15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch

Rachel Sanders  •  Inspiration  •  August 10, 2017
15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch

Design inspiration can come from almost anywhere. TED Talks can be one of those sources of inspiration with graphic and web designers from all over the world sharing their wins and fails, experiences and stories. Video talks can last anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour and topics are wide-ranging. If you need an inspirational jumpstart, try a TED Talk. These 15 videos...

CaptainForm – A Hero Form Builder

Doru Ciobanu  •  Plugins  •  August 9, 2017
CaptainForm – A Hero Form Builder

CaptainForm is a five-star WordPress plugin that takes form building to another level. Forms were never a top priority for CMS developers. Basic functionality exists in most content management systems, however, implementation is limited. Other than basic subscription or contact forms, you are limited in what you can  do with built-in functionality. Even the almighty...

How to Upload Themes and Plugins on WordPress.com

Andrian  •  WordPress  •  August 8, 2017
How to Upload Themes and Plugins on WordPress.com

WordPress announced the implementation of long-waited functionality to upload and use themes and plugins to WordPress.com. If you download or purchase a WordPress theme or plugin, you can upload it to your WordPress.com website. People love WordPress because it’s absolutely customizable. With support for plugins and third-party themes, WordPress.com business customers...

Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  August 7, 2017
Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

A user’s first impression of your site can be a lasting one. In the first few seconds, a person decides to stick with your content or move on. They will also make decisions about whether your site fits their needs. And that first impression has a lot to do with sex. Male and female users often look to the web for different experiences. The look of your site can instantly...

How to Move a WordPress Website from HTTP to HTTPS/SSL

Agbonghama Collins  •  WordPress  •  August 4, 2017
How to Move a WordPress Website from HTTP to HTTPS/SSL

Google announced that it has started using HTTPS as a ranking signal. And that has implications for your site and whether it uses an HTTP or HTTPS protocol. For now, it’s only a very lightweight signal affecting fewer than 1 percent of global search queries, and carrying less weight than other signals (such as high-quality content) in order to give website owners time to...

What Typography Means in Email & How to Choose the Best Fonts

Kevin  •  Design  •  August 3, 2017
What Typography Means in Email & How to Choose the Best Fonts

The thumb rule for marketing anything is to package it in a visually appealing way. Shapes, images, colors and appropriate typography come together to draw viewers’ attention to your product. In this article, we shall be focussing on the impact that typography in your email has on the overall user experience and how to choose your email fonts to create uniformity across all...

MailOptin Review – The Best WordPress List Building and Automated Newsletters Plugin

Andrian  •  Plugins  •  August 2, 2017
MailOptin Review – The Best WordPress List Building and Automated Newsletters Plugin

How many times have you been told email list building is dead? You have probably heard that boring line many times over, but the money is still in the list and that’s why companies keep building the email list. Behind the lies of email list building being dead is the frustration of people who can’t find the right tools to effectively and efficiently make lead generation...

Best Examples of Websites That Use Slides Framework

Andrian  •  Websites Examples  •  July 31, 2017
Best Examples of Websites That Use Slides Framework

By now, you’ve probably heard about Slides Framework, an easy-to-use website builder that helps you get a site up and running in no time. If you haven’t tried Slides yet, this dose of visual inspiration might be just the thing for you. All of the websites below are mini-case studies that show exactly what Slides Framework can do. From simple landing pages to more complex...

What to Expect When Designing for Startups

Jenna Scaglione  •  Design  •  July 27, 2017
What to Expect When Designing for Startups

Designing for startups can feel more like a whirlwind than an actual design project. The process can be a rough road to travel if you are not prepared for the full experience. Thankfully, startups are realizing the need for effective web design and many are hiring professionals like you to get the job done correctly. Great design is becoming more and more important as business...

How to Protect Your Design Work on the Internet

Jenna Scaglione  •  Design  •  July 25, 2017
How to Protect Your Design Work on the Internet

Are you worried about people stealing your designs after you publish them on the web? Web designers are faced with a “catch 22” situation. To attract new clients, they must showcase their work and put it on display on the internet. Yet, by doing so, they are more vulnerable to thievery. The possibility of people taking their work and re-publishing it or using it for their...