Design

Design

Resources for Styling Lists

July 27th, 2011
by
Resources for Styling Lists

In our continuing quest to listen to our readers and give them what they are looking for, we have a post of resources that we were asked to compile. With the amount of content being shared through the web, so much of it is presented in lists, designers are constantly looking for stylish ways to deliver these...

Design

40+ Websites with Unusual Navigation

July 26th, 2011
by
40+ Websites with Unusual Navigation

Navigation is the most important part of a website without which no website can effectively operate. Achieving unique navigation that effectively fulfills its purpose is nearly akin to climbing Mount Everest. Having a unique navigation with perfect functionality makes the website easy to navigate, thus ensuring a better users experience.

Design

Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

July 22nd, 2011
by
Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool that you can create fluffy, vague, sparkling, gelatinous, glossy, glittery, retro and revolutionary effects with. Creating a particular text effect in Illustrator is not that difficult now; thanks to the availability of huge number of tutorials that guide you through each step.

Design

The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

July 14th, 2011
by
The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

Within web design 'calls to action' can be defined as any element of the page that prompt an action of the user. However, clearly some actions are more desirable than others. For example, any site owner would prefer users to click on a 'buy now' link than a 'twitter' link.

Design

A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

July 12th, 2011
by
A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

As summer hits and gets underway, many are drawn back to those summer days of our youth. Memories of summer breaks filled with vacation from school, home, and many other places or responsibilities get us in a sort of retrospective mindset. It is with that theme in hand that we have compiled...

Design

The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

June 28th, 2011
by
The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

Great graphics. Beautiful typography. Clean design. These are all things designers typically think of when creating stunning websites. But is it really just that combination of elements that produces something that can take your breath away? Of course it’s much more than that; but what?

Design

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

June 27th, 2011
by
A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

In the first two sections of this primer, we covered the basic elements of design, and the basic principles of design. In this section, we'll cover the basic principles of composition.

Design

60 Fresh and High Quality Free PSD Files

June 23rd, 2011
by
60 Fresh and High Quality Free PSD Files

Adobe Photoshop ranks high among the ultimate tools used in graphic design and most designers wouldn’t even think of designing without Photoshop installed on their computer. Having high-quality PSD files can not only shave time from your workflow, but can also come handy for any rush jobs a client needs.

Design

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

June 20th, 2011
by
A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

In the last part, we covered the elements that make up most designs. In this part, we’ll cover the principles you can apply to those elements to create a design. All of these principles can be applied to any project, and have a direct impact on the success of that...

Design

A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

June 13th, 2011
by
A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

There are many elements that make up any visual design, whether it's good or not. Becoming familiar with the parts of a design is necessary before you can start to apply the principles of good design to your own work, in the same way that a doctor needs to...