Design

35 Beautiful Examples of Fractal Flowers

January 21st, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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35 Beautiful Examples of Fractal Flowers

The beauty and appeal of flowers is immense and it is no wonder that many designers and artists use this patterns of flowers within their artworks. Same goes for the fractal art which itself is a very diversified form of artwork in terms of forms, colors, details and lights. When it incorporates the beauty of flowers, you can imagine what type of amazing and...

Design

40+ UI Design Tools and Resources

January 20th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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40+ UI Design Tools and Resources

User interface design grows and evolves on a continual basis. To stay current, you need to keep an eye on trends, new resources, and new techniques being implemented and talked about. And you also need to try things out on your own, and come up with original ideas and implementations.

Photography

Beautiful Backlit Photography

January 19th, 2011
by Prakash Ghodke
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Beautiful Backlit Photography

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Backlit photography might seem simple to do but in fact it isn't — the light behind the subject you are aiming at to include within your picture can be very tricky. This type of photography should not be mistaken for silhouette photography.

Inspiration

Showcase of Energetic Film Websites

January 18th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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Showcase of Energetic Film Websites

Who doesn’t like a good movie? Virtually every movie made has a film website these days, ranging from little more than an online place to park a trailer to a fully-immersive experience. And with the varied content, themes, and visual style of movies out there, it’s no wonder that film websites are just as varied.

Design

80+ Ultimate Collection of High Quality Free PSD Files

January 17th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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80+ Ultimate Collection of High Quality Free PSD Files

No one can deny the importance of Adobe Photoshop and the role that this amazing software plays for the designing industry. For a graphic designer, PSD files can come very handy because they can easily edit, modify and customize these files according to their own taste and desire.

Business Online

There is no ‘I’ in Team: The Basics of Teamwork

January 14th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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There is no ‘I’ in Team: The Basics of Teamwork

In the expansive and dynamic field of web design and development, there are often times when we find ourselves working as part of a team, rather than on a more isolated, lone wolf kind of project. So when we find ourselves playing under these circumstances, then we need to be at our best to ensure that we are in fact being a good team...

Photography

Unusual and Bizarre Building Designs

January 13th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Unusual and Bizarre Building Designs

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Architecture is known to be the art and science of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures with the help of a person or a computer — principally to provide shelter. In the late 20th century, different new concepts were incorporated in the area of both structure and function. This is the...

Design

For the Love of Logos: Tips, Resources, and More

January 12th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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For the Love of Logos: Tips, Resources, and More

When it comes to design projects, logo designs tend to be some of the trickiest to work with, simply because of their purpose. All design tends to be conveying a message, this is true, but most designs get to use so much more to make their points accessible to the viewer.

Photography

Stunning Vexel Artwork

January 11th, 2011
by Obaid ur Rehman
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Stunning Vexel Artwork

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Vexel art can look stunning when given a lot of time, effort and thought. For those of you who didn't know, "vexel" is the word we get when we combine the words vector and pixel. These two dimensions are complementary to each other and this unique blend is known to create great images. In today's...

Development

More on jQuery: Slider Plugins and Tutorials

January 10th, 2011
by Prakash Ghodke
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More on jQuery: Slider Plugins and Tutorials

There are a large amount of sites that use image sliders to emphasize content by using jQuery plugins. In today’s post we provide you with yet another collection of some fantastic resources for all of those among you who are interested in learning how to create image sliders with jQuery, and more!

Design

Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorials

January 7th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Are you not happy with your photograph? Want to make it look stunning and outstanding? Well, photo manipulation is your way to do that. Photo manipulation is an art which can manipulate your photograph the way you want. You can create some very cool results if you put your creativity and imagination into your photo manipulation...

Development

New Year, New Book: Smashing Book 2 Is Coming: Pre-Order Now!

January 5th, 2011
by Smashing Editorial
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New Year, New Book: Smashing Book 2 Is Coming: Pre-Order Now!

As most of you may already know, Noupe is a subsidiary of Smashing Magazine. For those of you who don’t, we offer books on the best practices in modern Web Design. Our books share technical as well as practical tips on coding, usability, optimization, typography and much more!