10 Commandments for Freelance Web Designers to Live By

Do you ever compare your work to the work of other designers? Are you afraid to ask clients for money? If you are a freelance web designer, you know how difficult this lifestyle can be. From scheduling, to dealing with crazy clients, to managing your own work/life balance—there is a lot to juggle! So to … Continue Reading

How Google Creates a New Era for SEO

Google has been making substantial changes to its search engine algorithms. This has led many website owners to reconsider how they implement their SEO campaign. Over the last year, two major new algorithm changes are going to have a major impact on website owners. Google Panda was enacted last year to help remove low quality content … Continue Reading

The Power of Paper Prototyping

When planning the structure of a website or an app, I often begin by capturing my ideas on paper in the form of wireframes. I quickly sketch several possible layouts to see which form fits best: Should I use a two or three-column layout? What kind of navigation structure will the site have? How can I … Continue Reading

40+ Creative uses of Ribbons in Web Design

You must have noticed the increasing trend of using ribbons in web design. By using ribbons in web design you can make the noteworthy objects of your website more appealing and prominent. More often than not, a ribbon is used as background for navigation. Here is a beautiful and inspiring showcase of some visually appealing … Continue Reading

Why Does Google+ Bring More Business To People Than Facebook?

Google+, sometimes abbreviated as Google Plus or G+, is a social network developed and maintained by the tech giant Google. The network was released in beta to the public 9 months ago, by the end of June 2011. The full release came in September. While the network was supposed to be a strong opponent for … Continue Reading

Grab Your Readers’ Attention with Notification Bars

People who visit your site have the attention span of a 5-year-old in a room full of puppies with a bagful of candy. You need to get their attention right away or you may lose them forever. To focus their attention on the right bit of information, try using a notification bar. Hosted WordPress site owners have … Continue Reading

Beginner’s Guide to Wireframes and Tools to Create Them

Wireframing, or prototyping, while designing, costs almost nothing, but can give back so much. While many designers start with a sketch in their mind and then just put it into Photoshop or even code it right away, some others start on paper. Yes, paper, that (most of the time) white thing we write on with … Continue Reading