How The Smartphone Invasion Changed The Way We Live

Posted in Web Design2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Have you ever went out and realized that you left your smartphone at home? You may feel panicked, maybe even a separation anxiety though you’ve only gone an hour without your phones. These reactions are common, and clear evidence that phones have taken over our lives.

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8 World-Changing Innovators That Molded Today’s Technology

Posted in Inspiration2 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

The talk about great innovators and visionaries has been hot these past few weeks, with images and articles about Steve Jobs appearing in every corner of the internet world. The focus was on Steve Jobs, and his passing, but should that stop us from honoring earlier innovators, who not only innovated things during their time, but also helped create what we have now?

Below you will meet some of the world’s best inventors when it comes to disseminating information and improving technology as we know it. I must warn you, all but one have left this world. Still, with new technology booming every month, it surely won’t hurt learning about them!

As Plato once said, “study the past if you would divine the future,” so we must!

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10 Useful Services To Sell Digital Goods Online

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

When I first heard of these digital selling services I was confused and asked – why can’t you just use PayPal? After doing further research I found out that there is a fair amount of risks that can be hazardous to your online business and everything’s just not that simple. Converting visitors into paying customers can be a serious challenge. The most cautious still consider internet sales a fraud. Inappropriate descriptions, ugly interfaces, a long checkout process – these are just few factors that prevent people from buying digital goods.

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The Labyrinth Effect In Good Looking Designs

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

Great designers are always trying to push boundaries, creating and experimenting with new ideas, some of them resulting in revolutionary trendy design types that keep appearing in the constant shifting web design industry. I really like to see those new ideas coming to life considering that most of them are amazingly well designed, however alongside with such positive feedback, like everything in life, there is a great probability of existing a negative and critical side that acts like a turn point limiting great designs to just that… design.

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Why Are Fonts So Expensive?

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

Everywhere you look on the internet there is a freeware option available that easily competes with its licensed premium version. This competition can become so close that the question of why the premium option is even a possible choice for one often arises. The comparisons of productivity suites Microsoft Office and freeware open source options like Open Office and LibreOffice are a great example of this predicament. This positive change for consumers of course isn’t just for applications. This freeware shift has found itself to every aspect of all content one can find on the internet, of course the font world is not excluded.

Let me attempt at painting a common scenario for you. Imagine that you are starting on a new project, and have come across two fonts. One is a premium licensed font, and the other is a free font. Now the typical answer to this situation would be to go for the free font, save some money on the project, and the client really won’t know the difference so no complaints there. However, is the typical answer the choice that is always right? Is there any additional value that can be gained by going with the premium font option versus choosing the free option? Let’s take a look a look at some reasons why fonts cost so much.

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A Short Course On How To Improve Your Website’s Typography

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

Typography is one of the most difficult things to sort out when designing, especially because with the amount of typefaces a designer can use, it’s almost impossible to choose the best one without spending hours on it. A simple search on Google will show you that there are hundreds of thousands of fonts, most of them even free of charge; and the number increases weekly. This means the decision is even harder to make today than it was last year.

And it is not only about the typefaces available, but mostly about the skills a designer has. There are Universities that teach typography throughout years, because it is a deep field. Knowing alignment rules, kerning, hierarchy and other terms like these is crucial in making your text say something specific.

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Snickles: Create A Modern Business Template In Adobe Photoshop

Posted in Tutorials, Web Interface2 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Good day! Today we will be designing a modern business template in Adobe Photoshop.. This template will contain a header, slide show, service area, video, about us, testimonials, and footer. What you will be learning from this tutorial are how to achieve that 3D looking interface in just a few simple steps, creating patterns, combining textures, colors, alignments and many more. So get ready and let’s get started!

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Pligg: A Social Networking Content Management System

Posted in Showcase, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

What is Pligg? Don’t we use WordPress as the “default” Content Management System? Enough, you WordPress dreamers! The world outside WordPress is huge and you got to jump out of your favorite content management system so as to discover the rest of the virtual world. Today, we will break some shackles to travel outside our comfort zone. It is time to discover one Content Management System which has been doing rounds for quite some time: Pligg.

P.S. You will notice how by the end of the article I slowly drift into the favor of WordPress (even when I won’t mention this openly). After all, WordPress rocks!

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A Simple Guide For Skype Interviews To Boost Website Traffic

Posted in Blogging, Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Are you looking for innovative ways to increase traffic to your website? Adding educational and entertaining video content to your website is a great way to do just that. Posting videos to your website sounds like a great idea, but recording traditional videos can be costly and time-consuming. In order to get around purchasing costly video equipment website owners can leverage Skype and Skype recording software to create video content for your website. In this article we will explain what Skype videos are, review the benefits of adding them to your website, review many different ideas for Skype videos that you can create, and explain how you can create your own Skype videos.

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