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One of the main problems with technology is the frequent lapses in security we experience; a lot of information is stolen daily and used to steal more information, send spam messages, open backdoors to systems and sometimes even do damage to...
Running an ecommerce store is a lot different than running a blog or an affiliate marketing site. The sole purpose of an online store is to make money. As a result, each and every design decision is critical when it comes to converting customers...
In the densely populated design field, we are always looking for ways to make ourselves stand out from the crowd. Never is this need to stand out from the masses more pressing than when applying for a new job. So here we are going to take a look at...
Some people think that branding is a highly expensive marketing activity that can only be pursued by multinationals with million dollar budgets while others regard branding as a highly complex strategy that only those well trained are able...
If you build new WordPress websites on a regular basis, you may be familiar with the process of setting up a local WordPress installation using WAMP or XAMPP to do your development work before migrating the site to your live server. It’s a great...
Running a web development business isn't an easy endeavor at all. You have to manage multiple projects, tough clients, and a constant stream of relentless deadlines. One key methodology which enables a web designer to generate more return...
Every now and then I’m approached by design students and clients asking me to critique their logos. While I’m not particularly fond of critiquing anyone’s work, especially when it's hard to find something positive to say, I’m happy...
One of the primary reasons for WordPress' continued popularity is the ease with which it can be extended and customized with plugins. Building a plugin may seem like an impossible task, but it's simpler than you may think. Today we begin our...
Working with clients can be tough. There can be a lot of back and forth communication and many requirements. Every client has their different level of standards and can make bouncing from project to project a bit difficult. One client's idea...
Commercials and websites essentially serve the same purpose: they exist to captivate an audience and retain their interest long enough to inform them about their product or brand. If executed successfully, they will both garner more interest...
While kerning of type is a common practice in print design, it seems to be less common in web applications. But it does not have to be. Properly kerned type adds an extra level of professionalism and control to the typography on your site. While...
There’s no disputing the fact that WordPress is a fantastic piece of software, but one thing it’s never been very good at is search. WordPress has provided its own search functionality for years, but the sad truth is it just isn’t up to...