Using the Web to Brand a Character

In this article, we’ll be looking at ways that designer toys and their related characters are being promoted using the internet, social media, and content-sharing tools.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with what designer toys are, they are basically sculptural art pieces that are sold in limited editions. The designer toy world is an almost entirely character-based industry, and the web is used as the prominent source of marketing.


12 Common CSS Mistakes Web Developers Make

Let’s get real for a second here. As far as web languages go, CSS is arguably the simplest. I mean, really, what could be easier than a simple list of properties affecting an element? And the syntax is almost like written English. Want to change the font size? There’s a font-size CSS property. How about the color? There’s the color property.



What’s the difference between a good design and a great design?

When you sit down and start a new project, that should be one of the questions at the forefront of your concerns.

Yours is a quest to constantly outdo your own past work. To go further and genuinely become better at what you do rather than falling into complacency, stagnation, and eventually, obsolescence.


This tutorial is based on a simple animated experiment that showcases just one of the amazing things you can create using CSS. I’ve used no images and no scripting; everything’s done using HTML and CSS.

It goes without saying that since CSS3 is still not supported by all browsers, it might not work as intended; but I’ve coded this in such a way that it will degrade gracefully on non-CSS3 browsers, including IE (of course).


Sensational Jobs, a job board for web professionals, teamed up with Six Revisions last week to give Apple Trackpads to three winners.

The winners are:

8 Tips for Using Virtual Assistants and Personal Outsourcing

Personal outsourcing isn’t quite the hot topic that it was two years ago. With virtual assistant firms available left and right, could-be assistants have become less of a unique work accessory and much more of a sustainable, ubiquitous business addition.

What was once a quirky but useful tool for the digital age has become standard — nowadays it’s rare to find a small design firm without a personal outsourcing strategy.


Use the 80-20 Rule to Increase Your Website's Effectiveness

Want to increase your website’s conversion rate? Want more subscribers, opt-ins, members, customers? How about doing less work while you’re at it?

Too good to be true? Nope.

It’s possible if you apply the 80-20 rule: focus on the 20% that will bring you 80% of the results.