Sending postcards to your old clients to remind them of your services, or to prospective new clients, can be a great and often overlooked way to generate more business.
As you probably know by now, UPrinting is one of the leading online printing companies in the world, with over 25 years of experience under their belt.
They’re truly a great company to work with when you need to get something professionally printed, whether it’s a business card, brochure or postcard.
A few months ago we teamed up with them and gave away 5,000 business cards to 10...
Almost every major web designer faces this dilemma at some point: either continue working with “mom-and-pop” style businesses, enjoying effortless marketing and relatively simple projects, or transition to working with larger businesses and reap the benefits of bigger budgets.
It’s a question of experience, and with enough design work under your belt, new opportunities start to present themselves.
The most difficult part for many is making the transition. The comfort of simple work and the ease of marketing yourself can make maintaining a small client network...
With virtually any WordPress release (or the release of any open-source software, for that matter), there are bound to be bugs.
In a lot of cases the bugs are minor, and are just annoying. In other cases, these “bugs” can completely disable your site. Kind of like the difference between a mosquito bite and being attacked by a swarm of wasps.
WordPress 3.0 is no different. Almost as soon as the official release came out, reports of bugs starting pouring in. In the vast majority of cases, these bugs had to do with either customizations based on deprecated code or plugins that aren’t yet...
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers.
The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week.
Note that this is only a very...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD.
The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers.
These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today.
So for a few moments, take a break from your...
It’s always so interesting when you go to a website you’ve been visiting for months or years to find they’ve been redesigned.
Some redesigns are immediately evocative of the old design, and can even leave you wondering if they have, in fact, been redesigned, or just done a little revamping. Others are so complete you have to double-check and make sure you’ve landed on the right website.
Remember that keeping some elements consistent from your old design to your new one can aid visitors in knowing they’ve arrived at the right place. Otherwise, they might assume your company has been bought out or closed and the...
And here we are with the results of last week’s Que Publishing giveaway, in which we’re giving away 5 books about Adobe’s CS5.
Que Publishing is a very established publisher with almost 30 years of experience providing information and books related to computing and technology, and in this case they’re providing 5 winners with books from the OnDemand CS5 series.
As usual, all winners were chosen at random and the results...
Photoshop’s Curves is a flexible control that can brighten or darken parts of a layer based on the layer’s luminosity.
Editing tones in an image—not just grays and not always photos—can do more than fix highlights and shadows.
Curves can be used to edit photos, masks, graphics and even hues. But using it requires a little know-how and imagination.
Read on for more details...