QR Codes: Clutter or Vital Element in Business Card Design?

Anyone who picks up a newspaper or magazine should be familiar with the recent appearance of odd looking square boxes that continue popping up in business card design. These boxes are actually referred to as Quick Response Codes or QR Codes. QR Codes are similar to standard bar codes that appear on most consumer products; […]

How Web Designers should Choose Website Hosting for Their Clients

If you are a web designer, you are going to have to choose between four types of hosting for your client’s websites; VPS hosting (Virtual Private Server), reseller hosting, dedicated hosting or shared hosting. Not only do you (a web designer) have to choose the type of website hosting, you are also going to have […]

Avoiding Common Design Clichés

We live in a world where collaboration is important. It’s natural to be influenced by others to a certain degree and sometimes, this is a great thing. In design however, it’s way too easy to allow your influences to get a little heavy, to the point that all you’re doing is jumping on the aesthetic […]

Why Should You Care About HTML5

HTML5 has been around for sometime and most of the websites you visit every day have some sort of HTML5 coding on it. If you have a fairly advanced site or looking to add some new design elements that previous versions of HTML doesn’t do, you might want to look into updating your site so […]

How to Add Custom Fonts to WordPress

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about using custom fonts on your design projects. What I didn’t mention was how to add these custom web fonts to any websites including WordPress sites. After a reader asked about we can add these fonts to a website, I decided I would write an article listing […]

30 Fantastic Fantasy Illustrations

30 Fantastic Fantasy Illustrations Fantasy illustrators have the incredible ability to imagine phenomenal creatures and scenes and then capture their ideas on digital and physical palettes. Some artists enjoy fantasy design purely for their own pleasure, others create for the purpose of using for poster printing or canvas printing, and others are required to create […]

Dress to impress, It’s what I say!

I like to think of blogging like going out on a date or inviting someone into your home. First impressions mean everything to our human species. We make fast judgments on other people we see and come to conclusions of who they might be or what they will act like. These same first time impressions […]

Fluid Vs Fixed Design: Which is Better?

For as long I can remember, the question I am always asked or ask myself when working a design is, “Which is better? Fixed or fluid design?” This is a great question and the answer is it depends. Personally, I prefer a fixed design. Today, I decided it was time to talk about fixed and […]

Tips for Choosing Website Colors

Selecting the appropriate colors for your site is as vital as choosing content and graphics. Colors affect people in many ways. Certain colors can arouse particular emotions in people. These emotional reactions can influence your company’s image in the mind of visitors and have a major impact on your brand. If you doubt that colors […]

3 Ways To Find Scripts and CMS’s Running on a Website

Have you ever come across a website and wondered what CMS (content management system)they are using or what plugins a site is using, maybe what JavaScripts/jQuery scripts the site has installed? If so, then you are in luck. Recently, I found three tools that can help you find out more information about a site. Why […]

Organized to Attract: Why Organizing Your Site is a Traffic Turn On

As businesses grow and expand, so do their websites. Unfortunately, many webmasters confuse content with clutter. Growth and expansion is a good thing as long as it’s managed and controlled. But site managers often let themselves get carried away with the notion that bigger is better. What they fail to realize is that when it […]

11 of the Best PhotoShop Tutorials Created in March

Its that time again for our monthly series that showcase the best PhotoShop Tutorials created each month. Instead of listing all tutorials created each month as some sites do, we only share those we feel are the best, our favorites, or will be useful for most of our readers. If you missed last month’s showcase, […]