Resources

WordPress

All websites built here at Rose and Pixel are through WordPress, the most popular content management system in the world. WordPress gives complete freedom when it comes to building websites from blogging to selling to lead capturing, so your business is sure to stand out online. And did I mention the platform is completely FREE?

Bluehost*

It’s completely up to you on where to purchase your  hosting, but I always recommend Siteground* as it is recommended by WordPress. They have an extremely user-friendly interface and and give a free SSL certificate with hosting! They have amazing support for WordPress and some of the lowest prices I’ve ever come across.

Check out Siteground WordPress hosting here.

Elementor*

Elementor is one of the most powerful and user friendly WordPress plugins out there when it comes to design. It makes quick customizations a breeze so you can update colors, add new images, or change the layout so your site never goes out of style!

Check out Elementor here*.

Brackets

Brackets is hands down the best coding software I’ve ever used and I use it to develop every single website. Many times when in the web development process, I’ll have no less than 5 different files open at a time that all have hundreds of lines of code. It makes staying organized soooo easy and also speeds up development tremendously. I seriously couldn’t live without it!

Download Brackets here.

Adobe Photoshop

I used Adobe Photoshop to edit and crop all images used in designing websites. I also create all social media graphics in Photoshop too!

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the program of all programs when it comes to creating logos. I use it to create vector-based images perfecting for resizing so your logos look crisp and beautiful no matter what platform or media you’re using them on!

Adobe XD

Adobe XD and I are partners in crime when it comes to creating beautiful websites. It’s used to create website mockup graphics, and every website project I design is born in XD before ever touching code. This makes the development process go 1000 times quicker!

Crello

Don’t have Photoshop and want a free alternative? Crello is there to help! Crello is a design tool for creating quick, simple social graphics. They have huge library of images to get you started, and you can even upload your own fonts and save graphics as templates to use in the future. View Crello here.

MeyerWeb Color Blender

Sometimes I need to find the exact middle (or midpoints) of two colors when creating a color palette, and color blender is my go-to tool for evenly balancing colors. Check it out here.

Google Fonts

Ahh, good ole Google Fonts. I don’t know where I’d be without it. Google Fonts is a huge library or beautiful commercial-free fonts used for both graphics and websites. From sans serif to display, if you’re in need of a free font, check Google Fonts first.

WhatFont

Have you ever been to a website and really liked a font you saw? WhatFont is a Google Chrome extension that simply lets you click the font and tells you the exact font details from the name, the weight, the color, and where to find it.

Wordmark.it

Type in a single word or phrase and Wordmark.it helps you compare font styles by displaying all the fonts on your computer.

ColorPick Eyedropper for Chrome

Just like WhatFont, ColorPick helps find an exact HEX color code on any web page via the Google Chrome extension.

Camera

All of my blog photos are taken by me with my trusty Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

Camera Accessories

Favorite SD Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 64gb 95mb/s Class 10 Favorite Remote: Canon Wireless Remote

Favorite Lenses

Canon 24mm 2.8 used for wider angle shots and indoor shots with low lighting. This is the lens I always travel with as it works great in situations from low light to bright light and is super compact. Canon 50mm 1.8 (known as the “nifty fifty”) used for most blog photos for a beautiful blurry background. This is a great portrait lens and works best when you have an ample amount of space to work with between the camera and the subject of your photo.

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Featured Posts

Here are a few posts discussing some of my favorite resources mentioned above and the best ways to implement them!