20 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  July 21, 2017
20 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

Good images are a key part of putting together a great website. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from a photographer or stock image site or to find images that are free and available for use. That’s what we are going to look at here today. There are a variety of places where you can find free...

Blogs vs. Online Magazines: Differences in Design and User Experience

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  July 19, 2017
Blogs vs. Online Magazines: Differences in Design and User Experience

The design world is abuzz with the rise of online magazines. But the vast majority of these sites run on blogging platforms like WordPress, and they operate almost exactly like traditional weblogs. So where does someone draw the line between a traditional blog and an online magazine? And if you’re thinking of launching a new blog/magazine how do you differentiate...

Simbla, the Database Driven Website Builder

Doru Ciobanu  •  Resources  •  July 18, 2017
Simbla, the Database Driven Website Builder

Simbla is a website builder launched back in 2013 by a team on enthusiasts and innovators. Built as a hassle-free solution for individuals and companies looking to establish an online presence and boost their businesses, Simbla impresses with elegance and functionality. In additional to building websites, Simbla also allows anyone to extend their website with database powered...

How To Apply Consistency in Web Design

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  July 13, 2017
How To Apply Consistency in Web Design

There’s tremendous value in consistency of digital interfaces. People browsing the web encounter dozens of websites that all have different styles, yet most feature very similar page elements. Most designers don’t even think about these features. Page headers, navigation menus, body copy, CTA buttons, the list seems endless. By designing with consistency you’ll learn how...

10+ Free Alternative Open Source CMS Tools to Explore

Doru Ciobanu  •  Tools  •  July 11, 2017
10+ Free Alternative Open Source CMS Tools to Explore

A content management system (CMS) is a monolithic software application or set of tools that are used to create and manage digital content. A CMS is used for web content management (WCM) or enterprise content management (ECM). It started in the 1990s when Perl or Cold Fusion were used to create dynamic pages for e-commerce websites. It was only with the dawn of PHP when the...

Premium Web Tools & Services Recommended By Professionals

Andrian  •  Tools  •  July 10, 2017
Premium Web Tools & Services Recommended By Professionals

There is no secret that time is the most valuable resource that we have in this life. Most people say that there is nothing that we can do. It’s not true, every web designer, developer or the average guy using a web invoice or document signing platform knows that having the right web tool or service, can save tons of time and can convert a project from lost to win or from...

Best Practices of Hotel Website UX Design

Armen Ghazarian  •  UX Design  •  July 7, 2017
Best Practices of Hotel Website UX Design

User experience is an integral part of any website design and there is no doubt about that. However if there’s a single industry where user experience matters more than anything else is, of course, hospitality. Screenshot of  the Conca Del Sogno Hotel Website Hospitality is all about meeting and exceeding guest expectations and providing stellar guest experience from the...

Advice for Developers and Designers: Stop Chasing After Innovation – Now!

Andrian  •  Design  •  July 4, 2017
Advice for Developers and Designers: Stop Chasing After Innovation – Now!

If you’re a web designer or developer, it’s always smart to keep up with the latest website building trends. That doesn’t mean that you have to be caught up in the “innovation” rat race.  Even though innovative work, ideas, and technologies are what many clients are asking for. There’s no need to chase after the newest and shiniest innovative technics. They can be...

20+ Fresh Design and Development Books to Read this Summer

Doru Ciobanu  •  Resources  •  July 3, 2017
20+ Fresh Design and Development Books to Read this Summer

A few years ago when I first started learning computer science, paperback books were the primary source of information. I had to buy or rent them from libraries. The smell of fresh of typographic ink was priceless. It was a ritual of knowledge where the writer shared his experience. Paragraph by paragraph and chapter by chapter, I was fascinated and at the same time,...

8 Tools You Want to Use Before Starting Your Next Business

Andrian  •  Tools  •  June 30, 2017
8 Tools You Want to Use Before Starting Your Next Business

One of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs are facing in the fast-paced online world is staying on top of new trends and products. With an abundance of tools and resources accessible online, many choose to go down the trial and error path in search for the perfect fit. However, to quickly scale an idea and start making money, one needs to be making the right decisions...