Bloggers and online magazines are publishing more design & development news every day. When you’re busy working on projects it can be tough keeping up with all these articles. Luckily there are plenty of online social networks which aggregate design news, by users and RSS feeds. Check out some of these examples next time you’re […]
If you’re as focused on design as I am then the learning process is far from over! We are constantly looking for the latest trends and techniques to pick up and implement into modern design layouts. And what a better way to keep up with trends than listening to podcasts?
I’ve put together 22 of my personal favorite audio streams which are all free downloads in iTunes. Subscribing to Podcasts is a great way of keeping up with new information circulating around the design community. You’ll learn new topics such as frontend development, Photoshop works, building vector art, and a whole slew of categories! If you have suggestions for other Podcasts not listed here please share any links in the discussion area below.
In this post we have collected some amazing free Wordpress themes. If you like these Wordpress themes you might also want to check out some of our previous posts below. Enjoy!
WordPress Anniversary Theme
There’s never been a better time to start or upgrade your blog. The tools available are fully-featured, polished solutions that make getting a professional and robust blog up and running ridiculously easy. Like, seriously – some of this stuff would’ve blown the minds of web developers in the ’90s.
But with so many options, which should you choose? This article will focus on the pros and cons of some of the most popular blog solutions: Self-hosted WordPress vs. Squarespace vs. WordPress.com.
Crowdsourcing as we know it today is a terrible thing. It basically boils down to clients asking several, even hundreds of freelancers, to provide spec work in the hopes of getting their product chosen and getting paid.
No other industry I can think of does this, and is something that plagues the professional freelancers, as their work becomes devalued, especially if they participate. But I’ve discovered something new…
Wait – what? The anatomy of a great list post? What’s this all about? Well a few weeks ago I published an article titled “The Anatomy of a Great Tutorial” in which I presented an outline of some of the elements that I think best exemplify a really great instructional post. I wrote that article […]
A few months ago, I wrote an article here on SpyreStudios, entitled “Content Mosaic: The 6 Most Common Posts on Design Blogs”. The title makes it clear that I outlined what I perceived to be the six most common types of posts that we see published on design blogs all across the internet. One of […]
Recently, I read an article promoting five of the “best” autoblogging plugins for WordPress. I normally don’t write response type posts, but I just felt that I had to chime in and offer my two cents on this one! For those who don’t know what autoblogging is, it’s basically exactly what it sounds like – […]
The other day, Jon and I were talking about different types of articles that are posted on many blogs and sketching out a tentative schedule for my contributions here at SpyreStudios. During that discussion, Jon raised a very interesting point, suggesting that some types of content affect traffic in different ways. Some are more like […]
Launching a new website can be an intense experience. Preparing yourself for the launch and making sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row will ensure that your launch is successful. Today, I want to discuss with you ten things you must do before a new site launch. Please note that not all items […]