Working for other people can be a horrible way to spend your life.
Even if you’re doing something that you love, doing it 40+ hours per week for other people has a tendency to ruin the appeal.
One way to ease this problem is to create and maintain personal side projects. Below we’ll discuss why this proves true.June 1st, 2010 Posted in Business
Today we’re going to finish up our two-part cu3er tutorial.
For those who don’t know, Cu3er is an awesome 3D image slider that’s free to use and easy to setup.
Today we’re going to build a simple web page with an amazing and free tool: Cu3er.
This article will briefly examine 5 physical notebooks that are perfectly suited for a number of designer workflows.
Before we get started, let’s take a brief look at some reasons you should be using a notebook as an integral part of your design process.May 25th, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Inspiration
In a recent post on things that web designers can learn from print designers, I pointed out that professional web design seems awkwardly void of comedy while other forms of marketing seem to embrace it. I decided to explore this area further and make it into full-fledged post.
So today we’re going to look at the world of funny marketing and why you should add it to your arsenal of design tools.May 22nd, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Inspiration
Today we’re going to start a new series where we take a brief but in-depth look at a particular design and discuss both the aspects that are done really well and those that could use a little work.
Over the course of these critiques we’ll discuss everything from design and color theory to usability and good coding practices.May 21st, 2010 Posted in Critique
Odds are, if you’re a web developer, learning WordPress is either on your todo list or something that you’ve already committed yourself to. Learning to build WordPress themes is an excellent professional move that will open you to a wealth of new clients and personal opportunities.
To follow up our article last week on tutorials for learning web design, below is a list of books and free tutorials specifically targeted at learning to develop for WordPress. Whether you’ve never heard of WordPress or are just looking to update your current WordPress skill set, there are plenty of resources below to get you on your way.May 18th, 2010 Posted in CSS, HTML
Sometimes outside opinions can offer invaluable insight into the strengths and weaknesses in your designs. Unfortunately, obtaining professional advice can be expensive and risky due to the uncertainty of the quality of feedback you’ll receive for your money.
However, there are plenty of resources available for you to receive completely free feedback on your designs. Though the quality of information you receive will vary widely across the options below, you’re won’t lose a penny by trying!May 15th, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Layouts
Ever wondered how some web designers come up with such great background textures? It’s actually way easier than you might think. It only takes a few minutes and a single Photoshop filter that you’ve probably never used.
Intrigued? Read on to see the step by step instructions for creating tileable textures out of almost any image.May 13th, 2010 Posted in CSS, Graphics, HTML