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15 Best Free Image Optimization Tools for Image Compression

July 13th, 2016 - Filed under Web Tools

A recent research on US.Net habits suggest that if any webpage takes longer than a second to load, most of the users will have already clicked elsewhere. Amazon, one of the leading retail marketers, has calculated that a page load slowdown of mere one second could cost it $1.6 billion in sales per year.

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In one incident some time ago, Amazon has already paid the price of slowdown. Presence of video, images, CSS files, Javascript files etc can cause your site take more time to get loaded. Thus the need of an image optimizing tool comes into the picture. We have listed a few exclusive apps that are really effective when it comes to image optimization. Read more…

20 Free Photoshop Plugins You Shouldn’t let Slip

June 7th, 2016 - Filed under Graphic Design

Adobe Photoshop is the best photo manipulation tool you could ever find. It has an unrivalled set of tools and a community of third party developers who are constantly new add-ons to make PS more popular.

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Regular, updated plugins and highly functional extensions continue to make Adobe Photoshop a must have tool. Below is a list of twenty free Photoshop plugins that, as a designer, you’ll feel compelled to try. Read more…

20 Online Typography Tools Designers Must Try

June 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Web Tools

Reading is one of the pillars of all user activity online. When it comes to web design, poor font choice, bad hyphenation or improper kerning can ruin the brightest graphic artworks. We cannot let that happen, so we’ve assembled a collection of typography tools, frameworks and resources that every designer should use in their work. These online instruments fall into four sub-categories.

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Learning tools teach you the basics of typography skills, and provide you with means to try and test-drive various fonts. Inspirational tools let you combine existing fonts or create new ones of your own. Recognition tools can be of huge help if you have encountered a font you’d love to use, but are not aware of its name and origin. And finally, there are font libraries, where you can try and download open-source fonts or purchase licensed ones. Read more…

20 Icon Search Engines and Libraries Designers Should Know

May 27th, 2016 - Filed under Search Engines

Icons – “We’ve come a long way, baby.” Just consider how far icons have come since Xerox first developed theirs

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to Microsoft’s Windows 7. Read more…

30 Sites to Download Free Infographic Templates

May 12th, 2016 - Filed under Freebies

Infographics continue to engage viewers. Even though video has become the most popular medium for businesses to showcase their stories and products or services, the infographic serves a unique and important purpose.

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Infographics can replace a lot of text and give viewers a pictorial representation of that text information – a representation that they can take time to study and mentally process. Taking that time is not always possible with a video. So, when you need to provide lots of information to a viewer, consider creating a useful infographic rather than text or video. Read more…

25 Websites to Download Free Vector Graphics for Web Design

May 7th, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Vector image offers a great deal of flexibility and scalability when it comes to taking them to beyond their limits such as resizing them. This is the reason why it is used for web as well as print design. The most important factor of vector images are that these can be resized, and the best part is that they have a very high elasticity which means that they can be stretched to a large size and the icing on the cake is that one cannot lose the quality of the images because they are not built of specific dots.

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Moreover use of these images extends to a great extent as vector graphics are quite essential in creating design projects such as making flash animations and print ads. In this blog we have 25 online repositories from where you can get free vector graphics for your website designs. Read more…

Download Free Vector Images – Best 30 Websites

May 5th, 2016 - Filed under Graphic Design

Vector images are used for almost everything you can ever imagine. Your favourite superhero T-shirt to the infographic you see in magazines, all make use of vector images. Vector images serve as an excellent vector design resource for web and graphic designers.

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They use mathematical calculations and are made up of individual objects. That’s why they can be scaled to any other dimensions than the original size without compromising on the quality of images. This feature of vector images comes in handy especially when images are being used to convey a message, and clarity is of prime importance. Read more…

Top 20 SVG Tools for Graphic Design

November 12th, 2015 - Filed under Graphic Design

As far as the importance and contributions of SVG tools are concerned, there is need of understanding the notion or concept of SVG that what SVG is all about. SVG is commonly known as scalable vector graphic that is composed of various kinds of graphic objects that are useful in the field of designing. This aspect must be taken into consideration that web designers prefer to use SVG tools because these tools provide resolution independence. These tools can also be termed as the vector, raster and text graphics as these tools could be utilized in order to make designs stylish and attractive according to the needs of web designers.

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The tools are very much lighter and at the same time they are also assumed as browser agnostic, these tools are very helpful in creating effective web graphics designs. There are 20 best tools available for web designers so that they can create efficient designs. These tools are discussed, which are as follows: Read more…

Top 30 Marketplaces to Sell Your Designs

September 24th, 2015 - Filed under Make Money Online

In this digital age, things right from themes to Plugins to Marketplaces are available at a click. This write-up is a list of e-marketplaces (WordPress themes included) that offer unbeatable options to web-designers, web-developers as well as to the geeks who are engaged in developing plugins, templates, banners, web-design creative logo designing, and more in a virtual marketplace.

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Marketplace is one such virtual world where it is easy for people to buy & sell incredible themes for website designing, e-commerce templates, logo designing, graphic & art work, music & video, and much more. The ease of availability of such a virtual marketplace is an easy medium both for the sellers and the buyers to showcase their design or to buy the same. This write-up provides you information on marketplaces that includes WordPress themes, logo designing software, graphic work, and much more. Read more…

Understanding the Role of Graphics in Web Design

September 1st, 2015 - Filed under Graphic Design

Web design is the planning and creation of websites. For actualization of this process, there are several components that have to be satisfied namely the site’s structure, user interface, navigation, layouts, colors, imagery, fonts and even structure of information. All these factors have to be in consideration and they must blend with the goals of the person to own the site.

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You might not know it but graphic design is also a part of web design. In fact, it brings in other elements such as shapes, lines, color, direction and texture. The principles are contrast, balance, unity, rhythm, contrast and emphasis. Read more…

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