Jun 27 2012

Life Beyond WordPress: Showcase of Blogging CMSs

When it comes to content management systems and/or blogging platforms, we know that WordPress leads the race by a mile. Hardly any other CMS comes close to WordPress in terms of popularity and ease of usage. Yet, it is always useful to know your way around an extra CMS or two. Therefore, in this article, we shall take a look at some of the ‘other’ blogging platforms, apart from WP itself.

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Jun 26 2012

Architectural Artistry: Showcase of Architectural Photography

With so many architectural marvels all around us, photographers often turn their lenses towards these structural models, and the results are often as wondrous as the architectural artistry they are capturing. So much tone and mood can be given to these lifeless constructs through the photographers’ skillful compositions or knowledgeable enhancements. Which is what we are showcasing today.

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Jun 25 2012

Exclusive Vector Freebie: Soda Red Mac OS Icons

Fresh on the heels of our last exclusive free icon set, we have another fantastic pack of icons for our readers. This time around, we were contacted by the talented crew over at TrySoda with an offer to release this brand new set of high quality Mac OS icons to our readers. These vector freebies were created with the midday summer heat in mind being beaten back by a refreshing cold soda in hand, and are modeled red after the TrySoda brand.

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Jun 22 2012

Showcase of Wonderful Responsive WordPress Themes

These days, there are more WordPress themes available than you could even hope to count. However, not all WordPress themes are created equally. Aside from having a quality design and being bug-free, the biggest issue facing web designers is the growing number of mobile and tablet users. That’s where responsive WordPress themes come in.

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Jun 21 2012

Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format, usually using images and other elements with the text to complete a story.

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Jun 20 2012

Stunning Digital Space Art

Man’s obsession with space goes back before records began, and the great unknown of the universe continues to inspire and baffle us today. Space offers artists a huge amount of inspiration to draw from, and space themed art often crosses over genres such as sci-fi, landscapes and fantasy.

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Jun 19 2012

Colors of Summer: Summertime Photography and Color Palettes

With summer on the way, and with designers always looking for great color palettes to work from, we have decided to turn our inspirational spotlight towards the colors of summer. As we have done in the past, we went in search of some photos that have perfectly captured this season, and derived color palettes from these rich moments of summertime.

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Jun 18 2012

Brushing Up: A Collection of Free Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop brushes are a hot commodity among the design community, so every now and then we like to look in on what new sets have been released to the masses. And in this post we have collected dozens of new, free Photoshop brushes to spice up your design arsenal, and help give you that push to dive into a new project, armed with decorative new design tools to take with you. Because really, when it comes to brushes, can you have too many?

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Jun 15 2012

Exclusive Vector Freebie: Ecology Icon Set

Without any doubt colorful and high quality vector icons are one of the most desirable resources in field of design. Even though the World Ecology Day is far ahead of us awareness still needs to be raised around the world. Today’s freebie collection contains 20 vector icons designed in this theme. This exclusive ecology icon set of vectors has been designed by Jasmina Stanojevic, one of our regular Illustrator experts.

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Jun 14 2012

Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

When you think of sports, probably the last thing you think about is art or the freedom of expression. You probably think about the high energy. The excitement. The competition. The sweat. The blood. The tears. All of these tend to be associated with sports, from the most physical ones like football, to the least physical ones like golf. But art and sports are not mutually exclusive. Far from it, in fact. Just look at skateboarding.

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