Pre-made layouts create an opportunity to make better use of design options available to freelance website designers. They not only serve as useful starting points in design efforts, but they function as productivity and idea generating tools as well. These layouts are nor mere illustrations. They represent conceptual designs that encourage and enable a user to produce stunning web pages of the highest quality. Continue Reading →
On the surface, online stores seem simplistic and straightforward to the end user, providing a catalogue of products that can be easily added to a shopping cart and purchased with just a few clicks of a mouse or taps of a touchscreen. However, behind all this simplicity there are some quite complex inner workings that the admin(s) of the site have to keep up with on a regular basis. Continue Reading →
Did any of your client websites ever suffer from plugin or widget overload? The symptoms of this terrible affliction include slow loading pages and a dramatic decrease of incoming traffic. Cure it for good with the powerful X Theme. Continue Reading →
Even if you have an excellent and unlimited data plan, there are a few reasons why you would benefit from keeping your mobile devices connected to your home Wi-Fi as much as possible. For one, it’s actually better on your battery and, for another, you could get better internet speeds. Also, home Wi-Fi could be more economical than your cellular service.
Surfing the net from a dedicated gaming console is not something new, in fact the ability to connect your gaming device to the internet was first introduced back in 1997 with the Game.com which allowed user to connect a dial-up modem and then check their email and browse the internet. However still to this day many designers ignore or pay very little attention to game console browsers when designing a new site. However there are some things that you need to remember when you are designing for a gaming console, added here are some of the most important things to remember, feel free to let us know if you think we forgot something.
Remember those vintage types you came across the other day? And the day before? That’s trending at the moment in what looks like the revival of a retro-20s-60s style in graphic design. Some might even say it goes up to the 80s. How time passes… Take the vintage letterpress, one of the most popular types in the vintage collection. It has conquered both the print and the web design. Continue Reading →
Typefaces come in all shapes and sizes, and much like smells and sounds, have the power to conjure emotions, meanings, and correlations. But instead of being paralyzed by the overwhelming number of typefaces in your drop-down menu — or worse, inadvertently misrepresenting the information with an uninformed typeface choice — peruse the following guide to help navigate these sometimes confusing waters. Continue Reading →
Are you a web designer or developer who wonders if you are getting paid what you feel your skills are worth? Although earnings will always vary depending on geographical location, basing your skills set and experience on a solid foundation of raw talent is still what really counts in this industry.
With the employment of graphic and web designers set to expand by between 7% and 13% by 2018 this infographic will give you a better idea about the areas in which you should be honing your skills in order to improve your salary.
IdentyMe is a new service that lets you create and share your own customizable virtual business cards. These cards can contain more than just your contact info, you can add portfolios, resumes your social profiles and lots more.
As you take on more clients it becomes increasingly difficult to keep accurate track of costs and the hours you should be billing for. Keeping poor records will ultimately start to cost you money, thankfully there are a great selection of tools available to help.
There are more to benefits to these apps than just staying organized. Some of these apps enable small businesses to take the kind of control of their finance that was once just the preserve of big businesses with dedicated accounting departments.