A while back I wrote about why we use Joomla instead of Wordpress or Drupal. This question hasn’t left my mind. In fact, its grown very big. I started to question my own idea that Joomla/K2 is better. I noticed features that we didn’t have compared to Wordpress, and I also started using and learning Drupal (which by the way is pretty sweet).
There are many factors to consider when designing for foreign clients and unless you’ve lived there for most of your life, it takes a good amount of research in order to understand the culture and to design well for the culture. Many designers can probably relate to this. The design process comes naturally when you are designing for brands where the target audience is similar to you. Whereas, if a brand’s target audience greatly differs from you, designing can be pretty tough. So below I regurgitates some things I’ve picked up from working with foreign clients.
Many of our clients have issues getting their Search Engine Optimization campaign started in the right step. SEO isn’t hard, its just common sense, and content creation. No one is interested in going to a boring site including Google-bot!
Everyone hits that creative roadblock every once in a while. You’re stumped on a project, there are no good ideas that are coming to you, and frankly you’re a bit frustrated. I’ve found that creativity cannot be forced, however it can be fueled through things around you. The great scientists, innovators, and artists throughout history have found inspiration through things around them. Below are some places I get creative inspiration from.
We’ve consistently added new tutorials and ideas to this site. Today, we have another big block of templating examples we would like to share. There are total of 9 new tutorial entries which are all K2 templating related. We’ve listed them in order of difficulty. Check it out! (also awesome Porsche pictures included!)
There is much buzz about Apple’s new flat iOS 7 design. A lot of people are shocked by the new changes. For us, we question how this change will affect web design. Like any change in trend, web design follows certain trends and this decade seem to be marked by a move away from skeuomorphism and towards simpler flat design.
Graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, web designers, and architects all follow similar design concepts when designing their respective products. The design concepts are simple and straightforward, but it’s applying these concepts effectively that’s difficult. Below I list a few easy design concepts you can follow to help you with your next design project.
It’s always easy to tell the difference between a well made custom website and those websites that use stock templates. It’s the same difference in character between a brand new sports car you bought at the dealership and the race car built from the ground up. Sure one is comfortable and easy, but it definitely won’t have the character or the real performance you’re after. Cheap bolt on parts (bad plugins and modules) won’t make your car or website better either.
What is a CCK? Content Construction Kits are used to create custom posts/pages/entries on a CMS (Content Management System). This article compares 5 CCKs for Joomla.