Out of the Way: Corner Navigation in Web Design

Corner navigation has been with us for a while. It is a small trend that has emerged from the popular perimeter navigation. However, unlike its predecessor, it looks less massive and more elegant, giving more space to the content.

It fits nicely into today’s hero areas that are used to produce the first impression. Occupying corners, it minimizes the risk of being at cross purposes with the extravaganza on the fore. And still – with all of that it provides users with a quick method to get away or move forward to explore the inner world of the website.Out of the Way: Corner Navigation in Web DesignContinue reading

Chatbots vs Email Marketing: Which Is the Best for Your Business?

Establishing a good relationship with your customers is a crucial step in ensuring your business’ success. A good way to accomplish this is to show them you’re around when they need you, whether it’s to give them the latest updates about your brand or something as simple as answering questions about your products and services.

But paying attention to each and every one of your customers becomes more challenging the larger your clientele becomes. To ensure that nobody gets left out, you can turn to chatbots and email marketing, analyzing which works best for your business.Chatbots vs Email Marketing: Which Is the Best for Your Business?Continue reading

Can You Really Get Away from Your Design Business?

If you’re fortunate enough to find some success as a freelance web designer, you might just carve out a week or two of vacation time each year. It’s a well-deserved chance to reconnect with family, friends or maybe enjoy a solo adventure.

As a business owner, this is actually a lot more difficult than it may seem. Sure, getting away in the physical sense is simple enough. Just hop on your favorite mode of transport and get moving. The mental side of the equation, however, can be much more of a challenge.Can You Really Get Away from Your Design Business?Continue reading

8 Creative Snippets for Creating Pixelated Backgrounds

Pixels are the building blocks of so much of what we see online. And the more advanced display technology becomes, the more of these tiny squares are shown on our screens. The result is that both text and images are incredibly sharp.

Still, for all of that high-tech beauty, there’s something to be said for the simplicity that classic pixel-based art brings to the table. It not only reminds us of the good old days, but it can also be an effective design technique.8 Creative Snippets for Creating Pixelated BackgroundsContinue reading

10 Amazing 3D Text Effect Tutorials for After Effects

3D text is a great way to make your text pop and you can use it in a number of different projects. For example, you can use it as a text opener in a branding project. You can also use 3D text in an ad campaign or in a movie poster.

And with a tool like After Effects, you can create the 3D text pretty quickly. In this post, we’ve collected the best 3D text effect tutorials for After Effects.10 Amazing 3D Text Effect Tutorials for After EffectsContinue reading

20 Free Elegant Script Fonts for Designers

Script fonts can make any project look and feel more elegant. They can be used in branding projects as well as in movie design, apparel design, social media design, and more. There is no shortage of high-quality script fonts that you can download for free, however, finding them can be quite time-consuming.

That’s why we’ve gathered the best free elegant script fonts for designers that you can download and use in personal projects. Some of the fonts can also be used in commercial projects so be sure to check them out.20 Free Elegant Script Fonts for DesignersContinue reading

5 Website-Related Skills Your Clients Should Know

A big part of web design is in implementing creative solutions. One area that requires a lot of attention is in making things easier for clients to manage. This often comes with the use and customization of a CMS such as WordPress.

But fully autonomous websites aren’t really a thing yet. So, no matter how much customization we’ve done, clients are still going to need to do some things for themselves. There are a number of tasks that they just can’t escape.5 Website-Related Skills Your Clients Should KnowContinue reading

How Close-Up Portraits Bring Humanity to Web Design

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, we are missing the human touch on the web. No one is arguing with the fact that the modern user interfaces are a feast for the eye. Everything is so polished and well-thought-out. Starting with small transition effects that enrich scrolling through the sections and ending with literally massive solutions that transform hero areas into unforgettable pieces, we enjoy the whole variety of solutions. However, these are all artificial.

The world of digits always borders with solitude. After all, we enjoy websites alone. This is not a game for two. As a rule, web projects hold a lavish banquet for one. That’s why, sometimes, we are so glad to see a pair of human eyes that look back at us. Sometimes even the clichéd use of close-up portraits emerge as a trend. And today is that day.How Close-Up Portraits Bring Humanity to Web DesignContinue reading