Typical Mistakes Even Experienced Developers Make Writing CSS for WordPress Themes

Typical Mistakes Even Experienced Developers Make Writing CSS for WordPress Themes

WordPress is super-flexible but retains its shape nonetheless. Coding standards are one of the ways which helps it do that.

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8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Design Portfolio

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Design Portfolio

For creative professionals, an online portfolio can become your most powerful marketing tool. It communicates your skillset and exposes your work to countless potential clients worldwide who are looking for someone just like you.

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7 Next-Level Collage Artists to Inspire You

7 Next-Level Collage Artists to Inspire You

You’ve probably tried your hand at collage making once or twice in your life. These artists take it to the next level.

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Lessons from the Ocean: A Surfer’s Guide to Design Thinking

Lessons from the Ocean: A Surfer’s Guide to Design Thinking

My relationship with the ocean began before I was born. My parents rented a small boat the weekend “Jaws” was released. Coincidentally, the movie was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where my father chose to introduce my mother to the sport of sailing. I’ve been told it did not go well.

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How to Design an eCommerce Store to Maximize Conversions (13 Strategies)

How to Design an eCommerce Store to Maximize Conversions (13 Strategies)

eCommerce is about making sales. Period. That means if you own an eCommerce website, maximizing conversions should always be one of the top items on your to-do list. Today let’s look at a few ways you can improve the conversion rate on your eCommerce site.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Good to Be a Beginner Designer

5 Reasons Why it’s Good to Be a Beginner Designer

In the creative world, experience is often seen as a boon to anyone’s resume. A lack of experience, on the other hand, is often a source of anxiety and stress for many beginners… But it shouldn’t be.

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4 Tips to Simplify Your Web Design

4 Tips to Simplify Your Web Design

“Keep It Simple, Stupid!” You’ve definitely heard that before but with these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making it part of your design ethos.

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The World’s Most Beautifully Designed Subway Maps

The World’s Most Beautifully Designed Subway Maps

Maps may not seem to be the most glamorous of design commissions but if you’re lucky enough to be tapped to design one, these are the ones to use as inspiration.

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5 Reasons You Need a Design Book Collection

5 Reasons You Need a Design Book Collection

We have a small collection of art and design books here at Design Instruct and it’s obvious we need more.

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25 Things Designers Have Said About Design

25 Things Designers Have Said About Design

Design is one of those professions wherein true, life-changing insights are best gained when you let it consume you and permeate every aspect of your life. It is only when you have enough experience (and failures) under your belt, that you can really get a sense of what design is really about — and more to the point — what “good” design is really about.

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5 More True Things Every Creative Already Knows (or Should Know) Vol. 2

5 More True Things Every Creative Already Knows (or Should Know) Vol. 2

Here are a few more true things we all know.

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Exciting Illustrators That Will Inspire You: September 2015

Exciting Illustrators That Will Inspire You: September 2015

We love illustrators at Design Instruct.

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