Category Archives: Web Design Tips and Tools

Gui portraitPhotos for Your Essentials Website (Updated 2021)

On this previous post we covered how to find photos that you like for your website. This post will outline how to easily “crop” the photos you found to ensure they will work nicely in the Essentials theme you selected.…


PaperStreet Law Firm Website Design Wins Communicator Awards Highest Distinction

The winners of the 26th Annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, a custom PaperStreet law firm website design…


Kyle portrait7 Essential Photoshop Quick Tips & Shortcuts

Note: these shortcuts are for a PC. Mac users should change Ctrl to Cmd. If you actively use Photoshop the tips below can help save you clicks/time. This hopefully (fingers crossed) will increase your overall productivity. Edit -> Preferences ->…


Kyle portraitHow to Remove Transparency from an Image in PhotoShop

Images are an essential aspect (most of the time) to any website. They bring the website life and make it visually appealing. Plus, people love photos! But, a lot of times, the images they are using are too big or…


Cool Tool of the Month

During the course of our daily activities, we come across a lot of interesting and unique tools on the internet. Some tools that we’ve discovered help to speed up our workflow more or make life easier by not having to install a lot of different programs to complete simple tasks. While others are trying to solve a larger problem with a simpler lightweight solution, we seek out a streamlined methods to help get the job done


Kyle portraitHow to Split a PDF Into Individual Pages Using Google Chrome

If you have ever needed to take certain sections/pages from a PDF, Google Chrome allows you to do this in a few easy steps. This can be very useful if you have a PDF that is 20 pages or so and only 1 or 2 of them are relevant to what you need. Check out the steps to pulling out individual PDF sections.


Top Google Chrome Browser Extensions for Designers and Developers

Leveraging browser extensions can really speed up your productivity as a designer and developer. Google Chrome has a healthy extension community with tons of extensions to choose from. While on one hand this can be great, on the other hand it can also be tough to find extensions that work best etc.


Web Design Apps to Keep an Eye on for 2017

These days, the web is growing exponentially and becoming more complex than ever before. Consequently, the need for tools to help facilitate the development process continues to grow at a rapid pace.


Pete Boyd portraitContact Form Validation – Options for Checking User Data

Contact forms are great, as they allow service businesses to receive information from potential clients any time of the day. Unfortunately, spam inquiries do happen. But, lucky for you, we have a few tried and true tricks up our sleeve to prevent them.


Mike portraitHow to Easily Add Animations to Your Website

PaperStreet makes frequent use of animations on homepages we build, and it’s easy to see why. Animation brings movement, life, and a sense of polish to your website, creating a presentation static websites simply cannot achieve. The best part is…


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