Month: April 2016

Rainmaker Rewind: How to Book Engaging Podcast Interviews

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According to The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor, there is one path that stands above all others as the simplest way to build an audience of responsive and loyal listeners.

It’s a path that removes the burden of constant content creation, places you at the forefront of a brand, and harnesses the power of experts and their audiences.

This path is an interview-based podcast.


In this week’s episode of The Showrunner, Jerod and Jonny thoroughly discuss the essential steps necessary to book engaging interview guests for your podcast — from tips about finding guests, to crafting your pitch to increase the odds of getting a “yes,” and all the way to tools you can use to make the process simple and effective.

Listen, learn, enjoy

Here are two more episodes you shouldn’t miss this week:


Brian Clark and The Side Hustle Show host Nick Loper dive into the details of monetizing a blog, what it’s like to start a blog today, and what it means to be “unemployable.”

Brian Clark on The Side Hustle Show


Sonia Simone has a short episode for you this week, honoring the life of Prince and sharing some ideas about leadership, community, and building something that matters.

Confessions of a Pink-haired Marketer:
Leadership, Categories of One, and Purple Rain

And one more thing …

If you want to get my Rainmaker Rewind pick of the week sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker FM.

See you next week.

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10 Snapchat features we wish existed



We here at Mashable are obsessed with Snapchat — the filters, the live stories, and of course, the Discover channels.

But of course, it’s not perfect. In addition to a confusing, non-intuitive interface — Snapchat makes you work just to find that black drawing tool — there’s a lot we wish it had. Plus, there are older, now-removed features, we want back too, like the “best friends” feature which highlighted who you snapped with the most. 

See also: 7 hidden features in the latest Snapchat update

While the app is always improving and adding new features, we’ve rounded up our wish list of Snapchat features, from an eraser tool to different fonts. Let’s take a look. Read more…

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Stop Neglecting Analytics in Your Customer Engagement Strategy

Customers desire experiences, not transactions.

In a world full of distractions, engaging customers beyond the typical purchasing routine is vital for SaaS success.

And B2B consumers crave unparalleled engagement. They want personalized advice, solution-oriented features, and revenue-generating products.

An IBM annual survey noted that “as many as 65% believe customer engagement will be the primary driver of growth going forward.”

Analytics is one of the few ways to gain insights to meet your customers’ needs. It helps bridge the gap between providing a service to solving real challenges.

Enhance the experience between your brand and consumers. Build data into your customer engagement strategy.

It Starts With Value

Studies show that “86% of buyers will pay more for a better customer experience, but only 1% of customers feel that vendors consistently meet their expectations.” That’s a major disconnect for SaaS companies striving to improve customer engagement.

B2B customers aren’t concerned about aesthetic features. And they aren’t amped to hear how your team worked around the clock to fix a bug.

Your consumers want a service dedicated to solving their problems in an efficient manner.

Natalie Chan, an expert handling customer retention at Outbrain Amplify, writes:

“Businesses that focus on customers engagement are focused on value creation, not revenue extraction. These are businesses that know how to engage their customers by providing them with real value whether it be through an exceptional end-to-end customer experience, great content or strong customer support that are about delivering more than the traditional sell.”

Offering value means addressing your customers’ desires. And it’s all about how they perceive what’s important.

For example, if a prospect is concerned about increasing open rates in email campaigns, it’s not in their best interest to discuss layout designs.


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Value requires laser-focus. And that’s where analytics steps in.

Monitor usage data to assess the customer experience. Track acquisition channels to observe where customers are coming from and if they’re converting.

Interview customers and ask them why they chose your product. Figure out how they expect to use your product and what business goals they want to achieve.

Create and deliver unprecedented value. Connect with the customer.

Know Your Buyer

In order for customer engagement to work effectively, your team must know your buyer. And that goes beyond the usual demographics, like annual revenue, company size, and location.

More importantly, for B2B companies, your team must not only focus on the business itself, but also on the employee of the business. Learning about the decision maker is crucial to your sales.

Leveraging big data to better understand and act upon customer behavior, forces you to think differently not only about what data to keep (all of it!) and how long to keep it, but also which data you should begin capturing,” states Duane Edwards, Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Globys.

Analyze your primary behavioral data to create in-depth customer personas. Understand the decision maker’s goals and challenges. Also, know how you can provide short-term and long-term guidance.


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Bruce Swann, Sales and Marketing professional at Adobe, suggests applying predictive analytics:

“Once you’ve compiled data attributes to create a panoramic view of customers, you can begin to understand and predict customer behavior, which adds depth to that view. Examples include using a range of analyses, including customer value analysis, market basket analysis, customer profitability, response modeling, and churn analysis.”

Use data as an indicator of future behavior. If you know your client’s customers, it may lead to helping your client differently.

For example, NoWait is an app that simplifies the process of waiting for a table at a restaurant. Instead of having a guest tote around a clunky pager with a range of 50 feet, restaurants only need the person’s cell phone number.

When the table is ready, the guest receives a text. Plus, after dining, restaurants can text customers additional discount offerings.

Moreover, with the app, restaurants learn “who their patrons are, what time they come and go, which patrons come back the most frequently, who purchases more.” This data can be used to create messaging that appeals specifically to each customer.

Know your buyer and your buyer’s customers.

Content That Resonates

Content is more than just blog posts. It includes everything from checklists to webinars.

Research shows that “64% of visitors who watch a video are more likely to buy a product online.” Therefore, content isn’t just helpful for your brand awareness; it’s a vital part of your customer engagement strategy, which leads to sales.

Examine heat map data to improve your content. It will help you learn what content is important to the consumer. Then, your team can focus on content placement and how different images and colors in your content affect your website visitors.

Pete Mehr, Principal at ZS Associates, says, “By quantifying which content the customer engages, and how frequently, it becomes straightforward to continue to provide content back to the customer. This continuing content consists of an ongoing series of messages to a customer.”

Moreover, analytics will uncover which type of content matters to your customer. Is it eBooks? Or maybe 30-second video clips?

Mention understands their audience. They produce content that resonates.

The social monitoring company creates webinars highlighting experts in the field. For instance, Mention invited Sujan Patel (who is hosting a webinar with Kissmetrics next week) to talk about ways to create content for “boring” industries.


Study your data to find content that speaks to your customer. It’s an effective way to boost engagement.

Multi-Channel Customer Service

In America, “the cost of poor customer service is $ 41 billion per year.” That’s a heavy burden for most companies.

Moreover, a report found that “retailers are not listening and responding to their audience enough. Some 89% of consumers’ comments are left unanswered.”

Approach customer service differently. Think beyond phone support and Q&A forums.

Social media has presented another solution. Now, SaaS businesses can provide Twitter and Facebook support.

Under Armour created a Twitter handle solely for the purpose of answering customers questions about their products.


From your analytics reports, determine what channels of support satisfies your customers. What works for your competitor may not work for your SaaS.

“It’s not about deploying on all channels, but deploying the right channels that align with your business. Only deploy on the channels that make sense for your business,” says Kate Leggett, a principal analyst at Forrester Research.

In addition, you must streamline your processes when using multiple channels. For instance, phone support data for a specific customer must also be available to your Twitter service reps.

At, Lisa Kelly suggests that “organisations need an accurate knowledge base where companies can link information from other channels, including peer-to-peer interactions, web self-service and communities, to share with customer service agents.”

It’s not enough to offer various customer service routes. Your team must work together to use data to enhance the overall customer experience on each channel.

Respect The Data

Customer engagement isn’t anything new. However, your SaaS can approach it differently with the help of analytics.

Add unmatched value to the customer’s experience. Use data to gain insight on your buyer’s habits and preferences. And provide customer service from a multi-channel perspective.

Stop neglecting, and start respecting your data.

About the Author: Shayla Price lives at the intersection of digital marketing, technology and social responsibility. Connect with her on Twitter @shaylaprice.

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Preparing for the Brave New World of Twitter

Since its inception, Twitter has been infamous for being the only social network limiting posts to bite size chunks of 140 characters. That’s about to change forever.

Several publications have reported that Twitter is planning on increasing its 140-character Tweet limit in a project known as “Beyond 140.” Many sources are stating 10,000 as the new limit. That’s what Twitter allows for direct messages, so it wouldn’t be surprising if that’s true. But even if it’s not, Twitter will still boast a higher character limit.

These sources say that a user’s timeline will still display only 140 characters, but users will have the option of clicking to see more content. Twitter users have been lobbying for highers character limits for a while, and the company is currently attempting to grow its user base, so the change makes sense.

The raised character limit is also most likely a way for Twitter to stop sending users to other sites. With the new limit, stories that would normally publish as blog posts could be published solely on Twitter.

Preparing for the Brave New World of Twitter

So Why Does a Few (thousand) Characters Matter to You?

It depends. The new change will have several pros and cons, and they’re all worth looking at if you’re a serious Twitter user. If you’re new to Twitter, you’ll probably have a different perspective on the changes than a veteran of 5+ years. The changes are good for certain types of users and bad for others.

With that in mind, here are some of the pros and cons of the change.


  • Better engagement. When the change occurs, Twitter users will probably develop a tendency to stay within the site more and click on outbound links less. Since your Twitter followers will be interacting with longer content, you’ll have the opportunity to hold their attention longer and develop better engagement.
  • Promote more content to your Twitter followers. If you have an good-sized follower base and want to start publishing longer content, you can promote that content without leaving Twitter. You won’t need to build up a blog from scratch to get your content seen. Of course, this depends on exactly how the long the new character limit is.
  • More freedom to write. For some, Twitter’s 140-character limit has made it difficult to write Tweets that are both short and sweet. For the writers who need a little extra length, the change is welcome. You’ll no longer have to worry about shortening words to “text speak” in order to Tweet.
  • Less “tweetstorms.” This controversial Tweeting technique, started by Marc Andreessen, has grown into one of the site’s most despised conventions. Since tweetstorms were a way of getting around the character limit, the new change would effectively render them useless.


  • Less outbound traffic. If you use Twitter to drive traffic to your blog or site, this update could be bad news for you. If Twitter users do stop clicking on outbound links, then posting to generate traffic will become a useless tactic. Bloggers will have to rely on other social networks and sites to drive traffic.
  • Increased Twitter dependence. If you get less outbound traffic, you could end up becoming more reliant on Twitter. This could cramp your style and limit what you do. Will product selling or other forms of monetization be allowed on Twitter in the future? Hard to say. We probably won’t see the end of landing pages or blogs anytime soon, but Twitter could make visiting those sites much less appealing.
  • Potential loss of followers. If the character limit goes up to 10,000 and you start posting 10,000-word articles, there’s a good chance not all of your followers will appreciate it. Tons of Twitter users are lambasting the change, praising the 140-character limit as the backbone and appeal of Twitter. If your followers are among this group, they could unfollow you because of your longform content.

Why you shouldn’t worry (too much)

Given the different pros and cons, the raising of the character limit seems like it could fracture the Twitter community. It also seems like it has an equal chance of causing the number of users to skyrocket or plummet. In reality, it’s unlikely either of those events will occur.

Over the years, every social network has made some sort of large-scale change. Nevertheless, people continue to use them. For millions, the benefits of social networks vastly outweigh the negatives.

So while you might experience some of the cons listed above, it’s also entirely possible they might not be that devastating. Maybe 50 out of 10k people unfollow you. That’s not particularly good, but it’s also not horrible. The point is that you most likely won’t take a huge hit from the character limit change.

Preparing for the new Twitter

As with most matters in life, it’s a good idea to prepare for the future. Start thinking about how you can use the new character limit to your advantage. The possibilities are endless. You could entice people to follow you on Twitter by publishing Twitter-only content. Or you could work the other way around and grow your audience on Twitter.

It’s still difficult to forecast how the Twitter user base will react, especially since the character limit hasn’t yet been decided. A 2k character limit will elicit much different reactions than the predicted 10k limit. How you use Twitter will largely be dictated by how users and (more importantly) your followers use Twitter.

It might even be a good idea to survey your followers after the change occurs. See how they feel, and adjust your Twitter strategy accordingly.

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Is Your ‘About’ Page Ruining Your Chances of Getting a Referral?

Is Your ‘About’ Page Ruining Your Chances of Getting a Referral? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing

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Every business has a website, right?

It is your shop window; the place where people learn about you, your brand and the products or services that you’re selling.

And due to our heavy online usage habits, it’s also the place that dictates the sustainability of a company.

You see, every business needs to be liked.

According to the New York Times, 65% of new business comes from referrals.

Meaning that almost two thirds of consumers make a purchase because someone they know has recommended a particular product or service.

On your website, there’s one page that’s more important to securing referrals than all the others.

It’s your ‘about’ page.

In this post, I’ll tell explain exactly why this page is so important.

I’ll give you some simple pointers that’ll help you create a killer piece of content to sit in this area of your site.

[Content that will win you business both now and in the future.]

And finally, I’ll also reveal how to tell if your ‘about’ page is failing you.

The ‘about’ page – what’s the big deal?

This is where your prospective customers get to know you – the place where they form those all-important first impressions.

And it’s these very impressions that will make or break your chances of getting a referral.

It’s a question of pure logic.

As consumers, we use the extra details that we learn about a brand on this page as backup in case we’re undecided about whether to buy something.

A good ‘about’ page pushes a lead further down a sales funnel, either consciously or sub-consciously.

If we’ve subsequently given our prospect a great service, we build on those good early impressions (again, either consciously or sub-consciously).

Then, it’s only now, at the end of the customer journey, that we potentially reap the ultimate reward: the referral.

As you surely know, this is the best and most powerful form of marketing there is.

And it’s all thanks to the first step: the ‘about’ page.

However, creating a quality piece of content in this area clearly isn’t straightforward, otherwise more businesses would do it.

Despite the importance of the ‘about’ page, this is the section of a website where a company traditionally drones on about how many years they’ve been operating.

Or how many offices they have scattered across the world.

A good ‘about’ page will empower your brand and make you memorable.

It’s funny.

For many business owners who are tasked with creating content for their websites, the ‘about’ page is usually given low priority status.

Yet this is a huge mistake – it’s ignoring one of the oldest clichés in the book: that people buy from people.

An ‘about’ page is critical to a website’s success.

It’s your chance to step away from the boardroom and reveal the people behind your brand.

But an ‘about’ page is about much more than just providing an opportunity for chitter-chatter.

This is about creating copy that will help establish some of the main pillars that people need to see and feel before they part with their hard-earned cash.

We’re talking about factors such as trust, integrity, authenticity, personality and morality.

In summary, your ‘about’ page needs to ‘wow’ visitors and impel them to recommend you to the people in their lives.

After all, referrals are how you create a memorable brand; one that will enjoy a stable future.

So, what can you do about your page?

For starters, don’t be self-obsessed.

You have to put yourself in a visitor’s shoes.

Suppose that you’ve just landed on a website.

What do you need to hear in order to convince you to make a transaction?

Which brands do you admire?

Which businesses do you trust, admire and respect?

Chances are, they’ve convinced you through having a clear and consistent content strategy.

To that end, ironically, your ‘about’ page is more about ‘them’ than it is about you.

Take time to establish your core values.

Think about your customer pain points (why are they even considering buying from you in the first place?).

Then map out your content and make sure that everything you’re saying is relevant to the customer.

With all due respect, all things being equal, they don’t care whether you’ve been trading for 10 years or 10 minutes.

They don’t care about industry awards they’ve never heard of.

All they care about is what they can get out of their time on your site.

Can they get what they want?

To that end, what you have to say about your business isn’t really the point.

By contrast, you should actually focus on what your visitors need to get out of their time on this section of your website.

Are you leaving money on the table?

Here’s a quick X-step process to find out whether you could do a better job with your ‘about’ page.

[Hint: you’ll need Google Analytics set up with your website.]

Step 1:Your ‘About’ Page - Duct Tape Marketing

After opening up your Google Analytics account, click on Behavior.


Your ‘About’ Page - Duct Tape MarketingStep 2:

Now click on All Content.

Step 3:

You should automatically land on the first option: All Pages.

What you’re looking at is a breakdown of what people are doing on each of the pages on your website.

Now find your ‘about’ page.

Most businesses will see this in one of the top 10 most-visited pages on their website, but if it’s not there, then go through the other pages until you find it.

Step 4:

Once you’ve found the stats for your page, look at the column under bounce rate.

Step 5 [the analysis]:

As you may or may not know, your bounce rate reveals how many people are leaving a certain page without taking any other action.

In other words, they’re either not finding what want or aren’t liking what they see.

Clearly, the lower the bounce rate is for your ‘about’ page, the better the job it’s doing.

If your bounce rate for your ‘about’ page was 100%, everyone’s leaving after reading your copy and you’re doing terrible.

If it’s 0%, your ‘about’ page has definitely piqued their interest and you’re doing great.

But those examples aren’t that helpful.

They’re too extreme.

So the big question is, what bounce rate should you be aiming for?

In truth, there’s no clear right or wrong answer.

Having said that, research does tend to indicate that a bounce rate of 25-30% is very good (and probably as good as it’ll get).

Most businesses will probably see a bounce rate in the region of 55-85%.

And it’s those companies, the vast majority, who can improve their ‘about’ page.

All the top entrepreneurs always say that it’s the little details that yield the big results.

So surely it’s worth putting some effort into your ‘about’ page?

Matt PressMatt Press is an experienced copywriter who has written for some of the UK’s biggest brands, such as Sky, Three and Vodafone. He now runs his own content marketing agency, Splash Copywriters.

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Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language into Speech

This is such an amazing invention, and I know a few groups have been playing around with the technology, but this latest iteration from SignAloud really steals the show. Gloves that turn Sign Language into Speech in real time. There really isn’t that much more to say, other than please do spend the 2-3 minutes […]

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Vine’s new ‘Watch’ feature makes it less loopy (but more personal)

Vine just got a lot more awesome, and a bit less loopy. With today’s update, a new ‘Watch’ feature on profiles will help you dig all the way through someone’s Vine history. Watch lets you see everything a person has Vined (or revined). Each video loops once, but holding on a playing video keeps it looping until you let go. It’s a good way to find out — in short order — if you really want to follow an account. If you see a lot of ‘get a free iPhone’ revines, maybe you won’t be into their feed. You’ll also…

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How to Find the Best Online Portfolio Site for You

Marketing yourself online is a tough business. Sure you can push yourself with social media marketing or SEO. But the fact is, depending on who you’re trying to talk to, this is only part of the picture.

For maximum exposure, choose an online portfolio to push your work out to the right people.

But if you have little coding knowledge and just as little available, time what do you do?

Enter sites like Behance, DeviantArt, or Dribble – all great portfolio sites that will help you get your work out on a global stage.

The trouble is some of them are paid, or have paid options that are available for free on other sites.

Also how much money do you have available for marketing? And what media do you tend to work in?

Not only that but you need to pick a portfolio site that matches your goals.

28 Personal Portfolio Websites using Portraits and Background Photos

If you need clients, you need a portfolio site that gives you maximum exposure. Depending on your budget, you might opt for sites like Dunked or Carbonmade.

Want a new job? Then go for a portfolio site with a job board. Perhaps choose a site that actively puts your work in front of likely employers like Krop or Coroflot.

If you’re into networking with like-minded creatives you may select DeviantArt or Behance, depending on the type of work you produce.

That sounds very complicated, but the good news is that we have an infographic that will help you out.

Designed by Harry Bugg, the “Design Portfolios! 11 Best Online Portfolio Sites” infographic will help you make an informed choice.

best online portfolio site


This post was written by Justin March, Marketing Manager for Harry Bugg Ltd, a plastic card printing company. Harry Bugg specializes in all sorts of card types, from membership and loyalty to contactless RFID cards.

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10 Resources Every Designer Should Stock Up On

Designers are forever on the lookout for great resources, and justifiably so as these make their work so much easier and better.

If you’re looking to build your resource box with power-packed tools that are actually of some use, here’s a list of 10 you can download and use regularly.

Great Resources for Designers

7 Good reasons to grab these free icons

On an average, every website has at least three icons on each page. And the number can easily go to 20 and up. Icons make up for an important part of every site, they could double up as the CTA button, an explanatory representation of bite-sized textual content, or simply to add mojo to your site, at all times you would have icons featuring on your page.

So, designers must stock up on as many and as varied sets of icons they can. One such assorted set is the one you get in this freebie, from spectacles to keys to books to bull’s eye, the icons are a mix and match of the ones that you’d find regular use for and ones that are extremely peculiar.

Get this set of icons as an instant download and use them for both personal and commercial usage.

Icons Set
Source: Dealfuel

10 Unique Material Design Patterns

A good way to inch up the aesthetics of your website without spending too much time or money is by adding material design patterns. Often, the background of websites are a dull solid color, and even though we completely agree with the fact that choosing certain design patterns could hinder the website experience, we also stand by the notion that choosing certain patterns can add to it.

The type of material design patterns you get in this freebie has been carefully sampled and tested to ensure that it goes well as a background. The tilled patterns can be used as it is or combined with other elements, you have the creative freedom to make them work as you like.

There are a total of 10 elements and are available in .PNG and .AI formats.

Material Design Patterns
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CSS3 Semi-Circular Menu

The banal horizontal and vertical menu options that you find on almost 99% of the websites are passé now, at least in terms of good designing. While the menu option is a complete must on any website, you also need to keep in mind that there are tons of websites fighting for your user’s attention, and sometime even a small nondescript inclusion like playing around with the menu option can help.

The circular menu option that you get in the freebie is perfect for a music-based website, but not limited to that. It can be used for social selling and even for main menu options (if you don’t have a lot of sections). With slight animation and an overlay to explain what each button is about, the circular menu would be a good addition to any website. And it is compatible with all major browsers like Opera, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.

Semi-Circular Menu
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App Menu Design

Do you wear multiple hats and design apps on the side too? This freebie would be godsend as it cuts down on work time by half and hasten up the process. While this doesn’t enhance your design as such but it automates the basic steps that you would otherwise have to create from scratch.

Get all your app menu items pre-designed. These include Settings, Add to Cart, Add to Contacts, Calendar, and more. The UI kit is specific for Android apps and can be downloaded in a few clicks.

App Menu  Design
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CODIJY PRO – Amazingly Simple Photo Colorization App

Images are imperative for every website, and good color scheme is imperative for a good image. While you have the option of working on the color aspect of an image from scratch, do it manually, you’d end up wasting a lot of time. With this freebie, you can easily enhance the color scheme of an image in a few clicks.

In fact, not just enhance but you can create a colorized version of a black and white image too. Have time on hands and want to see what those eternal black and white images from the yesteryears look like? Just download the app – for both Mac and PC – and set it to motion. The stand-alone app requires little manual input and basically does most of the work for you.

Anyone who works with Photoshop or understands the importance of balance color scheme for images, should get this app.
Photo Colorization App
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Bernier – A Set of Vintage Typefaces

Anything vintage immediately grabs the eye and it has an old-school appealing charm to it, which is why vintage fashion keeps coming back. If you want your website too to have a touch of vintage, a typeface is a good place to start.

You don’t even need to go all out and use it as a font (with the help of the right editing app), including these for banners and headers work remarkably well too. For websites that have a high-end luxury theme, this typeface complements the theme particularly well. You also have the choice to choose from three styles – regular, shade, and distressed.

Available in two formats, .JPG and .TTF, you can get Bernier as an instant download.
Bernier Font
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10 Login Screen UI Designs for Android Lollipop

When you design an app, there are certain basic elements to take care of. And one such element is the login screen, the most-overlooked and ignored element to speak of. Designers don’t give this the consideration it deserves but a login screen is the point of contact between you and your users and paying attention to it and optimizing will only be helpful for the popularity and purpose of the app.

But fret not if you don’t have the time to work on this separately. This freebie of 10 login screen UIs will do the work for you just fine.

Choose from different options and pick the one that suits your app design and objective the best, the color combinations and design would give your app a facelift. The PSD structure is easily editable and requires basic Photoshop knowledge to get started with.

Login Screen UI Designs
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Responsive Mega Menu in CSS3 for Free

Mega Menus are kind of an important inclusion on websites now considering that a lot of e-commerce and websites displaying multiple options are springing up. A mega menu consolidates the sections in a collapsible format that makes displaying all major categories easier on the home page without portraying a disorganized front.

The freebie has multiple pre-defined color schemes so you can choose one that best matches with your website layout and colors. Factoring in extensive documentation, the mega menu is easy to customize and is compatible with all major browsers.

Responsive Mega Menu
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105 Editable Call To Action Buttons for FREE

The objective of your website is getting the CTA button clicked on, but must this really be a boring option? Just a sorry little thing begging for a click? Not anymore! Turn your CTA buttons into little reader-drawing heroes by choosing one from the list of this freebie. And with 105 completely editable options, you’d definitely be spoilt for choice.

The CTA buttons that are available in superior .PSD format are fully scalable and compatible with every website. The freebie would be a valuable addition to your resource box.

CTA Buttons
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An Amazingly Stylish Free PSD template

Running short on time and budget? Use PSD templates, these are such a great way to bolster your work without compromising on quality.

The template you get in this freebie is specifically for a university or an online training website. Titled Education, the template is a one-page design, and has a slider with thumbnail and an accordion gallery, and much more.

The multiple commercial licenses make the template legally available for both commercial and personal usage.

PSD Template
Source: Dealfuel


Hopefully you will love some of these resources and will think them worth adding to your toolbox/library.

Please share your opinions with us, and if you use any of these, leave a link in the comments section below – we’d love to see what you do with them!

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