A portfolio is your presentation for your possible clients and it has to be flawless to increase your chances of getting a contract. Everybody knows that creating a portfolio is easy, but creating a portfolio that looks good, is fast and focuses the attention towards your work is not that easy.
If you are a graphic designer, illustrator or a photographer you probably don’t know how to code and you’ll be tempted to use a WordPress theme or a template. But why would you waste an incredible amount of time doing that? There are simple solutions out there that can be done really easy and you won’t have any headaches. One of these solutions is Dunked.
WordPress is by far the best CMS that we have these days and that’s no surprise since everyone is using it for various types of sites. For people who have worked with WordPress for a while, the importance of shortcodes is no mystery. For others who aren’t that familiar with the notion, shortcodes are what people might call short cuts to lengthy code.
The problem is that in order to have a comprehensive collection of shortcodes, you will have to install various plugins for various actions and that is really uncomfortable and takes a lot of time. The alternative to installing an insane amount of plugins is installing just one which has all the features you need. This plugin is called Lizatom Shortcodes.
It is easy to install, lightweight, cross browser and it is a pack of over 5000 shortcodes that are really easy to integrate in your site. You won’t experience any difficulties of learning how to use them because they are mixed seamlessly with your WordPress WYSIWYG, so you can insert them in content with a click of a button.
And you’ve seen that I’m really interested in posting responsive resources on this site; this plugin is 100% responsive and it includes a few neat features that you’ve also seen in the Unofolio freebie that I released a couple of months ago.
Normally a Personal license for this collection would sell for $137, but for a limited time, with this WPmarket.net bundle you get a Personal license for the plugin and themes for just $19! A Personal license allows for unlimited usage on your own personal websites only, OR… better yet, get a Developer license, which allows you to use the plugin and themes for commercial usage on an unlimited number of clients’ websites, for just $59 instead of the regular price of $2,940!
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Earlier this week I discovered a resource site made by the same people who created stock.xchng and stockexpert, people with over 15 years of experience in photography, design and online business. They are saying that their goal is to make Stockfresh the best place to buy images and also sell and I believe they are on the right track.
They have a modern approach on everything and they offer a great importance to simplicity, a thing that is concerning for web designers. Stockfresh is designed to be clean and easy to navigate and that is a relief for most of us who go on stock photo sites and get lost in the numerous menus and options to click on.
The people behind Stockfresh have an incredible experience in this domain and they understand that only a high quality product will get ahead of the competition and this is the reason why they have a rigorous selection to make sure that only the high quality photos or vectors get on their site. In this way you won’t waste time browsing through countless pages of results without actually finding the one that you were looking for.
You are seeing their ads on almost every good website or blog related to design or photography. They have a really big advertising budget and that can be sustained with a serious number of sales, sales which are driven by quality.
I’ve seen a lot of advertisers in the five years since I have this website and a lot of them were paying exorbitant amounts of money for advertising, but they didn’t provide useful services to the visitors who would click on their banners. Many of those site are out of business at the moment, while others, like Depositphotos are doing just fine and their business model of delivering quality pays up.
Time is one of the most important elements of life that we have or, better said, don’t have enough of. That means that any tool that has the function of reducing your workload should be considered a blessing. However, most of the tools that you find online are not free and, moreover, they are so expensive that most people don’t even consider them as options.
If you think it’s not worth to pay for these resources or you only want them for practice there are tools online which can help you get the best of the resources that you need. One of these tools is Freepik. You can find with it vector files, PSD files and also stock photos. Whether you are a web designer or graphic designer you will surely need one of these resources on the project you are working on.