Sep 03 2013

Scratching The Surface: 40 High-Grade Textures for Print and Web Projects

Textures are what you need if you want a surface to look realistic. Sure, you might as well create them digitally, e.g. using Photoshop. Yet, Photoshop’s results are much too clean to fake reality in a believable manner. If you want to create a photorealistic texture with your favorite image editor, you’ll need to combine filters with filters on filters, ’til days end. Why not walk the easy path and choose one of the following textures based on photos in different resolutions?

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Sep 02 2013

Ionize CMS: Multilingual Developers Dreams Come True

Moving on with our series of CMS reviews, today we will be focusing on another developer-friendly Content Management System: Ionize CMS. Ionize CMS is a flexible open source CMS, that uses PhpStorm and CodeIgniter. Managed by Studio Partikule of France, it has its own module engine and can be used to power a wide plethora of websites. Also, Ionize CMS is equipped with the very liberal MIT license.

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Aug 30 2013

Webydo: The Center of Your Web Design Business

You are a designer looking for ways to increase your customerbase? You want to design faster and less expensive? You want to create websites the way you are used to from creating print designs? You don’t want to mangle with code or – even worse – collaborate with programmers? If you answer yes to at least one of these questions, you should definitely read on. Because what you’ll find out might change your life… (Additionally, we have an exclusive offer for you at the end of the article.)

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Aug 29 2013

Building an Interactive Navigation Bar with HTML/CSS

A straightforward navigation structure can increase the usability of your site, and make information easy to find. By using basic HTML and CSS, you can build a horizontal nav bar that provides interaction when a user hovers over a navigation link.

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Aug 28 2013

Full Throttle: Rapid Development with CodeIgniter and FUEL CMS

In the last two installations of my CMS review articles, I had focused on CMSs such as ImpressPages and CouchCMS that catered primarily to designers or end users, that is, folks who are not developers. In order to have a balance of power, we shall now shift our attention towards a Content Management System that is entirely meant for web developers and coders. In the following article, I will be taking a closer look at FUEL CMS, a modular-based framework and Content Management System.

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Aug 27 2013

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 surely inspire, probably even impress you…

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Aug 26 2013

Picking The Ideal Open Source eCommerce Option: 5 Major Players Overview

With the number of active users on the internet ever on the rise, more and more people are turning towards online shopping as compared to regular market shopping. As a result, several e-stores are coming up, including ones that function entirely as a web-based eCommerce store, or others that have both physical outlets and eCommerce solutions. If you are planning to start your own eCommerce website, or intend to sell your products and services online via your site in an easy manner, you have come to the right place. In this article, I shall be evaluating the pros and cons of some of the most popular and well-known open source eCommerce Content Management Systems and solutions.

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Aug 23 2013

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.

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Aug 22 2013

Potato-Proof: Content Management Uncomplicated with CouchCMS

Back in June, I did a review of ImpressPages CMS, a popular drag and drop Content Management System that has been designed with the end-user in mind. Carrying from ImpressPages, today I shall be taking a closer look at another CMS meant for the end users — CouchCMS.

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Aug 21 2013

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? They are well worth the inspiration, aren’t they …

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