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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...
In this tutorial we'll create a realistic 3D text scene using Photoshop with a little help from Illustrator for the 3D text. You need to have medium to advanced knowledge of Photoshop in order to complete this tutorial. To get started, go ahead...
Two characteristics that represent most web designers are a need for productivity and a love for technology. This desire for increased efficiency and productivity leads many designers to look to technology for methods that will improve...
We've arranged a massive list of events of interest to graphic design professionals. Listings are arranged by country and date. All prices listed are for the packages that give you complete access to the event, without discounts or early-bird...
Simplicity is key to any successful website or web app. If your site is too complicated, the user will have to go through too many hoops to find what they are looking for and won't even bother trying it out. The Jackson 5 got it right back in the 70's...
'Handy' is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more. The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious,...
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...
Typography is often a deciding factor in the success of a design. Its importance cannot be overstated. Effective typography can be achieved in so many different ways, as demonstrated in the 17 different categories below. Some of the most common...