Creating Depth in Web Design: 5 Design Tricks

Creating Depth in Web Design: 5 Design Tricks

Giving depth in design can give a website a unique feel, and a more memorable appeal. Depth can create a sense of realism, even if it’s presented in an abstract way. This added sense of realism can create a lot more interest in any design, whether it be a graphic design, logo, web design, or…

10 Tools To Make The Most Of Twitter

10 Tools To Make The Most Of Twitter

Living without Twitter is something that I couldn’t imagine anymore. The amount of great people that I have met through there is just incredible. What I appreciate the most is the large number of targeted people you can reach interested in the same topics as you.

Making and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio: Best Practices

Making and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio: Best Practices

Having a portfolio online is important to any creative. Having the possibility to show your best work samples to new clients is a very important step in the process of getting new projects. You can even get clients from your portfolio alone if you spread the word a bit. This is definitely something you have…

jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience

jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience

There are many well-identified ways to increase the satisfaction of users through clear interactions, thus enhancing the functionality of a website. These good practices all have their individual translation into jQuery components that can be applied and customized to achieve each user interaction goal.

38 Interesting and Useful Life Hacks for Designers

38 Interesting and Useful Life Hacks for Designers

Though designers are always pre-occupied with a lot of things and are constantly feeling the need to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings in the design world, this makes it imperative to search the right resources, tools and a lot of other advancements. Being a designer is also being your own boss, and doing…

All About Website Sidebars: Content, Design, and Examples

All About Website Sidebars: Content, Design, and Examples

What goes into your sidebar? Some site owners may choose to fill it up with anything – a place for anything and everything, just like a website junk drawer. However, a sidebar can be valuable real estate on any website, and depending on what the website’s purpose is, can help further reach the goals of…

Three Simple Steps For Keeping Clients Happy

Three Simple Steps For Keeping Clients Happy

In most parts of the United States, where I am from, we have officially hit the Spring season. Trees are beginning to sprout leaves, birds are nesting, flowers are blooming, and little by little, people are coming out of their homes and shaking off that feeling of hibernation that winter always seems to bring. But…

12 Laws and Principles to Aid You in Your Design

12 Laws and Principles to Aid You in Your Design

Centuries of observation by men and women from all walks of life have revealed important principles of design and orderliness that tend to naturally create a positive, common human reaction. David Hume described these as “the constant and universal principles of human nature.” While these universal design principles may not always be absolutes, understanding them…

Outsourcing and Your Design Business

Outsourcing and Your Design Business

Outsourcing is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to running a design business. Although larger design houses or designing studios often outsource too (especially when there is a lack of human resources in the office), however, outsourcing is mainly associated with freelance business. With rapid advancement in media technology, outsourcing…