Build Feature-Rich & Secure Chat Applications with PubNub ChatEngine Sponsored

Chat and messaging applications have become an essential part of our everyday lives. And, while they’re great for connecting with friends, they’re also vital to businesses. The ability to collaborate in real time is becoming not just an expectation, but a demand.

If you’re a developer, you may consider building your own application. Whether you’re looking at churning out a solution for corporate users or planning on creating the next big social app, there are a ton of challenges you’ll need to overcome to go from concept to completion.Build Feature-Rich & Secure Chat Applications with PubNub ChatEngine SponsoredContinue reading

Freebie: The Famous Robots Icon Set (20 Icons, AI, SVG & PNG)

Today’s free icon pack comes packaged with some of the most popular and iconic robots in cinematic and television history, including C3PO, Bender, The Iron Giant, Big Hero, Wall-e, Robocop, The Terminator, R2D2, and many more!

In total, there are 20 icons in the set and includes the AI, SVG and PNG (128px, 256px & 512px) versions. And, of course, you can freely use these icons in both your personal and commercial projects. This free icon set comes courtesy of our friends Iconshock.Freebie: The Famous Robots Icon Set (20 Icons, AI, SVG & PNG)Continue reading

The 5 Biggest Issues Modern Web Designers Have to Face

As the importance of the web has grown over the past couple of decades, so have the responsibilities of web designers. It used to be that we had relatively little to worry about, save for making sure our creations looked good and worked properly. But those days appear to be just a distant memory.

These days, it seems like our worry list has grown exponentially. From major software upgrades to privacy battles – we’re in the thick of it. While designers aren’t always directly involved in these issues, we certainly are affected by them in one way or another.The 5 Biggest Issues Modern Web Designers Have to FaceContinue reading

The 5 Crucial Features of a High-Converting Landing Page

Convincing people to visit your website might be tough, but the real challenge is convincing them to convert once they get there.

If your content marketing efforts, social media, and paid advertising are all the bait designed to lure potential leads, then your landing page is how you reel in those all-important profits. The trouble is, most brands have no idea how to create an effective landing page.The 5 Crucial Features of a High-Converting Landing PageContinue reading

Freebie: “Let’s Travel” Sticker Set (28 Stickers, AI & EPS)

Are you currently building a tourism-themed website, or designing a brochure for a hotel, or a special offer leaflet for a travel agency, or even planning a big vacation this summer? Then you’re in luck as today we have a fantastic travel-themed sticker set for you – all for free!

Courtesy of our good friends Freepik, we have a travel-themed sticker set called “Let’s Travel” for you. There are 28 stickers in the pack, and they all come in both AI & EPS formats. You are also free to use these stickers in both your personal and commercial projects.Freebie: “Let’s Travel” Sticker Set (28 Stickers, AI & EPS)Continue reading

An Introvert’s Guide to Finding Success in Web Design

Our brains are capable of some amazing feats. Yet, they work in different ways that can reflect in our personality. For instance, some of us gain contentment from putting ourselves out there in the crowd, while others prefer a quite room all to themselves. We’re a species of extroverts and introverts. One is not better than the other – just different.

However, when running a design business, you might think that being an extrovert is preferable. If you’re predisposed to going out and making new connections, that would seem to be an advantage over those who aren’t as keen on networking. But that’s not necessarily the case.An Introvert’s Guide to Finding Success in Web DesignContinue reading

5 Ways the WordPress Gutenberg Editor Can Boost Revenue

Part of being a successful web designer is taking advantage of new opportunities. Some we have to hunt for, while others sort of fall into our laps. With the new Gutenberg editor for WordPress, due to be released as part of WordPress 5.0, we find one of those golden opportunities coming our way (although, some may see it more like an oncoming freight train).

This is a big change in how content is created and managed. And with an enormous user base about to be affected, there is going to be a need for experts to step in and help out. While we’re at it, we might as well make a little cash as well. Let’s look at some Gutenberg-centric ways to boost your revenue.5 Ways the WordPress Gutenberg Editor Can Boost RevenueContinue reading