Is My WordPress Theme Hurting My SEO? 

A properly configured and designed WordPress site can be awesome for SEO. As a matter of fact, WordPress is one of the leading CMS options for both experienced and inexperienced website developers and administrators because it’s so user-friendly and SEO-ready. It has virtually all you would need your website to possess for SEO purposes and integrates well with any external system you might want to use for your search engine optimization efforts. However, there is a hidden problem that often…...

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6 Design Rules You Should Break This Year

Although graphic design has many principles and guidelines, some designers stick too closely to the rules. By limiting yourself to hard and fast rules of design, you could be limiting the expression of your work.  Outdated design rules have no place in a graphic designer's toolbox and today’s clients are looking for savvy and a chance to be bold. The ability to push boundaries is a respected quality. These are a few of the design rules you should break this…...

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5 Popular Brands With Arguably Bad Fonts/Typography

Graphic designers understand that typography is more than just simple text. In a digital age, the way you convey your messages needs to account for what you say in addition to how you say it. In order to stand out or stay consistent, you can’t overlook the significance of choosing a font that truly represents your brand and connects with your consumers. It can be easy to overthink as a graphic designer. As you’re looking to be creative, inventive and…...

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How to Hack a WP Theme for Maximum Customization

Due to its vast network of dedicated developers and support staff, WordPress is THE most popular content management system (CMS). Over the past 15 years, WordPress has put together a pool of themes, enhancements and plugins that make for simple installation within most hosting platforms and easy plug-and-go design work. This superior quality and dedication to providing great products and exceptional services is why WordPress dominates the internet with 60% control of all sites that utilize a CMS and 32%…...

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7 Reasons Why File Backups are a Web Designer’s Best Friend

If you are a web designer, then you can understand the frustration of not having enough space to back up your files. With a microcosm of different digital and external file storage options, which is the right one for you? The most notorious of all file backups is probably an external hard drive, but with all the bulk, is there a better option? Many web designers may think so, with access to unlimited storage on cloud backups such as Dropbox.…...

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DIY Website Design: Expectations vs. Reality

If you are considering creating your own website to save money, you’ll want to consider the various factors that can delay the launch of a new website and generate extra expenses. You’re time as a business owner is invaluable. Don’t take it for granted. Consider the truths behind DIY web design as you make your decision. Expectation: It’s not going to take that much time. You’ve seen the ads where people boast that they can create a website in under…...

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What We Can Learn About Website Design From Video Games

While websites and video games rarely have the same goal, there is a lot of takeaways that web designers, graphic designers, UX experts and digital agency managers can glean from the video game industry. From the introduction of Pong in 1972, video games have been captivating users for hours upon hours of engaging entertainment. From the way that video game players interact with games to how they feel while playing, video game designers and creators have a great grasp of…...

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UX Explained in Fewer than 140 Characters

As a UX designer or digital agency, you have your regular sources of information that keep you up-to-date on industry happenings and best practices. However, you’ve likely found that different outlets can put out similar content. When you’re feeling like there’s a lull in inspirational content, take to Twitter for a diverse source of unique opinions, perspectives, statistics and UX news. Whether you feel isolated as the sole UX employee in your agency or you manage UX specialists and want…...

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Halloween Themed Web Design Freebies for the Month of October

Everyone is familiar with decorating their home or office for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. But does anyone get excited to decorate their website with themed designs? Updating your web design with some fun and spooky Halloween themed free resources can be fun, make your website appear updated, engaging, and more enjoyable for users to navigate through. Today, we will showcase a list of Halloween themed web design freebies for the month of October, including Halloween themed vectors, patterns,…...

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ReactJS – All You Need to Know About It

React is basically a JavaScript Library used by developers to build a user interface. It’s is painless to work with React resources that are available in tools, IDE’s, libraries etc. React is among the widely used framework in the sector. The report by the HackerRank 2018 Developer Skills showed that React created a big gap between the percentage of developers who are aware of the framework and the size of the current employer. This shows that it is now the…...

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