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Author Topic: Cheap Artwork for Web Sites and Software  (Read 1829 times)

Renegade

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Cheap Artwork for Web Sites and Software
« on: April 10, 2011, 12:40:54 AM »
When I was doing the Super Simple site, I bought a lot of artwork from Vector Stock.

They're very cheap, with the same artwork being 10x as much elsewhere.

I've written it up here:

Purchasing Artwork for Commercial Use Cheaply

Hopefully that will be helpful for some people in their next web or software project.
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Re: Cheap Artwork for Web Sites and Software
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 08:15:52 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, Renegade.

Quote from: Renegade/Ryan on Cynic.me
Now, if I can be forgiven for being so bold, the design at the Super Simple web site is pretty good. The artwork is clean and well presented. Could it be better? Sure. Is it going to win any design contests? No. Is it well presented and attractive? Absolutely. And I did everything there… kind of…

You are right, (the design of) the site is good. :Thmbsup: It's also very funny.
One small suggestion on the design though: make it clearer that the search box is an search box. Now the design is the same as the bar next to it, which is confusing.

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Re: Cheap Artwork for Web Sites and Software
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 10:04:59 AM »
Thanks! :)

Like I said, it could use some improvements. I've committed to following a certain path for the site though, and structural tweaks are a ways off. But... I don't know if I'll be able to stop myself from fixing it now that you've mentioned it... Hahaha~! :)
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Re: Cheap Artwork for Web Sites and Software
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 02:10:41 AM »
I've written it up here:

Purchasing Artwork for Commercial Use Cheaply

Interesting writeup, thanks. Are you typically allowed to modify bought stock images?

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Re: Cheap Artwork for Web Sites and Software
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 02:15:58 AM »
I've written it up here:

Purchasing Artwork for Commercial Use Cheaply

Interesting writeup, thanks. Are you typically allowed to modify bought stock images?

Yes. In fact, it's expected that you will.
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