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14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

There’s so much to usability testing that it’s almost impossible to cover it all. But you should still do everything you can to gather metrics and improve your site whenever possible. Finding the right tool is half the battle when it comes to usability testing. That’s why I’ve compiled the top 14 tools you can…

Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Since all Illustrator objects are vectors it’s much easier to create dynamic effects from basic shapes. Gradients can be applied onto a single shape or they can be created by blending multiple shapes together. Blending two shapes do not involve simply mixing them up but it includes mixing them up in a suitable fashion that…

Tooltips In Web Design: Trends, Examples & Free Plugins

Tooltips In Web Design: Trends, Examples & Free Plugins

There’s no better way to show extra info than with a tooltip. These little text boxes are incredibly simple to create and don’t take up much space on the page. With modern CSS/JS you can restyle tooltips any way you like and get them to perfectly match your layout. But there are many different reasons…

6 Tools All Web Designers Should Recommend For Their Clients

6 Tools All Web Designers Should Recommend For Their Clients

Working as a freelance designer is tough. It requires a lot of problem solving and working closely with clients to make sure you deliver exactly what they need. But it’s also incredibly rewarding to help someone get their website online and teach them how to manage their online presence. One of the lengthier tasks is…

5 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tools to Up Your Visual Game

5 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tools to Up Your Visual Game

Are there social media marketing tools I can use for free? Images form a critical part of social media marketing. Anyone who works in social media knows posts with visuals are shared more, catch more attention, and remain on people’s minds longer. But not all social media marketers are skilled in graphic design. The good news? You…

How Static Site Generators Will Affect The Web Design Industry

How Static Site Generators Will Affect The Web Design Industry

It’s funny how static HTML & CSS are still the best choices for speed, efficiency, and security. Even after all these years the web finds its way back to simplicity with static site generators. These tools are like command line programs that let you generate and update raw HTML files for your server. They’ve been…