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KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

September 17th, 2012
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KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

Simple Blog Design As a member of the design community you have probably heard the expression 'KISS' before. For those of you who haven't, it stands for 'Keep it Simple Stupid'. It's an established design rule that you should not over-complicate your layouts, but rather focus on the core aims for your page. The trouble is that designing a...

Inspiration

Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

September 13th, 2012
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Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

One photographic centerpiece that most certainly ends up in front of a photographer's lens are bridges. And for good reason. Bridges capture our attention and often, because of their sheer size, they force us to take note of them. We marvel at their architectural majesty or we wonder over their history and the lives...

Inspiration

How to Create a Great Timeline Cover Photo for Your Brand

September 12th, 2012
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How to Create a Great Timeline Cover Photo for Your Brand

Facebook's latest enhancements for both individuals and brands have changed the way to interact on the network. Besides lots of remarkable features like Timeline for brands, they also introduced Cover Photo, which is the first image a user sees after reaching the page. Cover Photo is the place where, for many, creativity begins. It...

Tutorials

Ways to embed a Clickable SVG-Logo into Your Website

September 10th, 2012
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Ways to embed a Clickable SVG-Logo into Your Website

Save as SVG with Illustrator With the growing number of screen resolutions, devices that support an internet connection (desktop computer, laptops, but also tablets, mobile, TVs, and even your fridge someday), flexibility and scalability has become more and more important for websites. With the new arrival of the Macbook Pro Retina, this...

Design

Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

September 7th, 2012
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Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

The nice folks over at Lookfilter.com want to promote their yet to be finished collection of fresh Photoshop actions. Of the announced four actions only one is already available by now. Good for all of us, they give it away for free. Who wouldn't appreciate a professional photography effect? And that's exactly what you get...

Interviews

All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

September 4th, 2012
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All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

For years Tim Smith has been vocal part of the design community. From the various projects and blogs that he has been a part of, to the even more literal interpretation of him being a part of the community as the voice behind the design and development related podcast, The East Wing. His enthusiasm and...

Photography

Darktable: The free Alternative to Photoshop Lightroom goes Mac OS X

September 3rd, 2012
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Darktable: The free Alternative to Photoshop Lightroom goes Mac OS X

Photographers considering using a computer based on Linux not seldom have exactly one reason to do so: Darktable. Darktable is an open source project, best compared to Adobe Lightroom. It is a photo editor following the workflow of photographers, thus having them easily feel familiar with the app. Beginners will be overwhelmed by its feature...

Inspiration

Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

August 31st, 2012
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Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

It has been a while since we compiled a mixed bag of art inspiration for our readers, that spans multiple areas and explores numerous themes. So we thought it was about time to re-deliver on that plan and set all of our readers up for the weekend ahead. Which brings us to the fantastic...

Design

Get Your Form On: Modern Web Forms Tutorials

August 30th, 2012
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Get Your Form On: Modern Web Forms Tutorials

This article is designed to show you (through tutorials) how to create and better understand CSS forms. With a proper understanding of each element (radio buttons, checkboxes, textareas ..), CSS know-how, a little patience and some creativity you can create beautiful and appealing forms.

Design

Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

August 29th, 2012
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Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

Big is the new trend around the web because nearly everyone wants it. It is imperative that one stays up on trends as a web designer. Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated. It...