Freelancer Etiquette 101: A Guide to Connecting with Clients

Freelancer Etiquette 101: A Guide to Connecting with Clients

Freelancing is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's web-based environment. More and more people are utilizing the advantages of the Internet to work from home, have flexible schedules, and carry out the work they most desire. However, many freelancers have difficulty establishing o...
A Treasure Chest of Motivational and Inspirational Quotes on Design

A Treasure Chest of Motivational and Inspirational Quotes on Design

Sometimes, no matter what trade you are in, you can feel unappreciated and that nobody understands the stresses and strains of the job. To prove that you are valued as a designer, here is a round-up of more than 70 motivational and inspirational quotes about design and designers. Most desi...
Why Your Web Design Portfolio Isn’t Getting You Work

Why Your Web Design Portfolio Isn’t Getting You Work

Your design portfolio is one of the most important assets you have in marketing yourself. It is a part of your online identity as a designer. Believe it or not, there is a reason why some designers seem to get "all the work" and others are stressing to find their next project. We'll go ove...
60+ Engaging Examples of Website Design with a Grid-Style Featured Gallery

60+ Engaging Examples of Website Design with a Grid-Style Featured Gallery

There is no doubt that currently almost everything on the internet is becoming image-driven. If you think for a moment, it is only really catching up with print – magazines have been image-heavy for many years now. We seem to relate better to images than to text, even display headlines d...
30 Powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

30 Powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

Many designers before starting their web design projects scrounge around for simple as well as useful image galleries and slideshows. Some designers also prefer to have a huge collection of Ajax, JavaScript, Lightbox based image galleries and slideshows so that at the time of need, they do...
The Art of Writing for the Reader Who Skips

The Art of Writing for the Reader Who Skips

For centuries, we all relied on printed materials for our reading pleasure. Books, magazines and newspapers used to be the only source of written information. We all know the invention of the internet has vastly changed all our lives; how we read information is no exception. Many people no...
60+ Outstanding Examples of Hand Drawn Website Design

60+ Outstanding Examples of Hand Drawn Website Design

Hand drawing in website design is a trend that is still prevalent for many and varied businesses. Hand drawn elements can portray very different styles, it can include quite sketchy types of drawings or illustrations, coming across as friendly, down-to-earth and approachable, or the drawin...
A to Z of Effective Banner Advertisement Design

A to Z of Effective Banner Advertisement Design

If you look for the word "Banner" in the dictionary, you'll see it can either be a flag, sign, or an ad. It doesn't matter whether we're talking about online banner ads, HTML5 ads or printed cloth banners: interactivity apart, the same core principles hold true for creating effective banne...
Filter Forge 4.0 (Beta) Giveaway – 3 Copies Up For Grabs

Filter Forge 4.0 (Beta) Giveaway – 3 Copies Up For Grabs

Filter Forge has, for many years, been among the best filter software available for Photoshop, and over the years it has been continually updated. Filter Forge 3 offered some amazing updates, and now version 4 has been released with a couple of extraordinary improvements. Still in the beta...