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A photograph of a stunning model is sitting before you that has serious potential but several flaws. The shade of the female model’s hair is dull, her eye color just isn’t doing it for you, and she has several pimples across her otherwise flawless face. What do you do? Touch up the photo using Photoshop, of course! The number of options available for enhancement are now sky
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 links
So many businesses out there set up a website and then think, “There, that’s done with” and never bother to re-evaluate their website’s design or position in the marketplace. But looking at a website as a static, unchanging bit of advertising will put you at a disadvantage sooner or later. Trends in website design change over the years (and even months). What looked cutting edge in 2006 is going to look
Designers of e-commerce websites today face a number of challenges in attempting to build a user experience that increases the likelihood of visitors making online purchases. To battle fierce online competition and overcome the apprehension of skeptical shoppers, designers can take a number of steps to improve the usability of their online stores. Since 1995, Amazon has established
From Attack of the Killer Tomatoes to Zardoz, the 1970’s were not only home to some of the craziest titles in film, but some of the most interesting movie posters. The 70’s were also home to some of the more psychedelic and funky designs for movie posters that more recent directors, most notably Quentin Tarantino, have drawn on as inspiration for their own movie poster designs. In the days before the internet,
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 links
Graffiti has existed since ancient times with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. In modern times, spray paint, regular paint and markers are the most commonly used materials. Although the defacing of property is a crime punishable by law, many artists choose to express themselves this way. This form of art is also used by some for communicating social and
Social media has become an integral part of modern society. There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries. There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there. There are sites to share photos, videos, status updates, sites for meeting new people and sites to connect with old friends. It seems there are social solutions
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein It seems that the topic of specialization has come into focus yet again in the web world and with it, the people who say being a “jack of all trades” is a useless thing to strive for. A lot of web professionals are pushing newcomers to specialize in a single area to make themselves more marketable and employable. Without a doubt, specialists will always be needed in any industry. But is it really so bad to be a
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 links
Just as it is for big corporations, successful branding is essential to the success of a freelancing business and to just one self-employed web worker. It is often times overlooked, most likely because many don’t realize the large benefits that can come from it. The first thing we think of when we think “brand identity” is a good logo. A good logo can do wonders for
The Droste effect is a Dutch term for a specific type of recursive picture. An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of the image within itself in a recursive manner. In theory, the picture in picture effect continues deeper into the picture ad infinitum, but it really only goes as far as the image resolution will allow while still being visible, but it still has