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There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

September 23rd, 2013
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There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

It seems that website builders are on the rise lately. These sites boast the capability of helping anyone create a professional website, with no technical experience at all. While not all website builders are all that they claim to be, many do provide everything needed for even those with a blind design eye to end up with a fairly nice-looking website. Some of the...

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Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

August 27th, 2013
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Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

Vintage and retro effects, those that make images look dated, are common and beloved, while at the same time simple to create. It only takes a few steps in Adobe Photoshop to design that cool retro poster or that auld frame around the latest photo or to let that all too clean graphic age a few decades. The examples we dug up today will...

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Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

August 23rd, 2013
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Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

What kid doesn’t lust after his or her own set of wheels? From an early age, kids want to get in the car and go – and for little girls, the ever-so-wonderful pink plastic Barbie car can provide hours of cul-de-sac circling and sidewalk cruising. The funny thing about children’s cars is that kids don’t realize how far from the real deal a plastic...

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40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

August 21st, 2013
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40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

Good package design does a great job. It urges customers to buy, it informs, sports a unique look and gives the product a memorable, at least recognizable face. What we are going to show you today are prototypes. Most of these didn’t yet make into your favorite shopping mall, but might do so any day soon. What do you think of these avantgarde designs?...

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And Again: 10 Fresh And Free Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

August 13th, 2013
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And Again: 10 Fresh And Free Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Over the weekend our inbox saw another update with 10 more photos by different photographers, we thought we should share with you. If you want to receive regular updates on new photos, subscribe to their mailing list. Yet, if the quality of their contributions stays at the recent quality level, you...

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More Free Photos: 10 Fresh Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

July 31st, 2013
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More Free Photos: 10 Fresh Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Today our inbox saw another update with 10 more photos by different photographers, we thought we should share with you. If you want to receive regular updates on new photos, subscribe to their mailing list. Yet, if the quality of the contributions stays at the recent quality level, you can expect...

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Designer’s Basic Toolset: 10 Awesome Freebies

July 25th, 2013
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Designer’s Basic Toolset: 10 Awesome Freebies

Every project is different, yet somehow the same. The latter makes it harder over time to fuel your creativity anew each time a client demands it. Things start to resemble more and more, the longer your designer’s career endures. This is because you are living in the boundaries of your own mindset. Of course you know that and have initiated strategies against it, e.g....

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30+ Photo Manipulations That Make Your Jaw Fall Slack

July 24th, 2013
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30+ Photo Manipulations That Make Your Jaw Fall Slack

People with a passion for photography most likely have a passion for photo manipulation also. Professionals say: “You don’t just take a photo, you make it!” It is adventurous, experimental even, playing around with your photos and pushing the boundaries of the possible. Oftentimes these attempts fail miserably, there is a whole plethora of platforms with this kind of material – especially showing off...

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Totally Free: Unsplash.com delivers Hi-Resolution Photos To Your Inbox

July 18th, 2013
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Totally Free: Unsplash.com delivers Hi-Resolution Photos To Your Inbox

Commercial use photos are always appreciated. In most cases, though, licensing is not as straightforward as you would want it to be. Studying license conditions is not what most of us like to struggle with. Some countries even have legal systems in place, where it is hard for the creator to waive all his legal rights, even if he explicitly wants to. The best...

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Freerange Stock: Commercial Use Photos Completely Free Of Charge

July 16th, 2013
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Freerange Stock: Commercial Use Photos Completely Free Of Charge

Freerange Stock, relatively new to the market, is a stock photo provider sporting a different approach. All their images are freely usable for private and commercial use alike. They don’t even force you to backlink or attribute in any other way. Money isn’t requested, either. Photographers receive a share of the Adsense revenue of the site. There is only one precondition: you need to...