20+ Free Responsive Templates

by Gisele Muller
on March 31, 2014

in Freebies

If you still have any doubts about how important it is for you to adopt a responsive layout, it is time for you to stop wondering. It doesn’t matter what you are working on, your website need to work smoothly in all browsers. From desktops to smartphones and the huge range of mobile devices, you […]

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The Rising Trend of Dynamic Expandable Search Fields

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 25, 2014

in Articles

Anybody who follows web design trends will know about expanding search fields. These are typically small input boxes or magnifying glass icons which grow in size whenever given focus. As the user de-focuses off the element it’ll usually retract back to the compressed form.

I love this idea because it saves a lot of room on the page, and it works the same for most any website. Most people browsing the web have developed a sense of understanding for how these expandable search fields behave. In this article I want to cover some more unique design styles for building dynamic search forms. As trends evolve I expect to see more of these search boxes in the coming months and years.

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How to Save Money with POS Software

by Brant Wilson
on March 21, 2014

in Articles

Point of sale (POS) software is making the world of sales significantly easier. With a quality POS system you can significantly increase revenue, reduce overhead, and grow your business by putting funds more toward where they are needed to make your business run more smoothly. By quickly giving you solutions to problems with inventory management, loss prevention, planning for the future, reducing labor, improving vendor relations, and directed marketing you and your employees will have more time and money to spend focusing on what your business was created to do.

Inventory Management

Keeping track of your inventory at all times is one of the most important things that a business can do. In fact, retailers lose $224 billion due to excess inventory and $43 billion from not having inventory in stock. Many POS systems take much of the guesswork out of your inventory by continually tracking what you have and what you’ve sold. Obviously, there will still be times where you and your employees will have to manually count inventory but the need won’t be nearly as frequent.

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36 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on Vector Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 18, 2014

in Inspiration

Working in Adobe software has become the norm for most creative professionals. Photoshop is a huge program and compliments nicely with the entire Creative Suite. But Photoshop is primarily used for bitmap graphics, while Adobe Illustrator handles vector design in a similar fashion. It seems complicated but if you have the time to learn Illustrator it is well worth the effort.

Thus I’ve put together a handful of tutorials focused around vector artwork. These online guides and tutorials will help any designer understand how to structure vectors using Illustrator. There are a number of tools and techniques that can only be learned through practice and repetition. Take a peek over the list and see if anything catches your attention.

“Almost Flat” Modern Icons

modern flat icons illustrator tutorial

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