Photos under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license are completely free to use for any legal purpose – including use on your website, newsletter, or print material. Unfortunately, these stock photos are often hard to find.
In fact, I normally use Adobe Stock or 123rf for all of my stock photo needs. This can get pricey, especially since I often use multiple images for blogs I write.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with industry-leading web design and development software for both large and small organizations. While some tools, such as the Adobe Creative Suite, will remain the obvious choice for design, there are many other time-saving resources that are not quite as apparent.
Below is a list of some of my favorites, which I’m sure will add some efficiency to your daily workflow:
Website redesigns can be frustrating for business owners, especially if you don’t know much about best practices. There are so many factors to consider when planning your website redesign and choosing the right company to build the digital face of your company. From speaking with different businesses interested in redesigning their website, I’ve discovered that many web design companies aren’t following industry standards. Unfortunately, most of these oversights often go unnoticed.
If they provide a website that looks great and seems to function properly, who’s to say that they didn’t do a good job? Well, as with many things in this world, there’s more than meets the eye. I decided to put together a list of items that are commonly overlooked by web designers. Make sure that whoever you choose to design your website isn’t making these mistakes!
Websites are progressively being updated as new methods of designing and developing continue to evolve. Different strategies are now deployed in designing websites that would not have been relevant or even possible a decade ago. These new website trends are usually intended to provide a better user experience to all visitors, no matter which device they are on. As the needs of consumers and the technologies they use expand, website design methods need to adapt to stay relevant. The user experience is improved in many different ways in order to present the brand as it deserves to be presented, provide customers with convenience of finding what they are looking for and increasing sales and subscriptions of services.
Responsive design has become an immensely popular practice on the web, because of its utility for conforming websites to the width of the browser they are viewed on. The differences between the adaptive and responsive website design can be confusing, leading to many people not understanding what adaptive design is, or even understanding either concept. In reality, it’s actually best to use both concepts; in this article, I’ll be discussing the differences between the two and provide some recommendations on their use. So what are the differences between responsive and Adaptive Design?
EDITING PROGRAM USED: Adobe Photoshop CC (Note: All of the steps used in this tutorial can be accomplished in Photoshop CS3 and up)
After spending a few years in production art, I've become pretty familiar with the art of retouching. I've come across several different methods for prepping product images to be used for both stand-alone presentation and as part of a larger layout. Whatever the end goal is, I've found that starting with these 3 steps is the quickest way to get professional results using Photoshop.