The Really Good Guide to Email Design

In this guide, we’ll cover email design best practices for all the different elements of your email campaigns and have a bonus checklist for you at the end.

How long does it take to rank in Google?

If you’re doing client SEO, I guess every new client, without any exceptions, will ask you this question: “How long till my website ranks on top of Google?”

Ideal Open Graph Image Meta Tag Size (og:image) For Facebook & Reddit Sharing

In short, the best size to make your image is 1200 x 1200 or larger with a square aspect ratio. This is due to the different aspect ratios Facebook, Reddit, and other sharing sites use.

Widen Out: Using Your Blog to Attract New Clients

Attracting future clients on autopilot—that’s the whole point of your website, right? Most freelancers accept the story that great work attracts leads, but I’m going to be straight with you: clients have no clue you exist. What usually tips the balance isn’t your portfolio—they see plenty of those.

10 Design Predictions for 2017

Change happens at lightning pace in the design industry and it’s important to keep up to speed with what’s happening to stay relevant. Even if you’re not one to follow trends, as a designer, it’s good to be aware of the shifts going on in the industry. I rounded-up 10 of what I believe will be the most important design trends of the year.

SEO basics: What is on-page SEO?

You probably know that Google uses a lot of ranking factors in their algorithm. In our view, the factors in the algorithm can be divided into two categories, which decide the ranking of your website: on-page factors and off-page factors.

See How Your Web Site Looks on Different Devices and Different Screen Resolutions

Your site is done and looking great on your screen. But, what about the others? They don't have the same setup you do, how does it look like on their screen? Or their mobile device?

Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions

A problematic trend is spreading like an epidemic on the web. In a desperate attempt to nudge users towards conversions like newsletter signups some websites are adding manipulative link text to their popup modals. These user-shaming labels are called manipulinks (a clever term coined by Steve Costello): they employ the practice of what is often referred to as confirmshaming — making users feel bad for opting out of an offer (logically, this practice might better be described as declineshaming).

The Habits Of Unproductive People You Don’t Want To Copy

Another fantastic article from one of my favorite authors - Darius Foroux. The reason I study productivity is because I’m an unproductive person. I truly am. I sleep too much. I talk too much. I read too much. I listen to music all day. I watch movies. I buy gadgets that turn me into a zombie.