Category Archives: Design

Free Online Photography Resources

Free-photography-resourcesNo matter what business you’re in today, almost everyone has a website and a blog. Photography has become one the biggest trends to create an aesthetic design no matter what the context. As a designer, I always try to use photography as much as possible, but I often need more resources than just iStock to create different looks and feels. I’ve come across numerous great resources, but I want to share with you the most hassle-free and free of cost photography resources.

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NEW: Introducing Image Overlay Options for Our Marketing Overlay

You asked and we listened. After we recently launched the ability to create Audience Targeting rules in our Marketing Tools, we got some awesome feedback – including some great success stories (think increasing email subscriptions by 10x) and some “This is changing the way I do marketing” quotes. But we also got some suggestions, and one that we heard loud and clear was the ability to add an image to the Marketing Overlay tool. So as of last week, you can now choose from the set we’ve created or add your own hosted image. Continue reading

Implementing Process Frameworks Like Lean UX in Your Organization

Last week we kicked off our 2015 NoVA UX meetup calendar at AddThis HQ with a visit from author and Lean UX specialist Jeff Gothelf. On the evening before his full-day DC Lean UX workshop, Jeff shared a talk titled, “Purity vs Pragmatism,” in which he passed along his experience with helping organizations implement frameworks such as Agile development and Lean UX. Continue reading

7 Design Trends You Need to Know About for 2015

With growing do-it-yourself website building platforms like SquareSpace and Pagekit, it’s easy for website owners—like you—to put up a website in minutes with minimal cost. But when picking out your template, adding widgets, and changing up the design, there are some trends you’ll want to know about, and even implement on your site. These seven design trends and tips can be your secret weapon to getting more from your site’s design. Continue reading

6 Things that Recently Inspired Our UX/Design Team

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Our UX team recently started a new tradition. Every Thursday for half an hour, we host “Lightning Rounds” where we share cool softwares, apps, or anything new that we’re into—whether or not it’s related to design. It gives us a chance to show what we’re passionate about, both related to work and in our personal lives. Check out some of the cool apps discovered this past month. Continue reading

Best Practices for Using AddThis Website Tools

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Even if you’re a long time user of AddThis tools, like our sharing buttons or the Recommended Content Drawer, you’re probably always looking for ways to use the tools better, general best practices, and overall feedback on which combination of tools works best. We’ve put some time (a lot) and energy (even more) into using our own tools, running some data on other usage of our tools, and have been able to compile some tips on how to get the most from AddThis. Continue reading