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The everyday tasks in our lives are being revolutionized by technology. One task that technology is helping to simplify is shopping: the task of buying products in stores is just not as convenient as online shopping. With that in mind, it is...
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...
Siena is a brand new set of 200 free icons, developed exclusively for Webdesigner Depot. You can use them for your designs such as logos, websites and much more. They come in 6 different raster sizes and we have also included vector files for all...
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,...
A lot of charities rely on voluntary funding. This funding is carefully distributed and there are often more important things ahead of a generous budget for the website. So how does a charity get the most out of its website? It needs to let users...
In the workplace, we hear a lot about work-life balance and the need to be a well-rounded person. For many freelancers language like that is reason enough to never work for another person again. We aren't very social animals and most of us aren't...
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....
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...
Writing for the web is a skill set of its own. Website text, or "copy", needs to be written in a different tone for the web than a brochure. It needs to be built around the target keywords for the site and be written for a lower literacy audience. Most...
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...
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...
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...
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...