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 project in deeper details with clients, designers and developers without the need to invest hours of staff time creating endless pixel perfect mockups.Read More
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 your WordPress site you should also take a keen interest in the tools needed to appropriately back your WordPress site up, optimize its database and keep it running. This ensures that daily backups are available, should you need to restore your website and your WordPress install runs fast and is optimized correctly.Read More
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 with a creative space to work from. In this we look at a showcase of clean and minimalist workstation setups.Read More
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 various subscription lengths or features.
One of the ways to make sure that your customer is informed and satisfied with their purchase is to show them a comparison table. That way, they can see the differences in features and pricing, and make the choice that suits them best.
Of course, as with any other content on a website, it’s important to have a good design for your comparison table. Here’s 20 examples of perfectly designed comparison tables.Read More
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 one of the most important processes in any productivity system; in order to determine your…Read More
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 day.
Planning your day and setting out work priorities is a skill that will increase your productivity and efficiency reducing your daily work hours. I noted down ten of my productivity tips to help you, I would be very interested to hear your productivity tips so leave a comment and I will add them to the list.Read More
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. In order to keep your business on track and your mental sanity in check, there are a few skills required in order to become a successful freelance designer.Read More