Author: Jacqueline Thomas

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WordPress.Org Vs WordPress.Com: Which Is Better?

Ah, the age old rivalries: Coke vs. Pepsi, Apple vs. Microsoft, WordPress.Org vs. WordPress.Com. If you’re new to the world of WordPress, you may be confused about the two versions of WordPress. If you’re anything like me, you arrived at WordPress.com ready to set up your blog, and ended up confused. You’d heard so much […]

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10 Essential Elements of a Landing Page

Have you ever come across a landing page that wouldn’t let you leave? Not because of engaging content, but because it physically stopped you from closing the window. That’s one way to capture attention, but definitely not the best way. And that’s not the type of landing page we’re discussing here. Instead of relying on […]

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SEO for Web Designers: Best Practices

As web designers, are we diametrically opposed to search engine optimization? We know that, at its center, web design is about elevating bland information on a screen into something aesthetically delightful and intuitively recognizable. It’s also about communicating an idea with other humans. Cave men had cave paintings, Ancient Egyptians had hieroglyphs, modern man has […]

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A Serious Look At Card Based Design

Cards. You may be unfamiliar with the term, but you’re no doubt familiar with the concept. Cards are ubiquitous in web design these days, and the trend seems to be catching on. In fact, the revered web trinity of Google, Twitter, and Facebook are all doing it, so it must be worth at least a […]

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You’re Not Emotional: Emotions and Web Design

How does this website make you feel? On the surface, it may seem that reading an article on a website is an emotionless experience, but science tells us that we use emotions to inform our understanding. So, yes, you are experiencing an emotion right now, but what could it be? Let’s come back to that […]

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How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design

Remember how wearing a calculator watch back in the day made you feel like George Jetson or his boy Elroy? Technology has come a long way from spelling out naughty words (upside down) on your calculator. These days, you can make calls, record videos, check your health, and buy coffee from your smartwatch–and that’s just […]

Web Design Trends in 2011

There is a thin line between design and development, and as we move into a new decade, this line is becoming extremely blurry. Is it enough to draw beautiful mock ups in Photoshop? Maybe 5 years ago. These days, the average internet user requires more. All beauty, with no substance, gets boring after a while. […]

Top 8 Dreaded Favors Asked of Web Designers

Long before you officially take the profession of graphic or web designer, your friends and family will support your ambitions by developing your talent. At first, your loved ones inspect your work and if they like what they see, you’ll get flooded with their requests for one page flyers, t-shirt designs, logos, and company websites. […]

10 Tips for Creating Compelling Web Copy

You are the most important person in the world. Wow, I got you to read the second sentence. Your interest is now piqued and you want to read more. If you do read this article, you will learn exactly how important it is to create compelling web copy. Between you and me, most readers just […]