Google just astounded the design world!



The online superpower of Google has just dropped a huge new project in the laps of businesses who need a web presence and web designers alike.

Introducing... Material Design Lite.



It's a method of building websites with minimal code and modern design. MDL looks like a great way a start a blog, a text-heavy or article-based website, and more.

Who knows where Google will send us next?

— Read more on Medium.com

Design School: Important or Not?

Become a graphic designer without going to school


A good design school will absolutely get you on the right track to becoming a talented, qualified professional. However, it's simply not in the cards for everyone. Fortunately, you can still fulfill your dream of becoming a designer without a formal education, as long as you have the drive and dedication to pull it off...

People who frequent YouTube will probably remember Karen Cheng as the girl who taught herself how to dance in just 365 days. The video she made out of the entire experience was truly inspiring, causing it to go viral online.

But for those in the field of design, Karen Cheng is the former Lead Designer at Exec. And yes, she never went to design school. In a recent Quora post, she shared her story.

“I didn’t have four years and $100,000 to go to design school,” she says. Did this stop her from becoming a designer? No, it didn’t. And to add an even bigger load of surprises, she admits that she has no discipline.


— Continue reading on CreativeMarket.com

Tracking your business expenses for long-term success

Tracking Your Business Expenses


No matter what kind of business you run, it’s important to have an accurate understanding of your shop’s financial health. Keeping track of your expenses helps you make more informed decisions — and helps you avoid surprises like an unexpectedly large tax bill or unnecessary debt.

Whether you use accounting software or more old school methods, knowing how much money is coming in and going out is the first step toward better bookkeeping. Read on for tips for managing the financial side of your business and a free tool you can use to track your expenses....


— Continue reading on Etsy.com

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