Freelance Startup Guide out now!

Just a quick note to let you know my new eBook, the Freelance Startup Guide, was released today. After 15+ years of working as a freelancer, I decided to write a book about my experiences. The guide is everything you need to know to start and grow your own freelance business.

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What will I learn?

The eBook is packed with valuable content, some of the key things you’ll learn include: How to start a freelance business, providing great customer service, how many clients you need and how to get them, learn to close the deal and write a proposal, how to price your services and increase your rates over time, personal branding, growth hacking for freelancers, networking & speaking, how to get started with passive income, and much more.

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Theme & Template Sale, Save 80%

I just wanted to post a quick note to let you know I’m currently running a sale on themes and templates over at For a limited time you can pick up 8 Cardeo themes & templates for $19 or 80% off the regular price. Here’s a list of what’s included in the bundle:

That’s $100 of themes and templates on sale for only $19. If you have any questions about the bundle, please leave a comment below. Otherwise head over to and pick up the bundle while you can.

Casino Template Ideas

A good template allows people to easily navigate a site’s services. This is very crucial for an industry as hectic as the online casino industry. With hundreds of online providers to choose from, casino templates need to be very user-friendly or else people will not give them a second look.

Online casinos have been around for quite some time, but it is still a very lucrative business. An analysis by Techaddiction, showed that the revenue garnered by online casino sites in 2010 alone was estimated at $29.3 billion. Conversely, information revealed by the American Gaming Association states that electronic gaming machines from casinos generate at least 62% of a casino’s yearly revenue.

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InDesign Templates Updated to Creative Cloud

I finished upgrading all my InDesign templates on to support Creative Cloud 2014. Each template also includes an .idml file which will work for CS4 and above. If you’ve been waiting for an updated version of one of my files, they are now available. Here’s the links:

Swiss Minimal Presentation

Minimal eBook

Simple eBook

Minimal Book

Identity Standards Guide

Mini Book

Minimal Magazine

Griswald Bootstrap Theme Available Now

About a week or so ago I released my latest Bootstrap theme called Griswald. Griswald is a minimal portfolio theme designed for artists. It’s also perfectly suitable for someone looking for a minimal portfolio theme of any subject matter.

Griswald Bootstrap 3 Theme

Griswald Bootstrap 3 Theme

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CardeoPress WordPress theme

I just released a new WordPress theme called CardeoPress. It’s a barebones, starter theme that includes Bootstrap integration. CardeoPress is for users that want to get a simple blog up and running. It includes Bootstrap for quickly spinning up layouts and layering on your own look and feel.Check out a demo of the theme at or download the theme for free from Github.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bootstrap theming, you should check out my book Mastering Bootstrap, which is the complete guide to theming Bootstrap. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter.

New Theme Griswald Coming Soon

I put the finishing touches on a new Bootstrap theme last night called Griswald. It’s a minimal artist portfolio theme. If you’d like to get a sneak-peek of the theme, I posted a couple shots on my dribbble account. The theme will likely be released around mid-July. I’m also working on a second new theme but I don’t have a preview for it at this point. The blog has been quiet of late because I’ve been busy on a number of projects. Expect some additional new themes and products in the near future.

Mastering Bootstrap is Complete!

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been working on an eBook called Mastering Bootstrap. The book is guide to creating and sell premium Bootstrap themes. I’m happy to announce that eBook is complete and will be released on July 8th. Currently I’m busy completing the premium files for the complete eBook package. I’m also working on some special promos with a few theme marketplaces. If you’re interested in learning more, gaining access to the launch discount, or to be notified when the book is available, you should sign up for the newsletter on the Mastering Bootstrap landing page.

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Mastering Bootstrap Sample Chapter Available Now

For the past little while I’ve been working on a new eBook about theming Twitter Bootstrap called Mastering Bootstrap. The book is well past the half way mark and I decided to release some sample content the other day.

The sample chapter features advanced techniques for using LESS to speed up and improve your themes. Please take a read and if you have any feedback, I’d love to see it in the comments of this post.

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CSS3 Handbook Launches

Today I released my first eBook which is called the CSS3 Handbook. It’s an introduction to CSS3, with everything you need to know to get started today. The eBook is setup here on, or you can view the full landing page over at

The eBook is available in a Complete Package which includes the source HTML & CSS files, along with the eBook. There is also a Basic Package that only includes the eBook in .PDF format.

If you’d like to try before you buy, there are 2 sample chapters available for download from the landing page. I’d love to hear any feedback you have on the book in the comments.

Creating a Long-Shadow Icon with CSS3

I recently published a new post at explaining how to Create a long-shadow icon with CSS3. If subscribe to the newsletter, you would’ve also received a promo code to pre-order the premium version of my first eBook, the CSS3 Handbook, for 50% off. I’ll be resending the promo code closer to launch, so please sign up if you’d like to take advantage of the special offer.

CSS3 Handbook Sample Chapter

The above blog post is a great sample of what you can expect from the eBook when it is released. However, there is also a sample chapter available from the eBook on using @font-face available now at my website. Below is the final chapter list for the eBook:

  1. Introduction
  2. Round Corners
  3. Opacity
  4. Text Stroke
  5. Text Shadow
  6. Box Shadow
  7. @font-face
  8. Transitions
  9. Animations
  10. Gradients
  11. Columns
  12. Pseudo Classes
  13. Transforms
  14. Box Sizing
  15. Additional Resources

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