August Bundle of 50 Fonts by The Hungry JPEG

Last month you may recall we featured a creative design bundle by a new company called TheHungryJPEG.com. Well they are back, this time with over 50 amazing fonts for just $29. Whats even better is that you can tweet about their deal, and save a further 10%.

20+ Free Responsive Templates

If you still have any doubts about how important it is for you to adopt a responsive layout, it is time for you to stop wondering. It doesn’t matter what you are working on, your website need to work smoothly in all browsers. From desktops to smartphones and the huge range of mobile devices, you […]

The Importance of Side Projects

How much importance do you give to your side projects? Do you focus solely on working on your current projects or your job and forget about everything else? These are questions you should be thinking about, specially if you are interested in developing your abilities and getting that cool position you always wanted. In days where the good old college degree + resume are gone, specially in the design/tech industry, you have to keep in mind that side projects are the new resume and are the way you can show your potential to the world.

6 Free Tools for Testing Website Speed

Website speed is something crucial to any page, specially if you consider that users don’t like slow sites and don’t want to wait more than a couple seconds for a page to load. From regular users to high-end ones, no one like to wait too much to see the content they are looking for. And from niche blogs to ecommerce sites, all users have the same expectations, that your page will be fast enough to avoid frustration.

iTunes App Store Optimization Tips

App store optimization is the process of improving the visibility of your app in the app store. App store optimization is deeply related to search engine optimization, specially when you work on improving the ranking of your app in the app store search results. Every person that ever launched an application in the iTunes store is always looking for ways to have more people downloading their apps. One of the main things you need to do to get more people to download your app is to get higher in iTunes’ rankings, and today we will give you some tips about that.

Things you can do to Improve Page Load Times

Loading speeds can certainly make or break a website. In times where users are overload with options, they don’t want to wait too much for a page to load. And by too much I’m referring to about 2 to 3 seconds. Websites should be fast and optimized to better load so that the user don’t have time to think about leaving the page until it loads. If you page takes more than 6 to 7 seconds to load, chances are you are already loosing users. Fast pages lead to lower bounce rates, better retention, higher engagement and better conversions. So before risking loosing users because your page is not up to expectations, check out some things you can do to improve page load times.

Tips on Getting Featured in the iTunes App Store

Every designer/developer that ever worked with an app dreams of getting featured in the iTunes App Store. It doesn’t matter if you are launching a small app you developed over winter to solve a simple problem or if you are launching the app you believe it will change the world, you certainly already pictured the magical moment where you would see your dear app featured on iTunes, under Apple’s spotlight, receiving a lot of attention and being seen by a lot more people.

Lean UX – How to Apply Lean Principles to User Experience Design

The process of putting together a good user experience design has always been talked about as a deliverables-based practice where bureaucracy, specification documents, wireframes, mockups and site maps took the center stage. This deliverable based practice, meaning that everything, each step of the process, has to be delivered with proper timing and documentation, witch often demands a lot of time and creates a lot of waste (something that won’t be used in the working product). Fast forward to times where the web changes quickly than we would like to, and times where we have to make sure our users get what they need, and the process of ux design has to evolve too. Enter the Lean UX practice, which allow us to remove waste from the UX design process while letting designers focus on what works instead of having them worrying about features and documents.