Set Studio Blog

Regular posts of design tips and inspiration to help you become a better designer.

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.

Figma Auto Layout

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.

New Shoes

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.

Building a web-first newsletter

We break down how we built our new newsletter, The Index, and how we utilised RSS to link it up with our email provider. All of that with a little bit of web history too.

Welcome to the Set Studio Blog

Our new blog is live! In this first post, we outline what we’re going to be doing with the blog and the upcoming newsletter.