How to develop a knock-out marketing strategy for your design agency
9 essential questions you need to ask clients before starting a web design project
Understanding WordPress shortcodes
  • How to develop a knock-out marketing strategy for your design agency

    April 25, 2018 by Kacie Hughes

    It shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that design agencies are quickly becoming a dime a dozen. The market is saturated with hundreds of boutique agencies, and you can easily fall behind if you aren’t constantly fighting for yourself, your team, and your work. If your goal is to beat out the competition and scale…

  • 9 essential questions you need to ask clients before starting a web design project

    April 18, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Congratulations! You’ve conquered the competition and landed a new web design client. It’s an exciting time for any designer, as your creative juices are probably buzzing with new ideas and fresh inspiration. However, this can also be a tricky moment. It’s easy, as designers, to let your creativity flow as you get carried along by…

  • Understanding WordPress shortcodes Let's make a simple custom shortcode!

    April 17, 2018 by Josh Collinsworth

    If you’ve been using WordPress for any length of time, you’ve probably already used some shortcodes. Shortcodes are handy little snippets that let you insert some kind of special functionality into your content that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. As an example: lots of image gallery and slider plugins give you a shortcode that you can…

  • 33 JavaScript libraries and frameworks to check out in 2018

    April 16, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    JavaScript frameworks and libraries are incredibly useful tools for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful functionality to your site or spruce up the design, resulting in a better experience for your users. And we all know how important that is! So shout out to the designers and…

  • 6 best practices to create sustainable websites

    April 9, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    The internet. The cloud. It’s easy to think of them as virtual concepts. After all, our connection to them is largely unseen. But the data we fire back and forth all day long is collected, processed, stored and exchanged in vast data centers around the world. The supercomputers that power them run constantly and often…

  • How to design a website for customers and search engines

    April 6, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    User experience and organic search performance are intrinsically linked; the design of your website is key to both. Web design affects the ease of use for your visitors, as well as the website’s ability to rank well for relevant terms. Search engine optimization is essential for businesses that want to be at the top of…

  • How to create a card layout using CSS Grid Layout

    April 4, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    CSS Grid Layouts are changing the way web designers are working, allowing for a more efficient way of laying out website content. It has been long awaited, but finally this approach has really taken off and in many cases, it is in production. It’s revolutionized the way websites are designed and once designers get the…

  • How to perform a social media audit

    April 3, 2018 by Kyle Speaker

    Social media marketing has rapidly become a key component in most digital marketing campaigns. For agencies just breaching this new territory, it can be overwhelming at the beginning. Clients can run the gamut from creating one barebones social profile to maintaining multiple disorganized ones – and it’s up to you to sort them all out….

  • 5 key steps to build better client communication skills

    March 30, 2018 by Jonathan John

    Because such a large portion of the freelance world works remotely, one of the big issues that comes up with freelancer-client relationships is communication. When you remove the human, face-to-face element of professional contact, things often begin to break down. If you’ve had struggles building effective interactions with your clients, you’re in the right place. In…

  • Creative 404 pages 7 tips to make an error look cool (and convert!)

    March 28, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Uh oh! You’ve stumbled on a 404 page! Generally speaking, landing on a 404 page is frustrating for your users. It’s also bad for your SEO, as most people’s first reaction is to click away, sending your bounce rate tumbling. But 404 pages don’t have to be a nightmare for your user experience. Instead of…

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