ShortPixel’s Alex Florescu: Breaking Down Image Optimization

ShortPixel, Progressive Image Optimization   It’s possible there isn’t another group of people who care about optimization, more than the good folks over at ShortPixels. Between Ionut Croltoru, Simon Dudulca, and Alex Florescu, ShortPixel has more than thirty years of experience behind it. ShortPixel is a Word Press plugin that allows designers to optimize their […]

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Nov 11, 2016 BY admin

Interview: Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mike McDerment, the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, for Web Design Ledger. FreshBooks is the #1 cloud-based accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small business owners, with more than 10 million users in over 120 countries. Mike has spent the last decade making accounting software accessible to small businesses and is the co-author […]

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Nov 09, 2016 BY admin

First Aid Git is your Free Search Engine for Git Help

Version control has become a must-have technology for programmers & web developers. Over the years it has become much more influential and now it’s a practical powerhouse of tools for managing revisions, updates, and changes to any codebase. The most popular choice by far is Git which happens to be open source and the main […]

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Nov 04, 2016 BY admin

15 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2014

Every WordPress site owner has their toolkit of plugins they can not live without. Usually it includes solutions for SEO, caching, security, and other improvements. It’s an awesome thing about WordPress that in its Plugin Directory there are more than 32,000 different plugins, allowing you do almost whatever you want with your WordPress-based site. It’s […]

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Nov 02, 2016 BY admin

In Praise of the Peculiar: How and Why to Use Surreal Images

Sponsored by: By: Anastasia Dyakovskaya “Humans are complex and unpredictable, and there’s no reason why brand visuals can’t be, too.” – Lauren Catten, Art Director at Getty Images Imagination is one of the four factors that make for a powerful image, and nothing stirs it more than Surreality – one of iStock & Getty Images’ 2016’s top […]

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Oct 26, 2016 BY admin

Monstroid Multipurpose WordPress Theme Review and Giveaway

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a blogger or a photographer, having a website is a must for you these days. However, choosing the best website platform and theme could be challenging due to the number of solutions available around the web. Imagine one giant multipurpose WordPress theme which will meet all your expectations and even more! […]

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Oct 23, 2016 BY admin

7 Free Minimalistic Fonts for Your Designs

Long gone are the days of busy, over cluttered designs. Now it’s all about minimalism, which puts more emphasis on typography. That’s why it’s important to be using the right fonts. Below you’ll find 7 free minimalistic fonts that that should work well in your simple designs. Separator Helsinki Equal Dual – 300 Viro Ankle […]

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Oct 21, 2016 BY admin

20+ Fresh and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

Almost every design project requires icons. Icons can be found everywhere on a website and their primary purpose of guiding and giving out information to visitors is a highly important one. In other words, these tiny graphics within a website tell you how you can move to the next page, checkout the cart, cancel a […]

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Oct 21, 2016 BY admin

How to Blur Backgrounds in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to quickly blur backgrounds in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD). The Steps (1-8) 1. Create a New Artboard. For this tutorial, we’ll be using the iPad artboard, with the orientation being adjusted to Landscape in the Property Inspector. 2. Select the Rectangle Tool, Left-click and Drag […]

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Oct 21, 2016 BY admin

Interview with Qapital’s Head of Product Henrik Wrangel

Recently I was able to ask some questions about a new money management application named Qapital. It’s an interesting program that can connect into your accounts and help you save money for future expenditures. Curiosity got me asking about the history of this application, how it was designed/developed, and what may lie in the future […]

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Oct 10, 2016 BY admin