Sponsor Love: Companies That Support Six Revisions (Feb 2011)

Mar 1 2011 by Jacob Gube | 9 Comments

It takes plenty of resources to bring you articles about design and development free of charge. Without our sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to bring you top-notch content that you can enjoy and learn from.

Thankfully, we’re able to do all of this with the help of our sponsors who support our community — companies that also create amazing products and provide excellent services to web professionals like us.

We’d like to thank our site sponsors between February 1 – February 28, 2011 and talk a little bit about what they do.

As readers, you can support Six Revisions by checking them out and seeing if they have products and services that you can take advantage of.

1. Site24x7

Site24x7

Site24x7 is an application for monitoring your website and web servers. It logs, records, and watches out for website uptime issues, website performance issues, DNS records, and much more. Site24x7 has an iPhone version so that you can keep yourself clued in to the status of your web properties even when you’re located remotely. Developers will gain access to their API for creating custom tools and apps that utilize Site24x7′s service.

2. Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Shutterstock is one of the biggest stock image sites with over 12 million royalty-free photos. They have monthly subscription plans or the option for on-demand subscriptions to their images (such as 5 high-resolution photos for $49). They have over 240,000 photographers contributing stock photos to their marketplace, and they add close to 80,000 new photos per week!

3. Top 25 Web Hosts

Top 25 Web Hosts

TopHosts.com is a complete web hosting resource, providing site owners tools and information about the hosting industry. Founded in 1997, TopHosts.com has been around for a quite a while! They provide a forum as a venue to bring people together to discuss web hosting, as well as a Top 25 Web Hosts list that highlights top-notch hosting providers in various categories (such as Best Customer Support and Best Shared Host).

4. PageLines

PageLines

PageLines is a WordPress development company geared towards catering to professionals. They just launched the PlatformPro WordPress Framework (check out the demo), which is a drag-and-drop theme framework for easily creating your own awesome themes. Check out the WordPress themes they currently have in available.

5. PSD to HTML

PSD to HTML

PSD to HTML offers Photoshop file to HTML/CSS template conversions for web designers wanting to focus on just design and have someone else deal with all the coding. Their packages are reasonably priced, starting from $149. And we all know how much of a pain making HTML email templates are. Why subject yourself to all that frustration when you can have PSD to HTML code it up for you?

6. FaceItPages

This nifty tool aimed at businesses helps you create awesome Facebook Pages. With FaceItPages, a do-it-yourself design tool, you can use custom photos, choose from a selection of their design themes, and publish your work as a Facebook Page tab. If you’d like to give them a try, they have a free Starter plan that you can sign up for.

7. FreshBooks

FreshBooks

FreshBooks is a web-based application for sending, managing, and tracking your invoices. It has a wonderful interface that makes it a cinch to produce invoices that you send to your clients. They have over 1 million users and were able to conduct $1 billion woorth of transactions in just 4 months — a testament to the excellence of the app.

8. Intervals

Intervals

Intervals aims to simplify and streamline project management by creating an all-in-one web-based solution for management duties that have traditionally required multiple apps. Intervals have plans starting at a reasonably priced $20/month and signing up and trying out the service doesn’t need a credit card, making it convenient and risk-free to give them a whirl.

9. Adobe Business Catalyst

Adobe Business Catalyst

Adobe Business Catalyst (abbreviated as BC) is complete online business platform for amazing websites and online stores. You can build powerful sites without the need to know backend code, which the platform does all for you. Check out the tour to learn more about the platform to help you evaluate if this is a great solution for your next project, and sign up for free in seconds (literally, they’ve timed it) to take the platform for a test drive.

10. TrackRecord

TrackRecord

This Mac OS X app is perfect for professionals that need to track their time. It has a user-friendly interface, tight integration with 37 Signals’ Basecamp, tracks idle times in case you need to step away from the computer and forget to turn off the time-tracking, and more. Try out TrackRecord by downloading their 14-day free trial or buy it now for $20.

11. Site5 Web Hosting

Site5 Web Hosting

Site5 is a web hosting provider catering to the needs of web designers. They have several plans starting from shared hosting at $4.95 a month to dedicated servers at $165 a month. If you are on another web host and would like to move to Site5, they offer a free website migration service handled by their expert migration admins. Only a few hosts can reconcile excellent uptime, features, and support with dirt-cheap prices — Site5 is one of them.

12. InstaLance

InstaLance

InstaLance is a freelancing network with a twist; clients can work with freelancers in real-time (they also have a video option). Freelancers get paid after the freelance session. Interested? Join InstaLance.

13. Zoho Invoice

Zoho Invoice

Zoho Invoice is a web-based invoicing application for managing payments for your projects. With Zoho Invoice, you can view reports of your expenses and revenue to keep a constant monitor of your financial health, avail of their sharing/collaborative features, and invoice in multiple currencies (which is great for web-based entrepreneurs who do business across the globe). Sign up for Zoho Invoice (it’ll only take less than 30 seconds).

14. ThemeForest

ThemeForest

ThemeForest is one of the web’s leading marketplaces for site templates and CMS themes. They offer close to 3,000 site templates and themes (starting from $1 each) for static HTML sites, HTML emails, WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and more. They also have a tumblr blog that covers topics in web design and web development.

15. Full Sail University

Full Sail University

With over 30 years of experience in delivering innovative and immersive education at their Florida campus, Full Sail University offers online degrees that continue their reputation as one of the world’s premier media arts schools. In their online Web Design & Development Bachelor’s Degree, you’ll learn the latest software and programming languages, explore design fundamentals, and produce web and mobile sites — ultimately building a digital portfolio to help propel you into the industry.

Giveaway Sponsors: February 2011

  1. ZymaGiveaway: 15 Web Hosting Plans for 2 Years at Zyma.com
  2. AceProjectGiveaway: Five 1-Year Subscriptions to AceProject
  3. StockfreshGiveaway: Royalty-Free Stock Photo Credits from Stockfresh
  4. DesignContest.comGiveaway: 5 Amazon Kindle 3G from DesignContest.com

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About the Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and also a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

9 Comments

Amith

March 2nd, 2011

It’s great news that you have got lot of royal readers as well as sponsors.

What surprise me more is how fast your website loads!

Kavya Hari

March 2nd, 2011

Hey Jacob,all these companies are doing best level and i personally like shutter stock because it has the high resolution with the reasonable cost.

Rakesh Kumar

March 2nd, 2011

Of course you have great sponsors. They tutorials and design really helps us to find out best of best. Thanks Jacob to show them.

Jacob Gube

March 2nd, 2011

Thanks everyone.

RE: the speedy load times: We use MaxCDN to serve images and big, front-end stuff to your nearest location.

Tech Crates

March 2nd, 2011

You have great sponsors…Ofcourse this is because of your blogs popularity

Brian Rowdy

March 2nd, 2011

Use most of these already, but tried InstaLance today. Gotta say it’s a good thing they list the service as beta right on the homepage. They’ve got their work cut out for them if they want that site/service to work.

Vladislavs Judins

March 3rd, 2011

How many unique visitors do you have a day or month?

Jacob Gube

March 3rd, 2011

@Brian Rowdy: They literally just launched so yes, they’re in their very early stages. I think the concept is unique though, and would be great for quick projects (like migrate my website to another web host or Write me a 500-word blog post). Both freelancer and client are connected throughout the process, and if the freelancer has a question, he/she can just shoot it over the client without having to wait for the client to respond via email (which, based on my experience, could mean days and one of the most frustrating aspects of freelance work – when it takes days for a client to respond and it stops you from moving forward, even for simple things like What do you prefer, example.com or http://www.example.com?).

@Vladislavs Judins: Millions of unique visitors per month.

Surrey

March 5th, 2011

Great sponsors. I live by shutter stock haha.

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