Photoshop Ribbon Banner

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Ribbon Banner

By | Design |

Creating design elements in photoshop is a great way to add unique buttons and headers to your web design projects. In this tutorial, we’re going to be making a simple, easy ribbon banner in photoshop. This tutorial is perfect for beginners, but assumes you know the photoshop basics including opening a document, creating layers and duplicating layers. Step 1: Create the…

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Website wireframe collaboration in Google Docs

How to Build A Website Wireframe Using Google Docs

By | Design |

There are a multitude of wireframing tools out there, ranging from high and low fidelity, free and expensive and simple and complex. However, depending on the complexity of your web project, there’s one tool that is simple to use, free and works well for collaboration when building a website wireframe: Google Docs. Google Docs can provide a basic, low-fidelity website wireframe that…

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Continuous Website Improvement

3 Basic Steps to Continuous Website Improvement

By | Marketing |

It may be because I’ve been doing a bit of research for mortgage companies lately, but I’m going to start with a housing metaphor. Imagine investing in a house. It’s modern and functional, but over the years you start to see the holes. After 3 years, you scrap it and buy a new house. You let it stagnate for another…

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Personalized Marketing Strategy

How to Add Personalization Into Your Marketing Strategy

By | Marketing |

When building an effective marketing campaign, personalization can help you improve conversions. Consumers are impacted by content constantly, so it’s important to break through the clutter. Using techniques that customize content for each potential lead and make them do minimal work will help you decrease your bounce rate and improve lead quality and conversions. Here are 5 steps for adding…

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10 Google Chrome Extensions for Web Designers

10 Google Chrome Extensions For Web Designers

By | Design |

First, lets quickly cover what an extension is. Extensions are plug-ins that extend the functionality of a web browser in some way. They can improve your browser experience by making tasks easier and quicker and many times, more enjoyable. So why am I only talking about Google Chrome Extensions in this blog post? Well, Google Chrome continues to lead the web…

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7 helpful Woocommerce extensions for wordpress

7 Helpful WooCommerce Extensions for WordPress

By | Design |

WooCommerce for WordPress makes it easy to set up your e-commerce site and start selling your products. Because it’s simple to implement, WooCommerce has become a favorite among developers. With so many installations, it’s no wonder WooCommerce has an abundance of add-ons that can help you customize your online store to match your exact needs. We’ve outlined a few our…

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Css to add color changing elements

[CSS Tutorial] How to Create Color-Changing Fonts, Borders and Backgrounds

By | Design |

When building a website it’s all in the details. Adding custom fonts, borders and backgrounds can create a cohesive look throughout the site. You can even take your customization a bit further by making these elements color-changing to fit your carefully thought-out color scheme. Making elements color-changing on your website is surprisingly easy using CSS. There are two main parts…

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Crucial Steps for Upgrading From Rails 3 to Rails 4

Crucial Steps When Upgrading an Application From Rails 3 to Rails 4

By | Development |

The web ecosystem changes incredibly rapidly, especially with regards to essential security. Staying current on updates for web applications is therefore incredibly important. Nevertheless, it can be very easy to fall behind on updates especially for stable production applications. In Rails, upgrading to a new major version is a difficult, time consuming process. Developers are reluctant to begin this process…

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18 Helpful Online Tools For Web Designers

By | Design |

Every designer has a toolbox full of tried and tested design tools that play an essential role in our work. Of course we are big fans of going back to the basics using pencil and paper to jot down our ideas. But many times new apps and resources help us get those creative juices flowing and simply speed up the…

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