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Sass-based Grid Systems: How to Split Columns, not Hairs

October 13th, 2014
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Sass-based Grid Systems: How to Split Columns, not Hairs

When it comes to website development there is not a lot better than a semantic, flexible, professionally crafted grid system, forming a “safe and sound” structure. It is the most viable and reliable solution that skillfully and effectively deals with all the dirty issues of today’s designs. For the past decade, the diversity of this kind of instruments has been considerably increased and constantly...

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Lifelong Learning: Certified Online Tutorials by Adobe Experts Train Simple for a One-time Payment of 79 Dollars

October 10th, 2014
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Lifelong Learning: Certified Online Tutorials by Adobe Experts Train Simple for a One-time Payment of 79 Dollars

Should you expect to get a lifelong membership of Train Simple through this deal, you are totally right. Our Deal of the Week gives you the opportunity to gain lifetime access to the massive portfolio of official Adobe training videos for a friction of the original price. If this is too far into the future for you, buy a year’s membership, still massively discounted....

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Quick, Not Dirty: 30 Free Wireframe Style UIs, Mockups and Templates

October 9th, 2014
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Quick, Not Dirty: 30 Free Wireframe Style UIs, Mockups and Templates

Attention to detail is important in any kind of design. Web design means no exception. Yet before we get into that detail we should always scribble up a quick mockup of what we want the project to look and feel like. Some put detail even into that mockup, some stay minimalist. Whatever your approach is, we have curated a nice collection of recent mockup...

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Win Avada, the Bestselling WordPress Theme of All Time on Themeforest

October 8th, 2014
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Win Avada, the Bestselling WordPress Theme of All Time on Themeforest

What if there was a theme that does it all? One theme to serve the needs of all your customers? Only one theme with enough features to have it look differently, behave differently with every new project created? You say you’ve been looking for something like this for ages? In fact this theme already exists, and more than 85,000 people know. Now is the...

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24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers

October 6th, 2014
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24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers

One of the best ways to improve your workflow and time management as a graphic design freelancer is to use apps. Not just any app will do, however. You need ones that won’t waste your time by crashing and that help you both on the go and when around your computer. Our collection of the best apps for graphic design freelancers below are divided...

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HTML5: Pointer Lock API Lets You Hide the Mouse Pointer From View

September 30th, 2014
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HTML5: Pointer Lock API Lets You Hide the Mouse Pointer From View

Browsers are on the way to becoming full-fledged gaming platforms. Thanks to HTML5 and JavaScript developing complex applications is still loads of work, but possible. Quite a few game concepts don’t rely on visible mouse pointers, though. Especially while controlling an app keyboard-based, a visible mouse pointer can get annoying. Use the new Pointer Lock API to simply hide it as necessary. Pointer Lock...

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Practical Typography: The Only Book You’ll Need to Turn Pro

September 29th, 2014
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Practical Typography: The Only Book You’ll Need to Turn Pro

Matthew Butterick is a writer, typographer and lawyer from Los Angeles. As a lawyer he is aqcuainted to reading professionally produced material, as a writer he wants to stick to the same standards, and as a typographer he creates the fonts needed to achieve that. Besides outstanding fonts Butterick also created the web-based book "Practical Typography" which I stumbled upon just recently. "Practical Typography"...

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Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

August 25th, 2014
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Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

A button is a small, but very important design element. Besides providing the overall functionality of any given website, buttons are often meant to spread a call to action. Equipped with this crucial task, buttons need to be visible and self-explanatory, no matter what. We have curated 40 of the best button tutorials the world-wide web has to offer to help your buttons achieve...

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Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

August 21st, 2014
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Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

Logo design is an art the average designer does not need to perform too often. Yet, every once in a while, even the designer around the corner will be asked to create one. Chances are, this will be giving him/her some sort of a hard time. Inspiration will be needed. In the following article we will deliver just that. But we will go further,...

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Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

August 14th, 2014
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Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from...