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Facebook redesigns its “Like” button

Posted 5 minutes ago

Those Facebook buttons that you just can’t live without because you’re always using them to engage with your friends and family, and the site’s content, have gotten a noticeable makeover. The new design signals a shift to more space-conscious design by the company, as well as a tendency to combine old design into something entirely new. In a post on … [Link]

Cloudinary: Responsive Images Solved

Posted 25 hours ago

As a designer or developer of responsive websites, your ultimate goal, no doubt, is to maximize an image for each unique device, while not making the files so big they slow down the load time or use excessive amounts of bandwidth. You must find that delicate balance between serving an image that is as large as the device can handle … [Link]

Design like you’re Hollywood

Posted 47 hours ago

Hollywood is the holy grail for the whole movie industry, and it’s where all blockbusters (or most of them at least) come from. These movies cost a lot of money, but they (usually) also make a lot more money. And you know how Hollywood movies make so much money? Because they research. A lot. And they design for success. It’s … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

The Sandeman Chiado Brand

Posted 7 hours ago

Volta is a branding and design studio, dedicated to the thinking, development and creation of brands. They have some heavy work on their portfolio and one of my favorites has to be the Sandeman Chiado port wine brand. I love a good port and seeing the work they did to help promote this wine not as just a pre/after drink, … [Link]

Daily Inspiration #2426

Posted 16 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 … [Link]

to Bē. Concept

Posted 16 hours ago

Behance, how often do you go on it? How many times a day? How many times a week? We love Behance here on Abduzeedo. It has been bringing so many new artists to our attention throughout the years and we can't help to recognize its true purpose to the platform. What also brought us to our attention is this campaign … [Link]

Six Revisions

The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

Posted 12 weeks ago

Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS. When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria: Supports secure file transfer protocols: FTP isn’t secure. Among its many … [Link]

12 Brackets Extensions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Posted 3 months ago

Brackets is a great source code editor for web designers and front-end web developers. It has a ton of useful features out of the box. You can make your Brackets experience even better by using extensions. These Brackets extensions will help make your web design and front-end web development workflow a little easier. 1. CanIUse Quickly see the current level … [Link]

7 Free UX E-Books Worth Reading

Posted 3 months ago

The best designers are lifelong students. While nothing beats experience in the field, the amount of helpful online resources certainly helps keep our knowledge sharp. In this post, I’ve rounded up some useful e-books that provide excellent UX advice and insights. 1. Bright Ideas for User Experience Designers This is a free e-book by usability consultancy firm Userfocus. The best … [Link]

Web Design Ledger

The Keyboard Waffle Iron Giveaway

Posted 19 hours ago

Do you love waffles? Do you love keyboards? We sure do! Enter The Keyboard Waffle Iron Giveaway to win this geek-chic waffle iron by Chris Dimino. The Keyboard Waffle Iron is designed from the waffle-out. It features a unique wide format plate that creates a delicious Belgian-style waffle in the shape of your beloved computer keyboard. It also features a comfortable … [Link]

30 Premium Responsive WordPress Themes – Part 2

Posted 19 hours ago

This article is a kind of sequel showcasing 30 more premium Responsive WordPress Themes you might like to take a look at. Click here to browse the first batch of WordPress themes. So, what do we have for you today? 30 stylish WordPress themes that fit different business niches. All themes are easy to customize, so you don’t even need to … [Link]

Suicide Squad Character Morphing in Adobe Muse

Posted 42 hours ago

Morph SVG elements in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required. Most have us have seen the colorful trailer of the new Suicide Squad movie. We’ve seen Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and lets not forget the joker played by Jared Leto who looks deviously insane. You might be asking…why am I reading about this in a … [Link]

You The Designer

Selfie Fables — Disney Alternative Art Illustrations by Simona Bonafini

Posted 15 months ago

What if Disney stories had Instagram? Probably not a good idea Instagram has been a huge part of the social media sphere ever since its introduction in 2010. Created by software engineers Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, it gained rapid popularity with over 300 million active users at the end of 2014. It was so popular that social media giant … [Link]

These Japanese Barcodes Are So Kawaii!

Posted 15 months ago

In today’s commercial world, barcodes are almost everywhere. Present in every product packaging that we use today, barcodes have become universal with their use in automating supermarket checkout systems. Recently, innovations in barcode technology have made it possible to do more than tagging products. They can also be used to encode music, images, URLs and emails. Barcodes encode data by … [Link]

Amazing Game Of Thrones Illustrations By Ivan Belikov

Posted 15 months ago

GOOD NEWS: Game of Thrones is returning in less than a week. And we need a Game of Thrones themed post to ride the hype train. And luckily, I just found just the graphic designer to feature. Russian illustrator Ivan Belikov was previously featured here with his Social Networks illustrations and now he’s back with his Game of Thrones sigils … [Link]

I Love Typography

Making Grifo

Posted 16 days ago

Grifo, the Portuguese word for griffin, a mythical creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. We can imagine how threatening this creature might appear, and would probably want to stay well clear of its sharp claws and beak. Grifo the typeface also has sharp serifs and terminals. It’s full of talon shapes, like … [Link]

The First Roman Fonts

Posted 4 weeks ago

The Renaissance affected change in every sphere of life, but perhaps one of its most enduring legacies are the letterforms it bequeathed to us. But their heritage reaches far beyond the Italian Renaissance to antiquity. In ancient Rome, the Republican and Imperial capitals were joined by rustic capitals, square capitals (Imperial Roman capitals written with a brush), uncials, and half-uncials, … [Link]

New Lands in Arabic Type

Posted 4 weeks ago

Greta Arabic is the counterpart of the Greta Sans type system. This text is a reflection on the journey of creating and developing the first Arabic type system of this scale.It starts with Greta Sans. A type system conceived by Peter Bilak and designed together with Nikola Djurek. Greta Sans was created to be a design space as concerned with … [Link]

DesignM.ag – Web Design & Development

29 Best Video Tutorials for Learning InDesign

Posted 10 months ago

Written content dominates the vast majority of e-learning materials on the web. But YouTube videos and premium courses are catching up as video content becomes easier to produce. Because of this fluctuation it’s now easier than ever to teach yourself a piece of software or new skillset by watching other professionals from the comfort of your home office. InDesign is … [Link]

Large Creative September Font Pack for Designers

Posted 10 months ago

So far today, I have spent one hour perfecting the design of one of my client’s new media packs, and honestly I am very happy with it. To tell you the truth, I am super happy that I managed to get it looking so great, within such a short space of time. What I am not happy with however, is … [Link]

Insights, Tips, and Recommended Themes to Create an Excellent eCommerce Experience

Posted 10 months ago

Attractive product packaging, useful product-related information, and a streamlined checkout process can combine to give your online store’s customers a shopping experience that encourages repeat visits, and visits by word-of-mouth customers as well. Follow the insights and tips offered here, and give careful consideration to our WordPress theme recommendations, and you could easily become the proud owner of an eCommerce … [Link]

Vandelay Design

Cinemagraphs: Awesome Examples & How To Make Your Own

Posted 9 hours ago

One of the newest and most unique forms of animation is the cinemagraph. This is a looped GIF with only partial animation, keeping most of the image static with one part animated… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Mobile Apps: What Every Consumer App Needs to Succeed

Posted 26 hours ago

A consumer app is only as successful as the sum of its parts. Simply take a look at any user’s mobile app download history, the number of apps left on their devices, and the number of apps that… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Best Websites of Non-Profit Organizations

Posted 41 hours ago

Budget limitations are common with non-profit and charitable organizations. As a result, organizations often compromise on the need for an effective and attractive website. However, the websites… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Fuel Your Creativity

Exclusive DesignCrowd Discount Coupon Code

Posted 19 months 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 19 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]

DesignCrowd are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – June Only

Posted 19 months 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]

Line25

40 Invoice Templates | Free & Premium | Print & Digital-Friendly

Posted 22 hours ago

Regardless if you are a business company or a freelancer, you will certainly need an invoice to bill your customers. An invoice is not an optional item for a business, and havig a unique invoice will surely show professionalism. Invoice templates are useful because they can shorten the often complicated billing process. A well-designed invoice template can play a vital … [Link]

4 Web Design Trends that You Will find in Pre-Built Websites

Posted 46 hours ago

You probably set high standards for yourself and for your work. This requires knowing the latest web design trends, and determining how you can put these new, and often innovative, trends to work. It’s the same for Be Theme’s creators. They make a constant effort to stay current with the latest design trends in order to provide web designers with … [Link]

20 Realistic Free Food Packaging Mockups

Posted 3 days ago

When giving a branding or packaging presentation to a client, you need to have the mockup as close to the final product as you can. This way the client will understand exactly how the product will look like with your design on it, and it increases your chances of approval. Creative mockups are very important for designers because they help … [Link]

Spoon Graphics

Video Tutorial: Vector Polygon Logo Graphic in Adobe Illustrator

Posted 30 hours ago

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to create a vector polygon style logo graphic that’s made up of numerous shapes, each with a gradient fill which gives it a faceted diamond kind of appearance. I’m using the image of a wolf’s head in this tutorial, but the same process can be used to create all kinds of abstract graphics. … [Link]

55 Dapper Branding Design Projects for Barber Shops

Posted 3 days ago

Since the hipster style and culture has become more and more popular, we’ve started to see design work for barber shops become increasingly common! In today’s design showcase I present 55 great examples of Graphic Design projects based on this particular industry. Some of the designs are from live client projects, while others are personal works, but they all feature … [Link]

Ink & Typography Design Template for Premium Members

Posted 6 days ago

Access All Areas members have a great looking poster design template to download this week, courtesy of Design Something. The Ink & Typography template combines an abstract ink graphic with modern typography to create a stunning design that helps you quickly and easily create exhibition posters, greetings cards and more. The Smart PSD is fully editable to allow you to … [Link]

Web Design Blog | Magazine for Designers

25 Must-Have Fresh & Free Photoshop Brushes

Posted 21 hours ago

Photoshop brushes are amazing time-savers! With just a couple of clicks, the selected brush will automate your drawing process and you will be able to add new elements to your artwork by just clicking! That’s why the request for high-quality Photoshop brushes is increasing more and more. Having a beautiful collection of Photoshop brushes will also help. No more searching … [Link]

20 New Free Javascript and jQuery Plugins

Posted 46 hours ago

John Resig developed the jQuery library in 2006, and since then this become the most popularJavaScript libraries on the web. Without a doubt, jQuery is well known and frequently used in the web design community. Jquery lets you prototype and create any kind of unique and creative user interface with minimal work and that is the reason why it increases … [Link]

20 Free Web Design Photoshop Plugins

Posted 3 days ago

Although Adobe Photoshop is an incredible program for creatives with tons of amazing tools, it sometimes lacks some features that can help boost the workflow. Fortunately, Photoshop supports various plugins, which help extend its efficiency. These free web design Photoshop plugins will help you save time and automate boring processes and much more. You can use a Photoshop plugins to … [Link]

JUST™ Creative

4th of July Weekend Sale – 40% Off All Udemy Courses!

Posted 8 hours ago

Sharpen your skills by taking an online course from Udemy. Get 40% off this weekend in their 4th of July Weekend Sale. This is Udemy’s first ever 40% off sale so take advantage of it! Only select partners get this coupon too, so it’s your lucky day! Use code ‘JJ40OFF‘ for 40% off, between June 30 – July 6. The … [Link]

7 Social Media Trends for Taking Your Brand to Its Next Level in 2016

Posted 28 hours ago

This article was contributed by Anna Marsh. Have you driven tremendous results for your brand through social media in 2015 and the first half of 2016? Are you looking for more improvement this year? Then, you definitely need to keep yourself up to the mark with the latest social media trends. Social media is evolving as the biggest component for … [Link]

5 Unbeatable Design Deals Ending Soon

Posted 46 hours ago

Over the past week, I’ve shared some really awesome design deals and discounts from some of my favorite brands and resources that I really trust. Here they are all again, plus a new font bundle. Grab them before they are gone! MyFonts Foundation Collection – 75 Fonts at 80% Off – Ends Thursday Give your type library a strong foundation … [Link]

Inspiredology

Graphic Design Through the Decades: The ’90s

Posted 5 weeks ago

Compiling graphic design for the 1950s, the ’60s, the ’70s and the ’80s was easy. Just mention any of those decades, and iconic images pop into your head: cartoon-style housewives, bell bottoms, blocky, disco typography and neon lettering. But when it came to coming up with graphic design representative of the 1990’s, I was at a loss – nothing came … [Link]

5 Photo Editing Tips on Making Flashy Pop Art

Posted 8 weeks ago

There is no better tool for pop art than a phone. Nothing could be more popular, and have you seen the state of photo editing apps lately? The beauty is that, in a time when art is mass produced by the masses themselves, originality and creativity are alive and well. We speak the same artistic language, but we all have … [Link]

Train Your Brain To Take Better Decisions

Posted 8 weeks ago

Success follows with overcoming obstacles and taking important decisions in the face of adversity. Good decision making skills are mandatory to become an entrepreneur. The ability to tackle stress and engage with difficulties in a positive and empowering manner changes numerous dire circumstances into favorable situations. A recent study suggests that sound decision making is more significant than physical health, … [Link]

BittBox

10 Resources for Creating Stunning Websites

Posted 20 days ago

Websites are far too many now. With the advent and proliferation of the digital space and the need for businesses to create a strong online presence, getting a website up is the first step. But are you doing enough? Are the websites that are being created off the rack enough to survive the cut-throat competition and entice the targeted audience? … [Link]

The Retro Design Toolbox

Posted 4 weeks ago

Today I want to introduce you to another great bundle from our friends at Pixelo: The Retro Design Toolbox. This bundle contains a huge variety of quality retro design resources to boost up your design to the next levels. 62 Fonts & 1147 Graphic Elements – 99% off This collection contains a huge variety of retro design resources: Fonts, Textures, … [Link]

The Font Collection from FontBundles.net – 40 Stunning Fonts

Posted 6 weeks ago

There is nothing more exciting than grabbing the very latest font bundle from fontbundles.net. Knowing that each of the carefully selected fonts are going to be fully accessible without the need for any additional software is one of many bonuses of purchasing from them as opposed to other font providers. The reassurance of full lifetime support for any purchase makes … [Link]

Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and Tutorials

FITC Web Unleashed 2015 Ticket Giveaway

Posted 10 months ago

Web Unleashed is a 2-day conference by FITC that focuses on frontend development. The event will take place in Toronto on September 16th and 17th, 2015. See their schedule and speakers list for more info about the conference. I have one Web Unleashed conference ticket to giveaway. To enter the ticket giveaway, all you need […] [Link]

CSS Fix for iOS vh-unit Bug

Posted 11 months ago

There are many Javascript fixes for the viewport height units bug in iOS 7 (iPhone & iPad), this article will cover how to resolve this bug with CSS. This particular bug affects the rendering of viewport height units, for example: if you try to make a full viewport height container with height:100vh, it will display […] [Link]

NEW: Themify Flow

Posted 13 months ago

Five years ago, I was inspired to start Themify by a vision to build a tool which allows designers (like myself) to build WordPress themes without coding skills. Today, I'm proud to announce that my vision has come true. Say hello to Themify Flow, a free WordPress framework which allows you to build and customize […] [Link]

Smashing Magazine

Useful Tips To Get Started With WordPress Hooks

Posted 6 months ago

Even though hooks in WordPress are amazing and everyone uses them knowingly or unknowingly, I get the impression that some advanced users and especially front-end developers still seem to avoid them. If you feel like you’ve been holding back on hooks, too, then this article will get you started. I am also going to reveal some interesting details to anyone who … [Link]

Designing The Most Desirable Product: Exploration of Banknotes Design

Posted 6 months ago

As digital technologies are implanted deeper in the world, making more and more aspects of life intangible, it’s hard to imagine the world without any kind of banknotes, or paper money. In the dramatic history of our world, money became not just generic objects of payment, but also symbols of societies. Designing The Most Desirable Product Of All Time: Paper Money Combining utility and exclusivity, money is one of the challenging … [Link]

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2016

Posted 6 months ago

The new year is an occasion to start things fresh, to rethink current practices and habits. So why not start small? Clean up your desktop and give it an inspiring new background. We might have something for you: desktop wallpapers created by artists and designers from across the globe as a part of our monthly desktop wallpapers challenge. This post features … [Link]

Outlaw Design Blog

Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis

Posted 19 months ago

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

Western Youths

Posted 19 months ago

Western Youths. [Link]

Inky Email App

Posted 19 months ago

Inky. [Link]

PSD : Photoshop Disasters

Goodbye: A Farewell Message

Posted 9 months ago

After nine years and countless Photoshop disasters, we are closing our virtual doors. We’d like to thank all of our fans for sending us such fantastic Photoshop fails over the years, and for keeping us laughing with your comments. So long, and thanks for all the clicks! All the best, The Photoshop Disasters Team The post Goodbye: A Farewell Message … [Link]

Groupon: Old MacDonald Had A PSD

Posted 9 months ago

That little tractor is saying it all with his eyes. Ugh. Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Andrew! The post Groupon: Old MacDonald Had A PSD appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Royal Caribbean: We Didn’t Want Ice Anyway

Posted 9 months ago

And this is where we’d put the ice bucket… if we HAD one. Grand Suite Cat. GSLiberty of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International Found here. Thanks for sending this in, Ross! The post Royal Caribbean: We Didn’t Want Ice Anyway appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers

Junior designer – 16 page magazine design quote? Please help!

Posted 7 months ago

Hi everyone! I'm brand new to this forum and I wanted some help/advice. I have just started working freelance and have been asked to design a 16 page full colour A5 magazine, including front cover (no advertising). They will then send my work off to the printers. I have never done freelance work before so i have no idea on what … [Link]

Junior designer – 16 page magazine design quote? Please help!

Posted 7 months ago

Hi everyone! I'm brand new to this forum and I wanted some help/advice. I have just started working freelance and have been asked to design a 16 page full colour A5 magazine, including front cover (no advertising). They will then send my work off to the printers. I have never done freelance work before so i have no idea on what … [Link]

Monitor help please!

Posted 7 months ago

Hi all, I did look for a hardware forum and did a search for "monitor" but didn't find much. I'm coming from a Samsung 2343nw (tn panel) which was about £130 some years ago so it's definitely time to upgrade. Naturally I'm looking for an IPS 1440 panel at 27". I'm liking this Asus Asus PA279Q 27-inch IPS Professional Monitor (2560 … [Link]

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