Market and Sell Your Digital Goods the Right Way

Posted in Showcase, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

In previous years, digital marketplaces have evolved significantly. Day by day, more and more designers, developers, photographers and musicians of all levels have started to begin their experiences with  marketplaces and selling digital files online.  These ‘stock markets’ represent a good source of revenue for people of all skills, from beginners to advanced, that is why if you have not started your adventure with these places that are great for generating income, you should consider it right now.

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How to Create a Sexy Small Download Icon

Posted in Icons, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Hi there folks, I’m back with another tutorial on how to create a sexy small download graphic. It doesn’t even have to end up as a download graphic, it can be anything. Think of a loading bar, a upload thing or even a cool button.

In this tutorial you will learn simple but elegant techniques that you can apply on your designs!

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The Power of Stories for Enhanced User Experience

Posted in Inspiration2 years ago • Written by

What ticks Twitter? It is not only the best possible news feed being generated by various Twitter users but also the stories that say it all in 144 characters. Although Internet has helped humans evolve the way they communicate yet the purpose remains the same – to stay in touch, to communicate and to share each other’s stories. How we do it hardly matters nowadays. Today I will discuss how stories have been used over and over in order to attract the attention of consumers and how it can be used to build a brand.

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7 Creative Ways to Use HTML5 Canvas

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

One of the most exciting features of HTML5 is the <canvas> element that can be used to draw vector graphics, create amazing effects, or produce interactive games and animations. Canvas is supported in all modern browsers, including the upcoming Internet Explorer 10, but a little help from JavaScript allows older versions to adapt. It was originally designed by Apple for creating lightweight dashboard widgets on its mobile devices, but is now an openly developed W3C spec which grants it enormous flexibility and application.

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Increase SEO Juice for Your Website with Internal Linking

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Are you thinking about building a website or a blog? Perhaps you have recently built a website for yourself or your business? Whatever the situation be, one thing that is absolutely critical to your new site’s success is Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Optimizing your website for search engines can be one of the most overwhelming tasks for new website owners. Everyone wants their website to come up at the top of Google search results. Unfortunately, most website owners don’t realize just how much work it takes in order to make that happen.

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6 Tips to Stay Focused on Project Deadlines

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 2 Comments

Staying focused on your goals may be difficult at times as a freelancer. Not having a nine-to-five job, selecting your own clients, setting your own rates and deadlines and also doing PR work for yourself is quite different than being a full-time employee in a web design agency, where many of the things above are done by different individuals or departments. One of the most difficult things I encountered when I started as a freelancer was staying focused on the deadlines. And not only keeping my focus, but also meeting the deadline and delivering the project on time – at the end of the day, this is one of the most important things alongside the quality of your work.

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Unleashing Facebook Page Timeline Tips with a Riveting Showcase

Posted in Showcase, Social Media, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

After Facebook launched Timeline for profiles, it was pretty obvious that the social media giant would eventually push similar changes to Pages. Are you excited about the new Timeline for your Facebook Business Page or do you dislike the change? Unfortunately, you don’t have a say in the matter. On March 30th, Facebook will automatically convert your page to the new Timeline format. Numerous changes affecting designs, analytics, postings, and more will take effect, so before you make a move, take a look at some of these important Facebook Page Timeline Tips.

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Tips on Designing the Perfect Navigation System for Your Website

Posted in Tips, Usability, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Where is the Home Button? Does this website even care about its navigation system? And, by the way, why are they using breadcrumbs when I don’t see how it could be useful? Well, navigational menus can be a big turn off for your readers if they aren’t planned well. Although webmasters assume that a simple menu is enough, most of the time yet they forget that a navigational menu has its own requirements. Sometimes a simple to use navigation will do just fine for your website design while at times you will have to click a lot of links into your navigational menu so as to compliment the various branches of your website.

This discussion will pick up some of the obvious forms of websites and then shed some light on how the navigational menu changes for each of them. Hold tight and don’t leave!

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What is Pro Bono Work and Why Should You Embrace It

Posted in Freelance, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Few weeks ago I wrote an article where I torn Spec work apart. There is no reason in going back and I think I should do as promised and explain why I think pro bono work is something you should do to help you build up a portfolio if you are new to the design business and to give a helping hand to different communities.

Pro bono work comes from a Latin phrase and is mostly used to describe professional work delivered voluntarily and without payment or at a highly reduced fee. Pro bono work is increasing in popularity lately in domains such as marketing, technology and yes, web design. Such a concept offers the specific skills of a professional for free to someone who is not able to afford them otherwise. The main difference between Spec work and pro bono work is that pro bono work is usually for a good cause and even if you don’t get paid, it will definitely bring you awareness and allow you to build up a portfolio and earn experience. The reason behind me preferring pro bono work instead of spec work is that it is usually for a good cause. We designers love the nature, optimistic and energetic volunteers and good causes like charity. Why not work for them and earn their respect rather than do Spec work and (most of the time) earn nothing?

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10 Efficient Ways to Build Quality Links to Your Website

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

Link building is the most difficult task in SEO, no doubt. Why? Because it is time-consuming, and requires careful research, and the results of which are not guaranteed. For the same reason, many SEOs either outsource the work or go for quick link building campaigns like softwares or simply ignore the whole thing focusing on onsite optimization – which is by far a more comfortable task.

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