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Top 30 Popular Forums and Bulletin Boards for Web Designers

October 20th, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Forums are basically modern form of communication originated from bulletin boards which are also recognized as computer conferencing systems.


These online communication systems enable everyone to request, share or discuss information on any topic. Read more…

15 Tips to Create Effective Popups for WordPress Sites

September 26th, 2016 - Filed under WordPress

Undoubtedly, User Experience plays a vital role in deciding the success of any website. While the benefits of an attractive web design with excellent and relevant contents are well-known, other key aspects like loading speed and hindrance-free navigation are not to be overlooked.


Use of Pop-ups remains a debatable topic in the web developers’ community. While the pioneers of the industry agree that pop-ups degrade the user experience largely, businesses still cannot refrain themselves from using few of them in their websites. Why? The answer to this is obvious. Pop-ups are a great way to drive more traffic, create larger brand awareness and most importantly make money. So, we have not seen much businesses compromising on this front till now. Read more…

15 Best Free Image Optimization Tools for Image Compression

July 13th, 2016 - Filed under Web Apps

A recent research on US.Net habits suggest that if any webpage takes longer than a second to load, most of the users will have already clicked elsewhere. Amazon, one of the leading retail marketers, has calculated that a page load slowdown of mere one second could cost it $1.6 billion in sales per year.


In one incident some time ago, Amazon has already paid the price of slowdown. Presence of video, images, CSS files, Javascript files etc can cause your site take more time to get loaded. Thus the need of an image optimizing tool comes into the picture. We have listed a few exclusive apps that are really effective when it comes to image optimization. Read more…

14 Common Blog Design Blunders You Can Avoid

June 14th, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Great content doesn’t mean much if it’s not read. And there are two ways to get your content read:

  • Promote it all over the place, so the traffic comes
  • Have a blog design that is appealing and user-friendly


One without the other means an epic fail. So, while you are producing that high quality content, take some time to look at your blog design as well, and check it against the following common blunders. Read more…

20 Free Photoshop Plugins You Shouldn’t let Slip

June 7th, 2016 - Filed under Graphic Design

Adobe Photoshop is the best photo manipulation tool you could ever find. It has an unrivalled set of tools and a community of third party developers who are constantly new add-ons to make PS more popular.


Regular, updated plugins and highly functional extensions continue to make Adobe Photoshop a must have tool. Below is a list of twenty free Photoshop plugins that, as a designer, you’ll feel compelled to try. Read more…

20 Online Typography Tools Designers Must Try

June 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Web Apps

Reading is one of the pillars of all user activity online. When it comes to web design, poor font choice, bad hyphenation or improper kerning can ruin the brightest graphic artworks. We cannot let that happen, so we’ve assembled a collection of typography tools, frameworks and resources that every designer should use in their work. These online instruments fall into four sub-categories.


Learning tools teach you the basics of typography skills, and provide you with means to try and test-drive various fonts. Inspirational tools let you combine existing fonts or create new ones of your own. Recognition tools can be of huge help if you have encountered a font you’d love to use, but are not aware of its name and origin. And finally, there are font libraries, where you can try and download open-source fonts or purchase licensed ones. Read more…

20 Icon Search Engines and Libraries Designers Should Know

May 27th, 2016 - Filed under Search Engines

Icons – “We’ve come a long way, baby.” Just consider how far icons have come since Xerox first developed theirs


to Microsoft’s Windows 7. Read more…

20 Code Optimization Tips for Your WordPress Sites

May 26th, 2016 - Filed under WordPress

What sense will it make to have an outstanding portfolio and a beautiful theme which is not search engine optimized? Yahoo, bing, and Google could be care less about your web design and pretty photos. They usually care about keywords, file names, tags and thousands of other extremely boring tech oriented things. But understanding of these “boring tech things” could really help you in achieving business success. Misunderstanding them could really put your business down.


Search engine optimization – SEO can help in improving quality as well as volume of traffic to your web site with the help of search engines such as Yahoo, Bing, Google etc. through the unpaid or natural search results on these search engines. Read more…

20 Podcasts All Designers and Developers Should Subscribe to

May 22nd, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

As Bob Dylan sang long before most of us were born, the world it is a changing, especially online. Okay, he didn’t sing that last part, but that doesn’t make it less true. If you want to stay up to date with the trends and what is going on you’ve got to keep your ear to the ground – or, even better, the speaker.


Here are some podcasts that can keep you up to speed about developments and insights in the design and development world as well as what mistakes to look out for. Read more…

Top 13 Conversion Tools for Your Coding Needs

May 20th, 2016 - Filed under Web Development

Most of the web designers (if not all) usually leave the coding part to programmers or developers, as they either don’t have much time or lack the necessary coding skills to get the job done. In fact, at times even web designers with programming language favor recruiting developers to meet their coding need in a quick and accurate manner. After all, as designers, you will need to take care of several things like promoting and selling your designs.


Tip: If you’re having difficulty in finding the right sites where you can sell your designs, you can save your time by reading our other article on: Want to Sell Your Designs Online? Try These 12 E-Marketplaces. Read more…

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