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  • How to use content to grow your development business: An interview with Krista Rae

    June 6, 2017 by Emily Belden

    Developers, by nature, work in a very churn-and-burn industry. You know the feeling: A client comes around with a project and then you immediately hit the ground running to code it. By the time that one’s done, it’s on to the next website or doing maintenance on the last! It’s no wonder that when you’re…

  • How to create SVG animations with CSS

    June 1, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Web animation is all the rage these days, and there’s no limit to what you can design with SVGs. If you’re ready to try it out on your own site, knowing basic animation concepts will help you build out more complex designs. SVGs are great for animation on the web because they’re scalable and resolution…

  • 7 tips for staying inspired and learning new design trends

    May 31, 2017 by Lisa Tanner

    Is your design knowledge up to date? Changes occur frequently in the wonderful world of web design, and it’s essential that you remain knowledgeable about current trends to stay inspired and relevant. When you’re buried in client projects and trying to have a life besides work, finding time to ensure you’re both up to date…

  • 3 reasons every developer should use a local WordPress development environment

    May 30, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    When you’re building out WordPress sites (especially if you’re doing a redesign), it can be pretty tempting to start developing right on a live server. It may seem convenient to do it this way, but there are actually a lot of risks – one wrong line of code, and you could bring the whole thing…

  • The easiest way to grow your web design agency and increase profits

    May 25, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    Whether you’re just starting to build a new business or you’re a seasoned web design agency, at any given moment there are lots and lots of techniques you can use to grow your company. You could try finding new clients and trying to grow by bringing in new business, but this also requires you to scale…

  • 5 A/B tests every web designer should build into their process

    May 23, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    A new motto I’ve adopted as a freelance service provider is to give my clients “the Disney experience.” I’m all about delivering great results in ways that make my clients exceedingly happy. Happy clients pave the way for a healthy business, and it often doesn’t take a whole lot to make your client experience a…

  • 3 easy ways to find new clients for your business

    May 18, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    No matter what your creative craft is, an essential piece of your business is your customers – the people actually paying you to do what you do. Sometimes you’ll get lucky with a steady flow of work, but other times you’ll have to spend a little time looking for new clients to market your services…

  • An introduction to accessibility: Part 3

    May 17, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    In the first article in our overview of accessibility, we discussed the standards of a site being perceivable. In the next, we talked about the requirements for a site to be operable. For the last article in our accessibility overview, we’ll cover the final two tenets of accessible websites: understandable and robust. Understandable, on the…

  • 20 awesome agency websites

    May 16, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    When you’re searching for a little inspiration for your next site design, there’s nothing quite like looking at some of the best agency websites around. From marketing firms to advertising agencies to full-service design studios, these creative websites are in a class all their own. Not only must they showcase all the wonderful work an agency…

  • 11 ways to design a “Contact us” page that converts

    May 15, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Your website is one of the most important marketing and branding tools for your business. So devoting time and money making it gorgeous to look at and easy to use is a great investment. However, all too often the contact page is a quick afterthought. Slap on a contact form and boom, it’s ready to…

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