Advanced Image Optimization Tricks

Dec 24 2013 by Rahul Mistry | 13 Comments

You can use automated image optimization tools to compress your images. However, if you also take the time to manually optimize them, you can further improve your results. Here are five techniques for manually optimizing images.

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Free Icon Set: Blue Web UI Icons

Dec 22 2013 by Amie Andrews | No Comments

Free Icon Set: Blue Web UI Icons

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Food Icons: Free Icon Set

Dec 15 2013 by Frank Miller | 2 Comments

Food Icons: Free Icon Set

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10 Gift Ideas for Creative Professionals

Dec 13 2013 by Callum Chapman | 5 Comments

The Christmas and holiday season is upon us this year.

Buying gifts for someone can be a tricky task, especially for creatives who are ever-so-fussy with their stuff and are thus hard to buy for.

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Why It’s So Hard to Make Usability Sexy

Dec 11 2013 by Daniele Grassi | 2 Comments

Every time I’m in an electronics store to buy something or whenever I’m assisting one of my friends identify the right new gadget for them, I notice the feature-counting we’re all swept into as soon as we start comparing our options; "Well, this coffeemaker has 15 buttons, it has to be better than that one with only 6 buttons."

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A Web Developer’s Experience with 99designs

Dec 9 2013 by Eric Rowell | 13 Comments

Early on, nearly every startup arrives at a crisis.

And I’m not talking about a crisis involving capital or co-founders or legal issues.

I’m talking about the company’s logo.

Most customers won’t think twice about your logo. Unless it’s hideously ugly.

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How I Made Web Design Profitable by Not Doing Web Design

Dec 3 2013 by Brent Weaver | 7 Comments

The first website I ever created for money was back in 1999. I earned $900. It was a flat-file database for an import/export business. After that, I made a $500 website for a Michigan-based cookie company. I was just in the last year of my high school career, so that kind of money was pretty sweet.

I formed a partnership with a high school classmate, and a web agency was born.

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