Aug 23 2011

100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

Navigation is such an important part of your website. It’s how your visitors navigate to the main areas of your site and makes it easy for them to find your good content.

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Aug 22 2011

Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.2

Last week we had a showcase of Italian web design from a member of the Italian web design community. This week we have a showcase from a different perspective. This week, we have a showcase and look at Italian web design from a designer outside of that community. Complete with interviews and more, this second installment will hopefully paint a fuller picture of the state of the web design industry in Italy.

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Aug 19 2011

Traditional Darkroom Photography: Hipsters in the Darkroom

In these digital days of Hipstamatic and Instagram and any number of photography related apps, the world wide web is inundated with hipster shutterbugs and their galleries of enhanced, or filtered photos. So much so, that many people forget the traditional roots that these digital effects spawned from and the mastery so many still practice.

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Aug 18 2011

40+ High Quality Free Icon Sets in PSD Format

It goes without saying that high-quality PSD files are some of the most precious resources for a designer. This is the reason why even the most skilled and experienced designers are constantly on the look out for new PSD files to add to their toolboxes so they are armed and ready for whatever their next client or project has to throw at them.

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Aug 17 2011

How To Spend Less Time With Social Media

With Google+ hitting the scene, many in the design and development communities have had their productivity schedules thrown up in the air. This latest development in the social media networking waters has caused many to once more, begin losing themselves and their time to that old familiar interloper. So we have had requests from readers, on ways that we can spend less time with social media and actually get some work done.

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Aug 16 2011

Batch Processing: 25 Tools and Techniques for Images and Documents

Converting images or files by hand can be a hugely time-consuming process. But how often do clients send us files in formats that can’t be directly used on their website or project? If you’re like most designers, your answer is probably “pretty often.”

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Aug 15 2011

Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.1

It all started in the middle 90s. The Internet in Italy was slowly coming out from its early age when it was somehow still synonymous with cyber-culture. World Wide Web was becoming larger known and young dudes with 14k remote modem connections were spending their nights updating rudimentary personal pages on Geocities all along the Belpaese.

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Aug 12 2011

Showcase of Gorgeous Black and White Websites

These days, black and white website designs are becoming a trend because of their simplicity and attractiveness. Black and white website layouts are especially elegant, efficient and effective for creating expansive typographic layouts that create a huge impact when partnered with the freshness and mystery these two simple colors bring to the design.

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Aug 11 2011

Websites Shouldn’t Look The Same Across Different Browsers…Here Is Why

Not long ago, on our sister site Smashing, we had a post discussing the communities adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 before they have become standards, and during that dialog we stumbled across another point that needed a bit more diving into. It was proposed that client’s expectations are somewhat unrealistic when it comes to their websites looking the same across all browsers and systems.

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Aug 10 2011

Phoning It In: Beautiful iPhone Photography

Most designers and developers jumped on to the mobile bandwagon as soon as the market broke. So many new avenues were made available, and the field gained a new route of accessibility. Another area that the new smartphone pandemic has impacted is photography.

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