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To keep up with the fast-paced web design industry you must seek out self education sources as often as possible, such as books, or you'll be left behind. The year 2009 promises to bring us some excellent, and even groundbreaking, new reads....
It's over fifty years old, it's the most widely used font ever, and it has recently become the subject of its own movie. We're talking about the world's most recognizable font: Helvetica. Its relevance in design through the years and even today...
Color choice is a key element to the success of any design. It invokes an atmosphere and sets the mood. One method for using color is to use only shades of a color, which is known as a monochromatic color scheme. Of all the color schemes, the monochromatic...
How do you get your daily news these days? Well... you may be visiting your favorite sites and blogs, but that's inefficient since those blogs may not have any updates. Perhaps you subscribe to them using RSS, which delivers all the new articles...
A Graphical User Interface (GUI for short) allows users to interact with the computer hardware in a user friendly way. Over the years a range of GUI's have been developed for different operating systems such as OS/2, Macintosh, Windowsamiga,...
Every day thousands of people take it to the air... With so many airlines to choose from, branding is extremely important and at its core lies logo design. In this article we'll take a logo at the logos of over 50 popular airlines. The list is by...
Type is one of the most-used elements of the web. Think about it. Unless you are YouTube or Flickr, chances are your site visitors are coming for your text content - not the fancy packaging that surrounds it. So why are web designers still treating...
A lot of charities rely on voluntary funding. This funding is carefully distributed and there are often more important things ahead of a generous budget for the website. So how does a charity get the most out of its website? It needs to let users...
Living in Vancouver, Canada, I've been seeing the logo of the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games more and more around the city as the date draws closer. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the design trends in Olympic logos have...
In this post, we feature 50 outstanding and beautiful snowboard designs. The vertical space creates unique design challenges and interesting compositions, in a multitude of design styles. Snowboard design is a growing and popular trend...
What is simplicity? Simplicity is the quality of being natural, plain and easy to understand. It is not surprising then that simplicity is often thrived for in user interface design. Most people naturally dislike complexity in devices and...
As a blogger myself, I've always wondered what other people's workstations look like. I realize many of you probably wonder the same thing, so I've decided to prepare this post which includes photos of work spaces from popular blogs and websites....
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a breaking apart effect using some simple, but effective, techniques in Photoshop. One of the greatest tools in Photoshop which is often overlooked is layer masks and when used correctly,...
When I started crafting the idea for the Webdesigner Depot blog, I was looking for a designer that could create a design for the site demonstrating the fun aspects of design while being colorful, vibrant and using many different design elements....