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6 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Freelance Web Designers Make

By / Aug 27, 2013 / Tips

Okay, I’m all coffee-d up so I’m ready to talk about my most favorite thing in the whole wide world – mistakes. Actually, favorite is not the right word…despised sounds more like it.

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Color: Links, Books & Tools to Make your Life Easier

By / Jul 23, 2013 / Tips

Color is certainly a very important element of a design, and deciding on the best color palette for a project is something you really need to dedicate time to. From understanding color theory to having a glimpse of color psychology, you need to make sure your choice will not only look good but also have…

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Interactivity Is King

By / Jul 18, 2013 / Tips

There is no way to deny that fact static pages just don’t cut it anymore. With every company combining social media profiles with their standard websites, designers are discovering more and more that creating a successful site means embracing interactivity.

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The Web Designer’s Cheat Sheet

By / Jul 16, 2013 / Tips

When working on a new site, most web designers are no stranger to all-nighters, copious amounts of coffee and even repetitive strain injury (ouch!). No surprise then that the best coders are lazy coders that are always looking for anything that makes coding quicker, less tedious and more fun.

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8 Things Every WordPress Developer Should Know

By / Jun 4, 2013 / Tips

WordPress is certainly a great tool, and it’s quite easy to get started. You can count on a lot of good resources (like this humble blog) and you can even dig into WP’s source code if you know PHP quite well.

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15 Tips for a Conversion Friendly Ecommerce Site

By / May 30, 2013 / Tips

An ecommerce site needs to be conversion friendly. The site must attract visitors and convert them into paying customers. Improved conversions are a direct result of a site that offers a satisfying shopping experience. When designing ecommerce sites, you need to make sure your site has been designed from a target shopper’s point of view….

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Applying Agile Principles to Design

By / May 24, 2013 / Tips

Chances are, you’ve heard about the myriad ways in which the agile development method is changing the face of software development. If you’ve worked in the design world, you may even have given agile a try yourself, or at least found yourself the victim of an overeager manager who wanted to “shake things up” and…

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7 CSS and JavaScript Performance Tips

By / May 14, 2013 / Tips

Have you ever thought about how many customers you lose by having a slow site? And I’m not talking about file size only, as we rely on browser capacities to understand our code, we need to consider the processing time also.

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Getting Started with WordPress Post Formats

By / May 9, 2013 / Tips

Since WP 3.1, we’ve had post formats. Most people don’t know what that is and most developers don’t make use of this great tool. You should know about it since we’ll probably have a great increase on post formats usage with the upcoming WP 3.6 version. There we’ll find a better post formats UI, and…

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Modernizr & YepNope Tips

By / May 2, 2013 / Tips

Every day we have new and better browser versions. Real browsers (like Firefox and Chrome) have reached their 20th version a while ago, and the awesome features list is just increasing. On the other hand, we as developers must ensure that our products work fine in older browsers (but not IE6 kind of older), since…