8 Skills Designers Need to Thrive in Today’s Market

This is not another article about how the pandemic has changed the way we work. The reality is that plenty of creative professionals – especially freelancers – have been working from home and in remote environments for a long time. It’s probably why so many of us were quick to adapt when so many others…

WordPress Plugin Acquisitions: What They Say About the Future

The WordPress plugin marketplace is seeing quite a bit of consolidation lately. And, even if you aren’t a close follower of the business side of things, it’s likely some of these moves will impact you. For example, the recent sale of the wildly-popular Advanced Custom Fields plugin is a pretty big deal. The free version…

From AVIF to WebP: A New Smashing Book By Addy Osmani

Images have been a key part of the web for decades. We interpret images much faster than text, which is why high-quality visuals drive conversions and user engagement. To be effective, all these images need to be carefully orchestrated to appear on the screen fast — but as it turns out, loading images efficiently at…

40 Free Web & Mobile UI Templates for Figma

Designing an effective user interface is not an easy task. However, when you have the right tools at your disposal, it becomes easier. The first step is to find a tool that you’ll enjoy working with and that has all the features you need in UI design software. Luckily, Figma fits that bill quite nicely.…