CS6 and the new Creative Cloud

After making us go through a maze of previews and sneak peeks, Adobe has finally detailed its pricing plans regarding the Creative Suite 6. CS consists of multiple applications, including the likes of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and several others. The CS6 Standard package will cost $1299 whereas the Master Collection comes in at a monumental $2599. You can, as per…

Bounce Back from Freelance Business Failure

When you started off as a freelancer, did it cross your mind that you might not make it? Did you consider the possibility of failure? If you’re like many first time freelancers, you didn’t. It’s not that surprising that so many freelance businesses go under, when many freelancers don’t think about staying afloat. They set out to seek their fortune,…

The EU Cookie Law

In a little over a month, some major changes will be occuring in the European Union in regards to Internet privacy protection. On May 26, sites that fail to comply with the EU ePrivacy Directive disclosure requirements could be subject to fines up to £500,000. These changes were outlined in the European Directive 2002/58/EC, primarily in article 5. The EU…

Jack Designs – A Free Corporate Identity Package

We have another amazing freebie for you today. Exclusively designed for us by Robby from RobbyDesigns.com, it is a free corporate identity package called ‘Jack Designs’ that includes PSD templates for business cards, CD covers (front & back), envelopes, letterheads, door-handles and even a design for a mousepad!. The Free Jack Designs Corporate Identity Package ‘Jack Designs’ is a corporate…

CSS3 Menu and Navigation Tutorials

All of the CSS3 navigation tutorials we have for you today are all fully functional and could easily be used on a live site. But we do prefer to think of them all as being more experimental and proof-of-concept rather than being a robust end-product (a sprinkle of jQuery always makes everything better!). What they do offer is an opportunity…

Which license do you choose for your code?

The Berne Convention dictates that any code you write is automatically copyrighted. However, many programmers prefer to release their code to the public through open-source licenses, which allows their work to be modified and improved upon, even as they retain core rights to the original code. Distributing any work – a piece of code, a software program, or even markup…

20 New and Free Minimal WordPress Themes

All of the free minimal WordPress themes we have for you below are free and will work perfectly well straight-out-of-the-box (albeit with a few option panel tweaks), also the vast majority of them being responsive. But, putting the minimal styling aside, the real beauty of these themes, for designers and developers anyway, is that they are a fantastic starting point…

Why and How to Write Better Graphic Design Tutorials

For every single quality graphic design tutorial out there, another 50 just plain suck. They’re poorly written, use bad graphics, are about bad graphics, or just altogether skip important steps. It’s a shame, but bad tutorials also create an opportunity for those who are willing to take the time to produce quality work. Writing and publishing graphic design tutorials is…