After Effects is one of the great animation & composition tools used by web designers. Its goal is to help create and distribute animations and special effects of professional quality for television, cinema, web, etc. While it is very useful, the program can sometimes seem a bit difficult to use and even be quite scary to the newbies.
Most of the creative team members at EVO were self-learners. We watched a lot of tutorials, and use some tricks to get the result we were looking for. But that means that a lot of time was wasted on projects because of that.
However, thanks to a 3-day training with Thierry from AE Formations, we are now, Alexandra, Clara, Lorena, Marianne and Sacha, up-to-date and ready to make great things!
Because we want to share our knowledge and our experience with you, here is a little food for thoughts.
Did you know that, at EVO, we also develop mobile apps? We have a really nice team of mobile developers and we thought it’d be nice for you to meet them! This is why we met with the sweet and always smiling Frédéric. Keep reading to get to know him…
If you run a business and are active on social media, or if you’re a social media or community manager, you’ve probably heard about Facebook canvases by now. Or not, it is still quite a new tool and not everyone feels confident enough to start using it. It’s a shame though as Facebook canvases are a great way to reach out to new clients. In this article, we’d like to show you how simple it is to create canvases so that you can now starting using this amazing tool yourself!
For this interview, we decided to change things a bit and meet with one of our interns instead of one of our team members. Indeed, @ EVO we value our interns as much as our employees and we really do care about the experience they have here and their thoughts on how things are going. This is why we invite you to take a look at Florian’s thoughts on what it is like to intern @ EVO!
We all come to a point, in our projects, where we need to re-center our work efforts on the user. We all know who our target audience is, but it is sometimes hard to keep it in mind when things go fast and you only have a limited amount of time before delivering something that works. However, our efforts will be useless if our project doesn’t coincide with our user’s needs. This is where personas can be very useful and help you focus your efforts on what’s relevant.
In this bog post, we will go over the different steps of creating your own personas, how to handle your interviews and how to use them. After reading this, you should be able to start creating personas for your projects.
Contrary to what lots of people might think, not everything related to web design is done using Photoshop anymore, and lots of programs are starting to arise. Designing in Photoshop isn’t as easy as it sounds, it can even sometimes be quite difficult. This is why, today we’re going to look at two alternatives, Sketch and Adobe XD, and compare them in terms of web and mobile design. Shall the battle between Sketch, Photoshop and Adobe XD begin!
The SWF, or small web format, is dying off. It’s not news to most of us who work day in and day out, on the interwebs; but more often than not the average surfer doesn’t know or understand the significant change.
Adobe Flash, the program used to generate SWF animations, has been around since 1996; so when it was discontinued end of November 2015, it was a little like saying goodbye to an old friend. A long, protracted, arduous good-bye.
Contrary to what many people think, designing and building a form is not an easy task. Of course, doing it doesn’t require lots of efforts. Doing it right, however, and by this we mean creating an effective form, requires some strategic thinking. The method, we’ve come to adopt, and that seems to give pretty good results, is based on four pillars: form design, field building, validation process and copywriting. Let me explain you how it works…