Designing Content Upgrade Signup Forms that Grab Attention

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  June 22, 2017
Designing Content Upgrade Signup Forms that Grab Attention

The best email opt-in forms use a lead magnet to draw attention and gather emails. You can spend weeks tweaking a signup form but the biggest factor is usually the content offer. There’s a special type of lead magnet called a content upgrade which gets placed on a relevant piece of content. This usually converts much higher and it’s a great way to add value to your...

Google Introduces Spectral, a New Web Font

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  June 17, 2017
Google Introduces Spectral, a New Web Font

Spectral is the newest addition to Google’s font library. Designed by Production Type, the team behind great fonts such as Gemeli, or Cogito, Spectral is a beautiful screen-first font. Based in Paris, Production Type is a digital type design agency that’s involved with online distribution of retail fonts, but it also does custom typeface work in industrial, luxury and...

After an App Redesign, Skype Gets a New Logo

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  June 16, 2017
After an App Redesign, Skype Gets a New Logo

Do you wonder how Fluent, Microsoft’s new design language, will look in real life? Look no further than Skype, Microsoft’s chat app. It’s got a new logo and the bubbles are gone. Well sort of, because you’ll still find the bubble around the S, but not on the full Skype logo with the cloudy outline. The font from the wordmark is also replaced with Microsoft’s...

Web Design Usability Tips For Billing Forms

Jake Rocheleau  •  UX Design  •  June 13, 2017
Web Design Usability Tips For Billing Forms

Each ecommerce site has its own checkout flow moving the user from a shopping cart to the final purchase. This differs based on what the user is buying and their intentions, but finalizing payment is always the toughest part. Your billing fields need to really keep visitors engaged and encourage them to complete the checkout process. I’d like to share some usability tips...

Best Free JS Adblock Detection Scripts For The Web

Jake Rocheleau  •  Scripts  •  June 7, 2017
Best Free JS Adblock Detection Scripts For The Web

Adblock plugins are on the rise as more Internet users shy away from obtrusive ads. Unfortunately this mostly hurts publishers who rely on advertising to keep their websites online. Thankfully there are solutions to detect adblock users and encourage them to disable for your site. You can setup these plugins with just a few lines of code and customize how to display your...

Best Web Dev/Design Conferences You Should Attend in 2017

Doru Ciobanu  •  Inspiration  •  June 5, 2017
Best Web Dev/Design Conferences You Should Attend in 2017

I’ve never been a fan of conferences, boot camps or any other large meetings where introverts like me are usually found in the darkest corner of the room. Still, if you are looking to get an insight on the latest developments in web design and web development, you should, at least, keep an eye on keynotes and press releases. Of course, the real deal is attending at least...

Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams

Andrian  •  Tools  •  June 5, 2017
Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams

Wake is the fastest way for designers to share work with their team, and it’s now available for free. Led by early Facebook product designer Chris Kalani—Wake is used by some of the world’s most influential design teams such as Airbnb, Spotify, Facebook, Stripe, IBM, Intercom, Capital One, and Microsoft. Since its launch in 2014, Wake has focused on bringing openness...

Summer Discount on Designmodo – 50% Off!

Andrian  •  Resources  •  May 30, 2017
Summer Discount on Designmodo – 50% Off!

Summer is underway and we have a HOT discount! If you are web developer or designer, our products can help you find more time to enjoy your summer and have some free time for relaxing. This week only you can buy discounted products from Designmodo Shop and Designmodo Market as well! 50% Off on Designmodo Shop & Market Look at these price drops! Slides (regular price:...

How To Manage White Space in Mobile Responsive Layouts

Jake Rocheleau  •  Responsive Design  •  May 29, 2017
How To Manage White Space in Mobile Responsive Layouts

White space is a crucial design tool whether you realize it or not. Many designers adjust page elements until they “look good”. Most often this leads to a natural balance of white space between page sections just from gut instinct. But when you get into responsive design this subject gets a bit tricky. White space needs to be adjusted at different breakpoints to create a...

Grimag, an Ad Optimized WordPress Theme that Will Keep Ad Blockers Away

Doru Ciobanu  •  Themes  •  May 26, 2017
Grimag, an Ad Optimized WordPress Theme that Will Keep Ad Blockers Away

Are all WordPress themes created equal? To see that, visit the ThemeForest market, and randomly open 20 themes. You’ll notice that along the usual boilerplate marketing wording such as “unique,” “modern,” “bug-free,” “revolutionary,” at least half of them will come with the “ad-optimized” tag. What exactly is an ad-optimized theme? Shouldn’t all...