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Concrete5 entered the CMS scene in 2008, and since then has been making solid headway to becoming one of the premier go-to web publishing platforms available today. Getting started with Concrete5 is really quick and easy, and many hosting platforms now offer one-click installs. If you have SimpleScripts, Softaculous, Installatron, or even Plesk’s Applications Installer,
Your portfolio website sucks. You built it to showcase your cumbersome genius, the work on there is spectacular, and it should be the envy of the entire web community. It was designed to bring in new clients, get you picked up on design blogs, win the respect of your peers, prove to your ex-boss that you do have what it takes afterall, and impress your Mum. And yet it still sucks. Today we’re
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“The personal computer is the thing that’s always with you, always connected [and] has your stuff on it.” – Luke Wroblewski, Drupalcon Denver Keynote, March 2012 Your mobile phone is always with you. It’s always connected, and it has your stuff on it. As designers we focus on creating with the user in mind, and that means paying attention to the user’s mobile. This need
You probably pride yourself on being a great web designer, right? But did you know that some elements of your website designs might actually be lowering the conversion rate and revenue of your website without you knowing it? These are often just simple mistakes that can easily be fixed, yet have huge impact on your conversion rates. To understand if these mistakes might be making their
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
Whether you’re just starting out or have hit a dry spell, there may come a point in time where you have to find a way to make your money without design clients. Let’s face it, the search for clients can be harsh. There are tons of different avenues you can take and picking the right one makes all the difference. On top of that, once you get a nice lead, that doesn’t guarantee
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
[Editor's note: This is a sponsored post for MyPriceApp] How often do designers, especially new ones, have issues figuring out how much to charge for their services? Charge too much, and you end up with no clients. Charge too little, and you may end up with either too many clients who are only interested in cheap work, or clients who doubt your ability because you’ve underpriced. Either way, you lose out. That’s where MyPrice comes in.
The evolution of WordPress from a blogging platform into a fully-fledged CMS, simultaneously turns it into a solid framework for developers to build outstanding projects and applications upon. The WordPress core, powers not only the users’ publishing engine but also provides developers with a robust set of classes, APIs and helpers, designed to address a wide range of needs.
The August edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, Mac and Windows apps, productivity tools, tools to make it easier to work with your clients, color resources and tools, business tools, image editors, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful