Graphic Design Basics Part 2: Design Principles

Posted in Web Design2 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

In the first part of the series we covered the basic elements of graphic design with shapes, lines, textures and color among others. Today we go a bit more in-depth and will take a look at the principles of design, which are very important to know because they’re what separate the good designers from the amazing designers. Some of the principles we’ll cover today are applied unconsciously, but they definitely exist and we will show you examples from the web to illustrate the concepts.

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Hot WordPress Themes For Freelancers For Personal Branding

Posted in Themes, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

In order to succeed as a freelancer and build a successful brand, website creation is paramount to displaying a professional image. WordPress makes it easy for freelancers to build beautiful, professional websites that are not only impressive to potential clients, but also easy to manage and customize.

The right WordPress theme can make or break your website, so its important to choose one that is clear, concise, simple to navigate and overall generally pleasing to the visitor.

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Reasons Why Every Web Designer Should Blog

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 27 Comments

I won’t be polishing a non-existent shoe. Those web designers who are totally against the idea of blogging (believe me, there are a few who really won’t appreciate this post) can hop out of this discussion. Although, I would feel blessed if you leave your thoughts – positive or negative – in comments section below. I guess you can squeeze out a free minute from your insanely busy schedule?

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8 Techniques To Create An Irresistible Landing Page

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

A landing page is a very important tool for online marketing and is also known as a lead capture page. The definition of it is a single page that appears in response to clicking on an advertisement. These pages are usually designed with a clear scope: to sell or make the user subscribe. They are normally extensions of the advertisement link the user clicks on. You can find links to landing pages in social media, e-mail or search engine marketing campaigns and many other places. You can find them all over the internet. With a clear goal of converting the visitors into buyers or subscribers, the landing pages have to be convincing right from the first moment, otherwise they will not lead to the desired purpose.

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50 Impressive & Fantastic Print Ready Premium Flyer Templates

Posted in Freebies, Templates, Wallpapers2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Designing for print requires some additional and more advanced knowledge which designers often don’t have. And what about those who doesn’t have no knowledge at all but are seeking for a beautiful and qualitative print work? Again Graphicriver is the answer. The print templates that can be found there range from business cards to full magazine mockups. If you’re on a low-budget and don’t want to hire a designer but looking for a nice solution this is definitely the place to check out first. Also if you’re unexpierenced designer in the print field and asked to do a print-ready solid project, this is where you can set off. The templates sold here are detailed, unique and layered so you can examine every little detail or even start building your own project on the basis of it.

Today we’ve prepared a compilation of a niche which will always be in demand – flyers. Flyers have been around couple decades and probably will be couple more. Whether it’s web or billboard – every event needs a flyer. They’re on of the most powerful marketing tools so you have to be careful when choosing one. Fortunately, Graphicriver has plenty of wonderful option to choose from so keep reading and check out these 50 impressive and fantastic premium flyers from Graphicriver.

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Remembering the Unparalleled Visionary that was Steve Jobs

Posted in Inspiration2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Steve Jobs was a creative visionary and innovator. There is no doubt about that. Jobs changed how the world live their lives, from how they listen their music to how we communicate with people, and how we interact with technology as a whole.

The date was October 5, 2011. Apple released the news through press release that Steve Jobs has passed away. Although they didn’t say why, it was later found out that he succumbed to the complications of pancreatic cancer.

At first, his death was met with disbelief as people shared the news through blogs and social networking sites. The Steve Jobs, deceased? It’s hard to imagine the world without the spectacled, black-shirt-and-jeans genius that he is. What will the world do without him?

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Brace Yourselves, Programming Jokes Are Coming

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Programming is a very tough job, I’ve done it and even though it’s a very challenging thing to do, you can’t just stay calm and composed every day. It is a highly stressful job, partly because of the client/boss requirements, and most of it is because of simple things we tend to forget…like a semicolon. For now, wipe away your worries and laugh merrily with this compilation of programming jokes, comics, anecdotes, and videos just for you!

Brace yourselves, programming jokes are coming. Even Eddard Stark says so!

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50 Stunning And Useful Premium Photoshop Actions

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Trying to lighten your workload and learning new ways to do things faster is important for every skilled and clever designer. One of the most gratifying and neat, yet often underrated, Photoshop features is actions. Actions are premade sets of commands that allow you to achieve almost any desired effect within seconds. Actions are extremely handy if you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your project or you’re a beginner and unfamiliar with some advanced techniques. Another cool thing is that everyone is welcome to create their own actions. Thus, you can share yours with the whole world and even earn some money. Where can you find the most useful and creative actions? Well, just like with other Photoshop related things, my answer is GraphicRiver. This article presents 50 stunning and useful premium Photoshop actions from GraphicRiver to ease your workflow.

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Easy Tips To Optimize Local Search For Targeted Traffic

Posted in Tips, Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Local search is becoming more and more important because when you operate only locally, it is to your advantage to be found by your local clients, not by the global population you can’t serve anyway. With the increased usage of mobile search, a huge portion of which is local, it gets even more important to rank well in your locality. Here are some tips how to achieve this.

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