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Free Slideshow, Gallery And Lightboxes Scripts

October 14th, 2009
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Free Slideshow, Gallery And Lightboxes Scripts

For Web design projects, you may find yourself sometimes scrounging around for a simple yet useful image gallery and slideshow. But imagine having a huge collection of AJAX, JavaScript, Lightbox, CSS and Flash-based image galleries at your fingertips. Hopefully, this post will do the trick and provide all the resources you might need.

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Comment Form Styling: Examples and Best Practices

October 12th, 2009
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Comment Form Styling: Examples and Best Practices

by György Fekete Comment forms are an essential part of our blogs, social networks and websites. Comment forms are our websites’ communication channel. Through these forms we get feedback on our content; therefore, it’s necessary to design them in such a way that they are easy to understand by our user base. A good comment form should align with our website’s main design, but...

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Fresh Web Development Goodies Bag

October 8th, 2009
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Fresh Web Development Goodies Bag

Web development is time consuming and quite challenging. There are many ways to help combat that challenge, helpful applications from security to traffic analysis as well as CSS-concepts to give us clean, condensed code and faster load times, reducing time efforts and assisting designers and developers with critical improvements to workflows. Below, we present 30 extremely useful development tools, templates, generators, and security suggestions,...

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Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to

September 21st, 2009
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Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to

Simplicity in website design doesn’t necessarily equate with a minimalist design aesthetic. Simple sites just remove all unnecessary elements from the design, content, and code. While minimalist sites generally fit this criteria, there are plenty of sites that wouldn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered “minimalist” that still fit the definition of simple.

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7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process

September 17th, 2009
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7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process

Systemization is basically what it says on the tin, i.e creating a series of processes or a pre-defined set of steps to speed up and quicken a laborious and or repetitive task. So how can you systemize the design & build of websites? The day to day nuts and bolts of your business? Below are 7 steps you will need to create systems to...

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12 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Site

September 15th, 2009
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12 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Site

If you’re a designer, artist, or photographer, chances are you need to display your work online. And while there are sites out there that will host your portfolio for you, their solutions are often not quite what you were looking for. Below are twelve tips for creating a better portfolio site. These suggestions apply to all kinds of portfolios, no matter what your particular...

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40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

September 8th, 2009
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40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

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.

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45 Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Art

September 2nd, 2009
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45 Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Art

Photo manipulation is probably one of the most popular application areas in which Adobe Photoshop is used extensively. One of the main reasons for that is its ability to blend real photos with vibrant colors and digital painting to emphasize some beautiful details which makes this software ideal for this kind of work. Here are 45 incredible examples of Photo manipulated images from extremely...

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20 Vital Techniques & Best Practices For Effective Web Design

August 31st, 2009
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20 Vital Techniques & Best Practices For Effective Web Design

Creating beautiful, unique websites seems to get harder every day. There are so many amazing website designs out there that coming up with something fresh and different is getting close to impossible. And even if you’re not looking for something entirely unique, creating beautiful designs that don’t look dated is a constant challenge. Below are twenty excellent techniques and design elements you can incorporate...

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60+ Unusual Business Card Ideas & Designs

August 20th, 2009
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60+ Unusual Business Card Ideas & Designs

Most business cards tend to be forgotten, which is why they are not effective. Business cards can become great interactive elements with the added ability to have custom shapes, different materials and matte finishing along with a great design idea. In today’s article, we would like to present a collection of 60+ Creative Business Cards ideas that say a lot about a person.

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What’s in your Cart? 30+ High-Quality Shopping Cart Templates

August 17th, 2009
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What’s in your Cart? 30+ High-Quality Shopping Cart Templates

What’s in your Cart? Finding the right theme can be a long and arduous process – a process that becomes more important when we’re talking about Shopping Cart or eCommerce themes. There are two big differences between picking a theme for your Dallas-Cowboys-bashing blog and the theme for your custom furniture shop. Credibility: Your blog has the luxury of being superficial – looking good...

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40 (NEW) High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

August 6th, 2009
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40 (NEW) High Quality Adobe Photoshop 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. In today’s post, you’ll find an assortment of new & high quality Photoshop tutorials that others have freely contributed to the design community for...

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

August 3rd, 2009
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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

There are plenty of mistakes web designers (especially new ones) make when designing websites. Everything from poor design to simple oversight happen every day. But with a little diligence, they can easily be avoided. Below are ten of the most common mistakes web designers make, along with examples of sites who do things right. Some of these are easy to correct if you’re aware...

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35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs

July 29th, 2009
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35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs

Shopping carts are an integral part of the online shopping experience. E-commerce designers face challenges in creating an attractive, yet user-friendly, website that will provide customers with a pleasant purchasing experience. In this post we will feature 35 online shops that have well-designed and appealing shopping cart pages. These pages are what visitors will see after choosing the items that they want, and just...