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This post has been a long time coming. Whether on Twitter or in the blogosphere, the question often arises, and I have been asked numerous times for my opinion on the ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress debate, and why one would choose one content...
As the first thing visitors see, home pages and headers often steal the design spotlight. But above-the-fold thinking neglects the natural flow of vertical page layout. What happens when people reach the end of a page? You can bet that a simple...
The information bloggers choose to put out there often has a huge impact on how they're perceived and what others online think about them. And what many bloggers don't realize is that information they put on their blogs can have a direct legal...
Some people dream of being famous from the time they're quite young. They crave the spotlight, and will do anything to be the center of attention. They want nothing more than to become a celebrity, to have legions of adoring fans, and to have their...
Print adverts need to get a message across with a single image and without the recourse of interactivity that we find today on the Internet. As interactive media expands, attention spans are getting shorter and shorter every day. For any company...
The header is likely the first thing a new visitor sees on a blog, so it is the first impression — but why is a blog header so much more important, or at least different, than the header of a basic website? Blog headers need more functionality....
Apple first started advertising its products in the late 1970s. The 80s showed a wide variety of ads, some of which served to convince consumers that they should purchase a computer, and specifically an Apple. These ads were text-heavy and...
The front page of a blog is obviously of great importance to the overall design. Up until a few years ago, most blogs simply showed posts in order of publication, the most recent at the top. Then excerpts became popular, and later magazine-style...
Slogans are memorable phrases often used in conjunction with company logos and in advertising campaigns. They are claimed to be the most effective means of drawing attention to one or more aspects of a product or brand. But how often do you see...
A blog is a great tool with which to express your opinions, build a community, network with others and drive traffic to your website. However, a lot of designers are not sure how to get started or what to blog about. I've been blogging for a couple...
When a business decides to outsource, it is looking for a solution. It has a pressing project but lacks the internal resources to do it itself. Chances are, some poor marketing director has walked out of a boardroom meeting, faced with a recurring...
A well developed and organized sign-up page has to relay a large quantity of data in a  small area and must be quick and easy to read and understand. Overly creative plan names are more likely to hurt your sign-up process instead of help, as they'll...
The other day my daughter, Sophia, announced that she wanted to set up a lemonade stand. Seeing as how I didn’t really want to spend the better part of my weekend selling lemonade, I tried to talk her out of it by showing her how much she’d need...
If you're a power blogger, or someone who blogs regularly, across multiple blogs, with detailed, in-depth posts, a desktop blog editor can make your life infinitely easier. At least when it comes to the blogging aspect of it. There are a lot...