Articles by Dirk Metzmacher

Design

Web Design Takeaway: 40 CSS Buttons, Tutorials and Code Snippets

February 19th, 2015
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Web Design Takeaway: 40 CSS Buttons, Tutorials and Code Snippets

Pure CSS buttons and menus do not need graphics anymore but create themselves from the beauty of the written code. Generating this can be difficult in regard to broad browser compatibility. Thankfully, there are tutorials, ready-made code snippets, and numerous examples to choose from. And it gets even better, as we present you the best examples in this article. What you don’t get in...

Design

Make a Dent: 40 of the Best Cinema 4D Tutorials

October 14th, 2014
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Make a Dent: 40 of the Best Cinema 4D Tutorials

If you are a 3D artist you are surely aware of the fact that Cinema 4D is a powerful, almost almighty tool. Combine it with Photoshop and you’ll get even more super powers. From creating 3D models to adding textures and animating the result – there is not much we cannot do. In this article we have collected 40 of the best tutorials to...

Essentials

Cutting-edge: 40 Free Futuristic Fonts of Today

September 4th, 2014
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Cutting-edge: 40 Free Futuristic Fonts of Today

Today we have a stack of 40 fonts for you. And although these fonts all look like they will be created sometime in the future, they are actually available in the world of today. Most of the fonts are equipped with special characters from several languages. More than half of all the fonts are suitable for commercial use right away. Concerning the other half,...

Design

Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

August 25th, 2014
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Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

A button is a small, but very important design element. Besides providing the overall functionality of any given website, buttons are often meant to spread a call to action. Equipped with this crucial task, buttons need to be visible and self-explanatory, no matter what. We have curated 40 of the best button tutorials the world-wide web has to offer to help your buttons achieve...

Design

Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

August 21st, 2014
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Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

Logo design is an art the average designer does not need to perform too often. Yet, every once in a while, even the designer around the corner will be asked to create one. Chances are, this will be giving him/her some sort of a hard time. Inspiration will be needed. In the following article we will deliver just that. But we will go further,...

Photography

Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop

August 20th, 2014
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Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop

Product photography is not your ordinary kind of photography. Product photography follows its own rules and has its own techniques to be learned. If you want to publish perfect and successful photos to your online shop, website or services such as eBay or Amazon, there’s quite a bit of know-how to gather. We dug up 44 of the best tutorials on the matter that...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

August 13th, 2014
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WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

WordPress is the most widely used blogging engine and CMS worldwide. As an admin of one or more such sites, you will want to keep a close focus at three critical topical areas: Performance, Security and SEO. We did some research to present you the 40 best tutorials that will give you a thorough and solid knowledge about each of these important areas. That’s...

Tutorials

Action-packed: 40 After Effects Tutorials for Beginners and Pros

August 11th, 2014
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Action-packed: 40 After Effects Tutorials for Beginners and Pros

After Effects, Adobe’s tool for Hollywood-esque special effects, comes with that familiar Photoshop look, but is supercharged with a timeline and animation capabilities. Even 3D objects can be imported. All in all this gives us enough options to create stunning composings for movies and TV. Delve right in with these 40 After Effects tutorials for video editors and effects specialists. Even as a pro...

Business Online

It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

August 6th, 2014
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It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

Free SEO tools are a great way to get closer to that number one position without paying too much upfront. Dirty little secrets: even the average SEO specialist uses free tools, so why shouldn’t you? We have researched the following big list of free SEO tools anyone should at least know about. Even if you may have used one or two from the list...

Essentials

Vintage Style: 40 Free Retro Fonts Not Only for Hipsters

July 21st, 2014
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Vintage Style: 40 Free Retro Fonts Not Only for Hipsters

Hipster supercharged the already running Vintage trend. Thanks to that we have a plethora of note-worthy, production-usable retro fonts at hand. About half of those we are going to show you today allow commercial use, the other half is for private use only. The information is given right alongside each item of the following article. We hope you enjoy our little collection of 40...