There were a number of great posts this week from 15 Common Mistakes in E-Commerce Design to setting up Automatic Thumbnails Without Using Custom Field. Here’s a list of our favorites. Enjoy!
15 Common Mistakes in E-Commerce Design
Selling online can open up huge new markets for many businesses. When your store can be open 24/7 and you can reach a global market without the costs of mailings and call centers, it can be a huge boon to your business. But there are plenty of things to consider when designing an ecommerce site. It’s not as simple as throwing up some shopping cart software and plopping products into a database.
Start-up Metrics that Matter
Dave McClure gave a killer talk at FOWA London that gave some great advice for web start-ups. If that’s you, make sure not to miss this talk. You can also view the slides or download the audio. Enjoy!
Interview with Wendell Fernandes: User Interface and Icon Designer
Wendell was one of several designers who brought us the new Monster.com. In addition to Monster.com, Wendell has also worked with clients like Dell, and DivX so it was really interesting to hear what he had to say.
Design a Vintage Radio Icon in Photoshop
In this Photoshop Tutorial, you’ll learn how to design an old vintage radio using simple shapes, gradients, patterns and textures.
Become a WordPress Theme Developer Who Rocks in Four Steps (and 50+ Readings)
The steps are clear and in this post you can find some useful tutorials and excellent readings to really become a star as WordPress Themes Designer.
So Your Client Says They Want to Get on Twitter…
Twitter. They talk about it on the local news, they talk about it on ESPN… it’s mainstream. It’s almost a household name like YouTube, Facebook, or Johnson and Johnson. Businesses know that other businesses are using it, and they feel like they are potentially missing the boat on something big. Because it’s web related, they turn to us, their web designers, for guidance. What do we say? “Sure, no problem”
Identity Design Process for a Personal Rebranding
Mike Tittel, an independent photographer approached me looking to take his personal brand identity to the next level. Mike Tittel Photography, an adventure sports/active lifestyle photography company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, decided that if he wanted to move from his “basic Verdana [all type] logo” that he needed to work with a professional — something unfamiliar to him and his previous marketing efforts.
Interview with Steven Snell from Vandelay Design & DesignM.ag
I first connected with Steven back when I used to run Freelance Folder almost 2 years ago (Steven wrote some great articles there) and we’ve been in contact ever since. Here’s the interview I did with Steven recently, I hope you like it! Make sure you stop by in the comment section and feel free to ask Steven questions!
A Case of the Creative Munchies & How to Feed Them
Ask just about any creative professional and they will most likely tell you they have suffered from a creative block. It’s just a normal part of working in a career where your passions and talents meet….
How To: Start Selling Downloads from Your WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes
Selling downloads that are instantly delivered to the customer after they purchase is an easy way to earn some passive income. There’s no inventory to manage, no shipping calculations, and instant, automatic delivery means more happy customers and less support headaches.
Automatic WordPress Thumbnail Without Custom Field
Let’s say you want to show thumbnails in your blog’s front page. A lot of blogs do that now and it’s a good way of making the page look more alive. The only problem though is that using custom fields can be complicated and time-wasting. This post will show you how to make your theme generate thumbnails automatically, based on your post’s first image.