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  • 39 of the best JavaScript libraries and frameworks to try in 2019

    February 8, 2019 by Morgan Smith

    Popular JavaScript libraries and frameworks are incredibly useful tools for any front-end web designer to be familiar with. They can add powerful functionality to your site or help you create current web design trends, resulting in exceptional experiences for your users. If you’re not already loading JavaScript on your WordPress site, I bet you will…

  • Creative Spotlight: How ED. transformed into an award-winning agency

    February 7, 2019 by Kacie Hughes

    ED. is a creative agency that has a deep love for branding, design, and building incredibly interactive (and visually stunning) websites. This Australian team of thinkers, designers, and developers is spread across three offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. We think they’re pretty neat (and apparently so do their mums) so we thought we’d ask…

  • 4 steps to define your marketing team’s content strategy

    February 5, 2019 by Alexa Phillips

    It’s no secret that content marketing is crucial to business success. It’s that way in which your brand gets your message out to your target audience and positions your product. Content forms the tone of your brand through both words and design, and from the business perspective, it gives your brand a chance to share…

  • 7 inspiring web design trends for 2019

    January 31, 2019 by Morgan Smith

    One of the reasons I love the world of web design are the ever-changing patterns and trends that emerge every year. While designers and developers have more freedom than ever to find their personal visual style, there are some trends that seem to span industries, verticals, and businesses. Sometimes these trends bring a sense of…

  • WordPress security tips & best practices every site owner should know

    January 24, 2019 by Morgan Smith

    WordPress security is one of the most important topics for every single site owner to understand the basics of. Whether you’re managing a boutique eCommerce shop or 50 client sites, having a site get hacked can mean a loss in time, money, and credibility – all things no one wants to face. While there’s no “one-size-fits-all”…

  • 11 free printables to help designers stay organized

    January 15, 2019 by Morgan Smith

    Staying organized can be tough. There are apps you can download for your phone, beautiful planners you can buy, or even blank sketchbooks where you can freely jot anything down. But no matter what your system is, there are probably times when you just want something else. You’re a designer, so you could probably design the…

  • The 31 best creative conferences to attend in 2019

    January 14, 2019 by Laurel Oetken

    One of the best ways to stay on top of industry trends and get ahead in your field is by attending creative conferences! You can expand your network by meeting other pros, plus hear the best advice from industry-leading speakers. Not only can you get the best experience and knowledge out of conferences, but you’re…

  • 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…

  • The best free fonts of 2019

    January 4, 2019 by Britt Pollock

    The one thing that can always spice up your brand is a shiny new typeface! Whether you need a fancy headline or just want to A/B test a new body copy style, our favorite fonts of 2019 can help with almost any project. The key to working with different font types is finding the “match…

  • 7 WordPress tips and best practices to make your sites shine in 2019

    January 3, 2019 by Morgan Smith

    A new year means a new opportunity to discover WordPress tips and best practices to make your best websites yet! Whether it’s taking the time to perform simple plugin updates or planning a blog redesign around the Gutenberg editor, there are quite a few ways you can focus your efforts to build your best WordPress…

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