8 Things Every WordPress Developer Should Know

Jun 4, 2013 / Tips

WordPress is certainly a great tool, and it’s quite easy to get started. You can count on a lot of good resources (like this humble blog) and you can even dig into WP’s source code if you know PHP quite well.

15 Tips for a Conversion Friendly Ecommerce Site

May 30, 2013 / Tips

An ecommerce site needs to be conversion friendly. The site must attract visitors and convert them into paying customers. Improved conversions are a direct result of a site that offers a satisfying shopping experience. When designing ecommerce sites, you need to make sure your site has been designed from a target shopper’s point of view….

Applying Agile Principles to Design

May 24, 2013 / Tips

Chances are, you’ve heard about the myriad ways in which the agile development method is changing the face of software development. If you’ve worked in the design world, you may even have given agile a try yourself, or at least found yourself the victim of an overeager manager who wanted to “shake things up” and…

7 CSS and JavaScript Performance Tips

May 14, 2013 / Tips

Have you ever thought about how many customers you lose by having a slow site? And I’m not talking about file size only, as we rely on browser capacities to understand our code, we need to consider the processing time also.

Getting Started with WordPress Post Formats

May 9, 2013 / Tips

Since WP 3.1, we’ve had post formats. Most people don’t know what that is and most developers don’t make use of this great tool. You should know about it since we’ll probably have a great increase on post formats usage with the upcoming WP 3.6 version. There we’ll find a better post formats UI, and…

Modernizr & YepNope Tips

May 2, 2013 / Tips

Every day we have new and better browser versions. Real browsers (like Firefox and Chrome) have reached their 20th version a while ago, and the awesome features list is just increasing. On the other hand, we as developers must ensure that our products work fine in older browsers (but not IE6 kind of older), since…

2013 Color Trends on the Web

Apr 30, 2013 / Tips

Just like every other element of web design, color palettes follow fads that are constantly evolving. This year’s color trends are as diverse as they are compelling; brights and neons combine with greyscale to add some zing to clean, modern styles, while pastel palettes lend a softness to playful, cartoony designs. And from one end…

Freelance vs. Agency – Which is Better at Selling Web Design?

Apr 24, 2013 / Tips

Prior to selling my web agency last year and starting uGurus, a new venture to help web professionals become more profitable, I pitched a lot of website projects. Unfortunately for a lot of freelancers, I was the “other company” that the customer decided to move forward with. Like Beatrix vs. Master Pai Mei, it wasn’t a…

Good Web Design Is All About The User

Apr 2, 2013 / Tips

It’s easy to get caught up in the private world of web design, spending too much time playing with the latest CSS tricks, or flipping through the coolest design showcases. You start forgetting that your work isn’t all about being on the cutting edge and snagging a web design award or two. The reality is…

The Benefits of Working on Freelance Projects

Mar 20, 2013 / Tips

I often read about designers who cannot stand freelancing yet continue to use this path for solid income. I suppose there is nothing wrong with hating your job, but some designers actually enjoy freelancing. It is not a career choice that many people would keep for decades. But it does offer a unique lifestyle of…