Creating Content that Sells

Content is the most essential aspect on web, as it is for offline magazines and newspapers. It doesn’t matter what kind of website you own, it should carry content. Content is the difference between successful websites/magazines, and not so successful websites/magazines. Promotion and marketing of sites and magazines are equally important to make them successful, yet content is far more…

3 Forward, 2 Back – The Proper Way to Fail

We all go through it at one time or another. You’re working on a project and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get it to “work.” The colors are wrong, the type is inappropriate, the composition is hideous – it’s just a mess and you eventually write it off as a failure. Sometimes you have…

Responsive Design 101

It wasn’t too long ago that designers didn’t really need to worry how websites looked on mobile phones and tablets. Phones weren’t yet really practical for web viewing, and before the iPad, tablets were more of a novelty than an essential. Obviously, all that has changed and most tech experts predict that in the next few years, likely sooner rather…

Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

A fundamental difference between programming intensive web-development work and graphic-focused web-design is that everyone – client to business associates – has an opinion and an alternative vision for the latter. The technically-steep learning curve of coding, whether it be the front-end or server-side configuration, tends to elicit few opinions and observations, simply because only a handful of clients actually possess…

jCSML – A New Cross Platform Animation Library

With mobile access and tablets, cross-platform media compatibility has become one of the most important features for new web technologies. With Adobe Flash not being supported on iOS and HTML5 not being native to earlier versions of Internet Explorer, the jCS Media Library has arrived just in time. The developers of jCSML originally created the library to streamline the development…

Incredible Examples of Origami Paper Art

Paper is a very delicate medium, yet it can, as this post proves, create beautiful and powerful art. Originally from Japan, the art of paper folding, as I am sure you will know, is called origami. Over the years its popularity has extended to all corners of the globe and has reached such a detailed and intricate level that it…

50 Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs

All designers should have a healthy collection of resources in their toolbox. Always ready for any possible scenario. So, just to help your collection we have for you today 50 fresh and free texture packs that are freely available to download. Rock Texture Pack Download Page → 13 XL Dark Textures Download Page → Grunge Bokeh Texture Pack Download Page…

Reasons to Become a Freelancer

For me personally becoming a freelancer was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. Being a freelancer beats all jobs I have had in the past and maybe more that 99% of all potential jobs I could realistically expect to have. And I certainly can’t complain of lack of lucrative offers, even now, when I am off the market…