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International Language: The Emergence of Icons and Pictograms

March 24th, 2015
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International Language: The Emergence of Icons and Pictograms

Symbols and pictograms have been used since the beginning of history, in every stage of the evolution of the many forms of human communication, from the use of visual signs and figures to convey the meaning of concepts, words and sounds, to the development of spoken language to writing. As a communication form, pictograms have maintained their varied functions which have now become more...

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Design Trends in Responsive Navigation: Best Practices 2015

March 17th, 2015
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Design Trends in Responsive Navigation: Best Practices 2015

Responsive websites have become standard. More and more people switch from their desktop devices to mobile clients like smartphones and tablets to consume websites. If you don’t want to fall behind and lose valuable visitors, it’s about time to optimize your website for mobile view. Such a website provides a good and accessible navigation on mobile devices. Practically speaking, mobile navigation is one of...

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Say Cheeeese: Seven of the Best WordPress Plugins for Photo Blogs

March 15th, 2015
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Say Cheeeese: Seven of the Best WordPress Plugins for Photo Blogs

Which photographer hasn’t ever thought about running a photo blog with WordPress for the sake of simplicity? WordPress provides a gallery function since version 2.5. However, this is very basic and surely doesn’t meet the requirements of more than semi-amateur photographers. Those who want to pursue their hobby in a more professional way expect more than that. Therefore, we’ll show you some really useful...

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The Ultimate List of Completely Free Images: 43 Handpicked Services

March 8th, 2015
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The Ultimate List of Completely Free Images: 43 Handpicked Services

Completely free images can be very useful. Unfortunately, they’re hard to find as you’re often confronted with fees or abstruse licenses. If you don’t follow the license terms, you might receive a cease-and-desist letter sooner than you’d wish to. And who’d ever wish for one?! That’s why, we searched the web for the best sources of completely free images which can be used without...

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Web Design Takeaway: 40 CSS Buttons, Tutorials and Code Snippets

February 19th, 2015
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Web Design Takeaway: 40 CSS Buttons, Tutorials and Code Snippets

Pure CSS buttons and menus do not need graphics anymore but create themselves from the beauty of the written code. Generating this can be difficult in regard to broad browser compatibility. Thankfully, there are tutorials, ready-made code snippets, and numerous examples to choose from. And it gets even better, as we present you the best examples in this article. What you don’t get in...

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Opposites Attract: Tips for Designing a Clean Yet Colorful Website

February 17th, 2015
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Opposites Attract: Tips for Designing a Clean Yet Colorful Website

A clean website design does not have to be boring, and a colorful website design does not have to be obnoxious and overwhelming. Interestingly, usually all a clean site needs to jazz it up are a few bright or bold colors, and an obnoxious site needs a clean redesign to go from overwhelming to simply colorful. For these reasons, a clean yet colorful website is...

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Design Trend Hero Images: The Bold Way of Using Images

February 13th, 2015
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Design Trend Hero Images: The Bold Way of Using Images

Currently there are two seemingly contrary trends in web design. On the one hand, websites become more minimalistic – less colors, clear fonts and simple shapes. On the other hand, large-sized, full page images – so called hero images – are becoming more and more popular. Sounds strange, but in the end only appears to be contradictory. At second glance, both trends complement each...

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46 of the Web’s Most Creative 404 Error Pages (2015 Edition)

February 12th, 2015
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46 of the Web’s Most Creative 404 Error Pages (2015 Edition)

Entering a mistyped URL into your browser or clicking a link to a destination that no longer exists usually leads to a 404 error page. This 404 is generated by your server and if you do nothing about will look like a default server message looks – ugly and boring and unhelpful to the technically non-savvy. This needs not be that way, however. We...

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Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

February 8th, 2015
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Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

Here we are again with part 4 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, we have equipped you with a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs and more than 100 free PSD website templates. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex...

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Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014

February 7th, 2015
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Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014

Welcome to part 3 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets and 100 icon packs. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex e-commerce sites becomes a little less challenging. Of course,...