Monthly Archives: December 2014

Jekyll or how to build static websites easily

If you are technology-savvy, you might have heard about Jekyll during the past few months, as it has gained a huge amount of popularity lately and has featured in many online publications. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel with this article, but we have noticed that the Jekyll-related information is sparse; so let’s take a minute and see exactly what it is and who’s it for. Continue reading

Cool tools for junior designers: Gravit

If we were to tell you to imagine a designer, what’s the mental image you get? A hip looking girl or guy in front of the latest iMac, working in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, right? Well, if you are dreaming of becoming a designer, you don’t need to start with buying expensive technology and software. Have you heard of Gravit?

What is Gravit?

Gravit is a design app. Now it’s not a full-scale design suite like Adobe, but it sure has its indisputable advantages, the most important being: it offers the creative possibilities you will find in a design suit, but the app comes in a considerably smaller number of megabytes.

The app is pretty robust with a very intuitive interface and strong tools. It can be used on Windows, Linux, Mac or – and this is amazing – right in your browser.

The development team also announced Gravit365, a cloud app that will allow team-wide collaboration at project level.

Besides all the benefits mentioned above, we must not forget an essential one: It’s free. You can download it directly from the>> official page.

Why is Gravit useful for pros as well?

Think about it, you may use all your design software on a computer, but it might be a drag to open Photoshop on your notebook. Or you might need to make some adjustments or even designs while traveling with only your tablet in your bag.

And now, according to the latest article posted by the team on the company’s blog, they have decided to make Gravit open-source.

5 Web Design techniques that will gain your clients’ trust

Internet is not always a safe place and in most cases when it sounds too good to be true, it most certainly is. Just think about how many times you left a website because it just didn’t look trustworthy or because it looked like a scam. And it’s very possible it was not, but its overall feel lead you to close the tab. That is why we always emphasise how important it is to have a professional web design, essentially it is what your business needs to make your clients trust you. Furthermore, there are design elements to use in your website that will reinforce this trust should you decide to use them. Continue reading