If you’re a freelancer and a homeowner, you’ll have big decisions to make as you get older; most notably, whether or not to sell your family home and downsize. This is a practical decision that brings many benefits – a number of which are financial, such as the reduced cost of living and equity release. It is no surprise then that more than two million over 55s plan to downsize in the hope of raising extra cash for their retirement but with the emotional connections you’re likely to have to a property, deciding if this option is right for you can be difficult.
Oscar Wilde said we look at nature too much, and live with it too little. In this day and age with more and more technological advancements and more and more people getting glued to their digital screens, Wilde’s statement is truer than ever. Deep philosophies aside, here I have prepared a list of 20 nature based vectors which you can use in your designs and help remind people to care about Mother Nature.
I have a friend who’s seriously thinking about moving. Nothing unusual so far, it’s just that he wants to move to the other side of the world. Literally. He wants to relocate from Dundee, Scotland, to “anywhere” (at the moment) Australia. Or New Zealand. He’s very serious about this. Initially, “more sun” was the main incentive. However, as reality crept in, the list of pros and cons got longer. But I’m not going into the usual ‘taxes-jobs-insurances-family -friends-melancholia-euphoria-
I came across a useful post the other day (you can read here), which was informative and eye opening about something we designers don’t often consider when creating a new site – and that is the speed the site loads. It’s an easy assumption to make that because broadband and crazy fast fibre is everywhere these days is that all sites will load quickly regardless. However this post points out that is in fact not the case and that the overall speed of your visitor’s internet connection doesn’t actually help too much.
After waking in the morning most of us head straight to the bathroom. When we come home from work we often like to relax with a shower. The bathroom is one of the most commonly used rooms in the house, and its design should reflect this with a calm and relaxing décor. Having a beautiful bathroom design can also make your guests feel welcome, and should portray strong interior decoration features to reflect who you are as a person.
Four years after WordPress released a wide range of FIFA World Cup 2010 themes, it’s that time again. As June 12 steadily approaches, bloggers around the world will be looking for ways to make their World Cup pages stand out, and there are a few ways that webmasters can create a blog that is both aesthetically relevant and interactive, from themes to widgets.
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