How To

  • How to create a sticky website header

    February 14, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Website headers that stay in place when a user scrolls have become a very popular design element. They allow the user to easily access the navigation without the need to scroll up each time they want to choose a different page or option. Elements with this functionality are often called “sticky” because they stick and…

  • How to create a neon glow effect in Photoshop

    February 12, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    One design element that’s certainly trending is the neon glow effect. By incorporating and playing with various lighting effects, you can create emphasize an element of your site or add some subtle mystery to the overall design. Whether you want to make a literal neon sign or just add a fun pop-culture vibe to your…

  • How to make a cinemagraph in Photoshop

    February 7, 2018 by Morgan Ryan

    Cinemagraphs have been one of my favorite design trends for a few years now. They’re a stunning mix between photo and video, resulting in an elegant piece of art for your site that adds just a hint of mystery. There’s also a key practical reason cinemagraphs are great: their small file size. It’s much easier to…

  • How to create a glitch effect in Photoshop

    February 5, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    One trend that I’ve started to increasingly see around the internet is a bit of a throwback: a glitch effect! It adds a great robotic, techno feel to the design and pairs well with other trends, like a duotone effect. And the best part? It’s not too difficult to create! Let’s first start with a…

  • How to create a double exposure photography effect in Photoshop

    January 30, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    Double exposure imagery (also called multiple exposure, depending on who you ask) is a beautiful way to add a classy and unexpected aesthetic to your average, everyday photos. Although it’s commonly used with people, you can use this effect with any object. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to make a nifty little…

  • How to create a duotone image in Photoshop

    January 26, 2018 by Morgan Ryan

    As you’re working on your next site design, there’s a common type of background you may be considering: photography. While this trend isn’t necessarily unique, it sure is effective at setting the scene and immersing a user into the environment of a site. Before we learn how to create a duotone image in Photoshop, first…

  • How to run a usability test on your WordPress site

    January 2, 2018 by Omar Hijazi

    Usability testing is all about understanding how your users interact with your website, what decisions they make, and most importantly, why they make those decisions. It allows you to dive into your visitor’s mind It points out usability flaws you hadn’t thought about It improves user satisfaction In essence, usability testing allows you to create…

  • How to create a simple layout with CSS Grid Layouts

    December 19, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    If you’ve ever dabbled in print design, you know where the idea of grid layouts originated from. A grid is a precise measurement tool used to position design elements on a page. This idea is often used on the web to make content organized and uniform, making for an improved viewing experience for your users….

  • How to add a security package to your hosting services

    December 7, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    When you’re hosting sites for clients, it may seem like the only way to grow your business is to find more paying customers (and in turn host more websites). That’s certainly one way to do it: with each new client comes a brand new paycheck. That method scales your workload, however, which isn’t always desirable or…

  • How to use CSS and SVG clipping and masking techniques

    December 6, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    SVGs are great for working on the web, and clipping and masking allow for some interesting ways to show or hide pieces of your web graphics. Using these techniques also allows for more flexibility with your designs because you do not have to manually make changes and create new images – it’s all done with code….

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