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Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis

Posted 18 months ago

Dribbble - Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis Dribbble – Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis. [Link]

Western Youths

Posted 18 months ago

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Inky Email App

Posted 18 months ago

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JUST™ Creative

Download Awesome Design Bundles at 85-95% off! My Top 5

Posted 2 days ago

DesignCuts has quickly become my favorite design deal site out there, simply because they pack so many quality resources into each bundle and at a huge saving of 80-95% off each time. For their birthday, they are re-releasing their most popular past deals, so this is a great chance to grab some insanely useful resources for a very discounted price. … [Link]

Web Design and Checkout Abandonment – Tips & Insights

Posted 9 days ago

For companies with e-commerce as a priority income stream — the design, branding and layout of a website has never been so important in encouraging sales. Just as the science behind store layouts help retailers get the most from every customer that walks through the door, the effective layout and presentation of a website is paramount to getting the most … [Link]

Hidden Symbolism in Logo Design: 40 Creative Examples

Posted 13 days ago

Personally, I strive to put as much meaning into the logo designs I create for my clients – sometimes overtly, sometimes subtly and there are some great logos out there that do just that. Below is a compilation of 40 creative examples of logos that portray some sort of “hidden message” or symbolism if you will. Have you spotted any … [Link]

BittBox

Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

Posted 11 days ago

Advertise here with BSAAmong many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. Although creating paths with the pen tool is difficult at first, the process becomes easier with practice and is well worth the effort. Every path is vector-based which means you can scale it … [Link]

PhotoSpin Review: Finally – Quality Photos at an Affordable Price

Posted 11 days ago

Advertise here with BSAPhotoSpin launched the first subscription based services for stock images back in 1999 and has been around ever since. The company was developed by, and continues to be managed by, creative professionals; photographers and graphic designers who believe in offering good quality images for reasonable prices. Their library currently consists of millions of quality photos and illustrations and … [Link]

The Importance of Unique Icons in Web Design

Posted 11 days ago

Advertise here with BSACrafting your layout around iconic symbolism offers a method of communication beyond just text. Symbols quickly explain the function of a button or link. Symbols become recognizable logos for companies. And symbols let us know when we’ve meandered our way into the wrong bathroom. Well, symbols and the lamenting screams of horrified women(or men?). Keep in mind that … [Link]

Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and Tutorials

Themify.me Theme Released

Posted 6 weeks ago

I'm pleased to announce that the Themify.me theme has been released as a premium theme — Corporate (see theme demo), available on Themify shop. The Corporate theme is a simple, clean, professional looking theme that is suitable for general business sites. With the drag & drag Builder, it is very easy to design any type […] [Link]

4 Fantastic Years of Themify + Giveaways

Posted 11 weeks ago

Four years ago, Darcy Clarke and I started Themify with a framework coded from scratch along with a few WordPress themes. Today, I'm happy to see Themify grew from a few themes to a large collection of responsive themes such as the Music theme, Fullpane, Event, Flatshop, Parallax, Magazine, Elemin, and the popular Builder plugin. […] [Link]

50 Business Cards That Are Way Too Creative To Ever Throw Away

Posted 11 weeks ago

Business cards used to be nothing more than plain and simple (and quite frankly, boring) pieces of card with a few contact details on. That was before creatives got involved, though, and completely changed the game. People started to realise the fantastic branding potential behind these little cards. We’ve already seen a number of beautiful […] [Link]

Smashing Magazine

Maximize Your Creative Energy

Posted 12 hours ago

We’ve heard many personal stories this week of how people in our industry have experienced hard times and how they managed to get out of them. We end this week with an article by Ann Holm, a personal development coach and expert in psychology and brain science. Read on to learn how to reduce stress in your everyday life and … [Link]

Let’s Talk About It

Posted 36 hours ago

Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. It’s {Geek} Mental Help Week1 and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues. – Ed. Talking about mental health can be awkward and embarrassing, but it really shouldn’t be. Mental health is … [Link]

Feeling Stuck? Design What You Don’t Know

Posted 3 days ago

Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. It’s {Geek} Mental Help Week1 and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues. – Ed. Where is it?! It has to be here somewhere. It use to be so easy. What happened? … [Link]

PSD : Photoshop Disasters

Maxim Office Group: Brought To You By Shutterstock

Posted 13 hours ago

Uh, guys? I think you forgot something. Or maybe they just didn’t want to pay for that stock image? Either way, fail. Thanks for sending this in, Mark! The post Maxim Office Group: Brought To You By Shutterstock appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Toys ‘R Us: Baby, Baby, Baby Mirror

Posted 38 hours ago

It seems that the people at Toys ‘R Us are not 100% sure how reflective surfaces work. Thanks for sending this in, Kelley! You can see it on their website. The post Toys ‘R Us: Baby, Baby, Baby Mirror appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

1Sale: Cardboard Dogs Don’t Shed

Posted 2 days ago

Poor Fido seems to be feeling a little flat. The drop shadow is a nice touch, isn’t it? Thanks to Blair and Stephanie for sending this in! You can see it online here. The post 1Sale: Cardboard Dogs Don’t Shed appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Webdesigner Depot

Deal of the week: 9 classic, vintage, retro, grunge fonts

Posted 11 hours ago

When it comes to your web design toolkit, you can never have too many fonts. Typefaces are key to creating the right feel for a client, and if you want to get the right font for a brand, you need plenty of options. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a deal on this awesome bundle of retro typefaces … [Link]

Free download: 600+ free vector silhouettes

Posted 20 hours ago

Need a realistic looking person for an icon? Perhaps you’re looking to create a logo like Major League Baseball’s classic? Well you’ve come to the right place! This free download by VectorOpenStock.com features more than 600 silhouettes of people in all manner of activity, from skateboarding to running. But there’s not just people, you’ll also find dozens of animals, from catfish … [Link]

50 fantastic freebies for web designers, October 2014

Posted 44 hours ago

We’re back with another fresh set of freebies for your delectation. This month we’ve included trendy fonts, icon packs, useful JS and jQuery plugins, plus some other great and handy tools. And, as always, if you think we missed one of your favorite new freebies, let us know in the comments. Free tools icon set A set of 15 minimal icons … [Link]

Fuel Your Creativity

Exclusive DesignCrowd Discount Coupon Code

Posted 4 days ago

It’s that time of the year again! The team over at DesignCrowd are offering great savings on custom logo design, web design and graphic design via their new DesignCrowd coupon page. Browse through the many deals and offers available and choose a discount that best suits you. You can save on flyer design, logo design and more! DesignCrowd is a … [Link]

Is Crowdsourcing Crowding the Freelance Graphic Designer?

Posted 4 months ago

Over the past few years the demand for crowdsourcing services has skyrocketed. This is particularly true for the design industry where crowdsourcing platforms such as DesignCrowd offer a cost effective way for small to medium businesses, start-ups and even individuals to get graphic design services done with very little effort. The processes are managed completely online and the platform provides … [Link]

The Traditional Online Logo Design Service Can’t Keep Up! Crowdsourcing Steams Ahead

Posted 5 months ago

By Clancy Clarke The Traditional online logo design service is dead! There are no two ways about it – crowdsourcing design has disrupted the market, both from an agency point of view and for all those logo template sites. In 2014, using a design agency to create a bespoke logo for your company is outrageous! Just think about it, think … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers

logo design with geometric shapes.

Posted 3 hours ago

I’m a graphic designer from Blackpool and I'm just looking for some feedback as I am a second year student. Please also check my Facebook page www.Facebook.com/rebeccadiack.graph~ Many thanks. Attached Images File Type: jpg IMG_17080664242632.jpg (9.4 KB) [Link]

Has anyone heard of Pantone 934335

Posted 9 hours ago

Someone has just passed some guidelines to me with this unusual pantone reference, has anyone heard of it??? I can't find any reference to it online. [Link]

Has anyone heard of Pantone 934335

Posted 16 hours ago

Someone has just passed some guidelines to me with this unusual pantone reference, has anyone heard of it??? I can't find any reference to it online. [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials

Daily Inspiration #1909

Posted 3 hours ago

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo AoiroStudio … [Link]

Mini Halloween Illustrations

Posted 13 hours ago

Halloween is around the corner so I decided to collect some really cool dribble shots from halloween. These illustrations are in mini size but they are super cool. Check them out! Mini Halloween Illustrations by Nikita Mini Halloween Illustrations by MUTI Mini Halloween Illustrations by 羊女走召 Mini Halloween Illustrations by Cuberto Mini Halloween Illustrations by Katya Prokofyeva Mini Halloween Illustrations by The Fox And King Mini Halloween Illustrations by Creativedash Mini Halloween Illustrations by Maria Keller Mini Halloween Illustrations by Graham Erwin Mini Halloween Illustrations by Glenn Jones Mini Halloween Illustrations by Den Parukedonos … [Link]

Logo Design: The Work of Blazej Jaraczewski

Posted 14 hours ago

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. Last week we featured logos with seahorses, and today we're featuring the work of Polish designer Blazej Jaraczewski! For more of Blazej's work please visit his portfolio. Every week we search through our … [Link]

Web Design Ledger

Curved TVs Make Their Way To The Display

Posted 31 hours ago

Advertise here with BSAIn 2014 curved TVs have become all the rage. In fact one popular brand recently stated that their curved TVs were outselling the flagship flat screens by a ratio of 3:1. Some of the advantages are that people feel more immersed in what they are watching, they create a wider per say “view of the field”, you can … [Link]

Drafting Tips for Creative Wireframe Sketches

Posted 3 days ago

Advertise here with BSAMuch like other professional designers I’m a big fan of the wireframing process. Although it’s mostly associated with the field of web design, the concept of project planning is ubiquitous across all creative mediums. Logo designers sketch prototypes, animators sketch storyboards, and UI designers sketch wireframes. In this article I want to provide a few tips to help … [Link]

How To Balance Composition for Website Layouts

Posted 8 days ago

Advertise here with BSABalance seems like a word directed at print designers and tightrope walkers. But the world of balanced web design is influenced just as much by print and circus folk! A sense of balance is achieved through repetition much like a pendulum swing – you add a little bit then take some away. You push content to one side … [Link]

Six Revisions

30 Beautiful Ecommerce Product Page Designs

Posted 43 hours ago

For an online store, the design of product pages is important to get right. The product page is the place where a purchase is likely to happen, and so its form and function can dictate the success of an ecommerce site. For inspiration and ideas, check out these excellent product page designs from a variety of ecommerce sites. Greats Jays … [Link]

Google Chrome DevTools Tutorials

Posted 4 days ago

Chrome Developer Tools (also known as DevTools) is an essential component of any front-end developer’s toolkit. Mastering this useful in-browser tool will substantially enhance your coding workflow. DevTools has a great deal of features, and to take advantage of them, it’s wise to invest some time learning the ins-and-outs of the tool in order to unlock its true potential. Fortunately, … [Link]

Font Combinations: 10 Sites for Inspiration

Posted 9 days ago

Combining different fonts in a pleasing and harmonious way is a challenging aspect of producing good typography. A lot of it has to do with good taste: When you actually see the fonts in action, you will instinctively know whether or not they work well together. There are many sites you can visit to get ideas and inspiration for good … [Link]

You The Designer

Google News Redesign Concept by George Kvasnikov

Posted 15 hours ago

Google News is one of the most visited news aggregator sites because of its functional interface. It’s a great tool in searching for information on the latest news topics due to its unique algorithm that tailor-fits news based on the user’s preferences. But does it need a redesign? Berlin-based designer George Kvasnikov thinks so. George Kvasnikov is a senior interface … [Link]

Fire Text Effect Tutorial in Photoshop

Posted 38 hours ago

Fire is an element that is both creative and destructive. It signifies motion, brightness, and warmth. If you’re creating illustrations that need these qualities, this fire text effect tutorial will be really helpful. This tutorial by our graphic artist Romel Belga will teach you how to set your message on fire without burning yourself. Here are all the images you’ll … [Link]

LG Launches Their New Curved Screens

Posted 3 days ago

A Curved World Inspired by Creativity As graphic designers, we spend most of our days in front of our workstations. And of all of our various tools of creation, the computer monitor is arguably the heart of our operation. If monitors are able to display our works as designed, our lives would be a whole lot easier. Image accuracy issues … [Link]

DesignM.ag – Web Design & Development

Guidelines for Building Touch-Supported Website Layouts

Posted 3 days ago

Advertise here with BSAIt should come as no surprise that people love to pass the time in waiting rooms by fiddling on their smartphones. These little devices have become a technological gateway to a library of applications and a sprawling metropolis of websites. This means a whole lot of people are visiting websites on the smallest screen imaginable – and … [Link]

Creating Useful Breakpoints in Responsive Layouts

Posted 7 days ago

Advertise here with BSAIn our modern technological era you can find devices with any screen size that all have access to the Internet. This means bored people around the world can visit their favorite websites from a laundry basket full of different screen dimensions. If this were Pee-wee’s Playhouse I’d say the word of the day is: breakpoint!The process of … [Link]

Monarch: The Leader of a New Generation of Social Plugins

Posted 8 days ago

Advertise here with BSAEach and every one of us comes across interesting pieces of information in our daily news feed, or as we are casually surfing the web. At times, we even feel the urge to share some of those articles, videos, images, etc with the people we know. We can either act on it or not, and if we … [Link]

I Love Typography

This Month In Typography

Posted 38 hours ago

Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we learn some important typographic pronunciations, figure out how to work with layered web fonts, watch Mark Simonson talk about offset lithography, revisit the 1970 New York City Transit Authority graphics standards manual, see what medieval scribes were doodling in the margins of their […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

Why A Better OpenType User Interface Matters

Posted 6 days ago

Friday evening, September 19th. We are in Barcelona at the annual ATypI conference. The last session of the day is winding down – Building the perfect what?, an excellent panel discussion moderated by industry veteran and award-winning typeface developer David Berlow. For the past 45 minutes a cross section of type specialists have expounded on […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

Better UI for Better Typography

Posted 9 days ago

Designers ask Adobe for a better user interface for type The introduction of OpenType fonts in 2000 offered designers a rich and sophisticated typographic repertoire. The number of fonts that support these typographic features has grown exponentially over the years. And yet, we – the designers, producers, and users of digital type – have observed with […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

Vandelay Design

5 Successful Freelancers Share the Secrets to their Success

Posted 10 hours ago

What defines success and "making it"? Not everyone has the same definition for successful freelancers. For some, it could be to become wildly famous in the industry. For others success may come when… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Exclusive iStock Promo Code for Our Readers

Posted 3 days ago

A few years back I launched what was called “Vandelay Premier” to test my ability to sell “premium” stock graphics. While I would only consider it a moderate success, one main thing I quickly… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

The Ultimate Guide to Parallax Scrolling: Best Practices, Examples and Tutorials

Posted 8 days ago

The idea of parallax design is simply an awareness of movement. More specifically, the word 'parallax' is used to describe the perception of distance between objects while moving along a line of… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Line25

25 Captivating Dark Website Designs for Inspiration

Posted 4 days ago

While a ‘dark on light’ colour scheme is the most common approach for website design, some designers are creating powerful sites with dark interfaces. Black and dark coloured backgrounds create an alluring mood that entices the user and really helps the content stand out when mixed with high contrasting whites and bright hues. In today’s showcase I feature 25 stunning … [Link]

Line25 Sites of the Week for October 24th 2014

Posted 7 days ago

Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Mint Design Company, Monte Ré, TDs for TVs, Only and Sharp & Savory. Mint Design Company View the website Monte Ré View the website TDs for TVs View … [Link]

15 Interesting Infographics Web Designers Will Enjoy

Posted 11 days ago

The bold visual design of Infographics makes it easy to digest facts and figures about a given subject. There’s some great infographics based on interesting topics related to web design, from articles explaining the benefits of responsive design to interesting statistics about the industry. Today I showcase 15 interesting Infographics that every web designer will enjoy. Give your scrolling finger … [Link]

Blog.SpoonGraphics

The Best Font Bundles I’ve Ever Seen!

Posted 39 hours ago

Over the past year I’ve been spreading the word about the awesome deals from Design Cuts. Their offers slash hundreds of dollars off quality design resources, with discounts always being upwards of 90%. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve received emails from my readers and subscribers who got the message too late and missed out on a deal. … [Link]

20 Movie Posters in the Style of Vintage Horror Films

Posted 4 days ago

Low budget B-movies, exploitation films and slasher movies from the 50s, 60s & 70s have an iconic style that is often replicated by designers to pay tribute to this generation of cult film. Low quality print effects, dirt & grunge, hand brushed typography and plenty of blood splatters are all common features of this art style. In today’s post I … [Link]

3 Simple Photoshop Tips to Create Better Textures

Posted 11 days ago

Textures are valuable design resources that can be used as backgrounds to your work or pasted in as overlays to add distressed tones. Anyone with a camera can collect texture resources, with even the latest smart phone cameras being more than capable of capturing high resolution details. It takes more than just a click of the shutter button to capture … [Link]

Web Design Blog | Magazine for Designers | RSS Feed

20 Best Free iPhone Smartphone MockUps

Posted 14 hours ago

Whether you are an app, web or graphic designer, free PSD mockups are always a great addition to your freebies collection. Mockups will save you time and help you present your work in a professional, visual-appealling way. This time, we selected only some of the absolute best free iPhone smartphone mockups you can use. These mockups are created so they … [Link]

20 Awesome WordPress Themes for Entertainment Websites

Posted 41 hours ago

These 20 awesome WordPress themes for entertainment websites are just perfect for anyone who wants to create a music, movie, TV show or video showcase website! With one of these themes you can easily set up a professional website to showcase songs, photos, videos, concerts and many more, in just minutes! All of these entertainment WordPress themes have premium features … [Link]

20 Best Food Blog WordPress Themes

Posted 3 days ago

Food blogging is a very popular bloging niche nowdays. You can become really successful with a food blog, create a business out of it and even become a cookbook author! One of the important things of having a great food blog is the blog’s design. Clean, minimalist, user-friendly designs are wanted in the food blogging niche, We selected 20 best … [Link]

Inspiredology

Lean UX – How to Apply Lean Principles to User Experience Design

Posted 8 months ago

Advertise here with BSAThe process of putting together a good user experience design has always been talked about as a deliverables-based practice where bureaucracy, specification documents, wireframes, mockups and site maps took the center stage. This deliverable based practice, meaning that everything, each step of the process, has to be delivered with proper timing and documentation, witch often demands a lot … [Link]

40 Brilliant Examples of Digital CG Concept Artwork

Posted 8 months ago

Advertise here with BSAConcept artwork is typically related to video game design. But it can also be very useful in other forms of media. There are many Hollywood movies, TV shows, video advertisements, and other projects which often hire concept artists. CG is typically thought of as 2D art while CGI is usually computer generated 3D effects. This gallery focuses around … [Link]

17 Themes for Your Wedding Day

Posted 9 months ago

Advertise here with BSAA growing trend for people in the digital age is to provide an online destination to feature their wedding. In doing so, you can provide your loved ones with a card that cannot be lost, and a scrapbook that can last a lifetime. In this post, I’ll share with you 17 wedding themes that will make your big … [Link]

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