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Understanding Retina-Ready Design for Websites and Mobile Apps

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 6, 2014

in Resources

Apple was the first major company to introduce standard retina screens on many devices. The newer MacBook Pro computers have been launched with a retina monitor, along with most iOS devices. This means a larger consumer market is growing and designers have to keep up with the changes.

sleek apple macbook pro store model retina monitor display

In this guide I want to share ideas about retina displays and their purpose. Building a native application for Android or iOS is much simpler than a retina-ready website. It will take a bit of practice if retina design is unfamiliar to you. But it’s worth the effort when your final product comes out looking spectacular on all monitor resolutions.

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28 New Educational Graphics & Print Design Tutorials

by Jake Rocheleau
on December 12, 2013

in Resources

It seems like tutorials on web design often overshadow graphics & print design. Freelancers around the world cater to all types of clients, and graphics are a big piece to this. Work can also include software like Adobe InDesign for publishing books, brochures, magazines, and other print media.

These 28 tutorials are perfect for getting yourself accustomed to the world of graphics, vectors, and publications. Whether you already have some experience or just want to delve into this for the first time – most of these tutorials are super easy to read through. Take a peek at these titles and see if anything catches your interest.

Design a Custom Business Card

designing custom eclectic business card howto graphics tutorial

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30 Cafe and Coffee Shop WordPress Themes

by Tara Hornor
on December 5, 2013

in Inspiration Resources WordPress

Many food industry businesses choose to use WordPress for their website, mainly because the CMS makes it easy to update content daily, which is what almost every popular food place needs. Small cafes and coffee shops often rely on their daily specials to draw a crowd to their establishment. Some even include live music on the weekends to create an atmosphere filled with local music lore and fresh coffee.

The following collection of WordPress themes are all perfect for cafes, bistros, coffee shops, or any other small food specialty store. All of the following cafe themes are also either mobile optimized or responsive, a must for food establishments since often customers will look up a menu or hours from their phone on the go. They are also either top-rated themes or ones that had excellent reviews. If none of the following work for your style of coffee shop, though, you may also want to check out these 30 Responsive WordPress Themes, many of which can be easily customized for a more unique cafe website look and feel.

1. Bistro

Demo & Download

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