How To Improve Your Site’s User Experience

How To Improve Your Site’s User Experience

User experience fuels the success of web design. Like it or not, functionality trumps a pretty design every time. Internet users most often browse websites with some kind of goal in mind: to find information, buy a product, read reviews, find contact information, etc. The quest to achieve that goal is easily and often met with friction on websites that are slow, require long registration processes and have a messy design.

How To Manage Your Workload As A Freelancer

How To Manage Your Workload As A Freelancer

In recent years, an increasing number of American workers have been leaving corporate cubicle gigs and starting freelance careers. It’s not just the freedom and flexibility that inspires people to branch out on their own. Many of today’s independent contractors didn’t exactly opt for a freelance lifestyle, but rather, started working at home after their employer closed shop or reduced their workforce to save money.

5 Cloud Computing Apps Every Designer Should Use

5 Cloud Computing Apps Every Designer Should Use

Cloud computing (using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data) is changing the design process for the better. It maximizes efficiency by making collaboration simple, and giving you access to hosted apps and data that allow you to work like never before.

How Designers are Using Pinterest to Gain a Wider Audience

How Designers are Using Pinterest to Gain a Wider Audience

It takes a lot for a social media site to compete with Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest is doing just that, and it’s with the help of designers. It’s no secret that people are photo-driven, and nothing is more engaging than a stunning or shocking photo. That’s the basis for Pinterest, and it’s why you have to be on there.

The Importance of Functional Design

The Importance of Functional Design

Any good web designer knows that every decision they make is a balance (or occasionally a struggle) between aesthetic and functional requirements. Each small decision – like the choice to make a clickable link slightly larger, thereby decreasing the difficulty in clicking it – gets tallied up into a sum total of the user experience.

Essential Guidelines For Using Photos In Modern Web Design

Essential Guidelines For Using Photos In Modern Web Design

Photography adds something to a website that even the most sophisticated of vector design and illustration can’t replicate. A photo can add depth and interest, a sense of humanity, and interaction with other elements in ways that are endlessly changeable and interesting. There are a lot of ways that your images can be used, but for maximum effect, try out a few techniques that will take your photos to the next level.

A Simple Backlink Monitoring Tool for Search Engine Marketers

A Simple Backlink Monitoring Tool for Search Engine Marketers

As a Search Engine Marketer, you know how hard it is to get backlinks to your website. You put so much time and effort into getting new links, but once you have them you just copy and paste the links into a Spreadsheet or Notepad and forget about them. We need an easy way to monitor these backlinks so that we know if the links are still active or not.

Vector Meerkat Video Tutorial & Freebie

Vector Meerkat Video Tutorial & Freebie

The busy team of designers over at Designious.com have prepared a cool meerkat vector illustration for you guys. It’s hand-drawn from scratch, with amazing colors and detail and on top of everything, free. Here’s a preview of the illustration below. Simply click the image to download the source files.

Pros and Cons of Social Media in Education

Pros and Cons of Social Media in Education

Social media is growing quickly and it’s pretty clear that it’s here to stay. It’s become an integral part of websites and businesses all over the world and it looks like it’s also starting to integrate into the realm of education too. So what are the pros and cons of social media in education?

Create a Custom Business Facebook Page for Free!

Create a Custom Business Facebook Page for Free!

If you’re looking to create a new Business Facebook page for your business it’s actually a lot easier than you may have first thought. You can get a professional looking Facebook page for free by using this great application called Pagemodo which allows you to customize your own Facebook page via a clever user interface, no coding required.

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