The Challenge of Convincing Clients to Put Users First

One of the more interesting and important dynamics of being a web designer is the relationship you have with your clients. This relationship really is the basis for your work and can be a big factor in determining the final outcome. But it’s not just about getting along – although that’s certainly recommended. Even more critical […]

Staying in Touch with What Users Want

As web designers, we build sites for our clients based on our own expertise. And while there are tried-and-true techniques for placing items such as navigation and calls to action, other design decisions are more arbitrary. We often end up implementing features the way we think users will want them to be. While this is challenging for […]

Interview questions you should be asking if the job is remote

Contrary to belief, remote work isn’t all pajamas and coffee shops. Working remotely means working, which means getting the job done and being productive all day, every workday. As a remote-friendly employer, you know this. However, applicants may apply for the job because it’s remote, not because it’s the right job for them. Even with […]

Want to find a great name for your brand? Embrace the strange

Forget what you think you know about naming. Experts will tell you that a good name needs to be a single syllable, with an easy pronunciation and a clear link to whatever the name represents. But follow these rules and you might just end up lost and forgotten in the crowd. When it comes to […]

3 small changes you can make to improve your workday

It’s the start of another year, and with the changing of the calendar comes the inevitable urge to improve yourself and incorporate better, healthier habits. Rather than trying to make sweeping changes that may be hard to maintain, small adjustments are easy to incorporate and can immediately show results. This is what Stanford University behavior […]

When You Buy NFT Art, You’re Buying a Link to a File

Dazzling sales of NFTs have made the news over the past year, but each sale comes with a huge caveat: You’re buying a link to a file on someone’s server, and that link could change. We’ll take a look at why NFTs work this way and how it might come back to haunt NFT owners […]

3 ways to create a good first impression at your new job

There is a lot of value in having a good first few weeks at a new job. For one, it’s hard for other people to really evaluate how you’re doing when you first start. It takes a while for new projects to get to a point where they yield results. But, there is evidence that […]

Designing Better Links For Websites And Emails: A Guideline

Why are “click here” and “by this link” poor choices? And is it acceptable to use “read more”? All these phrases have become so common that many people don’t see any problems with them. How many times have you encountered or composed the following on websites, in emails, or intranets? Fill in this form by the end […]

3 reasons why new hires are so good at solving problems

What do you do when you feel stuck on a problem? Often asking a friend or family member for a pair of fresh eyes ends up being the best way to solve your issue. Even just explaining the problem out loud can help you generate new possible solutions. The same is true at work: When […]

Advice for Beginners That Are Starting Out in Web Design

The web design community is great at sharing knowledge. But quite often what we share has some prerequisites attached. You’d likely need to already be a web designer or developer to get something out of it. But what about beginners? If you’re just starting your journey in web design, you may feel left out. With […]