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adobe-portfolio
Reviews / 8 Jun 2016

Showcase Your Work With Adobe Portfolio

Is updating your portfolio a chore? Is it one of those tasks you can never find time to do? Adobe Portfolio might just be the answer.

Adobe’s new portfolio tool – yes, the same Adobe behind industry standard graphic design and editing software – is easy to use and can help you get your work online in short order. Today we’re taking a look at how it works, why it’s a solid contender in this space, and how it can help you build a professional online portfolio.

google-slides-templates
Inspiration / 7 Jun 2016

25+ Modern, Premium Google Slides Templates

Google Slides is a great web-based, free platform for creating presentations (and collaborating as you do so). There are plenty of pre-made default templates available, but they can only so so far — many are quite simple, and lack polished aesthetics.

If you’re wanting to take your Google Slides presentation to the next level, today’s collection of 25 pre-made templates will help. They’re all fully editable, beautifully crafted, and come ready for you to drop in your own text, images, graphics, charts, and more. We hope you find them useful!

micro-moments
UX Design / 6 Jun 2016

How to Create Memorable Micro-Moments

How many times a day do you look at your phone? Its a statistic that always amazes me, but the average person looks at their phone 46 times per day.

Every one of those glances is an interaction between the design and the user. These micro-moments are a vital part of the user experience. How an interaction such as a notification or alert works can make the difference between retaining a user and losing one. It’s your job to design these micro-moments in a way that is usable and memorable. Here’s how to do it.

style-guide
Business / 1 Jun 2016

What Needs to Be in Your Style Guide? (And How Do You Enforce It?)

Everyone with a website needs a style guide. It’s that simple. If you’re wanting to instil more consistency in your project, and get everyone on the same page, your style guide will become invaluable.

Now that we have that out of the way, what exactly do you put in that guide? And how do you make sure other people on the team follow the rules so that your visual presence maintains consistency? That’s a little more complicated. Let’s dive into the topic today.

imac-mockups
Inspiration / 31 May 2016

40+ iMac Mockups: PSDs, Photos & Vectors

The Apple iMac display can provide a beautiful surround in which to display your work. And the web is filled with some amazing iMac mockup templates, which make it easy to edit and drop in your own work showcase.

Whether your project relates to design or business, a high quality mockup is always useful to quickly present your work in an efficient manner. Today, we have tracked down 40+ brilliant iMac mockups, all of which provide easy manipulation and editing. These mockups are mixture of Photoshop templates, Illustrator vector files and even stock photos. Just pick the type of file that you need, and you’ll be all set!

3d-visuals
Graphics / 30 May 2016

Working With 3D Visuals in Web Design: A Primer

The hottest — and possibly most-talked about — gadget out there these days is the 3D printer. It’s a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way products are made. But there’s another three-dimensional topic making waves in the design world as well — 3D visuals.

Even though website design actually lives in two dimensions, it’s not stopping designers from flexing their creative muscles and pushing the limits of the screen with more objects and projects that have a real-life feel. Let’s take a look at how you can make the most of the 3D trend.

solopreneur-review
Reviews / 25 May 2016

Solopreneur Review: A WordPress Theme for Bloggers

Solopreneur is a WordPress theme aimed at bloggers with an entrepreneurial spirit. It features a remarkably straightforward setup process, combined with a sleek and modern design. You’ll also find a few extras to help you grow your following and promote your projects better.

In this Solopreneur review, we’ll be putting this theme through its paces to help you decide if it’s the right choice to help you successfully connect with your target audience and effectively communicate what you have to offer online.

mimimal-powerpoint-templates
Inspiration / 24 May 2016

15+ Minimal PowerPoint Templates

Minimal design is highly desirable when it comes to showcasing your portfolio, or delivering a business presentation. A clear, clutter-free, minimal presentation template can put all the focus on you as the speaker, and the data or points you have to convey.

We’ve gathered a collection of just this — a set of minimal powerpoint templates that are perfect to use for your upcoming presentation. These files are all fully editable, and can be easily tweaked according to your needs. Perfect for giving that next presentation a special touch!

flat-design-2
Graphics / 23 May 2016

What’s Flat 2.0 and Why Should You Care?

Just when you thought you had flat design figured out, everyone has shifted to talking about Flat 2.0. If you never took the leap into designing a flat project, now is the time.

Flat 2.0 is easier to use because it combines the best of flat design with additional user interface cues to help you create website design that’s beautiful and functional. It’s also highly adaptable and works with almost any concept. Unlike some of the purest flat designed websites, Flat 2.0 combines elements of flat with subtle additions to enhance user-friendliness. Let’s take a look at a few examples!

iphonemockups
Graphics / 20 May 2016

100+ iPhone PSD & Vector Mockups

Whether you’re building a responsive website, or the next blockbuster app, having a gorgeous iPhone mockup graphic in which to demonstrate it can be really helpful.

Today, we’re taking a look at almost a hundred different iPhone mockups, in all shapes and sizes, that can make your app or website interface stand out. They vary between photograph-based PSD mockups, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them are rather lovely!

minimal-boostrap-themes
Inspiration / 17 May 2016

20+ Minimal Bootstrap Templates

Clean, minimal layouts are all the rage in web design these days. Whether it’s to have your work stand out in your portfolio, send a clear business message, or showcase your blog content — a minimal theme or template might be the answer.

Today, we’ve collected a selection of minimal Bootstrap templates that fit the trend. Most simply use HTML and CSS with Bootstrap as the foundation, but some are also integrated with WordPress as well. All of these templates are fully responsive, flexible, clean, search engine optimized and come with an advanced framework with plenty of powerful and flexible options.

modern-retro
Graphics / 16 May 2016

Design Trend: The Modern Retro Touch

You’ve probably heard the saying “everything old is new again.” The same can be said about design and design trends. While the medium might change, many of the old styles can come back into fashion.

One example of this is modern retro design. Today, we’re going to take a look at what modern retro is all about and how you can make this most of it in your design projects. What’s really nice about modern retro is that it works across mediums. While we are seeing a lot of it in website design right now, modern retro adds a fun touch to print projects from business cards to poster design to party invitations.