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Being a designer has its share of incentives too.
Many web hosting companies, software resellers and internet companies offer discounts, deals and even cool freebies to discerning web designers. There are several deals at the moment for people who are interested in web designing and related activities.
CSS-Tricks has a number of deals for designers. They have listed quite a lot of deals that could catch anybody’s attention, and some of them are a steal:
Remember: To get these deals, you must go to http://css-tricks.com/deals/ and then follow the link. You may not get any discount, if you go directly.
On MightyDeals.com, you could sign up and receive a number of deals right in your email.
At the moment, they offer a 50% discount on Aurora 3D Animation Maker. At just $35, this cool tool is a great help when it comes to designing feature and graphics rich websites for clients. The tool comes with more than 3000 symbols and one could import SVG files. With 60 plus professional project templates and more than 80 object styles, no web designer would ever feel lost when he or she is trying to design professional websites.
In fact, it is pretty simple to create animated videos, Flash SWF, animated GIF or just as a sequence of images. All that you would need to do is download and install Aurora 3D Animation Maker. It hardly takes a few minutes. The software comes with special features such as capability to emulate smoke, fireworks and even emptiness of space! The software requires Mac OS 10.6 or later or Windows XP/Vista/7.
Inspired Mag Deals
InspiredMag is yet another place where you can land up in many deals!
Some of the cooler deals that we thought were superb include the 300 PICAS vector Icons, which cost $50, but with a heavy discount, one could get it for just $15. These are royalty free vector icons that are specially designed for web, mobile and GUI interfaces.
If you thought market research was a tough job, you could go ahead and buy AYTM’s new tool for market research. It comes with tools to write surveys and mail them to your target audience. Responses are delivered within a few hours and you would even get clear description of your data. At $89, it is a real steal.
Designer Daily Deals
Similarly, Designer Daily has deals that are offered everyday for web designers.
Design Delight Offers
DesignDelight offers discounts and deals too and one of the interesting deal is that of PSD to HTML conversion tool, which costs only $68 after discount. It is pretty clear that these days most people prefer HTML based websites, than heavy PSD files. This tool could prove to be a lifesaver.
With deals becoming increasingly popular, and with the high prevalence of social media to market these deals, it is now well accepted in the web design community as well. Also, since most of the products required by designers are info-products, i.e. things that can be replicated without extra cost, discounts can be steep. Hence, this segment is going to stay – even if the popular deal sites offering discounts on food, health and travel struggles!
So, keep hunting – and may be share some of the current deals with readers of this blog.