Your ecommerce site is a great tool for selling your products and services online. If your business is growing there are chances that others might want to make a copy of your website or some of its features to cash in on the popularity. There is also the added risk of your online store being accused of unauthorized use of other people’s intellectual assets. The perfect solution for this is to get a trademark. In the United States you can easily get a trademark for products and servicemark for services. Before we learn about the process of ecommerce trademarking let us understand a few basic things about the trademark.
What is Trademark?
A trademark is a recognizable sign that can include a word, name, symbol, or design, or combination of any or all these items that is intended to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others. It indicates the source of the goods. Similarly servicemark differentiates between services provided by two different businesses. Most ecommerce sites try and register a servicemark whereby they can protect their logos, taglines and slogans along with the brand name.
When we are talking about trademarks and servicemark we need to understand that they are of two distinct types – registered trademark or unregistered trademark. Let us take a look at each of these in detail.
Today we have a set of 4 textures that were created by staining paper with watercolors. The result is a unique set of textures that can be used for creating backgrounds and giving soft watercolor textures to elements within your own work.
One important part of blogging or running an online business involves getting visitors to notice your most important items or content. Using a notification bar at the top of the site is a great way to draw the visitors’ attention to something specific. It could be an announcement for a new product, an important customer service announcement, a link to a popular blog post, a call-to-action for subscriptions or opt-ins, or any number of things.
Notification bars are often used by bloggers as an alternative to using a popup, which can be more intrusive to visitors than a notification bar. For example, on this blog we’re currently using a notification bar to promote our free e-book that is a bonus for anyone who signs up for our email newsletter. Notification bars can be highly effective, and WordPress users have a number of different options for setting up their own notification bar.
Creating web forms can be one of the most time consuming and sometimes frustrating parts of creating a website. It becomes especially challenging when you need an advanced form that involves things like conditional logic, multi-page forms, support for file uploads or attachments, and payment integration. Fortunately, there are a number of tools, resources, and apps that are available to make the process much less time consuming.
In this post we’ll take a look at several options for creating web forms, both basic and advanced, quickly and easily.
Color choices can sometimes be one of the most difficult parts of a web design project, and the color scheme will have a huge impact on the overall look of the finished product. While most websites tend to use safe colors, some projects call for a more bold approach and the use of some bright and vibrant colors.
In this post we’ll showcase a collection of 25 bright websites to serve as inspiration. Hopefully these examples can provide the inspiration that you need when looking for a way to use bright and vibrant colors in an effective manner.
Welcome to the first post of the new series called “Photo Manipulation Inspiration of the Month“, and we are delighted to present to you, a list of 20 carefully selected photo manipulations, and other artworks every month on the Vandelay Design Blog. Starting from this post, you will be able to see a photo inspiration article every month based on different types of photo manipulations.
So, without wasting anymore time, let’s start scrolling and enjoy these awesome photo manipulations, which you might not have seen before,
Today we have a free set of 4 metal textures that is available for download. The set includes a variety of different types of metal textures, and they can be used in your own personal and commercial design projects.
Web design is an eclectic industry with a wide range of creative professionals with all sorts of backgrounds. Some of them are very artistic backgrounds. This is evident by the number of design elements that fill the web and that are in use which are rooted in other arts. Elements that are meant to replicate those artistic mediums and transfer them into the digital realm.
Today we are looking at a showcase of web designs that have all included some watercolor effects with inspiring effectiveness. Below we have taken some screencaps and included some of the ways these fantastic designers have brought this ‘mixed media’ feel to their designs and the web audiences interacting with them.
Watercolor Effects in Web Design
Fabien Barral’s site uses a slight stained watercolor texture in the background is subtly employed to add a bit of richness to the header. The arrows also carry a light bit of watercolor texturing, allowing them to stand out a bit more. With the site layout being so clean and sharp, the watercolor effects add a nice bit of balance here.
March was another big month in terms of new WordPress. There were a lot of great themes released during the month, both free and premium themes. Even if you are an avid WordPress user I’m it’s difficult to stay on top of all the latest theme releases, so this post will showcase 55 new themes. Hopefully it will help you to find the right theme for a current or upcoming project.
Available at: ThemeFuse
You spend a massive proportion of your life there, so it goes without saying that where you work really matters. Gone are the days when offices had to be beige and grey boxes where workers were kept captive from nine to five. Modern offices can be playful, cool, stylish and – dare we even say it – fun. That’s right, fun. At work of all places.
So, if your workstation is currently a mess of papers, sandwich packets and unwatered plants this post is for you. Or perhaps you’re seeking some inspiration to help set up the perfect home office. Whatever your motivation, this collection of beautiful and exciting work spaces should get your creativity flowing. So put down that bog-standard office-supplies catalog and start getting inventive with your work space – here’s how you do it.