Comrade’s Superb Web Resources
At Comrade Chicago web design agency, we work as a team. But, that doesn’t mean we all use the same resources. Each member of Comrade utilizes his or her own tools to better perform their jobs. We are sharing these resources with you. Check out the links below.
Norman – SR. Web designer
Dribbble is an online community where designers share their work, process, and current projects in order to receive feedback, promote themselves, discover concepts and get inspired by other designers.
“In addition to using it for inspiration, Dribbble allows me to see the latest design trends and it gives me a bit of a push to create better, more creative work every day.”
Reed – Sr. Acct. exec.
Brand New is a division of UnderConsideration. The site is used to chronicle and provide opinions on corporate and brand identity work. The site’s creators, as well as the member’s community comment on the redesigns and new designs of well-known products, companies, and organizations.
“I really enjoy learning how companies and organizations position themselves in their competitive marketplaces; and why they chose a particular direction. It’s fun (and interactive) to read what creative people think about the branding decisions that have been made.”
Jey – Project Mngr.
Webydo provides up-to date news and insights regarding professional, responsive web design trends and techniques.
“The Wedydo blog is very good at tearing apart processes and applying new ideas to replace them. Their staff writers approach every article with a real-world, hands-on approach. I highly recommend taking a look at this site.”
Juila – jr. graphic designer
For those who are not already familiar, Pinterest is a site that allows you to collect or “pin” things online. Once you set up an account, Pinterest saves your pins on different boards, for easy access – by you – and your friends – any time you like!
“I can pin designs I find interesting and keep them all in one place. That way, when I feel stuck on a project, I can look through the designs quickly and get re-inspired.”
Jon – Account Mngr.
Coggle is a free online tool for creating and sharing mindmaps. Whether you’re taking notes, brainstorming, planning, or working on something creative, this tool makes it super simple to visualize your ideas.
“This tool allows me the ability to visualize the entire life of a project and what it takes to get to the final product. Coggle also helps me show our clients what to expect during the creation process of their projects.”
Madeline – Copywriter
Grammarly instantly checks your writing for 250 types of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes commonly overlooked by Microsoft Word’s “Spelling and Grammar” tool.
“Grammarly not only gives me a break from staring at Word documents all day, it also allows me to write freely without worrying about a missing comma or improper tense. When I can dump all my thoughts down on the screen, it marks all of my mistakes for me so I can quickly go back to my work and make the necessary adjustments.”
Stan – Co-Founder & Marketing Dir.
The planet’s largest Link Index database, Majestic, shows how all the websites on the Internet link to each other.
“This website is essentially a SaaS (Software as a Service), acting as a program that lets me see how our client’s SEO compares to their competitors over time and I use the Site Explorer tool to help the client visualize their site’s strength.”