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Dev & Design

Free Photoshop Alternatives Are Great, Pixelmator Is Better

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The vast majority of us have likely googled “free Photoshop alternatives” at some point in our internet history, looking to avoid the costly investment of legitimately acquiring Adobe’s heralded creative suite of software. It wasn’t too long ago that Photoshop alone could set you…

Gear & Gadgets

Portland

Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is Good for the Basics

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is a lot of fun. While it is not great for art, it is quite utilitarian and a lot of fun. It is a great crayon for scratching out rough sketches and diagrams, drawing on photos, or writing notes….

Dev & Design

How Brands Could Miss Out On the Mobile User Experience

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

In 2010, few brands focused on optimizing their website for mobile visitors. They can no longer afford to dismiss these users. Mobile web traffic surpassed desktop traffic for the first time in 2015. According to Smart Insights, mobile only web traffic accounted for 13…

Dev & Design

3 Web Design Tips for Modern Day Startups

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whether you’re designing a website for an established company or for a budding startup, you have two options moving forward. You can either start from scratch and move your way up or you can use a theme that resonates with the beliefs of your…

Dev & Design

Learn the Key Secrets to Effective UI/UX Design

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 am

These days, consumers want every product to be an experience. From movie theaters to restaurants to phone apps, users need to be totally engaged from point A to point B. As so, your app’s look and feel can determine whether it thrives or fails,…

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Tips & How To’s

7 Apps That Every Graphic Designer Should Download Right Now

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

Graphic design is an art as much as it’s a commercial line of work. With more and more people turning to graphic designing as a means of expressing themselves and making a living, it’s important to realize that designing is just one aspect of a…

Education

Keep Up With Programming and Development Trends Thanks to Tech.io

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

The biggest problem for the tech world right now is a lack of talent and a surplus of demand. While web development jobs are becoming a necessary aspect of almost every company in the world, changing trends and shifting norms have made it difficult…

Entrepreneur

7 Tips for Finding a Graphic Designer Who Understands Your Brand

By | Jul 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Finding the right team members is the key to a startup success. Unfortunately, recruiting is far from easy, as talented candidates at reasonable rates are almost impossible to come by. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure you have…

Dev & Design

Bid Farewell to These 6 Worst Website Design Habits

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Your website is the primary online identity of your business. Hence, it has to be flawless. It is the space through which your potential clients can gather all their information on your company. A well designed web design can make or break your business….

Marketing

6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to learn the hard way about a whole universe of design terminology and tactics. This post isn’t…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Affordable Graphic Design Programs to Make Your Creations Pop

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

You know how good cookies taste so much better when you’ve made them yourself? It’s just so satisfying–especially when other people like them too. The same can be said for a great piece of visual content that you create yourself. A like-worthy Instagram graphic or an…

Social Media

San Francisco

Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen….

Trends

United Kingdom

Here’s How Freelancers Can Make Almost Twice As Much Income

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

While freelance work can be an incredibly liberating experience for marketing and design professionals, financial stability is far from the most notable perk. With shifting trends, pinched budgets, and picky clients, there are times when it seems like a standard 9 to 5 would…

Dev & Design

The 7 Most Important Website Usability Factors

By | May 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Usability is very important in modern web design and could be the difference between a user sticking around on your website or getting out of there faster than Usain Bolt, never to return again. There are a large number of factors to consider for…

Tips & How To’s

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

By | May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more features. Design something too complicated, and most users will delete the app after their first few attempts to use…

Dev & Design

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Creativity is essential no matter what industry your business is in. As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really…

Augmented Reality

The Future of Interior Design: Virtual Showrooms and Augmented Catalogs

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Interior design is in the process of being completely revamped as new technologies enter the playing field. By looking toward the future, particularly the nascent technologies of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, interior designers are finding new ways to attract customers and outcompete rivals….