15 Free Keynote Templates for Creatives

Whether you want to impress potential clients and investors or simply need to design a presentation for your client, there is no doubt that a template can save you hours of time.

Luckily, there is no shortage of free templates that not only look good but can be used for business presentations, investor pitches, proposals, portfolios, and more.15 Free Keynote Templates for CreativesContinue reading

8 Stunning CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets for Enhancing Illustration

Illustrations can bring a highly-artistic style to any website. Whether hand-drawn or created digitally, these images can help us tell a story and convey ideas. By itself, a great illustration can be pretty powerful stuff. But, with a little magic, we can give them an even greater impact.

Through the use of CSS and JavaScript, illustrations can be both animated and interactive. They can go from static pieces of a story to central elements.8 Stunning CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets for Enhancing IllustrationContinue reading

Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

In your freelance career, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’re bidding against several competitors for a project. That competition may not only include others in the freelance space, but multiperson agencies as well.

This can lead to an interesting choice for clients. Will they go with the team-based approach or choose to deal with a single person? The decision isn’t an easy one by a longshot. Each route has its own pros and cons – which we’ll dive into in a bit.Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?Continue reading

40 Free Web-Based Tools & Apps for Working With CSS

We have accumulated a super-useful collection of our favorite little web-based apps and tools for when you’re working with CSS. All of the tools have been created with the intention of being either time-saving generators to some of the more frustrating aspects of working with CSS or handy little problem-solving tools.

You will find tools for creating CSS-based animations, responsive menu generators, apps for collecting stats and sorting CSS, generators for creating pie and circle menus, and much, much more. 40 Free Web-Based Tools & Apps for Working With CSSContinue reading

The Free Tropical Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)

Courtesy of our friends Freepik, we have a wonderful free icon set for you today. The Tropical Icon Set includes individual icons of palm trees, beach balls, cocktails, surfboards, waves, ice creams, bikinis, suntan lotions… everything you would expect to see and use on a warm tropical vacation.

These bright, colorful and beautifully designed icons come in three different styles (linear, colored linear and flat), they’re infinitely scalable and are available in both SVG and PNG formats. In total there are 50 icons in the set and they will work perfectly on any travel-related project or if you’re looking to add something cheerful and summery to your website.The Free Tropical Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)Continue reading

5 Design & Development Skills to Learn This Summer

Summertime is here – at least in the northern hemisphere. And while our thoughts often turn to vacations and outdoor activities, this time of year is also a perfect opportunity to learn something new.

Web design and development is ever-changing, with new techniques and technologies coming out all the time. This places us in a constant struggle to figure out where to train our focus. Nevertheless, it’s critical that we continue to educate ourselves in order to level up our skills. After all, the future waits for no one.5 Design & Development Skills to Learn This SummerContinue reading

5 Things to Look for in a Great Web Design Client

So often, we like to discuss the worst in people. And it certainly makes sense that, as a freelance designer, you’re sure to deal with any number of clients from hell. In its own way, these stories tend to bring us together as a community. We can swap tales of disaster and have a laugh about them after all is said and done.

But, in my 20+ years in the industry, I’ve dealt with far more good clients than bad. And, just like those devilish ones have their own traits, so do the best. So today, instead of providing you with a list of things to avoid, let’s have a look at some things that make for a great web design client.5 Things to Look for in a Great Web Design ClientContinue reading

Amelia – a WP Booking Software that Lets You Manage Appointments While You Sleep Sponsored

Taking appointments might appear to be a low-level task. It involves little more than picking up the phone or responding to an email. The problem with that point of view is that it generally takes up more of your time than you realize. Managing those appointments can take up a lot more time and cost your business money.

In addition, a variety of problems can arise when appointments are managed manually. Making an appointment may not be possible during non-business hours or on weekends. It might be the case that there’s no one there to take them. Or, if your appointment-taker is away from the phone or busy on another line. Here, a potential client may lose patience.Amelia – a WP Booking Software that Lets You Manage Appointments While You Sleep SponsoredContinue reading

A Collection of Unique Password Field & Form Utility Code Snippets

If your website enables users to have their own accounts, then passwords are an important part of both security and the UI. You’ll certainly want users to adopt strong passwords to make things more difficult on hackers. But there are also some little touches you can add to a password field that improve usability. Plus, you wouldn’t want to treat your login area as an afterthought.

Perusing the archives of CodePen, there are a number of password-related snippets worth checking out. Below, you’ll find a combination of attractive, unique and useful items that range from simple password fields to utilities that will generate secure passwords for your users.A Collection of Unique Password Field & Form Utility Code SnippetsContinue reading