Design

Practical Typography: The Only Book You’ll Need to Turn Pro

September 29th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Practical Typography: The Only Book You’ll Need to Turn Pro

Matthew Butterick is a writer, typographer and lawyer from Los Angeles. As a lawyer he is aqcuainted to reading professionally produced material, as a writer he wants to stick to the same standards, and as a typographer he creates the fonts needed to achieve that. Besides outstanding fonts Butterick also created the web-based book "Practical Typography" which I stumbled upon just recently. "Practical Typography"...

Inspiration

WTF? Quirky and Unusual Packaging and Advertorial Designs

September 26th, 2014
by Tara Hornor
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WTF? Quirky and Unusual Packaging and Advertorial Designs

For both packaging and advertisements, one of the most important elements is that the design stands out from its surroundings, whether this is on a shelf or in a magazine. The catch is that it shouldn’t just stand out, however. A good marketing design is one that will also capture attention long enough to leave a lasting impression on the consumer. And also just...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Convert Photos to Painted Art With These Impressive Photoshop Actions

September 25th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Deal of the Week: Convert Photos to Painted Art With These Impressive Photoshop Actions

Flat design is all the rage these days. But imagine a flat design website equipped with full-fledged real-life photos. This might or might not look too good. Have you ever thought of taking the complexity out of the imagery as well? How about converting photos into more of cartoon-style drawings, bringing them closer to the flat style of your over-all site design? With the...

IMHO

I Hate Parallax Scrolling – Here’s Why You Should Too

September 25th, 2014
by Speider Schneider
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I Hate Parallax Scrolling – Here’s Why You Should Too

Parallax scrolling for websites is the new hotness! Then again, so were glitter unicorns and type for MySpace pages and websites galore. The web moves fast and there’s a difference between a fad and a trend. So, is parallax scrolling a good addition to your website? Here’s a look at the top parallax scrolling websites, their strengths—and weaknesses. Overview If you haven’t seen a...

Essentials

Refreshing Like September Rain: 20+ Free HTML/CSS, PSD and GUI Templates for Trendy Designs

September 24th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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Refreshing Like September Rain: 20+ Free HTML/CSS, PSD and GUI Templates for Trendy Designs

Autumn is approaching. While I write this, the world around me seems about to drown. Rain is hammering against my window. Face it, it’s September 2014. And while it’s not always a good thing to see nice seasons leave and nasty seasons come, there is one upside of time flying by and this is the availability of the next stack of templates from our...

Themes

End of Shirking: 20 Free WordPress Themes Fresh from September 2014

September 23rd, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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End of Shirking: 20 Free WordPress Themes Fresh from September 2014

In between summer and fall, one can easily get surprised while wearing a t-shirt outside. I chuckled quite a few times already. It is then when I like my office most. Sitting in front of the computer with its warm glow, working on WordPress projects harder than ever – well, at least harder than ever since the middle of spring. WordPress is just that...

Deals & Giveaways

MotoPress Content Editor for WordPress: The Winners

September 23rd, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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MotoPress Content Editor for WordPress: The Winners

Last week we started a giveaway together with our friends over at MotoPress. You had the chance to win a 384 dollar value of licenses of their visual content editor plugin for WordPress. As promised we asked our magic fairy to conjure up the winners. And here are the results. The lucky ones are: Personal licenses: 1. Jens, ‘That would be awesome, am building...

Inspiration

World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

September 22nd, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

From Sevastopol to Kiev, from Lviv to Donetsk – the Ukraine is a huge country with a long, rich history as well as dramatic landscapes and seascapes. Under its wings live various ethnic groups with a wide and diverse cultural background. The Ukraine or better the Ukrainians definitely have something to show off. It is a motherland of splendid embroidery, lavish traditional costumes, and...

Essentials

For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

September 19th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

Typography in the world of web design is only still growing in importance, while in the world of print design noone doubts the importance of great type choices and craftsmenship. Every artist understands that this is able to either make or break your design, no matter how lavish or unique it looks. Harmony in design aesthetics is what really matters, and typography plays a...

Inspiration

Noteworthy: 8 New Incredible Illustrators of the Future

September 18th, 2014
by Tara Hornor
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Noteworthy: 8 New Incredible Illustrators of the Future

Whether you are an admirer and lover of illustration or in need of a fantastic illustrator who has a fresh look, you may find exactly what you need in one of the following eight illustrators of the future. All are fairly new to the online scene, and most of them are still students. A few have already built up somewhat of a following, even...

Essentials

30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

September 17th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

Of course could you delve into flat style design digging through informative aka dry articles that cover fundamental principles and basic techniques and let you know all of the principles and theory behind what you are about to do. Or you could go studying real world examples. This will let you get the hang of prototyping flat style projects quickly and effectively. What we...

Essentials

Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

September 16th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

Establishing your company in the real as well as the virtual world is an essential step towards success. While websites, profiles in social media, and mobile apps help to conquer the internet, in the real world things are less simple and straightforward. Still you are blessed with a wide selection of choices. You can go for press/television advertisements or various public campaigns, but before...