Free Watercolor Retro Logos

Free Watercolor Retro Logos

Watercolor Retro Logos When you think of logos, you generally think of crisp, clean, corporate logos that are business oriented. Lately it has seemed to be a growing trend to create a handcrafted, more organic look. This seems to appeal to the general public on a more personal level. Logos are becoming more artistic and freeform, which allows for a lot of creativity. With that being said, watercolor has always been a great medium for expression, with vibrant colors and an organic feel. This week, exclusively from Freepik, we have a collection of free watercolor retro logos. They are in vector format, so they are infinitely scalable, while having a fun, organic touch. You can see a preview of the watercolor retro logo collection below. As you can see, these watercolor retro logos can add a hand-made touch to any design project. To download, click the link below and your free watercolor retro logos will arrive in your inbox shortly. Get Instant...
How to Weave Video Into Your Website for Higher Conversions

How to Weave Video Into Your Website for Higher Conversions

Seventy-four percent of all web traffic will come from video by 2017, according to research conducted by Syndacast. Forrester Research also reports that video is 50 times more likely to boost organic page rankings in Google than plain text. Give your website a boost by creating compelling and engaging videos, from explainer videos to opt-ins. With a few simple apps and tools, you can reach higher conversions and kickstart your business. Explainer videos Explainer videos can increase conversions and give your audience immediate context for your services. Work.com, a property of Salesforce, used an explainer video that increased their conversion rates by 20 percent. An explainer video can be as simple as you talking about your product or service and showing how it works. Or put a more light-hearted spin on things with fun animation supported by copy that emphasizes the main points of your video. Outsourcing quality explainer videos to a professional can be costly. Instead, invest in some inexpensive B-roll from a site like Shutterstock to create your own video and add a compelling backdrop to your story. There are also online services that offer free video tools. Raw Shorts is ideal for the cash strapped who need to make a quick, simple and free explainer video. Choose a template, then drag and drop the video and customize it by pointing and clicking your way through the prompts. Export and share your final product on your landing page, YouTube or Facebook. About page Make your About page more personal than just typing out a few lines of text sharing your story. Instead, pick up a camera and...

Horrible Fonts and Better Alternatives [Updated]

Horrible Fonts and Better Alternatives Horrible fonts are everywhere. You seem them on a daily basis. Someone has downloaded one of these horrible fonts from a site. They decided to use them in their logo or their design work, and it makes you cringe. If you see the type and think to yourself “Those are horrible fonts, I can do much better!” You aren’t alone. There are other designers that feel the same way. Here are just a few horrible fonts that really make me want to scream when I see them. I also provided alternatives under each one so you can escape with dignity. Most can be downloaded for free, or if you have the Adobe Software, it is included within the software. Curlz MT Curlz MT is a terrible font, due to its overuse and it’s halfway jab at a feminine and fun font. I have never actually used this in a design, and I hope I never get to, but there are alternatives out there for creating a feminine mystique. Alternatives: Dancing Script, Sevillana, Allura. Just about any elegant script font will look better than Curlz MT. Papyrus If I see this font used one more time for an Egyptian theme or for an all natural product or health spa, I am going to lose my lunch. I hate this font with such a passion that I deleted it from my system. I even recently saw it used for a movie title for a film that I know had a decent budget. There are much more imaginative fonts out there with an organic feel. Or better...
Free Responsive WordPress Themes

Free Responsive WordPress Themes

Free Responsive WordPress Themes This is a collection of some of the best free responsive WordPress themes available at this time. These free responsive WordPress themes each have demo sites, where you can preview them in action before you download, or you can simply download them from the links provided. If you are looking for quality free responsive WordPress themes, any of these should be able to fulfill your needs. Why Do I Need A Responsive WordPress Theme? One of the  biggest things with website design right now is making sure that it is compatible and consistent across all browsers, as well as across many different devices. No longer are we confined to desktop and laptop computers, because now we can surf the web on tablet devices, phones, televisions, and anything in-between. Responsive web design solves the problem of making everything loo consistent across all of these devices. Images automatically resize to fit proportionally, and content areas shift and stack upon each other when the layout becomes too thin, like when you view it on an iphone or an Android device. Building your site based on a responsive theme ensures that your site will be easily accessible, navigable, and consistent across all devices. The best part is, many designers and developers are offering free responsive themes, which means there is no excuse not to have a responsive layout, because it is accessible to everyone. Euclid Euclid focuses on content, with a rigid structure that is also responsive. Your site will have a clean, minimal look that everyone will love. Demo | Download Oxygen Demo | Download Resolution Resolution, by...
Essential WordPress Plugins For Your Site

Essential WordPress Plugins For Your Site

Essential WordPress Plugins For Your Site WordPress is the blogging software of choice for many bloggers. If you use WordPress, it is essential to use the right plugins to make your site run at its best. Most of these plugin choices really depend on what you are trying to accomplish. Below is a list of essential WordPress plugins to use in your site. WordPress Seo by Yoast I love this plugin for SEO. It almost makes it too easy. When you are working on a new post, you can compare it against Yoast’s checklist. It will tell you what is missing, what could be better, and gives you an overall synopsis of how good your article is. The plugin makes suggestions and is a good way to make sure that you have done all you can to make your post as SEO-friendly as possible. Alternatives are SEO Ultimate and All-in-One SEO Akismet Akismet is a life saver. If you hate receiving spam and having it blasted all over your site, Akismet is a must-have for your WordPress site. The total number of spam that Akismet has thwarted on Creative Beacon since its beginning is 74,190! Think about having to do that manually. It would literally be an around-the-clock job to monitor the site. Akismet is one of the most essential WordPress plugins. ManageWp ManageWp is a service more than a plugin. It uses a plugin called the Worker plugin to work its magic. You can do so much with the service, though. if you run more than one WordPress site, you can log into all of them from ManageWp’s...