How to Become a Professional WordPress Developer [Infographic]

February 15, 2017 by Spyre Studios Currently, there are over 1 billion websites on the interwebs, and it is reported that every minute, over 500 new websites are created. What is more interesting is that out of this huge number of websites, over 27% are being run by WordPress, which makes it the most popular… Continue reading How to Become a Professional WordPress Developer [Infographic]

Best Free Programs & Online Services For Sending And Sharing Large Files

In this post, we are sharing 9 free tools to send and receive large files to your clients. When running an online business, it is indispensable to have some sort of tool that allow you to send and receive large files to your customers or boss. Regular emailing clients have some sort of limit when… Continue reading Best Free Programs & Online Services For Sending And Sharing Large Files

Common UX Mistakes and How to Avoid (or Fix) Them

Have you ever fumbled through a complicated contact form on a mobile website or wished for a button or link that wasn’t there? If so, you’ve experienced what a lack of foresight in user experience (UX) design causes. Don’t fall victim to the same common UX mistakes. Make sure potential customers poor UX design doesn’t… Continue reading Common UX Mistakes and How to Avoid (or Fix) Them

10 Web Design & UX Trends to Embrace in 2017

January 17, 2017 by Spyre Studios The team at The Deep End Web Consulting has produced an infographic that not only outlines 2017 Web Design and UX Trends to Boost Conversions — it lets you know why they work. Appearance, UX, and tactics all matter. These tips will give you ideas for putting them together… Continue reading 10 Web Design & UX Trends to Embrace in 2017

The Best SEO Friendly Themes For Your Drupal Website

One of the most important things to do when looking to start a new website (or modify an existing one) is to land on the right theme for you. While having good content is incredibly important, that content won’t have the same impact if you’re using a theme that isn’t suited for what you’re trying… Continue reading The Best SEO Friendly Themes For Your Drupal Website

Cloudinary Enhances Media Delivery with Multi-CDN Offering

Posted · Category: Information Cloudinary is well known for solving the challenges you face when managing images and videos. With its newest enhancement, the company is also eliminating the complexities of media delivery by enabling the use of multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) to ensure end users quickly and reliably receive content. Today, images account… Continue reading Cloudinary Enhances Media Delivery with Multi-CDN Offering

8 WordPress Plugins To Boost Speed And SEO

The beauty of having a WordPress website is that many issues or problems can be addressed with a simple plugin. You don’t need to know a line of code to add this piece of software to your site, and your site will quickly and easily get the improved functionality of the plugin. As anyone in… Continue reading 8 WordPress Plugins To Boost Speed And SEO

Every Designer Should Know The Importance Of Prototyping

Advertisement The importance of prototyping should be obvious to anyone involved in designing website or mobile apps. A prototype allows a designer or developer to create a form out of a concept, so that everyone who is involved in the process can give their feedback and make necessary adjustments before a final version is produced.… Continue reading Every Designer Should Know The Importance Of Prototyping

Showcase Of Colorful Mobile User Interface Designs

Advertisement User Interface (UI) has two parts: technological and aesthetic. The technological half is the logic and scientific method used to make not just a program work, but to ensure that users find access to the program simple to navigate. The aesthetic half provides users with an interface that is attractive visually and draws the… Continue reading Showcase Of Colorful Mobile User Interface Designs

How to Prepare a Cool 3D Card for Post-Print Effects

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a laser-cut pop up card, perfect for showcasing retail offers or adapting for events. We’ll break down into simple steps some of the essential techniques for preparing your artwork for post-print processes, including laser-cutting and accommodating for folds. Suitable for beginner-to-intermediate users of… Continue reading How to Prepare a Cool 3D Card for Post-Print Effects

Tips for Designers Who Don’t Code

I hail from a design background and moved into front-end development some years ago. With responsive web design, the requirement of the designer is shifting. Here are a few tips collated to help designers who don’t code. In an ideal world, everybody designing for the web medium would also be a front-end developer. The reasons… Continue reading Tips for Designers Who Don’t Code

How to Work With Images in Shopify

When starting out with a new platform, such as Shopify, there’s a lot to learn. Whilst Liquid, the template language used in Shopify themes, is very readable and easy to get started with, one area of Shopify development which can often cause confusion for new theme developers is images. I believe the main reason for… Continue reading How to Work With Images in Shopify

Looking to Code Your Designs? 9 Hand-Picked Services

Most website designers leave the coding to professional developers; since they have neither the time, the inclination, nor the necessary skills to do so themselves. Even designers who are proficient in coding, often prefer to leave the work up to professionals who they know will get the job done right. If you’re still fairly new… Continue reading Looking to Code Your Designs? 9 Hand-Picked Services

Less Is More – Minimalist And Simple Web Design

Image source: Vadim Grin[2] Exposed to lots of senseless content on the internet, we grow more sensitive to mess and distractions. We come across useless texts, we receive a pile of magazine spam, ads or business commercials, and we have serious difficulties in determining what is really worth our attention. Responsiveness Image source: Erikas Mališauskas[3]… Continue reading Less Is More – Minimalist And Simple Web Design

How To Choose The Best Font For Mobile User Interfaces

Image source: Gal Shir[2] It is a tricky task-we are not discussing content that will be opened once/twice, but such that will be browsed while users sit in waiting rooms, travel in the subway, rest in their beds, etc. Regular usage opens the door for other challenges too-mobile screens’ responsiveness depends on lighting, and it… Continue reading How To Choose The Best Font For Mobile User Interfaces

10 Apps To Batch install & Uninstall Windows/Android Apps

Installing and uninstalling an app is a necessary process to ensure that your device is working fine. Sometimes, you need to install certain apps that you need while at the same time, you have got to uninstall some apps that are now not necessary. However, installing and uninstalling apps one at a time is quite… Continue reading 10 Apps To Batch install & Uninstall Windows/Android Apps

The Importance Of Usability When Designing A Site

Web usability is an approach to make web sites easy to use for an end-user, without the requirement that any specialized training be undertaken. The user should be able to intuitively relate the actions she needs to perform on the web page with other interactions she sees similar contexts, e.g., press a button to perform… Continue reading The Importance Of Usability When Designing A Site

Icons In Web Design

Image source: thestorefront.com[2] Well-executed and beautiful icons look like tiny and cute images, but they are much more than that. They are extremely advantageous to every website because they attach visual cues to the essential elements of a website (headings, sections, buttons, etc) and they make the site/app look professional and sophisticated. Generally speaking, icons… Continue reading Icons In Web Design

Web Designers: Roll up Your Sleeves and Sketch!

Let’s talk about why you, as a web designer, should be using pens and pencils more often. I’m going to give you some tips, tool suggestions, and plenty of reasons to roll your sleeves up and sketch! Step Away From the Computer The design process tends to isolate designers from the rest of the team, meaning… Continue reading Web Designers: Roll up Your Sleeves and Sketch!

What To Keep In Mind When You Use Typography in Your Design

One of the most common elements of your website is typography. After all, it is for reading the content that visitors typically look to visit your web-pages. Undoubtedly, graphics and layouts are also key components of a webpage but you simply cannot ignore line heights, type size, and column width in their favor. When it… Continue reading What To Keep In Mind When You Use Typography in Your Design

25 Web Designs with a Clear and Concise Elevator Pitch

The concept of the elevator pitch has become a popular feature in web design. Bold statements that introduce and describe a company or individual now dominate the mastheads of agency and portfolio sites. In today’s web design showcase I present 25 great examples of websites that successfully explain what they’re all about in a clear… Continue reading 25 Web Designs with a Clear and Concise Elevator Pitch

WP_Query Arguments: Status, Order, and Pagination

In this part of the series on Mastering WP_Query, you’ll learn about some of the arguments you can use with the WP_Query class, namely those for status, order, and pagination. You can use these arguments to fetch scheduled posts from the database, to query attachments, to amend the way posts are ordered and what they’re… Continue reading WP_Query Arguments: Status, Order, and Pagination