27 Useful Design Tips Explained With Beautiful Graphics

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Poppie Pack, senior graphic designer at Canva, has put together a handy list of design tips complemented by beautiful images with inspiring quotes. From typography and layout to image editing and color usage, the list covers some crucial aspects of design that both newbies and professionals will appreciate. We've shortlisted 27 of our favourites to share with you. Check them … [Read more...]

Male Vs Female Color Perceptions And Preferences

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Traditionally, baby boys are wrapped in blue and baby girls in pink. A few years later, you can tell a boy's room from a girl's room just by observing the color combos (and the cleanliness ;) ). As we grow up, gender color preferences are visible in everything from wardrobes to cars (though nowadays the line is thinning). … [Read more...]

How Humans React To Different Colors

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Did you know that green is used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to, and able to recognise most shades of that color? People are often more productive in rooms painted blue. Pink makes us crave sugar. Red increases enthusiasm. Grey represents non-involvement, giving it a formal authority. … [Read more...]

JPEG, GIF or PNG? Which File Format Should You Use When Saving Images

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When saving images for web, it's crucial to know which file format to use - JPEG, GIF or PNG? Using the wrong format makes images blurry, increases file size and page loading time, which not only affects user experience but is bad for SEO as well. This handy infographic by WhoIsHostingThis.com acts as an excellent reference guide when it comes to selecting the right format … [Read more...]

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likeable People (Infographic)

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Having a charismatic personality is as important as talent and hard work when it comes to achieving professional success. In every office, there are those who are liked by one and all and those who are despised. Business Insider has come up with a great infographic that lists 14 habits of exceptionally likeable people. Needless to say, these tips apply as much to your personal … [Read more...]

50 Ways To Boost Your Brand (Infographic)

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Here's something you might want to print and pin to your office wall or workstation. UK-based printing company Superlogo has come up with a simple but useful infographic that offers 50 valuable tips to help boost your brand. A few of these might be well-known, but most of them are often overlooked or forgotten in the everyday hustle. Plus, it's always handy to have them … [Read more...]

Blast From The Past: Web Design Trends You’ll Never Forget

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Remember what websites looked like in the '90s? If you're thinking Comic Sans, Scrolling Marquees, Hit Counters, and Animated GIFs, you're on the right track. Thankfully a lot has changed since then, but there are some design elements that have lingered through the years, whether they've inspired new trends or trends that are hot on the comeback trail. Think the dancing baby … [Read more...]

Always Show Up For A Meeting 5 Minutes Late, Here’s Why

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When it comes to the workplace, perception matters. You want to play your cards right and 'appear' busy. If you've been showing up for meetings on or before time, you're doing it all wrong. This brilliant graphic shows the correlation between the time you enter for a meeting and your co-workers' perception of you. The sweet spot is 5 minutes after the meeting has started. … [Read more...]

It’s “Wine”, Not Dark Red – Here Are The Correct Names Of All Color Shades

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It's "lilac", not light purple. Just like it's "magenta", not dark pink. Writer and children’s book illustrator Ingrid Sundberg has created a Color Thesaurus - a collection of 12 color charts that list the correct names of all shades. It's a useful reference tool for artists, designers, firms, make-up professionals and anyone who's planning to get their house painted :). Check … [Read more...]

200 Legit Ways To Make Money Online

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Here's the most comprehensive list of ways to make money online you've ever come across. From blogging and affiliate marketing to paid surveys and freelance, this excellent infographic from Survey Spencer just about covers it all. From our own experience, we can tell you about blogging - it's not easy to make money in the beginning. But if you stick to your niche and share … [Read more...]

15 Types Of Difficult Clients And How To Handle Them Effectively

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Every agency has that one client from hell. The one who monopolizes your time, frustrates the entire staff, and makes unreasonable demands. If you've got more than one, you probably spend three out of four weekends in office. If we apply the Pareto principle (or 80:20 rule) to the agency-client relationship, 80% of an agency's resources are utilized in managing 20% of its … [Read more...]

Free Download: 110 Flat Icons For Personal or Commercial Use

Free Download: 110 Flat Icons For Personal or Commercial Use

Add a touch of elegance to your next web project with these 110 free, flat icons that'll make your designs look professional, classy and cohesive. There are two sets - one with icons inside round buttons and the other without. PNG and original Photoshop PSD files are included in the ZIP package. … [Read more...]