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How to create a web design portfolio

So you can design the heck out of a website. You might even say you can code and design one blindfolded with your hands tied behind your back. You’ve proved yourself time and time again by helping clients boost their sales simply by delivering an impressive site where they can show off their skills. But what about yours? It might be time to consider a web design portfolio. Why not put those design skills to use for your own business…

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The Ultimate Vintage Design Resource Bundle – Just $29

Create authentic vintage designs with ease, with the Ultimate Vintage Design Resource Bundle from DesignCuts. Inside this massive collection are the best vintage resources the design world has to offer, including an unbeatable bundle of authentic vintage fonts and graphics, effects packs, textures, and much more, all neatly organized with a PDF guide to boot. Many hours have gone into creating these best-selling digital tools. Rare illustrations have been sourced, scanned and vectorised for your easy use. Centuries old vintage fonts have…

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An introduction to frontend testing

Testing frontend code is still a confusing practice to many developers. But with frontend development becoming more complex and with developers responsible for stability and consistency like never before, frontend testing must be embraced as an equal citizen within your codebase. We break down your different testing options and explain what situations they are best used for. Frontend testing is a blanket term that covers a variety of automated testing strategies. Some of these, like unit and integration testing, have been…

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Challenge Yourself More Often By Creating Artwork Every Day – Smashing Magazine

Whether you’re into good ol’ drawing and painting, or quick editing in Photoshop or Illustrator, one thing’s for sure: they’re all creativity’s best friends. Some draw pictures all day1, while others find their inspiration in uncommon sources2 in order to break out of the box. Whatever it is that you decide to do, it’s good to challenge yourself more often and get out of your comfort zone. If you don’t, you may never discover something that you love doing, or…

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How to Raise Your Prices without Scaring Off Clients

It’s a vicious cycle. As freelance designers, we all undercharge. We want to charge more, but here’s the dilemma: We’re afraid if we raise our prices we’ll scare away clients. So we keep our prices low and we miss out on lost revenue. But that’s just a part of the problem. Because it creates a vicious cycle. To make enough, we have to work to the point of exhaustion. We take on any work that comes our way—working at capacity…

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The Options for Programmatically Documenting CSS

I strongly believe that the documentation should be kept as close to the code as possible. Based on my experience, that’s the only option that works well in the long term. External documents, notes, and wikis all eventually get outdated, forgotten, and lost. Documentation is a topic that always bugs me. Working on poorly documented codebase is a ticking bomb. It makes the onboarding process a tedious experience. Another way to think of bad documentation is that it helps foster…

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Master light and shade with the new Paint & Draw issue

We've decided to shake things up in the latest issue of Paint & Draw with the introduction of a new regular feature. With Masterclass, we talk to renowned artists about the pieces of work that inspire them the most.  Kicking off this feature is portrait artist David Cobley, who gives an impassioned speech about his favourite painting. We hope you find this a pleasant change of pace from all our hands-on tutorials and workshops! Buy issue 10 of Paint &…

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How to Make a Great Infographic in Under an Hour

When a small business like yours has something to say, how do you say it? A compelling video or an informative blog post, perhaps. How about an infographic? This is a strong option for sharing data in a visual and textual way. Today, we’re excited to show you why, when it comes to making an infographic, it’s easier than you think – almost like creating your own website. This graphic tool can be valuable for your business, in particular, when your goal…

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History of Brand Identity, How Branding Creates Icons

Brand identity is the most important factor in creating a brand. It helps in creating awareness among the consumers about a specific company. Brand identity web design includes the logo, typeface, color, design and everything else that represents the company in front of the customers. But, how did this began? Understanding the history of brand identity can make us realize its priority in a better way. Take a look at few points that showcases the history of Brand identity web design:…

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