Archive for the “Web Design” Category

Introducing the New Midphase Website Builder

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Two worlds just collided in the website world; professional design meets do-it-yourself. Up until now it was easy to compare websites that were built with a website builder and those touched by a professional designer. Website builder websites were boxy, compartmentalized, lacked features, and definitely weren’t anything to look at. Today we’re pleased to announce…

Five Reasons Every Designer Should Use deviantART

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

deviantART, frequently referred to as dA, is a mixture between a file hosting service and social media website focused around the creation and enjoyment of digital art. According to Alexa, deviantart.com is ranked 126th in web traffic, placing it close to the traffic levels for companies like Walmart and Bank of America. For web designers,…

Remember Perl? Five Ways It Could Help Your Website

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Developed in 1987 by Larry Wall, Perl is one of the most flexible programming languages, offering users with thousands of different applications through its dynamic, open source platform. Aside from the cost benefits of bringing a community project to clients, there are a number of benefits to using Perl in your next design project.

Face-off: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Developers and programmers have different responses regarding the issue of whether PostgreSQL trumps MySQL, although the former is starting to make quite a name for itself. “PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system,” said PostgreSQL. “It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a…

10 Elements Included in the eBay Redesign

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, understands the importance its home page holds in the world’s pantheon of online retailers. In light of this, it set about recently giving its site a facelift, including new shopping pages equipped with “Feeds,” or a curated list of items in Pinterest-like aesthetics. “We’re delivering a cleaner,…

Tremendous Web Usability Tips for Your Website – Bolster Your Chances at Business Success

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

A Look at Some Surprising Usability Statistics 60% of the time, people fail to find the information they seek. 50% of sales transactions are hindered because users cannot find the desired information and 40% of these users don’t return to a website when their first experience is negative. Too much irrelevant information force 62% of…

Top 5 Professional Mobile Responsive WordPress Themes

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Mobile responsive design makes it easier for users to browse through web pages using their mobile devices and tablets. That’s why many WordPress sites deploy premium designs optimized for smartphones. It may cost a wee bit more cash, but in return users get more features and arguably a more robust, secure browsing experience A responsive…

Top Five FTP Clients for Web Designers

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most efficient network protocols for transferring files between two computers or hosting servers. Just about anyone involved in maintaining a website or a blog is probably familiar with this technology. Web designers and developers use FTP for a number of reasons. Primarily, it is convenient to use…

Top Three Open Source Photoshop Alternatives for Web Design

Posted on December 6th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Adobe Photoshop is widely popular for photographers, graphic artists, and web designers offering a host of features for creating professional graphics. However, the price of Adobe Photoshop can be quite expensive.  Most designers consider the return of investment of a Photoshop license in this tight economy. While Photoshop remains the 500 pound gorilla in the…

How Does an SSL Protect My Website?

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

One of the most economical and secure ways to protect your website on affordable hosting platforms is to deploy a private Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on you’re your website giving the instant ability to roll out protected URLs like https://www.mysite.com. If you are still in doubt as to what an SSL actually does consider this…

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