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In May this year, our editor suffered an unfortunate accident. Having booted up his machine and fetched his morning coffee he sat down at his desk to review the overnight comments: we're lucky enough to have a global readership and it's always...
Do you know why your clients’ websites have been losing traffic over the last few months? It most likely has nothing to do with your design skills, or how people are responding to the website. On April 24 2012, website owners all over the globe...
The 2012 Olympic Games are soon to start, and there are a growing number of bloggers and websites, especially those from the social media sphere, raising awareness to the controversial role branding is playing in London 2012. The London...
The world seems to be getting a little smaller each day thanks to online communities and social networking. In turn, this “world-wide community” has created an international readership for a variety of websites. Designers must weigh...
Obviously you are reading this blog. Why? You learn something that helps you become a better designer is the popular answer. Blogs inform, educate and entertain. Then there's The Oatmeal, which is just weird but people love it. Webdesigner...
When I started working for a big greeting card company, I wanted to keep in touch with my freelance clients and contacts in the design industry. As the usual workday was 10 hours, after work I had little energy to do mailings, make calls, or send...
It's time to welcome a new member to the WebdesignerDepot family of sites! Say hello to DeveloperDrive.com, our brand new blog dealing with web development. We've been in beta for a little while so you may have bumped into it already, but if you...
Blogs can often be left out in the cold when it comes to design. A lot of us discount the need for intensive design when it comes to our blogs—whether for our companies, or ourselves. But it is important that we realize every aspect of our identity...
When it comes to designing a new web site, most beginning and unaware designers only care about how amazing the site will be. Often times as designers, we can take off with a crazy idea for a site design and it ends up jam packed with design on top...
A friend of mine (xomiele, as he’s known on his personal blog), who represents photographers and illustrators, was amazed at the number of hits a piece he created for fun was getting on the internet. He took a few Smurf figures and some household...
Managing a blog with a single author can be time-consuming enough, but adding in multiple authors can exponentially increase the amount of time and effort it takes to manage. There's editorial workflow, scheduling, and author management...
When I wrote about QR codes (Designed QR codes: the next level), it was very well received. When I wrote “SnapTags: Will they kill QR codes?” people got a little nasty with their suggestion on what I could do with snaptags and my mother. Now...
SEO can be a very daunting task.  With the help of plug-ins, this daunting task becomes a piece of cake.  As we all know search engine optimization is extremely important for any website or blog in order to be found on search engines like Google,...
Some of the truest words I've heard to date are, "If you don't plan on creating your own business, then you plan on being broke." While, there are many people out there who have made a nice living working for other companies, it shouldn't be crazy...