Freebies & RecommendationsThese resources may save you time and money
We’ve compiled a handy list of our favorite resources and design freebies. This is by no means a definitive list, but a pretty good one that will help with your website design and online marketing efforts.
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Stock photography can enhance and improve any website, and is a great alternative if you do not want to hire a professional photographer. In addition to royalty-free images, you can also purchase vectors/illustrations and video footage.
FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY (be sure to read the user license agreement to guarantee you can use images on your website, blog, and other marketing materials)
- Fotor (attribution required)
- Morgue File (not as gruesome as it sounds!)
IMAGE COMPRESSION (shrink down image file size without losing quality)
- Compressor.io. This handy tool will optimize and compress variety of file formats such as PNG, GIF, and SVG.
Email Marketing Tools
- Answer The Public This tool offers a gold mine of insight, allowing you to tailor blogs and content to what people are searching for.
Shorten, share, and measure URL links
- Bitly (free and paid versions)
- Word Swag. Easily create and share aesthetically engaging visual content. It’s free, but offers in-app purchases.
- Boomerang. This fun, free app hails from the creators of Instagram. Boomerang is the love child of a video and a gif. You’ll understand what that means once you take it for a spin.
- PicPlayPost. Create captivating collages by mixin’ ‘n matchin’ video, imagery, and gifs.
- Ripl. Create animated, eye-catching posts.
- Font Candy. Easily add graphics and dynamic elements to images – but you’ll need to pay in order to use its full potential.
This versatile, mobile-friendly WordPress theme is one of the best themes on the market (click on image below to learn more). Whether you want a simple one-page website or a powerful e-Commerce website to sell goods, this theme offers it all. Divi is great for beginners or seasoned website designers who are comfortable working within a Child Theme and crafting this theme into a unique creation.
In addition to Divi, Elegant Themes* offers over 80 different WordPress themes and plugins (click on image to see selection of themes):
- WordPress themes range from free to premium. If you need a simple site without too many bells and whistles, a free theme will suit your needs well. Here is a list of the most popular free WordPress themes: click here.