Feeling Blue? Using a Favorite Color in Design

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  July 19, 2012
Feeling Blue? Using a Favorite Color in Design

We all dream in color. Every design concept and sketch comes with some sort of color association. But what do those colors mean? What associations are we making just with that choice alone? Blue is a color favorite among many people. The color, which is seen in the skies and oceans, is a constant and tends to have associations with nature. Use blue as a design element to...

20 Facebook Fan Page Templates from MightyDeals – only $27!

Adrian  •  Resources  •  July 18, 2012
20 Facebook Fan Page Templates from MightyDeals – only $27!

Having a Facebook presence is essential these days – not only for ordinary people who just want to interact with their classmates and friends. The new strategy of doing online business is to let yourself known on Facebook so that there would be a stronger interaction between people that spend most of their time on social networks and you. This offer will sound great for...

How to Create Infographics in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Tutorials  •  July 17, 2012
How to Create Infographics in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: Intermediate / Advanced Estimated completion time: 2 hours In this tutorial we will learn how to create the information graphics (Infographics) using the standard tools of Adobe Illustrator. We will also show you some ways how to change graph appearance retaining its dynamic functions; i.e. you will be able to edit the data graphs after all...

Commercio Free – Business and e-Commerce Icons Set

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  July 16, 2012
Commercio Free – Business and e-Commerce Icons Set

Commercio is a free web icons set for both business and e-commerce websites. This set contains the basic, most important icons usually used in e-commerce and websites related to a business. With the help of these elegant icons, the navigation and commerce experience will be great on any website related to e-commerce. It will also ease the buying procedure, which will...

How Freelancers can Maximize their Time and Make More Money

Jenna Scaglione  •  Resources  •  July 6, 2012
How Freelancers can Maximize their Time and Make More Money

Have you ever heard anyone say, “Time is money?” It’s a common expression people use to show how time is directly proportionate to how much money you earn. This phrase is especially valuable to freelancers who must manage their time and use it wisely to increase profits and build viable businesses. Unfortunately, even though time is precious, freelancers give in to...

What to Expect When Designing for Startups

Jenna Scaglione  •  Design  •  July 5, 2012
What to Expect When Designing for Startups

Designing for startups can feel more like a whirlwind than an actual design project. The process can be a rough road to travel if you are not prepared for the full experience. Thankfully, startups are realizing the need for effective web design and many are hiring professionals like you to get the job done correctly. Great design is becoming more and more important as business...

HTML5 On-Device Caching – What It Is and What It Does for Mobile Cloud Computing

Sue Poremba  •  Coding  •  July 4, 2012
HTML5 On-Device Caching – What It Is and What It Does for Mobile Cloud Computing

It’s hard to ignore the deafening buzz in the air these days about cloud computing. But when you consider the numerous advantages this maturing technology is capable of offering, there is nothing cloudy about its future. So what exactly is this cloud and what’s the fuss all about? Well, the “cloud” is sometimes used as a metaphor for the Web itself, but it is actually...

Twitter Bootstrap – Out There To Accelerate Your Projects

Christian Vasile  •  Coding  •  July 3, 2012
Twitter Bootstrap – Out There To Accelerate Your Projects

Twitter Bootstrap is a widely used set of free tools containing HTML and CSS-based templates for buttons, charts, forms, typography, along many others, and even optional JavaScript extensions. GitHub continuously develops the project and it is most likely their most impressive toolkit until now – as a matter of fact, it is even used by MSNBC, CodeSprint and NASA. If you...

Evoke an Emotional Response: Using Red as a Design Tool

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  July 2, 2012
Evoke an Emotional Response: Using Red as a Design Tool

We all dream in color. Every design concept and sketch comes with some sort of color association. But what do those colors mean? What associations are we making just with that choice alone? Red has very strong meanings and symbolisms and can have additional associations between cultures. Use red to generate and attract attention in photos, backgrounds and even text. Here we...

50 Top WordPress Themes Released in 2012

James Howard  •  WordPress  •  July 1, 2012
50 Top WordPress Themes Released in 2012

WordPress is the fastest growing content management system on the web. While it started out as a blogging-only CMS, WordPress has quickly expanded to work for portfolios, ecommerce shops, business sites and more. As WordPress has grown, so have the number of themes available for it. But with the sheer volume of themes out there, it can be hard to find the right one for your...