good idea to always have a sketchpad or notebook nearby to record those ideas when inspiration strikes.

How you use those concepts and sketches can determine what kind of notebook is best for you. (I actually have several go-to notebook styles – one for my desk and a small one that’s always with me in my bag.)

Here, we’re showcasing six unique notebooks for designers that can help you capture ideas and even facilitate projects.

20+ Best iPad Pro Mockups
Inspiration / 27 Mar 2018

20+ Best iPad Pro Mockups

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place.

Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for everything from drawing, logo design, 3D modeling, architecture design, and more.

Logo Design Trends of 2018
Inspiration / 26 Mar 2018

Logo Design Trends of 2018

Need a new logo? The early logo trends of 2018 are showing more designs with simple shapes, colors, and typography in formats that aren’t overly complex.

With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward more minimal and readable options. Every logo needs to stand out somehow, right?

Here’s a look at a few logo design trends of 2018 and how you can make them work for you.

20+ Awesome Resources for Bootstrap Lovers
CSS / 22 Mar 2018

20+ Awesome Resources for Bootstrap Lovers

Bootstrap has simply exploded in the web development community. There will always be skeptics and haters but on the whole, the project has been a smashing success and can constantly be seen at the top of the Forked and Watched charts at GitHub.

As a result of Bootstrap’s fame, lots of great related resources have been put forth by the development community. Today we’ve collected our favorites into a list of everything you need to get started with Bootstrap. From introductory tutorials to wireframing kits and custom generators, there’s something here for every Bootstrap lover.

10 Web Design Commandments for Every Project
Layouts / 21 Mar 2018

10 Web Design Commandments for Every Project

Do you have a rulebook when it comes to website design? There are some rules that apply to pretty much every web design project—let’s call them the “web design commandments”.

No matter how large or small the website, these rules are the foundation for good design. If you follow along with these basic guidelines, and make them part of your thinking for every project you start, you’ll avoid many of the pitfalls that designers can stumble into!

20+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions
Inspiration / 20 Mar 2018

20+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today.

These Photoshop Actions help you save time and improve your workflow when editing a portrait photo. You can use them to instantly retouch photos, add makeup, enhance colors, add effects, adjust toning, and much more with just a single click. Say hello to a faster, simpler workflow (and some impressive end results!). And if you’re looking for more advice and guidance on using these, our Photoshop Actions series is a great place to start!

30+ Best Minimal & Creative Keynote Templates
Inspiration / 19 Mar 2018

30+ Best Minimal & Creative Keynote Templates

If you’re in the process of creating a Keynote slideshow presentation for your next business meeting, we have a solution that will help you craft minimal, creative slides with beautiful designs.

There’s no need to spend hours perfecting the design of your slides or hire freelance designers. You can simply use Keynote templates designed by professionals to create the perfect slideshow presentation in a few minutes.

Minimalism is the key to capturing an audience and showing off professionalism. In this collection, we handpicked a set of creative and minimalist Keynote presentation templates for creating slideshows for business meetings, project proposals, pitch decks, and much more.

25 Incredible Designers to Follow on Instagram
Inspiration / 19 Mar 2018

25 Incredible Designers to Follow on Instagram

Curating your Instagram feed with designers creating beautiful work can be a great source of visual inspiration. From designers who create for print, web, packaging or almost anything—to creatives that share their process/side projects—the social media platform can be a great place to jumpstart your creative thought process.

And we’re here to help. We’ve gathered a list of 25 incredible designers to follow on Instagram to provide gems of visual gold each time you log in. What’s exceptionally fun about following this collection of designers is that many provide a glimpse into their professional projects as well as real life.

10 Tips for Designing Landing Pages That Don’t Suck
Layouts / 15 Mar 2018

10 Tips for Designing Landing Pages That Don’t Suck

A landing page is the first experience your customer (or potential customer) will have with your brand. It has to convey information, encourage a call-to-action, and reflect your personality. It’s difficult! Today we’re sharing ten landing page design tips to help.

If you just stick your logo and product image on a template, it’ll be obvious. The page won’t provide the experience or information your customer expected when getting there. Whether it is hard to navigate, difficult to read, or a mess of visuals, designing a landing page that doesn’t suck takes planning and precision. Let’s take a look at ten tips on how to do it better.

Build a Website for Any Business With Wix
Reviews / 15 Mar 2018

Build a Website for Any Business With Wix

Different business niches have completely different requirements when it comes to their website. Restaurants need a booking and menu system, musicians need support for playing their tracks, photographers need a beautiful gallery.

No matter what business area you’re currently working on a project for, it’s worth taking a look at what Wix has to offer. They have a range of professional designs and functionality to use a range of businesses—large and small.

Today we’re taking a quick look at the features and templates on offer, whether it’s for your business, portfolio – or for a client.

30+ Best Modern & Futuristic Fonts
Inspiration / 14 Mar 2018

30+ Best Modern & Futuristic Fonts

If you’re looking for a way to future-proof your designs, there’s no better way to start than finding a modern, futuristic font for your projects. And this collection of the best modern and futuristic fonts is a great place to start!

We’ve picked out some of the best futuristic fonts you can use with your website designs, T-shirt designs, posters, and branding work. Whatever your project, they’ll be something that fits the bill.

All the fonts in this collection are from Envato Elements. You can download them all and more design elements for a single price when you join the platform.

10 Tips for Perfect Brochure Design
Graphics / 14 Mar 2018

10 Tips for Perfect Brochure Design

Designing a brochure can be a rewarding project. There’s nothing like creating something that you can hold, touch, and read. Plus, the design is more than just an arrangement of parts—it includes texture and feel in a way that digital projects can’t convey.

Designing the perfect brochure can be intimidating. In addition to all the design considerations you normally think about, there are some things that are specific to printed projects. Today we’re taking a look at ten useful tips for improving your next brochure design!