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7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

Business / 17 Dec 2020

7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

It might be the worst thing to happen to a design budget. Scope creep can bash timelines and obliterate budgets.

The best way to avoid this chaos is to beware of the causes of scope creep so that you can better manage projects.

But we all know that things are bound to go off the rails at some point, and we have some advice for how to manage those scope creep issues when they do happen.

50+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2021

Font Collections / 16 Dec 2020

50+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2021

Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!

It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great start!

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Software / 15 Dec 2020

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Having at least a basic understanding of coding is an important skill that every designer should have. Knowing your way around website design, HTML, and CSS will help you stand out among other designers.

Even if you’re a graphic designer working on print designs, you’ll never know if or when you’ll land a high-paying job to design a website or even parts of a website. Having some front-end design skills will definitely help advance your career as well.

The process of learning front-end design and coding begins with finding the right code editor for you. There are a lot of different code editors out there. But, only a few that are perfect for front-end designers.

In this post, we showcase some of the best code editors you can use for front-end design and coding. There are both free code editors and premium ones as well as web-based apps. Have a look.

Get Online Fast With the Duda Website Builder

Reviews / 15 Dec 2020

Get Online Fast With the Duda Website Builder

Get ready to create a website in half the time it takes to build a WordPress site. Seriously! The Duda website builder is a professional-level tool that can help you get online fast, with all the performance and search engine optimization capability you need.

Here’s a look at Duda and everything the web design platform offers, including the key features, pricing, and more.

25+ Best Geometric Fonts 2021 (Free & Premium)

Font Collections / 15 Dec 2020

25+ Best Geometric Fonts 2021 (Free & Premium)

There are many different types of fonts out there. One that stands out the most is geometric fonts. They are the fonts you look for when you want to create text with precision.

Geometric fonts have letter designs crafted to perfection. Featuring accurate designs that consist of shapes and lines made with proper measurement. They are a perfect example of professional fonts with creative designs.

If you’re wondering what a geometric font looks like, you don’t have to look far. In this post, we cover some of the best free and premium geometric fonts you can download and use in your projects.

Have a look and feel free to download any of these geometric fonts to craft more professional designs.

15+ Best YouTube End Screen Templates for 2021

Inspiration / 14 Dec 2020

15+ Best YouTube End Screen Templates for 2021

The related video suggestions panel on YouTube is one of the most effective tactics the platform uses to get users to watch hours of content at a time. It’s part of the reason why YouTube is so addictive.

With the help of YouTube end screen templates, you can leverage this same tactic to grow your own YouTube channel. And to get your audience to watch more of your videos and grow subscriber numbers through the roof.

YouTube end screen templates allow you to add beautifully designed screens at the end of your videos to suggest more content from your channel and encourage people to subscribe.

We’ve found some amazing YouTube end screen templates you can use without any expert design or video editing skills. Have a look.

Design Trend: Imagery Without People

Trends / 14 Dec 2020

Design Trend: Imagery Without People

Where did all the people go? In the same way streets are a little less crowded, so are design projects. It’s a design trend that’s rooted in practicality – what kind of imagery is appropriate in the world we live in now?

With so many rules and changing norms, the easy answer can be to eliminate images that focus on people and faces altogether. And while it is a little different than what we might be used to, it’s not a bad solution to a current design problem. It’s also something you can probably deploy with existing image assets if you need to retool a current design.

Projects that feature imagery without people can have other practical applications as well that aren’t pandemic-related. Let’s take a look.

25+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2021 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Designer Templates / 11 Dec 2020

25+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2021 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Designer is one of the most comprehensive graphics editing software available today. And it’s the best Adobe Illustrator alternative you could find. Today, we’re bringing you a handpicked collection of those amazing Affinity Designer templates and Affinity Designer assets.

The software is affordable, supports a wide variety of file types, and very beginner-friendly. The community for Affinity Designer is growing. Many marketplaces are now listing templates, textures, icon packs, and other resources specifically made for Affinity Designer.

We’re featuring a mixed collection of Affinity Designer templates and assets that includes all kinds of resources. And we only include the assets that come in .AFDESIGN file format, the default file format for Affinity Designer.

It’s worth noting that Adobe Illustrator files are also fully compatible with Affinity Designer. In addition to .afdesign files, you can download and use AI files and templates without any issues.

30+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2021

Google Slides Themes / 11 Dec 2020

30+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2021

Google Slides is one of the best tools for creating presentation slideshows, especially with the number of free Google Slides themes and templates available. It has quickly gone from being a free PowerPoint alternative to become the go-to app for creating professional slideshows.

Another great thing about Google Slides is templates. With a great Google Slides theme or template, you can instantly craft a beautiful presentation in just a few minutes without expert design skills.

Today we wanted to show you how amazing Google Slides templates can be. So we brought you a collection of free Google Slides themes and templates to use in your projects.

Usually, a premium Google Slide template is the best way to design a professional-looking presentation. But, there are some amazing free templates you can use with your non-commercial and personal projects. Here are a few of those templates you can download right now.

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2021)

Software / 10 Dec 2020

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2021)

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 2021, but not in any particular order. Have a read through to find the one that’s right for you.

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2021

Font Collections / 10 Dec 2020

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2021

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

We’ve gathered more than 100 of the best modern 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.

Many serif fonts risk feeling a little old a dated. Not these. Our pick of modern serif fonts all look fresh, innovative, and ready for creating design work that sets a trend! And our tips for choosing a modern serif font will help you pick just the right one for your project.

When (And How) to Outsource Design Work to Someone Else

Business / 10 Dec 2020

When (And How) to Outsource Design Work to Someone Else

If it has ever crossed your mind that a certain element of a design project would be better if you had help, then outsourcing work could be a viable option.

Design agencies, small shops, and freelancers can all benefit from having a bench of partners that can help with projects. Successful outsourcing is based on a mutual relationship between parties that have a similar design style and work ethic.

This guide will take you through everything you need to know about outsourcing graphic design work.