Design

900dpi: Hey Designer, Add a CMS to Any Website Easily!

November 18th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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900dpi: Hey Designer, Add a CMS to Any Website Easily!

Designers like lots of things, but first and foremost they like their freedom to design whatever they want in whichever way they see fit. That’s one of the reasons why homepage builders are not an option in most cases. They all limit in one way or another, though their compromises tend to get better and better. If you are more the traditional designer type,...

Deals & Giveaways

Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

November 18th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

You know and (most likely) love the concept of one-click purchasing. This is a convenient way of buying something, isn’t it? Imagine the same principle ported to design work. One click and your plain text layout looks great. This is exactly what today’s Deal of the Week will bring you. Apply a plethora of retro text effects to even the most common (and boring)...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: The Colossal Vintage Design Bundle Discounted 94 Percent

November 12th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Deal of the Week: The Colossal Vintage Design Bundle Discounted 94 Percent

If size matters, this Deal of the Week matters a lot. It represents an amazing bundle of bundles containing more than two GB of vintage design goodies in one incredible deal. The Colossal Vintage Design Bundle brings you an arsenal of vintage design elements including fonts, retro patterns, vintage monograms and letters, art deco frames, antique book covers, postcards, business cards, flourishes and much...

(Free) Services

SkitterPhoto: One Free Commercial-use Photo per Day

November 10th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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SkitterPhoto: One Free Commercial-use Photo per Day

SkitterPhoto offers commercial-use photos of high resolution and quality. If you kindly ask them, they might even give you the RAWs for free. SkitterPhoto is a project by three photographers from the Netherlands. More than 250 images are already in stock. The promise is to add at least one new picture a day. These images then "skitter" through the web, driven by the CC0...

Apps

Top Tools and Resources for Hybrid App Development

November 6th, 2014
by Tara Hornor
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Top Tools and Resources for Hybrid App Development

Do you remember when apps first appeared for smart phones? The TV commercial for the iPhone 3G’s tag-line, “There’s an app for that,” made it seem like there was an app for anything you’d ever want. It may not have been true at the time, but it certainly is now, especially with the emergence of hybrid app development in the past few years. With...

Deals & Giveaways

Sheer Madness: InkyDeals Bargains Away Thousands of Design Resources Worth Over 31,000 for 99 Dollars

November 5th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Sheer Madness: InkyDeals Bargains Away Thousands of Design Resources Worth Over 31,000 for 99 Dollars

Sometimes we stumble upon offers that sound too good to be true. That’s also what our whole editorial office thought when we encountered InkyDeals’ "Colossal Birthday Bundle". To clarify whether this was most likely just a simple typo we contacted InkyDeals and asked them. No, did they assure us, this is not an error. We are totally serious about this. We really bargain away...

Deals & Giveaways

JotForm Runs the Web Form Design Awards – Create a Great Form Design and Win 7,500 Dollars

November 5th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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JotForm Runs the Web Form Design Awards – Create a Great Form Design and Win 7,500 Dollars

JotForm, form renovators from sunny California, are taking off. Having been a major player in the form builder business for quite a while now, they decided to add broader design support to their product. And came up with a new tool called "Form Designer". This tool is just grand. As you’d rightfully expect from your favorite WYSIWYG builder Form Designer is completely intuitive to...

Inspiration

World of Design No. 2: New Zealand

November 4th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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World of Design No. 2: New Zealand

We are accustomed to believe that web design trends as well as their ardent supporters and followers tend to accumulate in the northern hemisphere: Europe, UK, America traditionally are the center of all that is happening. But what about others, extremely remote, pristine, almost unspoiled parts of the world, such as New Zealand. Is it an active and equal participant of the mainstreams? As...

Inspiration

Do You? These 35 Popular Brands Use WordPress as a CMS

November 3rd, 2014
by Andreas Hecht
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Do You? These  35 Popular Brands Use WordPress as a CMS

WordPress isn’t just a blogging software. Today sites with millions of visitors can be flawlessly driven by it. WordPress is fast and flexible and a CMS in its own right. More than 60 percent of the world’s websites already run on WordPress and its triumphal march is far from over. In fact, WordPress is the only CMS with rising distribution numbers. All other competitors...

Freelance

Brain Damage: Why Art Directors Hate Freelancers

October 31st, 2014
by Speider Schneider
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Brain Damage: Why Art Directors Hate Freelancers

Believe it or not, there are some freelancers who are morons, and I don’t mean that in the good way. In the ranks of creative children who see other possibilities, color outside the lines, make their own lines and blended two or three crayons to create new colors to captivate the senses, there were some who experienced something that set them apart from other...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: 100+ Essential 3D Mockups and Effects to Make Your Product Shine

October 30th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Deal of the Week: 100+ Essential 3D Mockups and Effects to Make Your Product Shine

Today’s Deal of the Week brings you a whole load of Photoshop templates and effects to professionally show off your designs and other products. More than 100 individual elements are part of the package. Among these, you’ll find 67 professional 3D mockups that allow you to project your designs onto a variety of surfaces. Do you want to present the design of your customer’s...

Essentials

Colorful Autumn: 20+ Free HTML/CSS, PSD and GUI Templates (October 2014 Edition)

October 29th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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Colorful Autumn: 20+ Free HTML/CSS, PSD and GUI Templates (October 2014 Edition)

Two months and it’s Christmas. Leaves are falling; the world dresses up in colorful clothing. This is the right time to let your website or whatever project you are currently creating follow. Just like last month and a whole bunch of months before we collected the best free HTML/CSS, PSD and GUI templates from around the web with a release date from October. So...