Inspiration

A Showcase of BOLD Typography in Web Design

May 16th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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A Showcase of BOLD Typography in Web Design

Excellent typography looks attractive while at the same time remains completely functional. The beauty of typography lies in that it vividly communicates with the visitors and keeps them informed about what they have come to the website for. Although the graphics play a key role in any web design, properly implementing the...

Inspiration

What Color Is Your Money? Showcase of Bank Websites Worldwide

May 13th, 2011
by Alison Fay Binney
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What Color Is Your Money? Showcase of Bank Websites Worldwide

Having lived and worked in various countries during the past 15 years, I have accumulated quite a few different bank accounts. On any given day, some of us may actually need to log on to at least three bank websites. And while one wouldn't normally turn to a bank website...

Essentials

50+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

May 12th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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50+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Designing an icon set may sound like an easy thing to do but in actuality it is much easier said than done. Many designers end up with a disaster, while some more matured and experienced designers successfully meet the expectations and deliver.

Interviews

Interview with Germán Covacevich

May 11th, 2011
by Marilina Maraviglia
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Interview with Germán Covacevich

Germán Covacevich, also known as Cova, is a freelance illustrator and digital painter based in Rosario, Argentina with a portfolio that features a vast cross-section of disciplines and styles. And he also finds time to sing and play the guitar along with his band.

Business Online

Building Manageable Growth on the Web

May 10th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
4
Building Manageable Growth on the Web

One of the greatest things about the web can also prove to be its deadliest of business snares at the same time. That is the opportunity it provides for growing and expanding your business via the internet. Which is one of the main reasons that the web based business market continues to grow at...

Inspiration

Better Resources for Photographic Inspiration

May 9th, 2011
by Alison Fay Binney
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Better Resources for Photographic Inspiration

We are always on an endeavor to make our reader's lives a little easier. That is why every now and again we trawl through the internet for you to muster up some of the best inspiration resources we can find. Great photography can be as inspiring as any other form of art or design.

Design

How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator

May 6th, 2011
by Sharon Milne
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How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator

Today we're going to show you a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create a glamorous portrait using a stock reference. The final result will be 100% vector; therefore will retain its scalable properties. This walk through is ideal for those an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Illustrator. Illustrator CS5 was...

Apps

Choosing the Right Tools for Your Mobile Project

May 5th, 2011
by Nick Francis
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Choosing the Right Tools for Your Mobile Project

Mobile web browsing is the next big thing. At least that's what the pundits say. Recent data shows there are about 4 billion mobile users (almost half the planet) (source). In 2011, smartphone sales will surpass desktop/laptop computer sales, moving over 400 million units per year (source).

Photography

Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

May 4th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

In the design world, one type of sought after resource centers around that misty natural special effect called fog or smoke. Look around and you will see numerous textures, brushes, and tutorials all focusing on capturing that vaporesque element in our work. So today we thought we might take this fascination one...

Design

Creative Brainstorming: 50 Examples of The Logo Design Process

May 3rd, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Creative Brainstorming: 50 Examples of The Logo Design Process

Everyone knows how important a logo is to your identity and brand. Every business, online and offline, requires a logo. A logo represents your company and products to potential customers.

IMHO

Community Roundtable: How Important is Content Strategy on Your Sites?

May 2nd, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Community Roundtable: How Important is Content Strategy on Your Sites?

Ask nearly any blogger or website runner and they will tell you that content is king. We hear it all the time. However, still many of the design and development community ignore any responsibility for this aspect given that the users or client will usually be responsible for creating said...

Tutorials

Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

April 29th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

An attractive and compelling background adds depth to your graphics, banners or ads; and for this reason is of great importance. Sure there are some people who might not notice backgrounds, but the role they play in making the entire artwork look more interesting and visually alluring is paramount.