4 key pillars to great web design

These days, everyone has a website, from big name brands to your eight-year old neighbor selling Girl Scout cookies. Now that it seems like people are going to the Internet to solve all their problems, having a great web design has become a must-have for most businesses. However, even savvy business owners struggle to get the most from... Read More

April 21st By

Rebranding cannabis: Grown-up branding for a legal industry

Whether you’re for or against it, the sale of legal cannabis is a huge and growing market – and one that’s striving for legitimacy. Growing up in the US, many of us are no stranger to the branding of the pre-legalized marijuana industry. We saw the face of Bob Marley or Snoop Dogg, the recognizable five-leafed... Read More

April 20th By

Your ultimate cheat sheet to Facebook design

With the roll-out of our new Facebook contest category and the growing importance of social media design overall, we thought it was about time to focus on the different elements that make up Facebook design. In this article, we’ll break down the different elements of Facebook to ensure that you’re creating a well-branded and clickable web... Read More

April 15th By

Everything you need to know about Logo & Web (infographic)

Want to know more about our Logo & Hosted Web category? Check out this cool infographic created by 99designer, Frau Farbissina. It provides a checklist of what you need to do as a designer and what Jimdo features are available to create a beautiful, fully functioning basic site for your clients. For more information on how to... Read More

April 14th By

How to use clipping masks effectively

Clipping masks can be extremely useful in the Illustrator workflow – enabling rapid exploration of cut shapes, complex crops, and unique letterforms in a non destructive way. Unfortunately, the way clipping masks get translated to print can be unexpected due to the fact that the vector programs or interpreters used in production environments might not... Read More

April 13th By

The 99designs guide to print-ready bleeds

“Bleed” is a part of the printers vocabulary – a word that digital designers are familiar with, but often never have to confront face to face the same way a press operator does. With that said, in the event a designer ignores the impending implications of a bleed in the design process, the printer can... Read More

April 7th By

8 design tips for high-converting landing pages

Designing an effective landing page takes a certain skill. Designers need to temporarily forget about their usual design approach and focus on the single most important goal of every landing page – conversion. Every design element is there to invite users in and motivate them to perform certain actions and direct their gaze to specific messages. The idea... Read More

Design History: Get to know your ampersands

We see the symbol all of the time. Elegant, curved, infinitely malleable. But what’s the origin of the mysterious and ubiquitous ampersand? How can you choose which one is the best version to use? Read on to uncover all you wanted to know about this ancient tool of text: Origin of the ampersand Part 1... Read More

April 3rd By

New to the game? 99U shares their top freelancing tips

Jumping full time into the freelance game can be pretty intimidating. This month, we’re rounding up some of the best articles from 99U to walk you through some starter steps to find solo success in the freelance industry. Learn how to pick up your first clients, avoid early pitfalls and make time for personal projects.... Read More

April 1st By