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The Secret Handshake is a fabulous project, aimed at helping young designers (18–25) find their way into the industry. You should always quantify the advice you take based on who's giving it to you, and The Secret Handshake — set up by...
If you're a designer or developer with an idea for a new product or website, the chances are that you will need someone who has the skills that you lack in order to help make it a reality. It's a problem that we all recognise but one that some appear...
There's always that one big problem in art school, where you spot a few fellow students that you know "have it!" They don't need to learn anything because they came into school with "it."  Still, they sit there and continue to have their brilliance...
In version 2.5 WordPress introduced shortcodes, and all of us have probably used them at one time or another. They usually come bundled with plugins, or even themes, and what they do is watch for when you insert something inside square brackets...
The last two articles have dealt with black and gray hat techniques employed by some search engine optimization specialists, and how these can affect rankings in Google. This time we’ll be examining white hat techniques and why they are...
Everywhere you go online you see lots of tweets, Facebook posts, and Google+ updates: the social networking noise can sometimes be overwhelming. All marketers have been taught that content is king, and other variations of this statement,...
I’m a lucky person. Every day I get to do what I love, which is helping clients work out what their web project is going to look like. As any good account handler or project manager will tell you, their primary role is to make sure that a project...
Recently, Condé Nast Digital undertook a complete redesign of the articles published on wired.co.uk. The aim was to provide a more content-first and immersive experience. These aims were established after research by our Information...
As I grew up, being a "creative child," which was the description my school psychologist used to explain why I didn't care for school or the usual subjects like math and why I wasn't like the other children, my mother would get frustrated and call...
In the last post, we took an in-depth look at Google’s Panda and Penguin updates and how they have impacted on search rankings for businesses. Whilst we established that using black hat SEO techniques is likely to result in a site becoming...
Every time we begin a web design project, we do research. We research our clients, their customers, the website’s target audience, and the competition. Throughout our careers, we research new trends, techniques, tools, and other designers....
We all know that there are a few differences between small businesses and larger corporations, especially when they begin considering the web design aspect of their marketing plan and branding. And while for the most part, the nuts and bolts...
For many web design professionals, there was no option but to be self taught. Years ago, the academic qualifications simply didn’t exist. Sure, you could study design, but you’d be left to learn the technology by yourself. You could take...
There is so much technology employed on the web, it’s difficult to keep up, and even harder to know where to begin when you’re just starting out. That’s why, for this week’s deal, our sister site MightyDeals.com is offering a huge 53%...