Adobe Illustrator (AI) is considered one of the best–and certainly one of the most popular–design programs for illustrators and graphic designers. If you need to design something in vector format, then Adobe Illustrator is an excellent tool for the job. Currently, AI is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Until a few years ago, the software could be downloaded along with the Adobe Creative Suite or as a stand-alone program. Now, all Adobe programs are in the cloud and update automatically with a paid subscription. If you’re looking to improve your AI skills there are a ton of of tutorials available for all skill levels. So many, in fact, that it can be a daunting task to try and find the best of the bunch. Which is why we’ve put together this list for your convenience. In this post we’ll share sixteen Adobe Illustrator tutorials well worth checking out. Free Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Most Illustrator tutorials available online are free. … [Read more...] about 16 Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for 2019
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What is a flat design WordPress theme? Flat designs are those that stand out and look great without all the fancy bells and whistles. This doesn’t mean they lack any visual effects. They just lack shadows, embossing, gradients, bevels, and other fancy visuals that attempt to mimic 3D. All of your design elements, including buttons and icons, look spectacular while following a sophisticated minimalist design. They are popular in the web design industry and are considered to be some of the better designs. Is Flat Design A New Thing? Flat design has been around for a while and has become more popular over the years. The earlier years of website design attempted to make objects look 3D. They had elements such as shadow effects, textures, patterns, gradients, and other effects. These effects could look good, but they could also look busy and put an unnecessary load on the web server. What’s worse is they don’t translate well to mobile screens. Why Is Flat Design Better? … [Read more...] about 60+ Free Flat Design WordPress Themes
Last updated on November 21st, 2016 by Editorial Staff Are you looking to start a podcast? Want to know what does a perfect podcasting setup look like? In this guide, we will show you how to start your own podcast with WordPress – step by step. You will learn about how podcasts work, the best podcast equipments, the podcast WordPress plugin that you absolutely need, and more. No matter your age or technical skill set, you can easily start your own podcast by following the step by step process outlined in this article. Here is an outline of everything that we will cover: What is podcasting & how podcasts work? Things you need to setup your podcast Choosing the best web hosting and domain name Setting up a media hosting service Choosing the proper podcasting equipment Recording your first podcast Publishing your podcast with WordPress Uploading your media files to Blubrry Setting up Smart Podcast Player Plugin Adding your first podcast in WordPress Previewing your podcast … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Own Podcast (Step by Step)
Last updated on January 31st, 2018 by Editorial Staff One of the most often asked question by our users is “Do I have to pay to use WordPress?”. We tell them that WordPress is a free and open source software, which is usually followed by, “Why is WordPress Free?”. In this post, we will discuss why WordPress is free, the costs of running a WordPress site, and what’s the catch? WordPress is an open source software. It is free in the sense of freedom not in the sense of free beer. You may ask what is the difference between these two? Open Source software comes with freedom for you to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like. However, there might be costs involved somewhere. We will discuss the cost of using the open source WordPress software later in this article. Why Don’t They Sell WordPress as a Software? We often get asked why don’t people and companies behind WordPress sell it? If WordPress is as good as … [Read more...] about Why is WordPress Free? What are the Costs? What is the Catch?
Wow, it has taken a while to compile this post (and I hope the headline speaks for itself). What you’ll find here is a list of the top 100 blogs about WordPress and their most popular and engaging content. The idea is to give you a resource linking to posts that have proven to be valuable to the community. The criteria when compiling this list were to focus on content that has gotten either the most traffic (if the WordPress blogger has shared this data), received the highest number of social media shares, or evoked the most comments. Bonus info: Get the list of 10 tools we use when designing for WordPress that cut our work time in half (by the way, 7 of them are free). Click here. Okay, let’s get started (in no particular order)! 1. Digging Into WordPress A WordPress blog run by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr, it’s a great site to get actionable WordPress advice. This includes everything from various code samples, all the way to larger … [Read more...] about Top 100 Blogs About WordPress and Their Most Popular Posts