Design

Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

September 20th, 2011
by Speider Schneider
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Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

Most people think of a yogurt brand when they hear, “Swiss style.” As designers, we may be a bit more familiar with the Swiss school of design. Some call it the evolution of modern design. Others may think of it as just a step to where design style is now. Both may be...

Tutorials

Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

September 19th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will be learning how to create a Magnifying glass in perspective in Adobe Illustrator. When it comes to creating semi-realistic vector illustrations the most important items are to find the easiest way to create them, make sure to create reliability and to try to keep from creating objects with too...

Business Online

Types of Designers Not to Be!

September 16th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Types of Designers Not to Be!

Here we have somewhat of a cautionary tale for all of those in the field, to help guide us away from those behavioral models that we should all avoid. Well, that we should avoid if we do not wish to have the often negative connotations that are associated with these types of designers impacting...

Design

45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

September 15th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

Considering how many designers are self-taught, either in whole or in part, the importance of a solid foundation in graphic design theory is often overlooked. New designers often want to jump right into creating websites, rather than learning the basics of why some designs work and some don't. But they're putting themselves at...

Tutorials

How to Make Images Unique

September 14th, 2011
by Lisa Valuyskaya
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How to Make Images Unique

We all use images -- photos and illustrations -- in our daily design work. Lots of them. And while the best way to make sure your images are unique is to have custom photography or illustration done for you every time, this is not very realistic. Often, due to time and/or budget constraints, we...

Plugins

25 Useful Free WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blogs

September 13th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
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25 Useful Free WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blogs

There are successful bloggers who exclusively write all of the content on their blogs however the vast majority of the top blogs on the web have a number of writers producing content for them on a regular basis. When you manage a multi author blog you spend less of your time writing...

Photography

Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

September 12th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

Animated gifs, while being considered the bane of certain one-time popular social networking sites, have long been criticized by the design community. Seen as mere throwbacks to a less mature stage in the life of the internet, and therefore written off by many in the field. However, a creative duo took these...

Tutorials

Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

September 9th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be creating a design fit for any number of St. Patrick's Day uses. In this tutorial you will find useful information on how to create a pile of golden coins and a Pilgrim hat. There is one very convenient way to create a hat in Adobe Illustrator. It...

Design

Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

September 8th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

As web designers and developers we tend to view the web somewhat differently than most. Our work keeps our focus tuned to the finer points of the field as we browse, even in our time off. We tend to get inspiration from this way of seeing the web. Hints of techniques or approaches to...

Design

What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

September 7th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

It's a pretty safe bet to say that the vast majority of people like movies. They're usually entertaining and sometimes even informative or thought-provoking. But most designers probably don't pay too much attention to how they might be able to offer inspiration for website or other designs.

Design

Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

September 6th, 2011
by Tom Ross
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Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

Many websites these days have some form of welcome area on their homepage. Welcome pages generally act as an introduction for new visitors, explain the website and often prompt an action on the part of the user.

Essentials

Free Fonts : A Walk on the Grunge Side

September 5th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Free Fonts : A Walk on the Grunge Side

With so many free fonts available on the web today, it is easy to miss out on some true gems in the typographic arena. It is hard to stay on top of the latest developments and releases when there are so many outlets to turn to find your fonts. Today we...