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How to strategically plan for data-heavy UX design

Big data is ballooning. Yet, harmonizing complex data needs with a simple, clean, and useful user interface is a test for any UX designer today. Often, design (the tool for conveying a message) gets in the way of communication (the message or meaning hidden in the highland of raw data). Peeling off information will simplify and clean up the user...

4 common UX mistakes (plus tips to avoid them)

UX design may seem like an easy task for many designers, but that’s not always true. There’s a lot you need to think about, and there are certainly many mistakes that we often make without realizing that we are on the wrong path. In this article, I’ll cover four common blunders that designers often make without knowing that they...

How to create a responsive navigation menu in WordPress

The road to creating a responsive navigation menu in WordPress is open-ended. There are countless ways to do this thanks to the flexibility offered by WordPress. Today, I’ll show you how to create a lean and mean responsive navigation menu. Lean because we are going to achieve all this in under 8 kilobytes, and mean because it will be an incredibly...

How to build an incredible eCommerce site with WordPress

Here’s something you may already know: More people are shopping online than ever before and eCommerce sales are surging.  What may be less clear, however, is how you can tap into the ongoing eCommerce boom with WordPress and build fast, beautifully designed eCommerce experiences for yourself, your clients, and their customers. Building...

Top 10 WordPress themes for your eCommerce website

Using a well-built theme is a prerequisite for just about any kind of website today, but this is especially true when it comes to sites with eCommerce functionality.  For eCommerce sites, presenting a great-looking storefront that loads fast and helps users find what they’re looking for is the key to higher conversions. Using the right theme...

Fueling new growth: A deep dive into new features for Growth Suite

Using valuable data collected from users across the globe, the engineers behind Growth Suite implemented new updates and features that provide agencies and freelancers with a powerful set of tools. Since its beta launch in 2017, Growth Suite has been used by freelance professionals and agencies as a billing and client management solution focused...

When and how to drop a client

Here’s a scenario that may sound familiar: You’ve got a great project with an exciting new client. You agree on the project scope, you get started, but then, suddenly, everything falls apart. You can’t seem to find common ground or a way forward, and your once-exciting new project is now on the rocks. So how do you know when it’s time...

Bringing Google Analytics into the Flywheel dashboard—for FREE!

Understanding how users interact with the sites you build is a key element of web design, and when it comes to powerful analytics tools that can provide those needed insights, Google Analytics is by far the most widely-used and well-known.  While Google Analytics may or may not be new to you, Flywheel has made it easier than ever to add valuable...

7 best JavaScript libraries for designers

The look and feel of a website says as much about a brand, a company, and their goals as the actual content on it. Building a new website is an exciting process, and good designers will take special care to ensure the new site illustrates visually the message an individual or business is trying to convey to their audience.  When you’re deep in...

How to use Flexbox to create a modern CSS card design layout

Thanks to Flexbox, a new layout mode in CSS3, we can get all of our cards in a row—literally. Card designs have grown in popularity over the past few years; as you’ve probably noticed, social media sites have really embraced cards. Pinterest and Dribbble use card layouts to feature information and visuals. And if you’re into Material Design, Google’s...

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