A Primer on the Essential Elements of Successful UX

UX design acts as the backbone of a designing experience. Much like an engine under a vehicle’s hood, the UX ensures that a digital experience is smooth, intuitive, and simple.

You can’t always see it, but you’ll feel the difference when using an interface with optimized UX. Whether you’re creating an e-commerce app to run on multiple devices or developing a new cloud-based platform, a well-designed UX can ultimately set your product apart from the competition.A Primer on the Essential Elements of Successful UXContinue reading

When Has a Client Gone Too Far?

One of the most difficult parts of being a freelancer is learning how to deal with different types of clients. You’ll run into just about every personality type along the way and find that some are much easier to work with than others.

In truth, I can say that the overwhelming majority of clients I’ve worked for have been a pleasure to deal with. But there have also been a few difficult experiences that have left me both frustrated and disappointed. In some cases, we were able to salvage the relationship and move forward. Other times, parting ways was the only sensible thing to do. Not much different from a romance, I suppose.When Has a Client Gone Too Far?Continue reading

10 Examples of Generating Randomness with Code

Since the very first programming languages, coders have used them to generate things at random. While common examples such as numbers and letters immediately come to mind, there is so much more that can be done. The web is a visual medium and thus we can harness code to generate all sorts of random effects.

Perusing the glorious repository that is CodePen, we found several compelling examples of randomly generated things. Now to be honest, we’re not sticking to the strictest definition of the word “random”. Some examples simply pick from a small set of data you provide – so they’re not randomly pulling all things from the universe. But they are a mix of fun, interesting and useful snippets.10 Examples of Generating Randomness with CodeContinue reading

How to Increase B2B Sales by A/B Testing Your CTA

There is a huge opportunity to make a sizeable income when you enter the B2B market. In fact, did you know that B2B companies generate more than double the revenue than that of B2C companies every year? Specifically, you’re looking at about $559 billion in B2B sales as opposed to $252 billion for B2C. While neither number is one to scoff at, it’s clear that businesses come ready to spend more.

That said, with more money to spend comes a greater level of expectation you have to contend with when you deal with a business customer. B2B leads require considerably more warming up before you can give them a sales pitch without turning them off.How to Increase B2B Sales by A/B Testing Your CTAContinue reading

10 Open Source Examples of Three.js In Action

It might seem crazy, but you can actually build 3D objects with JavaScript. Most web developers rely on libraries like Three.js to accomplish this.

But it’s such a detailed process that not everyone bothers to look into it. Now, if you’re curious about 3D JS stuff, the best way to learn is by studying others. That’s exactly why I made this gallery.10 Open Source Examples of Three.js In ActionContinue reading

Adding SSL to Your WordPress Website

With security continuing to be a primary concern for all involved, utilizing SSL on a WordPress website is becoming more common every day. In fact, according to Matt Mullenweg’s annual “State of the Word” address for 2017, the amount of WordPress sites using SSL has doubled to 36 percent compared to 2016.

This growth is due not only to the availability of free and inexpensive certificates, but also the fact that browsers such as Chrome and Firefox have begun calling out sites that aren’t running under https. Google has also factored the use of SSL into search results.Adding SSL to Your WordPress WebsiteContinue reading

Top 50 Free Icon Sets for Web Designers 2018

With UI design continually changing and moving forward, it can be an arduous task keeping up with latest changes in icon design. Even though trend changes have not been as drastic this year as we’ve seen in previous years, the icons have clearly become more refined, more specialized, and they have fully embraced the beauty of simplicity by blending all of the minimal features from previously popular icon styles.

This is the sixth year of sharing our 50 favorite free icon sets of the year. Perhaps this is not a vintage year for icon design, but it has nonetheless produced some fantastic sets that are well worth your attention. Here they are:Top 50 Free Icon Sets for Web Designers 2018Continue reading

10 Examples of Responsive Text Techniques

When designing a responsive website, we often spend most of our time ensuring that items such as layouts and images work properly on smaller screens. But typography really should be at the top of our minds, as well. Ensuring that text both looks great and is optimized for readability on any device is a key component to great design.

While CSS media queries can help us adjust text to the needs of mobile devices, there are other exciting ways that developers are taking up this challenge. Let’s have a look through some of the more interesting techniques found on CodePen for utilizing responsive text.10 Examples of Responsive Text TechniquesContinue reading

A Look Back at 2017: Round-up of Codrops Resources

2017 was yet another incredible year for web designers and developers! We’de like to invite you to a quick look back at all our resources we’ve released this year. The round-up contains all demos we’ve created in 2017, together with our talented contributors! We are very much looking forward to the next year and hope it brings much inspiration and evolution. We wish you a healthy 2018 and encourage you to make a difference. Let’s be bold and fearless, let’s turn this new year into a milestone of change!A Look Back at 2017: Round-up of Codrops ResourcesContinue reading