How To

  • How to create a duotone image in Photoshop

    January 6, 2019 by Morgan Smith

    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 use Flexbox to create a modern CSS card design layout

    December 21, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Thanks to Flexbox, a new layout mode in CSS3, we can get all of our cards in a row, literally. Card designs have grown in popularity over the past few years – as you’ve probably noticed, social media sites have really embraced cards. Pinterest and Dribbble use card layouts to feature information and visuals. And if…

  • How to create a glitch effect in Photoshop

    December 20, 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 add a sticky back-to-top button on your website

    December 18, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    In the last few years or so, back-to-top buttons (or scroll-to-top buttons) have increased in popularity. When a user scrolls past a certain point on the website, this helpful button appears, enabling users to easily return to the top of a page. It’s an especially useful feature given how much content is shared on a…

  • How to combine Flexbox and CSS grids for efficient layouts

    December 15, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    In the past, CSS float properties were one of the main methods for arranging elements on a website. And if you’ve ever worked that way, you know that it’s not always ideal for complex layouts. Luckily in the modern era of web design, aligning elements has become much more streamlined thanks to Flexbox and CSS…

  • How to create a neon glow effect in Photoshop

    December 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 test the Gutenberg editor (WordPress 5.0) on your site with Local by Flywheel

    December 7, 2018 by Will Morris

    WordPress 5.0 is now here, which means the new Gutenberg editor is now a part of our daily lives. This update to WordPress’ editing interface will forever change the platform and the way we create content. As such, it’s a big transition to make, particularly if you’re not well prepared. As with many other new…

  • The benefits of creating a one-page site (and how to do it)

    December 4, 2018 by Will Morris

    Some websites require expansive and elaborate structures, multiple pages, and comprehensive navigation. However, this is far from universal. In fact, some of the most successful sites when it comes to generating conversions only consist of a single page. A one-page website works similarly to a landing page, in that it contains everything relevant to your…

  • How to create a card layout using CSS Grid Layout

    December 3, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    CSS Grid Layouts are changing the way web designers are working, allowing for a more efficient way of laying out website content. It has been long awaited, but finally this approach has really taken off and in many cases, it is in production. It’s revolutionized the way websites are designed and once designers get the…

  • How to improve a WordPress site’s performance with minification

    November 19, 2018 by Will Morris

    Site speed remains a perennial concern for pretty much all site owners. While there are several ways you can improve your site’s speed, there’s one often-overlooked (yet highly effective) technique to consider – minification. In simple terms, minification optimizes your site’s code to make it smaller in size and more efficient to run. While this…

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