Great Tips for Entrepreneurs and Designers
A roundup of tips and resources for entrepreneurs & designers that recently shared via twitter @99designs.


How to Harness Your Creativity to Solve Problems –

How To Engage Customers In Your E-Commerce Website –

7 Steps to Stellar Solopreneurship –

How To Make The Right Keyword Analysis For Your Website –

Dealing with trademark, copyright and Legal issues –

General Design

Be Inspired or Copy: What’s the difference? –

How sketching will take your design process to the next level –

The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People –

The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 1) –

The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 2) –

The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 3) –

Learn Photo Editing: Tutorials for Designers  –

21 Fresh and Excellent Photoshop Tutorials –

6 Ways to use a seamless pattern in Photshop and Illustrator –

Quickly convert CMYK to Pantone –

Harmony In Design –

Harmony in Design (part 2) –

40 High Quality Adobe Illustrator Character Tutorials –

Excellent Poster Design Tutorials –

20 Nice Tutorials for Designing T-Shirts –

Freelance Design

7 Habits as a Freelancer You Need to Ditch –

How To Create Multiple Income Streams –

Why it’s Important to Be Professional as a Freelancer –

The Makeup of a Designer –

How to Upsize Your Next Project –

Logo Design

Brilliant Tips and Guidelines for Professional Logo Design –

25 iconic corporate logo tutorials to challenge your skills –

Web Design

Web Design: Redesign vs. Realign –

Modern Element Trends In Minimal Webdesign of 2010 –

50 Powerful Time-Savers For Web Designers –

Five Tips For Designing Eye-catching Tables For Your Site –

9 Usability And UX Pitfalls, And How To Avoid Them –

How To Control Flow Within Your Web Designs –

7 Most Useful HTML5 Video Integrating Tools –

Speed Optimization Tips For Your Website –


HOW TO : Make Your Web Typography Better –

The Beauty Of Typography: Writing Systems of the World –

The Beauty Of Typography (Part 2) –


Understanding inspiration –

35 Beautiful Examples of Creative Collage for Your Inspiration –

How to seek inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci –

Top 20 Logos with Hidden Meanings –

Design Resources

Top Sites To Download Free High Quality Photoshop Brushes –

Top Free Online Tools for Designers –

8 Free Stylish Fonts From Typographers On Behance –

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Quick Tips
A roundup of tips and resources for entrepreneurs & designers that recently shared via twitter @99designs.


How do you choose the right logo for your business? –

10 Excellent Podcasts for Small Business –

15 Must-Read Marketing Articles –

11 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Results –

7 Things to Keep in Mind While Choosing CMS –

Most common SEO mistakes

Usability Testing: Don’t Guess, Test. –

Freelance Design

How to find design clients –

Selling your Brand like a Pro –

How to Win Your Design Commissions  –

Is Freelancing Right for You? –

A DIY Web Design Education –

Ten Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be –

There’s no such thing as a bad client –

Freelance Contract Basics Part 2 –

Logo Design

Fundamentals Of Logo Design Part 4: Symbol-Only Logos –

Logo Design Fundamentals, Part 5: Important Questions

20 Amazing logo Tutorials –

Creating a Logotype: The Means vs The End –

Web Design

The Anatomy of a Website –

3 Ways to Get your Website Designs Up and Running Faster –

15 Excellent CSS Grid Systems For Web Designers –

18 Do’s and Don’ts Of Usability On The Web –

Call to Action in Web Design Usability –

UX Button Color Test: Red beats Green –

The New Decade of Web Design: Web Design Trends 2010 –

Improving UX Of Your Website With Modal Windows –

5 Ideas To Help You Become Better Web Designer –

Principles Of Minimalist Web Design, With Examples –

The Guide to Start Designing WordPress –

How to Create Your first WordPress Theme: Part 2 –

Responsive Web Design –

Ultimate Roundup Of Photoshop Web Layouts Tutorials –


10 Great Tips For Improving Your Web Typography –

The Design Cubicle » Improving typography through space –

50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources –

Finding Your Hand Drawn Lettering Voice –

Miscellaneous Design Resources

4 Ways to Approach Design Trends –

Is Your Artwork Ready for Print? –

7 Lessons Web Designers Can Learn from Print –

Principles of Icon Design –

Principles of Design –

Colorful & Subtle Drop Shadows In Photoshop –

Create Beautiful 3D Graphs and Charts in Illustrator –

The Principles of HTML Email Design –

100 free web elements sets –

100 Fantastically Free Business Fonts –

35 Handwritten Fonts for Designers –

60+ Awesome New WordPress Themes –

Open Source Design

Make a Creative Suite with Free Open Source Software –

35 Outstanding GIMP Tutorials –

Roundup of Best GIMP Tips & Tutorial –

Make Eye Catching Designs with Inkscape –

Design Inspiration

30 Creative Moleskines to Inspire You –

Freelance Designer Showcase: 18 Amazing illustrators –

35+ Examples of Creative Collage Web Design –

50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics –

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Tips to help you Learn
A roundup of tips and resources for designers that recently shared via twitter @99designs.

Design Essentials

The Value of Good Design –

So You Call Yourself A Designer? –

Five Ways to Build Your Skills Through Freelancing –

How to avoid your Creativity Burnout –

Reasons Designers Fail to Remain Motivated –

Maintaining Existing Clients –

How To Build Your Reputation And Authority As A Designer-

Logo Design & Branding

What’s Brand? –

15 Fresh Logo Design Processes That Teach Volumes –

5 Branding Basics Every Logo Designer Should Know –

Web Design

Your New WordPress Website Step By Step. Beginner’s Guide –

Taking Small Steps for a Better Website –

How to Critique Web Design –

40 Useful Tools for Web Designers –

12 Tips for a More Accessible Website –

The Art Of The Web Background –

Tips For Calling Visitors To Action –


The Philosophy of Typography –

60 Breathtaking Examples Of Beautiful Typography –


InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices –

14 Visually Stunning Animated Infographics –

Design Tools & Basics

The Icon Designer’s Toolkit –

Free Graphics and Audio Editor: Aviary –

Adobe Illustrator: All the Basics –

Content Aware Fill In Photoshop CS5 –

20 Free Fonts for Fresh Corporate Designs –

40 Fresh New High Quality Icon Sets –

The Total Newbie’s Guide to jQuery –

Design Essentials 2: Originality –

Techniques for Squeezing Images for All They’re Worth –

The Total Newbie’s Guide to jQuery –

Code a Modern Design Studio from PSD to HTML –

Design Inspiration

The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci –

50 Inspiring Logos you Have to See –

30 Logo Designs with Creative Use of Negative Space –

74 Simply Stunning Line Art Logos –

44 Awesome Business Card Designs –

25 Ultra Modern Websites Using HTML5 –

30 Blog Designs with Killer Typography –

30 Amazing Typographic Movie Poster Designs –

30 Incredible Epic Movie Posters & Related Trends –

High Speed Photography : Frozen In Time –

40 Creative Guerrilla and Ambient Advertising Campaigns –

53 Creative and Exquisite Package Designs –


Tips for Designers Entrepreneurs & Marketers
A roundup of tips and resources for designers, entrepreneurs and marketers that recently shared via twitter @99designs.

Entrepreneurs, Startups & Marketers

A Compilation of the Web’s Best Advice for Entrepreneurs –

What to do for Your Business in 2010-

10 Easy Ways to Save Money in Your Business –

How to Use a SWOT Analysis for your Business –

The Top 50 Twitter Guides –

10 Rules for Increasing Community Engagement –

A Startup is Not a Smaller Version of a Large Company –

How to bring a product to market –

Join Forces and Start Cross-Promoting Now –

Tips to Design And Build Email Newsletters –

How to Be Confident without Being Arrogant –

Does the 80/20 Rule Apply to Your Life –

How I Unplugged and Became More Focused –

Design Principles & Theory

What is Good Design? –

The One Thing You Need to Do to Become a Better Designer –

10 Keys to Growth as a Designer –

10 Principles That Might Make Your Work Better –

The Philosophy of Design –

Style versus Design –

Gestalt Principles of Perception –

Principles of Great Design: Craftsmanship –

Principles of Design: Proximity –

The Principle of Proximity in Web Design –

Principles of Design: Value –

A Broader Understanding of Value –

Principles Of Design: Contrast –

Subtle Contrast In Design –

Principles Of Design: Color –

How to Get a Professional Look With Color –

The Passionate Color Red –

Color In Design: Singing The Blues –

Color In Design: Green –

6 fundamental ways to add depth to your designs –

Freelance Design

How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Freelancer –

Essential Habits Of An Effective Professional Freelancer –

Seven Tips to Keep Your Clients Coming Back for More –

How to Gain and Maintain Your Clients’ Trust –

Tips for Effective Communication With Your Clients –

How To Explain To Clients That They Are Wrong –

How To Create The Perfect Client Questionnaire –

16 Superb Articles on Freelance Design –

10 Crowdsourcing Tips for Designers –

Logo Design

5 Branding Basics Every Logo Designer Should Know –

A Complete Logo Design Process –

Font pairing in logo design –

Dazzling Logo Design Tutorials –

90 Exceptionally useful Logo Tutorials –

30 Logo Design Tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator –

Web Design

What makes a website successful? –

Taking Web Designs to Another Level-

6 Goals to Reach For When Designing Your Next Website –

The “Wow” Factor in Web Design –

7 Surefire Web Design Styles that Work –

To wireframe or not to wireframe  –

Photoshop Web Design Professional Layout Tutorial –

How To Create A Clean Layout In Photoshop  –

Designing with content in mind –

Textures In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices –

Minimalist Web Design: When Less is More –

The Science of White Space in Design –

How To Make Good Use Of That Space At The End Of The Page –

CSS Techniques I Wish I Knew When I Started –

10 awesome CSS grid systems –

Stronger, Better, Faster Design with CSS3 –

A Collection of HTML5 Resources and Tutorials –

Take Your WordPress Development Skills to the Next Level –

Interaction Design Web Optimization

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design –

Web Interactivity Tips and Examples –

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time –

The web designer’s guide to user experience –

21 Ways to Make Your Site More Web Accessible –

7 Deadly Sins of Landing Page Design –

How to Design Buttons to Help Improve Usability –

Website Performance: What To Know and What You Can Do –

7 Tools To Optimize The Speed of Your Website –


22 Techniques to Breathe New Life Into Your Typography –

The Ultimate Guide to CSS Typography –

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography –

Typography: Readability and Legibility –

40 Impressive Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials-

Type-Inspired Interfaces –

How To Create Typography Portraits In Photoshop –

General Design Tips & Tutorials

The 15 Best Articles For Designers in 2009 –

The 50 Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2009 –

Design Trends for 2010 –

125 Unconventional Sources of Web Design Inspiration –

Using Inspiration Effectively –

Look, Listen, Learn: 10 Podcasts For Designers –

Configuring GIMP 2.6 to Replace Adobe Photoshop –

40 Excellent GIMP Tutorials for Designers –

Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers –

Design a Print-Ready Flier with Photoshop and Illustrator –

4 Tips For Cropping In Photoshop –

Creating Seamless Patterns in Illustrator –

35 Tutorials for Working With Wacom Tablets –

Hand Drawing Style Icons, Brushes, Textures and Fonts –


Huge Set of Minimal Icons –

50 of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2009 –

50 Best Free Fonts From 2009 –

15 (Free) Attention Grabbing Premium Slab Fonts –

70 Awesome Paper Texture Packs –

22 Reliable Sources for Micro Stock Photos –


Addicted to Twitter
A roundup of tips and resources for designers, entrepreneurs and startups that shared via twitter @99designs in the month of November.

Startup & Entrepreneurs

10 Essential Online Tools for Your Startup –

Design Tips for Startups –

A Guide to Creating Email Newsletters –

Redesign: When To Relaunch The Site and Best Practices –

How to Improve User Experience –

24 Things To Do When Launching a New Blog –

Tips to Bridge the Gaps between Clients and Designers –

How to improve Your Website Copy –

Logo Design Tips: What to Avoid –

21 Resources for Getting Design Feedback –

Design Trends: Testimonials –

Logo Design

How To Create An Iconic Logo Design –

Logo Design Tips: What to Avoid –

30 Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration –

50 Clever, Creative Logos –

Web Design

Web Design Trends for 2010 –

6 Ways To Take Your Webdesign From Good To Great –

How to create your best website layouts ever –

Coding a Web Design for Speed and Quality –

40 Beautiful uses of Typography in Web Design –

Typography is the Backbone of Good Web Design –

How to Improve User Experience –

Advantages and Disadvantages of Grid Design –

Website Maintenance Tips for Front-End Developers –

40 Great Examples of Websites With Large Backgrounds –

WordPress Design

WordPress Website Design Process for IT-IS Ltd –

Custom WordPress blog design checklist and walkthrough –

Advanced Power Tips For WordPress Template Developers –


Typography: Concordant, Contrasting & Conflicting –

40 Beautiful uses of Typography in Web Design –

Typography is the Backbone of Good Web Design –

Pimp My Text: Bling Bling With Photoshop –

Design Tools & Resources

50 Essential Web Apps for Freelancers –

30 PDF Documents Every Designer Should Download –

The Best Free Fonts of 2009 –

The Ultimate Resource Package for Designers –

55 Unconventional And Original Free Fonts –

21 Resources for Getting Design Feedback –

6 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers And Developers –

Photoshop Tools & Tips

Photoshop Tip: Locking Transparent Pixels –

Manipulate Images With The Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool –

Design Slick Print Ready Business Card Using Photoshop –

Awesome Character Design Tutorials Using Photoshop –

24 Photoshop Actions to Help You Achieve a Retro Look –

25 Outstanding Lighting Effect Tutorials for Photoshop –

General Design Tips

8 Layout Solutions To Improve Your Designs –

How to Use Color Effectively in Your Designs –

Designer’s Guide to Passive Income –

8 Ways Freelance Designers Can Earn Passive Income –

Tips to Bridge the Gaps between Clients and Designers –

Five Practical Tips for Retaining Your Best Clients –

Understanding your Brain for Better Design –

Elements Of Design: Shape –

Principles Of Good Design: Balance –

A Speedy Way To Write HTML/CSS Code –

Best Collection of CSS Rounded Corners Tutorials –

A Guide to Creating Email Newsletters –

Design Trends

Web Design Trends for 2010 –

Design Trends: Testimonials –

How the Web is Changing Graphic Design –

Color: The Next Limited Resource? –