Write for Us
- Must be Original. We do not like plagiarized or rewritten content.
- Must be Creative. We value creativity in writing.
- Must be Well-written. Your post should be spell-checked, proofread, and submitted in proper format.
- All articles should contain a minimum of 800 words. Except tutorials, in which case descriptive images are required.
- We reserve the right to edit, reject, and take down submissions. We might also ask for revisions.
- It is required that you have an intriguing opener of the post. The first 2 paragraphs of your post are very important as those are the ones that people will see on our frontpage and decide whether they want to read the rest or not.
- You should also pick a catchy “intro image” that will be displayed on our homepage along with your opener.
- It is required that your post is structured into logical parts each having its own point, rather than a “chaotic flow of thought”.
- It is crucial that you use catchy subheadings for those logical parts as lots of people would skim through the post to check if it’s worth reading, and cool subheadings help them to get the idea of what the post is about and grab their attention.
- Since you’re writing about “web design” it’s crucial that you add screenshots of websites that either follow the practices that you’re talking about or neglect them. Same with any plugins or design methods that you may write about. The posts should have lots of visual information.
- Paragraphs should be relatively short. If the paragraph gets longer than 6 sentences – it’s time to start a new one. People are afraid of reading huge chunks of text.
- If you can use lists somewhere in your post – that would be cool.
- You can take images from depositphotos.com – just place the link to the image in the post and we’ll purchase it and embed it ourselves.
Images / Screenshots:
- All images should be 700px in width. Height can change, but 700px is the maximum width our layout supports.
- If the original size of the image is less than 700px in width – insert it as is.
- We prefer the screenshots to be saved with “Save For Web” option in Adobe Photoshop with Quality 70-80% and *.jpg extension.
- Save all images in one folder
- Write SEO friendly image titles and number them. It is very important to write appropriate titles, so images could be found in search engines. For example: if article title is: 40 Most Impressive Abstract 3D Wallpapers, image naming will be: 01-impressive-abstract-3d-wallpaper.jpg.
We have certain requirements depending on the type of post you’re writing. Here’s the brief breakdown:
- Article: Unique topics and fresh ideas that provoke intellectual discussion among a knowledgeable web audience and will make an impression on them. We don’t encourage “everybody knows that” kind of articles. Instead we need something unique – perhaps looking at things everyone knows from a different angle. Don’t just list the facts, you should have the message behind your post.
- Lists / Inspirations: Success stories, case studies, excellent sources and resourceful lists for high quality goodies (e.g. wallpapers, icons, templates, products, etc.). In this case your work would be to dig the internet for certain things to make a comprehensive list. If you’re able to come up with things not published in posts on other blogs – that would be overly awesome. Big lists don’t require detailed descriptions of each item. You just need an opener and a title for each item. Take a look at http://noupe.com/ – this blog is fully dedicated to this kind of posts.
- Overview / Comparison: in this case you don’t need too much items. Instead you should take just a few best ones and give them a detailed review possibly assigning marks. While the “inspiration” post should contain 20+ items. The “overview” post may contain only 3 – but it should be VERY detailed.
- Tutorials: Original, step-by-step guide with excellent and comprehensive explanations. (e.g. photoshop, coding, drawing, etc.) The more detailed are your steps – the better.
We accept posts in Word (.doc only) or OpenOffice or HTML or GoogleDocs format. The images should be within the post and attached separately as well.