Posts from June, 2013

How I Increased My Subscriber Rate by 10x Overnight

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A few weeks ago I explained how I migrated my Feedburner email subscribers to a newsletter service. Since then I’ve been busy experimenting and optimising my new mailing list to continue growing my sites into the future. After implementing a couple of popular techniques I saw my daily subscribers dramatically rise from around 10 per day to a healthy 100 per day, so I thought I’d share these tips to help others grow their audience.

20 Free UI Kits & Icons For Your Flat Web Designs

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Love it or hate it the trendy flat style of web design is here to stay. If you’re looking to implement the flat style into your own designs, here’s a few resources to get you started. In this post I’ve rounded up all the best flat UI kits and icon packs to arm you with a range of quality tools for creating pixel perfect app and web interfaces.

20 Web Designs Featuring Black & White Photography

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We’ve seen full screen images becoming more and more popular in web design, but one trend that really stood out to me is the use of black and white photography in some designs. Black and white images have always conveyed more emotion than a full colour photo, and that continues when it’s implemented into the header or background of a website design. This post rounds up a showcase of 20 websites all featuring monochromatic photography as part of their layout and design.

15 Handy Tools Every Designer Should Know About

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A freelancer wears many hats. Not only are you responsible for creating cool design work, you’re also in charge of the accounts dept and responsible for managing projects and keeping track of where you’re spending your time. Thankfully there’s a range of tools available that help you run your little business like a global empire. This post rounds up 15 of the most popular tools that are used and recommended by thousands of freelancers in the design industry.