• Why your tests aren’t scientific

    I read a lot of articles about A/B tests and I keep being surprised by the differences in testing that I see. I think it’s safe to say: most conversion rate optimization testing is not scientific. It will simply take up too much space to explain what I mean exactly by being scientific, but I’ll publish […]

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  • Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue

    Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue By Sam Wright September 12th, 2013 Content, Web Design 12 Comments The relationship between copy and design has been covered many times on Smashing Magazine. Working in a content-focused industry, we need to keep this issue pretty close to heart; creating great copy is pointless if […]

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  • How to cloak your affiliate links

    We regularly review sites that monetize, in part, with affiliate links. I’ve always said and will continue to say that affiliate links should be redirected through a redirect script, but when we tried to help a client by linking to a proper explanation and example script, we couldn’t find one. So, in true Yoast style, I wrote […]

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  • Hotter than August: 26 Fresh Templates, Themes and UI-Kits from Last Month

    By Noupe Editorial Team Posted in DESIGN, Freebie, Graphics, Inspiration, PHOTOSHOP 1 comment How was the month of August in your area of the globe? Over here in Europe we definitely had (and still have) some hot spots. So, if swimming is what you aim for, come over to the Mediterranean and be happy. If […]

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  • Graphic design project of the day: Mind’s Eye

    Future is AOP PPA Digital Publisher of the Year and BMA Media Company of the Year. Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas: Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment CVG PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music MusicRadar Guitarist […]

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  • 30 Premium Flat WordPress Themes That Rock!

    Posted in WordPress • 1 month ago • Written by Sheena Cavazos • 10 Comments Looking for some flat WordPress themes for your website? Flat is hot right now! Flat design or flat UI is now the growing trend in the web design industry and the audience are going gaga for it. Going for a […]

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  • Adobe Introduces New Generator Features For Photoshop CC and Edge Reflow

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  • Please Stop Using doing_it_wrong

    I’ll be the first to admit that I love memes and that I love picking on some of my closest developer buddies – some of them live a few miles down the road, some of them live hundreds (or even thousands) of miles away. We all work in a variety of different technologies in a […]

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  • Design Dilemma: Dealing With Language Barriers

    Dina T. Writes: I deal with several foreign clients who speak English fairly well, but I find that even though terms and fees are approved, at the end of the project, they act like we never agreed to anything. Are they doing this on purpose? Is it a cultural thing, or just language differences, lost […]

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  • Mix and Match Typography Websites

    September 8, 2013by Marcin Treder Web Design 2013 popularized a typography style that we previously knew from fancy t-shirts rather than websites – mixing and matching several styles of fonts. The complex art of choosing the right font has been stretched to the extreme with this trend. UXPin has reported, after feedback from designers, that […]

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  • 27 Must-Have Typefaces for Graphic Designers

    This article explores 27 typefaces that will serve as a solid foundation for your typeface library. Take what you will from my suggestions. More importantly, learn from them and use that knowledge to build a typeface library that works for you! Typeface Categories Most typefaces fall into one of five categories: serif, sans serif, script, […]

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  • How to Market Yourself in a Competitive Design Field

    Marketing yourself within a slew of competition in the design field can be a challenge. Savvy designers understand that it takes more than working hard and hoping someone recognizes them for new opportunities or work. Marketing can help you meet the right people, at the right time – a successful positioning strategy that will help […]

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  • 20 Examples of Flat Animal Inspired Logos

    Animal logos look really nice and are very eye-catching! A high quality, well designed animal logo can help you increase your brands’ value by associating it with a mascot. People love mascots! If you want a logo which will grasp the visitors’ attention then you should check out these carefully selected flat animal inspired logos, […]

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  • Creative Advertising Ideas — 016

    Inspiration September 7, 2013 In this edition of Creative Advertising Ideas we are going to check out recent advertisements that made use of amazing edgy and catchy illustrations. We have featured a ton of creative advertising ideas that made use of amazing illustrations before but this time we are going to go full on illustrations […]

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  • The AppCache in Action

     9/12/13 As a Web application architect and developer, an increasing share of my efforts is being directed towards the preservation of functionality in times of network failures. This practice has become so ubiquitous that it even has a name: Offline Applications. Whereas the old desktop apps of the eighties were mostly stand-alone operations with a […]

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  • Freebie: E-Commerce Icon Set (33 Icons, PNG, PS, AI)

    Freebie: E-Commerce Icon Set (33 Icons, PNG, PS, AI) By The Smashing Editorial September 13th, 2013 Freebies, Icons 14 Comments Today we are happy to feature a set of 33 flat e-commerce icons that were exclusively designed and created for Smashing Magazine by the team at Responsive. The icons are ideally suited to e-commerce projects […]

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  • 25 WordPress Themes with a Flat Design Style

    Published in WordPress The flat style of design is obviously a popular trend right now (see our post 33 Examples of the Flat Web Design Trend). If you’re interested in having a site or blog with this trendy look getting a custom design isn’t the only option. There are a number of WordPress themes that […]

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  • WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release

    Just when you think that the day was about to be over, we started seeing an update bar in our dashboard. Turns out that the WordPress has released WordPress 3.6.1, maintenance and security update. In this release, the WordPress security and maintenance team fixed three security issues, and 13 other bugs. We strongly recommend that […]

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  • My Day-To-Day: Taking Notes with Bamboo Paper

    For the most part, I try to keep the majority of the work that I do stored digitally. This usually includes using tools like: Dropbox SpiderOak Reminders Paper …and so on When it comes to taking notes, I’m no different. Now, I’m not 100% digital – there’s still nothing tops sketching in a moleskine or […]

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  • StudioPress Review: Clean, Sober, Secure

    StudioPress was started by Brian Gardner and is now part Copyblogger Media. Brian Gardner, Founder of StudioPress According to an interview at Mixergy, before getting into theme designing, Brian was a project manager for an architectural company designing lab spaces for colleges, healthcare facilities, and the like. He eventually started a blog, and then eventually […]

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