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30 Examples of Latte Art Too Beautiful to Drink

By / Jan 6, 2010 / Inspiration

It’s probably fair to say that coffee is the drink of choice of many web designers. So I thought it would be fun to showcase some awesome examples of coffee/latte art. If you’ve never seen this done before, it’s created by pouring steamed milk into espresso and then swirling or drawing in the top surface….

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Headers and Footers that Grab You Coming and Going

By / Dec 31, 2009 / Inspiration

Headers and footers are always a big concern in web design. These two powerful sections of a website hold great importance and are always something to worry about when designing a page. The header is the first thing the user will see when opening the page, so they must be perfect. The footer, in the…

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40 Breathtaking Examples of Aerial Photography

By / Dec 30, 2009 / Inspiration

Aerial photography can be very inspirational since it provides a view of our environment and surroundings from a perspective we are not used to. It was first practiced in the 1800′s by photographers in balloons. Today, with the advancement in equipment and technology, aerial photographers are able to get a wider variety of photos from…

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35 Expressive Examples of Stunning HDR Photography

By / Dec 24, 2009 / Inspiration

HDR photography has become one of the most popular and beautiful forms of displaying images. HDR or “high-dynamic-range photography”, lets you capture different aspects of a photograph and use software to merge them all-together. While scaling through the web, we were able to find a handful of stunning HDR photographs for your inspiration. Let us…

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40 Awesome Examples of Tilt-Shift Photography

By / Dec 22, 2009 / Inspiration

Tilt-shift photography refers to giving the subject of a photo a miniature look or toy-like appearance. This affect can either be achieved with a special camera lens and other shooting techniques, or it can be done in post processing with applications like Photoshop. There are a number of tilt-shift tutorials available that will show you…

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30 Website Navigations that Make You Wanna Click It

By / Dec 16, 2009 / Inspiration

The navigation might be the single most important aspect of a web design’s usability. Without a navigation, you would be stuck on the home page for a very long time. I believe a navigation or menu must be easy to use, but this doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, it helps to…

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40 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

By / Dec 14, 2009 / Inspiration

Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you choose to shoot a photograph in black and white, it drastically changes what’s in front of the lens. Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a bigger role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and…

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The CSS Awards: Honoring the Best of the Web

By / Dec 12, 2009 / Inspiration

The CSS Awards is a design gallery that showcases only the most prestigious CSS websites. Like most galleries, you can find plenty of design inspiration, but The CSS Awards offers much more. What I think makes it so great is that submissions are judged by a panel of people, and scores are broken down into…

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A Showcase of Clever Negative Space in Logo Design

By / Dec 8, 2009 / Inspiration

Negative space is the space around and between the main objects in a design. This space often goes unnoticed, unless a creative designer is able to turn the negative space into a key element of the design. Logo designers often use negative space in a way that it becomes just as important as the positive…