Popular Methods for Online Storytelling

Sep 2 2013 by Sabina Idler | 4 Comments

The act of storytelling is present in every culture. Storytelling, when done well, can move people to take action.

The way we tell stories has evolved drastically over time. We constantly find new methods for preserving and sharing our stories: From drawings on cave walls, verbal recounting passed down from generation to generation and songs to more modern ways like newspapers, books, audio and video recordings.

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The Fitflat Icon Set: 10 Free Flat Icons (PSD and PNG)

Aug 30 2013 by Stefan Irava | 4 Comments

The Fitflat Icon Set: 10 Free Flat Icons (PSD and PNG)

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Finding the Middle Ground: How to Compromise with Clients

Aug 28 2013 by Rick Debus | No Comments

No one is right 100% of the time, not even the most experienced and battle-tested professional designers among us. If you’re doing work for a client and they shoot down what you feel is a strong design concept, don’t take it personally.

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5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When A/B Testing Your Designs

Aug 26 2013 by Smriti Chawla | 16 Comments

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When A/B Testing Your Designs

A/B testing can help improve your web designs. Even a small tweak such as changing the location of your call-to-action button can increase sales by 35.6%. Performing A/B tests will let you verify that your design changes lead to better results.

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The 7 Stages of Drupal’s Learning Curve

Aug 23 2013 by Fredric Mitchell | 6 Comments

The 7 Stages of Drupal's Learning Curve

Drupal is awesome. Drupal is flexible. But Drupal is also hard.

If you’re just starting off developing with Drupal or have gone through a handful Drupal projects, it’s OK to feel lost. We’ve all been there.

The stages to getting through the difficult times with Drupal are remarkably similar to the well-known Kubler-Ross model for dealing with grief.

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The Perfect Client is Not So Perfect After All

Aug 21 2013 by Roy Condrey | 5 Comments

The Perfect Client is Not So Perfect After All

We all want to work with the "perfect client".

While the word perfect is highly subjective, I can state with some degree of confidence that the "perfect client" for us web designers would be a client that:

  • Gives us complete creative control
  • Tells us what they want
  • Leaves us alone to get the job done (i.e., they aren’t a micro-manager)

However, I can tell you from my experience that having a client that goes overboard on those three things is far from perfect.

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WebRTC: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Web Developers

Aug 19 2013 by Max McChesney | 5 Comments

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WebRTC, an open standard for real-time communication between web browsers, is a game-changing technology that’s projected to reach one billion devices by the end of 2013.

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