YouTube vs. Self-Hosted Video: Pros & Cons for Webmasters

Video is a favorite way to attract new website visitors. As you know new visitors, means higher traffic. The higher traffic – the more chances to spread your ideas worldwide. The more juice you input in your ideas, the more new people will stop by at your site. This circle is endless. So why not to take advantage of cool video tools? Turn your website into a top-notch web destination with the help of YouTube or unique videos.

YouTube vs. Self-Hosted Video: Pros & Cons for Webmasters

Motion pictures long before YouTube success have showed their influence over people’s minds. Hollywood is still a huge industry even when online video exists. People love to go to movies when they find appealing content. Or look at TV, for instance. Nowadays it’s overcrowded with commercial, but it is the fastest way to deliver your message to offline public. Yes, last few years were hard for TV entertainment. Online streaming video is skyrocketing and eating a big part of video budget pie. However, TV channels do their best to invent new approaches to audience. We have seen a boom of TV shows, music TV shows, real-time TV shows. Such content grabs millions of views. That’s why it’s stupid for webmasters to underestimate such heavy weapon.

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Create Cute Characters in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your hands around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications like Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand.

Create Cute Characters in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create cute characters illustration. We will use basic tools and simple techniques (Pathfinder, Gradient, Clipping Mask, Mesh etc..) to create basic shapes, fill them, and add Adobe Illustrator effects, which will combine to create the final illustration.

Let’s get started!

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Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

In a recent article, I made a generalization about Twitter only being used to drive traffic to a designer’s web site or blog. There were a couple of comments, stating I was wrong. Sure, it was a generalization to save 1,200 words, telling people what they already knew, but in face-to-face discussions with peers and a few private messages received, there have been some interesting points made about Twitter and the power, as well as the problems it presents. It’s amazing what can be said in just 140 characters and the power a tweet can wield.

Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

Recent tweets from users in the Middle East, about protests and government responses, broadcasting news long before mainstream news sources could even get close, shows the global influence and communication possibilities. So why do people still think tweets about their buying a cup of coffee is tweet-worthy?

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50+ Fresh Examples of Creative Coming Soon Page Design

When launching a new web app, or site, it can help to start marketing early. A “coming soon” page has several different purposes. Firstly, it allows you to show a teaser of your new app to people and to start the ball rolling with building the excitement. Secondly, it allows people to sign-up to email updates about your new app, and this lets you know how popular it might be.

50+ Fresh Examples of Creative Coming Soon Page Design

It’s also quite motivating – if a lot of people have signed up, then you may find you’re more likely to continue working on the app. It can be a warning sign too – if there’s very little interest, then it can give you some ideas about whether to continue building the app as you are, or whether you should change the app to be better suited to what people **are** looking for.

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80+ Awesome Freebies from Dribbble Community

Creativity means a lot in any kind of presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner, advertisement or a complete design; being able to inject creativity into it not only helps in floating the message around, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer.

80+ Awesome Freebies from Dribbble Community

Good design is not easy thing to create, or it is often a very challenging job to discover creative designs. However, there are few ways by which you can improve your designing skills. One of them is analyzing others work and find the inspiration behind every details. Infect, it’s even easier if you can able to use others creative work in your design with proper permission and guidelines. For that same purpose some highly creative dudes created Dribbble, a show and tell for designers. Since it’s release, Dribble has been a huge influence on the design community.

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