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Split Screen Design: The Trend That Keeps Growing
Trends / 19 Sep 2018

Split Screen Design: The Trend That Keeps Growing

Website design with a split-screen aesthetic is a trend that keeps evolving and growing. A split-screen design can be good for a number of reasons, including mobile compatibility and user-friendliness. Plus, many of these designs just look great!

Shifts in the trend show that there are so many different ways to create an effective split screen design that users will love. Consider this your introduction to split-screen design in the new and improved era!

25+ Modern, Premium Keynote Templates
Inspiration / 18 Sep 2018

25+ Modern, Premium Keynote Templates

Keynote is a presentation tool for Mac (and iOS) that you can use to create beautiful presentations wherever you go, on whatever device you’re using. It’s highly useful, dynamic and practical. Keynote is easy for producing and professional presentations that set you apart from the usual Powerpoint crowd!

Having a modern, premium Keynote template is a great starting point. We have gathered over 25 amazing Keynote templates that you can use for your next presentation. These templates range from business-centric themes to fashion design, creative presentations, and many others. All of these templates are affordably priced, and super-simple to install. We’ve also included a few similar Powerpoint templates if you don’t have a copy of Keynote, so you aren’t left out!

40+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups
Inspiration / 14 Sep 2018

40+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Part of your job as a designer is to make sure you present your final design to your clients in a way that they expect (and that makes your hard work shine!). Clearly, they will want to see how your design looks and feels on their actual product — that’s where product mockups can be incredibly helpful.

This week we’re taking a look at food, drink, and packaging design mockups. We’ve tracked down some beautiful examples on Envato Elements so, if you’re currently designing a label or package design for a client, some of these might be the perfect way to present your design when it’s done. Enjoy!

Drag and Drop Your Way to a Website With WP Page Builder
Reviews / 13 Sep 2018

Drag and Drop Your Way to a Website With WP Page Builder

Do you ever find yourself looking for an easier way to build a website? WP Page Builder is a drag-and-drop plugin for WordPress to help you create a website quickly without a lot of coding.

It’s made for designers who want to get a website finished fast or beginners that want to play with a website but don’t have design or coding experience. Here’s a look at the tool and how you use it.

15+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets
Inspiration / 13 Sep 2018

15+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.

If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app. The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!

Design Trend: Bubble & Blob Backgrounds
Trends / 12 Sep 2018

Design Trend: Bubble & Blob Backgrounds

Have you noticed all the fluid, boundless shapes in design projects recently? The use of bubbles and blobs is trending. From simple circles to interconnecting loops, to full-screen blobs that move and shift, to simple “blobby” animations, this trend is popping up everywhere.

The nice thing is that while using bubbles and blobs is a trendy design element, there are so many different ways to do it, and you won’t end up with a design that looks like you are just trying to add a fashionable element. Here, we have a collection of mini case studies of website designs featuring the bubble and blob design trend.

20+ Best Rainbow Background Textures
Inspiration / 11 Sep 2018

20+ Best Rainbow Background Textures

Using multi-colored backgrounds in a website or graphic design is a popular trend these days. And, with the help of the rainbow backgrounds in this collection, you’ll be able to give a beautiful and an attractive multicolor look to your designs while also keeping a professional edge.

We handpicked these rainbow background textures to fit all kinds of design work. Whether you’re working on a website design, a social media graphic, a poster, or even a business card design, you’ll find plenty of colorful backgrounds to match all types of design styles in this collection. Have a look and start downloading.

7 Tips for Better Contact Form Design (With Examples)
UX Design / 10 Sep 2018

7 Tips for Better Contact Form Design (With Examples)

Better contact form design starts with usability. The goal of a form is obvious: you need information from the user. The form has to be intuitive enough so users know exactly what to do and don’t get sidetracked in the process of completing that action.

The best contact forms are easy to look at and include highly usable elements that users can engage with without thinking about them. (It sounds a little easier than it is sometimes.) But thankfully, we have a selection of tips to help you design better contact forms.

80+ Modern Stationery Templates
Inspiration / 7 Sep 2018

80+ Modern Stationery Templates

This collection of the best modern stationery templates gives you a way to showcase your brand or identity in a realistic setting. Show off your company image, and deliver branding mockups in an authentic and professional way.

We’ve gathered a variety of stationery templates that contain a number of useful branding items — envelope designs, business cards, invoices, letterheads and many others. These beautiful templates are comprised of fully editable files. Your brand will never have looked as good!

25+ Keynote Business Slide Templates
Inspiration / 6 Sep 2018

25+ Keynote Business Slide Templates

What’s the most important part of a business presentation? The way you dress? Your speech? Or is it your body language? It’s actually none of the above!

Your presentation slides are the most important part of a business presentation. Why? Because your clients will be staring at the slides at all times and you’ll be using those slides to visualize your speech. That’s why you should pay close attention when designing the slides for your presentations.

To help you get started with your Keynote slide designs, we handpicked the best Keynote slides templates you can use for your business and corporate presentation needs. Design your presentation right, and you’ll capture and keep the attention of everyone in the room!

10 Tips for Perfect Poster Design
Inspiration / 6 Sep 2018

10 Tips for Perfect Poster Design

Almost everyone has designed a poster or flier at some point. Whether it was for self-promotion or a client, posters can be a fun way to present a message and do some interesting things with design.

Poster design starts with a common canvas. Common poster sizes are 8.5 by 11-inch letter (or A4), 11 by 17 inches and 22 by 34 inches. Large format poster sizes are commonly 24 inches by 36 inches. Posters can be designed vertically or horizontally, but are most commonly designed with a vertical orientation. Today we’re taking a look at ten useful tips for improving your next poster design!

5 Quick Tips for Fixing a Bad Logo Design
Graphics / 5 Sep 2018

5 Quick Tips for Fixing a Bad Logo Design

How many times have you walked into a project where the logo is a mess? Bitmap designs. Poor color choices. Lack of contrast. Inappropriate typography. A shape that doesn’t work anywhere. Here’s how to fix a bad logo design.

There are so many issues when it comes to bad logo design. And you’ll know one the minute you see it. These poor instances of design tend to stick out like a sore thumb.

But is there anything you can do? If the client isn’t in love with the miserable mark, you can make some quick fixes to at least turn the logo into something a little more usable. Here are a few tips (starting with a collage of bad logos!) and examples of quick fixes that can help improve a logo.