Mockups are great. They’re really good at allowing you to show others what your design is going to be like before it’s even finished. That’s no different with t-shirt designs. Sometimes, you spend so long working on the design itself that you don’t put much thought about how you’re going to present it to others.
Obviously, you could always mock it up in Photoshop but time is of the essence and it still might not look that realistic when you’ve finished. People want to know what it really looks like, not just an interpretation. With ShortMockup, you can do this really quickly and create photo-realistic mockups for your t-shirt designs in a matter of seconds. Read on to find out more.
When you want to create a website but have next to no technical knowledge, most people splash out money. A couple of thousand on a good design, a few hundred on some hosting and then there’s the cost of getting someone to maintain it for you. That’s money that would definitely be better off towards going to a good cause. If only there was something that would handle everything for a really good price.
Robots are expensive – enter, Virb. Doing everything you need at only a tiny fraction of the cost, Virb allows you to get a really nice functional website up and running in minutes. It’s also pretty cheap, too. Find out more after the fold.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Mixform. The developer describes Mixform as an app for professionally designed portfolios; great for actors, filmmakers and visual artists. Get a free account and create your website, nothing to install.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. I love the concept and use the service multiple times a day. I hate the fact that the core web app is so feature deficient. Compared to the hole filling third party Twitter apps and clients, Twitter on the web is pretty depressing. I use Twitter for consuming news, communicating with people and watching trends 24×7 using various iPhone apps, Hootsuite and up until this review I’ve not bothered to login to the web app.
Without third party apps, Twitter could not have become the phenomenon it is today. The usually nonchalant Twitter team finally rolled out a bunch changes to the bland web app last week amidst much hype. So is the new Twitter going to bring users back to the web app?
The short is answer is “No.” To know why, follow me after the fold.
Collecting feedback and incorporating them in the design revisions is as important to a designer as his/her creativity. The easiest and the most common way a designer collects feedback is by emailing a PDF file or an image and the client will revert back in an email with the changes that has be done.
Misinterpretation and confusion creeps in with this asynchronous feedback model and often times few comments from the customer can go unnoticed. Notebox is a design and concept feedback app that helps designers to get client feedback literally on their designs.
Imagine a warm forest where you can share things, comment, add favorites and much more. But, what kinds of things would I share? And who would I share them with? Bears and deers?
Forrst is a fantastic place for developers and designers only where you can share snapshots, links, and code snippets with colleagues or friends. Also, you will be able to ask questions publicly and receive answers from your counterparts, or perhaps from a Forrst Ranger.
The concept is pretty similar to Dribbble but you are able to share more than snaps, which gives you a brand new social experience in the web technologies environment.
We’ll take a quick peek at what Forrst has to offer.
Just yesterday we took a look at Concept Feedback, an app similar to Dribbble. In our review, which you should checkout, we gave the app a 9/10 with potential to grow and now’s your chance to give this awesome app a try!
The Concept Feedback team was generous enough to offer our readers 3 Mainstream Premium Concepts and 3 Mainstream Private Feedback subscriptions, each of which boast some pretty great features. Entry is simple and this app is most definitely worth trying, so read on for more details.
One critical aspect of design is seeking feedback from external sources. Often times the most obvious design errors or flaws can be overlooked by the original designer. Let another skilled designer take a look at the work and well, as the saying goes, two heads are better than one.
Dribbble, which we recently reviewed, is one great outlet to seek design feedback. Concept Feedback is another contender in this niche market, which takes a different approach, potentially offering quality feedback you might not find via other sites.
We’ll take a look at Concept Feedback and offer our thoughts on what this service has to offer.
Landing pages are specially designed and optimized pages that companies create to target specific types of visitors. So for example, you might have a landing page for a particular ad campaign, or you might make a landing page that is search engine optimized for a particular keyword. In all cases the landing page is then designed to make that particular type of visitor do something you want them to do, usually to buy stuff!