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It's well known that Apple is one of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, so it's no wonder that many software companies and web designers would choose to follow Apple's style of branding. The Apple website is one of the best...
A professional logo can enhance a company, an organization, or a product. On the other hand, an unprofessional logo can ruin a brand and mar an otherwise good designer's portfolio. Many logos in use are unprofessional and carry all the tell-tale...
If you ever heard the phrase 'you can find inspiration everywhere you look', then this article is for you. Today we look at rusted metal textures as both an unusual source of inspiration as well as an option for unique backgrounds. Textured backgrounds...
When someone visits a website you've designed, the odds are that they don't care much about the colors, images or sounds, they're immediately looking at the text. No matter how many bells and whistles you've built into a website, everyone relies...
If you've found a greater purpose for your iPhone besides calling or Googling directions, then you'd probably like to explore what your iPhone can offer you in the realm of graphic design. I've compiled a collection of the most useful 13 iPhone...
Its seems like the desktop and office style websites have been a popular design idea for a few years now. While many of these design share some of the same elements, it is always interested to see the random extras and nic-nacs that people add to...
With the 25th anniversary of the first Macintosh computer coming up on January 24th, 2009, we're taking a look back in time at the evolution of Apple products. Most have been notable leaps forward, while some were famous flops. Whether or not...
In spite of the tremendous expansion of the Internet, the power of the printed word remains strong and popular. Print media is where it all began and today we take a close look at some amazing design magazines that can really boost your productivity...
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a student just diving in to the web design field, audio podcasts are a great way to learn about new techniques and listen to discussions with big name pros without spending a fortune on conference fees....
Website builders have been gaining more popularity and traction lately, thanks to services such as Wix and Webnode. These online website creators allow you to create a full website, free of charge, directly in your browser without any prior...
In this tutorial, we'll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy to a static image. The tutorial was created and written by renowned...
It has happened to everyone. You spend countless hours producing a beautiful, pixel-perfect comp only to have it rejected by the client because it isn't what they were envisioning in their mind's eye. It's the dreaded "I'll know it when I see...
When you've been designing for a few years, it's easy to fall into patterns. You carve out your personal style and find your inner voice. You figure out what you're good at, and the world encourages you to play to those strengths. Bosses, clients...
Recently we looked at the characteristics of effective blog theme design, and I'd like to take a similar look at the portfolio sites of freelance designers. A designer's online portfolio is a critical part of the business, and in some cases...