10 Tools & Apps to Help You Quickly Identify Fonts

We all know that a font choice can make or break your final design. What’s more, there are plenty of designs online that rely on fonts as the central part of the design. And with so many different fonts out there, it can be hard to identify which font was used in a particular design.

Luckily, there are several tools that can help you identify fonts and in this article, we’ve rounded up the best of them. Some are browser extensions and some are web apps. Scroll through the list below and be sure to bookmark them so you never have to wonder what font was used in a design or in a website.10 Tools & Apps to Help You Quickly Identify FontsContinue reading

The Case for Showing Freelance Clients Your Authentic Self

Web design and development are vast subjects. And it seems that those of us within the industry are simply expected to know every nook and cranny of it. There’s a narrative that sees us as all-knowing beings who can solve any web-related problem.

However, buying into this narrative means putting a massive amount of weight on our shoulders. Whatever the actual expectations of our clients, we can feel the need to project an image of having it all under control.The Case for Showing Freelance Clients Your Authentic SelfContinue reading

Snippets That Demonstrate the Power of Vue.js

When it comes to JavaScript frameworks, Vue.js is one of the most popular choices. The package enables for the creation of complex user interfaces in relatively short order. And it features a fairly simple learning curve for those who already work with HTML, CSS and JS.

You can implement Vue incrementally and it has the ability to work in conjunction with other libraries. There’s a high level of flexibility here that opens up a world of possibilities.Snippets That Demonstrate the Power of Vue.jsContinue reading

The Biggest Designer Debates

It seems like every industry has their own set of fiercely debated topics. They pit tool against tool, theory against theory and can be great fun (or infuriating, depending upon your perspective). But since web designers spend an inordinate amount of their lives online, our debates tend to stir a whole lot of both participation and passion.

Today, we’re going to look at some of the subjects of debate that have taken on a life of their own. Some are completely organic to the industry, while others have been adapted from society at large. Regardless, they have resulted in some epic arguments.The Biggest Designer DebatesContinue reading

Harnessing Liquid Effects in Web Design

If you want to stand out from the competition and make yourself heard, you need to go the extra mile. That’s the first rule of the online jungle of these days. However, it does not mean that you need to reinvent the wheel or have a bunch of money to afford a grandiose solution in order to impress.

The thing is, despite all the hustle and bustle around big ideas, small details still matter. They always make a difference. You can have a regular website with the basic structure and conventional design and still stand out from the crowd. All you need to do is to enrich the user experience with some little, well-thought-out features. And it seems that many creatives have an eye on this workaround since modern websites are teeming with microscopic solutions. Therefore we can witness many tiny trends.Harnessing Liquid Effects in Web DesignContinue reading

10 Tools for Creating Your Own Custom Font

There are plenty of high-quality fonts available online, both free and paid, that can be used in any design project. However, there are times when you need a custom font to really make the design stand out.

If that’s the case, you’re probably wondering if there are any tools available that will help you create your own font. Or maybe, you’d just like to try your hand at designing a custom font as a fun side project.10 Tools for Creating Your Own Custom FontContinue reading

12 Stunning Retro Neon Effects in Web Design

Evolved from the Geissler tube, the neon sign was a characteristic trait of America from the 1920s to the ’60s. It has marked several decades and created its own distinct era – an era of bright, colorful nights with neon marquee signs on every corner.

Without a doubt, the neon sign is a thing from the past. It is synonymous with retro style. But it is not as dull as the archaic stuff from the good old days. It has a zest; it has a vibe. Its colorful nature and bright personality keep it alive.12 Stunning Retro Neon Effects in Web DesignContinue reading

Want to Avoid Undesirable Projects? Ask the Right Questions.

Every web designer has the ideal sort of client and project they want to work with. Whether it’s a project that will utilize a specific CMS or working with a client in a particular industry, we all have our comfort zone.

But many of us are contacted with opportunities that aren’t going to be a great fit. It might be that their timeline is too tight, budget too low or their project isn’t within our niche. On its own, that’s all well and good.Want to Avoid Undesirable Projects? Ask the Right Questions.Continue reading