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Userwell: Better Understand What Your Users Want Online

Reviews / 3 Jun 2021

Userwell: Better Understand What Your Users Want Online

Insights into the user journey are a valuable tool for any website designer, developer, or business owner (regardless of industry). The right tool can help you make the right product decisions from real user feedback.

That’s just what you get from Userwell. It is product feedback management software to help you create and build products that users will want and love to use.

Here’s a look at the tool and how you can make it work for you.

2021 Mid-Year Design Trend Report: What’s Still Hot

Trends / 3 Jun 2021

2021 Mid-Year Design Trend Report: What’s Still Hot

At the beginning of each year, Design Shack does a roundup of trends that will likely influence the design landscape for the coming year.

Now that we are halfway through 2021 (can you believe it?) it’s time to look at which of those trends are thriving and which ones you can pass by.

Here, we’ll look at some fresh examples of the trends that are still hot for inspiration in your projects.

20+ Best LUTs for Premiere Pro & FCPX (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 3 Jun 2021

20+ Best LUTs for Premiere Pro & FCPX (Free & Premium)

LUTs (Lookup Tables) are an important part of the video post-production process. They play a key role in color grading and help create a consistent look across the entire video.

In this post, we bring you a collection of the best free and premium LUTs you can use in your post-production. Whether you’re a YouTuber or filmmaker, there are all kinds of LUTs in this collection for enhancing various types of films and videos.

These LUTs will allow you to easily fix your video footage with the right colors as well as to give them a Hollywood film look as well.

LUTs can be used with almost every video editing software and even photo editing software. You can use these LUTs even in After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, or Photoshop.

50+ Best Photoshop Brushes of 2021

Photoshop Brushes / 2 Jun 2021

50+ Best Photoshop Brushes of 2021

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of the best Photoshop brushes for creating amazing designs like a pro without having to break the bank.

We know for a fact that designers love to collect all kinds of brushes. That’s why we made sure to include a mix of Photoshop brushes in this post that will be useful in creating various types of designs, including everything from drawing to painting, coloring, texturing, shading, and much more.

We’ve collected a mix of free Photoshop brushes, and high-end premium options, for every budget.

50+ Best App Landing Page Templates 2021

App Templates / 2 Jun 2021

50+ Best App Landing Page Templates 2021

Whether your app landing page is encouraging people to sign up, register, join, or subscribe, it’s a key thing to get right. A carefully designed mobile app landing page can make-or-break your conversion rates, and it’s worth taking the time to get right!

Landing pages can hold a huge amount of value, and if you’re looking to create a specific layout, we have just the collection to help you. We’ve tracked down over thirty-five of the best-looking app landing page templates for your next project. Every one of these templates is easy to work with and customize for your own mobile app.

We’re also sharing a few landing page tips for your next project, to help point you in the right direction.

50+ Best PowerPoint (PPT) Templates of 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 2 Jun 2021

50+ Best PowerPoint (PPT) Templates of 2021

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience.

The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with charts and graphs to deliver a compelling presentation.

It usually takes hours to design a great PowerPoint presentation. But, you don’t have to go through all that trouble. We’ve found some of the best new PowerPoint templates you can use to quickly set up a professional presentation slideshow within a few minutes.

We’ve also collated some helpful tips for choosing a PowerPoint template, and key advice for giving a successful presentation, and Powerpoint Template FAQs to help get you started!

25+ Best Brochure Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Brochure Templates / 1 Jun 2021

25+ Best Brochure Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Most clients don’t see designs the way you do. Since they’re not designers it’s hard for them to imagine what a brochure design will look like as a printed document. However, a great-looking mockup will go a long way to help them get there.

With mockups, you can show clients what your design may look like as the end result. This will not only help you to get your designs approved faster but it will help show your professionalism as well.

If you’re working on a brochure design for a client, we handpicked a few great brochure mockups you can use to present your designs in a more attractive way.

In this collection, you’ll find both free brochure mockups and premium ones for multi-page, bifold, and tri-fold brochures with various styles of designs. Take a look.

How to Create a Disruptive Design (So It Will Get Seen)

Graphics / 31 May 2021

How to Create a Disruptive Design (So It Will Get Seen)

If you really want to create a design that will make people look, it has to be disruptive.

While “disruptive” can be a bit of a hackneyed catchphrase, it is also at the core of what you do when you create something new. The goal is to get people to stop, look, and interact.

Disruption works because it is different from the norm. This can include anything from being at the forefront of a new trend to designing with an interesting font, color palette, or design pattern.

This description from Layla Acaroglu explains it perfectly: “Design is about creating something that adds to or iterates on the existing, and disruption is about creating a disturbance with the intent of changing a system. When combined, the practice of Disruptive Design is to create intentional interventions into a pre-existing system with the specific objective to leverage a different outcome, and more importantly, an outcome that is likely to create positive social change.”

Now how can you do it? We have a few ideas (and examples) for you.

35+ Best InDesign Templates 2021 (For Brochures, Flyers, Books & More)

Inspiration / 31 May 2021

35+ Best InDesign Templates 2021 (For Brochures, Flyers, Books & More)

InDesign is a piece of software that can be used for all manner of design and publishing. With the help of pre-made InDesign templates, you can take full advantage of this software to supercharge your workflow and complete projects in record time.

Whether you’re working on a brochure design, flyer design, book, or magazine design, you can easily get a head start in your design process when using an InDesign template that’s already been designed and formatted by professionals.

In this post, we’re featuring a hand-picked selection of various InDesign templates you can use with all kinds of projects. If you’re looking for inspiration, these designs will help you get a few new ideas as well.

The Golden Ratio in Design: Examples & Tips

Layouts / 28 May 2021

The Golden Ratio in Design: Examples & Tips

This might feel like a math lesson but hang in there. The golden ratio combines a little bit of math, a little bit of nature, and a lot of practical application for designers. Let’s take a look at what the golden ratio means for design, and a few tips for using it in your design projects.

The golden ratio has been used throughout history to create design elements that have an ideal visual appeal. Because the shape is rooted in nature and mathematics, it’s the perfect combination of balance and harmony. And it’s a superb tool to have up your sleeve as a designer.

Pros and Cons of the “No Code” Movement

Business / 27 May 2021

Pros and Cons of the “No Code” Movement

There are a lot of people touting the value of “no code” website design right now.

Some of these people are companies that have built no code or low code website builders that are designed for small businesses and those that want a quick website.

Bigger platforms are starting to show some no code/low code elements. You could even argue that WordPress blocks are in this style of website design. Depending on your needs, you might be aligned with a no-code website build.

Here, we’re going to examine the no code movement and the pros and cons that come along with it.

25+ Minimal Business Card Design Templates for 2021

Business Card Templates / 27 May 2021

25+ Minimal Business Card Design Templates for 2021

A business card is more than just a piece of paper containing your contact information. It’s actually part of your brand identity that represents your work, skills, and who you are as a person.

If you’re not sure what type of business card is suitable for your brand, you can never go wrong with a minimalist business card design. Minimalist designs are a great way of showing off professionalism, your openness to new ideas, freedom to be creative, and how you’re different from others.

Crafting such a thoughtful minimal design is not easy. That’s why we’ve handpicked a collection of minimal business card templates for you to download. These templates are easy to edit and you can customize them all by yourself.