Inspiration

  • 7 ways to break out of a creative rut and generate new ideas

    March 20, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    So…how’s your creativity flowing these days? You might be feeling awesome! But maybe you aren’t. This is for those of you who could use a little creativity boost today. Whether you’re bogged down, bored, or just plain stuck, there’s no getting around the fact that creative ruts exist and are real…and they aren’t always easy…

  • The dangers of lorem ipsum (and what to use instead)

    March 14, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Do you love the lorem? Or do you loathe the ipsum? I’m asking, of course, about dummy text. A long-used form of placeholder text in design mockups and more, the standard use of dummy text has come under fire in recent years as web design grows (and the internet makes the spread of opinions much…

  • 8 freelance designers share the secrets behind their websites

    March 8, 2017 by Sophia Dagnon

    As a freelance designer, your website is an indispensable marketing tool. It’s your own piece of digital land where you can send prospects, show off your work, and list your services. It’s a virtual office where people can stop by, flick through the pages, and decide if they want what you are offering. But, how…

  • 4 ways to personalize web push notifications for greater UX

    February 27, 2017 by Pravya Pravin

    88% of consumers say they’re more likely to make a transaction when they receive personalized and connected cross-channel experiences. 74% of online consumers get annoyed with content that has nothing to do with their interests. 75% of marketers say “dynamic, personalized content” across all channels is very important, but most of them are still stuck…

  • 9 telltale signs your website needs a redesign

    February 14, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    If your website were on a seven-second speed date, how appealing would it be? Seven seconds may not sound long to make a decision, but as human beings we’re used to making snap judgments based on appearance. And when it comes to the online world, most people judge your website – and therefore your business…

  • 30 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to check out in 2017

    February 2, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    JavaScript frameworks and libraries are incredibly useful tools for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful functionality to your site or spruce up the design, resulting in a better experience for your users. While there’s an endless number of resources out there, we think these 30 JavaScript libraries…

  • The best YouTube channels for designers

    January 25, 2017 by Igor Ovsyannykov

    YouTube is the largest online video hub in the world. Search whatever video you need on YouTube, and you’ll get a variety of results. So, it’s no surprise that hundreds of designers are using the platform to share their expertise with everyone. Not only are they sharing their knowledge, in a way, they’re also creating…

  • Inspiration for creating delightful microinteractions on your site

    January 18, 2017 by Sophia Dagnon

    Landing on a great WordPress site feels like finding money you forgot about when you reach inside your pocket. It’s unexpected, but familiar. It loads fast, looks amazing, and can completely make your day. The whole experience is incredibly well thought out. You don’t even start scribbling down ideas of how you can implement this…

  • The best 2016 Year in Review sites

    January 13, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Year in Review sites never fail to push the boundaries of design, making them wonderful sources of inspiration. From fabulous layouts with effective hierarchy to inspiring graphics and photography, these microsites always seem to find a way to do it all (and make it work well). To kick off the new year, check out some of our…

  • 17 inspiring web design conferences to attend in 2017

    January 12, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Web design conferences are the perfect venue for learning new tricks, making real connections, and finding inspiration to achieve all of your wildest design dreams this year. From small local events to some of the largest conferences in the world, there are lots and lots to choose from. Whether you’re ready to try talking at…

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