Jul 21 2011

How To Sell Your Designs Without The Sales Pitch

Let’s face it: sales make the world go round. But as a Web designer, you’re concerned more with fonts, color, hierarchy and images than with the sales process. Some believe that designs sell themselves; while this may be true for a few designers, it is certainly not the case for most.

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Jul 20 2011

A Roundup of Valuable Twitter Tools

It is hard to argue against the value of Twitter these days, especially for businesses and professionals looking to network and stay ahead of the curve. Like the throngs of designers and developers that have flooded this social media outlet’s streams and sapped its API since its inception. And with so many amazing tools available to expand on, and enhance the overall user’s experience, Twitter is becoming even more useful and handy than ever before.

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Jul 19 2011

A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics

In the past we have presented our readers with some inspiring and well designed infographics to demonstrate this useful presentational route that many are taking these days for content delivery. By taking statistical data that would normally be dry and otherwise lacking, and designing the information in such a way that it becomes not only more digestible, but also exciting and somewhat interactive. Today we are doing it again!

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Jul 18 2011

Global Web Design Trends: South America

We live in a global world that has an overflow of information. The Internet has given us access to very different cultures and allowed us to share much more information than ever before. But do different regions have their own specific Web design trends?

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Jul 17 2011

How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustrator

Today we will will go through creation process of a Medieval Knight Shield in Adobe Illustrator. We will try to create nice, shiny Shield that can be used as the website icon or a company  logo. Creation process is quite simple. All we have to do is to use simple shape as ellipse, to distort it a little bit and to combine it with other shapes. Beside that we will get the chance to play with nice metal gradients, trying to create an impression of the light reflection on the shiny metal.

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Jul 14 2011

The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

Within web design ‘calls to action‘ can be defined as any element of the page that prompt an action of the user. However, clearly some actions are more desirable than others. For example, any site owner would prefer users to click on a ‘buy now’ link than a ‘twitter’ link.

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Jul 13 2011

Obscure and Valuable Keyboard Shortcuts

If there is one thing that many of us in the design and development fields love, it is shortcuts. Those lovely little timesavers and workflow improvers that quickly get us where we need to go in fewer motions. Effectively keeping us in stride, as we navigate our computers and various apps using the shortcuts that we have picked up along the way. But even the most alert of those among us will have numerous hotkeys go under our radar, as there are just so many out there.

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Jul 12 2011

A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

As summer hits and gets underway, many are drawn back to those summer days of our youth. Memories of summer breaks filled with vacation from school, home, and many other places or responsibilities get us in a sort of retrospective mindset. It is with that theme in hand that we have compiled this bountiful resource post for our readers in a retro frame of mind.

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Jul 11 2011

50+ Useful CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

CSS tools are essential for web developers because they act like a sort of magic lamp that can simplify the job at hand. Most development tools are time savers that are there to help developers create stylish, functional and optimized websites with a few shortcuts.

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Jul 08 2011

How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be learning how to create a cute circus tent in Adobe Illustrator. Get ready to use some basic tools such as Pen Tool and some quite useful Pathfinder features. We will create colorful balloons and flowers as well. The illustration can be used for multiply purpose such as Birthday invitations, Circus posters, etc. Now let us move from words to deeds!

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