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HTML5 Cheat Sheets

By / Dec 28, 2011 / Resources

With new additions or changes to HTML5 happening quite frequently, it can become hard to remember all the new various features. These nice up-to-date cheat sheets, created for WDL by InMotion Hosting, can help web designers and developers keep track of it all.

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Optimizing your Website for Social User Experience

By / Dec 20, 2011 / Tips

Social web 2.0 trends have taken over many of our modern static websites. Nowadays it’s difficult to find a company who isn’t on Facebook or Twitter or Foursquare, or any of the other increasingly popular social networks. It’s important to consider this experience and how you can portray social connection in the eyes of your…

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Web Design Trends in 2012

By / Dec 13, 2011 / Tips

It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a…

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HTML5 Essentials and Good Practices

By / Dec 6, 2011 / Tips

HTML5, together with CSS3 and responsive design are the new buzz around web technologies these days. This article will help you get started using HTML5 on your projects today and show you some good practices to put what you learned to good use.

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Perfect Beginner Tips for Branding your Startup

By / Nov 22, 2011 / Tips

During the process of launching a new company your logo and branding ideas are possibly the most important concepts. You have to consider not only the solid brand, but a whole slew of factors additional including website design and user interface, internal graphics, print work, marketing & conversion goals, maybe even branding yourself on mobile…

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Top 4 Reasons Your Beautiful Website Doesn’t Convert

By / Oct 28, 2011 / Tips

There can be many pitfalls on the way to getting traffic to that beautiful site you created. All the design and creativity in the world won’t bring visitors to your site. You have to know a few basic laws of optimizing a webpage for search before the traffic will begin to flow in your direction.

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Teaching Yourself Web Design While You Freelance

By / Oct 18, 2011 / Tips

There is plenty of opportunity to make a decent living online. The field of web design is extremely popular in the current information age. Everybody needs to have a website up and you can always find a few solid business clients. But what about building upon your already-existing techniques?

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Practicing Perfectionism as a Web and Graphic Designer

By / Sep 13, 2011 / Tips

The idea of artistic perfectionism lies in a duality. Most web designers try to perfect their work with creative updates and patches. Not only to code, but also in Photoshop mockups and Illustrator vectors as well. There is a limit to this perfectionism mindset where you can take things too far overboard.

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The Science Behind A/B Testing

By / Sep 9, 2011 / Tips

If you own a business, there’s always concern that your marketing efforts aren’t reaching their full potential. Of course, great design will sell but having strategies and formulas in place to make sure your hard work is paying off it well worth the time. One of these formulas is A/B testing. A/B Testing, or split…

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Avoiding Distractions and Procrastination

By / Sep 6, 2011 / Tips

We have all been there. Staring down the nasty to-do list and mentally checking through each of your tasks. Procrastination can be a deadly practice for those working on the Internet. It is so easy to put off work until tomorrow while focusing on more pleasurable activities. Even including work on your own projects!