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…

The CSS Awards Giveaway: Win a Digital Copy of The Awwwards Book

The CSS Awards Giveaway: Win a Digital Copy of The Awwwards Book

Inspiration is as life-giving as water to a designer – it fuels the creative mind. One way to draw inspiration is to examine the work of others. In order to provide as many inspirational examples as possible, we are happy to team up with the The CSS Awards to give away 20 digital copies of…

How to Integrate BuddyPress with WordPress Multi-site Seamlessly

How to Integrate BuddyPress with WordPress Multi-site Seamlessly

WordPress multi-site transforms a regular WordPress blog into a network of blogs, easily integrated into one main admin back-end, and with shared essential features. It started out as an independent project, but is now a core feature of WordPress that can be activated easily and at any time. Doing so gives a standard WordPress install…

How to Create a Horizontal Dropdown Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery

How to Create a Horizontal Dropdown Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery

Menus play an essential part on the web. They allow users to find their bearings and help them navigate your website. When designing menus, usability is the key. Beginners often struggle with the basics. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a simple, usable and functional horizontal menu with HTML and…

Showcasing Photography Styles and Techniques

Showcasing Photography Styles and Techniques

In this article we will be taking a closer look at some different, popular photography styles and techniques. We will also be presenting some great hand-picked examples of pictures in the respective photography styles.