Dash Helps You Collect Information in One Place

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources, Tools  •  October 13, 2014
Dash Helps You Collect Information in One Place

Do you ever think you just have too much information to keep up with it all? From Twitter to news feeds to weather to your personal or business site, it can take all day just to see what’s happening online. Dash helps you keep up with everything in one place. The service allows you to create realtime dashboards for your website, your business and your life. What is...

Product Design Process & Documentation Essentials (Part 1)

Chris Bank  •  Design  •  October 10, 2014
Product Design Process & Documentation Essentials (Part 1)

From the zipper to apps like Dropbox for iOS, every product gets put to paper (or onto the screen) before they come to life. The design stage is a right of passage for all products — they’re either desirable or they just don’t make the cut. Source: Product Design The definition of product design is pretty simplistic — but today’s world requires endless...

Collection of Free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Mockups

Nataly Birch  •  Graphics, Resources  •  October 8, 2014
Collection of Free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Mockups

“The first bite is with the eye.” Although this originally applied to cookery, it is hard not to agree that the same goes for any presentation, and UI designs are no exception. If you want your product not only come to the market but also sell well then you should put it forward through an eye-catching and lavish presentation. And for mobile applications, especially...

Helpful Tips to Improve Your Checkout Conversions

Paula Borowska  •  Design, UX Design, Website Design  •  October 6, 2014
Helpful Tips to Improve Your Checkout Conversions

Believe it or not but the checkout process starts much earlier than when someone is literally making a purchase from their online cart. In order to improve checkout conversions, you need to ensure that the whole shopping experience is wonderful; this way users are more convinced to actually buy your products. In this post I want to go over the buying funnel on eCommerce...

How to Get Social Share Counts in WordPress

Agbonghama Collins  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  October 3, 2014
How to Get Social Share Counts in WordPress

You will be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t belong to a social media network these days. Virtually all social networks provide buttons that simplify the process of sharing website content to their platforms. To take advantage of the large user base and high engagement of social networks and bookmarking sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and StumbleUpon),...

How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

Tomas Laurinavicius  •  Design, Website Design  •  October 2, 2014
How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

Creating websites is getting more and more complex and is usually not a one person job. It is important to ensure that design is consistent and optimized to meet business objectives and create enjoyable experiences for users. One of the ways to ensure that team is on the same page when designing separate parts of the website or saving designs from developers is to create...

Build a Responsive Grid System in LESS with Recursive Mixins

David East  •  HTML, Tutorials  •  September 30, 2014
Build a Responsive Grid System in LESS with Recursive Mixins

Ever wanted to build your own responsive grid system? It’s easier than you think. LESS has a feature known as recursive mixins, which can generate code that we’d otherwise have to type by hand. A recursive mixin acts as a loop, executing a snippet of CSS until a stopping point is reached. In this video tutorial, we will cover the fundamentals of recursive mixins....

Primer on Web-Based Grid Systems

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  September 23, 2014
Primer on Web-Based Grid Systems

What’s in a grid? A grid-style framework is the backbone to almost any web design project, providing the structure for your site as well as a way to organize content, elements and images. There are a variety of grid systems out there that you can buy or download free. You can also create your own if you are feeling ambitious. But one thing is for sure, you can probably...

Maintenance Mode for WordPress – Plugin Review

Agbonghama Collins  •  Plugins, WordPress  •  September 19, 2014
Maintenance Mode for WordPress – Plugin Review

When upgrading a website to a new design, carrying out bug fixes at the backend and updating the website core CMS, themes and plugins works best when the site is placed in maintenance mode while you are working. When a website is in maintenance mode, public access is blocked and a splash page (informing visitors that the site is down for maintenance) displayed. If your...

New iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Will Impact Designers

Paula Borowska  •  App Design, Design  •  September 18, 2014
New iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Will Impact Designers

Apple announced a few new and great products on Sept. 9. But what does it mean for designers? Whether you were impressed with the keynote or not, we can all learn some lessons about what was said during the presentation. With more products to choose from, there are many things that will impact designers. Bigger Diversity in Screens It’s obvious with two new iPhones that as...