40 Distinguished and Unconventional Structures

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

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

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

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

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

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,…

Creative and Modern Office Designs Around the World

Creative and Modern Office Designs Around the World

Dying to break free from your cubicle? Creative companies are increasingly waking up to the idea that artistic employees work best in artistic environments. Thus, they’re forgoing typical office design – fluorescent lighting, closed off conference rooms, and mazes of cubicles – and instead replacing the traditional landscape with large open spaces, glass walls, dynamic…

A Guide to WordPress SEO with Relevant Plugins

A Guide to WordPress SEO with Relevant Plugins

When it comes to WordPress and search engine optimization, the content management system does a pretty good job at being prepared out of the box, but with the use of some very useful plugins, as well as some hacks and some good blogging techniques, you could get your blog’s posts and pages higher in the…

10 Productivity Tips Specifically Designed for Designers

10 Productivity Tips Specifically Designed for Designers

Designers, and all creative people alike, may have difficulty staying motivated and being productive. We’re not lazy people – we just have stronger creative drives that may keep us from working on what we need to. Self discipline is universal though. Anyone can build self discipline and create a more productive work life, without feeling…