Usability Rules for Content Sites

Content sites, such as blogs, article directories, image galleries, video galleries, etc. are a major category of sites and if you haven’t designed such a site until now, you can be sure that sooner or later you will. Designing a content site is in many aspects easier than designing a corporate site but it has its specifics. Most of the…

WordPress Plugins to Help Make Your Site Responsive

With the galloping development of modern technologies the screen size margin of your readership can be anything in-between a 30″ desktop monitor and the iPhone’s 3.5″ screen.Responsive design techniques kills two birds with a single stone by helping improve user experience by displaying a screen sized optimized version of your website. Here is a list of the most useful responsive…

Getting Started Building iPhone Apps in Xcode 4.2

The newest version of Xcode comes packaged with a few noticeable interface changes. For beginners and intermediate users it can be difficult figuring out even the most basic functionality. And although Apple’s online documentation is well-written, it’s certainly not friendly for the average user. So in this guide I’d like to put together some basic steps for building any iOS…

Should You Keep Your Website Open Source?

When you enter the world of web hosting, you will find yourself inundated with options. Choosing a hosting company is only the beginning. Even after you have a domain, account, and all of the preliminary tasks out of the way, you still have to build a website. Many options out there are proprietary, sold by commercial vendors and private developers,…

Making the Perfect Project Pitch

Freelancing offers you maximum flexibility to choose the projects that best compliment your skills, passions and interests. Without doubt, this is one of the most obvious advantages in becoming a freelancer. However, in this economic climate the ability to only choose the projects that most attract you must take a back seat, and you should rather spend your efforts on…

Things My Clients Hate. What about Yours?

I have been a freelancer for almost a decade now and in the course of these years, I have had dozens of clients and hundreds of projects. While no two clients are the same, I have noticed some common things many of my clients hate. For truth’s sake, I try to avoid these things, especially when I really value the…

45 Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

When we talk about image editing or photo enhancement, Adobe Photoshop is the first thing that comes to our minds. The software itself is hard to learn and harder to master though. Thanks to the many tutorials available though, even novices can learn the tricky techniques used by the pros fairly easily. Selecting the best tutorials from a pool containing…