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  • 8 web design trends for 2018

    June 11, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    With each new year come new web design trends we see across platforms and designers alike. There are some types of design that hit home with audiences, bring a sense of nostalgia, and simply look striking on all kinds of sites. These 8 design trends for 2018 do all of that (and more)! To kickstart…

  • A guide to effective use of white space in web design

    May 22, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Designers love it, yet website owners want to fill it. White space is often regarded as a waste of valuable screen space. Yet it isn’t a waste of space; it’s an essential design element and a powerful tool for effective web design. In fact, it’s equally important as website content. It helps to create a…

  • Agency spotlight: How Anderson Creative continuously finds inspiration

    May 16, 2018 by Carleen Glenn

    Anderson Creative is a boutique, independent design and branding firm bridging the gap between art and business just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. They love brand development, creating identity systems, and bringing brands to life online. Their go-to work is design and branding, including front-end web/WordPress design and UI/UX. Each year, the team chooses a new…

  • 7 simple (and successful) tips to design the perfect website navigation

    May 8, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Website navigation can make or break your site. It’s one of the key factors determining your site’s usability. Get it right, and visitors will be able to explore and interact with your site intuitively, and find what they’re looking for easily. But, regardless of how creative your website header design is, if your navigation is…

  • 7 ways to entice your users to scroll through your entire site design

    May 1, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    Once, long-scrolling sites were deeply unpopular. Websites were all about the concept of “above the fold,” a term named after the important content that appears above the physical fold of a newspaper. Today, the opposite is true. There’s little sense of a “fold” anymore – with such a huge variety of screens, ranging from the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The 30 best conferences to attend in 2018

    March 16, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    One of the best ways to stay on top of ever-changing technology and industry trends is by attending conferences! By attending conferences, you can level-up yourself and your work by networking with other pros and hearing the best advice from industry-leading speakers. Not only can you get the best experience and knowledge out of conferences,…

  • 7 website goals to set for 2018

    March 12, 2018 by Kathryn Marr

    We’re a few weeks into 2018 and you’ve probably heard a lot about resolutions! Have you thought about setting some specific goals or resolutions for your website? It’s easy to get into the habit of just “maintaining” your site. You may update your content, add blog posts now and then, and even keep an eye…

  • 9 binge-worthy podcasts every freelancer should subscribe to

    March 5, 2018 by Armando DelaCruz

    As business owners, we’re constantly juggling twelve things at once. Between marketing and client work, it’s easy to overlook a vital part of running a freelance business: constant learning. Podcasts, as it happens, are perhaps the most reactive and most unobtrusive way we can allow ourselves to learn. Here’s how it works, at least in…

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