Depending on where you’re uploading your video content, you’ll need to find the correct file settings to get the right result. Choosing a container format A video container format is a digital wrapper for your content. They determine the extension of your video file. Popular container formats include MP4 (.mp4), AVI (.avi), QuickTime (.mov) and […]
The GIF format is just as popular as its ever been. It may even be more popular than ever before. People love sharing short, auto-playing clips on social media. and the GIF accidentally became the chosen format for that purpose. Unfortunately, the GIFs popularity doesn’t mean that the GIF is a good format. While functional, […]
Web designers know that images can have a huge impact on viewer experience. An attractive image, placed on a well-designed site, can engage your users and send out a message. How do you find the best images for our site? How do you use your images to the very best effect? When creating a website, […]
Conventional online content isn’t enough to stand out any more. If you’ve been producing brilliant blog posts for the last few years, the chances are you’ve enjoyed the success of being one of the first to the content marketing party. Content marketing has been an essential ingredient for online success for some time, but the […]
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If you’re working to build a popular video channel, you need to do everything you can to stand apart from the competition. It’s essential that your videos are smooth, professional, and look great on YouTube. One way to make sure everything looks great is to use the right codec to upload your videos. Keep in […]
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Would you like to create video content that is more engaging and draws in and retains more viewers while also attracting more shares, likes, comments, and other reactions? If you do then you should know that engagement needs to be ‘baked into’ video content, and that starts from the time you sit down and begin […]
Have you ever noticed that luxury brands rarely sell online? Sure, big names have elaborate, appealing websites, but many of them have restricted ecommerce offerings because it’s just not exclusive enough. Ecommerce is for the masses and luxury brands thrive on the distinction between those who can afford a product and those who can’t. That […]
Fonts, images, logos, and videos are some of the most eye-catching elements of your website. While your content is what defines your site, the graphic elements act as the content setting — it helps it stand out. Design elements can quickly get expensive enough to affect any budget, which is why it’s so important to […]
As videos become more widely used across the internet, more and more websites are starting to incorporate video content as well. Often however this is done fairly haphazardly, without taking into account that video by its very nature is different from other forms of content. Frankly speaking, slapping a video into an existing web design […]
You’ve developed your web design skills and landed a few clients. Now, it’s time to grow your business and share your talents with the world. You can choose your own hours, work wherever you want, and make money as you go. To gain the financial freedom you need and grow your business, here are some […]
You're reading How To Manage White Space in Mobile Responsive Layouts, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
White space is a crucial design tool whether you realize it or not. Many designers adjust page elements until they “look good”. Most often this leads to a natural balance of white space between page sections just from gut instinct. But when you get into responsive design this subject gets a bit tricky. White space […]
You're reading Grimag, an Ad Optimized WordPress Theme that Will Keep Ad Blockers Away, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
Are all WordPress themes created equal? To see that, visit the ThemeForest market, and randomly open 20 themes. You’ll notice that along the usual boilerplate marketing wording such as “unique,” “modern,” “bug-free,” “revolutionary,” at least half of them will come with the “ad-optimized” tag. What exactly is an ad-optimized theme? Shouldn’t all themes be ad […]
Photoshop is a powerful graphic design software that enables designers to work with both raster and vector images. The incredible algorithms and unmatchable user-friendly interface have helped this design software become a top choice on the market. Yet, what makes Photoshop truly unique is the impressive collection of free and premium plugins that designers can […]
Now that we’re comfortably in 2017, we can look back at the last few months to see how our “trends of 2017” predictions have turned out, and offer a few more to consider for 2018 and the rest of the year. Clean Layouts That Let Content Shine There was a time when the web was […]
Blogs, blogs, and more blogs. They’re in every corner and every pocket of the universe known as the World Wide Web. Everyone – from professionals and teenagers to fictitious characters and even cats – seems to have a blog. But what are they, what purpose do they serve, and do you really need one? The […]
Adobe is one of the most well-known software companies whose tools are used by numerous web designers. Many reading this article likely use or have used Adobe at some point in their careers. That’s why it’s not without irony that Adobe is now dabbling in a hush-hush project that seeks to automate many of the tasks […]
It’s no secret that video marketing has exploded in popularity over the course of the past few years. Nearly 5 billion videos on YouTube are watched per day — and that number is steadily rising. As mobile technology grows more prevalent and more proficient, video marketing will grow to become even more important as an […]
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This collection of free and premium video creation tools can help you create your very own 2D and 3D character animations and bring your ideas to life. Targeted at both professional animators and amateurs in the marketing and freelance industry, this list of tools is suitable for anyone who’s interested in making their own animated videos. […]
Owning a web design agency is easy, and fun… said no one ever. Well, maybe Aaron Draplin or Justin Ahrens, but those are pretty positive guys. Not only are you directly responsible for the success and well-being of your own employees, but you are also in charge of attracting, retaining and cultivating happy clients. This […]
“User experience” is a broad term that gets bandied around at meetings and swapped with “user interface” as if the two are the same—they’re not. This confusion has probably affected your career as UX and web design roles have slowly started to overlap. Even your clients may be confused as to what exactly your job […]
Web surveys are important tools that websites and businesses can use to gauge important feedback from their site visitors and customers. Web surveys are also somewhat unsung elements of a site because their role is primarily to collect data instead of being a main feature. In e-commerce, and in any business really, determining what your […]
The life of a designer (or an editor, for that matter) can at times be summed up in these words: the search for stock goes on. That search can also get expensive. And that’s fair. These things take a lot of work to make. The skill and time required to take and edit good photos, […]
Major browser vendors have agreed to implement a new web standard that will bring near native performance to the web for online games, music and video streaming, AR and VR, and other applications. The result, WebAssembly, is a portable, cross-vendor, cross-language, size and load time Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) that gets stored in a binary […]
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]
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Most of us know by now that speed is a ranking factor with Google. What this means is that WordPress sites that load faster will have a bigger advantage in Google over those that don’t. So it is very important that your WordPress site loads as fast as possible, especially on mobile. And besides the ranking […]