11 Free must-have WordPress plugins that make client customizations super simple

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Fellow WordPress designers and developers: Doesn’t it just make your day (week) when you find the handiest new plugin?* Something vetted by someone who has used it before. Something that wraps up a handful of hacked-together plugins into one sweet bundle. Something that will improve your efficiency and speed on at least 3 of your clients’ websites just off the top of your head. *Not sure what all this plugin-talk means for you? Check out this post and this post

5 Fonts that will kill your design (and 5 great alternatives)

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It seems like trends these days come to life and go to the grave in the time it takes to eat a sandwich. Designers have a difficult job of keeping abreast of typography trends and an even more difficult time admitting when their go-to fonts have become overused, and finally, cliché. While most of the fonts that have gone out of style aren’t necessarily “bad” fonts as people often label them, their overuse has changed our perception of them. Papyrus,

Take great, professional photos with these smartphones, apps, and accessories

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All creative freelancers constantly need new and engaging tools to enhance their trade. Thanks to the advent of the smartphone and social media, photography is the visual medium that generally benefits you the most. Virtually every type of creative can find photography useful in some capacity. Freelance and web developers might need headshots or landscape imagery while artists might need professional photos of their work. With so much competition, these fields require the best tools to get new clients and be

Cyber Monday at GDB: $515 worth of premium themes for only $29

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Happy Cyber Monday, everyone! Today is the day that all of us show a little bit more of our geeky side and really let loose! Last year for Cyber Monday, MOJO Themes and Graphic Design Blender teamed up to give you an amazing deal on over $400 worth of design themes, icons, templates and more! It was such a hit last year, we thought we’d do it again! So this year, we have an AMAZING deal for designers who need

Site Review: ThemeFuse.com quality wordpress themes

This is a Site Review of ThemeFuse.com. If you would like to get your book, blog, site, service, or product reviewed on GDB, contact us. What’s the most important thing when it comes to WordPress theme stores? Is it the usability of the store itself? Its ease of use? The average price of a theme? The complexity of the transaction process? No. It’s the quality of the themes themselves. If you’re launching a theme store and your themes are any

Design Business Secrets Exposed: Book Review

This is a Blender Book Review of Design Business Secrets Exposed by Gino Orlandi. If you would like to get your book, blog, site, service, or product reviewed on GDB, contact us. Gino Orlandi is an author, designer, and marketing expert who has been working from home for over six years. And now he wants to teach you how to run a successful graphic design business from your home. You might recognize Gino’s name because he founded the popular design