How to use Keywords for SEO and Web Sustainability

Dec 19, 2013 / Tips

Keyword optimization is a well-known strategy for helping people find your content, both through search engines and when searching within a website. But did you know that by following SEO best practices you could also be making your website greener? That’s because web servers and devices that consumers use to browse the internet both use…

10 Resources To Help You Become More Active in the Web Design Community

Dec 12, 2013 / Resources, Tips

Designers as well as developers have always been a close-knit group (there always seems to be a problem you need help with, right?), but online interaction and presence amongst this industry has just recently started growing over the last few years. While social media and forums became a necessity quickly for many professions—marketers, writers, sales…

Branding Faux Pas You Won’t Make Twice

Dec 3, 2013 / Tips

The importance of a brand cannot be over-stated, it is the face of a company and the only way to communicate to the wider world exactly who you are and what you do. From the colours used in your logo to the type face and your company name, all of it is representative of who…

7 Best Practices of Responsive Web Design

Nov 19, 2013 / Tips

Considering the rate at which the mobile web is growing, it’s becoming crucial that your website be ready to accept visitors who are coming in from a widely assorted array of different devices and screen sizes.

Designing Mobile Forms and Inputs

Nov 12, 2013 / Tips

As the number of smartphones continues to skyrocket, the importance of mobile web design grows alongside it. Web designers are now forced to take into account mobile users and mobile devices when designing websites. The smaller screen size of smartphones forces designers to take a new approach to user interface elements. Elements and styles that…

How to Build a Website that Adds Value to Your Brand

Nov 5, 2013 / Tips

Brands are powerful. When a business is successful in creating a brand, it almost works as if the power of inbound marketing is at play (even without the actual digital equivalent of the entire inbound marketing process). Customers trust the brand enough to spend their hard-earned money on your products and services. They’d go out…

Embracing Technology for Better Experiences

Oct 8, 2013 / Tips

In the beginning there was an idea. And the idea was formless and void, and it needed so much to be forged into a real project. And all the strategists, creatives, designers, project managers and techies were moving over the surface of it and spoke already different languages.

6 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Freelance Web Designers Make

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.

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

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…

Interactivity Is King

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.