Web design has changed significantly over the past 10 years. Some design techniques that were considered the norm in the past are now considered a deadly mistake. As a result of these changes, there are many common design mistakes that some design companies may make if they have not kept up with recent developments. Here are 8 of the most common design mistakes: Continue Reading →
Danny Richman has spent the past five years assisting over 1,200 entrepreneurs to grow their business online, so if there is one person who would know about the struggles faced by entrepreneurs then it would definitely be him. Continue Reading →
The guys at Elegant Themes have something new and amazing up their sleeve, with the release of the theme. While the numbering might make it sound like an incremental update, Divi 2.4 is so much more. In this post, I will cover some of the awesome updates. Continue Reading →
Today’s web is a wealth of wonderful content. You can find just about anything you’re looking for with a quick simple search. Unfortunately, as web designers, piecing together creative layouts often isn’t enough to grab and hold the attention of an increasingly web-weary audience. We need something more, something that really jumps out at the user and guides them to the great content inside our designs.
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Have you ever heard of the website blues? These sites sure have, however if you are looking for a collection of depressing websites, then you have come to the wrong place. These websites use the color blue in an inspiring way. Have a cool blue site to share with us? Comments are yours!
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If you are a homeowner, or otherwise in a position to make big changes to your bathroom, you know there are a lot of ways that you can design a space like this. With a thousand different styles available for bath vanity, tub, shower, and every other bathroom element, it can be hard to figure out your style. I’m not going to talk too much about style here, but I will touch on it from time to time. But there are some other, more general considerations to make, in order to get the most out of your bathroom building/renovation, without breaking your budget or setting decisions in stone that you will later regret. Here are the top 3 design elements that, I believe, go into making a truly awesome bathroom.
- Absolute Water Tightness. If I’m going to spend money on something, I’m going to make sure that my bathroom is absolutely impervious to mold and mildew. This means that I am caulking around the tub, bath vanity, and every edge that could come into contact with liquid water or steam. I’m also going to make sure that the motorized vent on the ceiling is operational and in good repair. Little did I know for the first two years I owned my first house that this vent didn’t actually go anywhere. It was just whirring up there on the ceiling, doing nothing, because the first owner of the house wanted to save money. I had to have the ceiling bored through so that steam could escape at all, a very pricey fix for something that should never have been left in the ceiling at all. Now there is no mold or mildew. We also invested in professional tiling in parts of the shower that make me know that black mold will never creep behind me in this room.
- Functional Fixtures. to see the best in modern bathroom implements, especially the bath vanity. I mention this, because we looked high and low for an appropriate bath vanity, one with two sinks/vessels for me and my wife, and sufficient height for my 6’7” frame. We finally found one, bought it new, and had it installed, but we looked for 3 months before we found the right one. If you plan to live in your home for years to come, it pays to wait for the perfect bath vanity, tub, or shower before having one installed. If you settle for something that isn’t perfect, you’ll regret it later. We spent a couple years finding the perfect materials for our bathroom, but now that it’s done, we’re happy and good from another 10 years.
- Easy Equity/Resale Elements. Chances are that you will not live in your house forever. If you plan to ever move, it’s important to make a bathroom that will be impressive to a future buyer. We chose a two sink bath vanity for our use, but also because this would make our house more attractive to couples and families who might one day buy it (and pay more for it than single occupants). Bathrooms tend to have a really good equity return on money that you invest in them, so don’t worry too much about spending a good bit to modernize this space, especially if you think you are going to sell in the next five years.
When you finish your bathroom, you’ll be happy. You’ll want to hang out there day and night. And when you do, you’ll be glad that you designed it thoughtfully and that everything works as it should. Enjoy that shower, that bath vanity, that awesome clawfoot tub. You’ve earned it.
Banner advertising is one of the most common forms of advertising on the planet and unless you live in the stones ages (which I’m sure you don’t), you’ll likely come across banner advertising in some shape or form every single day. Even if you’re a bit of a recluse and rarely leave the house, you’ll likely come across the newer, more modern form of banner advertising whenever you browse the web, as it’s literally on every website you visit these days. Continue Reading →
Apple keeps getting more and more popular, so it is no surprise that companies are trying to copy their design. This trend has long been visible on the WordPress platform. In this article we will look at five WordPress themes that have all been inspired by the Apple Website. We hope you like them, if you feel we have forgotten any, feel free to add them in the comments.
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Clouds computing is such a new phenomenon on the Internet technology landscape that there is often no clear idea how to protect from . However, last year, an organization called (CSA) created a list of the biggest threats the nascent industry. In all, they identified nine threats to cloud computing. Continue Reading →
Are your clients a bit younger than most? Do you want to give away promo items that both parents and kids will love? Because promotional items should be tailored to your target audience, useful, and a real investment, you should not discount purchasing promo items (in some cases) with kids in mind. Here, we will talk about a few cool promotional items that also work as great kids gifts. In most cases, you can purchase such items with your company logo, or even personalize them for each individual client or child. Continue Reading →