We outline what we've achieved this year and what we're looking forward to in 2024.
Set Studio Blog
Regular posts of design tips and inspiration to help you become a better designer.
Reality Check #2: Building out a fancy 404 page
In this edition, we lean in to the power of what CSS gives us for free — relative units — to make a complex-looking build really straightforward.
Reality Check #1: Building out a furniture site from Dribbble
We refactor the design of Hrvoje Kraljevic's "Furniture e-commerce website" and build it, step-by-step to show you how we do things in the studio.
Simplify sharing with built-in APIs and progressive enhancement
Instead of leaning into heavy social sharing widgets, you can create a truly user-friendly social sharing component that works for everyone, using built-in APIs and progressive enhancement.
The art of the demo
Nothing enhances written content quite like a well-crafted demo, or collection of demos. They don't have to be complex either — in fact, it’s better if they’re not complex. The most important thing is that good quality demos can help people really get what you're trying to explain, especially if reading isn't the most effective way for them to learn.
Some delightful client feedback
Something I insist on doing is getting feedback from clients at the end of projects. It's not just because I like reading kind words about the studio, but more that it helps us improve how we do things here. In this post, I share some really positive feedback from a recent client that we're really proud of.
Quick Figma tricks you may not know exist
In this Little Design Tip, our designer, Leanne, shares some really handy Figma tricks about its powerful auto layout tool.
We just launched our brand new website design, so we thought we'd break down the core elements and the choices we made during its production for you.
Some simple ways to make content look good
Something non-designers understandably struggle with is how to make things look good. One of those things is long form content that’s well set and readable. Luckily, CSS makes this easy, you just have to know what to change. That’s exactly what we’re going to teach you in this article.
Relative rounded corners
If you’ve got a rounded corner on both the outside, and the inside of an element that both have the same value, it looks pretty weird. In this Little Design Tip, we dig into a formula to get relative rounded corners, along with a nice CSS utility to apply to your projects.
An iterative process to our agency website design
We encourage an iterative approach from day one with clients, so for our own website, we practice what we preach. In this post, we break down how we went from quick and dirty landing page, to what you see today, to what's coming in the future.