Pros And Cons Of Using Frameworks

Sometimes you should ask yourself, why you need to do the same thing everyday when there’s a new bridge to shorten the path. Think of a framework as a bridge that will help you code faster and easier. Did you notice I didn’t include the word “better” in the last sentence? Faster and easier doesn’t … Continue Reading

How to Create a Web Spy with a PHP Crawler

Crawler, spider, bot, or whatever you want to call it, is a program that automatically gets and processes data from sites, for many uses. Google, for example, indexes and ranks pages automatically via powerful spiders, crawlers and bots. We have also link checkers, HTML validators, automated optimizations, and web spies. Yeah, web spies. This is … Continue Reading

Make Yourself Irreplaceable with a Limited Skillset

Not all of us designers are a Jack-(or Jill)-of-all-trades. Some of us have that one thing we are really good at and we are okay at other things. We might be great web designers, but our coding skills are just sub par. In the design business, we can get discouraged easily, because clients and companies … Continue Reading

20 Reasons Why Your Website Design Sucks Part 1

We all have or have heard about those clients from hell, those that really love pink pages with red text. Even worse, what about those people who call themselves “web designers” with expensive prices and services listed on their really messy, horrible and amateur portfolios, just because they made their uncle’s business page and they … Continue Reading

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7 Ways to Create Your Own Unique Style in Design

Let’s be honest: the big secret to becoming a well-known and super successful designer is to have your own unique style. Sure you’ll bag some clients by perusing tutorial sites, but when you really develop your own style, that’s when you’ll own the world! For some, this is fairly easy, but for some this is … Continue Reading

20 Great Examples of Compelling Headline Copy

In an age where web designers’ websites are popping up everyday, creating a memorable brand experience is key. Through the use of compelling headlines and witty taglines, your brand can break through the clutter and be distinctly creative and unique. Generally, the most successful websites include headlines that support the website’s goals and are simple … Continue Reading