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High Dynamic Range (HDR) images can really take your photography to the next level. But creating compelling HDR images, whether through fake HDR techniques in Photoshop or multiple exposures and tone-mapping, can be tricky. Creating portraits...
You often hear designers say, “Good designers copy. Great designers steal.” Well, anyone who says this is one of three types of designers: One who copies, one who steals or one who admits that not copying and stealing is hard but still tries...
Today we bring you a set of 50 free and exclusive Twitter icons that you can use for your websites. The icons are provided in both raster and vector formats: The transparent PNG versions are 256x256, and we have also included Illustrator files...
Testing the usability of your site is one of the smartest things you can do. Usability involves making a website's interface easier to use and simpler to understand, so that the user's experience is as enjoyable as possible. The more usable...
Cats and dogs. Cain and Abel. Designers and developers. These are just a few of the great historical face-offs. Designers and developers often seem to come from different planets and have completely different brains. Developers want a website...
Infographics can be a great way to quickly reference information. Instead of pouring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately make apparent exactly what a dataset actually means. Below are more than...
As web design and design in general have evolved, rules have been established to ensure consistent and usable designs. Some of these rules were created simply because website creators abused certain principles without regard for their users....
Many e-commerce and shopping websites suffer from poor quality design. However, when it comes to online t-shirt shops, creativity is high and there are plenty of designs that are worthy of mention. Many of these sites target the artists who...
Whether it's your portfolio, a blog, a marketing web site, or a collection of games, we all want to attract visitors to our website and to ensure that they have a pleasant experience. Usability measures the level of a user's experience and can...
Facebook might not have all the glittery text and obnoxious backgrounds that MySpace has, but it still has its fair share of useless apps. This is especially true if you have ever tried to search for creative Facebook apps or those that may be...
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you're looking for. But data visualizations...
Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function. From the Motorola DynaTAC, that power symbol that Michael Douglas wielded so forcefully in the movie "Wall Street", to the iPhone 3G, which can take a picture, play...
In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis. So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they're usually bombarded with hundreds...
First of all, what is a brand? A brand is a symbol. Symbols are designs which represent something else, and a brand is meant to package all of the associations, experiences and characteristics into an abstract construct. This construct can...