Hand-Picked Weekly Web Design Jobs in your Inbox

It can be difficult searching around on various job sites looking for work. Both freelancers and those seeking full-time employment will often fall into dry spells. Luckily there are many great resources to lean on in times of need. Naturally job boards are a big help, but it takes a lot of browsing to pinpoint […]

Amazing Tribute Artwork: Remembering Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steven Paul Jobs had officially passed away on October 5, 2011. We all know about the amazing quality of products put out by Apple and Pixar. But Steve was truly a guiding force in the lives of many even outside of business. His innovations have influenced the world and the entire way we live.

In this gallery I have collected some fan artwork from all around the Internet. A wonderfully supportive and peaceful tribute to the man who has revolutionized the digital industry. What he has left behind is both legendary and forever immortal in time.

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27 Resources to Find Web Design Jobs

With the current economic conditions many people in just about every industry are looking for jobs. Web designers and web developers have the advantage of having some great resources to help them find work. Last week the DesignM.ag job board was launched to give employers a free place to post jobs, and to help designers and developers find the right opportunities.

In addition to our job board, there are a number of other niche specific places to look for work. In this post we’ll take a look at 27 of the options for designers and developers. Whether you’re looking for full-time work, freelance gigs, or just part-time work, there are opportunities out there.

Introduction to Grid-Based Typography in Web Design

What do math teachers and city planners have in common aside from indispensable yet low-compensating jobs? A love for grids, of course! This is one of those special topics that seems really important because it is really important but still doesn’t get enough attention. It’s on par with balancing a checkbook and learning to properly mimic funny accents.

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Thankfully grids can be useful to many career paths outside of mathematics and architecture. I want to focus on the benefits of grid structure when it comes to designing web typography. A typical layout often uses many small blocks of text which are crucial to a good user experience. This post should offer some introductory ideas for designers who want to create better websites focusing on organized typography.

The Best WordPress Classifieds Plugins

Creating a classifieds website or even adding a classifieds section to your existing page is a fast, easy way to make some extra money.

However, it wasn’t always this easy. A while back, creating your own classifieds website was a tedious job and, in the end, it wasn’t always worth the hassle. Nowadays there are a number of plugins, tools and resources that will help you create your very own classifieds page in no time. Here’s a list of the best we could find.

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20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Looking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time.

You can find anything online these days. You can make your shopping online, pay your bills, order things from overseas and keep in touch with your friends from other continents. If you can think about it, it probably exists on the Internet already. Having an eye catching website is crucial and this has led to great pressure on web developers and designers who constantly have to be on top of their game, reinvent themselves and stay ahead of their competition. If you’re one of them, then this article is for you. We’ve put together a list of the 20 most helpful and interesting web development tools that will help you in your work and possibly get you out of a creative rut.

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Building your Portfolio: Custom Website or Online Service?

Deciding when to launch your first portfolio online can be a challenge. It’s tough to know exactly when your work quality is good enough to share with others. Plus how should you get it out on the Internet? There are numerous methods and building your own custom website layout isn’t always the best choice.

I’d like to share a few ideas for creatives about building your first online portfolio. The process is much simpler than you might think, and the toughest part is making exemplary work to demonstrate your skillset. But how people find your work is also very important. I hope to shed a bit of light on this topic and help designers make the right choice for their online showcase.

200 Portfolio Sites for Web Design Inspiration

Designers and developers are growing in numbers and plenty of these folks have outstanding portfolios. The common advantage of the Internet is that anybody from anywhere in the world can check out your projects during any time of the day! If you wish to land more freelance work then I would recommend taking a peek at your current portfolio to see if anything could be updated.

And to help with building ideas for your own website, I have collected 200 various portfolios of graphics designers, developers, writers, and other digital creatives. This is a massive showcase gallery full of design inspiration for unique portfolio layouts. I strived to include only designs which really change things up from the typical portfolio website templates. Plus in addition to these design examples, I would love to read other people’s thoughts on how to build a great portfolio site in the comments section.