Building your Portfolio: Custom Website or Online Service?

by Jake Rocheleau

August 18, 2014 in design

Deciding when to launch your first portfolio online can be a challenge. It’s tough to know exactly when your work quality is good enough to share with others. Plus how should you get it out on the Internet? There are numerous methods and building your own custom website layout isn’t always the best choice.

I’d like to share a few ideas for creatives about building your first online portfolio. The process is much simpler than you might think, and the toughest part is making exemplary work to demonstrate your skillset. But how people find your work is also very important. I hope to shed a bit of light on this topic and help designers make the right choice for their online showcase.

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Giveaway – Win 5 x 1 Year Pidoco Licenses For Its Awesome Prototyping Tool (sponsored)

by iulian

August 14, 2014 in Giveaways

When you get a new idea, you usually get very excited about it and you’d like nothing more than to jump right into developing it. Still, you should pace yourself and go through some preliminary steps that will get your project off the ground. In order to achieve this, you need to make it attractive and convince others that it’s a great idea and that it’s worth investing into. The best way to showcase your future project is by creating a wireframe. A wireframe will help you visualize your idea, present a concept and involve other people early in the development process. It will let you to see the layout and the functionality of your application and think things through before going on with the project.

Pidoco is a web-based prototyping software that will provide you with the tools you need in order to create your wireframe or UI prototype for web or mobile applications. This software is very easy to use and the best part is they’re giving away 5 free one-year Premium licenses for their application right now.

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30 Stunning New Bootstrap Themes & Templates

by Christopher Gimmer

August 13, 2014 in Resources

There’s no denying that Bootstrap has become the most popular framework for front-end web development… and for good reason. The framework is feature-rich and enables web designers to easily create fully responsive layouts for web pages.

As Bootstrap becomes more and more popular, the quantity and quality of themes & templates is increasing. This is great news for you!

By using a ready-made Bootstrap theme, you can jump start the development process and save yourself hours of coding time.

This gallery contains 30 stunning new themes & templates built off the Bootstrap framework. They span a wide range of categories to cover all of your needs. Go ahead and take a closer look.

 

Dragonfly – Responsive Business Theme

dragonfly - responsive business theme

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Want to be a great designer? Start with these resources and tools

by iulian

in Resources

You’ve probably noticed that no two projects are alike – nor are there two web designers with the same skills, preferences, and opinions. However, despite their uniqueness, chances are most designers have one thing in common: They all think they know the best resources for online materials for their websites.! Today I’ll be sharing with you the tools that every good web designer needs to be successful, from web builder templates to images, stock photos, fonts and icons, all the way to project management tools, Photoshop to HTML conversion services, and even e-commerce solutions. So sit back, relax, and learn what awesome tools are available to you, most at little to no charge.

Website builders

ALLYOU

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