Amber Gillespie

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Daily Practices to Overcome a Creative Block

Creativity in web design, graphic design, illustration, and any other creative profession is an integral part of daily life. And if you, as a …

Creativity

The Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing Course

If working at your own pace and place sounds appealing, the Photoshop, Web Design and Profitable Freelancing Course gives you all the necessary knowhow to take command of your creative edge.<p>There is a growing community of ‘digital nomads’ who travel the world while working from their laptop. This …

WordPress Themes and Plugins

Category ArchivesWordPress<p>WordPress<p>Powering over 25% of all sites on the web, it’s safe to say that WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content …

Web Design

5 Copywriting Tricks for Turning Blah Text into Persuasive Copy

Feeling overwhelmed when writing your content?You’re not alone.Learning to write better copy can be frustrating. Everyone has more tips, more advice, …

Marketing

The Importance of Case Studies in a Design Portfolio

Modern case studies are built for design projects of all types. Studios and freelancers alike can put together case studies ranging from branding, …

UX Design

How Writers Can Keep Time From Slipping Away

<b>The Real Reason Joss Whedon Left Twitter Should Make Sense to Writers</b><p>Writer/director Joss Whedon just left twitter for reasons that should concern …

Social Media

Google’s driverless cars have been involved in three car accidents

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article carried a headline stating Google’s cars were involved in four accidents. They were in fact involved in three. The fourth accident involved a car using Delphi technology.</i><p>An investigation by the Associated Press has uncovered that four of the 48 …

Autonomous Cars

What's new for designers, May 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of podcasts, design resource directories, lots of web apps, …

Tim Ferriss

10 authors who excel on the internet

Writers are finding imaginative ways to negotiate the new era of electronic intimacy with readers. Here are some of the best<p>The internet offers authors the next best thing to teleportation: the chance to connect with readers from almost anywhere, in real time. Many writers fall back on self-serving …

Books

The Most Essential Ingredient In Interaction Design? The Words

Impressive graphics and gestures are nice, but clear copy serves a vital function. Here are four things your writing should achieve.<p>This is the first of a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a …

UX Design

The Best Dystopian Novels Written Before Orwell’s 1984

<b>10 interesting works of dystopian fiction that predate George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four</b><p>George Orwell‘s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> (1949) is perhaps the …

Literature

Why All Typefaces Are Optical Illusions

Tobias Frere-Jones explains why every typeface designer needs to be a bit of a magician.<p>Take a CLOSE LOOK at this sentence. The capital letters look like they’re the same height, and the the lower case letters look like they’re the same height. But zoom in and you’ll see that’s an optical illusion. …

Typography

Chainsaws, Christmas Trees, And…Content Management?

Hopefully by now your Christmas tree is down and the lights on your house are at least unplugged. It is, after all, February. But before we move …

Content Management

Is Flat Design a Web Design Standard That’s Here to Stay? 10 Designers Chip In

These days, the number one thing that’s required of web designers working on anything (that’s <i>anything</i>) is to make sure that their creation “has this …

UI Design