Are coding skills mandatory for a web designer?

Are coding skills mandatory for a web designer?

Today, web designing has outgrown as one of the most talked-about professional fields. It’s not hard to find students and graduates taking up web designing as their career arena. Although web designing purely deals with designing the layout of websites, some of the novice and even the experienced web designers often get confused as to whether they should know how to code.

Well, this is a question that’s been bothering many web designers residing in different corners of the world. Here, in this blog, I’ll try and find out whether coding skills are necessary for a web designer or can he/she survive the stiff competition by merely possessing the technical knowledge of PSDs.

Four Key Elements to Consider When Designing the Foundation of Your Shopping Cart

Four Key Elements to Consider When Designing the Foundation of Your Shopping Cart

These are tips for designing e-commerce websites.

Simplicity should always be one of your primary concerns when it comes to developing an effective and efficient shopping cart for your website.
With that being said, there are a number of different elements that should be viewed as top priorities when creating the basic foundation of this particular tool.

As long as you focus on including these four elements within your overall design, your shopping cart will be off to a great start.

Cherry For WordPress – A Framework

Cherry For WordPress – A Framework

A framework in the traditional English usage sense means a scaffolding which serves as the base for the entire structure. The word has a somewhat similar meaning in code development too. A framework in web design means a basic code which serves as the base on which you can build up your theme. It has many benefits such as:

  • it makes it easier to work with difficult technologies
  • it puts together a bunch of discrete objects/components into something more useful
  • it forces the developers to implement code in a way that promotes consistent coding, fewer bugs, and more flexible applications
  • everyone can easily test and debug the code, even when they didn’t actually wrote it

21 Excellent Responsive WordPress Themes For 2014

21 Excellent Responsive WordPress Themes For 2014

Mobile and smart devices can be found in most people’s pockets nowadays – and their numbers will only increase. It could be a Smartphone or a tablet and it has come to play a vital role in people’s lives across the world. These smart devices can access the Net and do almost everything we can do on a regular PC. But, as their screens are relatively small, it’s hard to read the content. So what you need is a website with a responsive design or theme – a site that will help all screen sizes adjust when a mobile device user accesses the site.

In this article I’ll detail out some responsive WordPress themes – both paid and free ones – that have been created to make the experience on a small screen great. Responsive WordPress themes are being created at a fast pace due to the proliferation of mobile devices. These highly creative themes have been made to suit all kinds of websites and are easy to find and download. Read this article to make your task of finding and downloading them that much easier!

WordPress Drag & Drop Page Builder Solutions

WordPress Drag & Drop Page Builder Solutions

Drag and Drop Page Builder is the latest and strongest addition of the WordPress arsenal. It empowers the users to design the layout of the website EXACTLY the way they want… and they don’t have to have any technical, coding or web designing skills.

It is being predicted by many web designers (me included) that in future, maybe four five years from now, we won’t have any clients for frontend development. That is because these web builders will take over our current job. Everyone who wishes to make a website, will be able to make it without the help any coder or designer.

Don’t worry, we won’t lose our jobs, we will go on backend, and many other kinds of jobs will also open up so don’t worry.
Getting back to today’s topic, I wanted to share the paid and free resources that help you install a drag & drop page builder in your WordPress. Whether you are a developer or a common WordPress user, you should find this post highly useful.

Design Principles For High Conversion Rate

Design Principles For High Conversion Rate

Competition in the IT sector is increasing day by day with many new players and new ideas joining the market. Gaining and sustaining traffic over websites has become a really cutthroat task. The time has gone when making a website was enough to boost your business.

These days, every inch of your web pages makes difference in terms of traffic you get and money you make. This is the reason tech entrepreneurs are bothering more about the designing aspects of their websites in a bid to maintain high conversion rate.

Instagram for Businesses – 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts

Instagram for Businesses – 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts

Want to show off your products in a fast, convenient and cool way? Two words … click and Instagram! With over 150 million monthly active users and 5 million photos uploaded every day, Instagram has no doubt become the largest online platform for sharing pictures and videos with just a single click. And it is not a surprise that many famous brands are also acknowledging this platform as a great marketing opportunity to promote their products, services, or businesses to target customers worldwide.

Moreover, there are numerous Instagram apps for small businesses to get the most out of their visual content. Here are 10 interesting stats about Instagram that can help you better understand the potential of popular photo-sharing app for the businesses in the upcoming year:

Correct Approach for Designing e-Commerce Websites

Correct Approach for Designing e-Commerce Websites

Information technology has opened up many new horizons for the people to make money. These days, digital media poses to be a strong and reliable source of earning. It offers you commercial opportunities from different aspects. You can earn by selling out your products and services online, you can earn by marketing others’ products and services and you can earn by providing technical support like content development, website development and software building.

These all are the parts of e-Commerce which is the most discussed term on all international IT and academic forums.  Considering the commercial aspect of internet, more and more tech savvies are putting their investment into it. This is the reason the scoop of digital media is ballooning day by day.

X-Raygraphy: When X-Rays Become Art

X-Raygraphy: When X-Rays Become Art

What do you know about X-rays? They are scanned images of body systems, they help doctors to diagnose medical problems in our body and they help us decorate our homes and offices… right?

If you think I have mistyped something in the last sentence, then you’re here for a surprise!

X-rays can be hugely artistic, and proving that is the Dutch artist Albert Koetsier. He has spotted the hidden beauty that is in regular X-rays and is subsequently making his own brand at Photowall UK.