When Did Professional Manners Get Flushed Down the Toilet?

My former co-workers, other victims of corporate cuts, have complained bitterly about the lack of simple, respectful answers to employment applications. It’s true that business manners have joined ethics in a shallow grave, on the edge of town, but have manners totally disappeared? There is a reason business manners have waned, and with a few […]

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Why Most Startups Fail Before They Start

It’s the age of quitting your job to start a blog that will make you an internet millionaire, or so say the ads for people who want to teach you how to start a blog (or “strat” a blog as one former client of mine says on their front page after they decided proofreading wasn’t […]

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Infographic: Quick Look into CSS3 Properties

These days you’ll see a lot of infographics on the web. Infographics are a great way to illustrate information and transform complex topics into simple explanations. So why not make one? In today’s article we’re showcasing an infographic, designed exclusively for Onextrapixel, by graphic designer Teresa Sposato. Teresa Sposato wanted to create an infographic but […]

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20 Inspiring Examples of Pattern in Web Design + 40 Free Pattern Resources

Garish tiled background patterns were all the rage back in the early days of the web in the late ‘90s. Because of this, patterned backgrounds developed a reputation as being dated and unprofessional looking and were avoided by many web designers. However the tide is turning, and now they’re back in fashion with beautiful patterns […]

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7 Best Most Secure Password Managers Of 2017

“123456”, “qwerty”, “111111”, these are among the most common passwords of 2016. Why do people still use these as passwords? Are they really that dumb? Well, anyone can come up with a strong password by mixing letters, numbers, and special characters. But, who can remember such passwords? As a result, people often end up using […]

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5 Best Email Marketing Services Of 2017 – A Detailed Comparison

Plan on selling products on your blog? Promote affiliate products to your readers? Or create an extra stream of website traffic? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you must start building an email list right away. Why? Because promoting products through an email list is the most effective online marketing strategy […]

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How to Cheat at Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-shift photography (that ‘miniature effect’) is still a relatively new concept, and it’s a great way for you to generate interest in your design work through social networks, galleries and portfolios. The only problem is the cost. Even if you have a DSLR camera already, a tilt-shift lens will typically set you back around $1500… […]

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