Design

100+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets

May 26th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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100+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets

Designers all over the world are on a constant search to find useful Photoshop brushes. This is because they know having a good collection of Photoshop brushes can save them in their time of need. Although there are countless brush sets are available for Adobe Photoshop that make finding Brush sets an easier...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Speeding Up WordPress

May 25th, 2011
by Alex Denning
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Speeding Up WordPress

Whether you’re using WordPress as a CMS, a blog or somewhere between the two, as a portfolio site, making sure your site runs quickly is absolutely paramount in this day and age. This article and screencast combo takes you through how to use a variety of tips, tricks and techniques in order to make your WordPress...

Photography

40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

May 24th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

As we move forward leaving our history behind us, time takes its toll upon that which we have left there. For centuries people have been building structures that have weathered and ruined over time, and in those ruins is more than a rich reminder of our past. There lies an abundance of inspiration...

Development

Cool and Useful jQuery Image and Content Sliders and Slideshows

May 23rd, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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Cool and Useful jQuery Image and Content Sliders and Slideshows

Looking for some cool new (and free) jQuery slider plug-ins and scripts? Then here is the perfect round-up created just for you. Here, we have collected the best of the freshest jQuery plug-ins for creating amazing image and content sliders. Because all of these plug-ins come with different functionality, this...

Business Online

Distraction Management: How To NOT Procrastinate or Get Distracted

May 20th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Distraction Management: How To NOT Procrastinate or Get Distracted

Whenever we are working on a design, facing a deadline, it is of the utmost importance that we stay on track and power through til the end. Doing whatever is necessary to keep us walking with progress over stalling with digression.

Essentials

50 Free and High-Quality Icon Sets

May 19th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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50 Free and High-Quality Icon Sets

A beautiful and elegant icon set is an asset to any good web design. Creative use of an icon set can help make or break the overall look of the design. Freebie design components, especially beautiful icon sets can be found in nearly every designer's toolbox, or if not already among their tools, then...

Design

Graphical Design with OSS

May 18th, 2011
by Val Kotlarov
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Graphical Design with OSS

Many designers don’t use graphical Open Source Software. This is not a coincidence: usually they don’t understand it, don’t like or even despise it. Since using the free software requires more time and technical knowledge — it seems easier to pay for a working package from a well-known vendor.

Essentials

Freebie: Blog-O-Folio WordPress Theme Version 1.0

May 17th, 2011
by Bhanu Ahluwalia
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Freebie: Blog-O-Folio WordPress Theme Version 1.0

Blog-O-Folio is a free 2 column Wordpress Theme suitable for any and all of your corporate, portfolio or personal blog needs. With a wide variety of tunable theme options and functionality to merge your portfolio with the blog, it is now ultra easy to maintain your blog and portfolio at the same time.

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.