20 Free Device PSD Mockups for Mobile Apps & Websites

Presentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it’s running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen.

A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop monitors. Check out these free device mockups to see if they could be of use in future project work.

6 iPhone 6 Mockups

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28 Free Resource Websites for Designers and Developers

As a web developer I love to find new exciting applications which make my daily life easier. Completing a project or getting something updated can take hours or even weeks of extra work. Online webapps have grown very quickly and most of them are free to use.

I have gone through my bookmarks and put together 28 must-have resources for webmasters. Whether you are a designer, developer, marketer, copywriter or otherwise, there is something in this list for you. Granted the number of tools online has been growing very quickly and it’s certainly not a complete collection. If you know of any helpful links which I’ve forgotten please share with us in the discussion area below.

Web Colour Data

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A Freelance Web Designer’s Guide to Offering Freebies to Generate Leads

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Many experts and gurus recommend giving away a product or service to attract leads. Offering freebies is a marketing strategy that has really taken off to the point where most of us are now inundated with free offers. In fact, not a day goes by when I don’t find a free offer in my email inbox or through a popup window on a site I’m visiting.

I used to get really excited about free offers, but now that it seems like everyone is giving something away it’s gotten so that I mostly just ignore over 90% of the free offers that I run across. Free doesn’t mean as much as it used to.

Many web designers have jumped on board the giveaway bandwagon. This is especially true for those designers who have a side gig that involves selling WordPress themes or apps.

In this post, I’ll examine the strategy of using free offers to attract business. We’ll look at what works, what doesn’t work, and I’ll explain how you can make sure that your free offer reaches your target audience.