Our Annual Gift to You: The Best of Your Nerdy BFF 2014

Every year (well, we started last year), we look back at our best issues of the NerdWords newsletter and our most popular (and important posts). Then we compile all the essential tools and news and synthesize them for your easy-reading pleasure. Last year’s issue was really a double dose, since it included everything from 2012 and 2013. This year’s edition highlights …

Online Design and Poster Sites

I’m infatuated with drag-and-drop online and app tools that help you create posters and more without having the software. For an instant poster, try the Phoster app (iOS), which lets you add your own pictures and text to their templates for printable and shareable posters for events, ads and more. As of this writing, their templates were pretty rigid, but …

All about Stock Images

Pop Quiz: Which Cupcake Will Cost You $350? These two cupcake pictures come from royalty-free stock photo sites. One costs $350, while the other costs a mere five bucks! Can you pick out the expensive cupcake? [polldaddy survey=”F8DA7DE950CCB36F” type=”button” title=”Take the Cupcake Test Now!” style=”inline” text_color=”33A363″] I’ve been amazed at the growth of freelance stock photography and graphics sites over …