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Common Typography Mistakes: Apostrophes Versus Quotation Marks

By / Dec 14, 2010 / Tips

A common mistake in typography is the use of apostrophes instead of quotation marks. A lot of people just get the two confused, using double apostrophes instead of actual quotation marks. It's hard to mistake it the other way around, but it will be worth your while to learn the differences.

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Finding Your Passion in Web Design

By / Dec 7, 2010 / Tips

The youth is powering our digital age and they will control the future of our web. The position of freelance website designer seems lucrative and very enticing from the get-go. Set your own hours, work on whatever you want, get paid to work from home and learn as you go. What could be better? Problems…

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How to Build the Perfect Web Community

By / Nov 30, 2010 / Tips

By nature human beings are creatures who crave social interaction. We are forming relationships with friends and networking deeper with colleagues every passing day. The evolution from physical to digital has been an interesting one and is still ongoing. We have seen many social networks rise and fall in just a few short years. Building…

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Best Practices for Mobile Web Interfaces

By / Nov 23, 2010 / Tips

We’ve seen tremendous growth in the mobile market since smart phones have taken over. Most of the tech-savvy adopters who understand the benefits couldn’t go a day without their precious iPhone or Android device. Websites are continually required to hold up to these standards and have adapted to fit a dire need. The increase for…

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Why You Should Stop Using CAPTCHAs

By / Nov 16, 2010 / Tips

There are few amongst us who won’t have, at some point or another, filled in a CAPTCHA code. CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and they are most commonly used to stop automated submissions of web forms, such as registration or contact forms. CAPTCHAs are widespread, but…

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The Business Side of Design

By / Nov 9, 2010 / Tips

The bottom line. Something you use a majority of your resources and strategy to maintain. You make sure your costs are under control, you manage your supply chain effectively, your financial side is running like a well oiled machine. So what else can you do to make your business more successful?

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Where is the Future of Web Design?

By / Nov 2, 2010 / Tips

Everything seems to be moving at such a faster pace than it used to. We’re seeing instantaneous developments and access to information like never before through the likes of Google and Wikipedia. All of this information has me questioning where the future of web design is heading. Although it’s not so easy to read the…

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Giving Your Older Web Designs a Refresh

By / Oct 19, 2010 / Tips

Every once in a while it doesn’t hurt to give your website design a refresh. It helps to remove older blocks of code which were slowing load times and costing you pageviews. It can also help to re-evaluate what you’re trying to do with your site and how your audience should interact with each page…

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How to Identify a Font

By / Oct 15, 2010 / Tips

What is the font used for the title of Friends? How about the typeface of that old copy of Moby Dick you picked up at that garage sale? The back of your Starbucks pastry bag? And please tell me, how can you find the font on a worn out birthday card that your client wants…

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Increase Your Website’s Effectiveness with Confident Copy

By / Oct 12, 2010 / Tips

Want to increase your website’s effectiveness? To have a higher conversion rate: more of your website’s visitors become subscribers, customers, members? You can increase the likelihood of that happening by having your message be more clear and confident. In other words: increase your website’s effectiveness with confident copy. It might seem like forehead-slapping common sense,…