Inspiration

Stunning Infographics and Data Visualization

February 2nd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Stunning Infographics and Data Visualization

Information graphics, or infographics, are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. The graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as on signs and maps and in journalism, technical writing and education. Today, infographics surround us in the media, in published works both mainstream and scientific and in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would...

Design

An Explosion of Adobe Fireworks Resources

February 1st, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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An Explosion of Adobe Fireworks Resources

An often overlooked member of the Adobe Creative Suite is Adobe Fireworks. This application software can be used to create vectors, design application interfaces, digital artwork, and create rapid prototypes of websites. Adobe Fireworks can also generate PDF’s, export CSS based layouts, and a variety of other features. However, Adobe Fireworks resources are not easy to find. Resources are scattered among many different websites,...

Business Online

5 Simple Tips for Improving Designer-Client Relationships

January 29th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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5 Simple Tips for Improving Designer-Client Relationships

By Aaron Griffith Good business relationships rarely just happen. While a smitten designer and their starry-eyed client may start out well with a "honeymoon" of a successful initial project launch, things can get rocky fast. The once-anticipated phone calls requesting new designs that used to be welcomed are now dreaded, and the previously infrequent and brief revision requests are now hostile diatribes critiquing every...

Essentials

Free and Commercial Script Fonts

January 28th, 2010
by Callum Chapman
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Free and Commercial Script Fonts

Searching for new fonts, whether they be serif, sans-serif or script fonts can take a ridiculously long time – time that should probably be spent working. This round-up showcases a great selection of script fonts to use in your latest design projects. Most of the fonts are premium fonts from as low as 8.95 USD, although there are a few free fonts among the...

Inspiration

40 Insane Ice Sculptures

January 27th, 2010
by Tim Mercer
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40 Insane Ice Sculptures

Ice sculpture is a beautiful yet temporary art form. Countless hours went into many of these amazing creations only to have them melt away. Luckily, they’re preserved through photography for us to marvel at for ever. In this post we present 40 Insane Ice Sculptures that will certainly impress you.

Inspiration

50 Stunning Political Artworks

January 26th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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50 Stunning Political Artworks

Graffiti artwork has been initially used by Ancient Greece, Roman Empire and Urban Gangs to mark their territory and also by some social and political purposes as well. Some politicians are also using this form of art for the purpose of their election campaigns. But now, it has become an inspiring way to put across your thoughts and ideas in the most enticing and...

Development

45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials

January 25th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials

By Paul Andrew As many of us know, the initial 15-20 seconds of a new user’s visit to a web site will have a large impact on whether on not they are going to like or dislike the site, prompting them to decide whether they will stay or go. This means it’s vital that you follow usability rules with common design practices and layout...

Inspiration

45 Superb Examples of Warrior and Battle Art

January 22nd, 2010
by Nousheen Aquil
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45 Superb Examples of Warrior and Battle Art

Let us help you in enlightening your creative approach towards showcasing battle art and brave warriors. We all are very much inspired by the bravery of Great War Heroes. Many artists around the globe constantly showcasing their imaginative presentation of war and their heroes. Here, we have also gathered some interesting representations of battle field and war. These images are purely imaginative but you...

Design

Tips for Coding and Designing Usable Web Forms

January 21st, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Tips for Coding and Designing Usable Web Forms

By Louis Lazaris The web form has been one of the most discussed elements in web design for more than ten years now. We can’t help it. Call-to-action functionality often leads users to a form; purchases are made using forms; users register or subscribe using forms — the uses for forms are endless. While it is fairly easy to slap together a form in...

Photography

35 Truly Dramatic Examples of Animal Photography

January 20th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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35 Truly Dramatic Examples of Animal Photography

Sometimes we take wildlife pictures that we see in books and magazines for granted; seldom does it give you the impressions that they were taken easily. The truth is, photographing animals (especially in wildlife) is very involved, such a moment could only be told through some timely amazing shots. For someone who loves animals, photographing them can be both very fulfilling and frustrating at...

Inspiration

Mind-Blowing Female Vexel Illustrations

January 19th, 2010
by Obaid ur Rehman
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Mind-Blowing Female Vexel Illustrations

Looking for some inspiring and appealing vexel illustrations? Here you go. Today we present probably one of the most distinguished forms of art. Basically, Vexel is the combination of two words; “Vector” and “Pixel”, and can be defined as the pixel-based form of digital art that emulates the vector graphics technique, but is different from normal vector graphics or raster images. Vexel designs can...

Essentials

40 Valuable Tools and Resources For Web Designers

January 18th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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40 Valuable Tools and Resources For Web Designers

Web development can be tricky and time-consuming. To be more effective and productive, we, designers and developers, can integrate useful tools in our daily routine. Also, handy resources can be very valuable as they can help us enhance communication with clients and other developers as well as improve the quality of our work. We are permanently looking for new tools, techniques, resources and services...