How to Start Your Own Online Store (Beginner Guide)

Setting up an online store years ago used to be mind-numbingly complex. Simply creating products, product pages and a checkout sequence was bad enough. But then you had to worry about payment gateways to accept payment. Shipping. And don’t forget about taxes! Is it time to start your own online store? Image source: GraphicRiver Thankfully… Continue reading How to Start Your Own Online Store (Beginner Guide)

UX Design Doesn’t End With Your Website

User experience design is something that most of us associate with websites. But why isn’t it something we extend beyond the website? Here’s why I ask this: As a consumer, it’s so rare that your only interaction with a brand is through its website. Take an ecommerce site, for example. You buy a product from… Continue reading UX Design Doesn’t End With Your Website

10 Elements of Landing Pages That Convert

Landing pages are central to successful marketing campaigns; they allow you to target particular customers with particular solutions to particular problems. It’s easy to confuse what a landing page is because users “land” on many pages. When we talk about landing pages, we mean a page that is entirely dedicated to a particular type of… Continue reading 10 Elements of Landing Pages That Convert

How to Make a Propaganda Poster

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make your own propaganda poster in Photoshop, using a vintage propaganda style and giving it a contemporary twist for International Women’s Day. Suitable for Photoshop beginners, this tutorial is a great way to learn more about poster design and discover how to create a… Continue reading How to Make a Propaganda Poster

Web Design Trends 2021: Designers Should Know

9 Shares Keeping up with emerging web design trends allows you to take on new opportunities, helping you stay ahead of the curve. By keeping track of the popular practices, you won’t have to play catch-up against other well-established designers. You’ll be able to show potential clients that you have the tools to make their… Continue reading Web Design Trends 2021: Designers Should Know

Pros and Cons of Photography and Videography in Visual Marketing

Do you remember a time when there was only text on the internet? Or when the first images popped up in their glorious blocky low resolution? It seems like a lifetime ago.   Streaming services, social media, shops… Images and videos are all around the web today. It’s no wonder we see more and more… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Photography and Videography in Visual Marketing

How to Make a Rap Album Cover Art (Using an Album Cover Maker)

If you’re an aspiring rap artist, independent rap label, or an MC spitting lyrics, at some point you’re going to need a cool album cover design to promote your work.  The Placeit album cover maker app offers a wide selection of album covers that you can customise in a matter of minutes to create amazing… Continue reading How to Make a Rap Album Cover Art (Using an Album Cover Maker)

How to Contribute to Open Source TypeScript Projects — SitePoint

If you think of the ideas of open source applied to information in an encyclopedia, you get to Wikipedia – lots and lots of small contributions that bubble up to something that’s meaningful. – Matt Mullenweg One of my favorite aspects of open source is the fact that anyone can contribute! It’s like “productive volunteering”… Continue reading How to Contribute to Open Source TypeScript Projects — SitePoint

4 Web Design Sales Tools You Aren’t Using That Are Sabotaging Revenue 

Web design and development makes the world go round.  Without it…well, you already know and dread a world with no internet.  But web design and development isn’t an easy sell these days. In fact, it’s far from it. As a web creator, the pain points can seem endless:  Getting people to pay on time is… Continue reading 4 Web Design Sales Tools You Aren’t Using That Are Sabotaging Revenue 

How Website Designers Can Create New Revenue Streams by Monetizing Their Knowledge

Your area of expertise is in web design, but does that mean the only way you can make money is through the hours of work you spend building websites? Of course not.  It’s not just your skills that are valuable. Your knowledge is, too. Monetize Your Knowledge; Create New Revenue Streams Think about how many… Continue reading How Website Designers Can Create New Revenue Streams by Monetizing Their Knowledge

Avoid these 4 Website Redesign Mistakes that Sabotage SEO

As a freelance web designer/dev, one of the most common projects is a website redesign.  Clients want their existing site (or specific pages) transformed into something superior. But this often comes with a price where SEO is concerned. Massive changes to site structure, architecture, and page elements can negatively impact their search engine optimization. And… Continue reading Avoid these 4 Website Redesign Mistakes that Sabotage SEO

Kerning, Leading, Tracking, and Everything You Need to Know About Text Spacing

The space between letters is just as important for legibility as the text itself. If your website is hard to read, don’t just consider the typeface: consider the white space as well. With kerning, leading, tracking, and other spacing tools, you can make your text more readable without a major design overhaul using these text… Continue reading Kerning, Leading, Tracking, and Everything You Need to Know About Text Spacing

From Websites to Business Cards: How to Unite Your Brand Identity with a Brand Guide

No matter if you are focusing your branding efforts on your website, marketing, or business cards… it’s all a reflection on the business and brand you create. Did you know that 64% of consumers make a purchase after they view a branded social video? Think about that for a moment. If you create a video… Continue reading From Websites to Business Cards: How to Unite Your Brand Identity with a Brand Guide

Freelance Web Designers: 3 Delightfully Easy Ways to Increase Your Productivity

Posted · Category: Best Collections Have you been struggling with bouts of procrastination and lack of focus? Maybe it appears hard for you to find a way to make some positive changes in your work habits? Then take heart! It’s not as difficult as you might have been led to believe. It is possible to… Continue reading Freelance Web Designers: 3 Delightfully Easy Ways to Increase Your Productivity

5 Key Areas to Help Manage Your Design and Content Creation Team

Even more radical than funny cat videos and memes in GIF form, the rise of the Internet has really empowered companies of all sizes to work with remote teams all around the world. This has dramatically impacted how modern business is being conducted because you could have team members everywhere from Sacramento to Sri Lanka. In addition… Continue reading 5 Key Areas to Help Manage Your Design and Content Creation Team

Luminar: Complex Photo Editing Made Easy and Enjoyable

Finding a source of high-quality photos isn’t all that difficult. Gaining access to absolutely stunning, special effects photos for online use can be a different story; and generally requires the use of a photo editor. Edited images in presentation and e-commerce websites are used to attract and engage visitors, increase sales, and encourage visitors to… Continue reading Luminar: Complex Photo Editing Made Easy and Enjoyable

Cinemagraphs in web design

If you read any of the countless web design trend reports that came out earlier this year, you likely read about the promise of large, hero-sized cinemagraphs placed prominently on homepages everywhere. So where are they? While a few fashion-forward companies are using them on their websites, the cinemagraph has been largely relegated to showcase… Continue reading Cinemagraphs in web design

The Top 10 Super-Ultra-Very Bestest Photoshop Tips the Experts Don't Want You to Know!

New World Order Reader caution: this article was posted on April 1st 2016 and should not be taken seriously. Hi there dear readers, you may recognize me. I’m a frequent contributor to this site, and it’s time for me to come clean. I’m blowing the whistle. Today, I’m pulling back the curtain and letting you… Continue reading The Top 10 Super-Ultra-Very Bestest Photoshop Tips the Experts Don't Want You to Know!

Getting Started With Ionic: Introduction

Ionic is a popular mobile app framework that helps you build hybrid mobile apps quickly, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In this series, you learn how to set up and build your own mobile apps with Ionic by creating a fully functional mobile app together. We start with an introduction to Ionic and learn how… Continue reading Getting Started With Ionic: Introduction

The Most Complete iOS Design Kit You’ve Ever Seen

InVision are obsessed with helping people become better product designers, thinkers, and creators of web and mobile products. That’s why they are so excited to introduce you to TETHR. TETHR is the most beautiful, complete iOS design kit you’ve ever seen, and it also happens to be free. The kit features retina-ready, clean modern designs… Continue reading The Most Complete iOS Design Kit You’ve Ever Seen

How to Deal with Web Design Clients You’ve Never Seen

“I could never work for someone I’ve never met.” My friend was discussing my freelancing career with me and she couldn’t imagine working for clients she’d never met in person. But freelance web designers and other freelancers do it all the time. Many freelancers connect with their clients primarily through the Internet. Their clients might… Continue reading How to Deal with Web Design Clients You’ve Never Seen