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Etsy: Boba Fett Leggings

Posted 46 hours ago

Even though these Boba Fett “Suit Up” leggings are geeky-cool, I’m not sure I care for those sharp, jutting calves. I thought this was an optical illusion at first, but look closely. The gray outline does indeed follow the shape of Boba’s elbow, rather than the natural curve of her calf. Still cool leggings, though. Found here. Thanks for sending this … [Link]

Daily Mail: Young, Rich, and Photoshopped

Posted 3 days ago

In an article about the Rich Kids of Instagram, the Daily Mail featured this image from someone called Stephanie Scolaro’s Instagram page. Interesting bathroom floor she’s got there. Strangely blurry, don’t you think? Looks like someone is a graduate of the Kim Kardashian/Beyonce School of Instagramming! Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Tarja. The post Daily Mail: Young, Rich, … [Link]

Miss Universe Slovak Republic: Serious Side Eye Material

Posted 4 days ago

This is Katarína Bezecná, a contestant in the Miss Universe Slovak Republic pageant. Pretty girl, but this image…? The longer you look at it, the weirder it gets. Even the look on her face is a little like: It’s not quite as obvious as last year’s Miss Czech Republic fail, but it’s still pretty bad. Thanks for sending this in, … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials

Material Design Motion Explorations

Posted 8 hours ago

It is awesome to see more and more people playing with Material Design. The Google visual language is much more than visual design, it is comprehensive and it blurs really well the lines that separate visual, UX and motion. It also an incentive for new designers to sharpen their skills and focus more and more on becoming great product designers. On … [Link]

Daily Inspiration #2010

Posted 14 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 and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to Found … [Link]

Weekly Apps: Tally, IF by IFTTT, Workflow and more

Posted 21 hours ago

What you'll find here today are apps for save time and money! Take a special look at IF, Tally and Workflow. Hope you guys like these apps and all the whole selection, and stay tuned for the next week! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter and include #abdz_apps in the message. Workflow – Workflow is your … [Link]

Six Revisions

7 CSS Tools You Should Be Using

Posted 2 days ago

CSS is getting more and more complicated to write. Thankfully, there are tools that make the task of authoring CSS a little bit easier. From identifying errors in your stylesheets to presenting useful stats about your code, these online tools will undoubtedly help during CSS development. CSS Lint CSS Lint will point out syntax errors as well as highlight potential … [Link]

The Big Changes to Pay Attention to in AngularJS 1.3

Posted 3 days ago

AngularJS has evolved quite rapidly. Its latest release, version 1.3, nicknamed "superluminal-nudge", ushers in plenty of exciting features and improvements. The AngularJS GitHub source code repository contains a changelog that provides a brief, bulleted-list summary of all the changes that have occurred in the AngularJS project. However this article will only discuss the major changes in the newest stable release. … [Link]

The Big Changes to Pay Attention to in AngularJS 1.3

Posted 9 days ago

AngularJS has evolved quite rapidly. Its latest release, version 1.3, nicknamed "superluminal-nudge", ushers in plenty of exciting features and improvements. The AngularJS GitHub source code repository contains a changelog that provides a brief, bulleted-list summary of all the changes that have occurred in the AngularJS project. However this article will only discuss the major changes in the newest stable release. … [Link]

Fuel Your Creativity

Exclusive DesignCrowd Discount Coupon Code

Posted 12 weeks 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 12 weeks 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]

DesignCrowd are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – June Only

Posted 12 weeks ago

We know that many businesses will be looking to start this financial year with a kick! Start fresh and jump onboard with DesignCrowd. Perhaps you’re thinking of rebranding or making some visual changes to modernise your business? If so, the good folks over at DesignCrowd, the design crowdsourcing platform are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – For 1 week only, … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers

New member with Questions!

Posted 3 hours ago

Hi, I am an interior designer and am woking on updating my portfolio at present. I have previously kept to an A3 format which works well in print as well as online, (I use indesign). However I am thinking that visually it would be best to have no.2 A2 pages, therefore I could fit a whole project between two pages which … [Link]

Hi! I am Nina just joined this group

Posted 8 hours ago

I am an Italian with studies in Communication and Marketing but I realized I made a mistake. I am a creative and I didn't follow my real passion: design. Now, after some working experiences, I decided to take everything in hand and focus on what I really want to do. I have a basic course in Graphic design and I practiced … [Link]

Pharmacist turns graphic designer?

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi guys, I recently left my job (3 weeks ago) in hope for a change in career. I have always been good at art and design (I think) and do bits in my spare time, however the only qualification I have is GCSE Art. I was recommended a few courses at Blake Art college by a friend, however last year they … [Link]

Web Design Ledger

Best Practices for Accordion Interfaces in Web Design

Posted 4 days ago

The word “accordion” typically conjures a mental image of your favorite polka band. Although polka music can offer a rip-snorting good time, the term is associated with something different in the realm of web design. User interface accordions might refer to menus, widgets, or content areas which expand like the musical instrument. These interfaces have grown a lot more popular in … [Link]

20+ Beautiful Designs That You Can Achieve With A Single WP Theme

Posted 8 days ago

Hey, how’s it going with your web design projects? Why don’t you take a little break? Snack on some stirring imagery to get your creative engines all fired up and ready to go. Today, we hauled a bunch of layouts and websites from Muffin Group’s own back yard. Sorry, what’s that? Oh, you’re wondering what Be Theme has got to do … [Link]

30 Creative Photography Portfolios to Impress You

Posted 10 days ago

What sets awesome photography apart? What do the most popular photographers to make their work stand out? Well-designed fabulous portfolio can be a good prove how skilled a photographer is. These days everything is online and you could not be a successful photographer without a beautiful online portfolio. Most clients believe only what they see. You portfolio site is a visual … [Link]

You The Designer

These Oscars 2015 Title Cards Are Frigging Awesome!

Posted 38 hours ago

The best part of the Oscars 2015 was the title cards. No question about that. It was a treat to the eyes every time the nominees for each of the Oscars categories were presented. With a smooth transition of elements, Henry Hobson featured recognizable objects that represented each movie and created a masterfully executed image of each nominated film. Henry … [Link]

The Difference Between Minimalism and Simplicity

Posted 3 days ago

From Apple’s iOS, Google’s material design to Microsoft’s Modern UI, minimalism is one of the most influential, if not the most, in design aesthetics today. Most modern hardware design and user interfaces use minimalism in varying degrees or form. Android Lollipop homescreen But minimalism is not a new phenomenon. Less is More Minimalism is less of an art style and … [Link]

Art of Playing Cards—21 Themed Card Designs from Kickstarter

Posted 7 days ago

Playing cards have come a long way from the ones we know (and love to play poker with) today. The earliest playing cards were found in China as early as the Tang Dynasty (618-970 CE) from which it spread towards Egypt and Europe. The predecessor of the standard 52-card deck, tarot cards, were developed in the middle of the 15th … [Link]

I Love Typography

Climbing Everest

Posted 5 days ago

“Designing Zapfino Arabic takes everything I ever learned about type design and then some… Have never, ever, worked on anything this challenging.” — Facebook status: Oct. 24, 2013 Designing an Arabic companion to the Zapfino typeface was a running joke with my Monotype colleagues, one that I would react to half in amusement and half […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

Notes on the first Books Printed in Italy

Posted 14 days ago

In my recent article on The First Book Printed in Italy, I introduce the first books printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz in the Subiaco monastery complex in the Sabine hills to the west of Rome from 1465. On Twitter, in a great deal more than 140 characters, I received this enthusiastic barrage of Tweets: I […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

This Month in Typography

Posted 3 weeks ago

Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we make Helvetica cookies, tumble for ligatures, uncover a longstanding typesetting mistake by the New York Times, ponder typefaces for cities, get reacquainted with ASCII art, prognosticate about responsive fonts of the future, get to know font designer Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, talk about […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link] – Web Design & Development

25 Sketch Freebies for Web & Graphic Designers

Posted 4 days ago

Advertise here with BSAAnyone who’s been keeping up with design news should know about Sketch. It’s a tightly-focused piece of software with an emphasis on UI design. The program is developed for OS X by Bohemian Coding with a palette of tools that mirror Photoshop and Illustrator. Although the program is meant for interfaces you can build anything including icons … [Link]

Start Your Day with These Awesome Be Theme Website Examples

Posted 10 days ago

Advertise here with BSAWe know you’re busy. Yet, before you get on with your projects of the day, help yourself to a visual espresso for the creative minds. Take a couple of minutes to see some inspiring examples of websites made with the Be Theme. Explore a series of functioning websites and a variety of useful layouts that are easy … [Link]

Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Digital Magazine iPhone App UI

Posted 10 days ago

Advertise here with BSAThere’s a growing need for handy UI freebies and resources dedicated to iPhone app design. To fill this gap I’ve created DigiMag – a free iPhone app UI designed in Photoshop. The interface has been created specifically for iOS 8 using the new iPhone 6 screen dimensions. digimag - freebie psd digital magazine iphone 6 app uiFeel free to download a copy of this PSD and use … [Link]

Vandelay Design

39 Fantastically Creative Resume and CV Examples

Posted 2 days ago

A creative resume or curriculum vitae is one document you can't skimp – and this is true for anyone but especially designers and other creative professionals. When applying for a job, the first… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Ultimate Guide to Designing Brand Guidelines

Posted 4 days ago

Whether sculpting a new identity or working with an existing one, brand guidelines can be exceedingly important to the whole creative process. A branding guide (also known as a style guide or brand… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions

Posted 9 days ago

Photoshop actions allow designers and photographers to automate common sequences for increased efficiency. If you do much work with photo editing you can certainly benefit from the time saved by… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]


Line25 Sites of the Week for February 27th 2015

Posted 69 minutes 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 Green Man Festival, Layers, GuideBase, brightly and Qards. Green Man Festival View the website Layers View the website GuideBase View the website brightly View the website Qards View … [Link]

Web Design Trend Showcase: Super Gradients

Posted 4 days ago

After the dominance of flat colours in web design I’ve noticed a new trend of gradient use beginning to emerge. Gradients are nothing new in web design, but the CSS property of linear-gradient now allows designers to add vibrant spectrums of colour directly to their code, rather than the traditional method of creating a gradient image in Photoshop. One advantage … [Link]

Line25 Sites of the Week for February 20th 2015

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 Moment, jdmweb, ThoughtSpot, Coulee Creative and Grid & Flow. Moment View the website jdmweb View the website ThoughtSpot View the website Coulee Creative View the website Grid & … [Link]


6 Photorealistic Magazine Mockup PSDs for Members

Posted 7 hours ago

Freepik is back again to share more exclusive goodies with Access All Areas members. These photorealistic magazine mockups are the perfect resource for previewing your print designs in full photorealistic detail. Just edit the Photoshop Smart Object layer to have your art simulated as a front cover, single page, or double page spread. Freepik is home to over 1.4 million … [Link]

Video Tutorial: Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

Posted 2 days ago

I’ve been posting written tutorials on this site for many years, with most of them now buried deep in my archives. I’ve also been thinking about extending my site to include video tutorials, so I thought why not incorporate the two and produce videos for some of my most popular guides from the past? This will hopefully give newcomers a … [Link]

How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern

Posted 4 days ago

I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns. My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, … [Link]

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20 Popular Premium Android Full App Templates

Posted 24 hours ago

If you’re and Android app developer or just want a great app for your business, then you should definitely check out this list of 20 premium Android full app templates! These are some of the best Android app templates on the web. These great Android app templates will help you create your app faster, as you will already work on … [Link]

100+ Absolute Best Free Backgrounds for Logo Presentations

Posted 48 hours ago

If you’re a graphic designer then you’ll surely find this list of over 100 free backgrounds for logo presentations very useful! These awesome free backgrounds for logo presentations will help you showcase your logo designs in a professional and attractive way. The logos will look better than on a plain white background and your client will love your work! Want … [Link]

20 New Gorgeous Free PSD Website Templates

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for some web design inspiration or just need to change your website design and don’t know where to start? Here are 20 new gorgeous free PSD website templates you can download and modify as per your needs. These beautiful free PSD website templates are all new and follow the latest design trends. These great PSD website templates will help … [Link]

Webdesigner Depot

Free download: Lucid one page PSD template

Posted 69 minutes ago

This stunning free PSD provides a framework for all your client’s essential information, lovingly crafted, into a simple to modify format. Designed by Lucid Site Designs, the popular one-page design is a great fit for almost any purpose, and includes a header, features, product details, pricing, and contact sections. Perfect for technology services, IT hardware, or SaaS, the bold monochrome … [Link]

4 reasons web designers should be playing more video games

Posted 21 hours ago

No really, you should. If anyone asks why you’re up at 3am playing your favorite shooter-MMO-hybrid, you can point them right to this article and say, “See? See!?” We should all be playing multi-player and co-op games because, like it or not, our business isn’t only about websites. It’s also about people. Others have written about using gamification in design. … [Link]

How to beat your designer’s block

Posted 2 days ago

I’m pretty sure I haven’t blinked in a while. I think this because my eyes are dry and so is my mouth. My face is tense and my chest feels tight. I’m noticing that my breathing has become shallow and I’ve got a weak feeling in my gut. Suddenly, I notice the doubt rising from the pit of my stomach. … [Link]

Outlaw Design Blog

Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis

Posted 12 weeks ago

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

Western Youths

Posted 12 weeks ago

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Inky Email App

Posted 12 weeks ago

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JUST™ Creative

Eyestrain and Weight Gain: How to Avoid Common Risk Factors of a Desk Job

Posted 3 days ago

This article has been contributed by Kristeen Cherney. Desk jobs are commonplace in a world that increasingly relies on computers and technology. For many, a desk is the office, especially if you freelance or telecommute. The advantages of working on the computer are numerous, ranging from better time management to even setting your own hours, in some cases. As society … [Link]

The Most Extensive & High Quality Design Resource Bundle Ever

Posted 8 days ago

Followers of this blog know that I love sharing valuable design resources, whether they be free or at a heavily discounted rate, such as this one. This bundle is one that you definitely have to check out as it bundles the very best resources across every category – from fonts, to vectors, textures, brushes, mockup templates, scene creators, effects packs … [Link]

Content Marketing in 2015: Trends Are A-Changing

Posted 11 days ago

This article has been contributed by Haley Osborne. Focusing content on current trends and newsworthy stories keeps you at the forefront of what’s hot as well as at the front of your customer’s requirements. Of course, the trick is being able to produce quality content quickly and be ahead of competitors. While many content marketing techniques remain unchanged, new trends … [Link]


38 Most Creative Landing Page Website Mockups

Posted 3 days ago

Advertise here with BSALanding page design is a tough gig which focuses more on snazzy design coupled with smooth page copy. In order to sell a product or service you really need to draw people into the site. This means colorful graphics and well-placed typography can make all the difference in converting new customers. featured sidecar landing page design This gallery is perfect for any UI … [Link]

Trace Existing Icons to Create New Shapes in Photoshop

Posted 8 days ago

Advertise here with BSAIcon design is one of the most tricky fields of digital design. It often requires some understanding of composition and other art fundamentals like symmetry, lighting, and color. The best way to learn icon design is by studying under the best of the best. Unfortunately they probably don’t have time to teach you so it’s important to learn … [Link]

How To Clear Color Swatches in Photoshop & Illustrator

Posted 11 days ago

Advertise here with BSABoth Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are very common design tools. Although they possess an incredible amount of power the overall interface can be quite cumbersome even to intermediate users. But if you spend enough time learning the fundamentals everything else will just naturally fall into place. For this quick tip I’d like to demonstrate how to clear out … [Link]


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

Posted 12 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 12 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 12 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]

Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and Tutorials

7 Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2015

Posted 4 weeks ago

As technology changes, so do user habits, and as user habits change, so does web design. Curious what web design trends we'll see in 2015? We see that responsive design is an essential of modern web. Web sites are more interactive with cool navigation and rich media content. Read on to see what to keep […] [Link] Theme Released

Posted 5 months ago

I'm pleased to announce that the 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 6 months 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]

Smashing Magazine

A Guide To Conducting A Mobile UX Diagnostic

Posted 4 months ago

Today’s mobile users have increasing expectations, they are intolerant of faults in their mobile experiences1, and they complain about bad mobile experiences on social media and through word of mouth. How do you make sure that your mobile experience meets or exceeds users’ expectations? One quick way to identify potential problems is to conduct a user experience diagnostic, by having … [Link]

Styling And Animating SVGs With CSS

Posted 4 months ago

CSS can be used to style and animate scalable vector graphics, much like it is used to style and animate HTML elements. In this article, which is a modified transcript of a talk I recently gave1 at CSSconf EU2 and From the Front3, I’ll go over the prerequisites and techniques for working with CSS in SVG. I’ll also go over … [Link]

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2014

Posted 4 months ago

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven … [Link]


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