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Preparing Your Content for the Extended Reality (XR) Future

This article on preparing for the XR future was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. You’ve probably heard rumblings in the tech industry around the innovations in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. These mediums can broadly be defined as Extended Reality or XR. My first venture into development in XR was in 2010 when I was exploring Flash…

32 Customizable Travel Agency WordPress Themes 2018

Every year the prices of traveling decrease, while at the same time the number who travel continues to increase quickly. This has led to rapid development of countries and popular travel destinations in locations all across the globe. The best part about travel from a business perspective is the fact that travel is such a diverse and lucrative business niche. Flights, hotels, cruises, hiking groups,…

The Best Designers Are Taoists (Sort Of)

Okay, for the love of any God you prefer, read this bit before you start writing comments…please? I’ve been studying up on philosophical Taoism lately because someone very near and dear to me is a (philosophical) Taoist, and I wanted to understand her better. What I’ve found is that web and UX designers have, by studying the data, come to a lot of the same…

Should You Sell Website Support or Maintenance Services?

By now, you’ve likely encountered and worked your way out one of the more common problems freelancers face. In moving your business model from one that bills by the hour to value-based pricing, you become a trusted resource for clients instead of one they call on to tackle nitpicky requests. As a result, everyone stops focusing on the number of hours you put into a…

International Artist Feature: United Kingdom

Welcome back to our International Artist Series. Today we’re catching up with five incredible artists from the United Kingdom, a European country rich in history. I asked each artist how their country and culture influenced their work, and they delivered great responses. Michael Driver Michael is an illustrator and designer based in London. Featuring extraordinary graphic illustrations for many editorial pieces, his work highlights diverse…

Build a Simple Web App with Express, React and GraphQL

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. GraphQL and React have both become quite popular in the last few years, and it’s safe to say they go together like avocado and toast. A GraphQL server can be written in Node and lets you easily create a flexible API using JavaScript classes and…

6 ways to turn a brand into a household name

DesignStudio is the name behind some of the biggest branding stories of recent years, and is fast developing a reputation for turning startups into household names. Its work for Airbnb helped propel the company to dizzying heights. A similar case with Deliveroo. Speaking at Design Manchester’s D(isrupt)M conference, studio co-founder Ben Wright shares some of the processes behind DesignStudio‘s success stories. 01. Don’t over-strategise When…

The Evolution of Website Web Design Trends from the 90s to Now

Just like us, the Internet has gone through some phases as its grown up. From its very basic and primitive beginnings in the mid 90s, to its rebellious phase in the 2000’s and its precocious phase in 2010 to its much more stable and appropriate self today, we’re able to reflect upon how technology has enabled websites to be customized to suit any need and…

Free Online Marketing & SEO Icon Set (50 Icons, PNG & SVG)

We have a fantastic freebie for all you marketers out there! Created by our friends Freepik, we have an amazing Marketing & SEO icon set for you. There are 50 beautifully illustrated icons in the set, they’re all totally scalable and infinitely editable, and within the download package, you will find the icons in both SVG and PNG formats. No matter what type of marketing…

Top 35 Free Mobile UI Kits for App Designers 2018

In 2014, Catherine Clifford from Entrepreneur Magazine predicted that the mobile app market would raise to be a $77 billion dollar industry by 2017 — just last month, Nick Kolakowski from Dice published a story that the mobile app market might be hitting the big $50 billion mark this year, only $27 billion shy. Will the predictions come true? Nathan Eddy from eWeek has similar…