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Business / 17 Aug 2016

Reality Check: Getting the Most Value for Your Money in a WP Theme

What does the value for money concept teach? Try this example: You’re in a restaurant, one of your favorite foods is a hamburger, and there are a dozen different hamburgers on the menu. Some cost more than others, but they all sound tasty.

Without giving it a second thought, you select the one that appeals to you the most. It may be the least expensive one on the menu, or the most expensive. It doesn’t matter. Selecting the one you’re in the mood for is what counts. That’s a choice based on value, not price.

As you eat the burger, it turns out to be exactly what you were expecting. If someone else had pointed out a different selection, and sold you on it, that might not have been the case. It’s the same in business. A smart business decision is based on value, and not the price tag.

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Business / 20 Jun 2016

The Benefits of Paid vs. Free Stock Images

Are you ready to take your design projects to the next level? A great visual presence is the best way to make a first impression and grab hold of a user.

From web-based projects, to posters, or even packaging or billboard design, a great photograph is your best entry point. But where do you find high-quality images if you aren’t a great photographer? And how can you get them fast? What are the pros and cons of finding a commercial stock images vs. a free one? Let’s take a look…

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Deals / 26 Apr 2016

Save 94% on the Calligraphy Fonts Bundle

Today we’re excited to be featuring a fantastic typography bundle, completely focused around calligraphy fonts. These handmade calligraphy fonts are fantastic examples of decorative handwriting/lettering and would be perfect for any design or craft work.

Best of all, for the next few weeks, they’re available at a fantastic discount. You can save 94% off the usual price, and grab all 40 fonts for just $29 (all with a full commercial licence). Interested? Read on to find out more!

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Competitions / 24 Mar 2016

The PSD2HTML Easter Egg Hunt

With the start of Spring comes Easter — a great time to celebrate the changing seasons, and a time that is never complete without a good Easter Egg treasure hunt! With that in mind, we’re excited to tell you about a special treasure hunt for some awesome discounts from top web design and development companies.

To get started, just visit the PSD2HTML site and take a look through each page, hunting down those secret eggs. They’re scattered around the website on different pages, hidden in some fun and crafty ways. You’ll need to get your thinking cap on! Read on to find out more!

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Competitions / 19 Nov 2015

Win One of Three Copies of Slides Framework (Worth $249)

We have a great competition for you today, to win one of three copies of the Slides Framework. This set of design templates is a great way to help you to create a beautiful promo or marketing site, with stunning animations and clean code.

Slides contains 60 beautiful slides and 11 quick-start templates that you can combine in various ways to create a quick and easy design. Read on to find out how to enter our competition to win a free copy!

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Deals / 10 Nov 2015

Save Over $1,000 (96%) in the November Creative Market Bundle

Creative Market is a community of over a million creatives who buy and sell amazing design assets. You’ll find over 350,000 resources like fonts, graphics, templates, add-ons, stock photos and themes to improve your creativity and productivity. This month, Creative Market wants to present an amazing Big Bundle of their best products to Design Shack readers.

For November, they’ve rounded up 91 items worth over $1,100 — yours for just $39. Read on to see what’s included or jump straight to the bundle page for more information!

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Reviews / 20 Aug 2015

How to Perform Real-Time User Testing With FullStory

Ever visited a website that was confusing, broken, or just plain hard to use? That site probably isn’t using FullStory.

There’s no doubt that user testing is incredibly important to create a website that’s easy to use, and performs well. But watching users in a testing environment can never compare to watching actual customer interactions, and looking at the stumbling blocks they face. Today we’re taking a look at how FullStory can help with just this, and give you a powerful insight into how your customers use your website.

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Reviews / 13 Aug 2015

Get 7 Free Days of Downloads With GraphicStock

GraphicStock have a big collection of stock resources for designers — backgrounds, concepts, icons, patterns, textures, templates, photos and more.

Today we’re featuring a great deal, which gives you seven days of completely unrestricted access to the GraphicStock library. Read on to find out more about the site, how to redeem the deal, and see a collection of different assets and resources from the site!

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Business / 6 Aug 2015

Adobe Stock: Shaking Up the Stock Content Market

Adobe Stock has introduced a stock content service that’s directly integrated into creative tools and workflows.

Approximately 85% of creatives who buy stock use Adobe tools, and over 90% of stock sellers use Adobe’s tools to create their images. Adobe is working with buyers and sellers to create a streamlined experience that makes the flow of content more efficient for buyers and increases the opportunities for sellers.

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Deals / 28 Jul 2015

Save 82% on Lifetime Adobe Training Videos

This week’s Design Shack Deal brings you award-winning Adobe training videos to make an Adobe expert, and web design master out of you. Learn a little now and a little later, it’s yours for life!

Usually priced at $500, this training course is on offer this week for just $89 (that’s 82% off). Read on to find out more, and take a look at what the course has to offer!

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Deals / 23 Jul 2015

Pay What You Want: Mobile-First Developer’s Bundle

This week’s deal is a great opportunity to grab a bargain on everything you need for mobile first development. It’s a bundle of ten courses, containing over 71 hours of learning and advice on everything from Swift and Android development, through to advice on how to monetise and grow your mobile app.

This is another fantastic Pay What You Want bundle. You decide how much to pay! Grab a few of the courses for any price, or beat the average selling price to unlock the whole deal. Read on to find out more, or take a look at the full deal now!

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Deals / 8 Jul 2015

Save Over $1,400 on 3 Mobile Design Bundles

In this week’s Design Shack Deal feature, we’re rounding up three different deals that will be of interest for anyone designing for mobile.

The featured deals include a selection of great Udemy courses in our Mobile Designer Academy pack, another collection of responsive web design courses (worth over $450), and a fantastic bundle of 43 premium UI sets, PSD kits, templates, and more! Read on to take a look at the full set of different deals and discounts for the week, and we hope you enjoy them!