Adapting Your Design for a Foreign Audience

Jul 21, 2011 / Tips

In this digital age, the rest of the world is just a mouse-click away. More people are wanting to appeal to audiences overseas. And why not? With less content on the foreign language internet , it’s easier for sites to climb the heady heights of Google and claim the coveted top slot on international search…

Basic Tips for Getting Started with jQuery Development

Jul 14, 2011 / Tips

The jQuery programming library has dramatically changed the way we work online. Web developers are able to prototype animations and backend effects much quicker with fewer lines of code. This brings to the table a profound collection of functions which you can read about here. It doesn’t take long to figure out jQuery syntax, especially…

15 Useful Web Apps for Designers

Jul 7, 2011 / Tools

There are lots of web apps these days and they are very popular because of time-saving and productivity benefits. Web apps work on almost all platforms and you can access them from any device. You don’t need to install anything and you can save lots of time in this way. In this compilation, I’ve picked…

Developing Streamlined and Efficient CSS Styles

Jul 5, 2011 / Tips

CSS can be compared to the sculptor’s tool set when crafting a sculpture. We as web designers utilize all the assets CSS brings forth to create structured layouts for our websites. Over the years this design process has become more organized and fitted. Rules have been put in place for best-practice procedures when coding.

The Ultimate Guide to On-Page Optimization

Jun 21, 2011 / Tips

We work with a great deal of very talented website designers and developers who create first-rate websites for their clients – aesthetically superb but not always the most search engine friendly they could be. Overall it can make the project more expensive for the client because it means that we as the SEOs have to…

The Forgotten Design

Jun 17, 2011 / Tips

Think about the last time you were in an airport and had to find your way to baggage claim, or in a restaurant and wanted to locate the restroom, or in an office building and needed to find your way to the parking garage. How’d you get there? More than likely, a basic sign –…

Strategies for Task Management Working with Clients

Jun 14, 2011 / Tips

Work as a freelancer can be challenging, there’s no doubt about that. Not just physically, but spending so much of your day coding projects and writing e-mail conversations can take its toll on your mental capabilities. Task management is a huge part of running a successful freelance business.

5 Web Design Blunders of Small Businesses

Jun 7, 2011 / Tips

You’ve decided to invest a lot of time and money into building a better web presence for your company. The last result you want to see from all this hard work and money is no growth in traffic or business from the new website. Before your company can reap the rewards of releasing a new…

Building Strategies for Written Website Content

Jun 1, 2011 / Tips

When you sit down initially to write out webpage content it may feel ultimately boring and a trivial task. But from a broader perspective you should understand just how powerful your writing will become. Each of your visitors interested in the content you write will spend at least a few seconds drilling through your pages….

7 Ways Designers & Developers Can Optimize Sites for Search Engines

May 18, 2011 / Tips

Web designers and developers have many responsibilities when it comes to building websites. From creating a solid layout for the front-end, to writing clean code so that the site runs bug free – there’s a lot involved. However, one thing that is often neglected and should fall on both the designer and developer is search…