Thinking of starting your own website? Not knowing the financial implications before getting going can be daunting, and if you’re a small business with a small budget, it’s reasonable to be cautious of the hidden costs that might accumulate as you start.
Not to fear! Don’t let your budget (or lack thereof) hold you back from starting your own website today. Here are some of the best ways to cut costs while still having a fantastic, professional website.
Do you want new graphics for your website? Download our FREE Watercolour Pack today! Designed especially for you, and by popular demand, this complete pack includes free social icons, badges, dividers and more.
The festive season has arrived! As we read in the news the ‘weather might be awfully frightful’ this winter, we thought we would treat you all to some snowy, frosty goodies to give your site a festive touch for the holidays ahead. You can simply download the free graphics below that are already sized for ease.
Save time and money designing your marketing content with 10 of our favourite FREE online resources. Creating content for your site and design needs can be tricky - but fear not, these tools for editing images will help you create beautiful content for your site and social media promotions! Read on for our top 10 and get creating today.
Beautiful design is no longer for just the Graphic Designers. There are many free and cheap online resources out there, making it a breeze to create professional graphics and a strong brand identity yourself! Take the time and cost out of designing those lovely logos, websites and generally be inspired to make your own with some of our favourites.
Using professional images can really make your website stand out, but finding good stock photos for free can be time consuming and costly. Many businesses use stock images for lots of different purposes from advertising, print, blogs, graphics, websites and much more and we’ve put together some great resources where you can find professional images for free.
All of the resources we’ve included provide photos and imagery which fall under the Creative Commons Zero license or similar. CCZ is something that you should look out for when selecting images, it means that you can use the images for personal or commercial purposes and modify them to your requirements. You also don’t need to reference the photographer or the site you found it on but they probably would not mind if you do!
So lets run you through our top five...
Whatever the season, showing your site is regularly updated builds trust in your business. Expressing a rom
Grab the icons you need for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, GooglePlus, Instagram, Youtube and a very special Create one below and add them to your website.
It's easy to customise your own buttons for your online shop and these sets of graphics can contribute to a vibrant experience for your website visitors.
There are eight sets of buttons. First up are these buttons with rounded corners that will help your customers navigate your site with ease.
The post-Christmas period is very popular for promotional sales, as everyone's looking for a bargain to spend their Christmas money on! To help you sell and share your wares this month, we've got a large banner for you to use on your website when holding a New Year (or January) Sale!
Yes, we know it's early but we just couldn't wait! Our designers have created a host of snowy, jingly and festive wallpapers, shop buttons and sale banners for you to use on your website this Christmas.
The 12th day has passed so the discounts, freebies and competition have now ended. Thanks to everyone who got involved and entered the competition!
Next week sees the start of 'Create's 12 Days of Christmas', a special campaign in which everyone who visits our dedicated web page will be able to download something fab to help their their online business, grab an amazing discount from a Create online shop and enter a huge competition to win a hamper of Christmas goodies and an online shop for a year!
Here's a roundup of the types of free graphics we regularly offer Create members, including classy wallpapers, stylish link badges, enticing shop buttons and attention-grabbing sales banners!
If you liked the shop buttons we offered up last week you'll be a fan of these stylish yet familiar 'sale' stickers (or banners). Add these to your discounted items when you hold a shop sale to give some pizzazz to your offers!
We've designed three sets in different colours and fonts, and added them here in .png file format so they all have a transparent background, meaning that you should be able to find one that fits with the style of your website.
We're all guilty of being suckers for attractive images. After all, that's how design works! Create is giving away loads of great graphics, all designed in-house by the Create elves, to attract sales to your online shop.
Here's a set of colourful buttons to add to your website and entice visitors to your checkout!
Just click one of the links in the below list to open the wallpaper tile in a new browser window. Then just save the image to your computer and upload it as a custom wallpaper.
Below you'll find four images you can add to your Create website and link to your web pages. To use them, first you'll need to save them: just right-click on a badge image, and select 'Save Image' to save it to your computer. (Or if you want to save yourself a few clicks, just drag them to your desktop, one by one.)
These images are in .png file format, so they all have a transparent background, meaning that they'll fit nicely into your website.
Easter's rolling its way down a nearby hill and with time off on the horizon you could find yourself with more customers than usual. To bring even more visitors in, make sure your website comes wrapped in a gorgeous Easter bow.
Show your customers some love on Valentine's Day by brightening up your site with these specially-designed banners and wallpapers.
How about some professional, snazzy and FREE social Icons for you website?
It's easy to add any of these icons to your Create website. Simply copy the code from below and paste it into an HTML Fragment, then add the HTML Fragment where you would like the icon to appear on your website.