Category: Tips

Ten Tips For Building A Better Design Portfolio

Ten Tips For Building A Better Design Portfolio

Any creative individual will want to showcase their work in some form on a website. Its purpose can be merely a testing ground for mini projects or act as a platform to gain exposure and client work. Often when a...

/ February 11, 2013

Sketching: The Most Underutilized Design Tool?

I would class sketching as a tool, just as I would with Photoshop, Fireworks or any other app I use to help me create the finished product. For me, Sketching is an essential part of the design workflow that would...

/ January 21, 2013

A Look Into The Effective Use Of Whitespace In Design

There are a plethora of techniques and styles to use when creating a new website design or printed design, today I wanted to focus on the use of whitespace in web design and the positive effect it can have for...

/ January 17, 2013

Useful Web Apps For Prototyping and Wireframing

Being able to create rapid prototypes or wireframes of web and mobile apps is crucial for improving efficiency and essentially the end product. Creating wireframes or prototypes will allow you to discuss and amend various different versions of the the...

/ August 16, 2012

Essential WordPress Backup Plugins And Resources

WordPress is used by many to power their websites, it makes it easy for anyone to update, manage and create highly scalable content rich websites. It is important to understand that for all the time and money you invest in...

/ July 23, 2012

Showcase: Minimalist Workstation Setups

The environment you work in needs to be perfectly setup for you to do your best work and be productive. Having a quiet and tidy workstation setup is an essential part of keeping you free from distractions and providing you...

/ April 30, 2012

20 Examples of Perfectly Designed Comparison Tables

When a customer is shopping, they want to know that they have options, and specifically what the differences between those options are. Most web services, whether they be invoicing tools, hosting packages or web apps have different pricing structures for...

/ April 12, 2012

How to Stay on Top of Your Design Projects and Manage Your Studio

Today, let's take a page out of David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) system. An important element of the GTD system – one that is honestly not used enough by aspiring professionals today – is the collection process. This is...

/ October 10, 2011

Ten Productivity Tips To Increase Your Work Day

Managing your time and staying productive is a skill many designers and developers struggle with, sometimes it feels like there is not enough hours in the day to work on all the ideas that pop into your head throughout the...

/ September 5, 2011

Time Management Tips for Being a Successful Web Designer

Being a freelance web designer means that you can wear many different hats on any given day. Although it's a great freedom to be your own boss, at times it can become overwhelming, leading to that awful burnt out feeling....

/ August 8, 2011