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Coffee or Latte art consists of the pouring of steamed milk into a shot of espresso generating a pattern or design on the surface. The barista becomes a true designer and is able to create beautiful creations with the most common form being the “rosetta” pictured on the left. Latte art is a hot topic and there are even several competitions around the world showcasing this
If you’re a power blogger, or someone who blogs regularly, across multiple blogs, with detailed, in-depth posts, a desktop blog editor can make your life infinitely easier. At least when it comes to the blogging aspect of it. There are a lot of blog editors out there. Some are browser-based, some are standalone. Some work across different platforms while others are only for
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 256×256, and we have also included Illustrator files so that you can resize the icons as needed. The icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively
Polar panoramas, also known as stereographic projections or ‘little planets’, are spectacular images that are created out of panoramic photos. While the effects are quite stunning, these images are actually very easy for anyone to produce. The basic principle is to take a panoramic photo, make some easy changes to it, and finally apply a Photoshop filter (Distort > Polar Coordinates) to complete
The logo is the face of any brand — the very first impression — so its design is extremely important. When executed correctly, a logo is a powerful asset to your client’s brand. However, creating an effective visual representation of a brand requires much more than just graphic design. Like any line of work that involves a set of specific skills, logo design requires
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the
As the world pays tribute to the king of pop, we’ve decided to do so in WDD in a unique and artistic way. In this post, we feature a selection of some amazing artistic creations portraying Michael Jackson, created by various artists around the world. These creations bring an engaging and unique exploration into the multifaceted talent that was, and still is, Michael Jackson.
If you’ve ever created a Twitter account and customized it with some text, you would have discovered that the amount of text that you can display to describe yourself is very limited. This is where designing, creating, and publishing a creative Twitter background and using it as your billboard comes into place. Many designers and creatives utilize actual illustrations and
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 a site is, the more satisfying it will be to interact with it — and happy visitors translate into happy customers. Ideas about
Today we’re featuring the fantastic photography of Clark Little, an amazing surf photographer. His photographs have been mesmerizing the world since 2007, with captivating photos taken inside waves as well as stunning angles usually only seen by hard core surfers. His work has been showcased extensively through the media such as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition as well as multiple publishers and newspapers
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 to work right, designers want it to look right. While these goals have a lot of overlap (and, of course, I’m stereotyping here a bit), the differences
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 25 infographics that can be useful to web designers. Some are incredibly practical, some provide information that might be of interest to designers and