Review: The Design Method: A Philosophy and Process for Functional Visual Communication

product The Design Method: A Philosophy and Process for Functional Visual Communication (Voices That Matter) by Eric Karjaluoto is from New Riders (2013). This book changed my impression of myself as a web designer. Prior to reading this book, I would have told you I wasn’t a designer ....more

New Facebook Gender Settings and How to Change Yours

Your body. Your definition. Now on Facebook. Facebook added the ability to set your gender outside the binary male/female choices just in time for Valentine's Day. Now you can define yourself with a choice more reflective of who you really are if the binary choices don't cover it. Facebook on phone, Image Credit: Shutterstock ...more
GatheringRoses  As someone who is not one or the other, it has always felt like both a lie to ...more

Changing Your Facebook Gender Settings

Your body. Your definition. Now on Facebook ....more

10 Inspirational Design Quotes (Infographic)

This infographic contains some gems I thought worth sharing. Graphic by Design 55 Online © vdebolt for Web Teacher, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | The post 10 Inspirational Design Quotes (Infographic) appeared first on Web Teacher ....more

7 Ways to Use Instagram Direct To Market Your Business

Is your marketing campaign growing rather stale? A little “ho hum?” If your social media marketing mix is becoming a little too predictable, you may need to shake things up a bit. The perfect way to add a excitement and catch your audience off-guard may be to adopt a hip new social media tool ....more

Characters, Symbols and the Unicode Miracle – Computerphile (Video)

What exactly is UTF-8? I’m always telling students to choose it as the character encoding for their HTML documents. It turns out that representing symbols, characters and letters that are used worldwide is not easy, but UTF-8 managed it ....more

10 Awesome Free Photoshop Extensions

Photoshop is one of the most amazing pieces of design software ever created, and I, for one, absolutely applaud Adobe for adopting the software-as-a-service business model, which makes Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite more accessible to graphic designers everywhere. Another key component of Photoshop is the ability to extend it with third-party plugins. If you want to take Photoshop to the next level, download the following 10 awesome free Photoshop extensions today ....more

Givers and Takers in the Web World

I’m reading Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Successby Adam Grant. Here’s the premise of the book from the book jacket: In professional interactions, it turns out that most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return ....more

4 Tips for Safeguarding Your WordPress Install

The increasing popularity of WordPress – now the most prolific content management system used for websites, stimulates interest among hackers, who’d love to exploit such a widely used platform....more

10 Places You Should Share Your Design Work

The social web has made sharing more important than ever, especially for graphic designers who are continually seeking new (and potentially lucrative) clients. Now, sharing your design work is more than simply publishing a portfolio; it’s engaging in a community and making real business-networking connections that can pay huge long-term dividends. Portfolio-driven and personal/professional websites aside, here are 10 places you should share your design work ....more