Category: Naper Design News

Free Vector Creation Software and Programing

Last night, Brett posted his top 5 Fractal creation scripts.  I thought that today would be a good day to post a list of our favorite free software for vector creation.  This list is being written in a coffee shop, and as such, I am not going to peg myself with an exact number in a list that who knows if I can successfully accomplish.  The only qualifier for this list is that we will not b…

Top 5 Open Source Software For Fractals

At Naper Design, we have a special place in our hearts for Fractals.  They are by the far the most intriguing and mesmerizing pieces of digital work(opinion of both Brett and Christian).  In keeping with most designers, we are going to share a top 5 of Fractal producing software that we have personally tested.   Here are the Criteria:

Must be Open Source (Free, because we are indeed…

August-September Newsletter

Free Marketing Tips Offered Within Our Blog
For the past several months, we have been decisively studying a new wave of marketing methods.  We want to share this knowledge with everyone who wants to learn how to upgrade and manage the organic SEO of your own site.  These methods are usually free and require little more than an hour a day to improve the quantity and  quality of visitors to…

Best Web Design Venue

Our favorite place to work tends to be coffee shops and delicatessens.  In all of the chaos and varying conversations, we can get lost in the work at hand.   One particular place that we’ve come to enjoy more than most is the Atlanta Bread Company in Warrenville, Illinois.   Since this franchise is family run, the atmosphere is not only welcoming, but quite inclusive and friendly.  T…

Officially A Business

While it may be small potatoes to some, Naper Design is now an officially recognized business in the eyes of the IRS.   We filed for and received our EIN today and will be submitting our Articles of Incorporation within the next month.  The new customers we have been receiving and the welcomed response to our product and work ethic have ensured that we are a business that will stand t…

New Website Builder at Intuit

For years now, Intuit has been a shining star to many small businesses because of its highly acclaimed TurboTax, Quicken, and Quick-Books software.  I myself have been an avid user of their small business tools and have enjoyed the time it saves with handling budgets, bills and payrolls.
Recently, Intuit began a major push for their new website building software and I thought I’d give it a…

Why Being A Freelance Designer Is Risky

Here is another re-posting from an author at webdesignmo.com . I felt it would be nice to show more work from fellow designers and their thoughts.
Please enjoy this posting and a link to its author will be placed at the base.hidden links

Why Being A Freelance Designer Is Risky: 7 Business Strategies To Help You Succeed

One of the biggest problems with being a freelance designer is…

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