Design Process

Why Gutenberg Has Changed My Opinion of Page Builders – Website Design Article

Ever since page building tools hit the market (particularly the WordPress market), I’ve been rather dismissive of them. A big reason why is that they made a bad first impression. First, they often wrote poor code. Some relied on methods, such as WordPress Shortcodes, that worked so long as you had the page builder plugin activated. If you decided to deactivate the plugin, you were left with a jumbled mess of code to clean up. This essentially locked you into…

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How to Create a Music File Icon – Website Design Article

Welcome back to another Adobe Illustrator tutorial, in which we’re going to take a close look behind the process of creating a music file icon, and see what it takes to build one from scratch using just a couple of basic geometric shapes. So, assuming you already have the software up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Music File Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2019 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Compositional Construction, Shape Alignment, Grid Positioning…

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How to Create an Email UI Icon Pack – Website Design Article

In today’s tutorial we’re going to take a close look behind the process of creating an email themed icon pack, and see how easy it is to create each asset using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Create an Email UI Icon Pack Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2019 Difficulty: Beginner Topics…

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Staying in Touch with What Users Want – Website Design Article

As web designers, we build sites for our clients based on our own expertise. And while there are tried-and-true techniques for placing items such as navigation and calls to action, other design decisions are more arbitrary. We often end up implementing features the way we think users will want them to be. While this is challenging for all designers, it’s especially so for solo freelancers and small agencies. Why? Because we often don’t have the budget to conduct real user…

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