How to decline requests for free work with style

How to decline requests for free work with style

| August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service that has actual monetary worth. Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich […]

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Line25 Sites of the Week for August 22nd 2014

Line25 Sites of the Week for August 22nd 2014

| August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Bellroy, FF Mark, Semplice, Mougli and Target Ink. Bellroy View the website FF Mark View the website Semplice View the website Mougli View […]

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Soak Up the Summer With these 10 Summer Vector Backgrounds!

Soak Up the Summer With these 10 Summer Vector Backgrounds!

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

In this roundup article you will find some great summer vector backgrounds which will give a special color to your projects! With a lot of cool and warm color combinations, turquoise water, and summer time elements, these summer vector backgrounds are sure to lift your spirits even if you aren’t on the beach.     […]

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Deal of the week: 100 premium infographics V2 from Ingimage

Deal of the week: 100 premium infographics V2 from Ingimage

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

One of the best ways to grab a person’s attention is with a well-crafted infographic. Infographics have all the qualities of the best online content: they’re highly shareable, they’re easy to dip into, and easy to scan, they give meaning to abstract data, and they clarify complex concepts. Infographics are one of the premium ways […]

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What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email

What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Do you know which platforms and email clients to focus on when creating an email newsletter for yourself or a client? Using the data from over 22 billion email subscribers, we determined what designers should prioritize, both this year and beyond. In this article, we’ll interpret the numbers from our “Email Marketing Trends401” report to […]

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Beautiful Handcrafted Posters on the Principles of Design

Beautiful Handcrafted Posters on the Principles of Design

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

How closely do you follow the Principles of Design? It’s important for every designer – whether you’ve just started getting your feet wet, or have immersed yourself in the ocean of design – to master basic concepts. A good grasp of these ideas can help you not only with the art of creating, but with […]

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3 post editing alternatives to perfect your WordPress workflow

3 post editing alternatives to perfect your WordPress workflow

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The most important parts of WordPress are the post and page editing screens. I mean, that’s where the magic happens, right? A lot of people do their writing there. It’s where the formatting happens. It’s where the content is produced, tweaked, edited, and occasionally screwed up beyond belief. For all that it’s the most important […]

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Gorgeously Lettered Greeting Cards from Horrible People

Gorgeously Lettered Greeting Cards from Horrible People

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sometimes, when looking at a sea of Typography – it’s nice to take a break from insightful quotes and vague one word brush pen doodles of encouragement. In the same sense of spark as Seb Lester’s Hilariously Offensive Calligraphy comes a new set of greeting cards that are just as equally entertaining as the last. Ugly […]

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Realistic Pencil Drawings of Jono Dry

Realistic Pencil Drawings of Jono Dry

| August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Africa-based artist Jono Dry was born in Pretoria and raised in the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus, where he pretty much spends time drawing beautiful things. He is entirely self taught who loves to draw surreal and hyper realistic pencil drawings. His unique photo realistic-surrealist works are usually created on a large scale, using graphite on […]

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Use .pluck If You Only Need a Subset of Model Attributes

Use .pluck If You Only Need a Subset of Model Attributes

| August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Despite some exciting advances in the field, like Node, Redis, and Go, a well-structured relational database fronted by a Rails or Sinatra (or Django, etc.) app is still one of the most effective toolsets for building things for the web. In the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a series of posts about how to be […]

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