Archive for June, 2016

20+ Best Resources and Tools for Busy Designers

20+ Best Resources and Tools for Busy Designers

| June 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

New and different design and development tools are always readily available for use by you or your agency, as are practical tips and opportunities for skillset improvement through learning. The right combination of resources and tools can mean greater productivity, a better use of your time, more free time, and higher income. The resources and […]

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Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

| June 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

A couple months ago, I started letting people book some time on my calendar to chat. Working from home by myself, things can be somewhat isolating. Years ago, a handful of folks in the Ottawa area would get together for lunch from time to time. We called it GeekLunch. I wanted to recreate a bit […]

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Facebook redesigns its “Like” button

Facebook redesigns its “Like” button

| June 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Those Facebook buttons that you just can’t live without because you’re always using them to engage with your friends and family, and the site’s content, have gotten a noticeable makeover. The new design signals a shift to more space-conscious design by the company, as well as a tendency to combine old design into something entirely […]

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2016

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2016

| June 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

   To help you start into July freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe challenged their artistic abilities and created desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in. This monthly creativity mission has been going on for eight years now, and each month the enthusiastic work of the community brings forth interesting, beautiful, and […]

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Lessons Learned From Plugin Support

Lessons Learned From Plugin Support

| June 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

   A year and a half ago I released my first premium WordPress plugin, Advanced Ads. It’s true that once the plugin was out, my most important task was support. Support is a crucial element that determines not only the success of the project, but also how happy everyone will be, me included. With this […]

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40 Invoice Templates | Free & Premium | Print & Digital-Friendly

40 Invoice Templates | Free & Premium | Print & Digital-Friendly

| June 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Regardless if you are a business company or a freelancer, you will certainly need an invoice to bill your customers. An invoice is not an optional item for a business, and havig a unique invoice will surely show professionalism. Invoice templates are useful because they can shorten the often complicated billing process. A well-designed invoice template can play […]

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Bad Manager

Bad Manager

| June 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

Over my career, I’ve had the opportunity of being a manager from time to time. In my late teens and early 20s, I worked at Toys’R’Us. I stocked shelves, hopped on cash, built bikes, and unloaded trucks. It was retail but it was a job and it paid the bills. Barely. Kind of. The hierarchy […]

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Cloudinary: Responsive Images Solved

Cloudinary: Responsive Images Solved

| June 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

As a designer or developer of responsive websites, your ultimate goal, no doubt, is to maximize an image for each unique device, while not making the files so big they slow down the load time or use excessive amounts of bandwidth. You must find that delicate balance between serving an image that is as large […]

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The Right Tool For The Job: Picking The Best Prototyping Software For Your Project

The Right Tool For The Job: Picking The Best Prototyping Software For Your Project

| June 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

   Prototyping tools have become an important resource for us designers — allowing us to document multiple states of a single screen, including animations, transitions and microinteractions that are hard to represent in static documentation. Companies that pay attention to this trend have started to build prototyping tools to address this need; and today we’re […]

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4 Web Design Trends that You Will find in Pre-Built Websites

4 Web Design Trends that You Will find in Pre-Built Websites

| June 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

You probably set high standards for yourself and for your work. This requires knowing the latest web design trends, and determining how you can put these new, and often innovative, trends to work. It’s the same for Be Theme’s creators. They make a constant effort to stay current with the latest design trends in order […]

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