Nov 17 2011

Getting Started With jQuery: A Beginner’s Resource Guide

Javascript is one of a web designer’s best friends. Learning how to use this powerful tool to its fullest potential can prove invaluable to our work and our clients. jQuery helps make JS more accessible. jQuery is a free, fast, and concise JavaScript library that allows you to efficiently write cross-browser javascript code to make Ajax requests, animate elements, manipulate the DOM, and do a variety of user interface manipulations.

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Nov 16 2011

The Prioritization of Design

When we design we have a hierarchy that we are responsible to, which is what drives us to deliver a great design. In this way, there are three groups that we effectively owe the design to. And while most of the community would agree on the three areas that we are beholden to, many of us completely prioritize them differently. Those that we owe the design or are responsible to are the client, the users, and last but certainly not least the design itself, its goals and purpose.

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Nov 15 2011

A Showcase of Industrial Photography

Through the photographer’s lens, so much beauty can be extracted from the world around us. Even from the most unusual and unexpected places, these artists find captures overflowing with inspirational energy. Take for example those who turn their lens towards the industrial. Large metal structures, both new and aged, twisting and climbing their way into these photographers focus and becoming something beautiful.

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Nov 14 2011

Fall & Autumn Inspired Illustrations

Fall is a very special time for people because it means a chance to enjoy family and enjoy the holidays. It isn’t too cold or too hot and we get the joy of knowing a new year is right around the corner. The leaves falling and the cold coming in can sometimes be off-putting but for many artists it is a great source of inspiration.

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Nov 11 2011

Peter Max: Peace, Love and Inspiration

As young kids, we all had our favorite posters adorning our rooms. From motorcycles to kittens to Justin Bieber photos… for which the coming years will hold guilt and embarrassment. Thanks to my hippie parents, I had Peter Max posters. In fact, I had a Peter Max room! While I loved the Beatles and Yellow Submarine (which was inspired by Max’s work but not done by him), sleeping in a psychedelic room made me the man I am today and please withhold the wisecracks, my longtime friends!

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Nov 10 2011

Stunning Photo Manipulations Inspired by Nature

Nature is a popular subject amongst the Photoshop community, and subsequently is featured in a lot of photo-manipulation work. Nature is really the perfect subject for photo-manipulations as it’s so visually engaging. Think of the four elements, or a beautiful landscape, or a fierce animal. All these things are products of nature, and all of them are visually engaging.

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Nov 09 2011

40+ Great Examples of Facebook Fan Pages

Facebook has become an essential part of promoting a website or service online. Small blogs, discussion forums and huge commercial companies such as Coca-Cola and McDonalds are all using Facebook to promote their brand and interact with fans and customers.

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Nov 08 2011

Collection of Classy and Clever iPhone Wallpapers

With so much talk about the iPhone 5 making its way around the web, we figured that it was time that we put together a collection of iPhone wallpapers for our readers. Knowing how fond the design and development community is of decorating their devices, we turned to some of the finest iPhone wallpapers that the community currently has on offer to help them find a new gem for their iDevices. Below are the fruits of that search.

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Nov 07 2011

Tips And Tricks: Increase The Realism Of Your Vector Images In Adobe Illustrator

Over the years, Adobe Illustrator has become one of the top applications for creating vector illustrations. There is almost nothing you can’t make in Illustrator. It is a powerful tool for creating vectors for all kind of logos, websites, icons, business cards, print materials, etc. One of the best features of the vector format is its ability to scale up or down to any size without any loss in quality (unlike raster illustrations).

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Nov 04 2011

Photography in Fashion

When worlds collide, it is said to be a cataclysmic event. That tends to ring true no matter where this adage gets applied. For instance, when the photography and fashion worlds collide the resulting inspirational discharge can be breathtaking. Two varied visual artforms melding together, their emotive power and intensity combining in a raw presentation that begs for its viewers attention.

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