I really must refer to Colorburned post here – He did a great job by bringing up so many companies and idea, which helped me to directly find related companies, which could sponsor my website too. It’s been a while and now I wanted to take a deep research about current companies, which use and actually buy those advertisement banner places thereby supporting design community in return helping to build good page rank and actually get very targeted design related clients. I listed here all the companies I’ve found advertising on graphic design, web design, blogging related blogs, showcase sites like mine is. Now after research I must say I was surprised, browsing through all those blogs daily I didn’t checked those sites, but now I found many good softwares, services I would really love to try myself! Not always the best stuff available is for free and really what did I see was very reasonable prices for several really good services.
Also it was interesting research which kind of banners different companies use, what design and what did they put into those banners – what kind of text, images, animation. If You are designer yourself you’ll understand me – I don’t see advertisements in real life – I look at composition, idea, color scale, accent distribution and things like that. Here I did the same, because I believe every banner is created by professional designer and here you have to manipulate with limited space to attach emerging customers, clients.
I also added short description from their own sites so you could know what company behind that banner is offering. And short tip – if you have good traffic and good price, but have no advertisers, I strongly recommend you writing these companies explaining why they should choose to advertise there, tell them what your blog is about and show them your stats. I am sure you’ll get
PSD To Html Services
PSD conversion to CSS,HTML service.
PSD2HTML.com provides fast, high quality conversion of graphic Web design into Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and its extensions, as well as skins / themes / templates for various engines.
Markup Service provides hand-coded conversion of your designs into high quality, W3C valid XHTML/CSS in less than 8 hours.
XHTML.pixelcrayons.com (a specialized division of Pixelcrayons) offers high quality hand coded pixel-precise markup services and implementation into skins, themes, CMS, shopping carts and more.
PSD to HTML hand coding service.
PSD to XHTML/CSS conversion service.
Top notch psd to html coding service.
LightCMS is a content management system for web designers. Design sites, upload them to our content management system,and deploy world-class websites your clients can manage themselves.
Web Template And Theme Selling Companies
Company selling premium WordPress themes.
At ThemeForest you can buy and sell site templates and themes to skin popular CMS products like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Files are priced from just five dollars, based on the complexity, quality and use of the file.
Premium WordPress Themes & Joomla Templates.
DreamTemplate offers exclusive premium web content solutions for web developers and webmasters. In addition to website templates, they also offer other web content solutions such as CSS templates, Flash templates, logo templates, photoshop web designs, company form designs, newsletter templates and abstract images.
Company selling premium web and flash templates.
Company selling premium WordPress themes for small business companies.
Theme Atlas is WordPress premium theme index.
Company featuring and selling the very best Premium WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins available
Company selling premium WordPress themes.
This company offers professional quality WordPress themes with really wide selections.
Company selling premium WordPress themes.
Templatica is a membership based template club.
Service which allows You to buy and sell website templates.
Graphic and Web Design Blog Advertising
Graphic design resources for Illustrator and Photoshop.
WPZOOM is a blog about the latest WordPress premium & free themes.
SPLASHnology is an exciting new platform of web community dedicated to Web Design, Web Development, with a focus on Graphic Design, Art, Technology, Blogging, SEO and Freelance. The primary purpose of this site is sharing web related knowledge, resources and ideas. Everyone can register at SPLASHnology and start to post something interesting web stuff in personal or group blogs.
Stock Photography & Vector Art, Icons Marketplaces
Shutterstock is subscription-based stock photo agency, every day adding thousands of photographs, illustrations, and vectors to collection of premium, royalty-free images.
Stockvault is a stock photo sharing website where designers and photographers can meet to share their images.
Fotolia offers huge image bank of free and affordable royalty free photos and illustrations perfect for any medium, web or print.
Collaborative website wirefrime and prototype tool.
VectorStock™ Media is an independent Vector only stock agency with focus and passion to creative vector art.
Veer provides visual elements for use in professional creative work, such as graphic design, motion design, advertising and filmmaking. Their products include stock photography, illustration, typefaces, and unique merchandise
Texturevault is a community driven supplier of royalty free texture images. Unlike the usual stock photo site, texturevault focus is strictly on providing high quality, creative and “top of the class” textures that digital artists and designers can use in their creative work.
Free vectors showcase site.
Professional stock icons for web and software applications.
At FlashDen you can buy and sell royalty-free stock files for use in Adobe Flash projects and general websites. Files sell for between 1 and 40 dollars depending on the complexity, quality and use of the file. Anyone is free to sign up for an account and begin trading or purchasing files.
Creative marketplace, where you can find professionally designed logos, websites, print designs, find premium domain names.
Feedmyapp is a Web 2.0 Directory with the best and latest web 2.0 sites, daily updated. Feedmyapp classifies web apps by tagging them and creating a brief description for each one listed.
Online Printing Services
MOO is a printing company printing beautiful products, using images you’ve uploaded directly, or designs from their designer galleries.
Hotcards is a full service full color printing and graphic design house.
RoyalButtons create high quality full color 1″, 1.25″, 2.25″ & 2″x3″ buttons and magnets.
Modern Postcard is your expert source for high quality printing, targeted lists and in-house mailing services, everything you need to successfully market your business with postcards.
40.Taste Of Ink
High quality online printing service company.
Online printing service especially specialized on business card printing.
Really wide variety focused online printing service.
UPrinting is online printing company that provides high quality printing for very affordable prices.
Wix is a Flash website builder, built to create a simple way for everybody to build and design Flash websites.
It is Joomla template generator and WordPress theme generator.
Company distribute currently program SiteGrinder2, which is kind of automated PSD to HTML service, but right inside Photoshop.
Other Design And Business Management Companies
A Graphic logo design company offering original, custom and professional logo designs.
Help desk software.
FlippingBook flash page flip engine – PDF to flip book convertor or xml-swf version.
This company produces community software, build a community of customers and operate as a community ourselves. BoonEx explores and introduces the power of collaboration in social life and business relations.
Software for creative professionals.
Use KickApps to power audience growth & engagement on your website. Build your own community with social networking and photo & video sharing; create your own widgets, custom video players and much more.
Flowzit is a state-of-the-art file presentation and approval system.
This company makes easy to send email newsletters to your customers, manage your subscriber lists, and track campaign performance. I am sure you’ve heard about this company before.
RightBanners is an inexpensive and efficient banner creative specialist.
GoodBarry is a Business Catalyst brand created to reach more small business owners online.
Online invoicing, time tracking and expense service
Professional time billing for anyone.
E-mail marketing for agencies and designers.
The easiest way to create your own survey site.
Company selling Preset Viewer, which is Photoshop brush, pattern, shape viewer.
LogoMyWay connects clients needing design work such as Logo designs, T-shirts designs, Business card designs, Print ad designs and more to a thriving community of talented logo designers exploding with creativity.
And actually interesting approach to banner and looks like it works too.
Job Boards And Services
Design and development job board.
List of hundreds of top web design and creative agencies throughout the United States.
Global services marketplace connecting businesses and professionals.
This Web Design Directory is a national directory of 9,109 web designers, job board. Click on a state below to find a web designer in your area.
Rebrandable email marketing software just for designers.
Project Management Software
activeCollab is a project management & collaboration tool that you can set up on your own server or local network.
5pm is project management, task organizer, team collaboration and time tracking software
Project management software – Easy control of your projects, tasks & time.
A professional Content Management System (CMS) for web designers and graphic designers.
Shopify is for people and small businesses who want to sell great products through an online store that does those products justice.
FoxyCart is not a CMS, but is built to integrate into whatever CMS you like.
Very good hosting company I currently use.
FireHost provides secure hosting without sacrificing the redundancy and speed you would expect from an enterprise hosting provider.
Web hosting for webmasters.
The Best Designs recognizes the best Flash and CSS web sites from around the world. Websites are categorized by CSS or Flash and also by elements of the design.
Beautiful website showcase gallery
To end this article I wanted to share my thoughts and have a little question to my readers.
Here it goes..
I am considering in future to buy and test such services I’ve listed here and give honest reviews how did those tools, companies work and what kind of problems I interfaced. I believe such help with project management tools, job boards, automated softwares and good psd to xhtml service could really ease and help to automate web development, designing, printing and project management process.
Now I just want to ask – do you want to see that kind of articles here?? Because really I’ll try to do my best to satisfy my readers at the first place, and it’s your call. I will be very pleased if you could spare some time to give honest answer here.
Thanks for Your time!