My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

Designers often like to critique other designers. It’s just a natural side effect of being creative. We see a website or app and immediately start looking at how it all fits together. What challenges might have our brethren faced along the way? Would we have done anything differently? Of course, no designer is perfect. We…

20+ Best MailChimp Email Newsletter Templates (Free + Premium) 2021

MailChimp is the most popular email marketing software available today. Thanks to its generous free plan, many businesses choose MailChimp to start their email list. But, are you using the best MailChimp template for your newsletter? If you’re seeing a decline in email opens or click-through rates, the design of your newsletter might be to…

What is Google Adwords? and How Google Ads Work?

What is Google Adwords? And How Google ads work? These are common questions for beginners.  So, Google AdWords is an online advertising platform that works on the pay-per-click algorithm. It allows advertisers to show their ads on the search engine result page. Adwords work like an auction where people bid on clicks. It’s not necessary…

Smashing Podcast Episode 35 With Stephanie Stimac & Melanie Richards: What’s Next For HTML Controls?

In this episode, we’re talking about HTML controls. Why are they so hard to style, and how might that change in the future? Drew McLellan talks to Microsoft’s Stephanie Stimac and Melanie Richards to find out. Show Notes Stephanie’s website and Twitter Melanie’s website and Twitter Open UI project Weekly Update Dynamic Static Typing In…

30+ Best Hand Lettering & Hand Drawn Fonts 2021

Hand lettering fonts can add a unique flourish to your design. They’re full of fun, character, and style. Whether you’re looking for a realistic calligraphy effect, or something more abstract, our collection of the best hand lettering fonts is a great starting point! Hand lettering fonts span a huge range of styles. They range from…

50+ Best Photoshop Logo Templates 2021 (PSD Logos)

We’ve collected the absolute best Photoshop logo templates to help you choose a pre-made logo design as a starting point for your new brand. All these logo templates come in a PSD format, for you to tweak and customize in Photoshop. It’s all too easy to burn through a budget, crafting a logo that fits…