How to increase the UX maturity of Scrum teams

Investing in the UX skills of a Scrum Team delivers a huge return. Learn how. In this article you will learn: Why enabling Scrum Teams with UX Design capabilities is important. Why introducing UX capabilities to Scrum team is frequently hard. What is the job of an UX Leader in a product development organization. How to use… Continue reading How to increase the UX maturity of Scrum teams

WordPress Website Analysis: Before & After ImageEngine

WordPress is by far the world’s most popular CMS. Not only does it dominate the CMS market with a 64% market share, but it also powers 39.6% of all websites. It has taken the internet by storm by democratizing the web for all. Now, anyone can build, manage, and host a successful website without needing… Continue reading WordPress Website Analysis: Before & After ImageEngine

16 Free Websites for Learning to Code in 2021

The best free online coding websites for beginners are hubs of education and insight, designed to take your knowledge and career to the next level. For years, technical careers have been gaining more attention among innovative individuals. In a digital world, people capable of speaking computer language often have the widest selection of job opportunities.… Continue reading 16 Free Websites for Learning to Code in 2021

Custom neural voice: designing for human-centered policy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Co-authored with Josh Lovejoy Credit: Delivering the benefits of Custom Neural Voice What’s in a voice? What is it about the way someone speaks that makes them memorable? Why do subtle imperfections in speech — like the thoughtful pauses and false starts when thinking on one’s feet — help us perceive a person as sincere or… Continue reading Custom neural voice: designing for human-centered policy

Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

Want to know which of the top blogging platforms you should consider using this year? Blogging is still one of the best ways to draw attention to your brand, generate thought leadership, and build your credibility. Research suggests that US internet users spend 3x more of their browsing time on blogs than on email. Additionally,… Continue reading Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

Which Back-End to Choose? Node.js vs PHP

In this article, we’re going to discuss PHP and Node.js: two popular back-end technologies for web applications. We’ll discuss the key differences between them to help you choose the right back-end technology for your next project. Introduction First of all, let’s go through what exactly these two back-end technologies are and what they are used… Continue reading Which Back-End to Choose? Node.js vs PHP

What is Shopify?

Shopify is an eCommerce platform for online stores and POS (point of sale) systems for retailers. It includes a huge selection of tools for anyone looking to start an eCommerce business. Arguably it’s not just software; it is a platform, an ecosystem for eCommerce. It differs from self-hosted eCommerce solutions like WooCommerce, Magento, and OpenCart… Continue reading What is Shopify?

8 Best Free Live Chat PHP Scripts

Are you thinking of adding a free live chat feature to your website? Do you want to give personalized live chat support that will improve your visitors’ website experience? Do you want your forum members to chat with each other in real time?  Fortunately, there are free PHP scripts available to help. Free PHP live… Continue reading 8 Best Free Live Chat PHP Scripts

3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Designing for all. Source: Billy Clark on Dribbble Inclusive Design is a design practice where products and services are designed in a way that they are accessible and can serve as many people as possible, regardless of their age, gender, or ability. Inclusive Design puts people at the centre stage of the design… Continue reading 3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters

The Latest Research for Web Designers, December 2020

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. And although I’m sure many of you can’t wait until the calendar flips ahead to 2021, it doesn’t look as though we’re going to be able to say goodbye to 2020 so easily. Many of the changes we’ve had to make this year are now… Continue reading The Latest Research for Web Designers, December 2020

Information architecture challenges when designing voice interfaces

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When you ask Alexa to turn on your light or Google Home to check the thermostat, you are asking a device to think and act like a human. But how is it possible for these products to complete your requests and remember your preferences? The answer lies in information architecture… Continue reading Information architecture challenges when designing voice interfaces

You Won’t Win SEO With Hacks, Here Are 3 Winning SEO Strategies

The world of search engine optimization was born with all sorts of different hacks and shortcuts that many people use in an effort to grow their business. Knowing effective SEO tricks would be incredibly profitable, but unfortunately it’s not that easy This becomes evident as soon as you do a Google search about anything SEO-related,… Continue reading You Won’t Win SEO With Hacks, Here Are 3 Winning SEO Strategies

Design with the web in mind

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Back button, URL design, keyboard shortcuts, and other things we often forget about. When designing an application, there are 3 major variations — mobile app, web app, and desktop app. *It’s actually more complicated than this, but we’ll ignore that for now. Check out my other post to find out more about the different… Continue reading Design with the web in mind

4 Tips to Create Effective Enterprise Software

As the business technology market approached $4 trillion in 2019, technology and service providers will have greater opportunities to grow their businesses. Meanwhile, technology buyers will be allowed to innovate and upgrade their infrastructure, software, and services. Corporate software spending worldwide is expected to reach $483 billion in 2021, a 7.4% increase over the previous year. Like… Continue reading 4 Tips to Create Effective Enterprise Software

The Latest Research for Web Designers, August 2020

While a lot of the research for web designers that’s come out this year has to do with COVID-19, we’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Many of these reports aren’t just looking at the effects of the pandemic on business and marketing today. They’re now looking at what consumers… Continue reading The Latest Research for Web Designers, August 2020

Is Change Positive for Web Designers?

As a web designer, you’re constantly being bombarded with messages that tell you to acquire new skills, try new tools, and keep on hustling. But if you’re constantly changing things up, does it do the opposite of what you originally set out to do? In other words, if you always have to start over, is… Continue reading Is Change Positive for Web Designers?

Best Colleges to Study Graphic Design

0 Shares Over the last several years, graphic design has gained more popularity worldwide and not because people have suddenly discovered their love for art. First, this is one of the key components in the IT industry for creating user-friendly design and experience for smartphone users. Secondly, this job can be easily done on a… Continue reading Best Colleges to Study Graphic Design

Diversity Initiatives in Web Design

Web developers have been the bedrock of any company’s business strategy for some time, and the industry is continuing to thrive and grow at a rapid pace. This is why it’s surprising that it is so lacklustre when it comes to diversity. A recent study revealed 80% of those in the design industry are male,… Continue reading Diversity Initiatives in Web Design

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 Use Instagram To Grow Your Web Design Business

One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make today is ignoring social media marketing or treating it as an afterthought. This is even more so in an increasingly competitive space like the web design niche where small businesses have to strive to leave the shadows of more established brands with years of history… Continue reading How to Use Instagram To Grow Your Web Design Business

How to Style Wide and Full-Width Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

The Gutenberg block editor for WordPress has changed how we create content within the CMS. But it’s also opened up some new possibilities on the front end as well. One of the more interesting developments in this area is the ability to add “full” or “wide” blocks to a page or post. This feature adds… Continue reading How to Style Wide and Full-Width Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

Top 5 PHP CMS in 2020

February 20, 2020 by Richie KS Choosing a CMS is what you need to do at the beginning of any web development process. From multiple options available today, it may be quite challenging to pick something particular as many factors should be taken into account, such as desired design, performance, and special features. In this… Continue reading Top 5 PHP CMS in 2020

Exciting New Tools for Designers, February 2020

Are you starting 2020 off on the right foot? How about keeping up with those resolutions to learn or try something new? Either way, you’re in luck. This roundup is packed with new tools to help you through projects or learn new tricks to enhance your skillset. Here’s what’s new for designers this month. Calcolor… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, February 2020

What Does 5G Mean for Web Designers?

However, 5G isn’t just set to have an impact on mobile browsing. Changes in mobile connectivity will have an impact on web design too. As a web designer, it’s up to you to consider how the latest connectivity tools will impact the way users browse the web. Additionally, you may find that you have more… Continue reading What Does 5G Mean for Web Designers?