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Today we’re featuring 40 fractal images created using Apophysis. It’s a free Windows program for designing and rendering fractal flames. You can download the software for free at SourceForge Recently, Apophysis has been getting more and more popular among the community of DeviantArt. Apophysis, and competing fractal product UltraFractal, are the most popular
Liveblogging may very well be the future of traditional news media and blogging. Now you can stream information live on the internet and Twitter while an event is happening using nothing more than your laptop and free LiveBlogging software. People have been doing it on a widespread basis for the past year, thanks to a plethora of free LiveBlogging tools that have sprung up almost overnight.
This article is the first part of a 2 part series in which you will learn about the basics of stock photography, the license types, what to submit and how to make money off stock photography. I’ll also cover a few insider and marketing tips that will help you get accepted and simply create better stock photos. Simply put, stock photography is a collection of photos that can be used
In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy to a static image. The tutorial was created and written by renowned artist Mike Harrison (a.k.a. destill) and this is his first tutorial for a blog. His work has been featured in Computer Arts and Advanced
And that’s a wrap for 2008… We’d like to wish all of you, your families and friends, a very happy, healthy and successful 2009!!! We truly appreciate and thank everyone of you for supporting us since our recent launch through the blog by leaving us comments or on other sites such as Digg, Delicious and others. Also, many thanks to all of you who are following our updates
It has happened to everyone. You spend countless hours producing a beautiful, pixel-perfect comp only to have it rejected by the client because it isn’t what they were envisioning in their mind’s eye. It’s the dreaded “I’ll know it when I see it” curse. You get sent back to the drawing board, your ego and the budget take a hit, and everyone is frustrated
We’re currently being featured in the design category at WordPress.org If you enjoy the work we’re doing at WDD, and would like to rate us based on our implementation and use of WordPress which we currently use to power our blog, please head over to WordPress.org and make your voice count by giving us a good rating. Thanks in advance for all your support, it’s very
Simply put, usability is making your website easy for your visitors to find the information they need when they need it. A common misconception about usability amongst web companies is that usability is expensive. Yes, there are multi-national companies that spend thousands of dollars on usability tests and research, but for an everyday company usability is achievable without
To celebrate the holidays, we’re releasing a great set of icons developed by Jack Cai especially for WDD. Ravenna is a set of 92 free raster based icons that you can use for your webpages and projects. The icons come available in 9 different sizes, from 16×16 up to 256×256 pixels and available as transparent PNG files. Icons are free for all your personal projects. If
In this tutorial I will walk you through a few steps that will show you how I managed to create this illustration. I would like to give all the credit for this to Chris Haines. He is a very talented designer from Australia and one of the depthCore artists. When I saw his illustration named Skin I was really curious to imagine how he achieved the result so I took my own style, used some free stock
When you’ve been designing for a few years, it’s easy to fall into patterns. You carve out your personal style and find your inner voice. You figure out what you’re good at, and the world encourages you to play to those strengths. Bosses, clients and peers want to see you do what you’ve always done because they know they like it. There are no unpleasant surprises.
Ready for some WordPress development on your Mac? First, you need to be running Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Although Mac OS X comes with Apache and PHP, you don’t want Apple’s automatic software update to break your development environment by changing your working versions of PHP and Apache. Plus, do you really want to spend time tweaking MySQL? In this guide, I will show you how to quickly