The 12 Best Blogs for Bloggers and Business Enthusiasts

Learn About Blogging with these Experts…

It’s common for us bloggers to know one another, or to at least be familiar with our respective websites. Due to their admirable work ethic, today I’d like to acknowledge these creative geniuses for the immense amount of benefits they consistently bring to the masses.

The following are some of the best platforms in the business world to learn about blogging and everything that comes with it. Each of these can single-handedly improve your business, finances, and your life as a whole. Let’s take a closer look at the best of the best (in no particular order).

Under 30 CEO

best blogs for business

 

Under 30 CEO means business, and they want to make sure you succeed through non-stop advice in the form of podcasts and written posts. These guys cover everything from launching a great business, growing it, expanding it, and everything in between.

It’s also a good place to learn more about blogging and writing in general; all in all, you’ll find everything necessary to become successful.

Jeff Bullas

best business blogs

Jess Bullas has been featured on Forbes, The New York Times and many more places for a reason: The man knows what he’s talking about and he’s got the content to prove it.

His self-titled blog covers anything from blogging to advertising to personal growth and much more. He’s also unbelievably down to earth, so don’t hesitate to contact him if you ever have any questions about your own business/blogging journey.

Bloggers Required

learn about blogging

Bloggers Required is an interesting platform where companies/brands post assignments to be completed either online or offline. A typical task may recruit bloggers for sponsored posts, create a video-based product review, and much more.

Likewise, you’re welcome to sign up and apply to such assignments and gain other benefits (such as having your personal blog articles promoted on their platform). The place is also great to learn about blogging and marketing in general. What’s not to love?

Entrepreneur on Fire

interview experts

Entrepreneur on Fire is perhaps the most unique of the bunch, as it primarily focuses on podcasts and spoken interviews.

It’s not uncommon for John Lee Dumas to interview famous and highly successful people, all of which have started a mega profitable business online or offline. Use this blog to pick people’s brain, learn from their mistake, and be inspired by their monumental success.

Mixergy

most successful bloggers

As Mixergy states, their mission is to “introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you.”

Much like Entrepreneur on Fire, this is the place you go to learn from the best. Their interviews and courses teach how to launch and run million-dollar businesses online and offline — all in a friendly and digestible fashion.

Blogging from Paradise

best travel blogs

Blogging from Paradise is hands down one of the best sources for travel bloggers. This gem revolves around the nomad lifestyle as you pick where to live and how/when to travel, all while living a successful and lucrative life as a blogger.

Ryan Biddulph is also quite the charismatic fellow, which is partly the reason readers keep coming back for more. If you ever wanted to learn about blogging and making money while traveling the world, then you’re in luck.

Smart Blogger

jon morrow

Everyone loves Jon Morrow, and for damn good reason. This is a guy that’s been through hell and back, and now he wants to teach you everything he’s learned along the way.

Topics are generally about blogging, writing, business, and (occasionally) personal development. But don’t be fooled by these dime-a-dozen topics, because Smart Blogger will always go above and beyond to publish the best possible version available on the web. Simply put, each article could be its own short book.

Niche Hacks

The average blog typically explains how to theoretically make money, but very few dive into such deep details and stats the way Niche Hacks does.

The blog basically explores lucrative niches and shows you exactly what you need in order to tap into them. Stuart discloses an unbelievable amount of numbers and crucial data about each niche, including the best keywords to target, the potential audience you could gain, and how profitable the market is.

Don’t start a new niche blog before visiting this one.

The Penny Hoarder

best finance blogs

The Penny Hoarder isn’t your typical “blog about blogging,” as it’s essentially a personal finance site. It talks about unique/intriguing ways to save and make money, many which involve online-based ventures.

This site is incredibly useful because it allows you – the blogger – to make supplemental income as a means of growing your business.

Successful Blogging

learn about blogging

What I like about this one is Sue’s uncanny ability to breathe new life into just about everything. Don’t be surprised if you learn of a *brand new* way to get blog traffic or build your mailing list, all of which you had likely NOT heard before.

Not only that, but everything she writes is from very personal experience and she explains exactly how to go about it for best results. Successful Blogging is where you go when you want to learn about blogging and are serious about business, so please drop by and start taking notes.

Donna Merrill Tribe

Donna Merrill is quite an interesting person, having learned much about marketing from her good old days as a psychic.

Many of the things she teaches online were learned from her older business (especially the marketing portions) and it’s all working out wonderfully. As a result, Donna now teaches unique ways to attract people to your own business and make it explode.

Addicted 2 Success

best personal development blogs

This blog is primarily a source for personal development, but you can apply every available topic to your business and long-term success. In fact, there’s a little bit for everyone here (including entrepreneurship and blogging) along with tons of uplifting advice that are guaranteed to keep you going strong.

I personally suggest you read at least one blog post a day to keep your motivation and entrepreneurial spirit in top shape — and Addicted to Success is the perfect place to do so.

Your Turn

Do you have any other blog you’d like to share? Simply leave a comment below for others to discover.

Likewise, would you like to create highly successful blogs like these ones? Be sure to read our extensive guide on starting a blog if you don’t yet have one.

Source: http://www.bloggingpro.com/archives/2017/10/19/best-blogs-for-bloggers-business-learn-about-blogging/

Advertisements

Advanced Checkbox Styling with CSS Grid

The CSS Grid Layout Module can not only solve a mammoth of a layout problem but also some good old mulish issues we’ve been dealing with for a long time, such as styling a checkbox label.

While there’s a relatively straightforward method to style the label when it appears after the checkbox, it’s not that easy when the label appears before it.

Checkbox styling without CSS Grid

Styling a label after a checkbox is something us developers have been doing ever since we read about it somewhere. This technique is one of the prime and old examples of the powerful dynamics that CSS can possess.

Here’s the code you already might be familiar with, that styles a label after a checked checkbox:

<input type="checkbox">
<label>label for the checkbox</label>
input:checked + label {
  /* style me */
}

A styled label after a checkbox might look like this (however, you can use other style rules as well):

Styling label without the CSS GridStyling label without the CSS Grid

The above CSS code uses the adjacent sibling combinator marked by the + key. When a checkbox is in the :checked state, an element after it (usually a label) can be styled using this method.

Such a simple and effective technique! What could possibly go wrong with it? Nothing—until you want to display the label before the checkbox.

The adjacent sibling combinator selects the next element; this means the label has to come after the checkbox in the HTML source code.

So, to make a label appear before the belonging checkbox on the screen, we can’t just move it before the checkbox in the source code, as a previous sibling selector doesn’t exist in CSS.

Which leaves only one option: repositioning the checkbox and the label using transform or position or margin or another CSS property with some kind of telekinetic power, so that the label appears to the left of the checkbox on the screen.

Problems with the traditional method

There’s nothing majorly wrong with the aforementioned technique but it can be inefficient in certain cases. I mean cases in which the rearranged positions of the checkbox and the label don’t work anymore.

Think responsive, for instance. You might have to resize or reposition the checkbox according to the device it’s displayed on. When that happens, you will need to reposition the label as well, as there’ll be no automatic realignment done to the label in response to the repositioning/resizing of the checkbox.

We can eliminate this disadvantage if we could just provide some solid layout for the checkbox and the label, instead of roughly positioning them on the page.

But, almost all layout systems, such as tables or columns, require you to add the label before the checkbox in the source code to make it appear the same way on screen. That’s something we don’t want to do because the next element selector on the label will stop working.

CSS Grid, on the other hand, is a layout system that is not dependent on the placement/order of elements in the source code.

The reordering capabilities of grid layout intentionally affect only the visual rendering, leaving speech order and navigation based on the source order. This allows authors to manipulate the visual presentation while leaving the source order intact…
CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1, W3C

Thus, CSS grid is an ideal solution to style the label that appears before the checkbox.

Checkbox styling with CSS Grid

Let’s start with the HTML code. The order of the checkbox and label will remain the same as before. We just add both of them to a grid.

<div id="cbgrid">
  <input type="checkbox">
  <label>label for the checkbox</label>
</div>

The accompanying CSS is as follows:

#cbgrid {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-areas: "left right";
  width: 150px;
}
input[type=checkbox] {
  grid-area: right;
}
label {
  grid-area: left;
}

I’ll not go in depth on how the CSS grid works, as I already wrote a detailed article on the subject, that you can read here. Some basics, however: the display: grid property turns an element into a grid container, grid-area identifies the grid area an element belongs to, and grid-template-areas forms a grid layout, comprised of different grid areas.

In the above code, there are two grid areas: "left" and "right". They make up two columns of a grid row. The checkbox belongs to the "right" area and the label to the "left". Here’s how they look on screen:

Styling label with the CSS GridStyling label with the CSS Grid

Since we didn’t change the relative placement of the checkbox and the label in the source code, we can still use the adjacent sibling combinator:

input:checked + label {
  /* style me */
}

Note that a grid item is always blockified; it appears with a surrounding box known as the grid-level box. If you don’t want that, for instance for a label, put a wrapper on that item (wrap it in another element) and turn that wrapper into the grid area.

That’s it, folks. CSS grid hopefully helps you nail down the layouts of those cheeky checkboxes.

Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/advanced-checkbox-styling/

Generate WordPress Code Snippets “Magically” with WP Hasty

Dealing with WP code snippets can be a real pain. From custom taxonomies to WP_Query loops, developers are always copy-pasting snippets between projects.

With the WP Hasty web app, you can save time and frustration by auto-generating snippets at the click of a button. This free web app offers eight different code generators for common WordPress snippets (with many more on the way!)

Each snippet follows proper coding standards for WordPress themes & plugins, so you can just copy and paste the snippets with ease.

WP hasty WordPress generatorWP hasty WordPress generator

The goal of this site is to help developers create templates for common tasks such as custom taxonomies or unique sidebars without Googling for a tutorial.

Each generator has its own page on the site and it’s a very simple tool to use. As of this writing, these are the eight supported code generators:

  1. WP Menus
  2. WP Sidebars
  3. Taxonomies
  4. Shortcodes
  5. Custom Post Types
  6. Visual Composer Element
  7. Post Status
  8. WP_Query Loop

If you click any of these buttons you’ll get the generator interface on a new page with custom settings for each option.

For example, the shortcode generator allows you to choose if the shortcode should be auto-closing and if it has attributes (plus, what those attributes are).

This way, you can develop a customizable template for your initial setup and work around that. Need an extra attribute for a new shortcode? This generator can do it at the click of a button.

WP hasty shortcode generatorWP hasty shortcode generator

All code output appears on the same page, in a small text editor interface. So, you literally just copy-paste the codes into your theme and you’re good to go!

This is by far one of my favorite WordPress tools because it’s so practical and it’s something you can reuse many times. And, did I mention it’s totally free?

Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-code-generator-hasty/

8 Sites to Make Money for Video Creators

There are sites that’ll pay you for the things you do daily. However, if you have a talent, like video creation, then you should know about the right platforms from where you can earn good money using this talent.

10 Sites to Download High Quality Stock Videos for Free

.no-js #ref-block-post-28723 .ref-block__thumbnail { background-image: url(“http://media02.hongkiat.com/thumbs/250×160/free-high-quality-stock-videos.jpg&#8221;); }

10 Sites to Download High Quality Stock Videos for Free

As designers use stock photos and images to spice up their designs, videographers can now do the same…Read more

It’s difficult, however, to determine the right platform to generate a decent income in exchange for your video-making efforts. Most websites offer a minor percentage of the profit, thus your income may not be enough if you’re a serious video maker. Also, some sites don’t offer the right exposure to your videos, hence resulting in dissatisfactory view counts.

Well, in this post, I’m listing below the best video networks for video creators after researching a few dozens of them. Just read about them and decide the best for you.

1. Dailymotion

Profit share: 70% | Minimum payout: $100 | Sign up | More details

Dailymotion’s video monetization program earns you a revenue every time an ad is placed in your videos. It supports in-stream video ads to generate maximum earnings and helps you cultivate your audience by displaying relevant ad content. All you need to do is upload quality videos and share them to reach a greater audience and gain maximum profits.

Dailymotion's video monetization programDailymotion's video monetization program

Once you enable its monetization program, you will automatically start earning (just like YouTube Partner Programme). Dailymotion displays ads in a number of formats as it seems suitable for your channel and the videos. Apart from showing advertisements, Dailymotion also allows you to rent your videos on demand or on a subscription basis.

For this monetization scheme, you need to create a pricing list for your videos or the channel, and then you can offer your content in this scheme. Unlike YouTube, you can brand your videos with your logo. Moreover, you can check detailed audience and revenue analytics in your account. And withdraw your generated earnings via Payoneer or PayPal.

Eligibility requirements
  • You must upload your own original videos.

2. Vimeo On Demand

Profit share: 90% | Minimum payout: Not available | Sign up | More details

With the Vimeo On Demand platform, you can sell your videos directly to your fans, offering them an option to rent, buy or subscribe to your videos at an affordable cost. Your videos can be sold to worldwide or a targeted regional audience — across desktop and mobile platforms. You can also promote them using social media, emails, and newsletters.

Vimeo's Video On DemandVimeo's Video On Demand

The video pages can be customized, and you can add captions and subtitles to the videos. And the best part is, you can also represent your work through an impressive poster. Apart from all these, you can view the sales statistics, the number of plays, and more.

Revenue generated through your videos is transferred to you using PayPal. The video pricings entirely depend on you, and also, you can consider a special (discounted) price for the buyers. Moreover, the site supports multiple currency options to simplify your pay.

Eligibility requirements
  • You must join Vimeo PRO (costs $17/mo. billed annually).
  • You must have the copyrights of the videos.

3. Twitter Amplify

Profit share: Not available | Minimum payout: $100 | Sign up | More details

Twitter helps you earn revenues from videos with its pre-roll ads and the ability to monetize video content in multiple ways. Its wonderful Amplify Publisher Program enables you to monetize your tweets including videos and get a part of the generated revenue. This program, however, is only available in the US at the time of writing this post.

Earn money through TwitterEarn money through Twitter

Twitter provides flexibility in this program so that you can opt-in or opt-out anytime. You can also pre-set monetization for all tweets/videos or opt-in tweet by tweet. Once accepted to the program, you’ll get a confirmation email from the team.

After you’re a part of Twitter Amplify, you’ll see a Monetization tab in the Media Studio. Your earnings will be displayed in the analytics tab, and the payment will be made after 2 months via direct deposit/ ACH or PayPal.

Eligibility requirements
  • You must be a US resident.
  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • Your Twitter account should be in good standing.

4. Facebook Ad Breaks

Profit share: Not available | Minimum payout: $100 | Sign up: Not available | More details

Facebook offers Ad Breaks to help you earn money from live broadcasts in the US. The feature enables you to take breaks in between your live videos and run short ads. And for taking the breaks, you will get a share of the ad revenue. The Ad Breaks program is currently in a beta phase, and to be eligible for this, you’ll require at least 2000 followers.

Earn using Facebook Ad BreaksEarn using Facebook Ad Breaks

Once you are eligible for the program, you can take Ad Breaks during a live broadcast. The live broadcast should run for at least 4 minutes and it should have a minimum of 300 viewers for you to make an earning out of it. If your broadcast is eligible, you’ll receive the Ad Breaks notification with a dollar iconjust click it to take a break.

For a greater benefit, you can take live breaks every 5 minutes after your first break. During the break, viewers will see an in-stream ad of up to 15 seconds. Once the ad is over, viewers can resume watching the video.

You can check the earnings from the Insights page under Settings. And the payment gets transferred to your PayPal or bank account.

Eligibility requirements
  • You must reside in the US.
  • You must have 2k+ Facebook followers.
  • The live broadcast must run for 4 minutes.
  • The live broadcast must have 300+ viewers.

5. Amazon Video Direct

Profit share: Depends on the royalty program | Minimum payout: $100 | Sign up | More details

It offers you the flexibility to earn royalties based on hours streamed by Amazon Prime members. This program supports video resolutions up to 1080p Full HD and makes your titles available on its Amazon Video. From this service, users can stream and watch your videos online, or rent or buy the videos, and you get a profit share.

Earn using Amazon Video DirectEarn using Amazon Video Direct

To set up your Amazon Video Direct account, you need to link your Amazon account with the program, and then create your company profile. You can post videos that you own, and review the streaming statistics, subscription metrics, and revenue from your dashboard. Also, you can see the projected revenue and payment history from your account.

Amazon Video Direct lets you promote your video titles in the US and several other locations. You can choose one or a combination of the royalty programs for revenue share — from rentals and purchases to monthly subscriptions and ad impressions. The payment is directly done to your bank account via wire transfer or electronic funds transfer.

Eligibility requirements

6. The Vault

Profit share: Not available | Minimum payout: Not available | Sign up: Not required | More details

The Vault is a video monetization platform from Break.com that lets you upload your videos and earn from them easily. It helps make your videos go viral by featuring them across its network or on YouTube to earn you more. You can also sell your videos to its media partners and clients who seek premium clippings for their video productions.

Earn money using Break.comEarn money using Break.com

The Vault works in an easy way. Just capture or create a video and upload it to its site. Its team will review your submission and get back to you with an offer. If you accept the agreement, its team will send you the payment via PayPal or paper check. Unlike above platforms, you may get a one-time or royalty offer on The Vault.

Eligibility requirements
  • You must upload self-created videos only.

7. Envul

Profit share: Not applicable | Minimum payout: $20 | Sign up

Envul lets you earn revenue for every 30 seconds of video watched. This program works in a very simple manner, allowing you to enable monetization and earn money on your videos in a simple and fair manner. It pays you for unique views per video, and this means that the more videos you upload, the more you get to earn with them.

Earn money from videos on EnvulEarn money from videos on Envul

Envul accepts the videos related to gaming. To get into the monetization program, you need to sign up with Envul and enable “Monetization” on your videos. A member can also earn up to $3.00 USD for every 1,000 views, but the actual payment rate primarily depends on the viewers and the frequency in which they watch or download your videos.

Envul also helps you to earn with its affiliate program. For example, you will earn 10% of your friend’s revenue share. You can also track your video analytics, earnings, and payments from your Envul account. And your payments are sent to you using PayPal.

Eligibility requirements
  • You must upload gaming-related videos.
  • The uploaded videos must be your own.

8. YouTube

Profit share: 68% | Minimum payout: $100 | Sign up | More details

YouTube accepts any channel for monetization after it crosses 10,000 views. It’s easy to begin earning with YouTube — you can simply apply for its Partner Program if your channel meets the eligibility. Interestingly, YouTube also provides tips from the top creators to help you build your audience and develop enough views for monetization.

Earn money by posting on YouTubeEarn money by posting on YouTube

Once your channel reaches 10k views, you’ll have to request a review, which is usually completed within a week. After applying for its Partner Program, sign up for AdSense and set up your monetization preferences. Then after, your videos will show ads and earn you money, which you can check directly in your AdSense account.

If I talk about possible earnings, your earnings depend upon a number of factors such as the type of ads appearing next to your videos and their pricing. Another amazing thing is that you can view your channel’s analytics, subscribers, and lots more from your account. Do note and remember to upload videos only if you own their commercial usage rights.

Eligibility requirements
  • Your channel should have 10k+ views.
  • You own the uploaded videos’ commercial usage rights.

Ready to earn from video creation?

If you’re truly seeking for some effective places to generate handsome revenues from your videos, then do try out the above sites. I’ll suggest to try out few sites based on your content, site authority and traffic, and its profit share, and find the best for you.

And don’t forget to focus on your video quality and its content — “content is the king“. It’s also because the more unique and quality videos you upload, the more views and downloads you’ll receive. And that’s equal to more revenue for you.

What’s your experience of making money through videos? Which site do you suggest from your experience? Please share your story with me using the comments.

10 Design Services With Great Affiliate Commissions You Should Know

.no-js #ref-block-post-29913 .ref-block__thumbnail { background-image: url(“http://media02.hongkiat.com/thumbs/250×160/design-services-great-aff-commisions.jpg&#8221;); }

10 Design Services With Great Affiliate Commissions You Should Know

Affiliate marketing is an incredible opportunity for bloggers and web entrepreneurs to earn money online. It is a…Read more

Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/video-content-creators-make-money/

How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance

One of the most common Windows problems is that your PC becomes sluggish after you leave it idle for a while. If that’s the case then most probably Automatic Maintenance is to be blamed.

6 Ways to Access Windows 10 Boot Options Menu

.no-js #ref-block-post-29025 .ref-block__thumbnail { background-image: url(“http://media02.hongkiat.com/thumbs/250×160/best-ways-access-windows-10-boot.jpg&#8221;); }

6 Ways to Access Windows 10 Boot Options Menu

Windows 10 offers a lot of interesting features, and the advanced boot options to troubleshoot many of the…Read more

If a system stays idle for approximately 5 minutes and it does this on daily basis, then Windows automatically runs the maintenance tool in the background. Worst of all, there are no options to disable this feature in Windows 8 and 10.

I find daily Windows Automatic Maintenance to be a bit too frequent and meddling. That is why I keep it disabled and enable it when I got nothing to do and I can safely maintain my PC. If you want to do this too, then this post can be of real help as I’ll show you how you can disable Windows Automatic Maintenance in Windows 8 and 10. Let’s get started.

What’s Windows Automatic Maintenance

It’s essential for you to know what Automatic Maintenance actually does before you disable it. Automatic Maintenance basically runs multiple types of scans to check for security, performance, and update issues and fix them.

For example, it will check for virus definition, defrag disks, and check for Windows and app updates, etc.

This scan is important for optimized Windows experience, but if it causes problems for your PC then you can disable it. Although I will still recommend you to occasionally enable Automatic Maintenance and let it run to get the best experience.

List of Windows Automatic Maintenance problems

Below are some of the common problems that you may face while Automatic Maintenance runs. If you face any of these problems, you may consider disabling it:

  • Your PC will become slow when the scan will run. Automatic Maintenance uses loads of CPU resources and you may find system resources lacking for your other tasks. However, if you have a high-end PC, you may not notice this.
  • It’ll automatically wake up your PC when the maintenance schedule kicks in. This could possibly keep your PC up while you’re away and use unnecessary power. If this is your problem, then there’s no need to disable Automatic Maintenance. Just type automatic maintenance in the search and you’ll find the option to stop it from waking up the PC.
  • If there is a problem with one of the maintenance tasks, then it could lead to PC crashes and blue screen of death. This is rather rare, but some users have reported this happening after they leave their PC idle.
  • If there is a particular feature that you don’t want to use but Windows thinks it’s important for you, then it will throw a notification after every maintenance. This can be really annoying and will bug on daily basis.
  • If you are running multiple instances of Windows in a virtual machine, then the maintenance can start running in all of the virtual machines simultaneously. This could really slow down the system or even crash it.

How to disable Automatic Maintenance

Windows 8 and 10 both don’t allow you to disable Automatic Maintenance, therefore, we have to do some registry hacking. A simple windows registry key is all you need to manage Automatic Maintenance.

Warning: Make sure you backup the registry before following these instructions. Any unintentional changes in the registry could corrupt your system and possibly lead to data loss.

Press Windows + R keys and type regedit in the Run dialog to open Windows registry.

Here move to the following directory:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Schedule > Maintenance

Now right-click on Maintenance and go to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value

create dword entrycreate dword entry

A new entry will be created in the right panel. Name this entry MaintenanceDisabled same as it is written here.

add nameadd name

Next double-click the entry to modify it and enter 1 as its value. This will enable this entry, therefore disable maintenance. A PC restart is required for the changes to take effect.

add entry valueadd entry value

To re-enable Automatic Maintenance, just modify the same entry again and add 0 as its value.

Tip: As I frequently enable/disable Window Automatic Maintenance, I have added the registry location to my favorites for quick access. If you want to do the same, then click on the Favorites button at the top in the registry and add the location to favorites.

Conclusion

Disabling Automatic Maintenance isn’t necessary and you should not do it unless you face any problems. Although it does create problems for users with older PCs or people who like more control over what and when a process may run on their system.

Do let us know in the comments why you wanted to disable Automatic Maintenance.

How to Fix Corrupted Windows System with System File Checker

.no-js #ref-block-post-37522 .ref-block__thumbnail { background-image: url(“http://media02.hongkiat.com/thumbs/250×160/repair-corrupted-windows-system-sfc.jpg&#8221;); }

How to Fix Corrupted Windows System with System File Checker

There comes a time in every Windows user’s life when their precious machine gets corrupted for whatever reason.…Read more

Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/disable-windows-automatic-maintenance/

50 Tutorials for Designing Website in Photoshop – Ultimate Roundup

Photoshop is a great tool for designing a website but it is also very complicated. There are always new design trends and techniques emerging. However, thanks to the generous designers who share their techniques online, you can easily brush up your Photoshop skills with some helpful tutorials.

20 Best Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials [2017]

.no-js #ref-block-post-37810 .ref-block__thumbnail { background-image: url(“http://media02.hongkiat.com/thumbs/250×160/photoshop-text-effects-2017.jpg&#8221;); }

20 Best Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials [2017]

There are endless posibilities of creating amazing stuff in Adobe Photoshop, especially when it comes to text. Using…Read more

Doesn’t matter if you are looking to create a portfolio website, corporate theme, web page templates or a simple personal websites, there’s always a Photoshop tutorial with a step to step guide showing you how to turn a blank canvas into a complete layout.

Here’s a round-up of some of the best Photoshop tutorials related to website interface design.

Shopify Theme for Handcrafted Goods in Photoshop – In this tutorial you are going to create a Shopify website theme for handmade goods. It focuses on fonts and color choices.

Design a Travel Startup Landing Page Using Photoshop – This article will walk you through the process of creating a quick travelling startup. It has clean professional design and lots of negative space.

Stylish Timeline Portfolio Page Using Photoshop – In this tutorial you’ll see the process of creating a nice timeline portfolio for designers, photographers, illustrators, and other creatives.

Create A Clean Style Portfolio Layout – In this tutorial you are going to see how to create a nice portfolio page with image slider in header, text blocks, sidebar, and menu.

Photo Gallery Website Layout in Photoshop – This guide will teach you to create a gallery website with dark color scheme in Photoshop. You can use this tutorial as a starting point to create a flat design portfolio of your own.

Designing an Elegant Blog Layout in Photoshop – In this tutorial you will see the process of designing a clean minimalist journal layout in Photoshop with bold image in header and elegant typography.

Simple Instagram Based Portfolio in Photoshop – This is Instagram-inspired portfolio website tutorial. You’re going to use attractive images, clean layout, and beautiful fonts.

Building the Responsive Timeline Portfolio Page – Here is one more similar timeline portfolio tutorial, but this time it has responsive design. You will use some responsive technology along with CSS3 animations, Sass and a little bit of jQuery.

Create a Professional Web Layout in Photoshop – In this Photoshop tutorial you will create a nice clean website layout from scratch. It uses image slider, logo, and text blocks.

Create a One-Page Retro Web Design Layout in Photoshop – In this guide you’ll find an explanation of how to create a vintage one-page website with different ribbons and shapes.

Textured Outdoors Website in Photoshop – In this article you’ll see how to create an outdoor website in Photoshop. It uses gradients, textures, and text blocks.

How to create a distinguishable textured web layout in Photoshop – In this tutorial you are going to see how to create a textured website from a paper sketch. You’ll learn to use layer styles.

Sleek, Dark Mobile App Website – In this tutorial you’ll see the process of creating a sleek elegant website for mobile apps of any kind. You will use different techniques, such as shapes, textures, masks, custom icons, and custom typography.

Design An Innovative Portfolio Site Using Alternative UI/UX – Create a unique portfolio that will going to stand out from the crowd in Photoshop using this quick tutorial.

Design a Professional Blog Layout in Photoshop – In this article you will learn how to design a professional minimalist blog layout in Photoshop. You will see how to pair fonts, colors, and patterns.

Design a clean sports web layout in magazine-style with Photoshop – In this Photoshop tutorial you will see the process of creating a nice sports magazine-style website. It has featured images, sidebar, and background texture.

Create a Minimalist Blog Layout in Photoshop – Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to design a minimalist blog layout in Photoshop. You’ll get to know how to work with textures, create header, and choose proper fonts.

Creating a Blog Website Layout – Here is a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to create a blog website in Photoshop. It includes a free PSD and HTML template.

How to Make a Vibrant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop – This is an easy yet long tutorial on how to create a designer’s portfolio in Photoshop.

How To Create a Sleek Grid Based Website Design – This is a simple tutorial on how to create a dark sleek website layout in Photoshop. You will be using a grid-based design, gradients, and columns.

Create a vintage Photoshop file – Here is a step-by-step instructions on how to design a vintage website in Photoshop. You will use ribbons, logo, imaginary, and creative typography.

Design a Warm, Cheerful Website Interface in Adobe Photoshop – Here you’ll get to know how to design a cheerful cozy website interface using Photoshop. You will work with patterns, simple shapes, paragraph styles and more.

Create a professional and clean web layout (with PSD-to-HTML conversion) – This website creating tutorial is separated into two part: in the first one you will design a nice website in Photoshop. And in the second part you are going to convert your website from PSD file to complete HTML.

Clean Business Website with Photoshop – This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a clean business website with Photoshop. You will use basic techniques, such as adding text, creating and rotating shapes.

Create a Grungy, Translucent Web Portfolio Design – This tutorial will teach you to create a grungy website with Photoshop using patterns and watercolor splashes. It has image slider, text blocks, and menu.

Create a Professional Web 2.0 Layout – Photoshop tutorial on how to create a professional high-quality website. It has many popular Photoshop techniques covered, so you can improve your skills.

Designing a “Coming Soon” Page in Photoshop – “Coming Soon” website pages are created to intrigue visitors about new features, website design, or any other changes. In this tutorial you will see the process of creating a simple coming soon page with a countdown timer.

Design a Clean e-Commerce Website Interface in Photoshop – In this tutorial you will learn how to create an ecommerce website in Photoshop. The author also shares his first-hand tips which will definitely come in handy for you.

Create A Dark, Clean Website Design In Adobe Photoshop – In this guide you are about to learn how to design a clean dark web page in Photoshop. You will work with simple shapes, layers, styles, patterns, and more.

Magazine Styled Blog Layout – In this tutorial you are going to design a simple magazine page with upcoming posts, images,vfeatured post, menu, logo, and search box.

Make a Stylishly Elegant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop – Having an impressive online portfolio is important for creatives. Create a stunning portfolio website following this tutorial.

Design a Sleek Textured Blue Portfolio – Here is a tutorial on how to design a sleek elegant portfolio with textures and creative layout. You will use textures, layer styles, shapes, and blending modes.

Design an Elegant Photography Website in Photoshop – Here you’ll learn to design a simple elegant photography portfolio in Photoshop. This website was used as a WordPress theme and you can do the same.

Create an Elegant Portfolio Web Design in Photoshop – Here is one more photography portfolio tutorial, but with dark color scheme. All images, icons, and fonts used in this guide are specified, so you can use them too.

Web Tutorial: Designing and Coding a Clean Multi Purpose Website – Here is a detailed guide on how to design and then code a clean elegant website. It can be used for any kind of business, because it has multipurpose design.

How to Make a Beautiful Landing Page with Photoshop – Learn to design a stunning landing page for any product or service in Photoshop following this guide.

Photoshop Website Design Tutorial – Stylish Portfolio With Grain Texture – Here is a free video tutorial on how to create a portfolio with grain texture in Photoshop. It has dark color scheme and textured grain background with gradients.

Afro Portfolio Website Design In Photoshop – Photoshop CC Tutorial – Here is 51-minutes video tutorial on how to design a one-page website in CC Photoshop. It has vivid bold design, creative fonts, and image gallery.

Design Travel Single Page Website Using Photoshop – In this tutorial you are going to create a nice single-page travel website. You will be using clipping mask for creating a header, custom grid guidelines, and typography styling.

Create A Basic Web For Beginners – This is a great Photoshop tutorial for beginners which will help you create a basic website. You will design image header, menu, services block, and contact form.

Design A Clean Portfolio Website In Photoshop – This is a high-quality video tutorial on how to create a clean dark portfolio for creatives with Photoshop. It has creative photo effects and stunning typography.

Make A Single Page Web Design In Photoshop – This is an easy guide on how to create a one-page website for creative agency or design studio. You will create different text blocks, photo effects, and footer.

Create A Professional Website (Part 1) – This is a first part of a video tutorial which will teach you how to design a professional website from scratch. You will use simple shapes, icons, and fonts.

Flat Design One Page Website – Here is a detailed one-hour long tutorial on how to create a flat design website in Photoshop and Illustrator. You will use Photoshop for designing a website, and Illustrator to work with vector icons.

Web design tutorial: How to design Website in Photoshop – Here is a quick video tutorial on how to design a sports restaurant website. You will use simple shapes, colors, typography, and images.

How to design Website in Photoshop – In this tutorial you will see the process of creating a simple website in Photoshop. You will use laptop mockup, simple shapes, and text tarnsformation.

Create a Website Flat Design in Photoshop using Flat UI – Here is a video tutorial from Designmodo on how to design a website using flat UI. You will use popular Photoshop techniques designers use to create a modern flat design.

Design a Creative Portfolio Web Design Layout In Photoshop – In this video tutorial you’ll get to know how to design a red creative portfolio layout. You will use gradients, simple shapes, and vector icons.

Stylish Tourism Website Making in Photoshop CC – Use Photoshop CC to create this amazing tourism website page. You will see how to create a nice image gallery, place a video in header, and add text blocks.

Create a Magazine Layout Template in Photoshop – Here is an easy Photoshop guide on how to create a beautiful magazine website. You can also download the free website template showed in this video.

20 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Learn in 2017

.no-js #ref-block-post-37729 .ref-block__thumbnail { background-image: url(“http://media02.hongkiat.com/thumbs/250×160/adobe-illustrator-tutorials-2017.jpg&#8221;); }

20 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Learn in 2017

Designing and digital art is one of those skills that needs constant updating as new tools and technology…Read more

Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/web-design-tutorials-the-ultimate-roundup/

Interview with Sébastien Meunier

Onalytica Interview with Sébastien Meunier

Sébastien Meunier – Business Transformation, Innovation and FinTech Expert, Speaker and Mentor

Key Topics: FinTech, Innovation, Startup, Financial Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Business Strategy, InsurTech, RegTech, Blockchain
Location: New York, Paris, London

 

Bio: Sébastien has a successful track of defining business strategies and leading global transformations in Financial Institutions (from Business Lines to IT / Operations and Transverse functions). He is passionate about innovation and new technologies, and developed a large network in Fintech, meeting with many startups, investors and organizations in this space. He understands the potential of the new technologies such as blockchain, machine learning and open architectures, and can anticipate their impact to create opportunities for Financial Institutions.  Sébastien strives to bridge the gap between Business & Technology, driving growth and efficiency in Financial Institutions by connecting them with the best innovations from the market.

HOW DID YOU GET TO BECOME AN EXPERT IN FINTECH?

It was a natural path as I always worked at the intersection of Finance and Technology. As a manager at Societe Generale, I supported the business lines in launching new products and new services through standard IT development. At that time, Fintech was not trending yet, the hot topics were Lean Six Sigma and Agile methodologies. As a project leader at BCG, I led large scale business transformations in Financial Institutions. Technology was always a key component of the transformation. After this experience in strategy, I wanted to focus more on concrete business innovation, launching proof of concepts and connecting financial institutions with startups. That’s why I joined CH&Co in New York, where I advise financial institutions on their digital strategy while working at the same time on concrete blockchain, RPA and machine learning projects.

WHAT AREAS OF FINTECH ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?

I am very interested in Financial Inclusion. Replacing cards with mobile payment systems for people who already use modern financial services is not very meaningful, it does not really change your life. Today too many people still don’t have access to basic financial services (in developing countries, but also in developed countries). In particular, developing sustainable and transformative financing schemes should be a priority for large firms, Fintech startups and regulators to improve people’s livelihoods where it is most needed. Global initiatives exist and more and more social fintech enterprises are launched. We (including myself) should support and promote this trend more.

WHICH FINTECH INFLUENCERS INFLUENCE YOU?

I like to hear opposite point of views before forming my own judgment, so I usually get information from many sources. For me, the best commentators are Chris Skinner and Pascal Bouvier. They provide deep insights into the current state of finance and its future.

Then I like to get Fintech news from my VIP list of 10 reliable sources which you can find here https://twitter.com/sbmeunier/lists/vip.

Laura Shin and Elaine Ou are the best journalists in the space. There are also excellent articles on Medium from independent sources, but you have to search and find them among many “average” pieces.

OUTSIDE OF FINTECH WHO ELSE INFLUENCES YOU ?

My sources of influence vary over time. Recently I have become more and more interested in the topic of influence itself. Until recently, I thought that “influencing” meant “convincing with facts”. Over time I realized that people are often more influenced by emotions or beliefs rather than by hard facts. Some of the personalities in this area include Scott Adams, the creator of the famous Dilbert comic. He was one of the rare pundits who predicted and explained why Donald Trump would win the US election when the most experienced political journalists were expecting a win by Hillary Clinton with 95% certainty. Scott explained that Donald Trump’s persuasion skills were better than his opponents’, partly because he is very good at appealing to people’s emotions. This is a lesson for everyone, whether you like him or not. Scott wrote fascinating blog posts about the “two-movie reality”. I look forward to reading his next book “Win bigly”. I also recommend Carmen Simon, who is a cognitive scientist. Her book “Impossible to ignore” explains how to create and deliver memorable presentations and get people to act on their memories. Finally, I found the book “Radical focus” by Christina Wodtke very useful. I use some of the principles described in the book around “objectives and key results” in both my personal and professional lives.

WHICH BRANDS OR PRODUCTS STAND OUT FOR YOU IN FINTECH?

You know a brand is successful when its name passes into the common language: several times I overheard people say “let me Venmo you”. I don’t hear anyone saying “I can Zelle you”…

I like Transferwise because I was an early user and because they developed original marketing campaigns. It is extremely convenient today, however they might be disrupted by other technologies such as blockchain technology in the future.

Number26 is very successful in Europe and is able to generate a lot of attention in the media.

Robinhood because it democratizes stock trading.

WeChat is a very comprehensive and convenient platform which I use when I am in China

Fintech organizations/media: Next Money, StartupBootCamp Fintech, The Financial Brand, Coindesk for blockchain and cryptocurrencies news.

Banks that are the most active in the space: BBVA, Santander, JP Morgan.

IF A BRAND WANTED TO WORK WITH YOU, WHAT OFFLINE / ONLINE ACTIVITIES WOULD YOU BE MOST INTERESTED IN?

As part of my job, I advise Financial Institutions on their innovation strategy – from definition to implementation. I also train executive raising awareness on the impact of new technologies (typically what blockchain or artificial intelligence can do or cannot do). I am also happy to share my perspectives as a speaker in Fintech events or promote Fintech brands on social media.

WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY FOR A BRAND TO CONTACT YOU?

You can visit my blog finnoworld.com contact me through my Twitter handle or visit Linkedln

 

//newsharecounts.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nsc.js

The post Interview with Sébastien Meunier appeared first on onalytica.

Source: http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/interview-sebastien-meunier/