Archive for November, 2016

User Psychology in Website Design

User Psychology in Website Design

| November 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Usability discussions are plagued with self-reflection. Designers assess how obvious something is by putting themselves in the user’s shoes. The notion behind this practice is if it’s obvious to you, then it must be for the user as well. This approach contains two fundamental flaws: It provides a false sense you’re designing with usability in […]

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5 Top Tools that Encourage Task Management and Collaboration

5 Top Tools that Encourage Task Management and Collaboration

| November 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Design tools can’t do everything. They can save huge amounts of time by automatically performing certain design and project management functions. Some of these same tools save even more time by encouraging team collaboration. Project managers are still faced with having to form a working team with a diverse group of designers, who bring with them […]

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How to use breadcrumbs (the right way)

How to use breadcrumbs (the right way)

| November 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Bread crumbs…they bring up associations with the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves bread crumbs to help him find his way home again. Although the association with bread crumbs is perhaps still stronger in the realm of Grimm stories, that’s gradually changing as breadcrumbs in navigation help web designers create a better […]

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Christmas Wallpaper Calendars: December 2016

Christmas Wallpaper Calendars: December 2016

| November 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    New month, new wallpapers! To get you in the right mood for December, designers and artists from across the globe got their ideas bubbling and created unique and inspiring Christmas wallpaper calendars to deck your desktop. This monthly wallpapers mission has been going on for eight years now, and we are very thankful […]

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Enhancing Grid Design With GuideGuide, A Plugin For Photoshop And Illustrator

Enhancing Grid Design With GuideGuide, A Plugin For Photoshop And Illustrator

| November 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Almost five years ago, I had the honor of writing a post on Smashing Magazine about my Photoshop panel GuideGuide. Since then it has seen wild success as the most installed third-party Photoshop extension, an achievement I’m quite proud. In that time, I’ve added some powerful features and, most recently, expanded it to […]

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Autonomy and Accountability: How Leaders Achieve Miracles With Their Teams

Autonomy and Accountability: How Leaders Achieve Miracles With Their Teams

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Earlier this year, Quartz published an article by Belle Beth Cooper entitled The key to happiness at work isn’t money — it’s autonomy, in which she explains how employees are happier when they are trusted with “the reins”: by feeling in control of their own destiny, employees are more motivated and productive at work. Similarly, Charles […]

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Autonomy and Accountability: How CEOs Achieve Miracles With Their Teams

Autonomy and Accountability: How CEOs Achieve Miracles With Their Teams

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Earlier this year, Quartz published an article by Belle Beth Cooper entitled The key to happiness at work isn’t money — it’s autonomy, in which she explains how employees are happier when they are trusted with “the reins”: by feeling in control of their own destiny, employees are more motivated and productive at work. Similarly, Charles […]

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40 Best WordPress Themes for App Startups

40 Best WordPress Themes for App Startups

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

WordPress is the perfect platform for easy to setup and manage websites. If you’re searching for a perfect landing page to showcase your app, WordPress will offer you all that you need. You can design gorgeous websites that will suit your app, software, service, agency, and more, in just a few hours. These WordPress themes for app startups […]

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40 Best WordPress Themes for App Startups

40 Best WordPress Themes for App Startups

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

WordPress is the perfect platform for easy to setup and manage websites. If you’re searching for a perfect landing page to showcase your app, WordPress will offer you all that you need. You can design gorgeous websites that will suit your app, software, service, agency, and more, in just a few hours. These WordPress themes for app startups […]

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Learn the Basics of the Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Learn the Basics of the Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator

| November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hello everybody, and welcome to working with the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator. You’re going learn the basics of the brush tool and how to begin using it competently. You’re going learn how to use the settings that are important to making the brush tool work the way you want to. You’re going learn how […]

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