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Legal Corners

Posted 8 hours ago

Hello, I need to get some legal corners printed up and have never done so before – does anyone on here print them or can recommend someone who does? Cheers. [Link]

Can anyone identify this script font?

Posted 16 hours ago

Hi All, I'm struggling to identify the script typeface in the attached – the usual font ID websites have failed me. Massive kudos to anyone who can help identify either the script font or the Gotham style font. Thanks! savethedate.JPG Attached Images File Type: jpg savethedate.JPG (25.3 KB) [Link]

Hi there

Posted 40 hours ago

Hi everyone, i'm Jarratt. I'm currently a student and I enjoy designing UI for apps, making icons and I am currently learning how to use vector stuff! [Link]

Webdesigner Depot

Our favorite tweets of the week: November 17, 2014 – November 23, 2014

Posted 21 hours ago

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 … [Link]

Comics of the week #262

Posted 45 hours ago

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few … [Link]

Deal of the week: 8 popular texture collections from Offset

Posted 3 days ago

Is flat design leaving your designs looking a little…flat? Then you might want to think about adding some texture to those flat color blocks. Texture offers designers great options to indicate function, tone areas, even unify diverse sections of a site. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged an incredible discount on these 8 popular texture collections. Featuring … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials

Daily Inspiration #1930

Posted 10 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. abaanya … [Link]

Best of the Week: Offices, Tech News, Illustrations and more

Posted 11 hours ago

It’s time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuff! So take a look at the links we've selected for your inspiration and to keep you updated about what's going on out there! We want to give a big thanks … [Link]

Wallpaper of the Week – Marco Oggian

Posted 22 hours ago

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Marco Oggian. Marco has worked with a wide range of project within logo creation, illustration, branding identity, font design and typography, photo shooting and many more for clients such as Computer Arts Magazine, True Color Films, Volcom, BMW Italia, Brekka, Fanatic Snowboard, Drake snowboard, Northwave boots, CreativeDa Korea and Ten … [Link]

Six Revisions

5 Bug Reporting Tools for Developers

Posted 3 days ago

One area in our development process that we can optimize with a proper tool is the way we handle bug reports. Traditionally, bugs, client feedback, and change requests are discussed in lengthy real-time meetings which would then kick off the next web development phase that will address the issues. But this sequential lather-rinse-repeat workflow is slow: One of these iterations … [Link]

A Guide to CSS RGBA Colors

Posted 5 days ago

RGBA is a type of CSS color value that allows us to set a color and also its opacity/transparency. Here’s an example of using the CSS rgba() notation to specify white with 50% opacity. p { color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5); } RGBA is an extension of the RGB color model. The acronym stands for red green blue alpha. The … [Link]

How to Create CSS Ghost Buttons

Posted 7 days ago

A popular web design trend this year is the "ghost button", which is simply a button with a border and a transparent background color. You can read more detailed discussions about the ghost button design trend on SitePoint and DesignModo. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create several styles of ghost buttons using CSS. Examples of Ghost Buttons … [Link]

You The Designer

19 Free Blank T Shirt Template Designs

Posted 15 hours ago

Many graphic designers dabble in t-shirt and fashion design. The t shirt design community presents various opportunities for designers. You can work full time as a designer, create freelance t shirt designs, submit your tee designs to various t shirt contest sites out there to win cool prizes and lots of money, or even start your own clothing line if … [Link]

Font Combinations By Type Genius

Posted 38 hours ago

There are many factors to consider in choosing the right font for a project. Does it look good? Will it appeal to your audience? Will it go well with the tone? Is it readable? Sometimes, finding the right font combinations is twice as hard as finding the right font for a project. If you’re stuck with pairing a local serif … [Link]

Incredible Posters of Unmade Movie Sequels

Posted 3 days ago

Over 40 artists crafted posters of cult movie sequels that were never made. There is a number of movie projects in development that never made it to the movie houses. This is because they whether never pass through the development stage, production stumbles apart, or the studio simply abandons it for some reason. Curated by iam8bit, a Los Angeles-based gallery … [Link]

Web Design Ledger

25 Free & Beautiful Photography Mockup Templates For Designers

Posted 3 days ago

Advertise here with BSAGreat presentation is a key when it comes to showing off your design work. Whether you’re showing your designs to a client or presenting your latest work in your portfolio, mocking up the artwork to simulate its real use can add finishing touches and help to imagine how this product can be used in real life. A mockup … [Link]

How Would You Like to Win a Copy of the Powerful Be Theme?

Posted 4 days ago

Advertise here with BSAThere are two kinds of WordPress themes. On the one hand, you have classic themes, and on the other hand, universal super-themes. Speaking of the latter category, Be Theme is a compelling multi-purpose solution. You could now win one free copy, so here’s what you stand to gain. Great Features Be Theme proposes more than 50 demos. It’s … [Link]

Ideas for Pushing Beyond your Creative Comfort Zone

Posted 7 days ago

Advertise here with BSAWorking under pressure can feel like you’re caught in the cross hairs of a critic scrutinizing your every move. Unfortunately you can’t see him because this critic sniper has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight – right inside your skull. We are usually our own worst critics and over time this can build up into self-doubt, … [Link]

I Love Typography

Letters in Wonderhand

Posted 6 days ago

Although I’m always dealing with letters in my work, embarking on a type design project is rather the exception. My main occupation, ‘Lettering’, varies from commission to commission and projects tend to last for short periods of time with widely different outcomes. Type projects normally extend for a longer period of time and, from my […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

New Fonts 1

Posted 11 days ago

It’s been a good couple of months for font releases. And there are many more than I could list here (and many more that I am, unfortunately, blissfully unaware of). I can hardly keep up. Anyway, here are eight typefaces (comprising a total 126 fonts) that caught my eye. I no longer do comments on […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

This Month In Typography

Posted 4 weeks 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]

DesignM.ag – Web Design & Development

30 Personal Websites of Musicians and Performers for Design Inspiration

Posted 3 days ago

Advertise here with BSAI’ve found that the most interesting websites often focus around very specific topics. In the case of entertainers, musicians, actors, and performers, their websites are a networking tool for communication and selling their product(s). Anyone working in the entertainment industry should have a usable website offering all the necessities of their talents.For anyone who needs a bit … [Link]

Optimize Your Team Collaboration with These Top-Notch Tools for Creatives

Posted 4 days ago

Advertise here with BSAThe best part about being a web designer or a web developer is that you make it your job to create something from scratch – which is more than most people can say. We relish in our creative freedom, that’s why at first we get the feeling that administrative tasks are toilsome and more than we signed … [Link]

Premium Plugins That Web Developers And Web Designers Would Find Useful

Posted 5 days ago

Advertise here with BSAIn the field of website creation, there is very little we can do nowadays without plugins. Web designers and web developers require the best resources if they are to reach the best outcomes in projects for their clients.While the markets are swarming with helping tools for many purposes, the measure of their efficacy lies in the eye … [Link]

Line25

Line25 Sites of the Week for November 21st 2014

Posted 3 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 Rocket55, Ryan Gittings, Pointless Corp, Icon Snowskates and Oscar Barber. Rocket55 View the website Ryan Gittings View the website Pointless Corp View the website Icon Snowskates View the … [Link]

35 Radical Red Colored Websites for Design Inspiration

Posted 7 days ago

Red is a vibrant hue that colour theorists suggest represents love, anger and in some cultures, happiness, but how is it used in web design? The colour red in its many variants seems to be a popular choice with web designers. In today’s showcase we take a look at 35 great international examples of red usage in web design. See … [Link]

Line25 Sites of the Week for November 14th 2014

Posted 10 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 IV&III, Plum, Twelve South, Rest and ThoughtSpot. IV&III View the website Plum View the website Twelve South View the website Rest View the website ThoughtSpot View the website … [Link]

Vandelay Design

25 Beautiful and Minimalist Websites

Posted 7 days ago

Minimalism is one of our favorite styles of web design. A well-designed website with a minimalist style may look simple, but they're not always easy to design. This collection shows 25 excellent… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

25 Beautiful Free Lightroom Presets to Enhance Your Photos

Posted 10 days ago

Adobe Lightroom has been popular with photographers for several years, and in the past couple of years it has also increased in popularity with designers and hobbyist photographers. While Photoshop… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

13 of the Best Hosted CMSs

Posted 13 days ago

Open-source content management systems like WordPress and Drupal get a lot of attention on design blogs, but they are not the only options when it comes to choosing a CMS. There are a number of… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Blog.SpoonGraphics

6 Vintage Guarantee Badges for Premium Members

Posted 3 days ago

Last month Jascha from Creatticon kindly donated a set of 26 hand drawn vector ribbons for Access All Areas members to download. Today members can download more goodies courtesy of Creatticon, Jascha has kindly gifted 6 vintage style guarantee badges. They’re made using vector Photoshop shapes so they can be scaled to any size and given different colour fills. The … [Link]

The Most Popular Design Resources in the World

Posted 5 days ago

How do you fancy getting your hands on the hottest resources from the most popular design shops in the world? Design Cuts have put together another deal packed full of top quality resources and squashed the price down by 94%. These items are selling like crazy at their full price, which in most cases is more than the entire deal! … [Link]

5 Free Weathered Wood Logo Mock Up Textures

Posted 7 days ago

A couple of months ago I shared some rusty metal logo mockups which allowed you to place your logo designs onto distressed textures to create simulations of your artwork being painted onto real surfaces. I’ve been hunting for more cool textures to create another set of free resources, so today’s giveaway is a collection of 5 weathered wood logo mockups. … [Link]

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20 Hi-Tech WordPress Themes for Software Presentation

Posted 3 days ago

There are so many softwares and apps appearing each day! If you have a great idea for a new app or software, then the presentation website for your startup should pe perfectly coded! To make things easier for you, we searched the web for the best 20 hi-tech WordPress themes for software and app presentation websites. These hi-tech WordPress themes … [Link]

20 Gorgeous Travel WordPress Themes for Agencies

Posted 4 days ago

These 20 gorgeous travel WordPress themes for agencies are just perfect if you have a travel business. These great travel WordPress themes are also very useful for webdesigners, as they are packed with lots of features they can use to create a website. All of these travel WordPress themes for agencies have premium features, high quality designs and clean codes. … [Link]

20 Beautiful WordPress Themes for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted 4 days ago

If you’re running a nonprofit organization then you should know that WordPress themes are a great choice for organizations that don’t have a lot of money to spend on a website, but still want it to look professional. WordPress is a cheap and fast way to start your website and it is also very user friendly and easy to work … [Link]

Inspiredology

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

Posted 9 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 9 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]

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]

JUST™ Creative

Design Usability – 10 Common Mistakes

Posted 7 days ago

This article has been contributed by Jessica Velasco. The internet is filled with how-to articles and tips for success. Rarely do we find people who boast about the mistakes they’ve made! However, when we do come across one of these self-flagellation articles, there is a powerful lesson to be learned. We all make mistakes on occasion. And learning from those … [Link]

5 Key Components of a Winning Social Media Campaign

Posted 14 days ago

This article has been contributed by Michael Georgiou. Facebook has 1.35 billion monthly active users and Twitter has 284 million of them. These massive figures are reason enough that all businesses irrespective of their size should be using social networks for marketing their products and services. When it comes to marketing, you need to go where the audience is and … [Link]

Start Having Fun Again in Web Design: Here’s How

Posted 21 days ago

This article has been contributed by John Siebert. Web designers see themselves as artists and their creations as nothing less than works of art. But if you ask any designer to describe her average day, she will rattle off a list of mundane tasks that have little or nothing to do with art or creativity. So how does a creative … [Link]

BittBox

Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

Posted 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 9 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 3 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]

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

Posted 3 months 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]

PSD : Photoshop Disasters

DEAL – 10 CUSTOMIZABLE BRAND BOOKS FOR UNDER $30

Posted 12 hours ago

Showing off a logo or stationary design is standard fare for most graphic designers – but if you really want to blow your clients away, you’ll offer them up a slew of brand designs in a full-fledged brand book. Get higher value for your work without spending days putting it all together. Withthis Mighty Deal, you’ll get 10 High-Quality Brand … [Link]

Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

Posted 38 hours ago

Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture this week. 20 funny Thanksgiving pics and comics that will make you laugh while enduring enjoying your family this week. [Web Humor] Adobe’s got Photoshop running in Chrome, but it won’t be available any time soon. [The Verge] Lammily Doll with realistic measurements gets powerful Photoshop makeover. [PetaPixel] … [Link]

Hotel Maria Cristina: Flatter Platter Hand

Posted 3 days ago

“Maybe they’ll be so distracted by her side boob that they won’t notice what we’ve done to her hand.” It seems to be “Hand Week” here on PS Disasters! Thanks for sending this in, Marisa. This image was found here. The post Hotel Maria Cristina: Flatter Platter Hand appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters . [Link]

Fuel Your Creativity

Exclusive DesignCrowd Discount Coupon Code

Posted 4 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 5 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 6 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]

Smashing Magazine

A Guide To Conducting A Mobile UX Diagnostic

Posted 20 days 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 21 days 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 3 weeks 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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