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10 Typography Trends for 2019 – Web Design Ledger

Typography Trends

Can you hear that? That’s the sweet sound of jingle bells followed by the explosion of fireworks. The combination of these two sounds can only mean one thing: 2019 is right around the corner. That might sound a little scary, but I can assure you that this article contains nothing but good vibes and happy thoughts.

 

As a designer, you’re probably pretty aware that you should be keeping up with trends, right? I certainly hope so. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t put a little personal flare on those trends. For the purpose of this article, and because the title already says typography trends for 2019, we’re going to discuss… you guessed it: typography trends for 2019. This list is in no particular order. It will contain new trends and a few classics that you totally need to stick with. Fasten your seatbelts, explorers, we’re diving straight in.

Handwritten fonts

We’re going to start this list off with a style of font that will most likely be a trend for many years to come. Handwritten fonts are great because they allow you to put your own touch on your brand, and they bring with them a sense of detail that other fonts can’t. Granted, a handwritten font may not look so great on the side of a corporate office building, but they certainly are a great way to reach out to your audience on a more personal level.

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Vintage fonts

Vintage fonts are also a timeless classic that deserves a spot of any typography trends lists ever. The reason people are so drawn to vintage fonts is very similar to the reason they’re so drawn to handwritten fonts. The difference here is that the audience is most likely already familiar with the font, as it is vintage. Instead of making new connections using a handwritten touch, you renew old connections by going vintage.

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Watercolor fonts

Watercolor fonts have risen in popularity almost side-by-side with handwritten fonts because they go so well together. Watercolors have recently existed mainly in the background of a few web pages. But now, people are starting to use them in the spotlight. Watercolor fonts are a great way to portray calm, cool, and collected vibes. They take away from the seriousness of business and add to the homely feel.

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Serif fonts

Serifs again are nothing new. In fact, they’re probably one of the oldest typography trends we can dig up. They are, however, a trend that’s making a comeback. Serifs can vary depending on how extra you want to be, but they’re another great way to put a little more flare on your work.

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Big and small font types… together?

Yes, it’s true. A lot of people are instantly attracted to things that match or at least are the same size. The idea behind using both big and small fonts together isn’t exactly a new thing, but it has made great headway over the years. Because the letters in the font don’t match up, it can grab someone’s attention quicker than a buy-one-get-one sale at Old Navy. plus, it’s a creative way to put emphasis on a particular part of your brand or logo.

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Variable fonts

In addition to the variation in size, the mix-match of different font types has become a design phenomenon. I mean, why stick to just one font if you’ve found a few that you like? If done correctly, you’ll be able to mix a number of different fonts together and create your own personal masterpiece. Just try not to be too overwhelming.

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Color fonts

For too long black and white fonts have haunted our screens! Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but sometimes we just need a little color. Color fonts have been popular on and off for forever, and they’re starting to make a massive comeback. Color fonts allow us to be that much more creative with our projects. They can say as little or as much as you want them to about the letters that they’re highlighting. They’re the perfect way to snag someone’s attention in a crowd full of black and white.

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Cutouts and overlays

Everyone wants to add layers to their designs, and it’s for good reason. People don’t want to sit and stare at a flat-looking, boring, underwhelming webpage. They want to be wowed and wanting more. Cutouts and overlays are a great way to give that 3-dimensional effect without having to wear the glasses that hurt your eyes after 30 minutes. They give you yet another layer to be creative with, and thus attracting more attention.

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Geometric fonts

While handwritten fonts and different sized lettering are cool, perfectly straight lines and rounded corners will always be one of the typography trends, too. Don’t get me wrong, though, geometric fonts leave plenty of room to be creative. Geometric fonts have grown exponentially over the past year or two, and I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon.

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Customize everything

If you have the extra cash to shell out, customizing your brand is a great way to set your own trends. I’m not talking about just logotypes here, I literally mean customize everything. What better way to give people a new experience than to create one custom for your brand? You’re a designer, challenge yourself!

Bring in the New Year right

Again, these typography trends aren’t in any particular order, but they are all super duper sweet. Trends are made every day. While some of us choose to follow those trends, others create their own path for us to follow in the future. The #1 rule of design is to be yourself and create your best work. Design something that you’re proud of, and show it off to the word.

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What is a CDN and why does your website need it

Both as a web designer, and as a user of the internet, you know that a fast website is a good websiteSpeed of a website is something which you don’t notice, until it’s missing that is.

Then it becomes frustrating. A bad user experience. A reason for bouncing off a website never to return.

If you want visitors to enjoy their experience on your website, you don’t need to think only about the design of the website, but how fast the website performs for ALL of your users!

Because good design is only one part of a good user experience.

After best website design company, the speed of page-loading is one of the most important factors which contribute to the success of a website. Besides that, it’s also a ranking factor.

Why is speed so important?

The necessity of having a fast website is a factor has been studied time and time again.

A negative experience is created in the mind of the user who is perceiving a site as being slow. A site’s conversion rate is also affected very negatively by slow performing websites.

Have a look at the graph below by research firm Soasta

Loading time vs conversion rate

Loading time vs conversion rate study

 

As can be clearly seen from the graph above, as load time of a page increases, the conversion rate drops drastically. The best conversion rates actually happen when pages take less than 3 seconds to load. Unfortunately, very few websites are actually able to provide such a fast user experience.

Is your website one of these slow-loading sites? Are you killing conversions and are not even aware of it?

But there are solutions which can help boost your website’s speed.

 

What is a CDN?

The term CDN is an acronym which means content delivery network. That is a fancy way of saying, a network of servers which are optimized to deliver the content (of your website) in the most optimal way.

But how does this content delivery network provide benefits to my website and how does it make the website load faster?

The CDN’s network of servers is an infrastructure which is designed to handle the load of traffic of a website better than that of generic hosting services.

Hosting services, especially the ones aimed at generic websites are geared at creating a stable but generic environment, at a low cost to both the hosting service and the client. These websites typically run on generic environments, such as Apache, PHP, MySQL and other stacks of popular hosting frameworks.

However, the environment has not been specifically optimized and tuned for website speed. Shared hosting services are typically quite slow, particularly in their initial response. The fact that each environment is hosting multiple websites simultaneously means that they suffer from a resource bottleneck problem. Essentially, each website is hosted on the same server as many others, they are “sharing” the same resources. But while the term used is sharing, in reality, they are competing for the same resources. To keep costs low, this sharing creates a situation where each request sent to a website has to wait before it can be served.

Have a look at the below. One of my websites, which is aimed primarily for ecommerce (dronesbuy.net) is hosted on a shared hosting environment, without a CDN.

Have a look at the following waterfall graph:

Load time without CDN

Load time without CDN

 

Can you see the waiting time above of 1.26 seconds?

This is the time it is taking for the server to start “working” on the request sent to it. Essentially, at this point, my website is queued up, competing for resources with other sites hosted on the same server as mine.

This is an implicit delay in created by using a shared website hosting service

Bear in mind, that this delay is before the server event starts to send any kind of content back to the user.

With a delay of 1.26 seconds, you can forget having a page-speed load time of less than 3 seconds.

This is a problem. So how do we go about solving this problem?

On the other hand, a CDN’s primary function is to make websites load fast. Their actual infrastructure setup is designed such that they help deliver a lightning fast website.

But how does a CDN actually speed up my site?

 

How a CDN speeds up your site

There are a few reasons why a website can load slowly:

  1. the shared hosting server has a lot of websites (to keep the price cheap) and is thus overwhelmed. The response times are therefore slow.
  2. Images and other large content of the are not optimized and take a lot of time to download.
  3. The website has installed many different WordPress plugins which are generating many CSS and JS files and other resources
  4. The hosting server is located geographically far away from the actual visitors of your website (think website hosted in the US, with readers mostly in Europe)

There are other reasons, but these are the main ones which generate the largest loading time hits.

You can take mitigating steps to fix each of the above-noted problems individually, but we’ll focus mostly on the last two in this article.

Your shared hosting is overwhelmed and slow

Shared hosting servers are by their definition – slow, especially if they are cheap. It’s just the economics of it.

When a hosting company rents or buys a server, they need to share that cost with their clients.

Put simply, and for the sake of example, if your server costs $100/month and you want to price your plan at $10/month, you need to host 10 accounts to break even.

If you want to price your plan at $5/month, you need to host 20 accounts to break even.

You get the gist. The cheaper the plan, the more the accounts you’ll need to host on the same server.

If a hosting service is advertising itself as cheap, and you want your website to be fast – run a mile!

So what happens, on shared servers, each time somebody visits your website, the server is (at the same time) handling the websites of all of the other users / accounts on that same server.  

With shared hosting, it can take more than a whole second to even start working on delivering your website’s contents.

You can clearly see that delay on the screenshot above.

VPS vs Shared hosting environment

VPS vs Shared hosting environment

 

If you want to make a website fast, this delay of one second in response time is creating a serious issue for you.

Here are our first recommendations

  1. If your website is using WordPress as the CMS, choose from the best WordPress hosting companies, the ones with known good service and great reviews. Stay away from cheap hosts.
  2. Going for the highest plan you can afford, a Virtual Private Server is a good balance between a (cheap but slow) shared hosting site and a dedicated server (fast but expensive). With a VPS, your site will have plenty of resources to deal with the load and respond within a few milliseconds, rather than a whole second.

 

The images of your site are not optimized

Images are one of the primary reasons why websites can be slow to load. 

It’s always great advice to use images in your articles. They help to create a break in large pieces of text. Images are also great for readability.

“An image is worth a thousand words” or so they say.

But images can also create problems.

Primarily, images which are not optimized for speed can have a serious negative effect on the loading time of a website.

It’s actually quite a laborious process to remember to save each file in a speed-friendly format, and compressing them to a size which is small enough but which does not lose any of the quality of the image.

Besides being labor-intensive, some people are simply not aware of the need to optimize images.

So what’s the solution to this problem? We need to find a method which will automatically optimize images.

Here’s where a CDN comes to the rescue. CDNs are designed to address this problem without requiring any manual intervention

This is because image optimization (including lossless compression) is typically a built-in feature of most CDNs

That means you don’t have to worry about the images. While you handle the design and creation of a website with awesome imagery, the Content Delivery Network will automatically compress and optimize the images.

 

The website is using a lot of scripts

This is another factor which has a bad effect on the speed of a website.

Almost all plugins which are installed on a website have an impact on the loading time of your website – each plugin adds more and more assets to the site, making it slower and slower.

Each plugin which is used to create a specific piece of functionality is also slowing down the site.

Some plugins create more JS files, CSS files, and other assets, so some are worse than others, but all of them have at least a bit of an effect. The fewer plugins you install – the better. This is a golden rule.

Each plugin also adds overhead in the form of requests.

Have a look at the following screenshot from a site which has not been optimized for speed. You can see that the performance scores are very slow, whilst the fully loaded time is horrendous.

Slow loading time due to many requests

Slow loading time due to many requests

 

Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate these problems:

  1. Install as little plugins as possible on any website
  2. Combine the files created by all the plugins into a few files only
  3. Enable HTTPS and then HTTP/2 on your website for better overall loading times

Once again, a CDN can help with the combining the files into fewer files and delivering that content over HTTP2.

The CDN actually performs compression and minification of JS and CSS files; this makes the overall size of your site’s resources smaller and therefore, faster to load.

Setting up of HTTP/2 in also highly recommended. HTTP2 is something which is a whole topic of its own so we’ll recommend a couple of great articles on WebDesignerDepot and on CollectiveRay blog which we’ve already written.

HTTP/2 has been created specifically to make improvements in the loading time of websites. It is designed to address certain shortcomings which older technologies did not deal with.

CDN services typically can enable HTTP/2 on your website, simply through the flick of a switch. HTTP/2 requires that HTTPS has been enabled on your site. Once again, CDNs typically have built-in support to serve content over HTTPS. Thanks to the CDN, you can enable HTTPS without incurring the cost and complication which is associated with secure website certificates. A CDN is also able to improve the overhead associated with the SSL/TLS handshake (which is a heavy operation). This ensures that even with HTTPS enabled – the site incurs no overhead.

There’s still one problem which we haven’t addressed which can slow down the loading speed of your website.

What is it and how can we fix it?

 

The geographical location of your website server

There is one thing which can negatively your website’s loading speed, even after you’ve performed all sorts of speed optimizations mentioned above.

Have a look at the following diagram.

Hosting server location vs visitor location

Hosting server location vs visitor location

 

This shows the typical time it takes for web data to travel from the one side of the Atlantic to the other. You can see that loading a website hosted on a different continent that your website is visiting from, is a problem. If your website is hosted in the continental US, any visitor outside of the US will experience this problem.

Of course, this applies all over the world. It can even happen within continents if the visitor is located far away from the hosting server.

The distance your website’s content has to travel has a direct (and negative) effect on how fast your website loads.

If your website has a localized audience, choose a good hosting service which is physically close to your target audience. If you are targeting users in New York, choose to host your website on a good server in New York.

However, what do you do if your website caters to an international audience?

You can’t choose a server which is located close to the visitors of your website.

However, there is a solution. As you might have guessed, the solution involves a CDN, because a CDN service specifically addresses this problem.

Let’s see an updated version of the previous diagram, this time we see how the loading time is affected if we use the services of a CDN such as Incapsula CDN, one of the largest players in the CDN industry.

Without CDN vs with CDN

Without CDN vs with CDN

 

Just like we discussed at the beginning of this article, a CDN service is designed to shorten the distance that content has to travel to reach the visitors of a website.

A CDN service is set up by creating a network of hundreds of servers in different locations in multiple countries and geographies. These servers, known as caching servers or edge servers, each contain a local copy of the images and files which your website needs serve.

When a user accesses your website, these files are served from the nearest physical to your visitor.

This reduces the problem of distance and makes a website much faster to load compared to if a website was not using a CDN.

Have a look the following diagram, which shows the geographical distribution of caching servers around the world – making it possible to always serve content from a location which is physically close to your visitor.

CDN global server map

CDN global server map

 

How to set up a CDN for free

The great thing about CDN services is that they operate on a freemium model – typically they offer a free plan. This free plan provides the localized caching functionality we have shown above.

If your website grows beyond the limits of the free plan, you can then move to a higher plan which suits the needs of your website better.

The easiest way to implement a CDN does not even need a plugin, it’s done by what is knows as a reverse proxy.

This only requires you to perform some changes to the DNS settings of your domain. You’ll find exact guidance for most hosts from the CDN you will opt for, or you can ask for support from the CDN’s support staff.

You can see below how your website together will work together with the CDN to send content to visitors. The origin server is your website’s server.

CDN setup using proxy server

CDN setup using proxy server

The CDN server actually receives the hit when a user visits your website. It then sends the request to your site, such that any necessary dynamic content is generated. Once it gets a response, the CDN sends the dynamic content and all static resources to the visitor.

This removes a lot of load from your hosting server – making your website load faster and able to handle much more visitors simultaneously.

 

Conclusion – are you ready to make your website faster?

As we’ve seen in this article, setting up a CDN can start from the very cheap price of free! Besides not having to spend anything, the loading speed of your website will be much-improved giving your site’s visitors a better user experience for your visitors.

 

If you’re looking to have a fast website, a CDN is a must.

 

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20 Graphic Design Tutorials You Have To Watch To Improve Your Ski…

20 Graphic Design Tutorials You Have To Watch To Improve Your Ski...

A good designer is constantly learning new tricks on how to apply different effects to a photo or built a form from scratch. Some of you may search for various tutorials just to improve your skills, or maybe you need to know some specific technique for your current project.

In any case, on this list, we have handpicked 20 latest graphic design tutorials to take your skills to a whole new level.

Here you’ll see Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials on how to create a movie poster from an image, apply endless photo effect, create geometric pattern and text effect, build a retro logo, and much more.

1. Create an Action Packed Movie Poster in Photoshop

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2. Create a Mini Planet Using Photoshop’s 3D Capabilities

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3. How to Create a Steampunk Type Treatment in Photoshop

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4. Create an abstract liquid effect

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5. Create a Studio Sports Portrait

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6. Create a Powerful Human Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

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7. How to Create an Endless Picture Within a Picture Illusion in Adobe Photoshop

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8. How To Create a Geometric Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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9. How To Create Digital Particle Waves in Adobe Illustrator

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10. How to design graphic figures

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11. How To Create an Editable Retro Text Style in Illustrator

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12. How to Create a Quick & Easy Duotone Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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13. How To Create a Vintage Film Title Text Effect in Photoshop

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14. Create mixed inks with InDesign

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15. How to design a typographical poster using Adobe InDesign

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16. Create special print finishes in InDesign

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17. How to create a retro logo with Affinity Designer

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18. Mock up AR graphics with After Effects

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19. How to Draw a Colorful, Fun, Vector Vampire in Adobe Illustrator

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20. Create a Painted Portrait Effect in Illustrator Using the Bristle Brush

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Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress to Download

Free Portfolio Themes for WordPress to Download

As a designer, the best way to showcase your work is an online portfolio. An online portfolio is a proof of your expertise, experience, and skills. A portfolio site helps your potential clients to look at your advantages over other creatives out there.

The best and the easiest way to create a portfolio today is to use a creative free portfolio theme for WordPress. We decided to make this task more comfortable for you and collected 20 amazing free portfolio themes which you can customize and use.

1. Portfolio Gallery theme

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2. Minimalist Portfolio

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3. Adventure Lite

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4. TheMoments

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5. panoply theme

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6. Hestia theme

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7. Zyloplus

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8. Shapely

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9. Eight Sec

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10. Seguente

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11. Business Press

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12. Vega

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13. Revolve

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14. Coral Drive

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15. Hitchcock

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16. Coral Dark

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17. Pinnacle

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18. AccessPress Parallax

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19. Pure & Simple

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20. Innovation Lite

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Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

2018 is right around the corner and I thought I’d start celebrating the great year 2017 has been a list of the most promising startups in tech that you should look for in the coming year. And before I start dropping names left and right, I do want to point out that this list is purely biased and strictly based on my uneducated opinion. So without further ado here are the top 4 tech startups I’m looking forward to seeing in 2018.

1. Zentoshop

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

Zentoshop is a Magento based e-commerce Saas that allows store owners to go online in a matter of minutes and the guys behind the product have managed to solve one of the biggest issues I had with Saas E-commerce platforms and that would be scalability. Normally, a store you build on a similar platform would work (probably great) for the first few months, maybe a year, but the minute you hit big traffic numbers, orders or have a lot of products, the platform would crumble under its own weight. Zentoshop having Magento under the hood solves this issue, allowing the user to take advantage of all the benefits of having a Magento shop without any of the drawbacks, which are mostly the technical issues that force Magento store owners to hire one or more developers to do regular maintenance and updates on the system to ensure everything’s running smoothly.

2. eDrone.me

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

The app is positioned by a CRM but my experience in the e-commerce field makes me look a bit further behind curtains, at the “magic behind the eDrone”. The amount of data that the system handles and the process is impressive but then they’ve created a machine learning algorithm that provides insight and allows you to take actions to increase the LTV of the customer through a number of – simple to use and integrate – tools. It has about a gagillion integrations already, from Magento, Woocommerce to Shopify and Opencart.

Oh, did I mention you can start using the app for free, so yeah, I’d strongly suggest keeping an eye out for these guys, they are definitely on to something!

3. TypingDNA

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

By this point, the phrase: “the future is AI” should ring true just like the notion that the earth is round which is an undeniable truth, regardless what some may think or share on their social media accounts(looking at you: B.Y.O.B!). The Romanian team behind TypingDNA are trying to shape the future in their own way by using machine learning to develop behavioral biometrics solutions. I know! That sounds soooo fancy but the applications for something like this are countless. Imagine not having to remember a password. Ever! The system can check if you are authorized by your typing patterns. There’s an interesting case study, published on their site that will help you get a better idea of what they are doing

4. SwiftKey

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

This is no new startup but they have been killing it the past year and have plans of introducing a number of new features in the coming year. I myself have been using SwiftKey for about a year now on all my mobile devices and it works so effortlessly across 2 and even 3 languages without having me to configure settings or change parameters. I look forward to seeing what they have in store for 2018.

5. Snips.ai

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

There have been multiple similar products with big promises but deliver so little. Snips offers a powerful NLU which is short for Natural Language Understanding system that runs on the users device as opposed to the Cloud like all the other similar system do, which provides better security and privacy and coming next year, when the GDPR will become many companies worst nightmare, Snips is going to have no problems as it has been compliant since day 1.

6. Hundred5

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

Hundred5 is a hiring platform created by a small Estonian team. The recruiting tool automatically screens candidates’ abilities for the job as a first-pass filter. It makes sure the people you interview have what it takes to be successful in a remote work environment and in the role that you are looking for. 

With that in mind, Hundred5 has ditched CV as the main screening tool and replaced it with skill assessments. Besides saving tons of time, those tests also strongly predict success in real work and tell you something you can’t learn from resumes. CV’s are more about how someone is able to present themselves rather than a demonstration of their abilities, which might lead you to select the wrong applicant.

7. Teamweek

Promising European Startups to look for in 2018

Teammweek is project management software and a team calendar. The intuitive platform enables the project manager to assign tasks on a timeline and helps the team stay in the loop with what everyone is up to. Just like Hundred5, Teamweek is also based in Estonia. The company was originally founded by Toggl, but it became a separate company on its own this year. Teamweek is a successful bootstrapped product that you should definitely keep an eye on in 2018.

 

These have been only 7 companies that have caught my attention in the last few months and even if the list could have gone on for quite a while, I’ll stop here and keep providing updates in the coming months.

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Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

Black Friday is coming, and web designers and developers haven’t been left out. We’ve put together eight deals, one or more of which you’re bound to find useful. Each one is offered at a discount! So, make sure you check these products out before Black Friday slips away for another year.

These are money-saving deals to be sure. But more importantly, these products were designed with productivity in mind. At the very least, they’ll make your workday easier. At the same time, they can help to improve the value of your products or services.

If you could use some help creating a website or a table, or managing a project, there’s something here for you!

 

  1. wpDataTables

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Attempts to create well-organized and easy to understand tables and charts can be slow-going; especially when you have huge amounts of data to contend with or the makeup of the data is quite complex. wpDataTables not only makes the process quick and easy, but your charts and tables will be responsive, editable, and interactive as well.

wpDataTables is a highly popular WordPress plugin, well-known for its speed and efficiency.It has over 13.000 paying users, with an average customer rating of 4.6. It doesn’t require any coding on your part to use, and it can organize millions of rows of data in minutes – not days or weeks. In other words, using this product can save you oodles of time.

Because of its front-end editing capabilities, you can easily make changes to a chart or table on the fly, or do whatever editing is necessary to bring an already published table up to date. In addition, you can use its conditional formatting features to highlight selective content to help your chart or table tell its story. Get it at 50% off from Tuesday, 21st until Wednesday, 29th November 2017 (2 pm AEDT).

 

  1. Webflow Templates

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

To help celebrate Black Friday, you can purchase one of Webflow’s HTML5/CSS3 responsive templates at a 75% discount. A discount of this size is impressive; but what is even more impressive, is the product itself. This selection of templates, which includes templates for portfolios and blogs, is so popular, that some designers and developers have even made the switch over to WordPress as their CMS platform to be able to take advantage of them!

An estimated 380,000+ designers and developers are already using Webflow, which is all the more reason to celebrate Black Friday by taking up this generous offer.

If you make the switch, you’ll be able to significantly cut down on design and development time. The 100+ templates provide you with all the design options you’re likely to need. If not, you can always start from a blank canvas.

 

  1. Nutcache

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

Project management doesn’t have to be fun, but it doesn’t have to be a drag or a constant cause of stress either. Nutcache is a nice little web application that will help you manage a project from the time you’re putting your initial cost estimates together, up until the time you’re ready to submit final billing – i.e., throughout the life cycle of the project.

Since Nutcache was designed to support Agile methodologies, teams that adhere to Agile/Scrum processes and principles will find this web app particularly helpful. This is especially true since, because of its flexibility, Nutcache can easily adjust to a given team’s workflow.

Several financial tools have also been incorporated; something you don’t usually find in a project management app. The creators of Nutcache are offering a 40% Black Friday discount for the new customers on a yearly subscription to their Enterprise edition.

 

  1. Listing Pro Directory WordPress Theme

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

The ListingPro Directory WordPress theme is the only end-to-end, all-in-one solution theme of its type on the market today. It’s also the #1 best-selling ThemeForest Directory and Listing product. What its users like about it most is that there’s no need to pay for additional plugins. Everything you’ll need is included.

The Black Friday Special? How about a 50% discount?

 

  1. TheGem – Creative Multi-Purpose High-Performance WordPress Theme

 Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

The words “TheGem” and “ultimate” are for all practical purposes synonymous. This Swiss Army Knife of WordPress themes has everything you need to create websites in a few short hours, or even in a few minutes. TheGem is the top selling theme on ThemeForest with over 12.500 sales in just one year and 5 star rating. It offers 150 demo pages and more than 70 multi-page design concepts; plus, no coding is required.

For Black Friday, TheGem Creative Multi-purpose WordPress theme, including all the concepts and pages, as well as premium plugins like Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and LayerSlider, is yours at a 50% discount. In fact, you will get the whole package for only $29!

 

  1. 50% Off & $150 Amazon Card Giveaways at Themify

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

Web designers and developers are always on the lookout for sources of themes, plugins, or addons that can make their workdays a little easier. Themify’s Black Friday special (promo code BLACKFRIDAY) is your opportunity to purchase these items, and club memberships at a 50% discount.

You can also sign up for a Lifetime membership for $199; a $150 savings, by using promo code BFLIFE150. Both offers are good through Cyber Monday.  Happy shopping!

 

  1. Stockfresh

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

If you find yourself in a hard position where you urgently need to get a high-quality image or graphics for your project – Stockfresh has got your back! Millions of hand-picked stock photos and vectors are available at highly competitive prices at this user-friendly website.

Also, for the special occasion of Black Friday, you can get a 20% discount at a checkout with the code BLKFRD17!

 

  1. KALLYAS – WordPress Theme

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

When you choose to build a theme around the Bootstrap framework, your efforts will most likely result in a superfast product; which is precisely what you get with Kallyas WordPress theme. A high-performance WordPress theme like this makes creating SEO friendly, responsive, and superfast websites an easy task. Top-notch support accompanies this Black Friday package, with a discount of 50%.

 

  1. Simbla

Save Now With These 9 Superb Black Friday deals

      Simbla gives you several useful tools in a single package. It’s a website builder, an app builder, and a database builder; something that would normally require purchasing two or three different products. With Simbla, you can edit all aspects of the user interface to create your own unique database-driven apps. The Black Friday Special? A 50% discount.

 

Summing It Up

How did you find these eight excellent products? Each of them is offered at a bargain Black Friday price. This certainly should be a good reason to not let this special time of the year pass by unnoticed. Discounts of up to 50% on quality products, and in one case, even more, isn’t something that happens all that often.

Take a few minutes to visit the websites and check out the details.  Let one or more of these offerings help to make your day!

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21 Beautiful Rubber Stamp Logo Designs to See

21 Beautiful Rubber Stamp Logo Designs to See

We used to see designs on the screen of our computers, smartphones, and tablets. However, there is still something magical in holding a printed design in hands and being able to feel the texture.

In this collection, we handpicked some beautiful custom-crafted rubber stamp logo designs you need to see. Stamping your logo on a paper cup or package can add some personal touch to your branding.

A rubber stamp logo has been around for ages, but lately, they have become popular again since vintage designs came back. Just scroll down and enjoy the collection.

1. MILLER Tree Care stamps

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2. Oystr. Rubber Stamp

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3. Mid Studios – Rubber Stamp

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4. Ordinato Mark

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5. Rubber Stamping

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6. coffee mug icon/stamp

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7. Nick Lundeen Stamp

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8. atomicvibe stamp

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9. Cori Cory

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10. Personal Avatar

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11. Stamp!

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12. RUBBER STAMP | Nacho Trees

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13. Stamp

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14. Rubber stamp – Logo for a private english teacher

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15. Handle With Care Stamp

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16. STAMP | Custom Wedding Rubber Stamp

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17. Vea Medica

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18. Rubber Stamp

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19. Stamp on gas station napkin

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20. ALDRTREE Stamp

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21. Lion Mark

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Top 20 Financial WordPress Themes For Corporate Websites

Top 20 Financial WordPress Themes For Corporate Websites

There are a number of businesses and services belonging to the financial sector. These include startups, small firms, private financial advisors, investment firms, etc. Launching any business or financial website becomes much simpler and easier with the help of the ready-made WordPress themes. As a rule, these are loaded with all functionality, elements, and tools that you will need when working on the effective online presentation of your site.

Why Is WordPress the Best Choice for Business Sites

The today’s web offers you a wide variety of CMS and online platforms that you can use as the foundation of your web resource. WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular CMS that includes everything needed to launch a feature-rich business project of yours. Indeed, more than 30% of the websites accessible to the public access are built on the basis of WordPress. The community expands with a number of the creative designers and developers launching ready-made themes and extensions that allow you to save tons of time, money, and efforts on the launch of online resources of any level of difficulty. Consequently, the number of WordPress themes continues to grow, with the choice of financial WordPress templates getting more diverse.

How to Select the Best Financial WordPress Theme?

The best finance WordPress themes should be designed in the clean and clear manner, making the visitors feel the ease of coming across the desired pieces of data as they scan through the web page. More than that, such designs need to be loaded with the sections and functionality for revealing contacts, team members, pricing details, services, testimonials, portfolio, and other content. This bunch of features will provide the web users with the quick ways to access the essential content from the financial website.

It goes without saying that the perfect WordPress theme for business and financial purposes should be running on the responsive frameworks. Building a website on the basis of the mobile-first design will be much more effective in the competitive today’s world. Additional skins, pages, layouts, and UI elements will be the great benefits for the creation of the user-friendly web designs. All of these and a number of extra functionality are included in the 20 WordPress themes that we’ve handpicked for this showcase.

Wapuula – Multipurpose Corporate WordPress Theme

Wapuula is a clean and professionally crafted WordPress theme suited to be used for a number of business purposes. This is the mobile-first design, which will look stunning on the displays of smartphones and tablets. The template is integrated with the Visual Composer. It allows even the non-techies to manage the layout structure without touching a line of code. Moreover, the theme includes a number of the pre-designed pages and layouts that are ready to go live straight out-of-the-box.

Wapuula - Multipurpose Corporate WordPress Theme

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Monstroid2 – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Monstroid2 is a multipurpose WordPress template. It features a growing collection of child themes suited to be used for a number of topics. The template runs on Cherry Framework 5, which makes it impressively quick and easy to personalize its pages. In addition, the download package contains both free and premium-quality extensions. They allow you to save extra cash on the pro functionality for your site.

Monstroid2 - Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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Corporate’s Inc WordPress Theme

The template is built in the clean and minimalist style. It is intended to bring a professional online presentation to the variety of corporate projects. Personalizing the theme’s layout is quick and intuitive owing to the integrated Power drag-and-drop page builder. A collection of the custom Cherry plugins is available for free access. WordPress Live Customizer is included to reveal the results of the theme modification in real-time.

Corporate's Inc WordPress Theme

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Legacy – Estate and Mortgage WordPress Theme

Crafted with care, the theme is best suited to be used for building real estate websites. Featuring a collection of the pre-designed pages and layouts, the theme will make it really quick and effortless to launch your small to large-sized business projects to the web. There is no need to have any special coding skills owing to the Power drag-and-drop page builder that’s included in the theme. A handful of custom widgets and extensions are available for free access.

Legacy - Estate and Mortgage WordPress Theme

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FinExpert – Financial Advisory Company Responsive WordPress Theme

Pick this ready-made WordPress design to make a high-quality webpage for your corporate or private financial project. This particular website design myrtle beach is easy to install and maintain, so even a rookie will be able to establish an exceptional internet blog or Internet site in minutes. Make every client feel the delight of surfing your site using this theme. The theme is powered by Cherry Framework 5. Thanks to the integrated Cherry Projects plugin, you will be able to showcase the portfolio of the latest projects in the usable style.

FinExpert - Financial Advisory Company Responsive WordPress Theme

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Emmet WordPress Theme

Emmet WordPress theme is licensed under GPL, which allows you to modify the source code the way you wish, as well as install the template on the unlimited number of web resources. The clean and clear design will be the perfect fit for a number of business and financial web projects. All sections of the theme’s design are fully editable. The availability of the visual page composer makes it really quickly and intuitively to bring the desired changes to the theme’s layout.

Emmet WordPress Theme

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Advisto – Financial Advisor Consultancy WordPress Theme

Advisto is the professionally designed financial advisor WordPress template, which comes loaded with a number of content modules and custom widgets. This impressive WordPress website template has been made to meet the requirements of a number of business projects. Website content will be very easy to read thanks to lots of negative space and clear design. Thanks to responsive design, your site will look great on both high-resolution and small monitors.

Financial Advisor WordPress Theme

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Bitunit – Bitcoin Cryptocurrency WordPress Theme

If you are searching for an effective ready-made website layout that would grant your online resource a pro visual appeal, then you should consider this WordPress template. Moreover, Bitunit has been exclusively created for consulting, business, and services websites. It is convenient to set up and manage, so even a simple user will be able to establish an exceptional internet blog or website in minutes. In addition, a client-oriented customer assistance team is accessible 24/7 free of charge.

Bitcoin WordPress Template

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SortProfit – Business & Finance WordPress Theme

SortProfit WordPress template is integrated with the advanced Elementor drag-and-drop page builder. Powered by Cherry Framework 5, the theme is loaded with a number of the custom Cherry plugins.They allow you to enhance the pages of your website with the premium functionality. Moreover, the template includes everything that you will need to install on your business site like the appointments manager, projects showcase, team members list, built-in blog, and much more.

Business & Finance WordPress Theme

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Loan Dolphins – Loan Company One Page WordPress Theme

Should you want to build a professionally looking website, this responsive loan company WordPress website design myrtle beach will let you complete this job in no time. This theme was developed to help you set up an information-rich web resource. It should be a place, where people can consider your business ideas and objectives, look through your projects, read what others think about the services you deliver, post their personal reviews, and share your news on social networks.

Bank WP Theme

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Profit Consulting – Financial Advisor WordPress Theme

This financial advisor WordPress web theme also has a set of powerful tools that provide a smooth navigation and user-friendly interface. Built with neat and clean code, Profit Consulting is most effective for financial sites, but it can also be adjusted for almost any other site. The great outcomes are achievable due to this theme’s SEO-friendliness, useful functionality, and simple yet catchy design. Furthermore, your web project visitors can effortlessly browse it on different mobile devices thanks to fully responsive nature of the design.

Profit Consulting - Financial Advisor WordPress Theme

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Dollarex – Investment Company & Finance WordPress Theme

Dollarex is a responsive WordPress template that is best suited to be used as the foundation of investment and financial web resources. Integrated with the Power page builder, it doesn’t require you to have any special coding skills in order to modify the structure of the layout. Even more, it presents a number of blog layouts and post formats, and as a result can be used as the groundwork for a niche blog. The content blocks help make the overall design intuitive.

Investment Company WP Theme

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Tradex – Forex Trading WordPress Theme

Tradex WordPress web theme is loaded with a number of custom features which allow webmasters to modify the theme fast and easy. This is a modern product for any bank, finance, and business-related webpage. In addition, no matter what gadget is chosen to navigate the webpage, its interface will display perfectly thanks to the theme’s responsive nature. Its color scheme matches today’s tendencies in a web design, which enables your site look cutting-edge and elegant. Moreover, most of the modifications can be implemented as a result of admin panel with theme options. Every element of this minimalist and simple design is used to increase credibility and ensure confidence in your venture.

Tradex - Forex Trading WordPress Theme

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Bankorama – Bank WordPress Theme

Bankorama WordPress theme for banks and other financial institutions can be modified code-free. Moreover, it includes Elementor drag-and-drop page builder. It allows even non-techies to bring the desired look and feel to the theme’s design without expert help. The theme is integrated with JetElements plugin. When used together with Elementor page builder, the latter allows you to bring the desired pieces of content to the pages of your websites effortlessly.

Bank WordPress Theme

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Take & Spend – Loans and Mortgages Business WordPress Theme

Take & Spendis a WordPress theme meant for mortgage businesses. This WordPress web design flaunts a modern-day style and design for business and financial web pages. For instance, to win the clients’ sympathy, companies must make an impression on users with an excellent online platform that could be made up of this theme. Owing to the template’s responsive and cross-browser compatible design, your online project will run well on any handheld device and in any present-day web browser. Clean, valid code and well-done guidelines will aid you in modifying this churches WordPress theme the way you want.

Loans and Mortgages WordPress Theme

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Creatica – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Creatica is a fully responsive WordPress template integrated with the intuitive Visual Composer. It lets even the non-techies to take the full control over the look and feel of the design of their sites. More than that, the theme contains the most advanced Kaswara Addons, 100+ elements, and 550+ options.  They will bring a trendy and modern style to your site. The advanced Revolution Slider is included in the theme for free.

Creatica - Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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Ascendio – Corporate & Business WordPress Theme

Ascendio is a mobile-friendly WordPress theme best suited to be used for corporate web projects. Furthermore, the drag-and-drop builder and a number of the custom plugins are pre-loaded in the theme’s download package. In addition to several pre-designed homepages and compatibility with Ecwid plugin, the theme can boost your business capabilities manifolds. Moreover, we added a great number of header and footer variations. They are intended to help you bring the desired organization to the website pages.

Businessman WP Template

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ProCount – Accountant & Financial Business WordPress Theme

This accounting WordPress template allows to make a powerful introduction to your business online. Furthermore, it will motivate visitors to look into more of your content. The 100% responsive page layout enables all the elements of design size up or down to quite a lot of monitor sizes. Importantly, you can alter your style and design without difficulty. This particular theme is very easy to setup and maintain. As a result, even a rookie will be able to construct an outstanding internet blog or site in no time.

Accounting WordPress Theme

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Walton – Business Consulting WordPress Theme

Walton is a responsive business WordPress web template with a sophisticated layout and pretty multipurpose design. Furthermore, this clean fully responsive theme was properly made for presenting finance and consulting projects online. This design delivers an aesthetically eye-catching presentation of your website, communicates a feeling of confidence and reliability. Even more, to generate mobile traffic to your website, this responsive theme has been optimized for all the handheld gadgets.

Walton - Business Consulting WordPress Theme

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Paletta – Corporate & Business WordPress Theme

You are in search of a stunning theme that would grant your site an expert look? Then you should think about this corporate business WordPress template. Customers will appreciate smooth browsing around the site as a result of its intuitive site navigation and content-wise layout. To put it shortly, every element of this design is making sense. Therefore, your site visitors will easily realize how to obtain what they require. Built with a lot of ready-made page themes, social network sites icons, the theme is equipped to go without any configuration or modification.

Business Firm WP Theme

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These are 20 of the most popular financial WordPress themes that are in the greatest demand in the TemplateMonster digital marketplace. Featuring fully editable designs, all of them are well-documented and supplied with the free 24/7 support from the qualified technical support team. More than that, all of the templates are intended to be tweaked by the users of all skill levels easily owing to the intuitive drag-and-drop page builders. Furthermore, the themes are suited to be applied to the websites representing everything. It includes plenty of businesses starting from startups and ending with the large corporate projects. The advanced collections of the customization options are included to save your site and effort on bringing the desired look and feel to the ready-made design. Look through the live demos in order to enjoy the professionally crafted responsive business designs on your own.

Top 20 Financial WordPress Themes For Corporate Websites

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How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

Web design and development competition can be fierce for freelancers. This is especially the case for those, who have small businesses as their targets. It’s often hard enough to find work in a specific niche. Now, imagine how difficult it can be to create proposals for several different niches – at once!

Doing so can take plenty of time and energy; more than you really want to spend.

“Quick and easy” is somewhat of an exaggeration, yet, hear us out. There is an easier and more effective way to draw in those clients who are in dire need of help.

Here’s how.

How to Target Multiple Small Business Types at Once with Be Theme

If you fit into this picture, you’ve probably been wasting hours looking for the way to pitch your services. Yet, you can take some comfort in the knowledge that many of your competitors are in the same situation.

How then, do you approach selling your services to multiple clients? This can be extremely hard if they are representing a variety of business types. At the moment, there are 13 or so different niches that are severely in need of help in building an online presence.

Be Theme is the biggest WordPress theme and a top 5 ThemeForest seller. It provides you with a nearly perfect way to pitch your services to any one of these niches, or all of them.

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

You don’t have to limit yourself to one or two. It’s simply a matter of browsing through Be’s 280+ small business pre-built websites. You can choose the template that is the best fit for a given business.

Finding a perfect fit for a given business niche will take up very little of your time. Whichever template or templates you choose can be installed with a single click. Consider building a website prototype that can be the centerpiece of your proposal.

Not only can you do so quickly, but your potential client is bound to be impressed. He/she will be convinced that you care about finding a solution to his or her needs.

Kick off your new strategy with one or more of these Be Theme templates. They are customizable and easy to work with. Moreover, they contain the basic functionality a client in a given niche expects to see.

13 Be Theme Templates for Small Business Owner’sWebsites

  1. For Food Stores – Be Salmon

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

This template’s use of large images to present food items, its interactive menu, and a testimonials section, combine to entice website visitors to act.

  1. For Car Services – BeDetailing2

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

A detailer’s website needs to have a bold, professional look such as this one. Before and after images are a key selling point, and the price listing for services is nicely structured.

  1. For Event Planners – BeMeeting

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

Users want to know when and where meetings or events are scheduled to take place. The countdown clock feature can serve several purposes, and this template’s clean design makes navigating a cinch.

  1. For Salons & Spas – BeManicure

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

A hallmark of salons and spas is that of a luxurious environment, as exemplified by this BeTheme template. The integrated eShop will make your client happy, as will the soft design used in promoting products and services.

  1. For Online Clothes Shops – BeDenim

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

BeDenim also features an integrated eShop. As for the design itself, you’ll want bold color combinations, striking images, and easy navigation like that demonstrated in this template.

  1. For Musicians and Music Producers – BeHipHop

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

The last thing a client representing this niche wants, would be to own a staid, unimaginative website. BeHipHop, on the other hand, includes everything from a video and audio player, to an interesting and informative blog section.

  1. For Cafes & Tea Houses – BeCafe2

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

You can build on this template to show a client how best to present the food that is served, and how to make the business stand out, by letting the large, enticing images and a photo gallery tell the story

  1. For Catering Businesses – BeVegetables

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

This template’s interactive product presentation feature is designed to help your client’s business stand out from the crowd (and your business as well). Users will appreciate the ease in ordering the CTA buttons and price listing support.

  1. For Visual Artists – BeDrawing

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

This template’s impressive gallery is a key feature you’ll want to incorporate in any website you produce for an artistic or creative niche. Your client will be pleased with the inclusion of a presentation video.

  1. For Courses and Webinars – BeTraining

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

BeTraining’s features include an intuitive menu, attention-getting video thumbnails, and easy navigation; everything needed for an eLearning or similar platform.

  1. For Nutrition & Fitness Businesses – BeDiet

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

BeDiet is another template that features large, high-quality images. As an added touch, recipe sections are incorporated into the main menu. A blog section is also included.

  1. For Medical Care – BeClinic2

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

BeClinic2’s crisp, simple design, clean structure, and well-organized, easy-to-read content, represents precisely what is needed in a website for the medical care niche.

  1. For Interior Designers – BeCarpenter2

How to Easily Build Websites for a Variety of Small Businesses

The architectural design, which involves the clever use of white space and geometry in the large images coupled with a professional presentation video, will make a website for this niche a winner.

With Material Like This, Here’s How to Attract These Types of Clients

It is extremely useful to have resources like the above at your disposal. With them, you should no longer have to worry about your proposals being lost in the shuffle.

In fact, you might have a template that enables you to build an award-winning website. Yet, this isn’t enough.

You still need to get in touch with potential clients. Here are two time-tested ways to go about it:

  1. Join their Facebook Groups

Search Facebook for businesses in niches of interest to you. You might want to search for those, which could include any or all the above niches. Your search can include both small businesses and entrepreneurs; the more, the better.

Having done so, it’s a matter of asking groups’ admins for permission to post your services. Answer their questions honestly and completely. Then, you should not face any problems establishing yourself as a web design expert.

  1. Send the Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Cold Emails

Cold emails are far better than cold calls. You won’t feel as if you’re intruding, or taking up an individual’s time, nor will the person you’re attempting to contact.

Decide on a business you would want to work with, and look it up on LinkedIn. You should be able to find a key individual to contact.

Email your proposal to that person. Make it clear up front that you would like to HELP them establish an online presence. Make sure to let them know that you can also improve upon the one they already have.

If you emphasize helping, rather than selling, your email is less likely to be consigned to the trash bin.

Close your email with a suggestion or an open-ended question. Just like that, you will invite further discussion. You might even suggest forwarding several examples of the services you provide.

Summary

It’s not the hottest companies on the market you want to focus on. It’s those that are truly in need of your services. There’s no shortage of small businesses looking to establish an online presence. Moreover, there is no shortage of those who have done so, are unhappy with the results.

Check out the 13 niches discussed here. Use Facebook, LinkedIn, and email to pitch your services. Offer your help to the potential clients – this is very important.

Then, it’s simply a matter of using Be Theme’s 280+ pre-built websites. Choose a template you can customize to fit your client’s needs.

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