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7 Rich & Creative User Interfaces and How to Create Your Own

June 21st, 2009
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7 Rich & Creative User Interfaces and How to Create Your Own

There are plenty of perfectly acceptable and functional websites out there that don’t use dynamic content. But what if you want to give your site that little something extra that makes your visitors say “Wow”? What then? Maybe you’ll find your answer below. There are tons of great, creative user interface options featured below, from modal windows to live search to hover effects. But...

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How AJAX Works: 10 Practical Uses For AJAX

June 14th, 2009
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How AJAX Works: 10 Practical Uses For AJAX

AJAX has gotten more and more popular over the years, and has allowed web applications to act more and more like desktop applications. AJAX can provide a lot of additional functionality that could not be accomplished any other way.

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15 Effective Tips and Tricks from the Masters of CSS

June 11th, 2009
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15 Effective Tips and Tricks from the Masters of CSS

There are thousands of sites out there offering tips and tricks for using CSS. But how do you know where that information is coming from? Who says the people writing these "tips" know what they're talking about? For all you know, it could be someone who has not clue what CSS...

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18 Absolutely Stylish Designs Using Photoshop Brushes and How to’s

June 8th, 2009
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18 Absolutely Stylish Designs Using Photoshop Brushes and How to’s

I think many people out there underestimate the power of well used Photoshop brushes. A good designer can use Photoshop brushes in a variety of ways to accomplish a plethora of results. If you thought the Photoshop brushes were just for those new to Photoshop or just to add a touch of grunge to a design, you are sadly mistaken. For some good examples...

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Going Freelance: The Pros & Cons With “Top Web Designers”

May 19th, 2009
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Going Freelance: The Pros & Cons With “Top Web Designers”

Making the choice to go freelance (or independent as I prefer to call it) is a tough choice, I wish I had more knowledge about the pros vs cons when I made the decision to work independently. Many of us are big fans of top web designers and their work. Throughout the years these guys published many tutorials, websites, and scripts to help designers...

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20+ Wicked Proof of Concepts for Better use of jQuery/CSS

May 12th, 2009
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20+ Wicked Proof of Concepts for Better use of jQuery/CSS

The web is a perfect playground for lots of creative designers and developers. Static HTML is just boring and these days the user wants to see some more eye candy from/on the web. By using and/or combining awesome web techniques like JavaScript (and of course, jQuery), CSS(3) and Flash...

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The Ugly Truth Behind Starting a Web Design Blog

May 3rd, 2009
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The Ugly Truth Behind Starting a Web Design Blog

There is always a starting point for every major web site. No one reached where they are right now in one night. In this post, we will analyze what makes a good web design site and the role of the design community in this process. If you are a web designer or web developer, who recently discovered the passion for blogging and want to...

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Outstanding Website Background Guide: 60+ Impressive Resources

April 19th, 2009
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Outstanding Website Background Guide: 60+ Impressive Resources

Web designers compete to impress visitors with distinctive and appealing visual elements. Background images are one of those visual elements that when designed properly, can create an amazing atmosphere and convey the style the designer has chosen. In this post you will see how web designers carefully created background images to achieve their goals in engaging and facilitating the design elements and content. We...

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30+ Fresh & Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials & Neat Tips

April 1st, 2009
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30+ Fresh & Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials & Neat Tips

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design. However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. So, step-by-step tutorials can provide a lot of help, thats why we spent a lot of time searching for Fresh and New high quality tutorials out...

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10 Creative & Rich UI & How to Create Them

March 29th, 2009
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10 Creative & Rich UI & How to Create Them

Sometimes it’s just amazing to see, which level of usability, legibility and visual appeal can be achieved using some basic design techniques. In fact, some talented web-developers manage to deliver powerful, functional and gorgeous web-design in “look-and-feel”-style, which is easy to use and nice to see. The User experience has dramatically improved over the past few years, resulting in rich and responsive user interface....

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Paper + Color + Concept = 40+ Creative & Inspirational Piece of Art

February 26th, 2009
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Paper + Color + Concept = 40+ Creative & Inspirational Piece of Art

Over the last years designers came up with a number of interesting concepts which have somehow stuck between the prototyping stage and the production stage. Today we wanted to present innovative designs and concepts that give us an idea of what we should expect from designer’s creative mind over the years to come. Today i wanted to showcase something different and unrelated to web...

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80 Best-Of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Brushes, .EPSs and Resources

January 18th, 2009
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80 Best-Of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Brushes, .EPSs and Resources

For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative Adobe Illustrator tutorials and Resources, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of vector packs, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artwork and to give it...

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60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, .PSDs and Resources

January 4th, 2009
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60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, .PSDs and Resources

For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative Adobe Photoshop tutorials and Resources, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of textures, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artworks and photos to give them...

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Pushing Photoshop to the Limit: 13 Most Advanced tutorials

November 26th, 2008
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Pushing Photoshop to the Limit: 13 Most Advanced tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is probably one of the most popular graphic editing program used extensively. There is one simple reason for that. Photoshop is easy to learn and offer a variety of advanced tools to optimize and emphasize some impressive results. That’s why many designers use it to compliment other programs like Flash, Illustrator, Cinema 4D and After Effects. But wait it doesn’t stop here,...