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Design Trend: A New Generation of Image Sliders

Trends / 6 Jul 2020

Design Trend: A New Generation of Image Sliders

Website sliders are one of those design elements that we don’t love but have learned to live with. Generally, they don’t provide a lot of click value, but clients seem to love them.

A new design trend that features a new style of image sliders, fixes some of the functionality (and design boredom) issue of sliders. These aren’t your old-school image scrollers (and you won’t recreate these techniques with plugins).

Here’s a look at different design elements and ways of using this design trend so you can find renewed inspiration next time a slider is part of a project.

20+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Designer Templates / 3 Jul 2020

20+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2020 (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.

40+ Clean & Minimal Landing Page Templates (Free & Pro)

Inspiration / 3 Jul 2020

40+ Clean & Minimal Landing Page Templates (Free & Pro)

You may already know about the power of landing pages. It’s one of the greatest online marketing strategies many businesses use. Instead of directing your traffic to a website homepage, sending traffic to a landing page is a great way to increase conversions.

Did you know that 48% of marketers build new landing pages for each of their marketing campaigns? Unfortunately, building and testing landing pages isn’t easy. Fortunately, we’ve collected a selection of great landing page templates, that will have you up and running within a few minutes (all for less than $20).

20+ Flyer Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 3 Jul 2020

20+ Flyer Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Flyers are a classic marketing and advertising tool that allow you to promote your products and services to a huge audience, and raise awareness of your business or brand. But what looks good on the screen when you’re designing it may not translate perfectly into paper, so it’s a good idea to use a flyer mockup to ensure that your design has the desired effect.

Creating mockups from scratch is time-consuming and requires both time and expertise, so why not save yourself the time and effort and use one of the many flyer mockup templates available online?

We’ve even saved you all of the hard work, and rounded up some of the best free and premium mockup templates that are available for instant download, meaning you can be customizing your very own mockup in a matter of minutes.

Let’s take a look at some of the best flyer mockup templates that we’ve found.

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Procreate Brushes / 2 Jul 2020

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor?

For some, the answer is a definite yes.

Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you.

25+ Free Brush, Script & Hand Lettering Fonts

Font Collections / 2 Jul 2020

25+ Free Brush, Script & Hand Lettering Fonts

Type is what meaning looks like, says Max Phillips the founder of Signal type foundry. This quote alone proves the importance of using proper typography in designs. And these free brush, script, and hand-lettering fonts will get you off to a great start.

Typography is not just about improving readability but also giving an identity and meaning to your titles, headings, and paragraphs. You can’t achieve that goal without a great-looking font.

Even if you can’t afford a high-quality premium font, try to at least get a free font that gives meaning and personality to each and every design you work on. Never settle for the default fonts.

You don’t have to spend hours scouring the web to find a great free font. In fact, we did the heavy lifting for you.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best free brush, script, and hand-lettering fonts you can download for free. Have a look.

8+ Web Design Myths Busted: Old Ideas & Modern Best Practices

Trends / 1 Jul 2020

8+ Web Design Myths Busted: Old Ideas & Modern Best Practices

There are a few ideas about website design that seem to never fade away, even though they are not so true anymore. Some concepts haven’t stood the test of time, and it’s time to revisit whether we should be adopting them anymore.

Do people love sliders? Does simplicity = minimal design? Do you really need to include every page of your site in the navigation? There’s quite a bit to unpack!

Here, we’re going to look at a few web design myths and share modern best practices so you don’t fall into any of these old-school traps.

20+ Beanie and Hat Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 1 Jul 2020

20+ Beanie and Hat Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Beanies and hats are one of the most popular branded “swag” items out there, and are a common choice for businesses wanting to create products with their brand or logo on them – it’s both a functional item, and a marketing tool! But what if you go through all the trouble of creating a design, choosing a hat style and paying for manufacturing and shipping, only for it to arrive and look nothing like you imagined?

That’s where our list of mockup templates comes in. We’ve curated a list of the very best, professionally designed mockups out there for you to choose from – simply insert your design into the template, and you’ll instantly have a realistic idea of what your design will look like.

Plus, we’ve included both free and premium options, with a range of different hat types and aesthetics, to make sure that there’s something for every possible need.

Let’s get started!

25+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2020

Google Slides Themes / 30 Jun 2020

25+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2020

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.

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

Font Collections / 29 Jun 2020

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

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.

SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Business / 29 Jun 2020

SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Most designers don’t consider search when it comes to building a website. That’s a mistake. Optimizing for search is just as important as information architecture and should be part of the product design from start to finish.

This is true both for your own knowledge that the project stands the greatest chance of commercial success, and for your client too!

Whether you are starting a new project or redesigning your portfolio, working with search engine optimization in mind from the start is a smart idea.

Here, we’ll look at some of the most basic SEO tips to help you get started on the right path.

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

PowerPoint Templates / 26 Jun 2020

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations.

Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s also useful when emphasizing key points and data.

Of course, you don’t have to be a PowerPoint expert to design animated slideshows. You can simply use a pre-made animated PowerPoint template. We handpicked these templates just for you.

We’re also featuring a series of tips for creating animations and transitions in PowerPoint with some extra pointers and advice.