Dec 02 2012

20 Unusual Wallpapers For The iPhone 5

Wallpapers – totally useless, but much sighed-for. I never met anybody who really did not have a more or less elaborate wallpaper on his device. Some do prefer extremely minimal variants though. First started on computer screens, wallpapers are omnipresent on any kind of device nowadays – as long as it features a screen. iPhone users had to wait quite a while before Apple made changeable wallpaper graphics available in iOS. I went and searched for some extraordinary pieces I intended to use on my own brand-new iPhone 5. And here is what I came up with…

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Nov 30 2012

Street Art In Thailand: Chiang Mai Graffiti

The meaning of a street artist’s work comes not only from its content, but also the laws, politics and religion, both official and unofficial, that govern the region. In Chiang Mai, in Thailand, street art is not necessarily illegal – the streets are filled with trash, good luck symbols and homemade signs – but many natives will tell you it is a form of expression that has no connection whatsoever with their country. They claim the few working artists are either westerners or Thais – mostly students – obsessed with western culture. But…

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Nov 29 2012

16 Free WordPress Themes Released In The Month of November 2012

You’re right folks, it is the end of another awesome month, and I’m back with a collection of WordPress themes released during November 2012. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday… and what not! The month of November was full of activity, and in terms of free themes as well, WordPress users received many treats! To begin with, Web2Feel released four free themes, followed by WPExplorer’s three awesome themes, along with many others by various developers and theme providers. So let’s delve right into the WP themes released during the month of November 2012.

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Nov 28 2012

Is Managed WordPress Hosting The Best Solution For Your Website?

Quality web hosting has always been in popular demand. No matter how good your website is, at the end of the day, awesome content and wonderful design will have little effect on your visitors if they are having a hard time reaching your website! Let’s be straight: If you want your website to be a success, you must consider a proper web host. Speaking of successful websites, a growing number of them are powered by WordPress. As a result, web hosting companies begin specializing on WordPress. So, what exactly is managed WP hosting all about, and who are the major players? Read on as we attempt to answer this question in the following lines.

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Nov 27 2012

ByPeople: Download Your Free 5GB Bundle Of Templates, Icons, Logos, Banners, Backgrounds And More Today

2013 will see a new resource for web designers. ByPeople is going to bring you a market packed with icons, templates, PSDs, logos and lots more. ByPeople promises to deliver everything web-ninjas could ever need. To shorten the wait its creators decided to put up a large archive for free. The archive, containing hundreds of design elements, comes at a weight of around 700 MB to a desktop near you. All you need to do is get your hands at an app that’s able to unpack a 7z-archive and tell ByPeople your mail address.

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Nov 26 2012

Find Your Perfect Match: Collection of Free Thematic Social Icons Sets

Leather Social Icons Set by Sylvain Guizard

How many times have you stumbled into a website that captivates you with its unique, remarkable design, where every functional part shines with originality? Then, when you decide to follow this creative person you suddenly discover that social media icons are just ordinary squares with recognizable colors and logos that barely fit into the whole composition. And as a result the overall effect fades away, the first impression proves wrong. It would seem that such a tiny thing as set of 32 px sized icons can’t bring disharmony, but as all we know, good design depends on attention to the details. Put that way even such a small part can radically change th general impression of what you see. An alternative would be creating everything from scratch. But that can be really time-consuming, especially with uncommon design intentions. What do we all do? We stroll along the broad avenues and tiny sideways of the world wide web, hoping to find these little helpers to make the web design shiny and impressive. Though this might cost a little time as well as money, generally, it is worth it. To save you from wasting hours of your productive time, we have picked 25 diverse social icon packs that can definitely outshine other ordinary collections and make your website design exceptional and memorable.

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Nov 24 2012

The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

The people at UK web hosting company Heart Internet wanted to find out what web designers think of their jobs, their perspectives and the industry as a whole. As 5oo designers had their say, the results may well be seen as at least not totally out of range. Still they are not representative for the industry as a whole. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the key findings…

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Nov 23 2012

Viewport Resizer: Extremely Flexible Bookmarklet Lets You Test Different Resolutions Easily

A web designer’s tasks are far from getting easier. More and more different resolutions come to market and have to be addressed in professional layouts. The formerly rather simple distinction between a site for mobile and another for desktop users is not sufficient anymore. With the success of smartphones of the most different sizes the problem grows bigger by the hour. Of course we have media queries to address different resolutions properly. And even though they do work in the majority of cases you still have to test them properly.

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Nov 22 2012

Design Kindle: New Resource For Web Designers Offers Icons, Textures, UIs And More For Free

Web designers are natural born searchers. They are on a continuous quest for icons, textures, inspiration, whatever helps get the next project done. If everything works fine they find what they were looking for and if things run really well the findings can be used freely. I know that Design Kindle is exactly where you should start your search. I assume a high probability that your search not only starts but also ends there. Design Kindle, a new resource for web designers, offers freebies – well – freely and in high quality and with no restrictions for commercial projects. Get the point?

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Nov 21 2012

40+ Fresh and Free Web UI and Mobile Kits for Developers and Designers

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In this round-up, we are showcasing fresh and free web UI design kits as well as some mobile kits. This collection will astonish you, but, more importantly, save your valuable time. Designing a user interface (UI) is a difficult task, because it takes lots of time and needs loads of patience as well. Furthermore, designing user interfaces from scratch is very stressful work. But why re-invent the wheel on a daily basis? With these fresh and smart UI design and mobile kits, you can easily portray your ideas to your clients and give a very stylish look to their websites. All these kits are downloadable for free. Enjoy!

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