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Beastly Badges Labels by Joey Ellis

Posted 8 weeks ago

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Western Youths

Posted 8 weeks ago

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Inky Email App

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JUST™ Creative

21 Best Selling Script & Calligraphy Fonts – 97% Off

Posted 4 days ago

I’m such a sucker for these awesome font package deals and I do apologize in advance for burning a hole in your pocket, but these are just too good to pass up. In this pack you will receive 21 best selling script & calligraphy fonts as showcased below, which regularly would cost $922 retail. DesignCuts have got the deal going … [Link]

Free Resources for Designers and Developers – Issue #1

Posted 6 days ago

Enjoy this list of resources put together by Juan Sarmiento, featuring web and mobile design freebies, articles, tutorials and fonts. Design Freebies A compact collection of elements that will aid you with your next design project. In this section, you will find fresh icons, mock-ups and other graphic design elements for your enjoyment. Have a look! SVG and PNG Material … [Link]

Free Resources for Designers and Developers – Issue #1

Posted 6 days ago

Enjoy this list of resources put together by Juan Sarmiento, featuring web and mobile design freebies, articles, tutorials and fonts. Design Freebies A compact collection of elements that will aid you with your next design project. In this section, you will find fresh icons, mock-ups and other graphic design elements for your enjoyment. Have a look! SVG and PNG Material … [Link]

BittBox

Create Non-Destructive Filters using Smart Objects in Photoshop

Posted 25 hours ago

Advertise here with BSAWe all know about the tremendous benefits of Photoshop. It offers a solution for editing photos, designing logos, mocking up websites, and refining vector graphics all in one location. But while Photoshop can handle a number of different tasks it is most well-renowned for photography editing. Every graphic designer or photographer can find dozens of tools directly related … [Link]

PatterNodes – A Unique Pattern Design Generator

Posted 5 days ago

Advertise here with BSAThe process of creating a seamless tileable background is never easy. If you’re not familiar with PatterNodes it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise – the program is tremendously useful but doesn’t have the same cult following as other design suites due mainly to the fact that it is a brand new product. PatterNodes is a Mac OS … [Link]

The Basics of Photoshop Quick Masking

Posted 8 days ago

Advertise here with BSASelecting and rendering objects from their background can be a difficult skill to master. Nobody is inherently born with an understanding of Photoshop – it takes years of practice and lots of screw-ups to become even remotely good. Yet it seems that rendering and selecting an object always remains one of the most difficult tasks to incorporate into … [Link]

Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and Tutorials

Themify.me Theme Released

Posted 4 months 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 5 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 6 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

Oh Hey, Lindsay Lohan Photoshops Her Instagram Pics Too

Posted 23 hours ago

Lindsay Lohan posted this image to her Instagram account this weekend, and it took approximately 4 seconds before everyone noticed that she’d given herself a little digital tummy tuck. Hey, if it’s good enough for Beyonce, I guess it’s good enough for this train wreck Li-Lo. My only question is, why didn’t she do something about her strangely square rear … [Link]

DEAL – PAINT WITH FIRE

Posted 45 hours ago

Good looking flame and light effects that are the difference between a slick aesthetic and a paint job on a PT cruiser. They can difficult to get right, so when there’s a tool to help Prometheus along his way, it’s appreciated. Flame Painter 3 empowers users of all skill levels to create original effects, and it has an intuitive interface … [Link]

Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

Posted 3 days ago

Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture this week. A group of “visual artists” decided to Photoshop famous people into non-famous people. The results are laughable, to say the least. Thanks for sending this in, Paul. [The Daily Mail] The Funniest People Ever Spotted Riding The Subway. [Web Humor] Japan responds to ISIS threats with … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials

Daily Inspiration #1983

Posted 13 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. 781studio … [Link]

The Perfect Office – iON SnapCam, Panasonic Lumix GF7 Camera and Office Ideas

Posted 20 hours ago

We’ve seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we've picked some super nice novelty items for you guys, like the 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat, … [Link]

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.4

Posted 23 hours ago

99U Quarterly Magazine releases issue 4 and it's safe to say that is one of the most inspirational editorial pieces out there. Very heavy in typography, keeping the consistency in colors, making and breaking the grid. Enjoy! Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.4 At 99U, we recognize that reading about idea execution online is a catch-22: the web browser isn’t always the ideal environment to lean back … [Link]

Six Revisions

Use Cutting-Edge CSS with the Help of Myth

Posted 4 days ago

Myth is an open source preprocessor that allows you to use some of the new/proposed/experimental CSS specifications being developed by W3C’s CSS working group. It does this by converting your code to CSS that’s understood by today’s web browsers. Here’s some of the CSS specs which are still in development, that Myth can implement today: CSS variables Custom media queries … [Link]

9 Tips for WordPress Plugin Development

Posted 6 days ago

In this article, I would like to share some of my tips for developing WordPress plugins. My Background I’ve developed more than 20 WordPress plugins. Some of them were for clients, some for free release at the WordPress Plugin Directory, others as joint ventures, or for sale on marketplaces such as CodeCanyon. Plugins I’ve worked on have been installed on … [Link]

A Guide to Design Mockup Fidelity

Posted 8 days ago

This is a guest post by Jerry Cao, coauthor of The Guide to Mockups. In this article, I will discuss the various levels of UI design mockup fidelity to help you choose the best option. Web designer Brad Frost summarizes the progression of design fidelity best, using an analogy: You start out with a big slab of rock, and slowly … [Link]

Fuel Your Creativity

Exclusive DesignCrowd Discount Coupon Code

Posted 8 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 8 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 8 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

Google penalising tabbed content

Posted 3 hours ago

There’s been a bit floating around the internet recently regarding Google changing it's algorithm to penalise pages using hidden content. The theory behind it is that users are seeing search results with the content they want but on click through that content isn't on the actual page as its hidden and is only there to boost rankings, making users then question … [Link]

What to do with a HP T920

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi I have been given a HP T920 and wonder what on earth to do with it! I would like to make money printing posters/maps/signs/wedding stationary etc. Is this a suitable product to do this with? any ideas or help appreciated with what I can do with this. [Link]

Copyright Question

Posted 23 hours ago

Hi everyone. I have a question in regards to copyright infringement. I have been thinking about setting up a small business selling sneaker themed mobile wallpapers. Click here to see the kinds of designs I have in the pipeline at the moment. My question is, can I? I was thinking of selling these wallpapers at around 50p each, which in turn … [Link]

Web Design Ledger

10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs

Posted 23 hours ago

Advertise here with BSAEver need a simple template to rework your business card idea? Look no further than this set of 10 free business card mockup templates made for digital and print design! The cards are split into separate PSD files which have a front and back design. All of the fonts are open source and free to download with font … [Link]

20 WordPress Themes for Business Consulting Companies

Posted 6 days ago

Advertise here with BSAWhen it comes to business, win strong competition on the market is what every businessman wants most of all. To help you stand out from the crowd and stay in touch with your clients, you need a good website. The best option to choose is a responsive site, depending on the number of users who browse the internet … [Link]

Best WordPress Themes for Creating Websites in 2015

Posted 7 days ago

Advertise here with BSAAre you ready for an exciting new year in the ever-changing scene of web design? New trends and practices are looming on the horizon. Can you guess what they are? Your guess is as good as mine. In this article, I chose to look into WordPress themes. Themes for WordPress are either free or premium. Those from the … [Link]

You The Designer

The New Canadian Passport’s “Dark” Secrets Revealed!

Posted 23 hours ago

Canadian passports have always been top of the line merely due to its innovation. Being a regular participant at the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), Canada is recognized as a front-runner in technological development in passport design and processing systems. From aesthetics to innovation, they’re always one step ahead compared to other countries. Canadian ePassport issued on July 1, 2013. When … [Link]

50 Cool Moleskine Art Samples That’ll Fuel Your Creativity

Posted 33 hours ago

A blank sheet of paper usually intimidates people because of the immeasurable space. But to graphic designers, it’s a blessing to work with a blank canvas because of the endless possibilities. This is probably why most designers favor Moleskine notebooks for their random jots and doodles. Why doodles look better on Moleskines, we may never really know. What we do … [Link]

Cheeming Boey’s Artistic Journey with Styrofoam Cups and Sharpie Pens

Posted 4 days ago

Malaysian-born artist Cheeming Boey stumbled upon his success and gained his own spot in the international art scene after being recognized for his unusual choice of art medium. This California-based artist, animator, and writer is famous mainly for his disposable styrofoam coffee cup illustrations. He is also popular especially among his fellow Malaysians for his webcomic “I am Boey” and … [Link]

I Love Typography

Murder in Italic

Posted 20 hours ago

Most will be familiar with the name Francesco Griffo, born in Bologna in 1450, and forever associated with the Venetian printer-publisher Aldus Manutius for whom he designed and cut roman, Greek, and the first italic fonts. Their partnership was an especially fruitful one and their collaboration at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

Making Fonts: GT Sectra

Posted 14 days ago

GT Sectra is a serif typeface combining the calligraphic influence of the broad nib pen with the sharpness of the scalpel. This sharpness defines its contemporary look. The GT Sectra subfamily was originally designed for the long-form magazine Reportagen, a publication with interesting stories from all around the world. The Zürich-based studio Moiré designed the […] 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 delve into endangered alphabets, examine the best book covers of 2014, revisit Æsop’s fables, ponder automotive text interfaces, salivate over chocolate typography, greet the new Swedish national typeface, lament a famous neon sign, review Chip Kidd teaching kids about graphic design, and much […] Sponsored by Hoefler & … [Link]

DesignM.ag – Web Design & Development

The Year of High Expectations – Taking Web Design to the Next Level

Posted 22 hours ago

Advertise here with BSA The last few years have changed the way we look at website design and resources for web design. Our industry has evolved at a fast pace, by first launching trends, then quickly adopting them as standard procedure, and even unifying them in single powerful solutions.Take multiple device responsiveness, for instance. You remember how big of a … [Link]

Best Debugging Tools & Resources for Testing Website Layouts

Posted 7 days ago

Advertise here with BSAOnce a website reaches the stage where its coded and running in a browser the project is almost complete. Party time? Not yet Wayne, because after expelling that heavy sigh of relief you’ll realize there are likely a few missteps or slight errors in the code. It never hurts to debug areas of your HTML, CSS, or … [Link]

15 WordPress Themes That Will Rock 2015

Posted 13 days ago

Advertise here with BSAE-commerce, portfolio, blog, single app or product presentation, company presentation – these are just a few of the website types you’ll have to get up and running this year. So, in 2015, web designers need to work with the absolute best tools.The goal is to deliver top-notch results easier. Premium WordPress themes can help you cut down … [Link]

Vandelay Design

30 Best Free Calendar & Datepicker jQuery Plugins

Posted 32 hours ago

Some might assume that an Internet loaded with free code would breed indolence. Yet it seems developers are willing to contribute their help to projects more than ever before. JavaScript libraries… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Is There a Sense of Visual Balance in Your Web Design?

Posted 5 days ago

Balance is all about harmony. So, when you see something that looks nice with a sense of consistency and similarity, most likely you observe a perfectly balanced composition. It can be an object in… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Are Your Web Design Clients Hopelessly Trapped in Old Designs?

Posted 6 days ago

If you've been a web designer for over five years, it's probably time for some of your early web design clients to upgrade their websites. Or you may be contacted by a prospect who already has a… Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog. [Link]

Webdesigner Depot

The ultimate guide to SVG

Posted 29 hours ago

Imagine you could embed an image in a web page, scale that page to any size, and never lose image quality. Well, you can. It’s totally possible, we just haven’t been doing it as much as we should. Images with fixed sizes such as JPG files, GIFs, and PNGs have their place on the Web, but their inherently static nature … [Link]

Our favorite tweets of the week: January 19, 2015 – January 25, 2015

Posted 2 days 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 … [Link]

Comics of the week #271

Posted 3 days 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]

Line25

14 Mockup Templates for Easy Website Hero Images

Posted 31 hours ago

Hero header images containing various office peripherals and everyday objects are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for design agency and portfolio websites. Following this trend can be time consuming and requires some pretty swish photography equipment, but there are some shortcuts in the form of PSD mockup templates. In today’s post I round up a mixture of free and premium templates … [Link]

Line25 Sites of the Week for January 23rd 2015

Posted 4 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 V7, BrightByte Studio, Amazee Labs, Wild Measure and Adventure Nannies. V7 View the website BrightByte Studio View the website Amazee Labs View the website Wild Measure View the … [Link]

20 Web Designs with Creative Hand Drawn Typography

Posted 8 days ago

Of all the canvases available to designers and illustrators, websites designs are probably the last place you would expect to find hand drawn typography, seeing as web design at its core is very mathematical with interfaces crafted in code. Rather than make use of web fonts and digital layouts, some designers express their creativity by using hand crafted elements in … [Link]

Blog.SpoonGraphics

How To Create Ropes & Knots with Illustrator Brushes

Posted 31 hours ago

I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs. A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like a twisted, knotted and entangled … [Link]

10 Ink Roller Textures for Access All Areas Members

Posted 4 days ago

Dustin from RetroSupply is back with more quality goodies for Access All Areas members. Dustin has already donated some fantastic resources for members to download, including halftone vectors, 1940s mockups, vector textures and the Emergency Retro Kit, but now members are also being treated to the RetroSupply Standard Issue Ink Roller Textures. This pack contains 10 high resolution textures made … [Link]

21 Beautiful Script & Calligraphy Fonts for 97% Off!

Posted 6 days ago

Script and calligraphy fonts are some of the most sought after resources, so this new bundle of 21 beautiful fonts from Design Cuts is a dream come true for typography fans! Fonts of this quality can be pretty expensive at full price. In fact, if you were to buy this collection at regular price, it would cost you $922. This … [Link]

Web Design Blog | Magazine for Designers | RSS Feed

280+ Free Stock Photos with Premium Quality

Posted 22 hours ago

Because you enjoyed our first free stock photos post, we decided to create another one, this time with over 280 free stock photos instead of just 20! You can use these awesome free stock photos for many purposes, from design projects to blogging and so on! Each set presented here has a particular theme: Christmas, nature/urban, laptop, mountain, hiking, travel … [Link]

20 Inspirational Behance Design Projects

Posted 3 days ago

Behance is a great website on which you can showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries. This is a great source of design inspiration for designers worldwide! To inspire you today, we selected 20 inspirational Behance design projects you can analyze and study. These are created by some very talented and creative … [Link]

30 Free High-Quality Logo Templates and Mockups

Posted 4 days ago

Need some free high-quality logo templates and mockups to showcase your designs? We’ve got you covered! We selected 30 awesome logo templates and mockups to help you create beautiful designs and presentations. All of these 30 logo templates and mockups come as fully editable PSD files with smart layers for easy customizing. They are also free to download! Want more … [Link]

Inspiredology

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

Posted 11 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 11 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 11 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]

Smashing Magazine

A Guide To Conducting A Mobile UX Diagnostic

Posted 12 weeks 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 12 weeks 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 13 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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