How to Make a Custom Illustrator Brush

by brantwilson
on June 29, 2016

It’s really a lot easier than you would expect. This tutorial was requested by many of my readers after I posted this Free set of 35 Abstract Illustrator Brushes. The possibilities are endless as far as brush making goes in illustrator, but I wanted to get you started in the right direction and let you take it from here. (The purpose is to tease you, so you want to try it on your own!)

How to make a custom Illustrator Brush
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10 Resources for Creating Stunning Websites

by Swati Gole
on June 10, 2016

Websites are far too many now. With the advent and proliferation of the digital space and the need for businesses to create a strong online presence, getting a website up is the first step.

But are you doing enough?

Are the websites that are being created off the rack enough to survive the cut-throat competition and entice the targeted audience? Or is it just another nondescript website bound to get lost in the third or fourth page of Google?

Whether it is design, functionality, content, or experience, websites need to do something different to stand out. And here are ten resources that can help you create stunning websites that drive results.

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The Retro Design Toolbox

by brantwilson
on May 30, 2016

Today I want to introduce you to another great bundle from our friends at Pixelo: The Retro Design Toolbox. This bundle contains a huge variety of quality retro design resources to boost up your design to the next levels.

62 Fonts & 1147 Graphic Elements – 99% off

This collection contains a huge variety of retro design resources: Fonts, Textures, Mockups, Graphic elements, Vectors, Watercolors, and more. If you’re looking to create any retro-style related designs, this bundle has you covered. These all items included in this bundle are worth $2335. Fortunately, you can grab all of them for only $29 (99% off) in a limited time.

This is an overview of all resources included in this bundle. Check out The Retro Design Toolbox to see more detail previews and features.

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The Font Collection from – 40 Stunning Fonts

by brantwilson
on May 19, 2016



There is nothing more exciting than grabbing the very latest font bundle from Knowing that each of the carefully selected fonts are going to be fully accessible without the need for any additional software is one of many bonuses of purchasing from them as opposed to other font providers. The reassurance of full lifetime support for any purchase makes purchasing there even sweeter!

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10 Freebies To Make Your Life Easier And Your Work Better

by Swati Gole
on April 26, 2016

What’s better than pancakes on Sunday? Freebies! Okay, not if it is Nutella pancakes.

We’ve rounded up a list of 10 freebies that will be a perfect weekend gift for any designer. The resources would cut your work down in half and enhance the way you build a website, element by element.

Grab these and steer ahead of the herd!

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An IDE to Make Your Dev Life Easier: CodeLobster and PhpStorm

by brantwilson
on April 15, 2016

When it comes to choosing the perfect IDE for PHP development, there are a multitude of options available to developers but some are better than most. CodeLobster and PhpStorm are the two of the most used and reputable IDEs. While both provide reliable and efficient development experience, there are some contrasting features among the two. In this article, we intend to compare the two to allow developers to make an educated decision next time they get their PHP development boots on.
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Just in Time – An April Fool’s Day Free Vector Download!

by brantwilson
on March 31, 2016

Our friends over at have given us this awesome freebie in honor of tomorrow – April Fool’s Day!

Use any of these fun vector labels to call out your prank on your co-workers, friends, family, or strangers.  The 9 April Fool’s Labels included in this freebie have the perfect amount of spunk and fun to add flair to your design.

This April Fool’s Day free vector set  includes .svg, .ai, .eps, .psd, and .png files for use in whatever design software you use. This pack is fully customizable for your project.
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8 Quick User Experience Tips to Keep Visitors Around Longer

by Zac Johnson
on March 15, 2016

Most people treat user experience as a separate add-on to the content on a website, but that really shouldn’t be the case. Great UX should include the content that’s on each site.

Here is a quick list of 8 user experience tips to help you keep visitors on your website for longer periods of time. As they say, if the first experience is good they will keep coming back for more.


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Why We Chose Squidix to Host our Website

by brantwilson
on March 14, 2016

One of the essential pieces of managing a website is carefully selecting a hosting provider. We have used Squidix here for the last few years and we’ve been very satisfied with their service. One of the big reasons we chose to continue using them is because a couple of months ago, we had a basic billing issue with our Squidix hosting account. So, I contacted their customer service team and was very pleasantly surprised with their prompt response. They wanted to ensure our satisfaction so they looped in their CEO so that the issue would be resolved quickly and correctly. We weren’t ever stuck in a call center hoping that someone would pay attention to our issue. We felt like a real person cared that we wanted our issue to be resolved.

Squidix is a young, small company that is headquartered out of Indianapolis.  They specialize in many areas of information technology – hosting being one of their top offerings. Their hosting offerings vary from shared hosting options to completely dedicated servers. It’s a great portfolio for businesses of all sizes. Not only do they offer these different plans, but all of their services come with the superior customer service like I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

This recent experience encouraged me to write a post on what you should look for in a hosting provider. I’ll share a few tips below:
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