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Storygram: 72 Instagram Stories Templates

Whoever you are – a local surf store, clothing brand or blogger – you can use these Instagram templates to impress your followers and make more sales.

$89 instead of $149 – Get your Instagram Stories templates!

Fantastic Font Bundle of 52 Typefaces

The Fantastic Font Bundle is a glorious compilation of font styles and variations in one deeply discounted package. You’ll get a mix of sans, serifs and script fonts to give a modern, elegant, warm, sweet, strong and professional look to all of your creative projects. And with the extended license, you can create as many personal or commercial projects as you’d like.

$9 instead of $85 – Get it now!

The Amazing Craft Bundle V

Volume 5 includes Fonts, Paper Cut Templates, SVG Cut Files, Monograms, Birth Announcements, T-Shirt Designs and more!

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300+ Gold Glitter Foil Styles and Swatches

Using high-quality textures made with a professional camera, Real Gold is a diverse set of patterns that can be used in Photoshop as styles or in Illustrator as swatches. Simple to install and use, you can apply any of these 300+ seamless patterns to any shape or text to create shimmering logos or graphics for everything from prints to T-shirts.

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DesignRocket Rocket Fuel Bundle of 8 Photoshop Actions and Extensions

The DesignRocket Rocket Fuel Bundle features 8 powerful design tools in 1 highly discounted deal. These Photoshop and Illustrator actions and extensions include a variety of entertaining effects such as watercolors, stone, 3D, oil paintings, wire cages and more. This set is a great addition to your artistic arsenal to create everything from logos to packaging to apparel.

$15 instead of $54 – Get it now!


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Uji Terkuma is a talented product designer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He works as an industrial designer in the Lagos Tecno design lab, where his work focuses on the design of mobile devices and accessories.

The retro-futuristic post introduced in this blog post is an homage to Henry Dreyfuss, an iconic American designer who made his mark on industrial design in the 20th century. The 1937 Bell 302 telephone, one of Dreyfuss major projects, inspired Uji Terkuma to modernize the design and create a more contemporary version. Read more about the project on the designer’s website.


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It’s not an easy task to redesign a successful and loved brand like Firefox. With millions of users and thousands of people involved in the development of the browser, the attachment to the cute fox (which is actually a red panda) swirling around the world is much bigger than it would be for a regular tech corporation. Many companies have launched failed redesigns and paid a heavy price for it.

A Necessary Move

Despite all this love for the old branding, a new design was definitely needed. In fact, Firefox is not what it used to be anymore. Beyond a browser, it became a suite of products: Firefox Send to send large files safely, Firefox Monitor to know if your email was part of a data breach, Firefox Lockwise to protect your devices passwords, and of course Firefox Browser, to read Designer Daily (and other websites).

The design process went for the creation of a parent brand to encompass all these products while keeping the fox elements. The fox is still there, but only showing its tails, and the designers decided to emphasize the swirl movement, which seems to be a great idea.

The Firefox Browser logo also evolved a little to match the new branding’s illustrative style and colors. It does, however, contrast too strongly with the logos created for the other products, making it look like they are not part of the same product family.

New Color Scheme

The new color scheme looks pretty much like a rainbow and makes heavy use of gradients.

Graphic Elements

A set of graphic elements gives room for designers to play with.

Illustrations

Many playful illustrations were created. The color scheme is spot-on for creating a lively atmosphere and a friendly look-and-feel.

Typeface

The typeface used for the logo system was also modernized, more rounded and sharp.


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A couple of weeks ago, Apple released its long-awaited new Mac Pro. To say that it was not appreciated would be an understatement. The pricing of the screen stand was widely commented, which sounds quite normal when you take a look at the price of $999.

However, there was more too it. The main complain was probably about the design of the computer tower itself, which was quickly compared to a cheese grater on Twitter. This is a problem when you are a company that usually sells good design.

In Bulgaria, this whole controversy gave ideas to some opportunistic and clever advertisers. An agency that goes by the name The Smarts went to IKEA and sold them a campaign that involves making fun of Apple.

The visual of the ad makes fun of pretty much everything: the look-and-feel of the Mac Pro, the company name (designed for Apples), and the ridiculous price.


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In his Type Plant project, graphic designer Marvin Kim explored the relationship between the organic growth of plants and the evolution of design shapes.

The illustrative typeface that results from the organic designs may not be the most readable, but the unpredictable shapes that came out of it look pretty damn cool


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From Apple’s half eaten fruit symbol to Microsoft’s distinct four colorful windows, it is evident that a company’s visual identity is very important. Discover the top 5 reasons why you should run a logo contest today.

Are you in need of a new, creative, and professional logo?

Logos are the first visual encounter most people have with a company. Think Coca Cola, which is probably the world’s most recognizable brand. This type of recognition by consumers is what all businesses are after, because recognition equals trust, which in turn leads to loyalty, and conversion.

If you are re-branding, or indeed looking to have a logo created for the first time for your company, you might want to consider running a logo contest. We’ve summed up the top five reasons why you should go this route.

1. Get designs from a global talent base

Why limit yourself to receiving logo designs from graphic designers in one particular geographical area? Take Porsche for example. When they launched their new Volkswagen car in 1937 in Berlin, Germany, they ran a logo contest which was won by Austrian engineer Franz Reimspiess, the original designer of the Volkswagen logo.

Broaden your horizons, look beyond your boarders, and receive designs from thousands of talented graphic designers from across the world. You never know where your company’s new logo designer is going to come from.

2. Receive scores of designs to choose from

When you run a logo contest, you can receive literally hundreds of logo designs to choose from. Whereas, working with a traditional graphic designer, you might only get a handful of designs. Explore the possibilities by putting your contest out there, to more people. This is particularly true if you’re launching a company for the first time. You want to make sure that you settle for a logo that’s impactful, represents your brand well, because we all know that first impressions matter.

3. Logo contests help weed out bad logos

We’ve seen a ton of bad, inappropriate, and really just how-did-this-get-approved logos out in the public domain. Here are some of the worst logos to date, and we’re sure you’ll agree:

London Olympics 2012 Official Logo

We’re not certain who exactly finally settled on the London Olympics 2012 logo, but we’re sure that if the organizers had opted for a logo contest, they would have received more favorable (and less controversial) logo designs. Fun fact: this logo was designed by Wolff Olins in 2007, and he received a staggering $625,000 for the design!

Locum Official Logo

This rather explicit logo belongs to leading Swedish property management company Locum. Granted, Swedish designers might not have intentionally done this, but someone in their marketing campaign should have highlighted that this logo might not read the same especially to English speakers.

Bing Official Logo

Honestly, some logos you seriously have to wonder how they were ever approved.  There is no justification for a company as illustrious as Microsoft to settle for such a poor logo design for one of their web search engines.

4. A logo contest can be cost-efficient

Multinational companies have the resources to invest significant amounts of money if they decide to re-brand. Pepsi’s logo was redesigned by Arnell Group for a staggering $1 million in 2008. This, however, is nothing, compared to the incredible $211 million shelled out by British Petroleum (BP) for their logo design in 2008!

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend thousands (or millions) on your new logo. Running a logo contest allows you the freedom to set a realistic budget that you can well afford. You can even opt to receive proposals from the designers themselves. Either way, a logo contest will certainly offer you cost-efficient options.

5. Freedom to settle only when you’re happy

If you’ve engaged the services of a graphic design agency, you might have already signed a contract which binds you even before work begins. This is very limiting because in the event that you don’t like any of the logos presented you don’t really have much room to negotiate without the firm charging you extra.

With a logo contest however, you have access to scores of designs, and you can sift through and ask for redesigns until you’re happy. Pay only when you’re completely satisfied.

Running a logo contest is a great option

It is clear to see that running a logo contest is a great way to receive ideas and inspiration for a new logo. It’s a unique method to meet designers from remote areas you might not have otherwise ever considered. Lastly, it’s definitely a budget-friendly technique that won’t cause you to break the bank.


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We are happy to release this great set of FREE electronic device icons. To download it, just subscribe to our blog using the form in the sidebar and confirm your subscription. The download link will then be available in every blog update until we change for another one, so this one will not be available for free anymore.

This set includes all kinds of electronic devices, designed with a plain design icon style. The icons included are a computer icon, a tablet icon, a smartphone icon, a laptop icon, a smartwatch icon, a Kindle icon, a web server icon, and an oculus icon. You can use it for free in any personal or commercial project. Attribution is not mandatory, but appreciated.

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Friends, what are your plans for June, the 17th? Let me invite you to come to join the Monstrous 17th B-Day Party with TemplateMonster.

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Are you a freelancing professional web designer or a member of a web design team? Perhaps, you are in charge of a digital design agency? Either way, you’re always looking for better ways to do things. You’re always working toward the goal of increasing your productivity. At the same time, you are trying to improve the quality of your products.

There’s no shortage of web design tools to help you meet your goal. New ones appear on the market nearly every day. If anything, it’s an embarrassment of riches.

The problem is this. It can take an excessive amount of time to find the tools you really need.

Which is where we come in with this selection of tools and resources. It can help you work more efficiently and produce higher quality products. You can also learn new things about your craft. This includes the latest trends in digital design and technology.

1. Elementor

Elementor is the ideal WordPress page and website builder for designers and agencies looking to improve and speed up their workflow. While the features and functionalities Elementor brings to the table are more than impressive, the complete absence of the types of limitations and constraints evident in many website builders makes this tool a genuine productivity booster.

Elementor’s powerful and intuitive drag and drop builder enables you to turn out one page after another, and one website after another without ever having to code. With respect to design capability and flexibility, Elementor works with any theme and any plugin, and does so without affecting the performance or speed of your site.

You can pick and choose from a large assortment of super useful widgets if you decide to build a website from scratch, or get a head start by selecting from hundreds of pre-designed Elementor templates to insert into your pages as you proceed.

The package also includes several really neat new features like the Pop-Up builder, Advanced Forms, hover and scroll animations, and MailChimp and HubSpot integrations.

2. Be Theme

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to refer to Be Theme as an epitome of productivity with respect to building a complex, high-performance website the quickest way possible. All the tools needed will be found among this WordPress theme’s 40+ core features. The secret to the outstanding productivity you can achieve lies in its library of 400+  pre-built websites.

These pre-built websites incorporate the latest design trends, and they also incorporate the features and functionality that go into producing an exceptional UX.

These pre-built websites cover all the major industry sectors, a wide range of business niches, and all the common website types; blog, portfolio, one-pager’s etc.

The Muffin Builder editor, shortcode generator, shortcode library and other design aids and elements guarantee you won’t ever have to produce a line of code.

3. wpDataTables

Even with the aid of a good table-building tool, creating a chart or table can easily become complicated if huge amounts of complex data are involved or you want an informative, responsive, front-end editable, and easily customizable table in seconds.

The wpDataTables plugin is an all-in-one solution for producing interactive tables and charts whether the amount of data is small, large, or consists of millions of rows. 4 eye-candy skins (with more to come) and conditional highlighting based on values of cell, rows, or columns enable you to produce colorful and informative tables and charts every time.

This plugin offers the only solution that fully supports MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL databases and allows data from DB queries to be displayed in attractive tables.

The authors of this best-in-class plugin invite you to take advantage of a time-limited (mid-July) 30% discount (use coupon code WPDTJUN8413).

4. Amelia

Amelia can save businesses a ton of money while at the same time delighting customers by fully automating the appointment booking, management, and online payment process.

This award-winning business solution (4.8+ user rating) lets clients and customers make appointments 24/7. It integrates with other business systems including Google Calendar, PayPal, and Stripe.

Amelia can be yours at a 30% discount through mid-July. Just use coupon code AMELIAJUN5235.

5. Uncode

Just ask the pros who use Uncode and they’ll tell you how to get an award-winning portfolio up and running in no time at all. Better yet, visit the website and browse Uncode’s showcase of user-created websites. You’ll be impressed and most likely inspired as well.

The showcase also provides ample evidence as to why this is one of ThemeForest’s top all-time best sellers with 50,000+ sales to its credit.

6. Nutcache

Nutcache is an all-in-one productivity tool design teams and freelancers can use for their task and time tracking, collaboration, and budget monitoring needs. Nutcache easily adjusts to fit and streamline your workflow to make it easier for you to complete tasks on time and within budget, and improve your individual or project team’s overall performance.

7. goodiewebsite

goodiewebsite is a platform that allows web designers, design agencies, and business owners to connect directly with web developers. 12 years of experience guarantees high-quality services, and you’ll find these services to be cost effective, competitive, and ideal for businesses that rely on 1-10 page websites for their online presence.

8. Dr. Link Check

Dr. Link Check tracks down a big problem that can detract from your website’s performance; broken and malicious links. You can schedule automatic website checks on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, drill down the report you’ll receive via email, and fix URL issues, SSL certificate validation, error codes from servers, and potential blacklisting because of malicious content.

Avoid problems like these that can become all too common when websites are not periodically monitored.

9. Houzez

Houzez does much more for realtors and real estate agencies than help them advertise their services or list their properties. It helps them with their day to day business transactions as well; both in the office and when giving showings.

Houzez combines multi-option property listings with property search and management functions, and schedules showings for luxury homes and other high priority properties.

10. Mobirise Website Builder

Mobirise offers everything you can expect from an offline builder, and more. This intuitive drag and drop website builder does not tie you down to any platform, giving you total control over your site.

Google AMP or Bootstrap 4 guarantees your sites will be lightning-fast and mobile friendly, and you’re provided with a wealth of themes, templates, website blocks and design elements to work with. Better yet, Mobirise is free for both personal and commercial uses.

11. 8b Website Builder

You have to try this brand-new, futuristic website builder to fully appreciate its capabilities, and since it’s currently free there’s no reason not to. With 8b you can build your websites on your desktop or on a mobile device, it features a super-simple UI, and offers 250+ website sections and 16 slick templates to get your project started.

Download your completed site and host it anywhere you want.

12. Stockfresh

Stockfresh is probably the only resource for stock and vector photos you’ll ever need. It has millions of them, all hand-picked, and all at very competitive and reasonable prices.

Since all the images are royalty-free, you only have to pay for one once, after which you can use it as often as you wish. Images are offered on a “what you see is what you get” basis. Stockfresh watermarks are removed from downloaded files.

13. Savah App

Savah App is an advanced prototyping tool for web and mobile app designers. It features a built-in design workflow and visual approval system that promotes team collaboration.

Savah App will serve you well for everything from creating design concept prototypes through rapid prototyping to creating high-fidelity interactive prototypes for user testing. Several monthly paid plans are offered, together with a 30% discount on annual plans.

14. Rank Math SEO

Having the right SEO tool at your fingertips can work wonders with your website’s search engine performance and ranking, and with Rank Math SEO you have the Swiss Army knife of WordPress SEO tools.

Features include a host of snippets and analysis tools and a built-in Content Analysis tool that will help you produce SEO friendly content.

15. WP Review Pro

With WP Review Pro you can incorporate any of several review and rating features in your website; a sure winner for anyone doing business through an online store.

WP Review Pro is naturally WooCommerce compatible, Facebook reviews can be integrated, you can include product comparison tables, and much more.

Conclusion

One of these items can make a world of difference in a website’s appeal and performance. Imagine what you could accomplish with several.

You might be in the market for an all-in-one website building solution or a specialty plugin. It can also be for a huge library of images, or a tool to boost the performance of an existing website. Either way, there’s something here for you

Some items offer discounts, and several can be yours at no cost at all. Happy shopping!


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Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals.

50 Custom Full-Color Coasters from Sticker Mule

This coffee-table friendly collection from Sticker Mule features 50 custom coasters in one deeply discounted deal. Upload your artwork and within just 4 days, your full-color coasters will ship! These thick, premium coaster board coasters are great to Impress your friends and family or for work or your own business.

$9 instead of $65 – Get it now!

The Handlettered Font Bundle of 17 Romantic Script Fonts

The Handlettered Font Bundle is a wonderfully romantic collection of 17 different fonts ranging from bold to elegant to vintage. Mix things up with alternates and ligatures, as well as multiple languages. You can use these for various personal or commercial purposes such as logos, wedding invitations, T-shirts, and so much more.

$7 instead of $104 – Get it now!

Draft Font Family of 144 Unique Typefaces

Draft from Yellow Design Studio is a 144-font powerhouse type suite that’s smooth and confident with a decidedly modern edge. It features nine weights (Hairline to Black) and eight widths (A to H) for ultimate flexibility and fine-grain control. With almost 600 glyphs, Draft offers a full complement of professional typographic features and extensive language support.

$12 instead of $169 – Get it now!

The Evidence-Based Redesign UX Course

Are your users failing to convert and you can’t figure out why? If you want to improve your website but aren’t sure how to tackle this big task then The Evidence-Based Redesign UX Course is for you. This smart approach teaches you how best to use analytics, heatmaps and users tests make evidence-based decisions on your redesign.

$9 instead of $99 – Get it now!

Easily Build Your Own Website with Dragify and Dragify for WP

Now it’s easier than ever to build your own website. Using the powerful drag-and-drop website builder called Dragify, you can put together your own gorgeous site in roughly 10 minutes! And best of all, you don’t need any coding experience! Just use any of the 44 pre-designed HTML blocks, which you can quickly customize with your own content.

$24 instead of $299 – Get it now!

Modern Calligraphy Typeface, Anitha

Anitha is a beautiful modern calligraphy typeface that mixes a modern style with classic calligraphy. As smooth as it is elegant, this typeface sports OpenType features from alternates to ligatures, as well as featuring 496 glyphs, including multiple language support. Give your next printed project some real class with this truly glamorous typeface.

$5 instead of $12 – Get it now!


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