a guide to technology stacks infographic

A Guide to Technology Stacks (Infographic)

Design, Internet, Web Development
Sponsored by This infographic was first published on The Software Guild. It has been republished here with permission from its creators. A technology stack or tech stack for short refers to a set of technologies, software, and tools that are used in the development and deployment of sites, apps, and other digital products. For example, a classic technology stack is the LAMP stack. The LAMP stack is traditionally used for creating…
apple mobile device management made easy with bushel

Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy with Bushel

Design, Internet, Web Development
This content is sponsored via Syndicate Ads. Bushel is a mobile device management (MDM) solution for the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace. Bushel is developed by JAMF Software, creators of IT solutions for the Apple platform. Without a mobile device management system, the responsibility of setting up, tracking, managing, and securing all the Apple devices floating around your workplace takes a great amount of resources. Managing mobile devices…
how to learn angular

How to Learn Angular

Design, Internet, Web Development
AngularJS (commonly known as Angular) is an exceptionally powerful front-end development framework for building sophisticated JavaScript apps. Though learning Angular will be immensely rewarding, I’m certain many prospective initiates to Angular have had their desires of Angular mastery nipped in the bud due to the terrifyingly intimidating and complicated Angular documentation. That’s a shame, because Angular has so much to offer: Modularity that allows a team of developers to work…
the excuses for not having a website infographic

The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

Design, Internet, Web Development
With 84% of American adults using the Internet, it’s surprising to think that many organizations today, particularly small businesses, still choose not to invest a bit of time and resources towards building their own website. The following infographic reveals common excuses why 46% of small businesses still don’t have a website, with counter-arguments for each excuse.   If you need to talk to a prospective client who has apprehensions about…
how to build an award winning web design team

How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

Design, Internet
As Art Director over at Vintage, I have had the opportunity to build and grow an outstanding web design team. Together, our team has managed to work on plenty of innovative, award-winning projects. I would like to share some of my tips and techniques for hiring, helping cultivate the skills of team members, and creating a productive team culture. Hiring In the web design industry, there is no shortage of…
13 free data visualization tools

13 Free Data Visualization Tools

Design, Internet
Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing. In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes out of anyone who sees your work, picking a trusty data visualization tool is a must. With so many tools out there, choosing the right one that serves your specific needs…
11 sites to help you find material design inspiration

11 Sites to Help You Find Material Design Inspiration

Design, Internet
Material design is a robust and flexible design system that you’ll enjoy using in your projects. Here’s a list of sites that will give you a near-endless supply of material design examples that you can draw inspiration from. matesign Related Content 9 Tools for Creating Material Design Color Palettes 12 Small CSS Frameworks To Use In Your Web Designs 20 Free UI Kits to Download Jacob Gube is the founder…
is your website repelling potential customers

Is Your Website Repelling Potential Customers?

Design, Internet
Colors. Graphics. Original content. These are all elements that work together to make your website interesting to potential customers. Unfortunately, you can’t just throw together a website with your two favorite colors, throw a graphic somewhere on the page and call it a day. There is research to prove that the appearance of your website has everything to do with conversions. So is your website repelling your potential customers? Ask…
speed up your website with cdn77

Speed Up Your Website With CDN77

Want to make your website faster? Using a content delivery network (CDN) will bring remarkable speed improvements to your website. Sponsored by CDN77 is an excellent content delivery network. They’re a customer-centric, performance-focused company that continually enhances their service through the rapid and early adoption of cutting-edge features. For example, right now, not a lot of CDNs support Brotli — a Google-led compression format that reduces file sizes 22% better than gzip. CDN77 recently implemented Brotli compression…
the 5 best free ftp clients

The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS. When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria: Supports secure file transfer protocols: FTP isn’t secure. Among its many flaws, plain FTP doesn’t encrypt the data you’re transferring. If…
12 brackets extensions that will make your life easier

12 Brackets Extensions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Brackets is a great source code editor for web designers and front-end web developers. It has a ton of useful features out of the box. You can make your Brackets experience even better by using extensions. These Brackets extensions will help make your web design and front-end web development workflow a little easier. Quickly see the current level of browser support a certain web technology has without leaving Brackets. This…
7 free ux e books worth reading

7 Free UX E-Books Worth Reading

Design, Internet
The best designers are lifelong students. While nothing beats experience in the field, the amount of helpful online resources certainly helps keep our knowledge sharp. In this post, I’ve rounded up some useful e-books that provide excellent UX advice and insights. This is a free e-book by usability consultancy firm Userfocus. The best part of this book is its casual tone. Acronyms like “the CRAP way to usability” and The…