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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...

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50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

July 20th, 2009
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50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

Designers have an urge to stand out as unique, specially when building their own portfolio websites to showcase their work and skills to future employers. Building your online portfolio is almost the same as any other design project, the only difference is that you are your own client. In this article we will showcase 50 unique and impressive portfolio websites to inspire you to...

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Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

July 15th, 2009
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Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

We saw different methods and techniques that truly speak to the designer’s capabilities and creativity. A great way to distinguish yourself from the crowd is to have a truly unique user interface. Although there are many possibilities, you should carefully plan each project on its own. Not all techniques provide a solution for everything. Some of them are very helpful and easy to implement,...

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50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources

July 9th, 2009
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50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources

For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative resources every designer is looking for, 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, icons, fnts, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artwork and...

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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...