Understanding & Designing Great Microcopy

Understanding & Designing Great Microcopy

Dec 8, 2014 / Tips

We all know about the importance of great copy on the web. It’s often easy to capture attention with visuals but strenuous to capture attention with verbiage. So if the word “copy” refers to the overall page text, then what’s microcopy? Well much like finding a great parking spot in a crowded plaza, microcopy refers…

20 Geeky Christmas Gifts For Office Workers

20 Geeky Christmas Gifts For Office Workers

Dec 5, 2014 / Inspiration

Christmas is right around the corner. If you’re having hard times choosing the best gifts for your friends office workers, seek no more. In this roundup I have added 20 creative Christmas gift ideas which will be ideal for geeks and workaholics. In the post you’ll find desktop organizer to keep everything in order, coffee…

Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

Dec 2, 2014 / Trends

The artistic use of fullscreen backgrounds has become a large part of the web design lexicon. Many different layouts from landing pages to agencies and social networks have used this feature with great success. It’s a fantastic way to draw attention while simultaneously branding a company or project.

Mandrill: An email infrastructure service from MailChimp

Mandrill: An email infrastructure service from MailChimp

Nov 28, 2014 / Sponsored

Mandrill is an email infrastructure service that started as an idea in 2010. That idea became reality in 2012, when Mandrill cannibalized a crew of MailChimp’s best engineers. Isolated from the rest of the team, they turned the idea from a skunkworks project into a product that outperforms competitor services. Growing fast and innovating faster, Mandrill is…

15 Top Solutions that Support the Collaborative Work of Designers and Developers

15 Top Solutions that Support the Collaborative Work of Designers and Developers

Nov 25, 2014 / Inspiration

Do you cringe when project management comes up in a conversation? Do you avoid taking formal measures to control your ongoing work? Then, reading the following article may be of tremendous help. You may think that a small company like your web design/development practice has no need for external resources to help you command it,…

25 More Impressive Video Background Websites to Amaze You

25 More Impressive Video Background Websites to Amaze You

Nov 24, 2014 / Inspiration

Everyone loves a gooв story. Knowing that fact, why not to use it for promotion your own brand online? Designing a site does not mean you have to create static experience only, websites are not printed products. You may do almost what you want. With HTML5 it became easier to add animations and videos to…

25 Free & Beautiful Photography Mockup Templates For Designers

25 Free & Beautiful Photography Mockup Templates For Designers

Nov 20, 2014 / Freebies

Great presentation is a key when it comes to showing off your design work. Whether you’re showing your designs to a client or presenting your latest work in your portfolio, mocking up the artwork to simulate its real use can add finishing touches and help to imagine how this product can be used in real…

How Would You Like to Win a Copy of the Powerful Be Theme?

How Would You Like to Win a Copy of the Powerful Be Theme?

Nov 19, 2014 / Sponsored

There are two kinds of WordPress themes. On the one hand, you have classic themes, and on the other hand, universal super-themes. Speaking of the latter category, Be Theme is a compelling multi-purpose solution. You could now win one free copy, so here’s what you stand to gain. Great Features Be Theme proposes more than…

Ideas for Pushing Beyond your Creative Comfort Zone

Ideas for Pushing Beyond your Creative Comfort Zone

Nov 17, 2014 / Tips

Working under pressure can feel like you’re caught in the cross hairs of a critic scrutinizing your every move. Unfortunately you can’t see him because this critic sniper has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight – right inside your skull. We are usually our own worst critics and over time this can build…

Useful Premium Resources – Plugins For Designers And Developers

Useful Premium Resources – Plugins For Designers And Developers

Nov 13, 2014 / Resources

What kind of clients do you craft websites for? Some of your projects may be based on WordPress, while others you may complete with Joomla, OpenCart, or other platforms. Whatever your CMS of choice, it’s necessary to enlist several plugins that complement the unique requirements that arise for each new project. Premium plugins are the…