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15 Web Design Trends to Watch in 2020

Trends / 4 Dec 2019

15 Web Design Trends to Watch in 2020

The average life of a website is three years. And design elements – such as color and typography – often get updated more frequently than that. That’s why it is so important to keep up with web design trends.

Doing this allows you to make small tweaks to your design today so that it won’t be out of date tomorrow. So which web design trends do you need to be on the look-out for this year?

This guide will help you create an on-point design plan for 2020!

30+ Best Minimal PowerPoint Templates 2020

Inspiration / 3 Dec 2019

30+ Best Minimal PowerPoint Templates 2020

Delivering a minimalist PowerPoint presentation can clearly convey your message, and remove any clutter. This collection of modern, minimal PowerPoint templates is a great place to start—they put the focus on you as the speaker, and what you have to convey!

These files are all fully editable and can be easily tweaked according to your needs. Most come with hundreds of example slides with graphs, tables, images, text, and more. They’re perfect for giving that next presentation a special touch.

Embrace the minimal design philosophy, choose a stunning PowerPoint template for your next presentation that has clean lines, subtle design, and a simple, professional look-and-feel.

50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2020

Inspiration / 3 Dec 2019

50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2020

Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font.

In order to celebrate this amazing subtype, we have gathered 40+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use for your next design project.

They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs included consist of different variants and weights that give you plenty of scope to experiment in your designs. Let’s take a look!

40+ iPhone PSD Mockups (Free + Premium) 2020

Graphics / 2 Dec 2019

40+ iPhone PSD Mockups (Free + Premium) 2020

An iPhone mockup graphic is the perfect way to demonstrate your app, website, or user interface. We’ve collected dozens of the best iPhone mockup PSDs and vectors, in all shapes and sizes, for your next project.

A well-designed mockup can make your app or website interface stand out from the crowd, and it’s the perfect way to present your design to a client. Our iPhone mockup picks vary between photograph-based PSDs, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them are a great way to showcase your app.

We’ve also collected a mix of iPhone mockups for different versions of the phone — from the iPhone 7, to the iPhone XS, covering every type of device.

The 2020 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers

Inspiration / 2 Dec 2019

The 2020 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers

The countdown is on. There are just weeks, days even, remaining until the holiday. We all know that designers can be tough to shop for, so our gift list should be a life-saver!

We’ve collected a list of super cool gift ideas for designers, to help you be the perfect secret (or not-so-secret) Santa this holiday season.

We’ve got you covered with everything to make your favorite design happy.

Find something unique and different for the person close to you, with these wonderful gift ideas.

30+ Best Tri-Fold Brochure Templates (Word & InDesign)

Inspiration / 29 Nov 2019

30+ Best Tri-Fold Brochure Templates (Word & InDesign)

Are you working on a new tri-fold brochure design for your business? Want to make them look even better than your competitors? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re featuring some of the best tri-fold brochure templates you can use to easily design a stunning brochure with a minimal budget.

The design of a brochure says a lot about a company and the quality of the business. The colors you use in your brochure, the way you format the content, and the fonts you choose, play an important role in showing off professionalism and authority.

For this collection, we’ve carefully handpicked the best brochure templates designed by professionals to help you choose the right design and get a head-start on your own tri-fold brochure design.

We’re also sharing our tips for designing a tri-fold brochure, and sharing the pros and cons of using InDesign vs Word for your brochure to help get your project off to the best possible start.

20+ Pro Magazine Mockups (Cover + Spread)

Inspiration / 28 Nov 2019

20+ Pro Magazine Mockups (Cover + Spread)

Are you working on a professional magazine design? Then you’ll need a professional magazine mockup template to present your design to your clients.

We’re here to help you complete that step without an effort. In this collection, we bring you a set of handpicked professional magazine mockups for showcasing both covers and the spread.

You can also easily customize these mockups to create a beautiful scene and make your magazine designs look more realistic as well. Our tips for choosing a magazine mockup will help to point you in the right direction!

Scrape Search Results in Real-Time With Zenserp SERP API

Reviews / 28 Nov 2019

Scrape Search Results in Real-Time With Zenserp SERP API

Do you need to scrape search engine results quickly and reliably? A search API can do the trick. Today, we’re taking a look at Zenserp’s SERP API and how you can make use of it.

SERP, or a search engine results page, data can be a useful tool for website owners. You can pull information into your project to provide a more robust user experience.

But completing this process manually is close to impossible. You need a tool to pull this data out for you, to help you move ahead with the important task of analyzing the information, and learning what it can tell you.

Christmas Graphic Design: 5 Tips for Classy Festive Design

Graphics / 27 Nov 2019

Christmas Graphic Design: 5 Tips for Classy Festive Design

From holiday cards to party invitations, to sales promotions, to baubles on a website design. It’s time to start thinking about ways to spruce up your graphic designs for the Christmas season!

The trick is creating something that looks classy and festive, not gaudy and overdone.

You want Christmas to be threaded through your design, not being garishly overwhelming!

Here are five tips to get you on your way with ideas to get you thinking about Christmas graphic design projects with some downloadable elements you can make your own.

Vintage Graphic Design: Inspiration, Ideas + Modern Takes

Trends / 27 Nov 2019

Vintage Graphic Design: Inspiration, Ideas + Modern Takes

Vintage graphic design is a nifty way to create an old-school feel for projects. Today we’re exploring the vintage graphic design trend, and how to use it in your design projects.

Vintage elements can include typography, illustrations, photo styles, and even entire aesthetic palettes. Further, there are different eras to choose from when you want to go for a vintage feel.

Vintage themes from different time periods can provide completely different visual properties and techniques to play with.

Let’s explore some of them!

The Best Black Friday Deal Yet: UX Design Education

Reviews / 27 Nov 2019

The Best Black Friday Deal Yet: UX Design Education

There’s a trend this holiday season to opt-out of a lot of the chaos and consider alternative gifts that have more meaning or create greater experiences. To choose something that can benefit yourself, serve a bigger purpose, and not just be another gadget that’ll wind up in the trash six months from now.

The gift of a UX education fits perfectly for anyone with a design background. The Interaction Design Foundation is offering a stellar Black Friday deal with 25% off UX courses for Design Shack readers.

It’s the perfect way to choose to spend money on something meaningful, that will bring you long-term value.

Want to know more about what you can give (or get) with this deal? Read on.

Handy Collaboration & Site-Shipping Tools for Creatives From SiteGround

Reviews / 26 Nov 2019

Handy Collaboration & Site-Shipping Tools for Creatives From SiteGround

Many creatives and developers would agree that building and managing websites for their clients is fulfilling, yet quite time-consuming work. It can become increasingly difficult when many people are involved in such projects for handling different tasks like coding, preparing content, design, and in the end, shipping the final product to clients.

Luckily, our friends at SiteGround Web Hosting now offer a useful set of website management tools in one simple interface that help freelancers, developers, and web agencies work more efficiently and conveniently. Here is how these tools can help you streamline your work.