Useful Links

Web Design & Development / WordPress CMS / UX

Interactive Guide to Blog Typography (Tommi Kaikkonen)
8 Points To Educate Web Design Clients (underworld magazines)
An About Us Page Design That Tells “THE” Story (Design Modo)
Startups, this is how design works (A guide for non-designers)
Brand as Context in Interaction Design (UX Mag)
UI vs UX: What’s the Difference? (Web Designer Despot)
The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity (Smashing Magazine)
Comics and UX, Part 1: Cross-disciplinary Techniques & Comics and UX, Part 2: Flow and Content (UX Booth)
10 web development concepts designers should know (netmag)
Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience (UX Mag)
Common mobile web design mistakes (Web Designer Depot)
It Works For “You”: A User-Centric Guideline To Product Pages (Smashing Magazine)
Yes, Experience Can Be Designed (UX Mag)
Designing For the Mind (Design informer)
Selling Online: Design, Development, and Business Considerations (One Extra Pixel)
The Smashing Guide To Moving The Web Forward (Smashing Magazine)
10 Essential Usability Metrics (Measuring Usability)
The Data-Pixel Approach To Improving User Experience (Smashing Magazine)
Navigation patterns for ten common types of websites (Web Designer Depot)
GoMo: Helping businesses go mobile (an initative from Google)
A Framework for Website Reviews (seomoz)
The Role Of Design In The Kingdom Of Content (Smashing Magazine)
10 Key Considerations for Your Mobile Web Design Strategy (Mashable)
Considerations for Mobile Design – Part 1: Speed, Part 2: Dimensions, Part 3: Behavior (UX Booth)
Developing Unity in Web Design (Codrops)
12 Creative Design Elements Inspiring the Next Generation of UX (seomoz)
9 Must-Haves for the Perfect Landing Page (Hubspot)
Web Design & Usability Guidelines (
Web Accessibility for Designers (WebAIM)
8 Tips for Small Business Homepage Design (Mashable)
The 6 Easiest Mistakes Mobile Web Designers Make (Under World Magazines)
Websites Shouldn’t Look The Same Across Different Browsers…Here Is Why (noupe)
Ancient Website Design Practices That Beginners Should Avoid Part 1 & Part 2 (1stwebdesigner)
The Psychologist’s View of UX Design (UX Magazine)
The Anatomy of a Web Redesign Failure (Social Media Explorer)
Web Standards (W3C)

Responsive Design

Responsive Web Design Examples, Tools, Techniques, Templates, Frameworks (The Design Work)
Responsive Web Design, complete guide (Web Design Shock)
8 Tools and Scripts for Responsive Web Design (Web Design Ledger)
The ultimate responsive web design roundup (Web Designer Depot)
Responsive Web Design: Helpful Articles, Techniques & Tutorials (Splashnology)
10 Excellent Tools for Responsive Web Design (Six Revisions)
Responsive Web Design (A List Apart)
Responsive Web Design (Great book from A Book Part)
A Dao of Web Design (A List Apart)

Social Media Development & Marketing

Social Media Cheat Sheet 2012 (Drew’s Marketing Minute)
Social Business Blueprints (Facebook)
8 Industry Experts Weigh in on the Toughest Social Media Topics (Hubspot)
How to Create a Social Media Campaign (Business 2 Community)
How to Attract the RIGHT Social Media Followers for Your Business (Hubspot)
The future of shopping is social (.net mag)
26 Tips for Using Images to Engage Fans & Followers (Social Media Examiner)
The Social Media ProBook (Eloqua)
9 Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Book (Social Media Examiner)
Anatomy of a Book Launch (Christopher S. Penn)
How to Create Your Social Media Policy (Andy Sernovitz)
7 Tactics to Delete From Your Social Media Strategy NOW (Hubspot Blog)
Nonprofit Tech 2.0: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits (Great blog on social media for nonprofits)


Creating a Facebook Page (Inspiration Feed)
11 Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy (Social Media Today)
A Styleguide for New Facebook Brand Pages (briansolis)
Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide (Mashable)
20 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Fan Page (Social Media Examiner)
9 Facebook Marketing Success Stories You Should Model (Social Media Examiner)
To Spread Your Brand on Facebook, Don’t Target Your Fans –Target Their Friends (Fast Company)
20 Expert Tips on Facebook Marketing (Hubspot)
75 of the Best B2B Facebook Marketing Tips (Social Media B2B)


mom, this is how twitter works (Jessica Hische)
4 Tips to Maximize Your Twitter Marketing (Social Media Examiner)
50 Power Twitter Tips (Chris Brogan)
The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter (Web Designer Depot)
How To: Win Tweets and Influence Search Engines with PayWithaTweet (seomoz – daily seo blog) [Pay With a Tweet: A social payment system]


7 Useful Pinterest Tools to Supercharge Your Pinfluence (Mashable)
5 Interesting Pinterest Marketing Campaigns (Mashable)
Pinterest for Brands: 5 Hot Tips (Mashable)
The Copyright Question: How to Protect Yourself on Pinterest (Mashable)
10 Pinterest Tips For Small Business Pinners (Huffington Post)

Blogging / Content

How a Blogger can Build a Global Audience from Zero Part 1 & Part 2 (
What’s the buzz about content strategy? (tcworld)
11 Nonprofit Blogs Designed for the Social Web (Nonprofit Tech 2.0)
Top 7 Reasons Blog Fail and What to Do About It (Social Media Examiner)
17 Ways to Grow Your Blog From Top Bloggers (Social Media Examiner)
21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes (and How to Fix Them) (Social Media Examiner)
41 Awesome Blog Post Ideas For Your Company Blog (oneforty)


How to Optimize Your Google+ Business Page (Hubspot)
34 Google+ Resources for Your Business: Advice from the Pros (Social Media Examiner)
Google Plus Tips & Shortcuts (Local SEO Guide)
Google+: The Complete Guide (Mashable)


15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative (Technipedia)
Ten Ways for Small Businesses to Use LinkedIn (LinkedIn Blog)
HOW TO: Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn (Mashable)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The Inconvenient Truth About SEO (Smashing Mag)
An Introduction to SEO (webdesign tuts+)
SEO: The Free Beginner’s Guide to SEO (seomoz)
Content Curation Guide for SEO – What, How, Why (seomoz)
Guide To Finding Linkbuilding Targets With Social Media (Search Engine Land)
9 New Year’s Resolutions For Link Building In 2012 (Search Engine Land)
Proving Trust on the Web (seomoz)
5 Content Management CMS Tips for Large Enterprises (seomoz)
Conquer Link Directory Best Practices for SEO (seomoz)
What Is Search Engine Optimization? The Three Minute Video! (Search Engine Land)
10 Ugly SEO Tools that Actually Rock (seomoz)
How to Train a Link Builder (seomoz)
A Detailed Guide To Write An SEO Optimized Blog Post in WordPress (1st Web Designer)
What Small Business Clients Need to Know About Keywords & SEO (seomoz – daily seo blog)
Blog Design For Killer SEO (seomoz – daily seo blog)
The Responsibilities of SEO Have Been Upgraded (seomoz – daily seo blog)
Creative Tips For Link Building On A Shoestring Budget (Search Engine Land)
Perfecting Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization: The Perfectly Optimized Page (seomoz – daily seo blog)
11 Digital Marketing “Crimes Against Humanity” (Occam’s Razor)
Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide (Google – PDF)

Internet Security & Privacy

Powering WordPress and website security, Most complete guide (ThemeShock)
Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger (Ars Technica)
Good to Know (Google – Staying Safe & Managing Data Online)
The Usability of Passwords (Baekdal – Interesting article on password security)
Privacy and Security on Social Networks (Beth’s Blog)


Branding Is About Creating Patterns, Not Repeating Messages (Fastcodesign)
Study on Social Sharing (ShareThis, Starcom MediaVest Group)

Some of Our Favorite Tools

Podio (Business Project Management & Collaboration)
Mailchimp (Email marketing platform)
Scribblar (Multi-user whiteboard)
Codecademy (Learn to Code)
Draftest (Test designs)
Cart66 (WordPress e-commerce)
Twylah (Create a website out of your tweets)
Hubspot Marketing Grader (Assess your website’s marketing)
Down For Everyone, Or Just Me? (Great tool to see if websites are down)
Hootsuite (Manage multiple social media accounts & schedule tweets)
Lorem Ipsum Generators! (Mashable) (Bacon ipsum! Literary passages! Even vegan ipsum!)
Paymo (Manage projects, Track time, Invoice clients)
Pitchengine (Share news content)
EchoSign (Electronic signature service)
CrocoDoc (View & comment on any document)