What’s New for Designers, August 2017

Sometimes the summer months can feel like a dead time for new design tools, but not this year. There are plenty of new elements out there to make your life (and projects) that much easier. Plus, almost everything on the list this month is free, except for a couple of tools. They’re sure to be… Read More

75 Web Animation Tools You Have to Try

Animation is one of those trends that has got its claws into web interfaces. Its popularity fluctuates, but it’s always there somewhere, as an essential component in any web site. From tiny, barely visible, loading spinners, to whole page transitions like a movie experience, animation reaches into every area of our designs. For designers looking… Read More

4 Usability Testing Tools for Designers on a Budget

Have you ever encountered a website with confusing navigation? Been sent down the wrong path by misleading labels? Or needed your best detective skills to find a particular piece of content? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? What can companies do to ensure that users can find what they are looking for on a website? Usability testing… Read More

10 Free Kick-Ass Ghost Themes

Ghost is a newer blogging CMS placing simplicity over all else. It’s one of the easiest platforms to install and learn on your own. But it certainly doesn’t have as large of a community as WordPress so theme selection is limited. Thankfully there’s a big open source community around Ghost so developers who do create themes often release… Read More

What’s New for Designers, July 2017

This month’s collection is a mashup of functional finds and fun gems, such as a tool that can help you find stolen images and a website filled with terrible color combinations. There are also tools to help you find APIs, design or development tweets, and new typefaces. Plus, almost everything on the list this month… Read More

6 Essential Open Source Tools for Web Designers

The web runs on open source software. Most of it is in the back end, with most of the world’s servers running on some form of Unix or Linux. Those servers run hundreds, if not thousands, of open source utilities, script interpreters, and so on. Once in a while, though, the open source stuff gets… Read More

The 10 Best WooCommerce Plugins For Boosting Your Revenue

Online sales climb higher year after year and now is the best time to get into the ecommerce game. If you’re looking for a platform to start with then WooCommerce is easy to setup, very secure, and it runs on WordPress which means it’s 100% free. But just launching WooCommerce is only the first step.… Read More

What’s New for Designers, June 2017

There’s a mix of function and fun in new design and development tools this month. From adding emojis to links, to fonts that wow, to CSS tricks, there’s a little something for everyone in this collection. Plus, almost everything on the list this month is free, except for a couple typefaces and tools. They’re sure… Read More