20 Websites To Improve Your Web Design and Development Skills

Most web designers and web developers started by teaching themselves techniques and methods, found on the web. Very few of them actually followed some courses or went to design schools. The best way of learning web design and web development is to learn by yourself, that's where passion and commitement show up. Self-taught designers and developers have learned a lot from websites which provide well structured information, tutorials and useful articles. Today, we selected 20 of the best websites for…...

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6 Web Design Client Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Even though the most important (and the core) activity that web designers are paid for is obviously designing itself, a total of zero design-related mistakes have made this list. How is that even possible? Well, first of all, who am I to say that my design practices are better than yours? But even more importantly, working with clients requires more skills than just a good feel for up-to-date design. Not having a quality contract Let's start the list with one…...

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Is Your Branding Hurting Your Marketing? A Checklist.

The number one thing a marketer should have in their arsenal is a fantastic product. A product that they believe in and that will truly benefit their customers. However, with the web & social media, chances are the customer will see your brand before meet you. Having solid branding is no longer a luxury but a necessity in staying competitive with the market. Putting so much time & money in to both, you don't want your marketing message to conflict…...

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Web Design Best Practices For SEO – Flash, HTML5 or Javascript?

With the latest SEO practices and Search Engine functionality updates, your traditional web design practices might be at stake. Read below to find out if you need to abandon your old practices and adopt new technologies to conform to the current SEO world. SEO is the first priority for most online businesses as they drive traffic and revenue from search engines. Let's look below to determine the best SEO practices when it comes to web design. Responsive Web Design: Responsive…...

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20 Really Helpful Infographics and Cheats for Designers

We've compiled a list of 20 infographics and cheatsheets to help you be more productive in your design process. From Adobe keyboard shortcuts cheatsheets to typography and logo infographics, these will surely help you get better at what you do. Learn what makes up a great logo, how to combine colors, use Photoshop shortcuts and more, with these awesome and useful infographics! iOS and Android Design Cheatsheet In order to make app designing a lot easier, the guys from Kinvey…...

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20 Hilarious ‘Clients from Hell’ Quotes from Designers

As a freelance designer it is practically impossible if you haven't met already a client who made your life a living hell! They're impossible to miss, but once you're done with them and finished your project, you'll have some really funny memories! There's an awesome, amusing website named ClientsFromHell where you'll find lots of hilarious quotes from terrible clients. After a hard day at work, you may want to check it out, to get your daily dose of laughter. Here's some…...

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20 Adobe Illustrator Tips, Tricks & Resources for Designing for Web in Illustrator

Although many designers have preferred to use Photoshop for designing website graphics and mockups in the past, Adobe Illustrator is gaining popularity in this arena. As a graphic designer, Illustrator has always been my default program but when I got a job where I would no longer be designing for print but for web I was worried that the two wouldn't be compatible. However the more I use Illustrator to create for the web I find that is completely web friendly and has many wonderful features for…...

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Massive Design Bundle from CrazyPixels – 97% Off

[button color="red" size="medium" link="http://www.mightydeals.com/deal/crazypixels-bundle.html?ref=webdesigndevcrazypixelspost" target="blank" ]Download The Bundle[/button] Do you lack design skills to tackle certain project? Or perhaps you simply don't have time to create certain and constantly look for design items online? Whatever your reason, you should check out CrazyPixels, a helpful website dedicated to Web design full of inspirational articles, free resources and Photoshop tutorials. They've also put together this invaluable Design Bundle full of over 100 high-quality resources at a staggeringly low price! What's included? 40+…...

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Web Framework Overview: Foundation by Zurb

If you aren't already familiar with Zurb, they're a "nimble team doing mighty things". In other words they are a product design company from Campbell, CA. One of the most amazing products which they have designed is the Foundation web framework. Foundation is touted as "the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world". That title does not come easily in the land of web frameworks. So what makes foundation so special? In my opinion it is the Rapid Prototyping…...

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8 Homepage Design Tweaks That Make Your Website More Successful

The basic rules of web design are quite well-known in the community, so to speak. I mean, everyone knows (even people outside of the design world) that a good homepage is one that's not cluttered, only contains essential info and is direct to the point. However, there are some specific tweaks/adjustments that you can take into account when working on the homepage of your next project to make it even better. In the end, the whole game is about creating…...

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