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Stockio, the Free Stock Website for Creatives

Stockio.com is a new contender in the already overcrowded “free stock resources” ecosystem. But, I won’t complain about that. More free resources mean a boost of creativity. While there are quite a few sites where you can find photos, various kinds of icons, lots of music and even videos for both personal endeavors or commercial projects, Stockio comes with an added value in both quantity and quality. I’ve discovered Stockio on...

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12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers

Smart designers know it’s a waste of time to reinvent the wheel. And with so many free resources online it’s easier than ever to find tools that’ll save you time. Color selection is a big process and often requires a lot of tweaking to get just right. You can save time by using color webapps that generate relevant color schemes from scratch, all 100% free! And I’ve curated the best ones...

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From Prototyping to Design Systems: Exploring an All-In-One UX Tool

Look around the design space today and you’ll find dozens of prototyping, wireframing, and UX tools. In fact, it seems like a new tool pops up every couple weeks.What if there was the “one tool to rule them all”? That’s exactly what UXPin aims for when it comes to simplifying the UX workflow.UXPin started as a wireframing tool in 2011, but has since grown into an end-to-end UX platform that helps...

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How to Speed up the Design to Development Handoff: Use Justinmind

Looking for a tool that designers and developers can agree on? Justinmind is made for web and mobile app prototypes and Hi-Fi website wireframes. It has all the capabilities expected in prototyping tools such as resizing, drag and drop placement, formatting and more. In addition, it features a lot of goodies including widget libraries, reusable components, conditional logic, animations, calculations, simulations, and even prototyping simulation with actual data. It also comes with...

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Manage Multiple Social Profiles: 6 Simple, Powerful Tools

Maybe this sounds familiar to you: I used to log in to each and every individual network to compose new posts, check what’s happening in my streams, follow up on conversations and follower requests, and basically perform any other little bit of social media management that was on my plate. I switched...

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13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Video

Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly correct. Video has erupted onto the scene with brands and businesses creating more video than ever before – with no signs of slowing down. Consumers are loving it, too!...

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A Guide to Payment and Invoicing Tools for Designers/Developers

For freelance designers and developers, managing payments and invoicing is an unavoidable consideration and form a key aspect of running a small business. As such, it’s important to use effective tools and platforms to handle both aspects. Luckily, we are in an exciting era which is seeing more innovation and competition in these areas than ever before. Great design is becoming a minimum expectation for payment services and invoicing tools, and...

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