How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed… Continue reading How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career

4 Questions to Ask Your Clients When They Request Basic SEO Services

Most top designers and top programmers are separate individuals. Although most professional designers know JavaScript, it’s rare to find one person who is a master of both design and programming (beyond JavaScript). The same is true for search engine optimization (SEO). As a designer, you probably know your way around basic SEO strategies, but you… Continue reading 4 Questions to Ask Your Clients When They Request Basic SEO Services

Best Practices for Designing Push Notifications

Notifications are a crucial part of any app. Not only are they a key part of keeping users engaged with your application: many apps require notifications for their basic functionality. You won’t have much of an email app, for example, if you don’t have notifications. But the line between good notifications and bad notifications is… Continue reading Best Practices for Designing Push Notifications

Designing for Social Media: 25 Best Facebook Pages for Inspiration

How do you design a Facebook page experience? While Facebook was initially created to connect people, it is now a vast social network comprising different features and providing opportunities for brands and communities to promote their services. And with 2 billion monthly users, this social media channel can’t be ignored. Facebook pages are specifically designed… Continue reading Designing for Social Media: 25 Best Facebook Pages for Inspiration

Tips for Training Your Clients to Use WordPress

As WordPress continues to power more and more websites, it stands to reason that many site owners will want to learn how to use it. One of the strengths of any CMS is the ability to login remotely and add/edit content or perform other maintenance tasks. WordPress especially excels in this area and includes some… Continue reading Tips for Training Your Clients to Use WordPress

As a Designer I want better Release Notes

The perfect release note ???????? Finally what you’ve being waiting for. How you piece all this together, and it’s broken down for you in nothing more than plain text: The introduction. A short paragraph. Make this personal if appropriate. Eg. “Season greetings, everyone! You asked, Santa listened – this update is exactly what you ask for… Continue reading As a Designer I want better Release Notes

Creating a design system language

It seems like the current buzz word in the design industry and everyone wants one. But how exactly can a product benefit from having a living, breathing design language? I’m going to try break down the very basics so you can understand why it’s needed. Creating an underlying language will unite our design philosophies and… Continue reading Creating a design system language

How To Design A Great Portfolio Website

Advertisement Designing a great portfolio, whether it is a web design portfolio or a graphic design portfolio, is a challenging task for every designer. Designing a project for ourselves, such that could meet our highest requirements, can be tough. Still, it doesn’t mean that we cannot create an online portfolio which is entertaining, accurate, and… Continue reading How To Design A Great Portfolio Website

Small Guide For Designing A Website That Sells

Image source: industrywest.com[2] The development of sales makes one thing obvious – consumers are becoming picky and negative towards uncreative companies. The ones to make the best deals are the always evolving ones, which seem to really understand what their customers want. First of all, a company needs to develop an excellent product which can… Continue reading Small Guide For Designing A Website That Sells