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How to Become a UX Designer
UX Design / 4 Jul 2018

How to Become a UX Designer

So you think you want to be a UX designer? But maybe you don’t know exactly where to start. Whether you are a student thinking about the future, or in the midst of your design career looking to make a change, the process is pretty similar.

If you put in the work and time, you can develop your skills and start doing more UX work. Today we’re exploring what a UX designer does, along with tips, ideas, and suggestions for how to start out on your journey to becoming a UX designer.

15+ Google Slides Templates for Teachers
Inspiration / 3 Jul 2018

15+ Google Slides Templates for Teachers

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates for teachers and educators. You can use these templates to quickly create a great-looking educational presentation with Google Slides.

Since Google Slides is a web-based app, slideshows are much easier to share with students. As a result, many teachers use the app to create slideshow presentations for various teaching needs. Unfortunately, Google Slides only offers a limited number of pre-designed templates and most of them are designed for businesses.

We’ve scoured the web for some of the best Google Slides templates with elements for creating slideshows for the classroom. These templates are from Envato Elements, which allows you to download all these templates and more for a single price — a great deal for teachers and educators!

15 Best Moodle Themes of 2018
Inspiration / 3 Jul 2018

15 Best Moodle Themes of 2018

Moodle is a powerful learning management system which is widely used by academics and students to build online course management and e-learning websites for universities and institutions around the world.

Moodle templates and themes let you quickly establish a great looking platform, without too much development time and resource. These templates are easy to implement and offer full customization. Some of these templates cover the corporate arena, while others focus more on education and learning. They’re a great starting point when developing your own platform!

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2018)
Software / 2 Jul 2018

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2018)

You don’t have to use Adobe Photoshop on your Mac to edit images like a pro. There are plenty of Photoshop alternatives for Mac that you can download or use in-browser to create just the right images and graphics for your projects. And some of them are completely free!

None of these are necessarily one-size-fits-all solutions. Each tool tends to serve a specific purpose; Do you want to edit online or on a desktop? Are you editing photos or multiple file types? Is all the work for web or will images get printed?

Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Mac in 2018, but not in any particular order. Have a read through to find the one that’s right for you.

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed
Reviews / 2 Jul 2018

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed

Planning on applying for a new job? Struggling to land a job interview? Then what you need is a professionally designed resume. Today we’re reviewing Freesumes, a free source of professional and stylish resume templates to help you stand out.

Landing a job interview is the most difficult part of the entire job searching process. According to surveys, an average job opening receives about 250 resumes. But, only four to six candidates actually get called for an interview.

Your resume is the most important item that will help you land an interview for your dream job. Unfortunately, designing a resume with a professional and a creative design is not something most people excel at.

As a result, many people end up using the same default resume templates that comes preloaded with MS Word and fail to stand out from the crowd. Freesumes aims to fix this problem by providing you with an incredible selection of unique resume templates for creating winning resumes.

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts
Inspiration / 29 Jun 2018

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts

It’s time to delve into a collection of the best beautiful, premium serif fonts. Serif fonts are ideal for printed literature, more detailed typography, or for creating a more formal effect. And these typefaces really stand out from the crowd.

Today, we have gathered more than 100 of the best serif fonts that you can quickly start using in your work. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they can make to your design project, compared to the more generic system fonts that get all too commonly used. There’s nothing like a distinct serif typeface to really set your layout apart, and create something beautiful.

7 Tips for Designing a Large Footer
Layouts / 28 Jun 2018

7 Tips for Designing a Large Footer

Not all website footers are made equal. While footer design might not be a sexy part of the web design process, a great footer can help users find information, contact you, and better engage with a website. Here’s how you design one that’s functional, and beautiful.

A large footer can also help organize information and make navigating a complicated website that much easier – think about the massive, multi-layer footer on Amazon’s website.

The trick to a large footer is content organization. Once you figure out what the footer design should help users do, it is easier to design a bottom-of-the-page element that you can be proud of. Let’s dive into some footer design tips.

Build a Website for Free With SITE123
Reviews / 28 Jun 2018

Build a Website for Free With SITE123

Whether you want to create a blog, showcase a business or organization or sell items online, one thing is certain. You need a great website. SITE123 is one example of a website builder. And it’s different than most of the other options you’ll find for one key reason – it’s completely free.

Getting started – or even redesigning an existing website – can be intimidating. A website builder can be the solution. Website builders are a set of tools that help anyone create a website without a lot of coding or design knowledge. It’s a quick and easy way to get a website online.

30+ Best iPhone X Mockups (PSD, AI & Sketch)
Inspiration / 27 Jun 2018

30+ Best iPhone X Mockups (PSD, AI & Sketch)

The iPhone X is Apple’s most radical phone to date. Which makes an iPhone X mockup the perfect way to showcase your design in an original way, especially if you’re working on an app, video game, or a website design.

iPhone X has a unique bezel-less design which makes it stand out. This also makes things a bit harder for designers to find mockups for the device. So, to save you the trouble, we found a collection of stunning new iPhone X mockups you can use to promote your work and showcase products. Enjoy!

25+ Best Stencil Fonts
Inspiration / 26 Jun 2018

25+ Best Stencil Fonts

Looking for the best stencil fonts for your next design project? We’ve collected our favorite stencil letter fonts to give you dozens to choose from, all beautifully crafted to give you a stylish stencil effect.

When it comes to designing movie posters, video game covers, and military and industrial-themed designs, you can’t go wrong with a stencil font. Stencil fonts can be a great choice for making bold statements and grabbing attention. And they work well with many types of print and digital designs as well. (We’ve also included a few delicate stencil fonts, for more subtle use cases as well!)

Enjoy browsing through our hand-picked collection of the best stencil fonts, and see if you can find one font that’s a good match for your next design project.

How to Write a UX Proposal
UX Design / 25 Jun 2018

How to Write a UX Proposal

Did you know that a great UX proposal can solidify client relationships and facilitate project management? Here’s how you write a UX proposal that will help you manage projects, and strengthen client relationships.

A UX proposal is a document that outlines a UX, app or web design project. It should note what the problem is – what the client wants – and how a solution will be developed digitally. The proposal sets an expectation of work, what will get done, and the timeline for milestones and launch. It is the guiding document for the project that developer/designer and client agree on before work starts so that everyone is on the same page.

If you are working without a UX proposal, you might want to make a change to that process right away.

100+ MacBook Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)
Inspiration / 22 Jun 2018

100+ MacBook Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook mockup, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockup templates, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks.

Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but we really like them all!