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 commendable. The question that now arises is, can we harness Pinterest’s popularity to promote our online ventures? In other words, just as we employ Twitter and Facebook to create an online identity of our businesses, will it be possible...
As we reported two weeks ago, a closed-door meeting opened yesterday in Dubai that is debating control of the internet. For the next two weeks, members of the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union will debate a number of topics including whether they should increase their remit from telegrams and telephone calls to include IP-based networks (i.e. the internet).
Concern over this development has been mounting over the last month and at the time of writing more than 1.9 million people have registered their dissent with Google’s...
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 a pleasure to read the opinions of subscribers from Arizona to Azerbaijan.
It was when his gaze settled on the number of pending comments that he fell from his chair, hot coffee sprayed liberally about his person. There were more than 500,000 posts awaiting approval. We pride ourselves on engaging with our audience, but half a million responses...
Recent technology developments have sent traditional media into a tailspin, turning nearly every proven marketing strategy into a gamble.
Across the world, in every industry, companies are scrambling to update the marketing tactics on which they’ve relied for generations. At the same time, consumers are craving engaging, relevant content that complements both their interests and their lifestyles.
The most popular search engines have responded to these demands with fundamental changes that have shaken the advertising industry’s foundation.
As marketers, publishers and business owners strive to keep up with this critical juncture in online media, two things are clear: multiplatform...
We at Webdesigner Depot are big fans of Threadless and you can often see us sporting their awesome t-shirts. They’re a lot of fun and feature some awesome designs that often spark conversation.
One of the great things we love about Threadless is that the designs are submitted by designers like you and get voted on by their community. The winning designs are then printed on clothing and other products and sold through their website (designers get paid for their designs!).
Today, in partnership with our site Mighty Deals, we bring you an awesome giveaway where you...
Web design is a multidisciplinary craft. So why do so many of us try and do everything ourselves?
Maybe it’s because we can. Our nature as web designers tells us to build things. We have the capability to handle just about every role in a web design project. If we don’t already have the expertise in a certain skill, then at least we have the self-motivation to teach ourselves and learn on the job. That’s how must of us got to where we are. But is doing it all the right approach?
When you look at the bigger picture, maybe it’s not. For me, my over-arching goals are to build an impressive portfolio of work, land bigger and better clients, and grow my web design business. It’s simply not feasible to achieve these goals by doing everything...
We’ve covered advanced commenting systems for WordPress before, but what about those bloggers who want to use the stock WordPress commenting system?
Not everyone wants to manage a third-party comment system. And those are the users who will find the comment plugins below really useful.
Below are eleven plugins that can handle everything from adding tweets about your posts to your comments section to stripping out potentially malicious code to preventing spam comments.
Since November last year, we’ve been running some truly amazing deals for designers at MightyDeals.com
As you’ve probably seen by now, the deals are really awesome and the discounts (sometimes up to 85%!) are simply out of this world!
What’s so great about MightyDeals is that it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
For you, our valued audience, you get to hear about new products and services, and a chance to buy them at a fraction...
Maybe you’re already one of the 85 million users on LinkedIn, or perhaps you’re just getting started.
Regardless of where you fall on the social networking spectrum, LinkedIn has a number of new applications and features to enrich your experience.
In this post, we’ll look at ways to beef up your profile as well as use new applications and sections to optimize your networking with clients, prospects and others in the design community.
We’ll also cover how to find design-related groups on LinkedIn, exploit the new features...
As websites like Carbonmade and Dribbble (where designers share and promote their portfolios) make their way into the mainstream, there is an ever growing demand for branding work.
In this environment, professionals can dive into the web head first and share their prized designs, without having to host their own portfolio.
Forrst is the latest addition to this niche. Though hiding behind an invite-only system, Forrst is an amazing community of knowledgeable web designers and developers who share snippets of code and design work. You can ask questions and share interesting links with your followers, creating a Twitter-like experience for us web designers.
I conducted a short...
With the recent release of WordPress 3.0 we’re entering a very exciting time.
For the first time in the history of the platform, nobody is working on the next version.
All development outside of essential bug fixing has been stopped… and 3.1 won’t even start development until the beginning of September.
The reason? Well, the core...