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Concept designers are also referred to as "visual futurists". These concept designs may not be on the market yet, but they can still inspire you to create something just as futuristic and exciting online. The designs may be impractical in some...
Thanks for all the submissions received over the past few days for our weekend Self Portrait challenge. Your submissions were of very high quality once again and a true source of inspiration. The self portraits you'll find below are very diverse,...
After reviewing your feedback on last week's photomontage design challenge and knowing that you truly enjoyed the experience, I think it's time for another great design challenge... Do you recognize the picture on the left? That's Sharbat...
Simply put, a portrait is a representation of a person.They usually focus on a person's face, mood and expression. Traditionally portraits were sculptures or paintings however, in modern times, a photograph is the most recognized way of...
Web design is all about conveying information to the users in the most direct, clean and usable manner. A corporate website also needs to capture the feel of the company and its purpose, while remaining professional in order to attain a solid...
If you frequent design and CSS galleries, you may have stumbled time and time again upon an excellent typeface released last year that took the design world by storm. I'm talking about Jos Buivenga's font 'Museo'. I've never seen a font being...
The use of illustration in web design is an excellent way to add a theme and take a website to a whole new level. Some websites go even further by basing and designing the entire layout and background on illustrations, usually vector based illustrations....
Designers, we have a problem. It seems we have forgotten how to be creative. It is true, the very nature of what we do is based on creativity, however more often than not we tend to be swept away by the latest trends or “what’s hot” rather than...
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....
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...
In the first part of this series, we presented stock photography from a marketing and advertising perspective. You learned about different license types, the photo subjects most sought after by stock agencies, copyright, licensing and...
In this tutorial, we'll create a complex glowing wallpaper using Photoshop. We'll be using custom brushes, several blending modes, lightning techniques, and blurs. The tutorial was created using free resources, so you can easily recreate...
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...
Here at WDD we get inspired by beautiful imagery... We look at our computer screens for long hours a day and what better way to get inspired by having some stunning images to look at? In this post, we invite you to take a journey with us and be transported...