Freelancers, this is How you Could Increase your Income

Adrian  •  Themes  •  July 13, 2016
Freelancers, this is How you Could Increase your Income

Studies conducted last year show that 50% of the freelancers questioned expected their income to continue to increase, and a third of them reported an increasing demand for their work. What does it mean for you? That 2016 is the perfect time to be a freelancer, especially a web design one, since the demand for freelancing services is steadily increasing. If your objective in...

Prototyping in the Browser: Tips and Tools for Designers

Jake Rocheleau  •  Website Design  •  July 12, 2016
Prototyping in the Browser: Tips and Tools for Designers

The task of prototyping a website is an extensive process of creating a basic wireframe with interactive features. While a wireframe may be static images or sketches, a prototype is often interactive with functionality for all the major pages. Graphic editing programs have always been the most popular choice for prototyping. But in recent years more developers are switching to...

Crafting a Successful Onboarding Experience for New Users

Paula Borowska  •  UX Design  •  July 6, 2016
Crafting a Successful Onboarding Experience for New Users

The term onboarding comes from the HR department. It was originally used to refer to new hires and having them “acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders.” If you replace the aspect of new hires with new users the idea is exactly the same. Think of it as part of the whole signing up user journey....

JavaScript Unit Testing For Beginners

Jake Rocheleau  •  Coding  •  July 1, 2016
JavaScript Unit Testing For Beginners

Developers should love the security of unit tests. Nobody loves writing unit tests, but the peace of mind they bring can easily be worth the extra work. Unit tests check blocks of code to ensure that they all run as expected. This is very common for traditional software development and now very common in web development too. But how exactly does JavaScript fit into the unit...

How to Create a Perfect Color Scheme [Infographic]

Diana Valeanu  •  Design  •  June 29, 2016
How to Create a Perfect Color Scheme [Infographic]

Nothing can make a project stand out or identify your brand or business like color. Just think: What would the “Golden Arches” of McDonald’s be without the signature red and gold? When it comes to creating the perfect color scheme, there are plenty of things to consider. Established branding is important and should be honored if colors already exist. But if not, the...

20 Great Examples of Website Gamification

Nataly Birch  •  Websites Examples  •  June 27, 2016
20 Great Examples of Website Gamification

Modern web technologies open up new horizons for the creatives. If you still mourn the death of Flash, then you are likely to miss unique and ample opportunities provided by WebGL, HTML5 and other advanced libraries and languages. The time has come to leave past in the past and embrace cutting-edge solutions that bring to life outstanding projects full of dynamics and...

Principles of Chatbots Design

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  June 23, 2016
Principles of Chatbots Design

Are chatbots in the future of website design? These little bits of artificial intelligence are starting to pop up everywhere – whether you notice them for what they are or not. Here, we’re going to take a look at what makes chatbots work and how to make the most of including one in your website design. What is a Chatbot? A chatbot, which refers to a chatting robot, is a...

Bootstrap 4 Tutorial: Working with npm, Grunt.js and Sass (Part 2)

Sam Norton  •  Bootstrap, Coding  •  June 22, 2016
Bootstrap 4 Tutorial: Working with npm, Grunt.js and Sass (Part 2)

Firstly read the Bootstrap 4 Tutorial: Working with npm, Grunt.js and Sass (Part 1). Bootstrap 4 comes with an official Sass port for the framework. If you are not familiar with Sass, implementing it via Bootstrap can be a little tricky. In the previous article, we installed, configured and customized npm and Grunt.js setups for faster development. In this article, were going...

Bootstrap 4 Tutorial: Working with npm, Grunt.js and Sass (Part 1)

Sam Norton  •  Bootstrap, Coding  •  June 20, 2016
Bootstrap 4 Tutorial: Working with npm, Grunt.js and Sass (Part 1)

Bootstrap 4 offers a variety of options for installation making it easy for developers to install using package managers such as Bower, Composer, Meteor and npm or manually using source files. In previous tutorials, we worked on source files in Bootstrap 4. But on this two part series tutorial we’re going to look on how we can use node package manager (npm) and grunt.js...

The Complete Social Media Icons Set [EPS, PSD, CSS]

Ahmed Kaludi  •  Icons  •  June 15, 2016
The Complete Social Media Icons Set [EPS, PSD, CSS]

Is it time to mix up the social media icons on your website? Try Candy, a new social media icon set from designer Ahmed Kaludi. The set has everything you need to help users engage and share on dozens of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Vine, LinkedIn, Reddit and more. The set comes with 60 — yes, 60! — icons in PSD, EPS and CSS...