Making the Best Out of Unwanted Offline Time

I’ve recently discovered how extremely productive it is possible to be when you for some reason have to be offline for a while. This could be that your connection is down, you’re on the bus on your way to the office. Some people even pull the plug to their connection occasionally to be able to…

WordPress Giveaway: Ultimate WordPress Administration Plugin

We are pleased to have Dev4Press provide us with 3 lifetime standard plugin licenses to their plugin bundles. They offer premium and free plugins, xScape Themes Framework with premium themes developed exclusively for the WordPress CMS Platform.

How To Create Great Web Typography in 10 Minutes

Typography in web design can be a lot more complex than it seems. Being able to read content easily is a leading usability concern, but typography is also very much an aesthetic concern. For many designers, creating the perfect typography can be a mystery. Switching back and forth between type sizes, heading proportions, font styles,…

Instant Attention in Web Design

Humans are pretty judgemental creatures when you think about it. We often get impressions from people and make snappy judgements or draw stereotypes in all sorts of cases. This effect of human behaviour is just as prevalent on the web as it is in the real world (or on TV). As people visit a site…

40 Distinguished and Unconventional Structures

Architecture of the new age brings about some fantastic ideas. We can see brilliant new works and abstractions being applied into everyday life. New age cities and even suburban areas are showing signs of transition. However there are many structures out there today which stand as a little “off the norm”. These are brilliant works…

Pro Bono Designs for Non-Profits and Charities, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at some reasons why you might choose to do pro bono Web designs for non-profit or charitable organizations. In the second and final installment, we’ll look at some of the essentials of pro bono designs, and some tips for creating great designs that serve both your interests…

Pro Bono Designs for Non-Profits and Charities, Part 1

Back in the late 1990s, when I was unemployed and desperate, I went to a series of seminars designed to help me figure out what I was best at and, resulting, get hired by someone. In large part, the seminars were a howling waste of money (it didn’t take me long to figure out what…

Convincing Clients to Care About the Little Things in Website Creation

What do web design clients want? Success for their websites, more sales, more customers, more visitors, easy maintenance, and all of their business goals met – through their website alone. What do designers and developers, those of us that actually make the websites, care about? Validation, web standards, creating something we can proudly put in…

Working with Backend E-commerce Payments Online

Taking payments online is a process which has been around for over a decade. It’s common place these days to order anything you’d like online, practically no hassle! Modern society takes these options for granted as the amount of private e-commerce solutions has grown dramatically. Security is always top priority in these cases, even more…

55 Inspiring and Clever Online Portfolios

If you’re a designer/creative, you probably already know that having an online portfolio is very important. Not only do you need to have something to show your potential clients, but these days it’s important to be present online for many reasons. If you leave the address of your portfolio when you’re communicating in social media,…