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The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

November 24th, 2012
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The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

The people at UK web hosting company Heart Internet wanted to find out what web designers think of their jobs, their perspectives and the industry as a whole. As 5oo designers had their say, the results may well be seen as at least not totally out of range. Still they are not representative for...

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40+ Fresh and Free Web UI and Mobile Kits for Developers and Designers

November 21st, 2012
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40+ Fresh and Free Web UI and Mobile Kits for Developers and Designers

Screenshot In this round-up, we are showcasing fresh and free web UI design kits as well as some mobile kits. This collection will astonish you, but, more importantly, save your valuable time. Designing a user interface (UI) is a difficult task, because it takes lots of time and needs loads of patience as well. Furthermore, designing user interfaces from...

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CSS: How To Individualize Scrollbars in Webkit Browsers

November 15th, 2012
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CSS: How To Individualize Scrollbars in Webkit Browsers

Internet Explorer is able to do it. Since ages, immemorially, almost. I'm talking about the customization of its scrollbars. Since version 5.5, which was released in July 2000, you can individualize the colors within its scrollbars. Most currently, browsers based on Webkit have caught up with IE 5.5 and allow for even more sophisticated individualization - their possibilities are not limited...

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Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

November 14th, 2012
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Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

The world is not short of good causes and people who stand for them. Some of these causes are very prominent, practically omnipresent, while others could well use some more publicity. Now you have the chance to support a good cause you personally care lots about. With your help in terms of design you...

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In From The Cold: Find A Slot For Every Content With Off-Canvas Layouts

November 12th, 2012
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In From The Cold: Find A Slot For Every Content With Off-Canvas Layouts

As a web designer you face challenges constantly. But the evolution of mobile devices multiplies the challenges you have to cope with. Placing texts, images, navigation, sidebars, headers and what not on a desktop-sized browser-window is hard enough in terms of creativity and information architecture. Doing the same on a mobile device is close...

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40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

November 8th, 2012
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40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

The following roundup of high-grade and elaborate Illustrator tutorials will not only satisfy the fans of vector-graphics. It is also bound to inspire the Photoshop artist. This is because a lot of the effects shown can be achieved using Photoshop as well, though in slightly different ways. You will definitely have your aha-moments here. The spectrum ranges...

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We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

November 7th, 2012
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We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

Several years ago, Aaron Irizarry set out on a journey in the design community, and has since left a lasting impression on the field as a whole. Through his personable nature, to the enthusiasm fueling his passion for the work that he does, Aaron has become a knowledgeable resource himself for designers of all...

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Digital Artistry Series #1: Planning Your Work

November 5th, 2012
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Digital Artistry Series #1: Planning Your Work

Planning Your Work This article is the first in our new Digital Artistry series. This series will focus on the key elements of producing professional quality digital art, walking you through in a series of articles and tutorials covering the theory and techniques behind the world's great digital art. We will identify common mistakes in amateur's works, and teach...

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Exploring Geometry: 30 Exceptional Polygonal Art Illustrations

October 11th, 2012
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Exploring Geometry: 30 Exceptional Polygonal Art Illustrations

Polygons by Dave Murray Now and then different modern artists create artworks that force you to look at ordinary pictures in a whole new way. With a strong hint at the cubist style, polygonal art illustrations become extremely popular nowadays. Just like the old-school video games, this art direction inspires by exceptional...

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Productivity-Powerhouse: 40 Perfect Photoshop-Actions To Speed Up Your Workflow

October 8th, 2012
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Productivity-Powerhouse: 40 Perfect Photoshop-Actions To Speed Up Your Workflow

Adobe Photoshop offers a very simple option to record a sequence of commands in the form of so-called Actions. These Actions can be stored and distributed. That way we have the possibility to use command-sequences other Photoshop artists developed and execute them on mouse click. Actions can speed up your workflow and even push your work to...