Essentials

Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

September 21st, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
4
Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

It's only been a few weeks ago, that Adobe's font developer Paul D. Hunt surprised us with the release of a modern, elegant font under the - gasp - open font license. You can even call this release a sensation as Adobe always has been radical in protecting its fonts. They were the inventors...

Business Online

IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

September 20th, 2012
by Cameron Chapman
5
IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

Selling things online is something I think a lot of us have considered doing. And even if you haven't considered selling things yourself, it's likely that you've had clients who were interested in doing so. But getting an ecommerce site setup, even for designers and developers, can be a pain. It's often time-consuming, frustrating,...

Design

Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

September 19th, 2012
by Pavlushka
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Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

business card Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there's no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design...

Inspiration

Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

September 18th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
7
Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

In the world of photography, one area brings attention to life's finer details by focusing in a bit tighter on them. Macro photography gets up close and personal on the object before the lens, and delivers some truly moving and inspiring works of photographic art. Whatever effects are added in post, the base of...

Design

KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

September 17th, 2012
by Tom Ross
19
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...

Apps

Paper for iPad: Intuitive Sketchbook for Creative Professionals

September 16th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
12
Paper for iPad: Intuitive Sketchbook for Creative Professionals

An iPad-App by the simple name of Paper wants to transform your Apple-device into one of the oldest, but still most intuitive user interfaces there is. Thoughts, sketches, drawings, notes, whatever can be caught on a piece of paper can now be stored on your iPad, without sacrificing the ease of use of a...

Development

Your Photos Retro Style with HTML5 Canvas and Vintage.js

September 14th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
2
Your Photos Retro Style with HTML5 Canvas and Vintage.js

HTML5, JavaScript and Canvas are gaining momentum when it comes to image processing. It’s only been a few days since we introduced you to the jQuery-plugin tiltShift.js, which, you can easily guess by its name, applies the popular effect of miniaturizing to whatever image you fire it on. Today we’ll show you vintage.js. This...

Inspiration

Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

September 13th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
4
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
by Muddassir Hosein
12
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...

Development

Typography rules: Eye-Catching Headlines with slabText for jQuery

September 11th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
6
Typography rules: Eye-Catching Headlines with slabText for jQuery

Typography in web design has long been treated as an orphan. With the rise of web fonts the situation changed and thanks to jQuery we have loads of elegant little helpers to make our sites prettier. The more advanced plugins even introduce possibilities formerly only known to print designers. Today we are going to...

Tutorials

Ways to embed a Clickable SVG-Logo into Your Website

September 10th, 2012
by Stephanie Walter
15
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
by Dieter Petereit
6
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...