Being a Workaholic Designer (And How to Recover)

Designers are very fortunate. Unlike a whole lot of careers out there, we quite often genuinely enjoy what we do. We get to unleash our creative spirit and can make a decent living out of it, too. From my experience, it’s an industry full of talented and passionate people.

It can be a bit of a mixed blessing, though. If you’re good at your job, more people will want you to do work for them. The trouble is that you may run into times when there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. Because you’re determined to get it all done, you start early and leave late. You work weekends and take time away from family. You might even be a bit grumpy.Being a Workaholic Designer (And How to Recover)Continue reading

Freebie: Valentine’s Day Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)

Ahh, Valentine’s Day! That beautiful day that brings out the romance in all of us. It’s a day for romantic dinners, flickering candles, expensive wine, roses, chick-flicks, and free icon sets!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day we have a free icon collection for you (you can share them with your significant other if you like) from Freepik. There are 50 icons in the set, and they come in both SVG and PNG formats, and of course, you can use the set in both your personal and commercial projects.Freebie: Valentine’s Day Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)Continue reading

10 of the Best WordPress Themes for 2018 Sponsored

“Content is King” still holds true when one speaks of what is necessary for a business’s website. Especially, if it is to attract and engage visitors, and encourage them to respond to a call to action.

An attractive website and one that’s loaded with cool content is not enough, however. More than half of today’s online shoppers rely on mobile devices. Thus, and if a website is not responsive, its owner risks losing a significant percentage of users.10 of the Best WordPress Themes for 2018 SponsoredContinue reading

10 Up-and-Coming WooCommere Plugins

With WooCommerce powering over 40% of all ecommerce sites, there has been an explosion of plugins built to take advantage of it. Of course, there has been an impressive library of “official” extensions for quite some time. But we shouldn’t overlook the growing number of free offerings that are available on the WordPress plugin repository.

While some look to provide different takes on official extensions, others seek to break new ground by adding compelling features and convenience. With the sheer number of options available, you’ll find anything from solutions to common issues all the way to some incredibly niche functionality.10 Up-and-Coming WooCommere PluginsContinue reading

Playing Whack-a-Mole With WordPress Security

Securing a website in this day in age (even a small one) is increasingly becoming more difficult. And if you’re using WordPress, you might as well have a big old bullseye on your back. Between nefarious people and relentless bots, every minute of every day has become a battleground.

The truly stunning part of this is that you can pretty much do all of the right things and still end up with a hacked site. Go ahead and keep your plugins and theme updated. Run a security plugin or put up other barriers to entry. Do all of that and you may still find yourself in a compromised position.Playing Whack-a-Mole With WordPress SecurityContinue reading

The 8 Best Related Post Plugins For WordPress

There’s no denying it: WordPress rules. The CMS has so many plugins, ranging from custom forms to more complex usability features. Even better is that most of them are totally free.

If you run a blog on WordPress, then you probably know about their many related post plugins. They automatically pull articles relevant to each post on your site. Granted, this can impact performance – so there is no “perfect” choice.The 8 Best Related Post Plugins For WordPressContinue reading