How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

As Art Director over at Vintage, I have had the opportunity to build and grow an outstanding web design team. Together, our team has managed to work on plenty of innovative, award-winning projects. I would like to share some of my tips and techniques for hiring, helping cultivate the skills of team members, and creating a productive team culture.

13 Free Data Visualization Tools

Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing.

In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes out of anyone who sees your work, picking a trusty data visualization tool is a must.

With so many tools out there, choosing the right one that serves your specific needs can be a tedious task. As a first step, read this detailed guide on the factors to consider when choosing your perfect data visualization tool.

Is Your Website Repelling Potential Customers?

Is Your Website Repelling Potential Customers?

Colors. Graphics. Original content.

These are all elements that work together to make your website interesting to potential customers. Unfortunately, you can’t just throw together a website with your two favorite colors, throw a graphic somewhere on the page and call it a day. There is research to prove that the appearance of your website has everything to do with conversions.

So is your website repelling your potential customers?

Ask yourself these few questions to find out!

Speed Up Your Website With CDN77

Want to make your website faster? Using a content delivery network (CDN) will bring remarkable speed improvements to your website.

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CDN77 is an excellent content delivery network. They’re a customer-centric, performance-focused company that continually enhances their service through the rapid and early adoption of cutting-edge features.

For example, right now, not a lot of CDNs support Brotli — a Google-led compression format that reduces file sizes 22% better than gzip. CDN77 recently implemented Brotli compression support, which means faster file transfers for users on their CDN.

Why CDN77?

CDN77 offers you a ton of features at a cost-effective price point. That’s probably one of the biggest reasons why over 19,500 websites rely on them.

I’ll talk about the top 5 things I like most about CDN77.

User-friendly design

CDN77?s control panel is super intuitive, so analyzing your traffic stats and performance reports, and managing your account is a breeze with their user interface.

Easy integration with WordPress and other content publishing platforms

Using CDN77 can be as easy as installing a plugin. If you’re on WordPress, you have several plugin options such as W3 Total Cache, ZenCache, etc. Learn more here.

Better speeds because of HTTP/2 support

The newest version of the Web’s standard data-transfer protocol, HTTP/2, is already enabled on CDN77. HTTP/2, according to my test results on http2demo.io, is 63% faster than HTTP.

Free HTTPS support

You might already know that HTTPS on your website is important for SEO because Google uses HTTPS as a ranking signal. CDN77 will serve your content using HTTPS at no extra cost.

Pay only for what you use

CDN77 doesn’t have fixed monthly fees and hidden charges. You only pay for what you actually use. This means the cost scales proportionally to the traffic of your website.

Head over to CDN77 to learn more about this excellent content delivery network.

Try CDN77 for Free!

CDN77 gives you the opportunity to try them for free. No strings attached — no commitments, and no credit card required.