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Cartoons

Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

November 29th, 2015
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Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

This is a true story – unfortunately. A good friend of mine hired a web designer to help him get online. As he has a very specialized target group he does not need an imposing internet presence, more a kind of a virtual business card to help his customers find him online. That’s what he told the designer. The designer then nodded an “Okay”...

Design

HTML5: Create a Top-notch OnePager with Slides

November 27th, 2015
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HTML5: Create a Top-notch OnePager with Slides

OnePagers, websites that consist of one page divided into two or more segments, are still growing in popularity. If I remember correctly, Apple were the ones who started that craze with their presentation of one of the later iPhones a few years ago. The classic OnePager consists of a full-screen presentation of a topic, garnered with large imagery, a subtle header with navigation, an...

Cartoons

Cartoon: The Established Web Design Agency

November 22nd, 2015
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Have you ever noticed that people tend to actually get angry when you ask them critical things, such as if they think they can really handle the project in size and quality? What is the reason behind that behavior? I hope that it’s not what today’s cartoon depicts, though I wouldn’t say it couldn’t be – since I took notice of this study. By...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Now, Could We Make the Logo Bigger?

November 15th, 2015
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People love a lot of things. But what they love most is the sound of their voice, their name being spoken by others, their stories being told by themselves – generally anything that is closely related to them. A company owner loves the name of his company, its logo – generally anything that is closely related to it. Is it any wonder that he...

Design

CSSgram: Instagram Image Effects in Plain CSS

November 9th, 2015
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CSSgram is a tiny CSS library that allows you to apply 15 filters that you already know from Instagram to any image you want. If you like this type of image modification, you can grab it without hesitating. Using neat image effects doesn’t get easier than that. CSSgram: 1kb Small Powerhouse for Your Images Una Kravets from Austin, Texas is responsible for the small...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Always Someone Cheaper

November 8th, 2015
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As a freelancer, you have made this experience more often than you liked to. No matter what you offer and to whom you offer it to. There is ALWAYS someone cheaper. It is like a law of nature. As sure as day follows night each of your offers is doubled by a cheaper one. Keep calm. I know that the other offer is not...

(Free) Services

Fast and Free: How to Create Images for Social Media – Using Pablo v2

November 6th, 2015
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Fast and Free: How to Create Images for Social Media - Using Pablo v2

Small helpers that allow you to create social media images fast and easy are in high demand. Very recently, we introduced you to a lot of these tools. Of course, Pablo, developed by Buffer, was on that list as well. Recently version two of this convenient image service has gone online. Today I want to show you all there is to know. By the...

Cartoons

Cartoon: No Sponsored Posts

November 1st, 2015
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This is a hot topic in a row of corners around the globe. While some audiences have absolutely no problem with sponsored content as long as it is declared properly, others rage and threat the poor blogger to never ever visit his site again should he dare to prostitute himself and blog for money. In my experience, some of the most fanatic foes of...

Cartoons

Cartoon: I’ll Know it When I See it

October 25th, 2015
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Spit out that design. Are you a designer or a mouse? The client sure will tell you if he likes it. He’ll know it when he sees it. Don’t you understand that getting a new design is like getting a new lover? You’ll know it when you see her (or him – what the bleep do I know?). I really don’t understand what’s so...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Facebook’s Design Assistants United Under One Roof

October 23rd, 2015
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It’s slowly but constantly becoming a trend that big platforms provide their design tools and other helpers to the community. Twitter has stood out the most lately by making Recess available to the public while Bootstrap is probably their most popular publication to date. Facebook has now expanded their helper tools and united them under one roof. Facebook: Device Mockups, GUI Kit, Origami and...

Cartoons

Cartoon: The Perfect Web Designer

October 18th, 2015
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Are you a professional designer or developer? I know a more professional one than you will ever be able to become. This guy has literally been born to build the web. He needs not even think about it. He gets into the flow immediately and does not stop until his work is done. Nine to five? Pah, forget it. He loves to work the...

Essentials

20 Free Icon Sets for Immediate (Commercial) Use

October 13th, 2015
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Good icons and fonts have a lot of things in common. One being that you can never have enough of either of them. To strengthen your supply of good symbols we have again surfed the web far and wide to find the best and most recent icon sets out there. What we found is not only usable in personal but also commercial projects. We...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Fit in Typography?

October 9th, 2015
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Are you a professional designer or developer? If you are I am sure you got your dander up more than once on these people poaching on your stamping ground while not even having a hunting license. I know that I do frequently. When I see what some “professionals” call professional tears roll from my eyes. The “professional” in today’s cartoon seems to think that...

Business Online

Five Reasons Why Video on Websites is a Good Idea

October 7th, 2015
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Five Reasons Why Video on Websites is a Good Idea

An image is worth a thousand words. This is even truer when it comes to moving pictures. Written content in many cases is not sufficient to gain attention in the world wide web. Videos have become a matter of course and people no longer only share them on YouTube but also on social networks such as Facebook. Have you ever thought about using video...