Building WordPress Websites That Better Respect User Privacy

In recent years, privacy has become one of the most important topics in our society. With the rise of services that use and sell user data, serious discussions have been taking place regarding best practices and the rights of users. In some cases, they’ve led to government-based regulations such as …

Going Up: Vertical Lettering in Web Design

It’s easy to become bored with the ordinary – longing for something original and one-of-a-kind. That’s why common hero areas are bursting with eccentric ideas. They are aimed to not just impress, but also satisfy a user’s craving for creativity and originality. However, animations and grandiose solutions are not the …

How Ultra-Thin Lines in Web Design Can Create an Impact

Last year, the web development community was obsessed with vertical lines and vertical rhythm. This year, we see some interesting solutions that have originated from that tendency. The use of ultra-thin lines throughout the interface is one of them. This is an incredibly small and elegant trend. Sometimes it can …

How to Create Compelling Content for Your Portfolio Site

We web designers are often great at helping our clients develop a winning content strategy. But our own websites? That can be a different story. Quite often, we’re so focused on helping others that our own sites suffer. That can have a negative impact on your business. Without compelling content …

Setting the Right Goals & Expectations for Your Web Design Business

Motivational speakers love to tell us to “dream big”. And while that certainly sounds inspirational, it should probably be taken with the proverbial grain of salt. This is especially so when it comes to running a business. Within the realm of web design, it’s hard not to envision ourselves at …

20 Free High-Resolution T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates for Designers

There was a time when apparel designers would have to actually print their illustrations and designs directly onto a t-shirt, just to test how it looked. Now, with Photoshop and pre-designed mockup templates, designers can rapidly create ‘live’ samples, in real-world scenarios, without ever having to leave the comfort of …