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Subtle Details: Taking Web Designs to Another Level

By / Dec 1, 2009 / Inspiration

Have you ever looked at a web site and immediately been impressed with it’s design? Then you take a closer look and discover what really makes it amazing. It’s the subtle details. Some designers are great at including this in their designs. These types of designers are border line perfectionists and aren’t afraid to make…

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45 Advertisements You Will Never Forget

By / Nov 30, 2009 / Inspiration

Advertisements are everywhere. Consumers have a need and advertisements direct the consumer to the company that has a solution for their need. For years, we have tried in vain to escape advertisements, but aggressive advertisement companies have stepped up their creativity. These days, instead of relying on the simple goodness of lemonade and children’s laughter,…

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A Showcase of Effective Minimalism in Web Design

By / Nov 27, 2009 / Inspiration

Minimalism in web design is all about stripping things down to only the necessities – so there is nothing in the way of the content. You’ll find that minimal designs have a focus on typography, simple layouts, and a lack of fancy design elements. So what makes an effective minimal web design? Effective minimalism happens…

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40 of the Best Horizontal Scrolling Websites

By / Nov 17, 2009 / Inspiration

Horizontal websites have become an underground phenomenon. A horizontal website is a lot like your artsy younger sister who dresses weirdly and doesn’t seem to acknowledge a world outside of her own imagination. Since horizontal websites are not universally embraced by the web design community, those who design in this genre must live with a…

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The Design Evolution of Popular Websites

By / Nov 9, 2009 / Inspiration

It seems like only yesterday I was designing my first website. The year was 1997 and apparently I had an affinity to blue lightning bolts and animated gifs of my initials. When the project was complete, I had created the most beautiful design I’d ever seen. At least that’s what I believed at the time….

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A Showcase of Fresh Logo Designs to Inspire You

By / Oct 30, 2009 / Inspiration

In past articles, we’ve shown you beautiful logos for inspiration and tutorials on designing logos. Since we believe you can’t have too much design inspiration, here is another set of awesome logo designs to spark your creativity.

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30 Beautiful Examples of Illustrated Twitter Backgrounds

By / Oct 22, 2009 / Inspiration

Twitter can be a powerful tool to communicate and connect with people through words, but it can also be a great way to promote your brand through visual design. Twitter does limit you when it comes to customizing your page, but you do have full control over the background image.

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13 Interesting Infographics for Web Workers

By / Oct 16, 2009 / Inspiration

Infographics are a great way to get people to actually look at data. The use of visual design elements can simplify complex information and make it easier to digest. In this article, there are 13 infographics that present information and data that is useful to web workers. Whether you’re a web designer, developer, or blogger,…

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404 Error Pages for Your Viewing Pleasure

By / Oct 14, 2009 / Inspiration

No one likes seeing the dreaded error page on a website. It usually occurs when a link is bad. Error pages, also known by their street name as 404 pages, are depressing. They make you feel sad and confused and angry at the web designer. Perhaps all of this is irrational, but it happens. As…

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33 Creative and Beautiful Logos

By / Oct 1, 2009 / Inspiration

Logo design, like any other design process, sometimes requires some inspiration to spark creativity. If you’re in need of some logo design inspiration, here is a collection of 33 creative and beautiful logos. These all have varying styles, but possess the same high quality.