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Re: Pleasing Color Palettes

There are so many tools out there to help you pick colors. I totally get it! It’s hard! When colors are done well, it’s like magic. It adds a level of polish to a design that can really set it apart. Let’s look at some, then talk about this idea some more. Here’s one I just saw called Color Koala: It spits out five colors…

The Secret Design: Designing Trash

Oftentimes, no matter how you handle a project, the client is an *** and you’ve no choice but to walk away. JW Waste Management [not its real name] is that kind of client. If we’d paid attention to our collective gut, spotted the obvious warning signs, then we wouldn’t have been caught out. Hopefully some of the lessons we learned will help you avoid the…

Simple Hero Web Design Examples in Landing Pages

The hero is the section of a landing page which has the utmost importance. It is contained within the fold of a website and therefore is the first area that communicates with the visitor. This means the message needs to be put across simply and concisely to convey the product or service effectively. It is also the area where the company can create high visual…

23 Most Popular Viral Magazine WordPress Themes 2019

Digital content has grown in over the years. It’s starting to become difficult to keep track of everything info and context they are using. Websites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy saw immense success with an upwards of 50M+ visitors. Who would not want to be a part of it? Especially when producing viral content has become so easy nowadays. Most viral websites you see today focus…

GitHub Now Offering Unlimited Private Repos to Free Users

GitHub has made its first really big change since Microsoft acquired it a while back, and it’s a good one for small-to-medium sized design studios, freelancers, and anyone who writes front-end code for fun and profit: Free users now get unlimited private repositories. For free. No money. GitHub has always offered free public repositories, but you had to pay for the private ones; a move…

Free Photoshop Tools for Web Designers

Photoshop is a versatile tool and designers still use it to create web page layouts. It is often preferred over ‘drag and drop’ builders as it lets you create and customize web pages just the way you imagined it. However, it can take designers a long time to create websites using this tool, especially when compared to other tools in the marketplace. We have gathered…

Which is the Best WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin? (Performance + Quality Compared)

Are you looking for the best WordPress gallery plugin for your website? There are so many WordPress photo gallery plugins available, but the problem is that most will either slow down your website, or they’re extremely difficult to use. To help you pick the right solution, we have created a detailed comparison of the performance, features, and quality of the best WordPress photo gallery plugins….

How to Create Stunning Black & White Images in Photoshop

by Aaron NaceJanuary 8, 2019 Creating black and white images is an art form all its own. Learn how to convert your images to monochrome using Black & White Adjustment Layers and make precise changes to the tonal values using Levels. Download Sample Images Download Black & White Adjustment Layers The appropriately named Black & White Adjustment Layer is the best tool for converting images…

Does Your App Include Open Source Components? 5 Security Tips

A modern web application is bundled with tons of open-source dependencies. Developers are usually unaware of the number of open-source packages that’s running under their package’s hood. If you’ve ever wondered why your node_modules were so large, well that’s why! Contrary to popular belief, open-source components and dependencies are not more secure than their proprietary counterparts. Sure, there’s a fleet of developers who volunteer to…