How to Create a Lady and the Tramp Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingLady and the Tramp was an adorable Disney movie from the 1950s about two dogs falling in love. Today, we'll get to update one of its most iconic scenes using incredible stocks and assets.So let's learn how to create a realistic, pet dog-inspired photo manipulation in Adobe Photoshop. Get inspired! Find more...
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20 “Coming Soon” Pages for Inspiration

Even if your site is still months away from being ready for launch, you should put up a “coming soon” page as soon as possible. A “coming soon” page can help you collect user information, like email addresses and feedback/suggestions. It can therefore help you build buzz and a base of early adopters prior to...
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A Guide to Technology Stacks (Infographic)

Sponsored by This infographic was first published on The Software Guild. It has been republished here with permission from its creators. A technology stack or tech stack for short refers to a set of technologies, software, and tools that are used in the development and deployment of sites, apps, and other digital products. For example, a...
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The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS. When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria: Supports secure file transfer protocols: FTP...
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10 Inspiring “Contact Us” Pages

Your company’s website serves many purposes, like explaining your services, highlighting your successes, and building your brand. But most important of all, it helps visitors become customers. But in many cases, those visitors need to get in touch with you before making a purchase. And for that to happen, you’ll need a compelling “Contact Us”...
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How Selling Pastries Helped Us Design a Better Product

It’s 8:30 in the morning and employees are trickling into the office kitchen, bleary-eyed and cocooned in thick scarves. Soft greetings are whispered over the tinkling of Cheerios. What they don’t notice is Alan, one of our product managers, beaming from the center of an extravagant display of breakfast pastries. “Get your bagels! Muffins! Croissants!...
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How to Learn Angular

AngularJS (commonly known as Angular) is an exceptionally powerful front-end development framework for building sophisticated JavaScript apps. Though learning Angular will be immensely rewarding, I’m certain many prospective initiates to Angular have had their desires of Angular mastery nipped in the bud due to the terrifyingly intimidating and complicated Angular documentation. That’s a shame, because...
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Speed Up Your Website With CDN77

Want to make your website faster? Using a content delivery network (CDN) will bring remarkable speed improvements to your website. Sponsored by CDN77 is an excellent content delivery network. They’re a customer-centric, performance-focused company that continually enhances their service through the rapid and early adoption of cutting-edge features. For example, right now, not a lot of CDNs support Brotli — a...
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13 Free Data Visualization Tools

Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing. In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes out of anyone who sees your work, picking a trusty data visualization tool is a must...
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Which A/B Testing Tool Should You Use?

When visitors arrive on your company’s website, you want them to take action. Depending on your business, that “action” may be many different things, from filling out a contact form to making a purchase. Regardless, you should improve your site to make converting as easy as possible for your visitors. The best way to do...
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How Web Design Impacts Content Marketing

The design a company chooses impacts how a potential consumer perceives them. From color choice to style, different elements add up to create a first impression. This means that bad design – or lack of design – can have potential customers closing the browser and seeking other businesses. As a result, your company’s design can...
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How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

As Art Director over at Vintage, I have had the opportunity to build and grow an outstanding web design team. Together, our team has managed to work on plenty of innovative, award-winning projects. I would like to share some of my tips and techniques for hiring, helping cultivate the skills of team members, and creating...
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6 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Icon Font

Although there are many icon font sets (such as Font Awesome and Iconic) that you can readily use in your UI designs, there are times when you might want to generate your own custom icon font. For instance, you might have icons that you have designed that you would like to convert into an icon...
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12 Small CSS Frameworks To Use In Your Web Designs

You probably don’t need most of the features that come with large UI frameworks such as Bootstrap, especially when you’re working on small, straightforward projects that you just want to get up and running as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are smaller, simpler CSS frameworks out there that you can use instead. Using a small...
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12 Brackets Extensions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Brackets is a great source code editor for web designers and front-end web developers. It has a ton of useful features out of the box. You can make your Brackets experience even better by using extensions. These Brackets extensions will help make your web design and front-end web development workflow a little easier. 1. CanIUse...
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5 Font Pairing Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Designer

Ah, font pairings — to a designer, the two-word phrase is exciting, but to an average Joe, probably not so much. What’s so important about font pairings anyway? Can’t you just pick two fonts for your website and call it a day? Well, you could, but it may not be in your best interest. Choosing...
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Can Handwritten Letters Get You More Clients?

At the start of last year, I was in a tight spot. I’m a freelance writer, and my steady flow of work had slowed down and dried up. In February 2014, I made just over $7,000. In February 2015, however, I made just under $2,000. That’s a 70% pay cut when compared to the previous...
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Why User Experience Matters to Marketing

User experience, also known as UX, is made up of many moving parts that allow it to positively impact how users feel when they visit your website. Without a positive user experience, your marketing tactics can be affected, so it’s important to understand what exactly makes for a great UX design. In this post, we’ll...
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7 Web Design Questions Companies Should Ask Clients

Your website is the heart of your online presence. You need to invest in web design so you can attract more qualified leads and keep them engaged on your site. If you don’t have experience designing a website, you will want to work with a professional web design company to design your site. When you...
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The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

With 84% of American adults using the Internet, it’s surprising to think that many organizations today, particularly small businesses, still choose not to invest a bit of time and resources towards building their own website. The following infographic reveals common excuses why 46% of small businesses still don’t have a website, with counter-arguments for each...
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