W.C. Fields famously said ‘Never work with children or animals’ and there are numerous blooper reels around to show just how difficult it can be to work with kids. It can be just as difficult to produce work for kids: they are a very tough audience, and pretty unforgiving if you get it wrong. Adults may persevere with a poorly presented site if they have to, kids are much less likely to bother if they just don’t like the design.
Of course, some of the themes collected here are actually aimed at parents, but adults with their parent hat on are often harder to impress than without. Design for a school or daycare centre can be particularly hard, because it needs to portray professionalism, caring and...
If you’re looking to set up a website there are a multitude of options. With no budget or time restrictions the choice is clear: design a bespoke site from the ground up. However, in the real world that’s often not a possibility. Sometimes we need to turn to an off-the-peg solution.
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TemplateMonster.com is among the most well known stock template and theme providers online.
They offer templates for a wide range of sites, agricultural sites to church sites, as well as general templates that can be used on almost any kind of site.
And all of their themes come with fantastic features that rival the top themes out there.
Every TemplateMonster.com WordPress theme has a long list of great features, and all are available...
As designers, we sometimes deal with clients who may be on a budget but want a super cool business card, and want it quick. As designers, we might even be that client.
A business card is often viewed as the first image a person has about your business and the work you do; once they see your business card they start developing ideas about the business and you. You want to have something that makes you look professional and different.
Creating a unique business card really allows your business to stand out amongst the rest. I mean think about it—how many times have you seen an “entrepreneur” use the same old template from an online printer? Often, huh? How do you feel about that person’s company and their quality?
Well, don’t be that person. And...
Sometimes it seems like Tumblr is the most often overlooked blogging platform out there. People are never quite sure what to make of it.
It’s not quite like a “regular” blog platform (like WordPress or Blogger) and it’s not microblogging either. It’s tumblogging, but a lot of people don’t know what thadet means.
And it can be a little daunting for designers who are trying to figure out how to develop Tumblr themes considering there are seven post types (or eight if you count photo slideshow posts as separate from regular photo posts).
One thing that Tumblr definitely has going in its favor is the number of themes...
Creating new web designs from scratch can be lucrative, but it’s also time consuming. If you want to make money repeatedly off of one design — without having to spend more time on it — the easiest way is to sell it as a theme or template.
More than a few web designers take full responsibility for selling their themes, but it can actually be harder to sell a template on your own than through one of the many sites selling themes from a wide variety of web designers.
It comes down to the fact that buyers would rather visit one site...