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Virtual Plastic Surgery: 40 Photoshop Beauty Retouch Tutorials for That Perfect Look

July 2nd, 2014
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Virtual Plastic Surgery: 40 Photoshop Beauty Retouch Tutorials for That Perfect Look

Retouching pictures of human beings is one of the most common tasks in image editing. Beauty needs to be perfect these days. We don’t want to see how people actually look, but how we imagine them to look. Only superlatives suffice. If you like that or not, chances are if you are part of our industry, you’ll have to deal with these tasks more...

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Work 3.0: Will Ziptask Disrupt the Outsourcing Market?

June 27th, 2014
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Work 3.0: Will Ziptask Disrupt the Outsourcing Market?

The international outsourcing market is giant-sized, hundreds of billions of dollars strong. A numerous amount of web platforms aims to monetize that market. 99designs is one example, oDesk and Elance are others. You have probably tried to find work through one of these platforms yourself and I bet the experience was not exactly a walk in the park. Now look through the lense of...

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Ten Golden Rules for Choosing the Right Website Images

June 26th, 2014
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Ten Golden Rules for Choosing the Right Website Images

Images are the single most critical design element designers implement on their website. Yes, even in a world of web design that swears by design minimalism and flat web design, images still play a very important role in determining the success or failure of a site. To put it simply, you cannot afford to go wrong with them.  A perfect image selection strategy can...

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Time to Give Your Website Some Spring Cleaning – 7 Reasons for That Redesign

June 16th, 2014
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Time to Give Your Website Some Spring Cleaning – 7 Reasons for That Redesign

Take a very close look at your website. Is it delivering the results you are looking for? Are the conversion highs your website experienced in the recent past being replaced by terrible lows? Is your website experiencing a downturn in traffic? If the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, you have an ailing website on your hands. You’ll need to arrest the...

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Is your Responsive Design Mobile Website Delivering Acceptable Load Times?

June 12th, 2014
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Is your Responsive Design Mobile Website Delivering Acceptable Load Times?

Google wants your mobile pages to load under a second! Yes, that’s how fast the load time of your website must be, irrespective of the fact whether it is a dedicated mobile site, responsively designed website or it isn’t optimized for mobile at all. So one thing is certain – it’s not enough to have a website with responsive website design that renders effectively...

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Getting Started with Sketch App: 30 Free Templates and Resources

June 11th, 2014
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Getting Started with Sketch App: 30 Free Templates and Resources

Whether you are simply obsessed with building user interface designs or standalone widgets or if you love creating icons packs, prototyping website layout templates and constructing various mockups, chances are you have already heard about Sketch App. Being created by Bohemian Coding, this lightweight, yet powerful software for Mac OS X has since its inception been considered as a rival to bigger opponents such...

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Color Theory and Typography: The 10 Commandments (Infographics)

June 10th, 2014
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Color Theory and Typography: The 10 Commandments (Infographics)

Life as a designer is far from simple. Although the word "designer" in itself is fairly short and people do have a decent assumption of what such a designer actually does, reality is much more complex. I know we all got cupboards full of literature and other than others we don’t just need to learn in perpetuity, but indeed permanently, continuously. Thus, it is...

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26 Free Resume Templates to Give You That Career Boost

June 9th, 2014
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26 Free Resume Templates to Give You That Career Boost

A well presented Curriculum Vitae is a piece of personal marketing and self-branding. In its best form it sheds a bright light upon you and helps you win the sympathies of your potential employer or important client. Remember, at first they don’t see you nor talk to you. It all starts with the good old resume. In standard situations, employers still prefer the traditional...

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Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

June 5th, 2014
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Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

This has taken quite a while. There was a lot of discussion, but now reality has it. The picture element as propagated by the W3C has finally arrived. If you are into the matter, you might know that the WhatWG had tried to standardize an additional attribute to the image element, named srcset as opposed to picture. Whoever believed in what WhatWG said, as...

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CSS3: Viewport Units – New Units for Responsive Designs

May 29th, 2014
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CSS3: Viewport Units – New Units for Responsive Designs

Developing web designs that adjust to the width or – if needed – the height of a browser window is easy with percentage-based values. You will probably be doing this on a daily basis, optimizing your website for tablets and smartphones. No matter the element, text blocks, images, everything adjusts to the size given. But using percentage-based values is not always the best way...