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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%...
A design founder is a founder of a company who happens to be a designer or makes sure to create a large role for design in their business. Design is extremely powerful — it influences what we see, what we feel and even what we do. As old, salesy techniques...
In the journey from fledgling startup to full-blown success, any burgeoning business will undoubtedly face its fair share of obstacles along the way. But those who traverse the bumpy road to emerge victorious typically have one thing in common: ...
Every now and then, on some blog or design group, someone brings up the question of designers unionizing or having some sort of certification in the hopes of assuring the public that we are professionals and adept at our craft. Can it be done,...
The much talked about step of creating professional certification for graphic/web designers looks like it will become a reality in a little more than a year. Having passed the U.S. Senate as a rider to a larger work rights bill, the measure is...
In just a couple of years, Pinterest has established itself as the third largest social networking website, behind Facebook and Twitter (and ahead of the likes of Google+). For a website that is still in relative infancy, such a record is definitely...
It may be a project at work you just can’t get a handle on, or an important decision you can’t seem to make; but regardless of the situation, everyone can relate to the feeling of being stuck. Luckily, there’s Unstuck — a free iPad app...
When Google Plus was launched a year and a half ago, it set in motion a multitude of changes to the search landscape. From this point forward, getting traffic from the famed search engine is no longer about the number of backlinks you have. A personal...
Within the past couple of weeks, I handed in my notice, after spending over fifteen years working in-house as a designer of websites and magazines for a publishing company. This wasn't a quick or easy decision; but the time feels right to strike...