Wordpress Vs SquareSpace Review by a Web Designer
This list will help you get the best that design journals have to offer delivered right to your mailbox so you can give it a read when you can.
We've heard a lot of interest from fans & friends to make our art work available in India. So we're very very excited to introduce our new Daily Objects shop in the 83 Oranges lineup!
Guess Who Society6 gave a Shout-Out to in their weekend mailer? Yup, me 🙂 I was super excited to be chosen among the millions of artists they review for their showcase feature.
I'm loving how lately we're seeing a lot of copper pretty much in all kind of designs from interiors to logo design and from apparel to tech accessories. Here's my inspiration & buying list just for you!
You know what's cool? Being contacted for a collaboration by someone who's work you've been following for years now - someone who's inspired you along your own creative journey.
83 Oranges Design Co. represents my work and it just got rebranded! It’s what I’ve been up to the last 2 weeks. With new partnerships & collaborations, I […]
Here are two favorites tools that I swear by when it comes to crating beautiful art works for print.
The reason I'm writing this article is to share my work schedule with your readers AND to hopefully help new designers plan their own work day for better productivity.
The sole purpose of me sharing this list is to save you fellow artists time that I wasted setting up shop on several similar platforms in the past year.
I needed a long-term plan that would allow me to dedicate maximum time to doing what I do best - Design while the marketing took care of itself with no or very little effort and time form my side. I also decided to save some money along the way 🙂 Here's how I did it. I hope this helps!
This is Undoubtedly The Best Way to Post to Instagram From Your Desktop!
Here are my quick-action no-nonsense tips to speed up your wordpress site - RIGHT NOW. It's how I go my own site's page speed score from 65 to ~ 91.
Lately lots of designers are using beautiful bold stencil style fonts in stylish logo concepts and presentations. Here are my favorite with free download links.
Here's a list of my 6 ideas to help steer clear of ending up with yet another 'cute' website.
Earlier this month I found this great plugin for Wordpress that lets me show all my social updates across a variety of networks on a single page on my website. Give it a try yourself!
From my experience, I have put together this list of crucial things you MUST do before changing your site theme. These pointers will hopefully save you a lot of time and regret.
Here's my list of sites that offer high quality, professional photos and stock footage for your website/blog. Some of these sites even offer higher resolution photos that are okay for printing as well.
Here's my collection of 8 new fonts that I Love. I mostly use them for headlines in my designs. Some of them are free, some are Google Fonts and others are available for purchase. Links to download all the fonts are listed below.
What do you do when you don't have too many projects to focus all your creative energy on? You put it to good use. Here's how I did it.
Here's my Ultimate Reading List For Bloggers. Every blogger - newbie and experts should take time and go through each of these articles because I guarantee there's lots to learn for everyone.
How do you decide what layout is right for your website or blog? Here's my step-by-step guide to help you along the way.
This season, it's all about being unpredictable, unusual & using abstract elements when it comes to standing out online. Here are the web design trends that I like in particular.
This is a really fun post because I love to share online bloopers! These funny little technical errors that make you laugh and at the same time wonder why you're seeing them.
Infographic showing how freelancers typically manage (or should manage) their money. For newbies, I'm sure it'll help as a guide.
How to Make Wordpress Buffer My Post Plugin Include Custom Post Types in addition to the default blog posts
Here's a list of tools I use regularly to manage & grow my own business - some of them every day and some of them as a subscription.
They really make my job easier and my tasks more organized. I hope they help you too!
It takes hard work to get potential customers to your shop and to encourage them to go ahead and actually buy something they like. So, I hope my tips on how to Make Your Woocommerce Shop Buyer-Friendly will help you along this process.
Here's my recently put together collection of 6 bold fonts perfect for Sports brand design
I simply love the style of the minimal Wordpress themes this company offers. All their themes have unusually laid out designs with plain black and white elements with minimal typography. Th thing about minimal design is it can help you make your content shine.
Today, I’m going to share with you the 5 sources I use every day to help boost my creativity.
You don't need a PhD in Criminal Psychology to spot a bad client. The signs are there, you just have to know what to look for. However, in my opinion, it's not all black and white.
I've been a member of Society6 for a while now but I really started to put efforts into getting more sales there only 6 months ago. Since then I have noticed certain things that have benefited me in terms of substantially growing my followers and sales more through this great network.
An easy way to make a Wordpress Menu Link Open in a New Window/Tab
So here's my plan to help you automate or at least semi-automate all your major social media updates (or the big 5 you should care about right now - Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest & Instagram)
Over the years I tried out a number of commenting systems from livefyre, Facebook/Google comments, Wordpress native comments, Disqus to Jetpack Comments etc. and finally chose Disqus.
There’s something about logo design that use negative/white space which just makes them stand out on account of the wit and simplicity behind the concepts. They make a […]
Here are my latest licensed designs recently featured on Society6. All the designs displayed are available with a range of products like throw pillows, wall clocks, mugs, stationary cards, shower curtains, art prints, canvas prints, wall tapestries, tote bags, apparels, area rugs, leggings, phone cases/skins, tablet and laptop cases and many many more!
Some of these are Woocommerce customizations that I wanted and so came up with myself while others are modified versions of some other hacks found online - hacks which failed to do their job thoroughly.
About a month ago I found this multifaceted plugin called Sumo Me. The name’s weird, I know – when I first read it, it reminded me of sumo […]
Having been a loyal customer of Hostgator for the last 4+ years, the issues I ran into with them recently came as quite a shock. In the middle […]
I chose to showcase these free fonts not just because of how the fonts look but also because of the way they are presented.
Along my designing journey, I come across both kinds of clients – 1. Who know what they want and 2. Who don’t. No matter what the case is, […]
If you spend as much time as I do exploring new ideas and inspiration, you'll find many more web design trends that are 'hot' right now but here are my favorites.
As creative people, we all want to 'create' for a living and have fun doing so. However, there are times when we hit a block and question our place in our particular field. I know I did 6 years ago.
5 Fashion Fonts that are full of glamor & I'm Loving This Season
5 Skills I think No One Can Get by Without. "Never be a afraid to be alone because being alone helps you discover who you are and teaches you how to stop looking outside yourself for your worth."
I really DO believe that being happy is a choice. Of course you can't always be happy, when going through rough times everybody feels blue, but generally I think for some people being happy comes naturally while others have to make a conscious decision to bring happiness to themselves. Here are 7 ways to help you too find happiness every day.
SEO sounds like a very complicated topic and It is. However, there are simple things you can do to help your site's SEO yourself, without paying dearly to an expert.
As a part of this optimizing process, I carefully looked into how much time I was spending going through my inbox and how much of it is unnecessary.
These 11 simple tips will help your blog go from mediocre (or worse) to pretty.
Hiring a designer for your requirement can be difficult. With the whole world connected by the internet, today you have potentially thousands of designers you can work with remotely instead of sticking to someone in your vicinity.
Here are some useful apps that I'm currently diggin' on my Samsung Note 3.
Lately, have you noticed everyone around is posting really impressive images of their work? Here's How to Make Your Work Look Unmissable.
It's not a lot of fun going to work on a Sunday when everyone else is in a laid back fun mood to enjoy the day and unwind.
To respect my time at home with my family, lately it became absolutely necessary for me to minimize the time I spend on my phone after work hours.
If you have an online store built on the WordPress platform and are looking for ways to boost your sales, this is the post for you.
Wordpress tips to help you blog Better.
I thought today I'll share with you the interesting journey that led me to become a designer.
If you love DIY stuff, following are 5 DIY blogs you simply should not miss.
Here's a list of topics your brief to your designer should ideally cover.
World Trade Center now has a new logo and it's part of a $3.57 million re-branding project that was done by a firm called Landor Associates. And also my trip down memory lane.
Here's a collection of my all-time favorite handwritten fonts.
I have been active on Facebook for years now but started really getting into Twitter just recently. This is why, if I had to choose one, I would ditch the first for the popular broadcasting network.
Found some really Cool Websites and Tools earlier this week, some for managing stuff and some for quality entertainment. Take a look & let me know if these are helpful to you.
How do you become the obvious choice of your potential customers among a pool of equally good (or at least equally good-looking) service providers?
Don't want to spend on SEO? Here's how to do it yourself for beginners!
Tips for Redesigning Websites: Here's what to keep in mind if you're thinking of getting your site revamped this year.
Many of have our own websites & blogs and can use a little help with managing our site in terms of
Here are a few handy tools to keep you on top of things.
Lean how to save your Pinterest Pins as PDF E-book AND retain the links.
Here are 3 Must Know Feedburner Hacks. My tips will hopefully save you a lot of time setting this up!
To cater to entrepreneurs wanting to sell products online, there's a whole range of E-commerce themes available. However, you need to think before just randomly buying a theme because it 'looks' great.
Being an Entrepreneur is most certainly not easy. Here's the Guide to Success for Entrepreneurs who are determined to grow.
My search for the Best Free Website Chat Plugin has been going for for quite a while now. Here's the solution.
Here's How to Download YouTube Videos to your computer the easy way.
Sabine Ahrens, a young designer from Hamburg, created this insightful flowchart to help her potential clients decide if they need a designer.
While doing a casual research on the history and origins of graphic design, I found the following 13 Amazing Facts About Graphic Design! They're little known and worth sharing.
What started as a school project turned out to be a very serious #concept of a new package for Doritos. In the creative hands of the student and designer Petar Pavlov, everything was designed for a reason.
Send me a picture of your work space using the comment section at the end of this post. The best one will be showcased on our fanpage!
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Being a logo designer, food logo designs are the most fun ones to create! So here are a few pointers on what a food industry logo should look like.
Today I found some interesting information on how people are applying Feng-Shui principles when getting a business logo designed and thought it was worth sharing.
Tips For Excellent UI Design: Here are some tips to get you started on your way to building an awesome UI for your project.
Hashtags: What is the Buzz About? A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol # with no spaces or punctuation used to categorize messages.
Here's undoubtedly the Best WP Subscribe to Download Plugin available right now.
If you too are a retro fan, you'll love this new Free Retro & Vintage Fonts (5) I've put together. Also, all the fonts listed here are free and have a download link just below their photo.
Here are tips to Optimize Your Website For Best Performance
If you’ve used the Instagram app, you’ll know how it helps apply amazing effects to your photos in seconds!
It wasn't long ago when QR codes first started showing up in consumer advertising. Many of us have no idea what it is and how it can be used to their benefit if they're in business. So let's find out.
These are my tips for Landing a Job Through Social Media.
Do let me know if they're helpful!
A logo, be it for a company or even a personal blog, can have a significant (good as well as bad) impact on any business. Here's how.
What Is a Business Card & Why Is It Important?
Have you across clients that ask the funniest questions? I sure have working in the web design industry and thought it would be fun to share some of the funniest questions/comments I've heard/read over the years.
Here's a free desktop software that helps you compile a marketing video slideshow made of photos or using screen capture.
If you're managing your own WordPress blog without in depth knowledge of the framework, I'm sure you'll appreciate the following tips that I have put together from my long experience working with this really awesome CMS.
Here's the lowdown on what responsive web design means, why it can be important and how it works.
Here's a newsletter designed for an e-commerce store and the template is free to download (.PSD)
Use the free PSD to change the content as per your needs!
Here's an E-book that'll help you understand how to provide social media training to your employees and what factors you need to keep in mind.
Lately have you come across these really stunning photographs with a 70's kind of effect being circulated everywhere online?
What makes the widely popular personal blogs so successful? I came across more than a few exceptionally inspiring blogs
We're far from being a fan of Yahoo Small Business. We have had trouble with them every time one of our clients has used their services.
This new online Free tool makes it a breeze to upload your images, add stylish quotes/text over them and get them ready to be published, all without any photo-editing software.
If you haven't been there yet, you gotta take a look at Pinterest's exceptionally clean and pretty interface. In my opinion, it's the best 'looking' social network so far.
We all know that having lots of email subscribers is The aspect to focus on when marketing your website or blog. Newsletters ensure your audience finds out what’s happening on your site,
WordPress is an excellent tool if you want to build a website fast and easy and would also like to make it easy for yourself to keep it updated later on without the help of a web developer.
Finding out how to get Google to like your site and place it higher can be a daunting task. Here are a few quick pointers to help you understand what Google appreciates on your website and how you can get your website to rank higher.
It’s not just enough to have a lot of visitors to your website or blog. If you’re trying to promote something, you need to engage your users and have them spend a good time on the site.
We all love shopping! well most of us do. 🙂
Many people today want to set up shopping websites to sell anything from artwork to clothes online.
Most website owners make the mistake of thinking only from the marketing perspective ignoring the visitor's perspective. Here's how you can avoid that.
No matter how much internet has changed how businesses work, print media will always have its own place when it comes to marketing. Designing for print is a completely different ball game than designing for the web and if certain
Social media, though has been in our lives for quite some time now, really made it big with Facebook that became worth $100 billion in 2004. Facebook undoubtedly changed the game and brought about a revolution in social media.
I get it. Everyone's real excited when they're planning to get a new website. However you need to keep a couple of things in mind before you start so you don't end up wasting your time and not getting a great site out of it.
Here are a few tips to help you understand the basics of How to Design a Successful Blog.
If you have a blog, you want it to stand out and you want your readers to build a connection with you, as a person. This helps you build your personal brand.
All of us, at times, have trouble organizing tasks & keeping up with schedules.
I wanted to list out some of the tips I think can really help you be on top of things. Here they are:
The structure for a successful website entirely depend upon its purpose. Designing an e-commerce website to sell products is a whole different ball game than building a corporate website or a blog.
When starting to build a business presence on social media, you need to first ask yourself the following questions:
Here's how to use Facebook to promote your activities employing effective ways to increase your fan base and generate leads.
Here are 2 Basic Useful WordPress Tricks that are very simple yet little known.
When designing your website, either yourself or with the help of a professional, make sure you avoid these mistakes
Whatever the type of online presence you decide to have (blog or website), you need to get a domain name that helps you achieve your goals. You need to take your time and choose a domain name wisely because a good domain name can be an extremely valuable asset for your business.
The company logo is undoubtedly the most important part of your business identity. Many people, while choosing a logo, don’t really know what they want or what they need. This makes the process difficult not just for them but also for