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Design Trend: Open Concept Layouts
Graphics / 17 Jan 2018

Design Trend: Open Concept Layouts

If you watch any home improvement shows on television, the most repeated phrase might be “open concept layout.” Did you know you can DIY your way to an open-concept layout in website design as well? This design trend is more than just a home improvement idea.

Open concepts are a fun, and functional, visual pattern that can help users navigate your website while controlling digital clutter. Here’s how you do it with 10 mini case studies and examples!

20+ Best Blackletter Fonts
Inspiration / 16 Jan 2018

20+ Best Blackletter Fonts

Blackletter is a popular typeface that’s commonly used in vintage and grunge style designs. It’s now also being used in all sorts of modern designs from website design to logo designs, tattoos, and more.

As you probably know, Blackletter is a script that dates back to early 12th century. It was commonly used in Western Europe, especially in Germany. This typeface has a strong effect that adds a certain elegance and class to both digital and print designs. Even some of the most popular publications, such as the New York Times, still use Blackletter logo designs.

We found a set of Blackletter fonts that will help you add that same upper-class look to your various design projects. You can download all these fonts for just $29 when you subscribe to Envato Elements. There are a few great free fonts as well.

7 Tips for Designing for Oversized Touchscreens
Mobile / 15 Jan 2018

7 Tips for Designing for Oversized Touchscreens

Touchscreens are everywhere. But they aren’t just on your phones and tablets. Designing for the oversized versions of touchscreens – think desktop computer size and larger – can present a unique set of challenges.

How do you design for something so big, when you are so accustomed to thinking about thumb regions for screen design? Here’s a guide to thinking about oversized touchscreens and how to create something that users with interact with on an even larger touch scale.

6 SEO Habits That Will Increase Website Traffic
Business / 10 Jan 2018

6 SEO Habits That Will Increase Website Traffic

Everyone wants more website traffic, right? But are you doing all the little things that help boost search engine ranking with every new image upload or content update?

Creating the right habits from the start will keep your website in tip-top shape and hopefully result in bonus points from the Google algorithm.

The good news is that this list is packed with actionable, everyday tips. Start with a solid website framework and then employ these techniques with every update to get on the path to creating great SEO habits that won’t be tough to maintain.

30+ Best Line Patterns & Textures
Inspiration / 9 Jan 2018

30+ Best Line Patterns & Textures

Whether you’re working on a product packaging design, a greeting card, or even a website background, incorporating one of these line patterns and textures can help you achieve a pro result.

No need to spend hours of your valuable time searching for beautiful line patterns. We scoured the web to find the best line patterns and textures to help you get a headstart with your design process.

This collection includes both free patterns and premium items from Envato Elements (where you get unlimited downloads for a single price). Have a look and see if you can find a pattern suitable for your project.

Pros and Cons of Personalization in Your Website Design
Accessibility / 8 Jan 2018

Pros and Cons of Personalization in Your Website Design

When it comes to website personalization, designers have a lot of opinions. Is the research and hassle of designing a personalized interface worth the reward?

For big companies such as Amazon and Netflix, personalization has been a game-changer. But what about for your website? Can you use personalization to a great benefit as well? Here, we look at the pros and cons of personalization in your website design.

70+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates
Inspiration / 4 Jan 2018

70+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates

Brochures are an incredibly important part of identity and branding for any type of business. Whether you’re keeping customers informed, marketing a new product, or selling your services. A beautiful, modern brochure template can be a great starting point.

Today, we tracked down some of the most beautiful, creative brochure designs to help you quickly get started with a professional template. All these brochure designs come in the form of a ready-to-go template, fully print ready, and most just cost a few dollars. Let’s dive in!

5 Reasons to Move Your Website to HTTPS
Accessibility / 3 Jan 2018

5 Reasons to Move Your Website to HTTPS

Have you been putting off the move to HTTPS for your website? Even if this chore hasn’t yet made its way to the top of your to-do list, you should probably consider doing it sooner rather than later.

When a web giant such as Google makes a suggestion, website owners tend to listen. And that’s the case with HTTPS, which does get priority in search rankings and indexing. But that’s not the only reason to move your website to HTTPS.

30+ Best Instagram Templates & Banners
Inspiration / 2 Jan 2018

30+ Best Instagram Templates & Banners

Are you working on a content plan to grow your Instagram following or promote your brand? Then we have a selection of amazing Instagram post and story templates you can use to make your content shine.

The key to growing a following on any social network is to produce high-quality branded content tailored for your audience. You don’t have to be a graphic designer or even hire freelancers to create great content for Instagram. You can use templates instead.

With these Instagram templates and banners, you can create gorgeous posts, stories, and promotions for your Instagram audience all by yourself. You can edit and customize these Instagram templates with a single click.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Designers
Inspiration / 1 Jan 2018

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Designers

Happy New Year! Today, we’ve got a nifty guide to resolutions that are specifically for designers. What changes do you hope to make in 2018?

Did you know that people have been making resolutions to improve themselves and their lives since the time of ancient Babylonians? I’ll admit to making a few of these myself… now if I could only manage to keep them all year! Good luck with your resolutions and have a wonderful New Year.

How to Optimize Your Website for Voice
Accessibility / 27 Dec 2017

How to Optimize Your Website for Voice

Chances are, you often ask your phone or computer to look things up for you. With voice assistants getting better and being more widely used, more people are interacting with their voice. But what does that mean for your website?

Google actually reported that 20 percent of mobile search traffic is prompted by voice command. And that’s a number that’s likely to grow as more people interact with voice interfaces. It also means that you need to design your website to work for the way people talk.

60+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation Templates
Inspiration / 21 Dec 2017

60+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation Templates

PowerPoint presentations, love them or hate them, are an essential part of today’s corporate world. Whether for business usage or design purposes, the look-and-feel of your presentation can make tremendous amount of difference in how impressive your pitch comes across.

To help out with making your next PowerPoint presentation particularly impressive, we have searched the internet for professional and elegant PowerPoint templates that you can easily apply to your work. All these bundles contain fully editable slides and come at very affordable prices!