Jan 02 2015

How to Find the Perfect Free WordPress Theme

The overwhelming number of free available themes on WordPress.org can be confusing. You can choose from almost 3,000 themes of more or less good quality. And here we’re faced with the dilemma: How can we separate the (small) set of high-quality themes from the “rest”, which is sometimes a catastrophe in design aspects? We’re going to show you how to separate the wheat from the chaff, and we will also talk about the aspects that are important for choosing the ideal theme for your website.

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Dec 31 2014

December 2014: 23 Versatile and Free WordPress Themes to Grow Your (Blog-)Business

The end of the year is always that time when I get into thinking about my sites. Are they on track? Is a design change needed? How can I refine and fine-tune them to better support my goals. A new design might not seem mandatory. But as design is what is seen I always end up implementing a fresh one anyway. If you can relate to that, check out our collection of fresh and free templates for self-hosted WordPress sites and see which one fits best…

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Dec 30 2014

20+ Fresh Free Templates in HTML/CSS and PSD: December 2014 Edition

This is about it. 2014 is close to its end. One day left to go and we’re about to enter the 2015 endeavor. Minimalism and flat design will still be there the day after tomorrow. This trend will even grow with the new Material Design by Google gaining momentum not only in the world of mobile app developers. We have collected another assortment of fresh and free templates for your next design works. These will still be state of the art next month. So whether you are right into creating something during these last few hours of 2014 or will be doing so after New Year’s Eve, these templates will definitely come in handy and save you a whole lot of time.

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Dec 29 2014

Up All Night to Get Lucky? Why Having Sex with a Freelance Client is a Good Idea…

I hate to admit it, but I’ve had sex with a lot of my clients (female). Maybe it was just being young, in New York City where dating is strange, or it was the looser morals in the design and advertising world. I wasn’t alone, either. My peers seem to be having a shtupfest, also. We did question the possible problems sex with a freelance client might cause, just as someone would think twice about an affair with an office coworker. The thing is that it WAS a good idea!

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Dec 24 2014

Merry Christmas: 10 Free Vector Xmas Cards as AI and EPS

Do you remember Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain? The guys who bring you design elements en masse have again teamed up with Noupe to create a few exclusive and useful vector Christmas graphics. Ten designs are there to choose from. Relating to the special season we made no experiments, instead decided to stay close to the conventional motifs. We went for a modern vintage look, however. In fact we are pretty sure you will like these free vector Christmas cards.

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Dec 23 2014

Late-breaking: 29 Free Vibrant Flat UI Packs

Still working? It’s the last day before Christmas and this client keeps demanding a more vibrant look to the UI you designed for him? It needs more pop and sizzle, he told you on the phone. It’s boring like it is. Do something about or he’ll send you the ghosts of Christmas. As chances are, you’re not Ebeneezer Scrooge, who knows how their visits would work out for you. Christmas is not the right time for taking such risks, thus let’s try to satisfy the client and add a little more than just a little vibrancy to it. The following 29 UI packs we dug up from the web will do wonders to your workflow. They’ll even save your eve before Christmas Eve. So what are you waiting for?

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Dec 22 2014

Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

Considered to be an act of vandalism, defacement and even a despicable crime, Graffiti is a controversial type of art that, as a matter of fact, has already managed to win over numerous artists and spectators and has amassed a large army of minions and fans. While authorities and communities hotly debate about pros and cons of this urban branch of creative activity, being divided into two camps, its followers produce splendid and impressive artworks, which enlighten city streets and breathe new life into old, abandoned wastelands. Of course, not every piece is a masterpiece or even worth attention. There are lots of naïve, simple-minded and unremarkable examples of the modern variation of the ancient rock painting. However, there is still much to admire.

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Dec 19 2014

Online Marketing 2015: Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Enough

Organic rather than generated content remains vital to maintaining an online presence. It used to be that having an active Facebook business page with rich organic content was enough to reach most of your customers, particularly if you targeted a niche that was located primarily on Facebook. But that’s no longer the case. Social media and online marketing evolves with each passing year, and businesses have to keep up or their marketing will become obsolete.

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Dec 19 2014

Smart Phones, Dumb Users: Funny and Sad at The Same Time

We know you are always out for a good laugh. Designers and developers are the most humorous folks I know. They even like a good portion of self irony. But today we are not going to make fun of ourselves, at least not only of ourselves. Hopefully you are not one of the following species. But if you are you now know you are not alone ;-) This animated little web app is funny and a best practice example at the same time. Read on…

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Dec 18 2014

Muzli and Panda: Free Daily Visual Design Inspiration on the Go

What if you could open your Google Chrome and immediately become immersed in design-related topics? No need to explicitly fire up any of your favorite web sites nor your RSS reader. It’s just there. That’s the idea behind Muz.li and Panda, new Chrome Tab Extensions, bringing loads of inspiring design news right in front of your eyes. Doesn’t sound like much? Sometimes it’s the little things that are the greatest. But only sometimes…

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