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KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

September 17th, 2012
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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...

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Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

September 7th, 2012
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Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

The nice folks over at Lookfilter.com want to promote their yet to be finished collection of fresh Photoshop actions. Of the announced four actions only one is already available by now. Good for all of us, they give it away for free. Who wouldn't appreciate a professional photography effect? And that's exactly what you get...

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Get Your Form On: Modern Web Forms Tutorials

August 30th, 2012
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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

August 29th, 2012
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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 Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated.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...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

August 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a set of sleek web ribbons. We'll start with two simple shapes and some basic masking techniques. Next, using a simple rectangle and some simple vector shape building techniques we'll create the overall ribbon shape. Once we have...

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Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

August 23rd, 2012
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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...

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Showcase of Incredible Design Portfolios From All Over the World

August 21st, 2012
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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...

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

August 17th, 2012
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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...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

August 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed web element, a simple drop-down menu. We'll start with a bunch rectangles and simple paths, some basic vector shape building techniques and the Rounded Corners effect. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with the colors. We'll...

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Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

August 13th, 2012
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Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

Of late, Pinterest has taken the social networking world by a storm. Pinterest makes it extremely easy to find and share content of your liking and interest. Whether you prefer typography, or are into photography and interior décor, you are sure to find many like-minded individuals on Pinterest who...

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3D Text Effects: Ultimate Collection of Photoshop Tutorials

August 9th, 2012
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3D Text Effects: Ultimate Collection of Photoshop Tutorials

Typography is not just about the arrangement and placement of letters and words, rather it has become a field of art where artists can express themselves solely through the use of different styles of fonts with varying sizes. Typography has continued to expand as an art, though one must always heed the...

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Color the World: A Gallery of Pantone Inspiration

August 8th, 2012
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Color the World: A Gallery of Pantone Inspiration

Ask almost any designer about custom colors and the name that will probably be waiting on the tips of their tongues would be Pantone. Such a rich selection of patented hues rest under the Pantone umbrella, but their reach does not end there. Far from it, in fact. Pantone's custom color service...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Dynamite Illustration

August 7th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Dynamite Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed dynamite illustration. We'll start by turning some plain text into a symbol, and by making some simple rectangles. Once we have our starting shapes, we'll continue with some Extrude&Bevel and Warp effects plus some Pathfinder options along with...

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Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

August 1st, 2012
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Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

Steampunk is a genre which surfaced during the late 1980s and early 1990s, as an amalgam of various science-fiction and fantasy elements resembling the British Victorian era or the U.S. "Wild-West" era, in which steam power was widely used. One of its main characteristics is anachronism - designating an object, person, event...