Reviews

In-depth reviews of different online services that can help you in your work as a designer.

Codester: Web Design at Your Fingertips
Reviews / 5 Nov 2018

Codester: Web Design at Your Fingertips

A design marketplace can be a total lifesaver. From code snippets to graphic design elements, to themes and plugins, a good marketplace has all the little tools that you need in a pinch.

Codester is a marketplace that’s packed with everything you need to keep design projects moving forward. You can buy premium PHP scripts, app templates, theme and plugins to use for website and app design. Plus, they have some pretty awesome freebies and allow designers to sell their own items.

Want to know more? Here’s a look at what Codester is all about.

Ipapi: A Simple, Scalable IP Lookup Tool
Reviews / 25 Oct 2018

Ipapi: A Simple, Scalable IP Lookup Tool

One of the tools powering great user experience is IP location data. This information can do everything from making forms easy for users to fill out, to ensuring that the correct language is used on a website to help prevent fraud online.

It’s a tool that more and more website developers are turning to. And if you want to get all of this functionality in a single solution, ipapi could be the tool for you. Here’s a look at what it is and how it works.

Stay on Top of Website Feedback With Hotjar
Reviews / 20 Sep 2018

Stay on Top of Website Feedback With Hotjar

By now you probably know that if you have a website, you need a way to monitor how it is working. The problem with many of these feedback channels is that they can be complicated to set up or difficult to understand.

The incoming feedback tool from Hotjar is different. It gives you all the feedback you need to manage and grow your website in a visual format. (So you don’t have to be a data scientist to understand it all.) Here’s a look at Hotjar and how it works.

Drag and Drop Your Way to a Website With WP Page Builder
Reviews / 13 Sep 2018

Drag and Drop Your Way to a Website With WP Page Builder

Do you ever find yourself looking for an easier way to build a website? WP Page Builder is a drag-and-drop plugin for WordPress to help you create a website quickly without a lot of coding.

It’s made for designers who want to get a website finished fast or beginners that want to play with a website but don’t have design or coding experience. Here’s a look at the tool and how you use it.

What’s That Font? Find Out With WhatFontIs
Reviews / 5 Sep 2018

What’s That Font? Find Out With WhatFontIs

Do you ever get stuck spinning your wheels on a project because of missing font information? From elements with missing source files to clients that want a font that “looks like (insert company name here)”, you need a font identification tool.

WhatFontIs is the best identification service to help you find the fonts you need. Today we’re diving in to see how it works, and what you can accomplish with it.

Adobe Stock: A 101 Introduction
Reviews / 15 Aug 2018

Adobe Stock: A 101 Introduction

Navigating the world of stock images can be tough. There are a lot of sources and even more photos to sort through. Finding a reputable vendor for stock images that’s easy to use can be a lifesaver.

That’s where Adobe Stock comes in. Adobe – the same company you know for making software that you probably use daily – also offers stock photos, templates, and 3D assets to help jumpstart your projects. And the best part is that that assets are high-quality; you’ll actually want to use them.

Here’s a look at how Adobe Stock works.

Copper: The Customer-Centric CRM
Reviews / 6 Aug 2018

Copper: The Customer-Centric CRM

Are you tired of your CRM? Or are you looking at CRM options, but just don’t know where to start? Do you want a tool that helps you connect to customers in a more authentic way?

A strong customer relationship management system is less about records and data and more about a tool that can help you build relationships with potential customers or clients. Today, we’re going to dive into Copper, a customer-centric CRM that does just that.

(If you like what you see, Copper is offering a free trial so you can try it for yourself.)

Brizy Takes the Stress Out of WordPress
Reviews / 19 Jul 2018

Brizy Takes the Stress Out of WordPress

Creating a website shouldn’t be a chore; it can actually be fun if you use the right tools. Brizy is a WordPress page builder that looks great, features drag-and-drop tools and helps you create a website quickly and easily. What more could you want?

Brizy is great for beginners because you don’t need to dive into the code. But more experienced designers also like it because the tool can help you build advanced designs quickly and easily. Here’s a look a Brizy and how the WordPress page builder works.

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed
Reviews / 2 Jul 2018

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed

Planning on applying for a new job? Struggling to land a job interview? Then what you need is a professionally designed resume. Today we’re reviewing Freesumes, a free source of professional and stylish resume templates to help you stand out.

Landing a job interview is the most difficult part of the entire job searching process. According to surveys, an average job opening receives about 250 resumes. But, only four to six candidates actually get called for an interview.

Your resume is the most important item that will help you land an interview for your dream job. Unfortunately, designing a resume with a professional and a creative design is not something most people excel at.

As a result, many people end up using the same default resume templates that comes preloaded with MS Word and fail to stand out from the crowd. Freesumes aims to fix this problem by providing you with an incredible selection of unique resume templates for creating winning resumes.

Build a Website for Free With SITE123
Reviews / 28 Jun 2018

Build a Website for Free With SITE123

Whether you want to create a blog, showcase a business or organization or sell items online, one thing is certain. You need a great website. SITE123 is one example of a website builder. And it’s different than most of the other options you’ll find for one key reason – it’s completely free.

Getting started – or even redesigning an existing website – can be intimidating. A website builder can be the solution. Website builders are a set of tools that help anyone create a website without a lot of coding or design knowledge. It’s a quick and easy way to get a website online.

Monday: The Ultimate Team Management Tool
Reviews / 20 Jun 2018

Monday: The Ultimate Team Management Tool

Almost every team, from the smallest group to the largest company, is looking for an efficient way to manage projects and tasks in a way that everyone can understand.

Finding the right platform to use as a team management tool can be tough, but monday can help. The tool is intuitive while helping you centralize everything so that your team can be successful. Here’s a look at how it works.

Build a Website for Any Business With Wix
Reviews / 15 Mar 2018

Build a Website for Any Business With Wix

Different business niches have completely different requirements when it comes to their website. Restaurants need a booking and menu system, musicians need support for playing their tracks, photographers need a beautiful gallery.

No matter what business area you’re currently working on a project for, it’s worth taking a look at what Wix has to offer. They have a range of professional designs and functionality to use a range of businesses—large and small.

Today we’re taking a quick look at the features and templates on offer, whether it’s for your business, portfolio – or for a client.