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A UI Design and Prototyping Treasure Chest

By / Dec 23, 2009 / Freebies

When designing a user interface there are always times that you will find yourself using the same graphical element over and over. So in order to be more productive, it’s a good idea to keep a library of common elements such as form elements, buttons, icons, browser templates, and windows. Having these close by will…

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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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Wix Unlimited Package Giveaway Winners Announced

By / Dec 21, 2009 / Updates

A couple of weeks ago we posted a giveaway of two Unlimited Packages from Wix worth $149 each. In order to be eligible, all you had to do was leave a comment on that post. Today we’re announcing the two winners that were randomly selected from all the commenters.

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Top 5 Content Management Systems for eCommerce

By / Dec 21, 2009 / Tools

eCommerce continues to steadily evolve as it’s become one of the most reliable, and preferable ways to purchase goods. Its very existence has allowed countless number of businesses reach new heights, and take advantage of endless possibilities. As new standards, ideas, and applications for eCommerce role out, the strength of your online presence must support…

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The Best Free Texture Packs of 2009

By / Dec 18, 2009 / Freebies

There are a few things that a designer can not have enough of in his or her design arsenal, and one of them is textures. So to continue our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve selected the best free textures from this past year. Since there were so many textures released in 2009 by so many…

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deNovo: A Premium Business WordPress Theme by ThemeShift

By / Dec 17, 2009 / Premium

Today we’re releasing another beautiful premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift to our premium members. deNovo is a professional business WordPress theme that turns WordPress into a content management system. Powerful tools make it incredibly easy to create a top-class business website. Be sure to check out the other great themes by ThemeShift.

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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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20+ Tools for Quick and Clean Code Development

By / Dec 15, 2009 / Tools

Developing websites is much more than just a pretty face, and depending on what typed of features you’d like to implement on the site, there’s a lot of coding that goes into it. Many times designers turn to a WYSIWYG tool, however tools of that sort are more limited to advanced code. Being able to…

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11 Useful jQuery Powered WordPress Plugins

By / Dec 14, 2009 / Resources

We all know the kind of dynamic and engaging functionality that jQuery can add to a user interface, but integrating jQuery does require some technical know-how. This isn’t a big deal for many of us, but some WordPress users prefer the simplicity of a plugin. The purpose of this article is to help you discover…

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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…