What I Read to Stay Current on Design Trends

Nearly all graphic and web designers have their favorite haunts to read design news and catch trends. Here’s what I personally read to stay current on design trends: Typography: Typewolf:…

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Time Management for Designers

“Fast, good, or cheap: pick two.” Time management can be a tricky balancing act for designers. Like most creative and tech fields, working design is fast-paced. In a perfect world,…

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Why Use Custom Post Types in WordPress?

WordPress is a popular CMS, because it offers a lot of flexibility. Webmasters may define pages, posts, categories, tags, and format any of them with plugins, widgets, and CSS. Yet,…

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Takeaways from Your Favorite Graphic Design Trends

You’ve heard of minimalism, but what about maximalism? How does the broken grid trend break out of grid design? Graphic design trends in 2019 show more of the favorites as…

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Select Which Categories Show in the WordPress Sidebar Widget

WordPress offers a nice Categories widget for sidebars and footers right out-of-the-box. However, while this widget is simple and light-weight, it provides little customization options. Fortunately, a simple, light-weight coding…

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Why You Should Educate Your Clients & How to Do It

Client education is an important skill of any service job, but it seems especially so of designers. Graphic design, web design, digital design…all these can feel like abstract creative services…

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Is Google’s New Image Optimization Tool Squoosh Better for PageSpeed Insights?

Have you ever received the improvement “Optimize your images” from Google’s PageSpeed Insights website speed test? Unless you’re uploading huge, lossless quality images to your website, you’re probably already optimizing…

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10 Modern Web Font Pairings

One of the most fun parts of any visual identity and branding design project is choosing the fonts. That’s why it’s so great that HTML emails have expanded support to…

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