Business Online

It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

August 6th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

Free SEO tools are a great way to get closer to that number one position without paying too much upfront. Dirty little secrets: even the average SEO specialist uses free tools, so why shouldn’t you? We have researched the following big list of free SEO tools anyone should at least know about. Even if you may have used one or two from the list...

Essentials

29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

August 5th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

When it comes to promoting a business, we have become accustomed to resort to online means such as websites, social media profiles, Google ads and the like. In doing so we extremely underestimate the power that is hidden in print material. Take that profane business card as an example. Of course these days business cards are no longer necessary to convey your contact information....

Themes

July 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of the Month

August 4th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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July 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of the Month

We are back with our third month in a row, where all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage are being designed responsive. New ranking factors at Google take mobile usability into account, so building websites that are not mobile-ready today is shortsighted , to say the least. Don’t get caught that easy. Use one of our new entries instead. For another month...

Business Online

Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

August 1st, 2014
by Speider Schneider
3
Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

With competition rising among designers, using social media is more important than ever, especially having your own blog to help spotlight your talent and abilities. A blog can not only show your work but your thought process, knowledge and professional demeanor… if it’s done correctly! The biggest question I get from freelance designers, illustrators and photographers is how they can find clients. My first...

Design

HTML5: More Flexibility in Form Design

July 31st, 2014
by Denis Potschien
5
HTML5: More Flexibility in Form Design

Forms have grown more versatile with HTML5. The input element is now able to contain email addresses and dates and marking input fields as mandatory or prepopulating them with content is no longer a case for JavaScript – just to name a few of the most valuable additions. But then, there’s even more to it. Did you know you can now have more than...

Essentials

24 Fresh and Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: July 2014 Edition

July 30th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
3
24 Fresh and Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: July 2014 Edition

Continuing with our monthly series, we bring a selection with the best quality items for webmasters and app developers looking for good interfaces to use in their projects. Our favorite this month is Kappe, but as always, there should be something for everybody. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we have neatly listed...

Design

CSS3 Background Blends: Photoshop Background Effects in pure CSS3

July 29th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
1
CSS3 Background Blends: Photoshop Background Effects in pure CSS3

With CSS3 we are able to add more than one background to an element. In doing so background images and/or colors are piled upon each other, just as you know from the layers concept of Photoshop. While transparencies exist, the underlying background file or color will shine through. The new CSS3 Background Blends allow for even more possibilities to combine several backgrounds into one...

Development

Better than Pure CSS3: Realistic and Complex Shadows with Shine.js

July 25th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
1
Better than Pure CSS3: Realistic and Complex Shadows with Shine.js

Thanks to CSS3 there are several possibilities to apply shadows to elements. We have text as well as element shadows, and even a shadow filter exists. Unfortunately all CSS3 shadows are limited to simple drop shadows, where you can define its colour, its blur, the offset and the size. The new JavaScript library offers many more features to let you create much more realistic...

(Free) Services

More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use – Raumrot and KaboomPics

July 24th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use – Raumrot and KaboomPics

We had free images since years ago. That’s not so very new. But what really is new is the growing professionalisation of these services and their offered material. Was professional photography the domain of commercial stock photo providers for ages, these days the lines start to blur. I personally have turned to looking through the free offers first, and only if I cannot find...

Development

MagicSuggest for jQuery: Beautiful Selection Comboboxes Based on Bootstrap 3

July 23rd, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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MagicSuggest for jQuery: Beautiful Selection Comboboxes Based on Bootstrap 3

The „<select>“ element makes it easy to markup input areas for multiple selections. On the downside there are quite a few limitations to it and it sure doesn’t look anywhere near as great as MagicSuggest does. Instead of having boring select lists, MagicSuggest allows us to create beautiful comboboxes capable of multiple selections from both freely entered and prepopulated items. MagicSuggest: Simple Integration MagicSuggest...

(Free) Services

Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use

July 22nd, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
1
Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use

It’s getting more and more common. Free stock photography is on the rise. We see new services emerge on a monthly basis. Mostly maintained by photographers, aiming to get more exposure or agencies, aiming to prove their quality of work, free stock photo libraries are a benefit for both sides. Getting more exposure and sympathy might potentially help to acquire more paid work, the...

Essentials

Vintage Style: 40 Free Retro Fonts Not Only for Hipsters

July 21st, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Vintage Style: 40 Free Retro Fonts Not Only for Hipsters

Hipster supercharged the already running Vintage trend. Thanks to that we have a plethora of note-worthy, production-usable retro fonts at hand. About half of those we are going to show you today allow commercial use, the other half is for private use only. The information is given right alongside each item of the following article. We hope you enjoy our little collection of 40...