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30 NGO & charity logos that put the fun back in fundraiser

The world is always in need of a helping hand and many NGOs are doing important work for the betterment of their community. But how do you get the word out? Well-designed, compelling charity logos are the first step in making your non-profit stand out from the crowd and connect with donors and supporters.

Illustration by OrangeCrush

The main goal of your charity logo is to convey the mission of your organization. It should align with your non-profit’s visual identity and illustrate what you stand for to compel people to take action. The best NGO logos are also aesthetically pleasing, timeless, and adaptable for use across multiple mediums such as social media or fundraising mail.

Maybe your foundation logo is in need of a fresh new look, or you’re starting up a new nonprofit. In this article we’ve collected examples for different categories of nonprofit services to use as inspiration for your new design....

5 Ways to Boost Engagement With Animation

Animation is a fun and interesting way to bring life to a website. Used correctly, it can capture audience attention, make your website more engaging, and even improve your chances of delivering conversions for your clients.

Unfortunately, like many things in the web design world, it’s also easy to get too carried away with animation. As professional designers and developers, it’s up to us to find the line between making the most of animation on our website projects and creating a site that’s overwhelmed with too much activity.

Fortunately, by the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll have a deeper insight into how you can use animation in web design, without going too over the top.

Introducing Animation in Web Design

Animations are virtually everywhere on the web today.

In the past, when designers first discovered that they could embed movement into their websites, the amount of...

Display the Latest News on Your Site With Mediastack

What an extraordinary year 2020 has been for the news! From the ongoing coronavirus crisis, to a turbulent US election, to the unrelenting march of Bitcoin, this year like no other we’ve been glued to our phones micro-analyzing every tidbit of news.

Which makes this the perfect time for mediastack, an awesome REST API that allows you to embed a customizable news feed, sourced from the world’s top news agencies, and updated by the minute, right on your site.

Integrating Global News with Your Site

News is the beating pulse of so many global industries. From political decisions that affect stock prices, to natural disasters that interrupt goods and services, to the whims of celebrities who overnight transform brands from unknown to must-have.

Whether you’re building a site for a non-profit in Louisiana that cares deeply about both Washington politics, and hurricanes in the Caribbean; or you’re building...

7 Best WordPress Classified Themes to Make a Classified Ads Website

Classified ads websites are getting trendier with each passing day, as more people create websites centered around classifieds. Startups and other seasoned developers are using classified advertisements as a way to reach people on a larger scale. As a business owner, you may not want to have a classified ad for your business. But it is normal to have a classified site as your business, so that masses of people come looking for you. It is essential to build a classified site that is visually and aesthetically appealing to the users. If this is done well, you can manage to pull in many visitors to the website.

Now, if the website is built using WordPress, then you can use existing themes to create a nicely designed website that is responsive and looks great. As such, let us look at WordPress classified themes that you can use in to create a classified ads website:

1. Classified Engine:

This theme comes...

Wine branding: the ultimate guide

If you’ve ever walked the aisles of a liquor store, you know wine isn’t just wine. There’s all the varietals, then there’s all the varieties. Choosing the right bottle to drink with dinner can quickly become a daunting task. But there is one thing that can instantly set a bottle apart from all the rest: great wine branding.

Let’s be real—and this may shock you if you’re a trained oenophile (aka somebody who really knows their wines)—most people buy wine based on the label on its bottle. That’s why your wine branding needs to perfectly embody your winery’s identity. At a glance, a wine label should tell you everything you need to know about the wine within: the varietal, the target consumer, the origin, the notes, the right kind of setting for the wine. How? Through thoughtful wine branding.

An exquisite wine needs exquisite branding. Illustration by OrangeCrush.

Whether you’re a hobby winemaker making just a...

6 Web Design Tips that Drive eCommerce Sales

The eCommerce market has skyrocketed in 2020, as fears of infection and stay-at-home orders drove consumers to shop online instead of in-store. In the US alone, the eCommerce market grew 20% in 3 months, which is equivalent to 10 years of growth, and online retail orders rose 146%.

While this is good news for online sellers, it brings its own challenges. The market was already crowded before more retailers pivoted to sell online when they had to shutter their stores. Understandably enough, almost every new business today is in the eCommerce space; Shopify alone saw a 62% increase in new stores in March-April 2020. On top of that, brand loyalty is easily redirected these days, with 75% of US consumers saying they have tried out new brands or stores during the pandemic, and 60% expecting to return to them.

With competition rising on all sides, it’s tough for your online store to stand out. Price,...

Exciting New Tools for Designers, December 2020

Jumpstart your next design project or speed up a workflow with some of these new tools and resources. With so many new tools being developed all the time, you are almost certain to find something that can help you with projects.

Here’s what new for designers this month.

Everypixel Patterns

Everypixel Patterns solves a common design problem: Creating seamless patterns with graphic editors is such a long and exhausting process. That’s why some people choose to get patterns from stock websites but that can be a challenge too (and difficult to search). This tool makes getting patterns less time-consuming. It includes a gallery of well-designed content, which you can customize and edit as needed.

Multiavatar

Multiavatar is a free and open-source multicultural avatar maker. Type something in the input field and generate one of 12 billion avatars. (Everything is randomly generated and free to...

9 designers created the motivational posters we all need after 2020

If you’re like everyone else on the planet, you could use a little pick-me-up after this year. No matter why you’re down (and there are certainly no shortages of reasons), we all could benefit from a little inspiration, a little creativity and a little humor about the events of 2020. So we asked our worldwide community of designers to create some motivational posters to reflect the vibe of the last year—and the sense of hope for 2021.

In our recent Design Without Borders report, we surveyed 11,000 designers in 147 countries about their 2020 experiences. While designers faced many challenges, they also revealed an undeniable sense of optimism for the future. In fact, an astonishing 98% of freelancers responded that they felt optimistic about 2021, both regarding the industry and on a personal level.

You can see that optimism shine through in the 9 motivational posters below. We hope you can look at them and...

Popular Design News of the Week: December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Web Typography Rules: What You Need to Know

 

How Microsoft Crushed Slack

 

Graphic Design Trends for Social Media in 2021

 

UX Christmas

 

Traxr – Monitor Links with 100% Accuracy

 

Hexometer 2.0: Monitor Website Issues and Performance Actively

 

Designing Data Science Tools at Spotify

 

Cow Pilot – The Deadline Driven To-Do...

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