Project Management Templates: The Key to Improving Your Workflow

Last year, Rachel McPherson shared 9 ways to organize successful creative projects. It’s a very useful article that highlights the main things to do if you want to bring greater control and organization to your web design workflow. Tip #2: Take Advantage of a Project Management Tool, is the one I want to focus on… Read More

4 Web Design Principles Hollywood Reboots Can Teach Us

At least once every day, some designer somewhere in the world will look at something made months or years ago; failing that, some executive will get the bright idea that they can make their mark on a company and the world by changing something that already exists, instead of making something new. One or both… Read More

18 Tips For Running a Successful Design Sprint

Development time is a precious resource. In order to be more efficient and responsive, product teams continuously try to use advanced techniques for product creation. One of the most popular frameworks that help the product team to achieve this goal is a design sprint. A design sprint is a framework that helps answer critical business… Read More

5 Ways to Keep Designing When the Power is Out

There’s a certain peace to be found at night, when the world goes dark and silent. You might settle down on the couch for a moment, and just soak in the absence of noise and bustle. However, if you’re at work, and the world goes dark and silent, it’s a lot less comforting. At the… Read More

How to Tackle a Redesign

Stepping into a website that’s already well-established isn’t always easy. For starters, you have to be careful about not stepping on anyone’s toes (the client’s or even the previous designer’s) when providing feedback or suggestions on a new direction for the site. Secondly, there’s much more at stake with a redesign. Not only could a… Read More

Help! I Can’t Stop Wasting Time…

There are so many distractions when you are a freelancer. From kids coming into your home office or time sucks like Facebook, you need to focus and be more efficient. The key is arming yourself with the right tools for the job. Here, we’ve gathered a list of online time savers (productivity tools for the… Read More

How to Run a Successful Design Critique

The quality of critique sessions is a clear indicator of how well the creative process is being managed. When a design critique goes well, it can create more ideas on how to solve the problem at hand or help designers pick between a multitude of great solutions. But when a design critique goes wrong, it… Read More

5 Tips for Cleaning Up After a Design Project

As every kid knows, making cool stuff is the fun part. You dump all of your toys on the floor, and sort through them until you find what you want, and make it all fit together to build a spaceship, or something. That’s the part everyone likes. But then someone comes in to tell you… Read More

6 Ways to Collaborate for Better Design

Your team is all spread out— your designers are working from Lisbon, your content team is in New York, and your project manager is in Argentina. How do you create a system that makes it simple to organize and plan large web projects? There is a trick to getting designers and copywriters to work together… Read More

How to Survive GDPR: The Essential Guide to the Web’s New Privacy Regulations

With less than 2 months before the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on the 25th May, tens of thousands of businesses are woefully underprepared, and many businesses outside of the EU do not realize that GDPR also applies to them. Passed by the European Union (EU) to protect the privacy of Europeans’… Read More