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Modern Take on Responsive Web Design

Any professional web designer knows that a responsive web design is a must for modern websites. However, in reality, not all website owners are ready and/or eager to add the responsive mode to their website’ toolkit. “Why neglecting a responsive web design means going downhill?” and “How can your website benefit from small-screen devices?” are ... Read More »

15 Best Browser Extensions for Developers

15 Best Browser Extensions for Developers

The biggest change for 2018 has been the major overhaul of FireFox, and with it the way add-ons work in that browser. As a result, many popular add-ons are no longer being maintained or have become unavailable. Most add-ons for Firefox are also available as extensions for Google Chrome. In this article, we’ll try to ... Read More »

Top 10 Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

Top 10 Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

In 2018, Adobe Photoshop is still one of the top software choices for web designers. It’s an incredibly powerful and versatile tool in itself, however Photoshop plugins can further enhance its default functionalities. Using them, you can automize different tasks, speed up your workflow, convert your PSD design into HTML and CSS files, manage colors, ... Read More »

Colony Landing Page

Colony Landing Page

Colony is the company reimagined for the web. It enables people all over the world to build companies online together. Communities can build up around a project and collaborate, collectively controlling funds, and sharing the project’s revenue—all without trusting, or even knowing, the people with whom they are collaborating. The first task was to find ... Read More »

Top 27 Feminine & Girly WordPress Themes

Top 27 Feminine & Girly WordPress Themes

In these modern times, it is widely understood that our era is defined as a fundamentally digital one, as there have been iron or bronze periods in the past. Personal and professional circles intermingle and meld in the amalgamating aggregate of the web, with its ever growing market share on all forms of business. A ... Read More »

How to Enhance Your Brand Image, Get More Clients and Command Higher Rates

How to Enhance Your Brand Image, Get More Clients and Command Higher Rates

Leaving a settled job for a freelance (or consultant) career is one of the toughest decisions for anyone. On one hand you have a guaranteed paycheck at the end of every month along with a number of other fringe benefits. While on the other hand, you can go completely freelance and enjoy the freedom of working on your favorite projects on your own terms. This is probably probably why freelancers are going to make up nearly 47% of the workforce in USA by 2020. The problem with freelancing, however, is the sheer number of people doing it. Clients have an almost unending list of freelancers to choose from and the market is dominated by low paying gigs and cheap projects, especially on freelancing portal like Upwork and Fiverr. It’s very hard to stand out from the crowd and earn enough to make a living. Especially if you’re a nobody who’s just starting out. There is, however, one way to not only stand out from the crowd , enhance your brand image and be counted as an expert, but also to command much higher rates for your work and live the life that you dream of. And that’s what I’m going to tell you about right now. My 5 Step Strategy to Stand Out from the Crowd It does not matter if you’re a freelance web designer, programmer, developer or a freelance writer, if you keep hunting for jobs on freelance job... Read More »

How to Build a Web Design Portfolio & Grow Your Freelance Business

How to Build a Web Design Portfolio & Grow Your Freelance Business

What makes a good web design portfolio? That’s the question that each and every web design freelancer has asked herself at one point in her career – especially when just starting out in the business. You want to stand out among your competition, express your skills, and gain the attention of your ideal clientele but you don’t have a lot of experience yet. How can you show what you’re capable of before you’ve had the chance to secure your own clients or your first web design job? If you’re working in web design now or just beginning your career you CAN actually begin to build your own web design portfolio before you get your first big job or big client, you just need to have a DIY spirit. In this post, we will walk you through how to grow that portfolio and make it the best it can be whether you’re brand new OR looking to revamp your existing portfolio of work. Build Yourself a Website Hello! Constructing your own website is a twofold win for your portfolio dilemma. In the first place, you’re showing potential clients or employers that you can build a great website by doing just that – building yourself a great site. Second, you now have a place to house and host all of your future best works AND blog about the process, to let everyone know that you know your stuff. While you shouldn’t go nuts putting... Read More »

How to Choose the Right Fonts for Your Website

How to Choose the Right Fonts for Your Website

With thousands of fonts out there, it can be difficult to find one suitable font – much less pairs that look good together! When you’re building a website, how and where can you find fonts that fit its aesthetic? If you’re stuck and not sure where to begin, this guide will give you some tips on choosing the perfect font, no matter what kind of site you’re creating. The Four Font Types Fonts, in general, have four types: serif, sans-serif, script and decorative. Understanding these fonts, their uses, and what feelings they’re associated with will help you make the right choice for your website. Serif Serif fonts are the first choice of businesses, newspapers and blogs. Because of this, it’s seen as professional, traditional and reliable. If you’re creating a site that involves a lot of reading, it’s best to use a legible serif font. Serifs are best for the site that wants to be taken seriously! Those little lines can make a big difference. Sans-Serif Simple and minimalistic, sans-serif text is great for businesses that want to give off a modern air. Sans-serif can be more legible in some cases, such as for shorter passages of text, or when designing for young children. Sans-serif headers and serif body text is a popular combination. Script An elegant script font, while unsuitable for body text, is a great way to add a creative touch to your website. Perfect for fashion businesses, creatives, blogs and more! Decorative Finally, decorative... Read More »

Beautiful Google Doodle Illustration by Julian Ardila

Beautiful Google Doodle Illustration by Julian Ardila

Julian Ardila and illustrator from Mexico shared a beautiful illustration work he's done for a Google Doodle. The Doodle celebrates "Dr. Atl," born Gerardo Murillo in Guadalajara in 1875. In a time of revolution and renaissance, Murillo greatly influenced Mexico’s political and cultural identity. He was an activist, artist, writer, journalist, and overall cultural leader.Murillo pioneered the idea of artistic nationalism. The illustration is full of style, it has this watercolor look but with a lot of depth. Julian was also really nice to share with us a bit of the process, check it out. Description To show his pride in his Mexican heritage, he took on the name "Atl," meaning water in Náhuatl. He worked his entire life to promote Native Mexican culture, writing extensively on folk art, music, and dance. Murillo loved nature, and in volcanoes, he found his greatest inspiration. He frequently hiked to Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, living and painting on the volcanic slopes for weeks at a time. In 1943, he witnessed the birth of Paricutín and documented the experience in his book "Cómo nace y crece un volcán, el Paricutín" (How a Volcano Is Born and Grows – Paricutín). For his contributions to the artistic and cultural heritage of Mexico, he was awarded the Belisario Domínguez  Medal of Honor and the National Arts Award. Read More »

4 Importance Of Creative Design In Mobile Apps UI Design

4 Importance Of Creative Design In Mobile Apps UI Design

With technology getting smarter and millions of apps already existing on various platforms, making your app stand out is really tough. Even the ideas seem saturated and developers have no other option than to redesign and recreate the existing ideas. But there is still an effective way of getting app stand out – Creative Design. How an app look is the first feature that people notice, even before they download it. The first visual impression can affect the overall user experience and can even impact the eventual success of an app. A good example of this is Apple who was able to surpass the competition in the mobile market because of its iOS looking better. If you too want to use the power of creative design in the interest of your app, then here check these 4 Mobile Ux Design Tips To Create User Friendly Apps. Focus on Creative Design Web design was important, but at present, your focus must be on creative design. Each mobile design has its own set of rules and expectations. So, when you are designing for the mobile market, don’t let web design standards intervene. Though you must maintain consistency of feel and look across devices, you must also consider the conventions that even established for the mobile operating systems. Southwest is an excellent example for this. This mobile app incorporates web design elements but has been clearly designed to offer optimal user experience on mobile.... Read More »

4 Mobile Shopping Cart Design Best Practices

4 Mobile Shopping Cart Design Best Practices

The numbers are shocking: While shopping cart abandonment is always a common problem in e-commerce, (according to VentureBurn, 68 percent of online carts are abandoned during checkout), for mobile customers, the numbers are even more astounding. Ninety-seven percent of mobile shopping carts are abandoned during the checkout process. Why are mobile shoppers abandoning carts at such an astounding rate? The reasons vary: bad design, slow loading speeds, tedious registration forms, and limited payment options are some of the most common reasons. So how can you design the ideal mobile shopping cart for your B2B buyers? In the words of the late Dr. Stephen Covey "Begin with the end in mind". Design your mobile shopping cart with conversion in mind. With props to Dr. Covey, here are our four habits of designing mobile shopping cards: 4 mobile shopping cart design best practices KISS: Keep It Seriously Simple. Mobile shoppers are typically using their mobile device for convenience on the go. They may be checking out your website and selecting items while they are waiting for something else to happen, which means there is a finite amount of time for them to complete their order. If the order isn’t complete before their wait is over, they’ll leave and most will not return. A checkout process that is too complex or requires information that is not absolutely essential is a recipe for an abandoned cart, so keeping it simple and only asking for... Read More »

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