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  • What’s New in Ecommerce, February 2021

    There are some interesting shake-ups on the horizon for ecommerce: Experiential shopping, Virt-ical worlds, Au naturale models. We’re starting to see signs of them already — many of them spurred on thanks to the events of 2020. Below, we’re going to explore what’s going on with these new ecommerce trends and technologies and take a […]

    February 16, 2021

  • Tips for Maintaining a Legacy WordPress Website

    One of the best ways to measure how far technology has come is to use a legacy product. It’s true of devices like computers and smartphones. And it also applies to websites as well. For instance, compare a WordPress website you built recently with one from a decade ago. You’ll likely notice a lot of […]

    February 15, 2021

  • 25+ Business Name Generators to Simplify Your Startup

    Choosing a business name isn’t easy. After all, you want a business name that’s meaningful and memorable. You may choose a name that perfectly describes your brand, only to find it’s already taken. You may like a title, but trusted peers advise you against it. You may feel you’re continually returning to the drawing board, […]

    February 13, 2021

  • Exclusive Infographic: WordPress by the Numbers

    What is WordPress? It began as a simple CMS for building a blog, and it has evolved over the years into a complex ecosystem of tools and resources. WordPress can power ecommerce sites, interactive courses, art projects, and of course, it powers one or two blogs. Depending on who you ask, WordPress powers between 35% […]

    February 13, 2021

  • Travelers Entering UAE Receive A Special ‘Martian Ink’ Stamp Upon Arrival

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via TBWA/RAAD A special surprise greeted all visitors who arrived at UAE airports. On February 9, all travelers into the UAE received a Martian Ink stamp on their passports, in commemoration of the Hope Probe’s historic landing on Mars. The stamp, made by the UAE […]

    February 12, 2021

  • My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

    Designers often like to critique other designers. It’s just a natural side effect of being creative. We see a website or app and immediately start looking at how it all fits together. What challenges might have our brethren faced along the way? Would we have done anything differently? Of course, no designer is perfect. We […]

    February 12, 2021

  • 10 Must-Watch YouTube Channels for Web Designers

    This article is brought to you by 4Kdownload.com, a suite of video tools that help you make the most of YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, and many more popular resources. YouTube isn’t just for videos of cats snowboarding; it’s also a treasure trove of design tips, freebies, how-tos, career advice, and all-around creative inspiration. Whether you’re a […]

    February 12, 2021

  • 25 Beautiful Corporate Websites

    In today’s marketplace, every company needs an effective website. Of course, the purposes and needs of each company’s site will be unique, but every company should have a site that presents a professional image to visitors. That image should also be an accurate representation of the company and should work with other branding efforts to […]

    February 11, 2021

  • OkCupid’s Naughty Valentine’s Cards Could Help Close That Physical Distance

    Images by Josh McKenna for OkCupid We’re lucky to live in a time when, even in situations where physical interactions can’t exist, there are still umpteen ways to communicate with others. With online dating apps, you can get acquainted with someone, skip the awkward rejection process, and, in your own time and convenience, see if […]

    February 11, 2021

  • Page Transitions: Creative Examples, Resources and some Tips

    Page transitions are a fundamental part of website navigation and user experience, they help to create visual continuity and entertain the user while all…

    February 11, 2021

  • 10 Best Alternatives to Google Analytics in 2021

    When you think of installing analytics, you probably reach for Google Analytics. And you wouldn’t be alone. The platform’s tight integration with SEO and the implication that using Google products is beneficial to ranking means that Google Analytics is the most commonly installed analytics solution globally. Google Analytics isn’t a bad choice: it’s free, it’s […]

    February 11, 2021

  • Amazing Examples of Vector Art for Your Inspiration

    Browsing the work of talented designers is a great way to spark your own creativity and to boost your motivation to further develop your own skills. This can apply to all different types of design, and today we’re focusing specifically on vector art. Here you’ll find 35 examples of vector art from various designers. Hopefully […]

    February 10, 2021

  • Ultimate Roundup of Photoshop Custom Shapes

    For graphic designers, custom shapes for Photoshop can prove to be a huge timesaver. Custom shapes are a preset similar to brushes, gradients, patterns, and layer styles. Photoshop comes with a small selection of shapes pre-installed and you can download and install other sets of shapes, or create your own. Custom shapes are vectors, so […]

    February 10, 2021

  • 5 Web Design Trends and Ideas for 2021

    One of the few bright spots in 2020 has been the creativity companies and individuals alike have exhibited in dealing with what, at times, seemed to be overwhelming problems. The world of web design was no different. Designers and agencies had to adapt and implement new color schemes or design new shopping experiences, which made […]

    February 10, 2021

  • 23 Exciting New Tools for Designers, February 2021

    We’re going to try something a little different this month; with this roundup of tools and resources for designers, we’re going to pick a few of our favorites and group everything else in a manner that makes it even easier to find elements that will work for you, and your projects, right now. Here’s what’s […]

    February 9, 2021

  • Awesome Examples of Website Testimonials Done Right

    Testimonials can be very powerful for helping to establish trust and encouraging visitors to buy, sign up, fill out a form, or take whatever action you are after. For websites and online businesses testimonials can be even more useful than traditional businesses because visitors are often skeptical or hesitant to trust someone online. Website testimonials […]

    February 5, 2021

  • Top 9 Tips For Optimizing Images in 2021

    The ‘need for speed’ is an essential item on every website’s bucket list these days. And why not? Enhanced speed is directly responsible for converting traffic into paying clients. Anyone in any industry wishes to boost their website’s loading speed, providing an improved user experience. Plus, don’t forget that escalated site speeds also escalates the […]

    February 5, 2021

  • adidas Teams Up With Underwear Brand Wolford To Create Charming Retro Activewear

    Image via Wolford adidas has partnered with underwear brand Wolford for a collection of stylish workout gear that looks luxurious. Inspired by 80s and 90s nostalgia, the three-piece activewear collection is designed to provide maximum comfort and support without compromising on performance. The Sheer Motion line consists of seamless garments, including a cropped long-sleeved top, […]

    February 3, 2021

  • Why Is Focusing on Long-Term Goals So Difficult?

    Business advice often goes a little something like this: Think about where you want to be in five or ten years, then work towards making it happen. That sure sounds nice. But, like most advice, it’s much easier said than done. For web designers and developers, long-term goals often take a back seat to what’s […]

    February 3, 2021

  • How To Start a Blog In 5 Simple Steps

    Follow this guide and learn how to start a blog today, with no technical skills required. There are five simple steps you’ll need to take, and I’ll guide you through the process (don’t worry, it’s simple). Starting a blog is a great way to share your thoughts and ideas, reach a targeted audience, and make […]

    February 2, 2021

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