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

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

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

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

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

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…

Cacoo Design Competition: Send In Your Designs Today

Creating charts, wire frames and various diagrams can be a struggle for some of us who are not good at illustrating or breaking down information into graphics. With the many available tools and applications around in the market today, it is difficult to find one with ready-made quality stencils and templates. This isn’t the case…

Designing Websites to Increase Traffic and Conversion

Generating traffic and turning it into conversions is at the forefront of a businesses’ online marketing strategy. In an era where they may fight for clicks and spend an insurmountable amount of time getting their websites to the top of search pages, it’s important to evaluate just what turns a visitor into a customer. In…

Beautiful Food and Drink Packaging Design

No matter what marketers are trying to sell us, there must be something about their product or service that draws our attention. With food and drink products that are fighting for our attention on supermarket shelves, packaging design is of paramount importance.

Rebranding Your Logo – Why and What Works

It is no secret that the world as we know it is in a constant state of change. So much so that some may argue that the meaning of life itself is to progress. The problem with this growing and ever changing world that we live in is that most of us are always looking…

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