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Weekly News for Designers № 426

Get FullStory for Free, Forever. <br>Atomic Bulldog Grid – A CSS Grid layout, with partial fallback to Flexbox. <br>10 cheat codes for designing User …

Fresh Resource for Web Developers — February 2018

Having been covering this series for years, I have witnessed tools come and go. A <b>couple of new tools are released almost every week</b>. However, in the …

Becoming a Better WordPress Developer – One Project at a Time

Time is one of the best indicators of how far you’ve come in terms of being better at your job. But it seems like web design and development is a …

Mark My Words: Bill Gates Is Running for President

I don't need inside information. I just need eyes and ears. Here's why I think he'll be a candidate in 2020.<p>Would you vote for Bill Gates? Because I predict we'll see a Bill Gates for President campaign in 2020.<p><i>(Update: After Gates appeared on Ellen, here are seven more reasons why I'm confident</i> …

Middle-class

14 Words That Should Never Appear on Your Linkedin Profile (According to Recruiters)

Jargon, corporate speak, overused adjectives won't get you noticed in the right way.<p>Words have always been my currency -- the means to express myself, persuade an audience, tell a story and get a job. When it comes to LinkedIn, the professional networking site used by half a billion people …

Employment

7 Steps to Creating a Solid UX Strategy

Everyone knows that the first step in any business venture is research on the path to creating a strategy. This strategy determines how you’ll …

A Beginner’s Guide to UX Prototyping

Creating a stunning user experience (UX) is both an art and a science. It takes a team of knowledgeable designers and site engineers to put together …

Maximizing The Design Sprint

Following a summer of Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and other superhero blockbusters, it’s natural to fantasize about having a superpower of your own. …

Exploring CSS grids and their awesomeness

This tutorial is about CSS grids. I write it after reading the mozilla documentation and building something which I think turned out pretty cool, all …

fullstack

The Inbound Investment: How to Plan Your Marketing Budget

It’s October, and as focused as you may be trying to make sure you finish the year strong and hit your sales goals, it’s incumbent upon you to carve …

Marketing

How to build a Progressive Web App

Mobile now accounts for over half the web's traffic, and web applications enable users to do things in the browser that rival native apps, but …

Why Branding Experts Need to Step Out of Their Silos

The broader brand community needs to work more closely and more constructively together to help brands explore more effective ways to grow.<p>14 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spend any time at a brand or marketing conference or reading the marketing press these …

Management

Getting Inbound Mileage from Your Company Podcast

Although podcasting (originally known as “audioblogging”) conceptually began back in the 1980s and then solidified as an entertainment medium in …

7 Coding Shortcuts That Don’t Work

<b>We recently compiled and analyzed a selection of some of the most widely used software metrics (you can</b> <b>download our report here</b><b>). As part of the</b> …

Software Development

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a website, but that …

Marketing

Gen Z has a completely different shopping preference from millennials — and it's good news for retail

Members of the "millennials on steroids" generation told PwC in a survey forecasting holiday shopping habits that they prefer the in-store experience to shopping online.<p>PwC surveyed 2,395 national consumers — and, separately, 301 young Gen Z consumers — for its annual Holiday Outlook survey.<p>The …

Why HubSpot Inc. Could Be a Gold Mine for Growth Investors

The inbound marketing pioneer is growing subscriptions fast and boosting margins along the way.<p>When is the last time you saw a blog post that …

10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About SEO

With just a single position available atop each list of search engine results, it’s a simple fact of the matter that SEO is a zero-sum game in which …

Marketing

7 Reasons To Start A New Focus On Inbound Marketing

Every business I know is intimately familiar with outbound marketing, or pushing your message out to customers through email, newspaper, and television advertising. Only a few really understand the process and value of inbound marketing, for pulling customers to your brand. In my experience, it’s …

Why Content Marketing on LinkedIn is More Important Now Than Ever Before

LinkedIn’s not the biggest social network out there.But it’s one of the most lucrative ones.That’s because it’s full of senior-level business …

Journalism Student Working the Memorial Day Weekend Shift Strikes Goofy Gold

At the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., Samie Gebers (pictured) studies broadcast journalism. For local newspaper the Santa Clarita …

Memorial Day Weekend

How To Make An Effective Content Marketing Strategy?

Content Marketing has become an instrumental part in introducing your companyThe post How To Make An Effective Content Marketing Strategy? appeared …

Why UX Design For Machine Learning Matters

How you make machine learning transparent to users is one of the great design challenges of our time—but a necessary one.<p>Machine learning is going to radically change product design. But what is the future of machine learning? Is it the singularity, flying cars, voiceless commands, or an Alexa that …

Machine Learning

The 30 possible ways you can create customer value

<i>By Mark Schaefer</i>I’ve been immersed in the digital marketing world for many years and if somebody asked me, “what is the number one tip shared about …

How To Build Successful Influencer Marketing Campaigns

CPG brands have jumped on the influencer marketing bandwagon with everyone from cosmetic, food, diaper, paper towel and many other CPG brands all …

Marketing

3 Crucial Tips to Undergo a Brand Facelift and Make the Changes Stick

Why it's so much more than updating a logo and design elements.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any marketer that has been through a brand refresh has likely imagined the same nightmare scenario. After a lot of hard work, sweat and tears, you launch your new …

Marketing

40 web design freebies to make your life easier

In many ways, working in web design in 2017 has never been more challenging. But on the positive side, there have never been so many free resources …

Why Facebook and Social Media Are Great for Business, But Awful for Your Career

Facebook and social media might not make the career ladder any easier to climb, after all.<p>Social media platforms have an incredible reach, with Facebook alone boasting 1.94 billion monthly active users as of March 2017. What's more, Facebook and other platforms like LinkedIn are expanding their …

Social Media

3 Steps To Creating a Perfect Under Construction Page With WordPress

Everyone needs an under construction page. Eventually. You may use one to show visitors that you’re about to publish your site soon. You may need to …

Web Design

UX Checklists

curated by repick.co<p>Designing any product can be a long and complicated process.It’s hard to remember every single little detail. That’s where web …

UX Design