Savvy web designers understand that websites have to do lots more than look good — they need to deliver ROI in the form of conversions. Whether your clients are selling directly through their website or using it to collect leads, every site you design should be the hub of their marketing efforts. As such, everything from…Continue Reading “Infographic: 2017 Web Design & UX Trends to Boost Conversions”

Using the canvas of HTML5 should have become second nature by now, but actually it’s still very rarely utilized by designers.  This could be in part due to the fact that the average business site has no great need to make use of canvas features, but that’s not always the case, and understanding how to…Continue Reading “Basic HTML5 Canvas Methods Every Designer Should Know”

A while back managed WordPress host WP Engine announced they were offering free unlimited staging for WordPress projects to freelancers and agencies. “Free and unlimited” aren’t usually things associated with services with real-world costs, but this offer from WP Engine is real and actually comes with some handy developer tools for working in WordPress. How…Continue Reading “Is WP Engine’s Free WordPress Staging for Developers Legit?”

Whenever I need an image for a blog post, I immediately start looking at free stock photo sites. There aren’t too many good ones out there, but it’s worth a shot to save a little money. If my efforts fail, I then move onto the paid, royalty-free stock photo sites, where I utilize some of…Continue Reading “Depositphotos.com Gives Designers a More Affordable and Flexible Stock Photo Solution”

HTML5 brought web development into a new era.  Unfortunately, many designers haven’t really caught on to its full potential, and actually are developing HTML4 pages with a simplified doctype and header section.  Looking at the source code, unless it is written by somebody who never worked in HTML4 or XHTML, you would often easily mistake…Continue Reading “Under-exploited HTML5 Features”

Before you start browsing through the web apps list, check the productivity tips outlined here to see if there are any you might be neglecting. You should find these productivity tips and project management principles to be of significant value in managing your day-to-day workflow processes. Or if that all feels too serious you might want to take a…Continue Reading “Probably the Best Web Apps for Designers and Teams”