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15 Lug/10

Eco-Friendly Design Tutorials and Resources Round-Up

Eco-Friendly Design Tutorials and Resources Round-Up

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Eco-friendly is in! With all the global warming issues threatening the world today, ‘going green‘ becomes the keyword as everyone around us scurry to do their part to save our planet. It shouldn’t be surprising to us to see that the world is moving towards the direction of environmental friendliness as we see more and more green products in our everyday lives, all for the sake of preserving nature. Whether...

13 Lug/10

Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography

Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The word ‘bokeh’ derives from the Japanese for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’, and in photography describes the effect found in out-of-focus regions of images. Different lens designs, aperture shapes and sizes, and various depths of field have profound effects on the type and extent of bokeh produced in a photograph. Bokeh happens in the areas of an image beyond the depth of focus; by playing with focus...

18 Giu/10

How to Display Facebook Fan Count in Text

How to Display Facebook Fan Count in Text

Adding a Facebook Like Button on your website or blog is perhaps one of the easiest and most effective way to get more fans and earn more likes. If you have hundreds, thousand or perhaps tens of thousand of fans, it might be a good idea to publish a fan count. Fan count displays in numeric text total fans your Facebook page has, or rather, how many have liked your page. The technique is simple and very similar to displaying Google feedcount in text. The only difference is – we...




4 Giu/10

Handling the Business Side of Design

Handling the Business Side of Design

One aspect of The American Dream is owning one’s own business. People fantasize about becoming their own boss rather than working for The Man while making their own hours and doing something they love. But just because you love design doesn’t mean you’d be a good business owner. On the flip side, just because you have an MFA and not an MBA doesn’t mean you can’t open up your own design company. Here are elements to consider when weighing the possibility...

2 Giu/10

35 Lego Mega Constructions You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Before

35 Lego Mega Constructions You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Before

It’s pretty amazing how piles of colorful plastic bricks can build wonders when they are attached together. Lego was first introduced by Lego Group in 1949 and have been everyone’s favorite ever since. What we are going to show you today are some Lego models you don’t get to see often, not available for purchase in the neighborhood stores for sure. They are complex, massive and definitely jaw-dropping. If you are a Lego fan, this is something you would not want to...

10 Mag/10

Useful (Offline) Utensils and Toolkits for Designers

Useful (Offline) Utensils and Toolkits for Designers

Most web designers start new projects on their computer. There are hundreds of tools out there for creating wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and doing various other planning activities on your computer or online. But there are also tons of offline, paper-based tools that can speed up your development and design process. Designers who start their planning offline often just use blank or graph paper and start from scratch. Why start completely from scratch when you can use one of these...

30 Apr/10

Memorable & Beautiful: 60 Photos of Greece

Memorable & Beautiful: 60 Photos of Greece

Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Greece was one of the first places civilization took hold in Europe and is therefore the birthplace of many things we’re familiar with, including the Olympic Games, Western philosophy, democracy, political science, and Western literature and drama. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea on the East, the Mediterranean on the South and the Ionian Sea to the West, it’s made up of a mainland and more than a thousand islands (227...

23 Apr/10

55 Fresh & High Quality WordPress Themes

55 Fresh & High Quality WordPress Themes

It can be pretty tough call to decide whether to invest in a premium WordPress theme or simply stick with a free one. This could be caused by a common perception we are shared – premium and paid stuff are always better than the free ones. Well, not always, at least that’s what we think. We beg to differ, and in today’s post we want to show you some really nice WordPress theme that is going to cost you nothing, not even the time to search. All you need to do is scroll....

23 Apr/10

55 Fresh & High Quality WordPress Themes

55 Fresh & High Quality WordPress Themes

It can be pretty tough call to decide whether to invest in a premium WordPress theme or simply stick with a free one. This could be caused by a common perception we are shared – premium and paid stuff are always better than the free ones. Well, not always, at least that’s what we think. We beg to differ, and in today’s post we want to show you some really nice WordPress theme that is going to cost you nothing, not even the time to search. All you need to do is scroll....

23 Apr/10

Symbols and Its Impact on Logo Design

Symbols and Its Impact on Logo Design

One of the most dynamic tools graphic designers use to create great logos is the symbol.. When designing a company logo one of the main things is to define the identity, i.e. to represent clearly who the company is and how it would like to be perceived. A masterfully executed logo materializes the identity for the user and all those who interact with the logo. Now, as designers, we have to recognize and respect what gives logos this power to define-our goal being to create high quality...

14 Apr/10

Creative & Modern Office Designs Around the World

Creative & Modern Office Designs Around the World

Gone are the days when offices were typically cubicle, surrounded by white walls and lit by white fluorescent lights. Thanks to corporate giants like Google and Pixar that have demonstrated tremendous success despite their unconventional workplaces, more people are embracing the idea that creative work environment helps stimulate minds and inspire innovation. From simply ditching the crisp white walls for graphical wallpapers to a total overhaul of the office layout, we are all trying...

13 Apr/10

10 Important Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Web Host

10 Important Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Web Host

Like most things, making a decision on which web hosting company to choose can be tough. With all the companies out there each promising to have 99% uptime, unlimited resources, and knowledgeable support, there has to be a way to cut through the jargon and make an informed decision. Right? This guide will help you make that decision by showing you how to compare apples to apples. By understanding what hosting companies mean by what they say, you’ll be able to decide which hosting...

9 Apr/10

31 Useful Google Blogs To Keep Yourself Up To Date

31 Useful Google Blogs To Keep Yourself Up To Date

By Dainis Without a doubt Google is one of the largest company in the technology industry and the largest influencer on the Internet. We use Google product and services on daily basis, and some us are depend on it so much that if any of the services are down, we become helpless, resulting things to be put on halt. Using Google services and following the news & updates are equally important. Almost every Google services (excluding the ones in Google lab) have a blog and that’s...

5 Apr/10

Giveaway: Delibar – Useful Bookmarking Application

Giveaway: Delibar – Useful Bookmarking Application

Let’s start this week’s posts with some freebies giveaway. For those of you who are running Mac OSX and uses Delicious or Pinboard to bookmark useful websites stumbled upon, here’s an interesting application you might find useful- Delibar. Delibar is created by folks at ShinyFrog, the same generous folks who had given our readers several Img2Icns Image to Icon converter previously. It is a Mac application that makes adding, searching, accessing and managing bookmarked...

30 Mar/10

Winners of “Professional Web Design” e-Book Giveaway

Winners of “Professional Web Design” e-Book Giveaway

If you’ve participated in our last week’s "Professional Web Design" e-book giveaway, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Without further do, here are our 20 lucky winners, in no particular order. Our 20 Winners! youyouk Anand Avinash Sonee Monie Corey Jared Thompson Goob Alex Franco Mundi Marian Gilberto Ramos Marc R Zaman Aldrin Yonius Monika Jason Weng Herbert Mühlburger Cesar Raymond Santos Björn Congratulation guys. You’ll be...

29 Mar/10

42 High Quality Fonts for Professional Web Design

42 High Quality Fonts for Professional Web Design

By Alvaris High quality fonts are important assets to designers. We always strive to be unique in every design project, but sometimes getting the right font for the right design can be hard. Searching for fonts via search engines and font sites can be time consuming and tedious. In today’s post, we attempt to sum up as many free and high quality fonts as possible into one post. These following fonts can be downloaded free and use for any of your projects. Although they are free,...

29 Mar/10

Glossy Emblem Text Effects with Photoshop

Glossy Emblem Text Effects with Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to create the following nice looking Glossy Emblem Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop in 4 simple steps. With just one text layer and a few layer styles you can have yourself a deliciously glossy emblem text effect in no time. Since the entire effect is done on a vector text layer, you’ll be free to change the font face or letters to suit your needs and still retain all of its styling. As a final touch, we’ll add a simple shadow...

4 Mar/10

Photo Manipulation: 26 Excellent Photoshopped Robotic Animals

Photo Manipulation: 26 Excellent Photoshopped Robotic Animals

Photoshop is cool, and we mean really cool! With the right technique and some creativity you can totally turn any image into something extraordinary with a bigger impact. It’s fun to just take a photo, manipulate and see what output becomes. Today we want to show you some amusing photo manipulation – the robotic animals. These images comes from our talented friends over at worth1000 who took Photoshop into the next level by manipulating photos of normal animal and turned...

1 Mar/10

45 Creative Resumes to Seize Attention

45 Creative Resumes to Seize Attention

Are you one of those job seekers who have been sending far too many resumes and been hit with far too many disappointment? The problem may not lie with your qualification or skills set. Employer filters tons of resumes on daily basis, only the outstanding ones get noticed. A creative resume is fairly important. Not only it resembles your personality, it also speaks your capability and creativity. Putting more effort and thoughts into creating an impressive resume is definitely worthwhile,...

26 Feb/10

60 Creative Flash Websites You Should Not Miss

60 Creative Flash Websites You Should Not Miss

Flash has been around for ages; from the days of Macromedia Flash to Adobe’s acquisition. It is a platform that opens up a whole new room of opportunities and possibilities how website can be presented. Despite the fact that Flash has limitations like SEO-unfriendly, plug-in required, slow loading (sometimes), etc, it is still one of the best approaches to create interactive websites that will impress your visitors. In today’s post we’ve collected 60 really creative...