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Maintain Focus: 20 Website Designs with Centered Layouts

June 29th, 2015
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Website designs with fixed width centered layouts are like a blast from the past that remind us of those good old days when a majority of web sites were based on the formerly popular 960px grid system – center-aligned and with distinctive borders. With the increasing popularity of wide screens, designers began to opt in favor of full-screen layouts that gave the content more...

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Webdesigner News: Focused News Aggregator Saves Your Time

June 19th, 2015
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Webdesigner News Aggregator

Staying afloat the news stream is not easy. If you manage to you can be confident that you are not too far away from recent developments in our industry. And you can make an educated decision which topics are worth digging in deeper and which ones are not. As reading is not bringing in any money, you need to cut that down to the...

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Blob Storage: How I Used it to Host my Podcast MP3 Files

June 16th, 2015
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I host a podcast called The Indie Dev Podcast where I interview game developers from around the world in 30 minute segments. I’m always fascinated by what people are able to create, and I’m even more curious about how they make these games happen. I store the most recent episodes of the podcast on PodOmatic, which allows them to be picked up by iTunes...

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Best Practice: 30 Websites with Video Backgrounds

June 8th, 2015
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Video backgrounds are growing in popularity. Now with the first services offering HD videos for free commercial use popularity will increase further and faster. Pexels, known for its free imgaes, has entered the market that before had only had Mazwai as a source for free video material. Other than Mazwai where backlinks are mandatory, Pexels offers its material under CC0. While we will also...

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30 Best Practices in 3D Typography

June 3rd, 2015
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Next in our infrequent series of typography setups is splendid multi-faceted 3d typography. For sculptural type artists opt in favor of Cinema 4D or Zbrush, while for creating an illusion of dimension, designers move heaven and earth resorting to all sorts of tools and material. From rendering in Cinema 4d as a primary instrument for building a simulating environment to manipulations with Illustrator’s toolbox...

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Pure Inspiration: 33 New and Award-Winning Websites

May 31st, 2015
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Creativity needs inspiration. Even the greatest designers on earth are nothing without some inspiration from here or there. Look at Android and iOS for example. Armies of designers work on both and yet – isn’t there a slight similarity? Anyway, that’s not the point. To fuel your creativity we have roamed the web fpr new and award-winning piecesof web craftsmanship. Look what we have...

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Back to the Roots: Hand-Made Typography

May 27th, 2015
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Are you sometimes fed up with everything glossy, glassy, gradient-esque, three-dimensional, abstract, surreal – in one word with everything artificial, virtual? Yes? Me too. Now is the perfect time to turn to natural, real and genuine. Simply set your eyes on something organic, something that you can touch, feel and even eat, something that has vibes and evokes warm feelings. Our today’s collection is...

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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

May 10th, 2015
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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

Being deeply religious people, residents of United Arab Emirates live in a peaceful world hemmed in between the inhospitable desert and the Persian Gulf. Here, religion plays a significant role, affecting not only everyday life but also culture and art. It is not a secret that the UAE sports numerous distinct national characteristics that some may find outdated or obsolete. Although despite such constraints,...

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Incredible Typography: 28 Sculptural Fonts (Showcase)

May 5th, 2015
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Incredible Typography: 28 Sculptural Fonts

Typography is considered to be a fine art that at first place adorns print media. Although it is widely used for its primary purpose, which obviously is displaying text, it is able to not just bring the content to view but also reflect its meaning. It can dish out data in the way you imagined it to, easily conveying a gamut of emotions, setting the...

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World of Design No. 3: South Korea

April 29th, 2015
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Driven by high-tech goliaths such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai-Kia, South Korea is considered to be one of the most innovative countries in the world. However, this impressive fact does not call the tune when it comes to website design. It seems that the Korean-based creatives are trying to stick to the golden mean and maintain the ideology of “haste makes waste” and populate...