Articles by: Kaleb Mercer

  • Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

    Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

    Have you ever been looking through design annuals or other publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon a bunch of work that’s leaps and bounds more creative and technically proficient than anything you’ve done so far? I don’t mean a little bit […]

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  • Weekly News for Designers

    Weekly News for Designers

    This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Propeller […]

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  • 10 Free WordPress Plugins to Help with Legal Compliance

    10 Free WordPress Plugins to Help with Legal Compliance

    Part of doing business on the web these days is ensuring that you are in compliance with local, national and international law. While laws can vary from place to place and by what type of website you’re running, there are WordPress plugins to help you with those responsibilities. While nothing […]

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  • Creating an Illustration Guideline

    Creating an Illustration Guideline

    An Illustration is like any other form of design. It’s vital that it is consistent. The best way to do this is by creating guidelines across our illustrations Why is it needed? Identifying the core values and a high-level rationale as to why you need illustrations is key to outlining […]

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  • Building and Growing Your Freelance Web Design Personal Brand

    Building and Growing Your Freelance Web Design Personal Brand

    As a freelance web designer, you are well aware of the strong competition out there. There is a large number of professionals offering the same kind of services that you do not necessarily with the same quality and, sometimes, for an outrageously small fee. And you might have come to […]

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  • CSS Flexbox Learning Guides, Tools & Frameworks

    CSS Flexbox Learning Guides, Tools & Frameworks

    Flexbox is an advanced method of more efficiently using space amongst items of a CSS container. While its theory can seem a bit complicated and difficult to master, thankfully the web is chock-full of great opportunities to learn. We’ve compiled a collection of some of the best resources out there […]

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  • The 23-Point UX Design Checklist

    The 23-Point UX Design Checklist

    During the design process, some flaws in your product will go unnoticed. Those little (or sometimes big) things can do a lot to hurt the experience that the user has while using your software. We put together a list of points for you to check before the design is signed […]

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  • 50 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes for 2017

    50 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes for 2017

    WordPress themes can run the gamut from niche uses to all-purpose. They can also vary considerably in both quality and price. Note that, just because you’ve paid for a theme that doesn’t guarantee quality. While there is no shortage of premium themes available for purchase, the quality of free WordPress […]

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  • 10 Open-Source JavaScript Data Chart Libraries Worth Considering

    10 Open-Source JavaScript Data Chart Libraries Worth Considering

    The beauty of modern web design can be found in the widespread advancement of visual and dynamic effects. CSS3 has taken the design world to another level with independent animation properties. But digging even further you’ll notice that open source code has revolutionized the process of creating and using such […]

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