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  • A guide to content marketing for web designers

    July 28, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    The marketing world has changed. Today, content marketing costs less than more traditional forms of marketing, and, done well, generates more leads. But you need a little insight in order to reap the rewards. To help you out, here’s a guide to content marketing for web designers. What is content marketing? Content marketing is the…

  • Last chance: Get 25% off Flywheel hosting during Fly July!

    July 27, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    July is the perfect time to hit up the pool, break out the grill, and score three months of free WordPress hosting with any new annual plan on Flywheel (the team behind Layout!). Whether you’re managing a bunch of client sites (hey hey, bulk plan!) or just looking to get your freelance business off the…

  • 7 foolproof ways to promote your design business

    July 26, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    “Marketing” is a word that sends a shudder down the spine of many new web designers. We all come to the table with our own perceptions of what marketing is, isn’t, and maybe even what it should be. Often these perceptions are not-so-flattering, too. Marketing means selling, right? And nobody likes to get sold to….

  • How to test your WordPress site for mobile usability problems

    July 25, 2017 by Nico Ghibaudy

    When’s the last time you walked into a store and had trouble finding what you were looking for? Do you remember feeling frustrated? Unsatisfied? In a lot of ways, the layout of a store is similar to the layout of your website, in that visitors should easily be able to find what they’re looking for….

  • Sales funnel fundamentals every web designer should know

    July 20, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Ever heard of a sales funnel? Of course you have. But do you know what a funnel is and how to use one? That one’s less of a no-brainer. But have no fear! Today we’re going to start unpacking the online marketing universe of the sales funnel…starting with the basics. What is a sales funnel?…

  • How to create a WordPress video gallery

    July 19, 2017 by Aris Apostolopoulos

    It’s 2017 and the internet is nothing like it used to be five or six years ago. Nowadays, online video is not just a necessity but as important as olive oil in a Greek salad, as essential as some suspense in a Stephen King story, or as effective as a manager in an artist’s success,…

  • How designers can use an email course to grow their business

    July 17, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    I love online courses. I’ve written about them here before, and I’ve even put together a few of my own — with many more to come. My enthusiasm isn’t unusual, either. Online learning is here to stay — for a good while, at least — and the popularity of the e-course only seems to grow the longer it’s around. Students love…

  • The best free tools for WordPress developers

    July 14, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    In order to stay productive, find new inspiration, and consistently create incredible work, every developer should have a collection of go-to tools to help them get the job done, day in and day out. Some of your favorite resources will likely have premium price tags or monthly memberships. But there are also a slew of…

  • 7 things that should be in every designer’s portfolio

    July 12, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Whether you’re looking at your body of work and building out your first portfolio or you’re an established designer revamping the great stuff that’s already in there, it’s time to think critically about your web design portfolio. Maybe you have all the pieces you need and you just want to be sure you’re highlighting the…

  • The best Google Chrome extensions for designers in 2017

    July 11, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Chrome extensions…they’re better than a bookmark, better than in-browser apps, ridiculously handy, and a fantastic (usually free!) resource for web designers. You may already be using some extensions, not to mention Chrome’s own DevTools if that’s your style, but don’t stop there! If you’re missing out on any of these must-have Chrome extensions, your workflow…

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