Do You Know Who You Are?

Do You Know Who You Are?

A few years ago I had a very simple view of what I understood I did and who I was when it came to website creation. I described my business as Website Design and myself as a website designer.

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How to Create an Instagram Feed Widget in Joomla

How to Create an Instagram Feed Widget in Joomla

Adding an Instagram feed to a Joomla site is easier than you probably think, and has the potential to really amplify a site's appeal. Here's why feeds can be a great addition, and step-by-step instructions for adding one.

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Hello, Flat Design. 17 Joomla! Templates for Inspiration

Hello, Flat Design. 17 Joomla! Templates for Inspiration

Over the past couple of years we've seen a huge evolution in the way designers and developers are approaching UI/UX design. Responsive, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, Less, Sass, and HTML5 all come to mind. And now for the first time in a long time, a new graphic design trend has emerged out of accessibility. I'm talking about Flat Design.

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Colour and Its Influence on a Website

Colour and Its Influence on a Website

This is the first of a series of articles where we will study the use of graphic elements to reinforce the website’s message in a subliminal manner, given that the message is also provided “explicitly” by the website’s text and images.

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Design Should Reflect Your Brand Identity

Design Should Reflect Your Brand Identity

What is a brand? No, it isn't just your logo, or your identity, it's deeper than that. All of these elements work together to define your company, but your brand can often be dismissed. So what is your brand? Your brand can be described as being the way your company is perceived on an emotional level. I'm going to go over a few things you can do as a designer, to make sure you are clearly depicting a company's brand the right way through identity design.

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Rebuilding Our Site Part 1: Wireframes, Design and Our Audience

Rebuilding Our Site Part 1: Wireframes, Design and Our Audience

Every year around spring we do a redesign of our site. This time we went for responsive design and added a few more HTML5 & CSS3 tricks we learned along the way. We also thought more about our content strategy and audience in this build. Checkout Part 1 of our "Rebuilding Our Site" Series!

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Thoughts on Web Design from an Inbound Marketer

Thoughts on Web Design from an Inbound Marketer

Working in digital marketing, I spend about 98% of my day online. Most of the time I'm managing social interactions, furthering my own education, and writing content. But sometimes, I like to stop and smell the online flowers. Despite having little background in web design, these experiences have led me to pick up on a few things that do and don't work on websites.

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Beauty and the Beach

Beauty and the Beach

By now you know that JandBeyond is an event you can't afford to miss if you are a Joomla afficionado, but what about those cute JAB websites? Read on to find out the creative process behind the most creative international Joomla conference…

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Progressive Enhancement: Flip the Script on Your Responsive Ways

Progressive Enhancement: Flip the Script on Your Responsive Ways

Designers and developers are used to thinking like the average desktop user. But now that the mobile revolution has arrived, design is a multi-part process. How do you start designing for the guy tapping away on his smartphone? And which do you tackle first – mobile or desktop? It turns out that progressive enhancement – creating the mobile website first – can actually lead to a better, more user-friendly website experience later on.

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Do LESS in Joomla!

Do LESS in Joomla!

One of the many new features found in Joomla! 3 is the implementation of LESS. Many have heard of LESS, what it is, and how it can be used, but for those interested in learning (or refreshing) below is a walk-through of a few of the benefits and how to do LESS in Joomla!.

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