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In the large scope of the design world, the term "Web 2.0" is relatively a new one. With it, comes its own set of standards, some strong, others not so strong, since Web 2.0 in itself is a very fickle, ever-evolving definition of design standards....
Slogans are memorable phrases often used in conjunction with company logos and in advertising campaigns. They are claimed to be the most effective means of drawing attention to one or more aspects of a product or brand. But how often do you see...
Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most powerful graphics and photo manipulation software on the market. You can do virtually anything with Photoshop, from fantasy image collages to complete website designs, and everything in between. Although...
Many articles are floating around that tell web professionals exactly how to build an online presence. Techniques, best practices and all the other “what to do’s” can be great motivation, but that is exactly what this post won’t do....
Media facades are relatively new concepts however, they have become increasingly popular in recent years. These uncannily innovative ways of combining modern design and architecture, have proven to be a successful way for businesses looking...
A blog is a great tool with which to express your opinions, build a community, network with others and drive traffic to your website. However, a lot of designers are not sure how to get started or what to blog about. I've been blogging for a couple...
Many great designers derive their inspiration from nature, and we can find tons of examples showcasing this type of inspiration online. Looking at the world we live in and finding a way to integrate it into a design requires seeing nature from...
Grunge photography goes far beyond what the naked eye perceives and brings with it a dimension of frightening and powerful emotions. These images are usually heavily edited and enhanced in order to create the grunge effect. This effect can...
There are really only a few tricks to writing properly for the web. If you know how to write, you are already 95% of the way there. These are some of the more common mistakes that I've seen in web copy and some tricks that I use every day to write effectively,...
Chairs have evolved tremendously for thousands of years, as they shifted from being a symbol of state and dignity, to an item of ordinary use. Chair design considers intended usage, ergonomics (how comfortable it is for the occupant), as well...
Dark web designs are very popular and can have an elegant and creative appeal. They are also perfect for many types of client work however, they are not suitable for every website and should be used only when appropriate. In spite of the striking...
Today we bring you a set of over 200 free and exclusive vector icons called "Primo". The icons are provided in both raster and vector formats: The transparent PNG versions are 48x48, 64x64 and 128x128, and we have also included Illustrator files...
"Spec work" stands for speculative work. It's a term used to refer to any job for which the client expects to see examples with no guarantee of payment. The Internet has accelerated its growth in the form of "design contest" websites, and these...
Web designers have a wealth of tools available to them, for doing everything from organizing their thoughts about a particular design to debugging the final design. But with so many tools out there, how do you ever determine which ones are really...