Clean Talk: Killing Spam Has Never Been More Effective!

Clean Talk is an antispam plugin for website owners and designers. Website owners who run websites that allow comments face a major problem: spambots tend to flood comments sections, filling them with ads and irritating regular visitors. Some websites use captchas and other tools to filter out spambots, but this also annoys visitors who just…

Current Web Design Trends That Have the Strength to Survive Through 2015

If I am brutally honest, the design trends we have seen during 2014 have limited the range of different and unique website design. It is almost like back in the day when all sites were built on tables… but not quite! What these limitations have done is force designers to be more creative, more ingenious…

Theories of Psychology and their Application in Designing

For all marketers, it is obligatory to do the prerequisite courses in psychology. Why is that so? They prepare you for even more courses of psychology that follow basic marketing courses. So, there comes a point when you’re learning highly advanced theories and models such as the VALS and LOV models, conditioning theories, or the…

Creating Micro Content in Web Design

Headlines, titles, taglines as well as a small group of words, intriguing images or a short captivating video can be attributed to micro content. Although nowadays this notion has a new meaning: micro content is considered to be something that is optimized for sharing via social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and…

How to Create Stylish Transparent Labels for your Web Images in Photoshop

Transparency is seriously trending in web design right now, due to the popular use of large images, transparencies help to make the text pop on the busy image. This quick and simple tutorial will show you how to make a stylish transparent label with large type. We have done this in white, but it can…

When Did Professional Manners Get Flushed Down the Toilet?

My former co-workers, other victims of corporate cuts, have complained bitterly about the lack of simple, respectful answers to employment applications. It’s true that business manners have joined ethics in a shallow grave, on the edge of town, but have manners totally disappeared? There is a reason business manners have waned, and with a few…

You Are Not Alone – Customer Relations Difficulties of Another Trade

There are many articles written about how difficult clients can make a developer and/or designer freelancer’s working life – so I thought I would take a look at a comparison with another trade – just to point out that as a developer or designer, you don’t feel that you are the only trade that gets…

Touch of Technomagic – Literally Fantastic Website Designs

Today we are going to review tech style website designs that are inspired by sci-fi movies, neurobotic artworks, artificial and intelligent worlds of tomorrow, space arcades, cosmic landscapes and other fantastic stuff. Unfortunately such prodigious designs quite rarely occur in our time. There are a couple of reasons: first of all, professionals prefer to follow…

Where Agencies Speak: Creative and Emotive Designs of Web Agencies

More than any other profession, designers and developers both freelance and agencies, need to make an immediate impression on prospective clients. Many agencies and freelancers do this through introducing themselves on their landing page: ‘Hello, my name is…/ we are….’, and this is a tried and tested friendly approach that interests people. However, there are…

Lavish Post-Modern, Past Retro, Vintage and Hipster Styles in Website Design

The past always remains past, but not in website design, where the flair of days of yore can compete with current web trends on an equal footing. Each bygone era whether it is the mid-20th century that is full of post-war artwork and civilian posters, 80s with its bright disco style masterpieces or even modern…

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