The ABCs of attitude-based archetypes in design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Much of our work as user experience designers is understanding the whys and why nots of our audiences’ decision making. In a previous post, I explored why people decide to switch or stay with products, focusing mainly on circumstances, the “where” and “when” of a job. The circumstances in which… Continue reading The ABCs of attitude-based archetypes in design

How to really understand humans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Need-to-know theories, frameworks and tools for designers and researchers. Unsplash by Nijwam Swargiary Why it matters The proper study of mankind is the science of design. -Herbert A. Simon As a UX professional, looking deeply into how our minds, emotions, needs and behaviors co-exist can help us translate human insights into designs… Continue reading How to really understand humans

Meet MacDroid : File Transfer App For Mac and Android

It can always be such an absolute headache transferring data between a Mac and an Android device. If you are one such user who has had to face this same problem, well, you aren’t alone. Thousands of users often find transferring files from their Mac to their Android device and vice-versa extremely tedious when using… Continue reading Meet MacDroid : File Transfer App For Mac and Android

How to Create and Run Successful Instagram Marketing Campaigns

Instagram is the perfect place to promote your brand, expand your customer base, and engage your target audience. Having a complete content marketing strategy for this social platform is crucial, but in some cases, you’ll want to achieve a specific goal, like connect with new customers, build brand reputation, or launch a new product. Enter… Continue reading How to Create and Run Successful Instagram Marketing Campaigns

Soft Skills Designers Should Have

To be a professional in the creative industry, there are several things that you have to have. Obviously, you will need the necessary technical skills and the talent. However, to be successful in your craft, there are other skills that you need to learn – like soft skills. In this article, we will be talking… Continue reading Soft Skills Designers Should Have

How to Start a Successful Career in Web Design in 2020

The internet is completely changing everything about the world we live in today. Outside of just visiting websites and social media platforms, the demand for having an online presense is a requirement for businesses, brands and organizations of all sizes. This also means that there is a great demand for site developers, content creators and… Continue reading How to Start a Successful Career in Web Design in 2020

Interview: Redesigning the Empire State Building’s Website

In 2019, to keep pace with an interior redesign of its visitor experience, the Empire State Building decided to redesign its website. Blue Fountain Media were engaged to deliver the project. With the new site launching, we spoke to Head of Design, Tatyana Khamdamova about designing for the world’s most famous building. Webdesigner Depot: The… Continue reading Interview: Redesigning the Empire State Building’s Website

The dangers of emotive writing in a post-rational era

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hot damn! We writers never had it so good — and we all know the reason why: the written word has never been as pervasive, powerful or emotionally loaded as it is today. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a copywriter, UX writer, journo, speech writer, influencer, blogger, swivel-eyed Facebook ranter or whatever. You’re… Continue reading The dangers of emotive writing in a post-rational era

Eye Vs AI: Harnessing Technology to Successfully Track User Attention

Attention is the new gold; brands are in a constant competition for our attention. A big portion of our time we spend online, where we are bombarded with insane amounts of information and advertisements. It’s hard not to become overwhelmed in this world of consumerism. We have had to become good at quickly evaluating which… Continue reading Eye Vs AI: Harnessing Technology to Successfully Track User Attention

Developing a WordPress Website 101: The Important Five C

Recently I’ve been given a task to build and develop a website from scratch. When I say from scratch, I meant from nothing, no hosting, no direction on what the website will be, only a concept from the client that needs to build a website with niche toward or something similar to lifestyle blog as… Continue reading Developing a WordPress Website 101: The Important Five C

User-Friendly Website Functionality: Things You Must Consider

It only takes a fraction of a second for a visitor to form an opinion about a website. And for 88% of the visitors, a bad experience, even a brief one, will likely put them off from coming and revisiting the site ever again. With stakes this high, it’s not surprising that website functionality and UX… Continue reading User-Friendly Website Functionality: Things You Must Consider

How to Convert Blog Visitors Into Customers: 3 Effective Strategies

According to these blogging statistics, over 70 billion blog posts are published on WordPress alone, without even taking into account the other popular platforms. That’s a lot of words and opinions being shared by individuals, as well as businesses that are trying to grow their audiences and make more sales. But while growing the audience… Continue reading How to Convert Blog Visitors Into Customers: 3 Effective Strategies

Making Money as a Graphic Designer

Do you have the skills as a graphic designer but work in another job? Perhaps switching careers might do you more good in terms of money made and how much enjoyment you get out of work. Even if you have not had an opportunity to gain real working experience, there is still a lot that… Continue reading Making Money as a Graphic Designer

How to Choose the Best WordPress Theme for Your Business

Creating your company’s website is a big project. This is true no matter what kind of company you operate: a manufacturing firm, a retail store, a business consultancy, or a software development company. The process includes multiple components: developing your message, writing the copy to express it, creating an easy-to-navigate structure, and coming up with… Continue reading How to Choose the Best WordPress Theme for Your Business

16 Tools for Keeping Your Remote Design Team Together (and on Task)

One of the biggest perks of a career in Web Design is the potential for working remotely. As long as you have access to Wi-Fi, you can basically work from anywhere, whether it be from home, a co-working space, or even the beach — the world is your proverbial remote oyster. Whether you’re new to… Continue reading 16 Tools for Keeping Your Remote Design Team Together (and on Task)

The Best Benefits of Using an Inventory System in Commerce Businesses

If your business has been frequently suffering from stock-outs, disorganized items, and unreliable and inaccurate inventory records, it’s about time to consider shifting to automation with the help of an inventory system. While the success of inventory management truly depends on hard work and brain in operations, a digital solution such as inventory system offers… Continue reading The Best Benefits of Using an Inventory System in Commerce Businesses

Create a Wave Motion Effect on an Image with Three.js

Waves! Because who does not enjoy the visual comfort an oscillating motion has on the human eye? Well, I do and for this tutorial, I would like to explain how to make waves on a 3D plane with Three.js using simplex noise. To keep things short, we’ll just focus on the plane effect and not… Continue reading Create a Wave Motion Effect on an Image with Three.js

Top-Notch Cybersecurity for a Low-Budget Business

Most small business owners are more concerned about someone breaking into their offices than someone breaking into their systems. However, with cyberattacks on the rise, all businesses should invest as much as possible into cybersecurity. Data breaches can prove to be very expensive, even to a small business. More than half of all small businesses… Continue reading Top-Notch Cybersecurity for a Low-Budget Business

3 Ways Graphic Design Can Optimize Your Branding

In a world where countless companies are vying against each other online, branding has become one of the most common buzzwords. Everyone in a business thinks about branding at some point, from the CEO to the marketing director. If they’re not obsessing over the company’s branding, they’ll be considering their own personal brand. After all,… Continue reading 3 Ways Graphic Design Can Optimize Your Branding

Seven E-Commerce Predictions For 2020

Compared to traditional shopping methods, e-commerce is showing no signs of slowing down as the internet almost takes over as the world’s favorite high street. 300 million online shoppers are predicted for the US alone in 2023, a huge majority of the population, and the rest of the world is following suit. Developments in technology… Continue reading Seven E-Commerce Predictions For 2020

10 ways to help Accessibility at Conferences as a speaker

November 26, 2019 Hey friends! Wedding planning is starting to heat up with five months left to go. I was pretty ambitious about my writing schedule when I started my second year of blogging. I figured I had so much more free time on my hands versus what I had six months ago. But I… Continue reading 10 ways to help Accessibility at Conferences as a speaker

10 Common Regrets When Selecting WordPress Themes (+ Great Theme Examples)

Picking a WordPress theme can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from that it’s all too easy to spend hours scrolling through endless options without ever settling on a theme. Sound familiar? You’re certainly not alone.  I’ve made a huge mistake (via Twenty20) Rather than relentlessly scouring ThemeForest for a theme that fulfills… Continue reading 10 Common Regrets When Selecting WordPress Themes (+ Great Theme Examples)

Automatically Create a Multilingual WordPress Site With a Translator Plugin

A multilingual WordPress site is one that offers content in more than one language. For example, a site can provide content in English, French, German, and Spanish. Since most countries have more than one official language, it makes sense to have content in multiple languages. Having a multilingual site is one of the best ways… Continue reading Automatically Create a Multilingual WordPress Site With a Translator Plugin

Insert a Calendar Into WordPress With the Pro Event Calendar Plugin

Displaying a calendar on your website is a must for many business owners. Calendars are the best way to share all the upcoming events that your business has with your audience. However, the various calendar plugins available on the market often have too few features, expensive add-ons, or are too complicated to set up.  In… Continue reading Insert a Calendar Into WordPress With the Pro Event Calendar Plugin