Quick Productivity Tip: Find Your “Go Space”

Over the past several years, I’ve published hundreds of episodes of Developer Tea. There are many reasons I have been able to do this, but the one that is most compelling is what I call my “Go Space”. A successful entrepreneur in their home office “go space”  (Image source: Envato Elements) I can walk into… Continue reading Quick Productivity Tip: Find Your “Go Space”

WordPress Troubleshooting: PHP Installation is Missing the MySQL Extension

In this quick article, we’ll discuss how to troubleshoot the “missing the MySQL extension” error when you are installing WordPress. If you’re installing WordPress or you’ve moved your website to a different server, you may encounter the following error: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress. This… Continue reading WordPress Troubleshooting: PHP Installation is Missing the MySQL Extension

4 Tips to Successfully Manage Your Remote Design Team in 2020

Managing remote design teams presents most designers with a different work environment, one that shares similar workplace challenges with a traditional workplace setting.  When working with a team you rarely meet in real life, how do you continue staying productive, maintaining quality, and delivering client projects on time?  And how do you ease tensions that… Continue reading 4 Tips to Successfully Manage Your Remote Design Team in 2020

How to Prioritize Speed with a Mobile-First Design

By the end of the year, the number of global smartphone users is expected to reach 3.5 billion. That’s a significant 9.3% increase over the last 12 months. In a world where everyone is constantly connected to their mobile devices, it makes sense that web developers and designers would need to consider new rules for… Continue reading How to Prioritize Speed with a Mobile-First Design

What You Should Know Before Hiring a Blockchain Developer

December 1, 2020 by Spyre Studios The blockchain is a relatively new technology that’s only now beginning to be harnessed for its full potential. For several years, the blockchain has been known as the foundational architecture that makes cryptocurrency like Bitcoin possible. Now, blockchain technology is being used for a variety of applications, including secure… Continue reading What You Should Know Before Hiring a Blockchain Developer

How to Make Awesome Instagram Graphics to Promote Your Business

0 Shares Instagram is much more than a social media platform for sharing pictures with friends and family members. It is also a commercial marketing platform for businesses to share promotional advertisements with their most loyal customers and followers. If you were to buy 1000 Instagram followers to get your channel started, then it would… Continue reading How to Make Awesome Instagram Graphics to Promote Your Business

So, You’Ve Won An Exciting Redesign…What Now?

The transitioning of power is fraught with difficulties. Different teams have different values, different experience, different expertise, different priorities, and that leads to different tooling, and different methodologies. It’s tempting to think of web design as an end-to-end process, starting with research and concluding with metrics. The reality is that most designers and developers join… Continue reading So, You’Ve Won An Exciting Redesign…What Now?

Branding 101: Creating the Visual Identity for Your Business

There are so many things to think about when first starting a business. What will your business offer? How will this differ from existing solutions? Who will benefit most from your offering? And why are you so passionate about this? If you haven’t done so yet, work through this exercise to come up with your… Continue reading Branding 101: Creating the Visual Identity for Your Business

The Best FPS Games For 2020

PC games come in a number of enjoyable types. For starters, all turn-based and real-time strategy games test your tactical dexterity. A similar itch is scratched by puzzle games, but generally with twitchy, block-dropping, or object-shifting obstacles. In other words, the shooter is an incredibly popular type that measures your ability to continue firing before… Continue reading The Best FPS Games For 2020

Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

When starting a new business (or even venturing into the world of freelancing for the first time), there are some really big, important steps you have to take. Step #1 is choosing the right business name for your brand identity. Your business name isn’t something you can casually choose either — especially if you have… Continue reading Branding 101: Choosing the Right Business Name

How to Build a WooCommerce Store With Elementor

Elementor and WooCommerce make it easy to create an online store. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use WooComerce, WordPress, and Elementor to build an online store complete with products, categories, and an Amazon-style dropdown menu. Why WooCommerce? WordPress is one of the world’s most popular blogging platforms, but countless businesses also use… Continue reading How to Build a WooCommerce Store With Elementor

5 Best Free Courses and Resources to Level Up As a Web Designer

I often see freelancers on social media asking what the secret is to working fewer hours, making more money, and helping new clients to find them. While those things tend to happen the longer you’ve been freelancing, it doesn’t happen without some effort. If you’re wondering how you can change things so that your business… Continue reading 5 Best Free Courses and Resources to Level Up As a Web Designer

Photoshop Tutorials: 28 New Tutorials to Create Photo Effects & Manipulation

153 Shares Latest Adobe Photoshop tutorials and video tutorials for beginner to advanced users. These Photoshop tutorials will teach you how to create photo effect actions, photo manipulation and high-end skin retouching with simple and easy steps. We are already published 1000+ Photoshop tutorials for any level designers, photographer or digital artists. These new Photoshop video tutorials teach you how to… Continue reading Photoshop Tutorials: 28 New Tutorials to Create Photo Effects & Manipulation

11 Actionable Tips to Build a Winning Brand Identity

12 Shares Branding means much more than a cool-looking logo and a Facebook ad. It’s about turning your business into a recognizable company that people are devoted to and think positively about. Building your brand doesn’t happen overnight, but with ongoing effort and a proper plan, you’ll be well on your way to branding success.… Continue reading 11 Actionable Tips to Build a Winning Brand Identity

Important Skills Every Web Designer Needs

July 24, 2020 by Spyre Studios Learning web design skills can lead to a fulfilling and exciting career, especially if you’re a problem-solver or are creative. But it can seem overwhelming to get started, especially if you don’t know what skills you’ll need. If you’re wondering if this is the right career, it’s easier than… Continue reading Important Skills Every Web Designer Needs

How to Create a Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a simple and stylish magazine spread using Affinity Publisher, the great-value and easy-to-use alternative to Adobe InDesign. Affinity Publisher templates are great foundations for creating your own unique magazine designs—here you’ll learn how to create an editable magazine spread for an online magazine,… Continue reading How to Create a Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher

Getting Started as a Freelance Web Designer

Choosing to become a freelancer is a career decision many web designers consider. There are many benefits to going freelance, but it isn’t always easy to know how to get started or whether you can make it work. Below is some information to help you decide if it’s the right move for you and how… Continue reading Getting Started as a Freelance Web Designer

Get Real-Time Global Market Data with the marketstack Stock API

Having access to global market data has never been more vital. With world economies in a state of flux, your users need accurate information available in real-time. Historical data is also important, as it serves as a way to compare and contrast with the present. marketstack gives you the ability to easily implement this data… Continue reading Get Real-Time Global Market Data with the marketstack Stock API

Functional Design Rules to Go By In Web Design

In creating websites, design is of utmost importance. Web design helps you build your brand and it tells your customer what kind of business you have. Subconsciously, people are naturally drawn more to things that are visually pleasing. In fact, a Stanford study said that 75% of users base a company’s credibility on its visual… Continue reading Functional Design Rules to Go By In Web Design

9 Beginner Photoshop Tutorials

Digital skills are very important nowadays. As the internet and technology govern more aspects of our daily lives, learning a few digital skills could be helpful in the long run. Beginner Photoshop tutorials are everywhere and are available on almost any platform. Is Photoshop hard to learn? The answer could be both a yes and… Continue reading 9 Beginner Photoshop Tutorials

What are Breadcrumbs in WordPress?

In this tutorial I’m going to explain all you need to know to get started using breadcrumbs in WordPress. BreadCrumbs in WordPress Follow along with us over on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: BreadCrumb Plugins on CodeCanyon If you’re interested in what solutions are on offer from our community of coders, check out the premium WordPress… Continue reading What are Breadcrumbs in WordPress?

How to Redirect a Page or URL in WordPress

In this post, I’ll show you how to redirect a page or URL in WordPress. You’ll learn how to set up automatic redirects, manual redirects, and wildcard redirects in WordPress. Wondering how to redirect a URL in WordPress? Knowing how to redirect a post in WordPress is a good tool to have. Here’s a quick… Continue reading How to Redirect a Page or URL in WordPress

Advantages of Hiring a Design Agency to Develop Your Business’ Brand Identity

In life, as well as in business, first impressions are crucial. That’s why developing your business’ brand identity is vital to ensuring its success. While branding is something that you and your team can do by yourselves, you may find that it’s much more advantageous to hire a design [d]agency to work with you on… Continue reading Advantages of Hiring a Design Agency to Develop Your Business’ Brand Identity