The Mythical Paperless World: Why Print Will Stick Around

Print is dead. Long gone will be the days where newspaper staff members struggle to get "to press," where magazine editors sweat and toil over sending off final proofs to the printer.

Speculators and soothsayers everywhere whisper of the e-book’s pending dominance, its utter defeat over the long time champion, The Noble Book.

Paper will be an extinct technology in [insert alarming number here] years.


How to Make a Light Textured Web Design in Photoshop

This web page design tutorial on Design Instruct (our other website) will show you how to create a beautiful, modern and subtly textured web page layout in Photoshop.


Staying Passionate and Motivated as a Web Designer

The Web is an odd industry to work for when you take the time to think about it. I can’t think of many professions where a person’s job becomes such a large part of their lifestyle.

The 9-to-5 job is commonplace for the majority of the working population, with few taking their work home with them. Can you imagine a tax accountant doing her work at home simply for fun?


7 Crazy Tips That Will Help You Become a Better Coder

There are a whole slew of developers writing amazing and practical code and there are thousands of public code repositories on sites like GitHub. Meanwhile, the rest of us are content with just cutting and pasting the code of these industry geniuses.

For the majority, it seems that true coding has become a lost art. Almost every project, it seems, now uses some sort of library/framework or contains a heap of plugins.


With Great (CMS) Power Comes Great Responsibility

One of the biggest advantages of using a content management system (CMS) is that it allows developers to empower site owners with unprecedented control of their website.

Giving website owners the ability to create, edit and manage their web property has many benefits. However, having too many features and site-management capabilities can burden the client and can wreak havoc on a website.


The Markup-Service giveaway has just concluded.

Here are the winners:

  1. 1st place ($400): Mike Averto
  2. 2nd place ($300): Daniel

10 Ways to Be a More Productive Web Developer

We could all be more productive. There are many things we can do — some big, some small — that will enhance the way we work and improve the outcomes of our activities.

Although I can’t promise that I’ll be able to help you cure all your productivity ailments, I do hope that I can provide you with a few useful, solid tips on streamlining your web development workflow and making every part of the development cycle move quickly and smoothly.