DESIGN

  • Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

    business card

    Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there’s no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design that is nothing special.



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  • KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

    Simple Blog Design

    As a member of the design community you have probably heard the expression ‘KISS’ before. For those of you who haven’t, it stands for ‘Keep it Simple Stupid’. It’s an established design rule that you should not over-complicate your layouts, but rather focus on the core aims for your page. The trouble is that designing a simple web layout is notoriously difficult. Despite containing less data and less graphics, a successful minimal web design is actually very difficult to produce. There is no hiding behind flashy graphics or other such distractions. Every detail must be just right, and it is these details that can make or break a simple web design. In this article we’ll show you how minimal minimal can be and how beautiful it can get…



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  • Metro UI CSS: You can have a tiled website too

    Microsoft’s new UI, once known by the name of Metro, has caused quite some buzz in the tech world. Meanwhile the name has been dropped, which again caused quite a buzz in the tech world. We don´t know why this was done nor do we know if the next Windows will be a market success. What we know is, that Metro as a design style has its fans. If you are one of them, we have great news for you. Thanks to Metro UI CSS you can give your very own website the same tiled look, the interface of the next generation Windows will have. Go ahead!



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  • Get Your Form On: Modern Web Forms Tutorials

    This article is designed to show you (through tutorials) how to create and better understand CSS forms. With a proper understanding of each element (radio buttons, checkboxes, textareas ..), CSS know-how, a little patience and some creativity you can create beautiful and appealing forms.



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  • Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

    Big is the new trend around the web because nearly everyone wants it. It is imperative that one stays up on trends as a web designer. Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated. It seems that almost every year or even every six months, there are new trends springing up across the web. For many the route now is go big or go home.



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  • Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

    Vectors are quite the popular format to use for many graphic designers looking to create interesting character illustrations and more. With the versatility that continues to be offered with each generation of illustration programs that are on the market, the growing body of work being produced is not only quite stunning, it is creatively inspiring.



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  • High Quality Responsive and Retina Display Ready WordPress Themes

    Mobile web traffic is growing at a rapid rate. According to The Next Web, mobile web traffic has risen as much as 35% since July 2011. What will that mean for 2013 and 2014? We’re sure you can guess. The web is propelling forward at warp speed, such that the weight sitting upon the shoulders of web designers and developers has never been greater. Mobile web consumers expect to view web content on the device of their choosing without straining their eyes — and rightfully so.



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  • Showcase of Incredible Design Portfolios From All Over the World

    No matter when or why you find yourself browsing the internet, there is no short of different logos, websites and print designs filling the web. Having experience in the fields helps one to distinguish the visual candy from the beauty of great web design. In this information age the competition remains fierce, always causing the bar to be raised. With so many creative people focused on web design, it takes a log to stand out from the crowds.



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  • Beautiful Button Design in Action: Examples & Tips for Creating Effective Buttons

    Designing beautiful buttons for the web is an art form in and of itself. The best buttons often appear simple and easy to design, yet are deceptively difficult, and are often comprised of many subtle design elements, backed by solid marketing theories. Today we’re going to look at some of the principles behind great button design, and give you some practical tips to improve your own website’s buttons, and boost your conversions/click-through rates.



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  • Incredibly Photorealistic 3D Characters

    Making a realistic and lifelike human character is one of the hardest tasks in 3D graphics. For a long time it was known as the “Holy Grail” among 3D artists in the community. The reason why this skill is so desired, is the possibilities it gives you in the movie or advertising industries. Imagine you could create fully artificial digital actors and make the audience believe they are real. So real that there would be no questioning it…



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