Making a product is just one phase in the process of making money. Depending on who you ask, it is either the hardest or the easiest part. You spend days, weeks, months, or even years designing or putting together a website template, a collection of stock photos, a web application security tool, a typography set, t-shirt logo or design, and the next step is selling your product, and that’s shops come in. In ye olde days, shops were family businesses and they sold what the owners were making.
For the last few weeks, we’ve started posting articles under a topic called Deal of the Week. This new-found habit came from the desire to also bring you top quality resources for your work, at amazing prices. And since there was so much hype on the subject, we thought it would be a good idea to also launch a Freebie of the Week.
Adobe Photoshop is, simply put, the most popular photo editing software around. Virtually everyone uses (or has used) Adobe Photoshop to edit images, either for work, artistic or recreational purposes. The reason why Photoshop is so popular is the fact that it has such a huge number of features that can be used to manipulate images. It’s so versatile, that you can use several images to create an entirely new one. But no one said it was easy.
It can be argued that the true artist can make art with whatever tools he has at hand. Singer and songwriter Tom Waits once said that “some songs come out of the ground just like a potato. Others you have to make from things you found, like your mothers’ pool cue, your dads’ army buddies, your sisters’ wristwatch… that type of thing. You’d be surprised what you can find if you’re, you know, resourceful.”
2014 is going to be a great year for web design. The internet is expanding (as it has ever since it first came into being), but it is also evolving with immense speed and momentum. That’s why, while being an internet user will become even more exciting and handy over the coming months, being a web developer or a web designer will be more challenging than ever.
We’re back with another huge collection of top-quality vector illustrations courtesy of Vectorious.net! And when we say huge, we’re not kidding. This mega bundle is stuffed with 1,000 illustrations that you will definitely find of great use! Why 1,000? Because they’re highly useful and you guys can’t get enough of them!
As the saying goes: “we live, and we learn”. This is a general fact of life, but nowhere is this saying more true than in design. Truly mastering something requires that you never think you mastered it. This makes you study, practice, and research harder, and all of that makes you a better designer.
So you want to make your website or design look a little bit friendlier, but you have no idea how? Or did one of your clients ask you to make a website more appealing, but without drastically changing it? Well, believe it or not, it’s a lot easier than you might think. All you have to do is put a face on it and you’re done. People react a lot better when they see a human face or even an image that resembles one.
Although any work situation can result in higher stress levels, many freelancers feel under a constant level of stress and pressure from running their own businesses. An element stress can be needed to help you focused but excessive stress can cause health issues such as insomnia and depression or other issues such as problems in relationships and irritability. Higher levels of stress can also result in you producing lower quality work at a slower rate.