How to Make Better Decisions (by Understanding Cognitive Biases)

According to Wikipedia, a cognitive bias is: the human tendency to make systematic errors in certain circumstances based on cognitive factors rather than evidence There are certain things you can do as a web designer to make better decisions by recognizing and thinking twice about these cognitive biases. My attempt here will be to make … Continue Reading

How to Start Treating Your Web Design Business as a BUSINESS

Most of us treat our web design businesses not as a business but as a hobby. And hobbies are dealt with in a different way than businesses. Most of us don’t know the exact definition of a business; even Wikipedia says: “the exact definition of business, like much else in the philosophy of business, is … Continue Reading

35 Beautiful and Free WordPress 3.0 Ready Themes

This is a list of free and¬† beautiful WordPress 3.0 ready themes. They were harder to find than I thought, maybe because WordPress 3 is so new and theme developers need more time to catch up. There are some early adopters, however, and the best of them are in this list. To see the theme … Continue Reading

What Can Web Designers Learn from Business People?

The best way to learn how to run a business is to read the stories of successful businesses. So recently, I’ve been reading some books by Harvard Business Press (written by very successful VCs, CEOs or university professors) and learned A LOT of principles that can be taken from them and applied to your web … Continue Reading

Selling Your Blog: How To Transfer It to The New Owner

I’ve just finished the process of selling one of my sites. It was the first time I ever sold a website and, in the process of doing that, I’ve learned some very important lessons. One of the hardest parts when you already found a buyer is transferring the website to the buyer with very small … Continue Reading

5 Simple, Yet Effective Online To-do Apps to Get Stuff Done

I’ve decided my primary focus this year to be on improving my productivity. Almost 4 months have passed. Lots of lessons learned. One of them was: do not make things complex if they can be kept simple. Same with to-do lists. Below you have 5 very simple, yet powerful online to-do tools you might find … Continue Reading

7 Very Useful Websites to Get Practical Fireworks Tutorials

Fireworks is the best software around for editing vector and bitmap and vector graphic. It helps you to rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces.¬†Compared to Photoshop, there aren’t any decent online alternatives for Fireworks. There are a lot of new features in fireworks like CSS export and style effects and you should must give it … Continue Reading

5 Timeless Usability Principles for Website Designers

There are some usability principles which change very rarely. The reason for this is because they are deeply ingrained into our human nature. Even if they change, they change very slightly, the fundamentals remain the same. We will try to cover some most important usability principles in the following article.