Sep 12 2013

Melany Lane Script Bargain: One of the Most Beautiful Fonts Out There

This is hands down one of the most beautiful font families I’ve ever come across. And I been here from the beginning of the 90s, so this does mean something. Melany Lane Script by Yellow Design Studio is one of these fonts no designer can do without. You’ll feel the need to possess it no matter the project. I actually fell in love. How about you?

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Sep 11 2013

Freebie: Three Noupe Wallpapers in Retina Resolution by WallpaperFX

Did you ever want to be reminded of your favorite design magazine each time you look at your computer desktop? Don’t deny, we know you did. WallpaperFX, our friends from Romania, took the challenge and created three great wallpapers in full Retina resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels. Use them freely and adjust them to your liking. It’s better to scale a large image down, then to scale a small image up.

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Sep 10 2013

How To Stay Cool When Your Client Wants To Maintain Their Own WordPress Site

So your client doesn’t want you to maintain their website for them. I encounter this a lot working with DIY-minded small business owners, and I used to dread it – I mean really dread it. Back in the day, allowing your client access to a website meant constantly fixing it after they broke it. Or worse, they would break it then try to fix it themselves after 3-hours of researching the error code on Google. Yikes.

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Sep 09 2013

Design Contests: The Pros and Cons

One of the biggest hot buttons for designers is the subject of design contests. The mere mention brings murderous comments from most, and the belief that these contests are devaluing the entire design industry. So, are these contests the death rattle for the average freelancer? Is there a bright side to the dark side, or does the design industry have to change to meet the same fate retailers faced when online shopping started gaining popularity? Here’s the pros and cons of the new crowdsourcing.

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Sep 06 2013

Value for Free: What to Give to Get Peoples’ Email Addresses

Your blog’s email subscribers are the life and blood of your online business. Your blog is, quite rightfully, judged by the number of subscribers it has. There are many ways to get more email subscribers. One of the most important one of them is giving away something in exchange of peoples’ email IDs. But the question is – what should you be giving?

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Sep 05 2013

Steal of the Week: Bundle Storm Bundles Loads of Bundles

Don’t get bedazzled easily. Our headline, read word by word, might be a tongue breaker, yet tells nothing but the truth. In our Deal of the Week, the Bundle Storm, we have a massive resource with over 60 GB of material for you. As you may tell from the weight, this is not a small package. This is a bundle that bundles bundles (Oops, I did it again). As such it is one of the largest bundle bundles there has ever been. Thousands of high-quality elements for creative designers are waiting for you to be used in private and commercial projects alike.

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Sep 04 2013

Bootstrap 3 PSD: All The Elements of the New Version, Free and Fully Editable

Our friends over at DesignShock have created an excellent new resource for web design lovers and people who want to get into the brand new Bootstrap 3 interface quickly. As you already know, Twitter overturned Bootstrap’s UI concept and totally renewed the interface. This brave move surprised almost everyone in the web developer community. To grant for a smooth transition, the guys at DesignShock released a free PSD package that’s really easy to use, helping designers and developers create models of themes, web pages, mobile and web apps. The file accurately emulates all the elements of the front-end interface. Inside it you will find a set of layers with all the elements you need to start designing.

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Sep 03 2013

Scratching The Surface: 40 High-Grade Textures for Print and Web Projects

Textures are what you need if you want a surface to look realistic. Sure, you might as well create them digitally, e.g. using Photoshop. Yet, Photoshop’s results are much too clean to fake reality in a believable manner. If you want to create a photorealistic texture with your favorite image editor, you’ll need to combine filters with filters on filters, ’til days end. Why not walk the easy path and choose one of the following textures based on photos in different resolutions?

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Sep 02 2013

Ionize CMS: Multilingual Developers Dreams Come True

Moving on with our series of CMS reviews, today we will be focusing on another developer-friendly Content Management System: Ionize CMS. Ionize CMS is a flexible open source CMS, that uses PhpStorm and CodeIgniter. Managed by Studio Partikule of France, it has its own module engine and can be used to power a wide plethora of websites. Also, Ionize CMS is equipped with the very liberal MIT license.

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Aug 30 2013

Webydo: The Center of Your Web Design Business

You are a designer looking for ways to increase your customerbase? You want to design faster and less expensive? You want to create websites the way you are used to from creating print designs? You don’t want to mangle with code or – even worse – collaborate with programmers? If you answer yes to at least one of these questions, you should definitely read on. Because what you’ll find out might change your life… (Additionally, we have an exclusive offer for you at the end of the article.)

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