Build Your Own QR Code Generator with Google Chart API

Build Your Own QR Code Generator with Google Chart API

QR code has become more and more popular since it enables us to grab information instantly using a smart phone. It saves us time from typing a long reluctant URL to a small phone browser; Smart phones will auto dial a number by scanning a QR code using a QR code scanner. As a developer,…

Future of Web Design (FOWD) NYC 2011 is Back

Future of Web Design (FOWD) NYC 2011 is Back

Are you familiar with FOWD? Have you ever attended one of their events before? If you have not, you should really consider doing it once in your lifetime. Why not start attending it this year? The Future of Web Design known as FOWD is a popular yearly conference held by the renowned Carsonified. This year…

Readability: Who Are You Writing For?

Readability: Who Are You Writing For?

Readability is how well your text can be understood on first reading and is an important factor in how well your site will be received. As a skill within copywriting, creating or editing content to be easier to read will give your designs a competitive edge.

All About Steve: The Amazing Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

All About Steve: The Amazing Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

If you aren’t aware that Steve Jobs died on Wednesday 5th October, you must have been living under a stone – it has been on worldwide news broadcasts, it has flooded Twitter and Facebook, not to mention the sheer amount of private conversations that must have taken place about the great loss and massive hole…

From Design to Live: 15 Must-Do Steps after Installing Drupal

From Design to Live: 15 Must-Do Steps after Installing Drupal

I’ve used Drupal for a lot of different sites, each using different layouts and different features. Some sites needed multi-user blogs while others were being built for ecommerce. Portfolio sites, business directory sites, social networking sites, personal blog sites. Some with light colors, some with dark colors… one, two or three columns, videos playing and…

Why a Freelance Designer should know SEO

Why a Freelance Designer should know SEO

Before starting as a freelance web designer I worked for 8 years at a couple of web agencies. My “only” job, as a web designer, was to make the design and from time to time convert them to HTML. I had an SEO department, a marketing one, development department as has every (or at least…

Free Printing Contest: Win $50 Credits from Next Day Flyers

Free Printing Contest: Win $50 Credits from Next Day Flyers

Have you looked at your marketing materials lately? Are you using the same old business cards you printed 5 years ago? Do you find yourself crossing off information from printed flyers and writing in the correct info? Time to update people! Here’s a chance to do it without spending a dime.

Waking the Sleeping Genius Within a Designer

Waking the Sleeping Genius Within a Designer

Creativity is an unteachable gift that exists in many who don’t know how to express it. Designers are artists and the motivation and inspiration has to be constant for them to be continually producing designs that appeal to their market. Being creative requires a constant, keen eye, a constant mode of thinking about what’s going…

40 Inspiring Responsive Websites

40 Inspiring Responsive Websites

So this ‘responsive web design’ lark is proving rather popular isn’t it? Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last 12 months you’ll know that the trend of building websites that respond to different browser window sizes is one that is showing no signs of abating. Below is a selection of 40 inspiring…