Burned! Evil SEO Guest Writer Burned!

Burned! Evil SEO Guest Writer Burned!

Enough already. What is up with guest posting?  What used to be the stable, viable white-hat SEO tactic of 2012 has recently taken a backseat due to the massive outreach (spam) of offshore SEO companies and low quality, outsourced email marketing. If you are a blogger, editor or a guest writer simply new to the…

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 or branding themselves in the independent workforce. This can be due to many reasons,…

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 designers go into their profession with…

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 over…

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 don’t engage us and draw…

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 not have to search for them. Having such…

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 now turn to online publications – websites,…

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 drawings can be very neat and artistic vectors, giving the impression…

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 banners… and here they are, alphabetically…