Articles by Vitaly Friedman

Design

CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

June 1st, 2011
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CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

As designers and developers we tend to always be on the look out for awesome resources to add to our virtual toolboxes. With the web design landscape moving in the direction of CSS3 and HTML5 we thought that we would help our readers find a few choice tools to start building up their toolboxes.

Tutorials

35 Fantastic Photo Retouching Tutorials

October 19th, 2010
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35 Fantastic Photo Retouching Tutorials

Whether you want a glow effect on the bride’s face in her wedding photographs, or want to make an ordinary face more attractive by removing her blemishes or wrinkles, Photoshop is a widely used tool for photo retouching. Photoshop is known as best remedy for giving a fresh look to an old or dull photograph. Today we present some nice tutorials which will take...

Essentials

50 Free CSS/(X)HTML Templates

October 18th, 2010
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50 Free CSS/(X)HTML Templates

Design templates help build an identity for any particular website. Since the techniques are changing very rapidly within the industry, one must be updated all the time. Many designers download the pre-built CSS templates to explore more. At many stages, designers seek help in the form of inspiration that would help them get...

Development

All About jQuery: Plugins, Tutorials and Resources

October 15th, 2010
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All About jQuery: Plugins, Tutorials and Resources

In this post, we are presenting a bunch of exciting and awesome jQuery plugins for your use. As we all know very well that jQuery is the most famous Javascript framework available out there which comes with many amazing features and is quite easy to be used. You can use these plugins to add beautiful effects and functionality in your next project. These plugins...

Design

What One Thing About Web Design Would You Change Today?

October 14th, 2010
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What One Thing About Web Design Would You Change Today?

As Web designers and developers, much of our time is spent carving out little corners for ourselves: setting up stops along the information superhighway, creating hangouts to populate the virtual landscape. We shape areas of the Web as we choose to or as our clients command—like Neo altering the Matrix. Unlike Neo, though, we have rules to follow, standards to meet. Web development and...

Inspiration

100 Useful Free Textures

September 30th, 2010
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100 Useful Free Textures

In Web design, texture is one of those elements that are widely used by designers, yet often hardly noticed by users. We don’t see them is because they usually remain in the background and supporting the overall design. Used primarily for background images, they need to fit to the overall design making the content easier to perceive. Textures are not necessarily used in fashion-related...

Infographics

Creative Examples Of Infographics

September 29th, 2010
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Creative Examples Of Infographics

Today we have an exciting and enticing post which covers handy and innovative infographics. Infographics is basically derived from two words: ‘information’ and ‘graphics’, and it stands for the graphical representation of data and information. Data visualization techniques have been often used in modern maps to incorporate variety of information, for instance for network designs, destination points, and local landmarks. Let’s take a look...

Tutorials

5 Free Animated Slideshows

September 23rd, 2010
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5 Free Animated Slideshows

By Melinda Rainsberger We’re all guilty of using the Ken Burns effect at some point. Multi-photo slide shows are difficult and unwieldy. Some programs come with presets for image slideshows, some just make it very easy to apply a standard piece of animation to many images. Carousels, image sliders, fade/zoom transitions, falling images, flash photography, and 3D space slideshows are just some of the...

Design

35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010

September 14th, 2010
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35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool to help designers produce high quality digital drawings. Once you created a sketch on paper or your tablet, you can use Illustrator’s tools to turn sketches in a vivid, beautiful illustrations. In this post we present some fresh tutorials for mastering your drawing skills in illustrator.

Business Online

Calculating the Return On Investment (ROI) on Marketing Your Design Skills

September 13th, 2010
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Calculating the Return On Investment (ROI) on Marketing Your Design Skills

By Thursday Bram If you want to make a living as a web designer, there’s no option but to market your services. As much as you might hope clients will drop out of the sky, you have to take the steps necessary to make sure that those prospective clients know that you can help them and can easily find you. But the options for...