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Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today. These Photoshop Actions help you save […]
The Ampersand is loved by all types of creatives! Its shape has evolved into a variety of styles since it was conceived as a ligature of the letters ‘e’ and ‘t’ from the Latin ‘et’ for ‘and’. You can find a range of ampersand designs across different fonts and typefaces, from cursive script variants to […] The post Art of the Ampersand: 35 Creative Examples of The '&' Character appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
One of the toughest things about being someone who cares deeply about design systems is making the case for a dedicated design system. Folks in leadership will often ask you to prove the value of it. Why should we care … The post Yes, Design Systems Do Improve Developer Efficiency and Design Consistency appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
I realized something the other day: I've been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it feels like developers and designers have been through a rollercoaster of evolutions and trends. However, while the actual look and functionality of our apps have changed, along with the tools we use to make them, there are some things that have very much stayed the same, such as the process of designing an app and how we go through the many phases that constitute the creation of an app.The post What Everyone Should Know About The Process Behind App Design appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
Mobile Apps have become a go-to tactic for businesses around the globe. There won’t be any organization in the world who hasn’t invested in this sector. Nowadays, mobile apps are not a fashion symbol; it has become a necessity. Those who don’t have mobile apps for their business will fall behind the competitors. You can say...
Social media has created a whole new economy and opportunity to build a business. Whether you’re using social media as a marketing tool to promote an offline business or using it as the portal to your services, you cannot understate the value of these opportunities. Photographers, in particular, can capitalize on this visually-driven channel. Here’s...
Unless & until your website design makes major advances, it is a wolf in sheep's clothing. If properly created, it can catch the eye of your potential customers even before they come across the product pitch. And if not, nothing can stop your site from being a major turn-off. First impression matters the most. No, I am not talking about the elevator pitch or any other short conversation. I am concerned about your website which can be judged by your potential client in just 50 milliseconds. And if you aren't lucky enough, this impression will be carry forwarded upon your … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
Ever since the addition of the Object > Pattern > Make workflow to Adobe Illustrator in CS6, creating seamlessly repeating patterns has never been easier! Beforehand, it was necessary to manually place graphics so they repeated from edge to edge, but now it can all be done visually using Illustrator’s Pattern interface. Follow along with […] The post How To Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
On the QuickerWP blog there's a new post with some recommendations of plugins and techniques you can use to make your WordPress blog "fly" (increase the overall performance). WordPress sites are notorious for their poor loading times. The platform itself comes with very few optimizations, and once you start adding plugins, things will only go south from there. [...] Most of the performance penalties actually come from having too many plugins installed, a poorly optimized site configuration, and a theme that does not optimize loading speeds (most of them don't). [...] It's rare to see high marks [on Yellow Lab Tools] (a B or A result), but after applying the tweaks listed here, we've managed to get our own site to score an A (92/100) result, and surprisingly low loading times. Try it on your site to see how you fare. They have a list of seven recommendations: Autoptimize plugin WP Fastest Cache plugin PurifyCSS TinyPNG plugin Guetzli (for image optimization) CSS Sprites QuickerWP Each item in the list comes with a brief description of the enhancement it brings to the table and links to find out more information.
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