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  • How to Improve Your Website and Increase Conversions with Crazy Egg

    How to Improve Your Website and Increase Conversions with Crazy Egg

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 25, 2014

    We are all looking for ways to get more users to visit our sites and click around, right? Of course we are. But how can you make it happen? Tools like Google Analytics are a great...

  • 10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

    10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

    Carrie Cousins  •  February 19, 2014

    One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to pull off successfully. You have...

  • Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

    Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 27, 2014

    Now that 2013 is in the books, many companies are releasing annual data reports. From annual reports to year in review documentation, company reports are likely an important...

  • Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design

    Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  January 7, 2014

    It seems like everyone is using a white background these days. Gone are the dark and patterns that have been a big part of the design process for a while. And while using a white...

  • Using Space to Create a Simple and Effective Design

    Using Space to Create a Simple and Effective Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 23, 2013

    Sometimes the most effective design technique involves nothing at all. And it is quite intentional. Space can be one of the greatest tools in your design kit. It can make text...

  • Holiday Themed Websites: How to Avoid Cliche Design

    Holiday Themed Websites: How to Avoid Cliche Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  December 9, 2013

    You may be feeling the pressure to turn you website into a sea of Santas and red and green. But don’t do it. There are plenty of ways to create subtle changes on your site...

  • Design Inspiration: Designers to Follow on Pinterest

    Design Inspiration: Designers to Follow on Pinterest

    Carrie Cousins  •  November 4, 2013

    I can be inspired by almost any type of visual, and Pinterest is one of my favorite places to find visual inspiration. From design projects to websites to DIY projects, there is a...

  • Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration

    Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 28, 2013

    It’s not just web design that should inspire us to create great websites. You can also be inspired by almost anything in the world around you. You never know when something...

  • What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

    What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 15, 2013

    Almost everywhere you look someone is talking about or calling themselves either a web designer or web developer. But what does it all really mean? Who really is a designer or...

  • Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

    Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

    Carrie Cousins  •  October 9, 2013

    Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new Apple iOS, are you ready to design for it? And if you already have an app running on the platform, chances are that you designed...