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What is ‘clickbait’?

This is a topic that I think not everyone knows about but are affected by it all the time. The term you need to remember here is ‘clickbait’. Now this is both an annoying feature on sites but also an art form. The basic idea of ‘clickbait’ is that you are making a link or…

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What does it mean to go viral

This term get thrown around a lot and most of the time people don’t really know what it means for something to go viral. They think if something has a lot of views means that it has gone viral. For something to go viral it needs to become very popular by circulating quickly from person…

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10 web design trends that will change everything in 2015

Some of the web’s smartest designers and thinkers reveal the trends and technologies they believe will transform the web in 2015. In 2014, the biggest web design trends included: grid layouts, flat design, background videos, and the increasing capabilities of HTML5 APIs. So which trends, technologies and techniques will define 2015? net magazine set out…

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5 vertical scrolling trends for 2015

Where does the future of vertical scrolling websites lie? 2014 was the year that vertical scrolling bubbled through from burgeoning fad to mainstream trend. With awesome advertising, prime portfolios and crafted content all benefiting from single page scrolling, it’s now certain that the technique is here to stay. This was the year designers took control…

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Destiny and Companion apps

Destiny is a game from Bungie and Activision and is the first joint project by these companies. These companies have brought us blockbuster games like the Halo franchise, Call of duty and Crash Bandicoot. These companies have come together to create Destiny, which is a ‘massively multiplayer online persistent first person shooter’ (or MMOPFPS for…

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See how your visitors are really using your website

Hotjar helps you understand visitor behaviour and actions to improve your website the easy way. Getting into the mind of your users is key to improving your website. Without resorting to telepathy, this is a difficult thing to achieve but there are many tools at your disposal which help you discover your site visitors’ behaviour.…

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A WordPress Host

These days you have an awful lot of options for hosting your website, so many that it’s easy to get lost. How much should you pay? Is support important to you, or are you a tinkerer who likes to do your own thing? Put in different terms, are you a master chef who can cook a…

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10 reasons every designer needs a strong online presence

Even if you are predominantly a print designer, there is no excuse in this day and age for not having an online portfolio – you may already have a physical portfolio but a website is now expected in addition. Your design portfolio is critical in the cut-throat creative industry – some potential clients will make…

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5 ways to improve your online portfolio

As creative professionals, we live and die by our portfolio. Yet, we all have been faced with the inevitable creative catch-22 – we are constantly producing new work that we would love to add to our portfolio, but find it difficult to dedicate the time to keep it current and up to date. It’s so…

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