With the job market being as competitive as it is, many people are finding that freelancing brings many benefits that regular office workers don’t enjoy. Freelancers can earn as much, or even more, money than other workers without being tied to any one company, and they can have full control of their time.
I’m a self-taught professional web designer/developer. I’ve been fortunate enough to be one for over a decade. I’ve learned how to design websites just through experience on web design and web development projects, and through books and blogs.
We recently held a sponsored giveaway for Oogwave subscriptions. Oogwave is a top-notch enterprise-level online collaboration, content collaboration, and intranet web app. Read this post to find out who the lucky winners of Oogwave subscriptions are.
3D has penetrated most of our visual spaces, from movies and games, to TV sets and handheld devices. What once was thought to be a gimmicky novelty shown in state fairs and theme parks, 3D has now gained a whole new following of artists and creators experimenting to find new ways to implement it in their own work. If nothing else, it’s also just a fun effect to do!
We’re giving away 1 free web hosting account for 3 years to the winner of this giveaway. The website hosting we’re giving away will be on iPage, a web hosting company that makes it easy for anyone to get a website up quickly. Need a website? Read on!
We partnered up with Webydo, a professional web suite that enables graphic designers to create and manage exceptional HTML websites without writing code, to give out a lifetime subscription to their awesome online web design software. Learn who the lucky Design Instruct reader is in this post.
GIMP, a free and open source image editing software, is often considered by some to be an alternative for Adobe Photoshop. This is not true. GIMP has never projected itself as a Photoshop alternative, and comparing free software to a mammoth and costly one is, obviously, unfair.
Having been a designer in more than a few web startups, I have a thing or two to say to potential online entrepreneurs. If you think you’ve heard it before, well, hold that thought until you hear it from a designer’s perspective.
Something every freelancer learns quickly is that designing is just a small part of the job description.
There’s a certain sophistication to designs that only use the bare minimum elements — nothing less, nothing more. In this showcase, you’ll get to see some great website designs that beautifully demonstrate the concept of minimalism.
Scratchboard illustrations have been around for quite a while. They have been used since the early 1800′s in newspapers and posters for their ability to retain fine lines and detail. Today, artists are still using scratchboard illustrations for these same qualities while also combining them newer techniques and ideas. Check out some of these scratchboard illustrations we found that are sure to inspire you.
These Lightroom presets will give your photos a faded and vintage look. They have just the right amount of contrast and color saturation that brings us back to those good old film days.