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100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

August 23rd, 2011
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100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

Navigation is such an important part of your website. It's how your visitors navigate to the main areas of your site and makes it easy for them to find your good content.

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Websites Shouldn’t Look The Same Across Different Browsers…Here Is Why

August 11th, 2011
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Websites Shouldn’t Look The Same Across Different Browsers…Here Is Why

Not long ago, on our sister site Smashing, we had a post discussing the communities adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 before they have become standards, and during that dialog we stumbled across another point that needed a bit more diving into. It was proposed that client's expectations are somewhat unrealistic...

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The Open Source Movement

July 28th, 2011
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The Open Source Movement

The open source movement or philosophy is something that I am truly passionate about, and something that can have beneficial effects for all industries related to technology and its use. In this article, I’ll outline information about the philosophy, what it means for the web design industry, how you can benefit as a designer, and how...

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Resources for Styling Lists

July 27th, 2011
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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...

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40+ Websites with Unusual Navigation

July 26th, 2011
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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.

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Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

July 22nd, 2011
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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.

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The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

July 14th, 2011
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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.

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A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

July 12th, 2011
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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...

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The Keys to Making Fresh, Forwardly Aesthetic Web Designs

June 28th, 2011
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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?

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A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

June 27th, 2011
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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.