Best Website Locations to Place Your Brand’s Logo

by Zac Johnson
on January 10, 2017

Are you a web owner or a business owner trying to decide where to place the logo on your website? If so, you’re not alone. Many business owners and site managers grapple with the idea of logo placement for optimal effect.

The Need to Innovate

Business owners want to be different. We get that. But in this case, you won’t want to veer too far from traditional standards. Many web owners, in an attempt to be different, place their logo in the upper right-hand corner. Some put them in them in the middle of the page. However, incorrect placement may prove to be detrimental to your website.

Research shows that placing your logo in the upper left-hand corner is ideal and creates a sense of organization for your visitors. It also creates a responsive website that is easy to maneuver. If you place your logo on the right-hand side or in the middle, it will make viewers feel your page is a bit “off” somehow.

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iStock Promo Code – January 2017

by brantwilson
on January 3, 2017

iStock Promo Code: 12% Off All Subscriptions
iStock Promo Code: 10% Off 3+ Credits for New Customers
iStock Promo Code: 10 Images for $40
15% OFF Expired iStock Promo Code
15% OFF Expired iStock Promo Code

*Updated January 3rd, 2017* Happy 2017 to all of our Bittbox readers, and what better way to celebrate than with exclusive coupon codes from iStockphoto?

For a limited time, our readers can save 10% off 3+ credits with a new iStock user account. Or if iStocks subscription products are a better fit for you, then you can enjoy 12% off any one of their subscription products.

As an every day value, iStock is also offering 10 images for just $40, and best of all, there’s no coupon code required.

Don’t forget–these deals won’t be around forever, so take advantage of these amazing savings while you can! Grab one of these offers, and start enjoying stock graphics from iStock today.

These iStock promo codes has been tested and guaranteed to work. For more iStock promo codes please visit our friends at Vecteezy.

Please leave a comment below and let us know how much you saved if you use this. I just saved $149 on credits! How much did you save?

100+ Minimal and Typographic Package Designs

by brantwilson
on December 29, 2016

Time for a little inspiration. Package design can be tricky, but as you can see here, sometimes it can be relatively simple and still come across as being elegant. Sometimes, less is more….. Here are over 100 examples of package design that either has a minimal style, or a typographic based solution. If you like these and you’d like to learn more about package design, TheDieline.com and LovelyPackage.com are the places to visit. A big thanks goes out to them for a lot of the images you see here.

100+ Minimal and Typographic Package Designs
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How To: Create a Seamless Diagonal Pattern in Illustrator

by brantwilson
on November 9, 2016

Over the years, I’ve gotten plenty of emails about how to create a seamless diagonal pattern in Illustrator, so here we go! Illustrator comes with some default pattern brushes, but no diagonal love. Diagonal patterns are a bit more tricky to make than a simple horizontal, or vertical pattern, but with some rock solid alignment, and some manual input into the Transform palette, you’ll be making diagonal patterns in no time. Let’s get started.

How To: Create a Seamless Diagonal Pattern in Illustrator

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Illustrator Brush-Making Tip: Colorization Method

by brantwilson
on October 24, 2016

Making a custom brush in Illustrator can be easy and frustrating at the same time. No matter which type of brush you create, one of the most important settings to pay attention to is the ‘colorization method.’ If you don’t change the colorization method from the default setting, you won’t be able to customize the colors of your (custom) brush strokes later. Here’s what you need to do…

Illustrator Brush-Making Tip: Colorization Method
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20 Free Responsive and Mobile Website Templates

by brantwilson
on October 17, 2016

Are you worried about your user experience when someone visits your website from their mobile device? Solve the problem by using HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive templates. Here we have collected the 30 best responsive web templates which are 100% FREE from sites like Themezy and W3Layouts.  They are free to download and free to use for any purpose without any limitations or obligations. So, download the templates, start a new website, or make your existing website responsive and mobile friendly. If you don’t find any templates you like here, you can search Themezy for more Free Responsive Website Templates.

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Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

by brantwilson
on October 6, 2016

Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even more rare in vector format. Part of the reason is that most people, even avid Illustrator users, don’t realize how easy it is to create these shapes. All it takes is a few simple, yet not highly utilized Illustrator tips. This tutorial will show you how to create your own curlies, and swooshes easily, in Illustrator. It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. . .

Illustrator Swirls, Curls, and Swooshes Tutorial
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Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop

by brantwilson
on September 12, 2016

Making a dotted line is easy in Illustrator. You just change it in the stroke palette. Photoshop, on the other hand, is a bit trickier. There is more than one way, but I want to show you how to quickly make a dotted line in Photoshop. Ever make a Photoshop mock-up of a website design before getting down and dirty with the code? This little trick may come in handy.

Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop
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Design Bundles Has Arrived!

by brantwilson
on August 9, 2016

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Design Bundles is here! The new one stop resource for all of your design element needs. With a huge range of products such as textures, illustrations, graphics and templates to name a few – we can already see how Design Bundles is going to be the next big thing.

Launched by the team behind FontBundles.net – they have already established themselves as one of the biggest font distributors for independent typographers in the market. Building on that success they have branched out, much to the will of their audience into graphic design bundles and elements.

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Sweet Summer Savings with this July Bundle!

by brantwilson
on July 6, 2016

Another month has just rolled around on the 2016 calendar, and with the start of each new month, I get giddy with excitement to see the new fonts and graphics that have just rolled out.

This month, I’m really excited about the July Bundle from TheHungryJPEG. The July Bundle includes 22 beautiful fonts and 26 trendy graphics. There’s such a variety of fonts included in this bundle–from script fonts to handwritten fonts (and handwritten script fonts), as well as clean, crisp typefaces as well. Adding these fonts to your designs will truly give them that cutting-edge design feel. And if there weren’t enough, this bundle also includes 26 minimal flat graphic sets with tons of design elements in each that will really prove valuable in your designs over and over.
Best of all, during this month only, you can get this entire bundle for just $29! (Psst…that’s 97% off what these graphic assets would cost you individually, so it’s really a bargain of a deal). So hop on over to TheHungryJPEG and check out their July bundle now!
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