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The Tools For Web Professionals You Can’t Miss This Autumn

This autumn we figured we’d give you an early Halloween treat and share with you our list of the best tools and resources available for all web …

6 habits of inefficient designers

Ever see somebody biting their nails? Kinda gross, right? It’s a bad habit and everybody’s got them.<p>While nail-biting may not be super hygienic, at least it doesn’t tend to ruin you, professionally. Inefficiency on the other hand, will put you behind schedule and in the dog house with coworkers and …

UX Design

6 Experts Reveal How to Easily Get More Facebook Traffic

Ever wanted to ask an expert how to kill it on Facebook and turn social traffic into red hot leads? Or learn the tricks the "pros" use to amplify …

Elon Musk’s Tesla Model X launch was a marketing and PR disaster

Elon Musk is a genius. He’s a business icon. He’s a massive force for good on our planet, and he’s one of the most impressive people of this century, having founded PayPal, SpaceX, SolarCity, and, of course, played a leading role in building Tesla, perhaps the most innovative car company on the …

Corporate Brand Identities: A Showcase Of 40 Stunning Brand Kits To Inspire You

<i>Your visual identity is one of the most important aspects of your brand.</i>It sets your tone as a company, represents your values, and gives you a …

Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – Sept 2015

Hello again friends! Today we have a new amazing compilation of fresh <b>freebies and goodies for designers</b> like you to swim through. In this batch, …

Airbnb's logo found in decades-old trademark book

Airbnb switched to its ‘Bélo’ logo roughly a year ago, and the curvy triangle certainly looked familiar to some. While many charged that it evoked a certain part of the female anatomy, at the time we noted that it had a very similar appearance to the logo for Automation Anywhere.<p>But actually, the …

10 Terrific Tips on Social Media Marketing from Mike Schiemer

I'm Mike Schiemer and I've been successfully using social media marketing for hundreds of businesses since 2003 (starting with AOL Instant Messenger …

Social Media Marketing

Learn how to successfully market your brand on social media

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Internet is packed with opportunities to grow your brand — be it professional or personal — with little overheard required. Take …

20 Beautiful Logo Templates of August 2015

Logo gives face to your work or brand, organization. Choosing the perfect one thus becomes essential. <b>TGZ</b> has again brought you some <i>logo templates</i> for …

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

Entrepreneurship

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Brands aren't your friends, they're the idiots of social media

Do you know who aren’t your friends? Brands.<p>Repeat it slowly: “Brands are not my friends.” Brands are psychopathic constructs, infesting your social media timelines with carefully-constructed babble, a hollow echo of a real human voice.<p>Brands want to make you think they know what “on fleek” means. …

Public Relations

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Posts That Rank in Google's Top 10

It’s hard – if not impossible – to succeed at content marketing without creating blog posts on a regular basis. Every successful blog is built on a …

Marketing

The Content Marketing Revolution

We are, at present, in the midst of a historic transformation for brands and companies everywhere — and it centers on content.<p>Nine out of ten organizations are now marketing with content – that is, going beyond the traditional sales pitches and instead enhancing brands by publishing (or passing …

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How To Create Your Own Front-End Website Testing Plan

In my experience, front-end website mockups are not extensively tested before they are handed over to the back-end development team, the reason being …

Card Sorting Beginner's Guide – Improving Your Information Architecture

What Is Information Architecture?<p>One of the great things about modern web design is the way it considers users’ needs from the start. Successful …

British Retailer John Lewis Just Set The Bar For This Year’s Christmas Ads

When you hear people talk about a viral video, you might think that it has racked up a few million views over the span of a week or even a month. This new holiday ad from upscale British retailer John Lewis currently has 2.6 million views on YouTube… in one day. The reason? Because it’s really …

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

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What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link<p>However, some clients are more broken than others. And if you have the benefit of a lot of subscribers who read …

Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers

On the other hand, my algebra teacher taught the class like an application or website that I would have great difficulty using, the kind that I would …

How To Speed Up WordPress

Below are twelve quick fixes that will dramatically improve your website’s loading time, including:<p>identifying which plugins are slowing down your …

Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding

BusinessWeek captured the evolution of branding back in 2001:<p>"A strong brand acts as an ambassador when companies enter new markets or offer new …

Taking A Second Look At Professional Free Fonts

I popped the CD in my computer and found a collection of the most horrendous fonts you could imagine. Novelty and “retro” fonts. Spooky Halloween …

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to …

Business Content Editing Tips

Defining “quality content” is difficult. <b>A useful approach is to look at the editing process</b>, because editing is where content theory is translated …