The Best UX/UI Tools for Designers in 2018

The demand for UI/UX designers has never been higher, and it continues to grow. This is especially true for UX designers as user experience is a design area that features some truly unique challenges.

Do UX design and the high salaries that go with it appeal to you? If yes, things will be much easier for you if you have the right tools and understand what they can do, and why they do it.The Best UX/UI Tools for Designers in 2018Continue reading

Get Massive Discounts on 20 Top Themes and Templates

If you’re looking for a great CMS theme or HTML template to kick-start your next project, you’ll want to check out the sale going on over at TemplateMonster. From April 9-11, 2018, you can score a 35% discount off the regular price on a wide range of high-quality themes and templates.

These themes and templates are a great fit for just about any type of web project. Whether you’re building a site for yourself or a client, take advantage of the extra savings while you can!Get Massive Discounts on 20 Top Themes and TemplatesContinue reading

10 Free Video Series for Learning to Design in Photoshop

If you’re new to the design world then Photoshop may feel intimidating. But it’s the most useful design software you can learn for handling all types of UI/UX work.

This program has been a staple design tool for decades, and that’s not changing anytime soon. Thankfully nowadays you can learn Photoshop from the comfort of your own home. All you need is an Internet connection and a few hand-picked tutorials to get you started.10 Free Video Series for Learning to Design in PhotoshopContinue reading

10 WordPress Plugins for Importing and Exporting Data

Data portability is something that we don’t often think about until we need it. This is especially so with WordPress. Our posts, users, eCommerce orders, etc. live happily in a database. But when we want to access and take that information with us (and potentially import it into another site), it’s not always a simple task.

One way to handle this is via backend software like phpMyAdmin. You can import and export a full database or just specific tables. It offers a lot of flexibility. But that is not recommended for the faint of heart. It is entirely possible to bring down a site if you’re not careful.10 WordPress Plugins for Importing and Exporting DataContinue reading

15 Beautifully Imperfect Free Brush Fonts

Distorted and irregular, yet beautifully imperfect. Every individual character unique and painstakingly handmade. Vintage in style yet seamlessly blends in with the modern. Brush-style typography has been forgotten for quite a long time, but as happens with all design trends, is currently enjoying a revival in popularity.

In this collection, we have 15 free brush fonts you can use in your designs. You’ll love them! All of the below fonts are free, but please do double-check the license before usage as they can change from time to time.15 Beautifully Imperfect Free Brush FontsContinue reading

Taking Trips Outside of Your Design Comfort Zone

Humans crave comfort, familiarity and routine. It applies in our work just as it does in the rest of life. I admit that I have more than my share of eccentricities when it comes to the way I work. For example, I start each morning off the same way: I turn on my computer and open the apps I need – all in the exact same order. So you could say that I take things a bit seriously.

But it’s not just my startup routine. I also find this type of behavior in the way I go about designing and building a website. There are certain styles and layouts that I’m comfortable with. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some variation in how things look – but there are certain design “truths” that I subscribe to. So when someone asks me to deviate from them, I get a bit unnerved.Taking Trips Outside of Your Design Comfort ZoneContinue reading

Build Feature-Rich & Secure Chat Applications with PubNub ChatEngine Sponsored

Chat and messaging applications have become an essential part of our everyday lives. And, while they’re great for connecting with friends, they’re also vital to businesses. The ability to collaborate in real time is becoming not just an expectation, but a demand.

If you’re a developer, you may consider building your own application. Whether you’re looking at churning out a solution for corporate users or planning on creating the next big social app, there are a ton of challenges you’ll need to overcome to go from concept to completion.Build Feature-Rich & Secure Chat Applications with PubNub ChatEngine SponsoredContinue reading

Freebie: The Famous Robots Icon Set (20 Icons, AI, SVG & PNG)

Today’s free icon pack comes packaged with some of the most popular and iconic robots in cinematic and television history, including C3PO, Bender, The Iron Giant, Big Hero, Wall-e, Robocop, The Terminator, R2D2, and many more!

In total, there are 20 icons in the set and includes the AI, SVG and PNG (128px, 256px & 512px) versions. And, of course, you can freely use these icons in both your personal and commercial projects. This free icon set comes courtesy of our friends Iconshock.Freebie: The Famous Robots Icon Set (20 Icons, AI, SVG & PNG)Continue reading