Not Saying it is Illegal, But a Warning About Crowdsourcing

Dec 20, 2011 by Shaun Smylski


Designs are inheritably shared, for this reason I have nothing against Logo Contests/Crowdsourcing. We have to admit that creative people will share without being paid because the motivation to create is just..too....STRONG..ugh...sigh*

However, if you’re planning to use Contests & Crowdsourcing, then I must warn you of two things.

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Internet Explorer Now Has a Mandatory Update Policy. No More IE6

Dec 15, 2011 by Shaun Smylski


With Firefox now just failing to 3rd place and Chrome moving above to 2nd, it became time for Internet Explorer reaffirm its grip at #1. To do that, they announced that Explorer will now, like a dark assassin, silently kill off its older versions(ie. 6, 7, & 8) and automatically update to the latest version for every release. Updated without asking users. Hooray! No more old IE Bugs!

Read the full article here.

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Reference Guide: the 1140 CSS Grid in Pixels

Dec 13, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

As usual, with the re-launch of our new company website, we try to incorporate as many new technologies and best practices into it as possible. One of the more obvious updates for the previous launch of the website was the re-developed of the entire website in Drupal 7. This time, besides many content, usability, and conversion updates, we've decided to try out the new 1140px CSS Grid layout.

After extensive research and development, we've come to the conclusion that this particular grid system will be the most beneficial addition to our online strategies. Not only does the website easily adapt to most of the mobile devices (try it out on your phone) and older computers, it also degrades quite nicely in a few older browsers as well. This means that with this release, we get a wider reach in audience and less development time.

In this post, I've included a reference image and a PSD file (layered transparent overlay) for anyone who also develops using the 1140px layout and wishes to find out what the dimensions are in pixels.

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6 Great eCommerce Infographics

Dec 7, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

Check out these great infographics that look at:

  • shopping cart abandonment
  • where most people shop online during work hours and which companies allow it
  • how small businesses are using social media to engage their customers
  • staggering numbers from 2011 UK Christmas Shopping research campaign
  • interesting take and insights on offering free shipping to your customers
  • the social commerce for brands and fans alike.

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Is New YouTube A Good Idea?

Dec 2, 2011 by Shaun Smylski

New YouTube launched today. Better than ever before with its new friendly UI, making it easier to navigate. We are happy with this new development.

While most will be curious about the new functionality, we are more curious about how people will react to the change. Unlike Facebook's random UI changes from now and again, this one was one drastic leap, with a whole new aesthetic. Not to say that the old YouTube had any style before.

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How to Market Your Website Online Part 1

Nov 30, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

How to Market Your Website Online Part 1

Today I'm starting a series of posts that follow the design, development and marketing of one of our projects: Drupal Style.

Drupal Style offers free Drupal themes, various related tutorials, as well as free Illustrator, Photoshop and icon downloads to the design community. There aren't that many Drupal-related websites that offer free high quality content, so we already have an edge there.

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