Design

20 High Quality, Extraordinary & Free Web PSD Templates

September 26th, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
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20 High Quality, Extraordinary & Free Web PSD Templates

No matter who you are or what your business may be, you will always want your website design to stand out. Having an extraordinary website allows you to stay on the mind of most of your visitors and can help translate how unique your product or service is to someone.

Business Online

A Roundup of Valuable Facebook Tools

September 23rd, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
4
A Roundup of Valuable Facebook Tools

Not long ago we had a post featuring some valuable Twitter tools, and we received requests to do the same kind of post for Facebook. In the interest of giving our readers what they want, and the community content that is useful, this post was born. Today we are presenting a list of...

Business Online

The 21 Greatest SEO Myths of the Modern World

September 22nd, 2011
by James Agate
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The 21 Greatest SEO Myths of the Modern World

They say that ignorance is bliss and knowledge is power but somewhere between these clichés there’s a spot reserved for individuals who possess a little too much knowledge to be blissful but still only enough knowledge to be dangerous.

Photography

Showcase of Fabulous Underwater Photography

September 21st, 2011
by Robert Bowen
10
Showcase of Fabulous Underwater Photography

When in search of inspiration, one recipe that tends to always produce successful results is to look at the world around you in a different light, so to speak. This flipped perspective can often lead our thinking and creative processes out of the box, as we see things differently than we normally would. Photographers are...

Design

Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

September 20th, 2011
by Speider Schneider
9
Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

Most people think of a yogurt brand when they hear, “Swiss style.” As designers, we may be a bit more familiar with the Swiss school of design. Some call it the evolution of modern design. Others may think of it as just a step to where design style is now. Both may be...

Tutorials

Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

September 19th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
18
Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will be learning how to create a Magnifying glass in perspective in Adobe Illustrator. When it comes to creating semi-realistic vector illustrations the most important items are to find the easiest way to create them, make sure to create reliability and to try to keep from creating objects with too...

Business Online

Types of Designers Not to Be!

September 16th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
56
Types of Designers Not to Be!

Here we have somewhat of a cautionary tale for all of those in the field, to help guide us away from those behavioral models that we should all avoid. Well, that we should avoid if we do not wish to have the often negative connotations that are associated with these types of designers impacting...

Design

45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

September 15th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
23
45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

Considering how many designers are self-taught, either in whole or in part, the importance of a solid foundation in graphic design theory is often overlooked. New designers often want to jump right into creating websites, rather than learning the basics of why some designs work and some don't. But they're putting themselves at...

Tutorials

How to Make Images Unique

September 14th, 2011
by Lisa Valuyskaya
28
How to Make Images Unique

We all use images -- photos and illustrations -- in our daily design work. Lots of them. And while the best way to make sure your images are unique is to have custom photography or illustration done for you every time, this is not very realistic. Often, due to time and/or budget constraints, we...

Plugins

25 Useful Free WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blogs

September 13th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
80
25 Useful Free WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blogs

There are successful bloggers who exclusively write all of the content on their blogs however the vast majority of the top blogs on the web have a number of writers producing content for them on a regular basis. When you manage a multi author blog you spend less of your time writing...

Photography

Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

September 12th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
51
Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

Animated gifs, while being considered the bane of certain one-time popular social networking sites, have long been criticized by the design community. Seen as mere throwbacks to a less mature stage in the life of the internet, and therefore written off by many in the field. However, a creative duo took these...

Tutorials

Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

September 9th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
6
Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be creating a design fit for any number of St. Patrick's Day uses. In this tutorial you will find useful information on how to create a pile of golden coins and a Pilgrim hat. There is one very convenient way to create a hat in Adobe Illustrator. It...