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20+ Website Wireframe Templates (For Sketch, Photoshop + More)

Making a complete website wireframe is supposed to be a simple task. But, starting from scratch without a template or quick-start guide can be a nightmare. It takes significant work to make wireframe look beautiful, as well as being optimised for functionality. Especially when you have to create a wireframe to get a client’s approval, or to showcase to a team. Thankfully, you can use wireframe templates to create more professional wireframes without having to hand-craft everything. These templates… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ School Newsletter Templates

A school newsletter template can help you create an effective way to bridge the gap between teachers, students, and parents to keep everyone updated on the latest news and upcoming events. If your school don’t have a newsletter yet or planning on revamping your old newsletter design, use these easy to use school newsletter templates to instantly craft a more professional and attractive newsletter. This collection includes customizable newsletter templates for all kinds of schools, colleges, and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Favicon Examples, Best Practices and Techniques

Do you ever pay attention to those tiny icons at the tops of browser tabs? How about when you save a shortcut to a website or page online? Those tiny images, or favicons, are designed especially for that purpose. There’s a pretty distinct difference between what makes for a good or bad tiny icon. You’d be forgiven for thinking that design decisions at the tiny scale matter less. But a poorly designed favicon can reflect badly on your brand. Today we’re looking at what these icons are, basic design… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2019

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with! In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project. All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Chunky Fonts

Chunky and chubby fonts are a great choice for designing fun and creative titles for all kinds of designs. In this post, we bring you a selection of the best chunky fonts with many different styles. Due to their unique style of design, chunky fonts are most suitable for creative, fun, and entertaining designs. Our list of chunky fonts includes different types of fonts for designing everything from posters to greeting cards and much more. Start exploring the list to find the right chunky font for your… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How + Why to Use a Website Wireframe Template

Wireframing is one of those design processes that happens organically and intentionally. How many times have you sketched an idea during a meeting? How many times have you created a presentable wireframe for a client meeting? Both types of wireframes are equally important parts of the design and iteration process. The latter takes a little more effort to create, and that’s where a wireframe template comes in. Here’s everything you need to know about using them effectively, and how they can help to save… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Keynote Templates of 2019

Even though Apple’s Keynote app gives you plenty of tools and options for creating beautiful presentations, it can be tricky to find the time to build a beautiful, custom design. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with this collection of the best Keynote templates! With these templates, you don’t have to spend hours designing presentation slides. You can simply edit the slides that have already been crafted by professional designers, customize charts, change colors, and voila! You have your own… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2019

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool. Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users. Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Designers, Get Your Custom Domain at Hover

Looking for a way to make your design portfolio – or any other website, for that matter – stand out? A custom, top-level domain is the start. Hover is a leading provider of domains and mailbox services for you or your small business. You can snag a new domain or transfer an existing one to their platform. Not sure how to get started? Here’s everything you need to know about Hover and the services and tools they provide for individuals and businesses. What is Hover? Simply… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2019

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience. The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Adobe XD vs. Sketch: Pros + Cons

Get a bunch of designers in one room and one of the biggest topics of conversation is tools. What are you using to create, mockup, and showcase your work? Two of the most popular options for digital projects are Adobe XD and Sketch. While Sketch has been around for almost a decade, Adobe’s offering is newer to the market, but quickly gaining favor among designers. Today, we’re going to look at both tools with a comparison of Adobe XD versus Sketch and the pros and cons of each. What Is Adobe… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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100+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources

Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today! We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mock-ups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit. Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best iPhone 11 Mockups (PSD, AI & Sketch)

With the all-new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro out in the market, it’s that time again to update your website’s old iPhone mockups with brand new ones. To help make the process easier for you, we rounded up a collection of both premium and free high-quality iPhone 11 mockups you can use to showcase your designs in a professional way. This collection includes various styles of iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max mockups in different formats, including PSD, AI, and Sketch so you can edit the files using your… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

It’s a tool that every startup business or entrepreneur needs – a great pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that you’ll use to help explain or showcase your product or service and potentially drives sales or investment. It needs to be polished and professional to do the job well. Today, we’ll take a look at what a pitch deck is, how to make one, and how to establish a design that will wow people who come in contact with your new business. We’ll also feature a few stunning pitch deck templates… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best T-Shirt Mockup Templates 2019 (Free & Premium)

How you present a finished t-shirt design can be a key consideration. And our pick of the best t-shirt mockup templates can be incredibly helpful in creating a stunning end result to impress your client. Certain types of designs, like t-shirts, require a slight sparkle of presentation to showcase how the end result would appear on the final product. You simply can’t showcase a t-shirt design without a t-shirt mockup. But, what if you don’t have the time to craft your own mockup for your t-shirt… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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