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To wireframe or not to wireframe?

There are many ways to improve your efficiency when working in any media based industry. One of the simplest and most effective ways I’ve found is to “draw your map”. Drawing your map is essentially the process of taking your task at hand, and mocking it up into a visual form. This can be anything as simple as writing down…

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15 Powerful Social Media Tips

Social media is ever-changing and ever-growing. Of course, this is true of the internet in general, but even more so when talking about social media. Facebook, Google+, Twitter and countless others are constantly evolving and changing based on their users’ reading, browsing and posting habits. Of course, this is good news. It does mean that social media will continue to…

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Building a Simple Reddit API Webapp using jQuery

The growing number of 3rd party APIs have created a tremendous group of enthusiastic developers. But without time to research documentation this leaves some people curious without any means to actually build anything. I like toying around with these APIs because most are quite simple and easy to follow along once you understand the basics. For this tutorial I want…

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20 Elite Themeforest Authors Reveal Their 5 Favourite Web Design Tools

I bet you think that WordPress theme development needs tons of web design tools? Well, think again. Recently I asked 20 elite authors from Themeforest a simple question: “If you could only use five design tools for WordPress development, which tools would you choose?“ My overall goal was to discover what actually are the best and most popular WordPress development…

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Creating Timeless Designs

We’ve all seen examples of ‘classic’ design – work that gets talked about for months, years, and even decades after it has served its initial purpose. Even people who have no idea what the original design was even used for will discuss its beauty, simplicity, and timelessness. What goes into creating work of that caliber? Today, we’re going to explore…

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A Look Back at the Popular Web Design Trends from 2013

This year has brought powerful new UI concepts, open source projects, and new hacks/tricks for web designers and developers. Those who are interested in what makes good web design have probably noticed the steady improvements. Looking back even one decade to 2003 you’ll find the Internet and the WWW have come a long way. In this article I want to…

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Designing a Successful Mobile Commerce App

A bad mobile app can make or break a company’s image and revenues. In fact, Google reports that 79% of surveyed respondents indicated they would turn to a competitor’s app after a bad mobile experience. Mobile commerce is steadily increasing with some brands such as JackThreads reporting 50% of sales from mobile. Brands that are excelling at m-commerce have done…

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Tips for Finding Flow

It’s late in the day and you’re working hard on a project. Hours have seemingly flown by in a flash. You haven’t eaten anything since this morning, but you don’t really feel hungry. The only times you’ve moved have been to refill your coffee and even as you are pouring a cup, your mind is churning over this project –…

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Flat Illustration in Web Design

At the moment it does seem that every newly launched site or app has adopted the flat design trend. What started just over a year ago as merely a unique design concept, has now exploded into a phenomenon that has literally changed the face of UI design. Perhaps forever. Some web designers have even taken flat design that little bit…

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Markdown Tools and Editors

When it comes to writing without any obstructions, the choices are plenty. There are many users who prefer the good old visual editor — however, most of the time, writers and developers tend to struggle when writing proper text using HTML markup. Similarly, even though the visual editor is easy to use, it can appear limiting to many users. It…