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20 Mar/12

15 Young and Talented Designers

15 Young and Talented Designers

We have a lot of stereotypes in our society. One of them is that you must finish education, get a diploma and only then start working. But the reality is different and I’ll show you why. Young people are creative and full of energy and they are always looking for ways to express themselves. I think that one of the best field to do it is art and design. Nowadays you don’t need to finish college or university to get a name in the design community. A key to success in this field...

18 Mar/12

Getting More Design Projects: 6 Important Tips

Getting More Design Projects: 6 Important Tips

Graphic designers and web designers were among the most hit with the receding economy. With clients opting to outsource their graphic design works to freelance marketplaces, where desperate workers from all over the world bid pennies for projects, how do you ensure you survive in this tough economic situation? (Image Source: Fotolia) Even with your exemplary design skills, getting income online through freelancing is still a great challenge. However, we jump in this industry because we...

18 Mar/12

Real-Life Comic Strips for Designers

Real-Life Comic Strips for Designers

Ever earned only 25 bucks from a blood-sweat design project? Endless design revision and amendments? Scrapping whole design and start over? Get screwed by client from hell? Like it or not, everything that is mentioned above are the reality for designers. Well, I understand it not just because I’m one of the victim. There are few illustrators who turn designers’ adventurous life into web comic strips and it will be showcased in this article to entertain us and may be, as a...




15 Mar/12

Unobtrusive Website Toolbars to Help Increase User Engagement

Unobtrusive Website Toolbars to Help Increase User Engagement

Pop-ups, pop-unders, splash pages, marquees and other "in your face" techniques to grab your visitors’ attention are so yesterday . They create bad user experiences and is also likely to piss visitors off. Not only will they not work for today’s web surfers, they are bound to backfire. Designers and bloggers all face a common goal – we want our visitors to read important site notices, to know about current happenings (giveaways, announcements, etc) or even encourage...

8 Mar/12

5 Effective Communication Tactics/Tips for Designers

5 Effective Communication Tactics/Tips for Designers

Communication plays a vital role in the professional life of a designer. There are, however, two types of communications that a designer carries out. The first refers to the type when a designer communicates with its audience via his designs. Such is called the ‘aesthetic communication‘ and is carried out in a very subtle, indirect and artistic manner. However, the second type concerns the communication which a professional designer carries out while dealing with professional...

6 Mar/12

5 Tips to Designing a Winning “Buy Button”

5 Tips to Designing a Winning “Buy Button”

If you’re a designer, or an online marketer, or you just happen to own a website where you try to sell something, at some point you’re going to have to design a proper "buy button". And then, you will quickly find out that just putting a “buy now” text on a blue rectangle is just not enough if you hope for any good results. Fortunately, designing a proper "buy button" is not so difficult once you get to know some basic knowledge. Here goes. First of all, the text...

28 Feb/12

Keeping Your CSS3 Code Markup Slim

Keeping Your CSS3 Code Markup Slim

Web developers can save a lot of time using more sophisticated CSS3 syntax. Users who visit your page are expecting the fastest possible load time – which makes it your responsibility to keep file sizes down. There are plenty of shorthand tricks with CSS and especially under the new CSS3 model. I have put together a few of these ideas in the guide below. We should also touch upon other areas such as minifying your CSS code. There are in-browser tools available to aid developers in...

22 Feb/12

30 WebGL Experiments That Are Just Wow!

30 WebGL Experiments That Are Just Wow!

Behold, for a great tool with great promises is coming to your eyes. It is fast and smooth. It renders 3D, and with integration it animates, guess what it is? HTML5? CSS3? No, it’s called WebGL, a software library that extends the capability of the JavaScript to generate interactive 3D graphics, and yes, without any plugins! In this showcase, we don’t want to show you the regular things. We want to showcase to you 30 WebGL experiments that are carefully crafted by professional...

15 Feb/12

38 Inspiring CSS3 Animation Demos

38 Inspiring CSS3 Animation Demos

Since the introduction of CSS3, there are really a lot of hot debates revolve around its possibilities and usability. However, there are also a lot of interesting experiments hand-crafted to explore its potential. Though the experiments by any mean do not prove the CSS3′s usability, they really showed the true possibilities of CSS3, to a degree that major developers believe the CSS3 is the future. Is that true? Judge it with your eyes. In this showcase we are gonna show nothing but...

8 Feb/12

Coding Kung-fu: 35 Graphics Built Purely With CSS3

Coding Kung-fu: 35 Graphics Built Purely With CSS3

Look at the graphics below, awesome Photoshop works right? Nah, they’re created by CSS3. Yes, they’re completely “drawn” by CSS3! When we have seen enough CSS3 animations we thought those are all CSS3 can do as a potential Flash killer, but we’re wrong. Developers perhaps don’t satisfy with the fun of animation, so again, they push the boundaries of CSS3 to challenge the graphic editor’s realm. With this post comes 35 carefully crafted CSS3 graphics...

4 Feb/12

A Look Into: Black and White in Design

A Look Into: Black and White in Design

Black and white are too of the most emotive visuals in nature. Polar opposites, the two seem to stand for opposing metaphors, as well. Black is usually seen as dark, a symbol of authority and power, and, occasionally, as a symbol of evil. White is a sign of purity and brightness and of a natural innocence that combats its opponent. (Image source: Fotolia) The real benefit of these two shades is to meld together in a contrasting design. Using such a stark dichotomy, you immediately establish...

10 Set/10

Productivity Tips for Freelance Web Designers

Productivity Tips for Freelance Web Designers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It has been known that working as a freelance web designers is very different compared to any ordinary daily jobs. Sure they are no super agents like CIA or SWAT, but freelancers are people who have 100% freedom in accomplishing their work. For example, working from bed, toilets, cafes, Disneyland and feel free to name any locations you want. Point is, being a freelancer can be more challenging because given its freedom, it comes...

19 Ago/10

15 (Really) Beautiful & Creative Book Covers

15 (Really) Beautiful & Creative Book Covers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Written by: Stanley Poh Before the early nineteenth century, books were hand-bound using heavy materials such as wood, leather, gold, silver and jewels. Over the centuries, book binding had always serve as a protection to expensively printed or hand-made pages, and as embellishments tribute to the cultural authorities. Other than the two most common covers; hardcovers and paperbacks, there are many other alternatives and additions,...

9 Lug/10

Logo Design Inspiration: 30 Creative Green Logos

Logo Design Inspiration: 30 Creative Green Logos

The color green holds positive connotations for most people and green logos are super popular at the moment. Green is a symbol for environmentalism and our love affair with green stretches back to ancient Egypt where the color was symbolic of resurrection and immortality (the god Osiris was supposedly green skinned). Today, environmentally friendly companies, web 2.0 companies, organic food shops, juice bars, salad bars and fruit companies all love a good green logo. Green logos are...

9 Lug/10

Logo Design Inspiration: 30 Creative Green Logos

Logo Design Inspiration: 30 Creative Green Logos

The color green holds positive connotations for most people and green logos are super popular at the moment. Green is a symbol for environmentalism and our love affair with green stretches back to ancient Egypt where the color was symbolic of resurrection and immortality (the god Osiris was supposedly green skinned). Today, environmentally friendly companies, web 2.0 companies, organic food shops, juice bars, salad bars and fruit companies all love a good green logo. Green logos are...

27 Dic/09

Swap Hosts Files Easily With Hosts Manager

Swap Hosts Files Easily With Hosts Manager

The hosts file is a local file in Windows and other operating systems that contains directives to map specific hosts to IP addresses which are prioritized over other means of DNS lookups like DNS servers. Quite a few applications exist for hosts files including blocking advertisement and other malicious domains from the computer system or for web design purposes. The latter can for instance be very helpful during domain transfers. It usually takes between 24-48 hours before all domain...

7 Dic/09

Web Design Tool DENIM

Web Design Tool DENIM

DENIM is a web design tool to help web designers in the early stages of the design process. The program provides the web designer with the means to sketch the website at various levels of refinement from a global site map view to individual pages and details on those pages. The main interface of the software consists of a sidebar, the main sketching area and a footer that offers various design elements. The sidebar makes use of a slider to switch between various refinement levels that...

25 Set/09

Microsoft WebsiteSpark

Microsoft WebsiteSpark

Microsoft WebsiteSpark is a new program by Microsoft that is offering small web development companies the opportunity to join the program for free to receive web development software and server software coupled with support, training and business opportunities. Web design companies with less than 10 members are eligible to join the program for up to three years at no costs except for a $100 exit fee. There are a few responsibilities for the web design companies including creating and maintaining...

23 Ago/09

Color Scheme Designer is a Diverse Palette Creator [Color Palette]

Color Scheme Designer is a Diverse Palette Creator [Color Palette]

If you’ve tried out web-based palette generators and been underwhelmed, you might want to take Color Scheme Designer for a spin. It combines the features of many other generators into a unique, easy-to-use palette creator. On the surface it looks like many other virtual palette generators. Dig around, though, and you’ll quickly find features not commonly found in your average color tool. You can generate single monochromatic, complimentary, triad, tetrad, analogic, and accented...

11 Lug/09

A standard compliant web browser and editor: Amaya

A standard compliant web browser and editor: Amaya

Some web browsers don’t fully respect web standards and many WYSIWYG HTML editors produce absolutely revolting code. W3C set out standards as to how HTML (and XHTML etc) should appear and whilst some choose to ignore these, some are devoted to the following of these standards. Sticking to standards can therefore lead to issues with certain web browsers, which lack support for the latest tags or render pages wrong. The W3C therefore has its own web browser and editor which adheres...