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I'm always reading tons of design blogs as well as buying books and magazines to gain more knowledge on design and bring fresh ideas to WDD. A little while ago, I ordered Elliot Jay Stocks book "Sexy Web Design" and after reading it, I thought it...
Anyone can cobble together a few photos and textures and create a humdrum montage. To elevate yours beyond this it takes a few simple tricks using Photoshop's awesome array of tools. Do it right and the style has got dozens of applications from...
Unless you're a one person web shop with no team to collaborate with, you've experienced the frustration that goes along with file sharing. No matter how hard you try, when multiple people are working on a single project without a version control...
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....
Browser testing is a hot and frustrating issue among web designers and developers alike. In most cases, developers design for one target browser and once they're done, they start tweaking their design to make it compatible with other browsers....
With the massive exodus towards online publishing, many people hardly reach for the newspaper these days. If there's one thing I truly miss from the newspaper, it would be reading the comic strips. There's something magical about comic strips...
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,...
Photomontage is a technique widely used by graphic designers and consists of cutting and joining multiple photographs in order to create a unique image, using graphic applications such as Photoshop. The idea here is to create the illusion...
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,...
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 few weeks ago I went to the movies to see the new James Bond movie: Quantum of Solace. The movie was nice, even though I'm not a really big fan of the series, however one thing that really caught my eye was the opening credits. I really liked the effects...
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...
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...
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...