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9 chemicals to avoid feeding your kids

Your children might love sandwiches, hot dogs, and the occasional sweet treat, but many of the foods they’re eating contain chemicals that can affect their health, development and behavior. What’s more, most of these chemicals have been banned in other countries for years while the U.S. lags behind.<p>…

How cards are taking over Web design

As a design framework for organizing large amounts of content – image, headline, main text, call-to-action (such as a share button or link) – on an equal plane, cards have become the go-to structure for the container style of design.<p>Furthermore, this emphasis on organization and clarity extends …

3 Innovative Online Advertising Platforms You Need to Know About

How are you supposed to know which one will give you the biggest bang for your buck? Here are 3 great options.<p>Let's be honest. When it comes to marketing, it can get a little frustrating with the myriad of techniques, tools, and tips that claim to help you increase ROI. But how are you supposed to …

The 5 Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy in Web Design

Of course, that’s not to say that it’s as simple as making your “DOWNLOAD NOW” call-to-action 10x larger for more conversions. Subtlety and harmony between elements is the key.<p>For example, what do you think the designers of the Teye website want you to interact with most?<p>The large, clickable, …

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Craft Coffee is fundamentally rethinking the way people buy coffee beans. Every year Americans spend $13B buying mostly stale old coffee beans at …

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Are you blogging, Facebooking, tweeting, or pinning? If not, you’re missing out.<p>The Internet has become the primary means for prospective buyers to …

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

3(+3) of the best Website Builders and how to choose the right one for your needs

Website builders — WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and dozens of others — are popping up <i>everywhere</i>. Some of them claim they’ll let you build a site within minutes. Others claim they provide all the power of Photoshop plus native code <i>combined</i>.<p>Ultimately, these tools all attempt to achieve the same …

Useful UX & UI Tools and Resources

Posted· Category: Best Collections<p>Before you take on your next web or app design project asking yourself the following questions might help enhance …

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

50 Free Resources for Web Designers from February 2015

The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth …

What Is Information Architecture And What An Information Architect Does

The term <b>information architecture</b> is now being widely used to describe the structure and organization of information on a website and how it all fits …

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan may sound difficult and dull -- and by “may,” we mean “definitely” -- but it doesn’t have to be. Yes, we know you’re eager to dive right in on that world-changing business idea, but having your strategy on paper is critical.<p>In many ways, your business plan can act as a map …

5 Effective Twitter Strategies You Don't Know

In 2001, when my business partner and I first founded our education company, Imagine Easy Solutions, getting the word out about our product was very different compared to today.<p>We didn’t have communities like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest to spread our message. Instead, we spent days …

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Designing Prototypes: 5 Apps That Do It Better Than Photoshop

Photoshop is a popular tool with designers and its extensions such as CSS3Ps and FontAwesomePS make it it a good tool for creating web design …

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

110 essential resources for creative freelancers and small business owners

It’s here. Creative Boom’s list of 110 highly recommended, essential resources for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, because a hundred wasn't …

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To Save the Planet, Eat Less Meat, Report Urges

To prevent ruinous climate change and stave off an influx of preventable chronic diseases, Americans must reduce their meat intake and switch to a …

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5 Reasons Why an LLC is the Right Structure for Your Startup

Limited Liability Corporations (or LLCs) are very attractive to the early stage startup. Not only do they prevent double taxation but they're also easy to start.<p>Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession, people are more optimistic about the general business climate in the country, even …

50 Best Branding, Stationery PSD Mockups for Designers

Beautifully designed free branding identity and stationery <b>Mockup PSD Templates</b>. Designing corporate branding or visual identity can be most valuable …

The 10 Best Parallax Design Tutorials Ever

Parallax scrolling is nothing new to web design. If anything, this effect must be used more often to create stunning and attractive pages on your …

3 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Word of mouth is the best kind of marketing. Why not do more of it, and less of the other methods?<p>Anyone in business knows that marketing is a key ingredient in selling the products you make and the services you deliver. If people never hear about the things you sell then, chances are, they won't …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices. If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a lot less. You can collect and redeem miles, watch for seat sales but if you're open …

The 4 Magic Words That Will Rapidly Improve Your Conversations

Choose your words wisely and you can save time, improve your relationships, and spark your creativity.<p>Words are powerful, but often misused.<p>In this post, I'll share four words to help you rapidly improve your conversations.<p>"Specifically"<p>The word <i>specifically</i> is kryptonite to jargon, buzzwords, and …

Why You're Failing to Adopt the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 25-year-old business book is still supremely relevant--but the number of distractions fighting for your attention might make you work a little harder.<p>I remember meeting Dr. Stephen R. Covey during my days as a corporate manager. It was at a training conference that ran for about two days …

Social Media Strategy Template: Develop Your Social Media Strategy In 60 Seconds

Jumping onto Facebook is easy . . .<p>Developing a strategy to reach your goals using Facebook (or any other social network) <i>is hard</i>.<p>And what if Facebook …

The 3 Biggest Benefits of Bootstrapping Your Company

Patience at the startup stage can pay off down the road for entrepreneurs who begin by self-funding their ventures<p>If patience is a virtue, it's one that's often ignored by the startup community. Anxious to create the Next Big Thing, many founders assume that the only way to reach their ambitious …

5 Lame Excuses for Not Starting Your Business

Get these weak-minded excuses out of the way and you'll soon have the courage to start your dream business.<p>In my experience, there are two types of people in this world 1) those who have started their own businesses, and 2) those who want to start their own business but keep finding excuses to put …

A designers guide to creating a logo design brief

Unless you plan to create your own projects and work for yourself, in almost all cases when designing a logo you will need to work with other people. …