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14 Most Useful Web Design Cheat Sheets

By / Mar 3, 2009 / Resources

A well rounded web designer’s day is spent immersed in multiple graphic design programs and writing front end code. All of this moving from one environment to another can make it hard to memorize such things as hot keys and shortcuts for each. This is where cheat sheets come into play. A cheat sheet is…

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12 CSS Tools and Tutorials for Beautiful Web Typography

By / Feb 25, 2009 / Resources

Achieving beautiful typography with CSS on the web is no easy feat, and there are many limitations to what can done with type on the web. However, there are generous people out there that have taken the time to build tools and write tutorials to help you overcome these limitations and create websites with beautiful…

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18 Photoshop Brush Sets for Creating Incredible Lighting Effects

By / Feb 16, 2009 / Freebies

A couple of months ago, we took a look at 28 Powerful Photoshop Lighting Effects. This time I want to show you some of the most incredible Photoshop brushes I’ve found that can be used to create similar stuff. If you have a project coming up that requires some type of lighting effect, you will…

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40 Super Sleek Fonts for Clean Web Design

By / Feb 10, 2009 / Freebies

A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the best fonts for use in grunge style design. Creating grungy designs can be fun, but sometimes a site requires a cleaner approach, one where artsy design elements take a back seat to clear presentation of content. Typography plays a big role in this type of…

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10 Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards

By / Feb 8, 2009 / Inspiration

Like many other creative types out there, I am fascinated with great looking business cards. That is why we recently launched a new site called Card Observer. In the two weeks of being live, Card Observer has received tons of great submissions, of which many have been letterpress printed cards.

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11 Ways to Enhance a User Interface with MooTools

By / Feb 6, 2009 / Tutorials

When creating a User Interface, it’s important to make it engaging for the user not only from a visual standpoint, but also with interactivity. With so many JavaScript frameworks readily available, web designers and developers have many tools at their disposal to add slick effects to their UI’s.

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200+ Beautiful Seamless Patterns Perfect for Web Design

By / Feb 3, 2009 / Freebies

Seamless patterns are a great way to add a big impact to a web design without a lot of effort. Here are 223 of them that are absolutely beautiful. Whether you use patterns to fill the entire background of your site or just a specific area of your design, you will definitely find these useful.

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13 Excellent jQuery Animation Techniques

By / Jan 29, 2009 / Tutorials

Only a few years ago, if something was animated on a website it was automatically assumed to be Flash. However, this is not the case today. With the growing popularity and wide spread use of JavaScript frameworks, sometimes you have to take a closer look to find out what is powering all of those smooth…

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New Site Launched: Card Observer

By / Jan 26, 2009 / Updates

We’re excited to announce the launch of Card Observer, a showcase of only the best and most beautiful business card designs. On an internet overflowing with web design galleries, we felt their was a real need for a site such as this.

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Ultimate Grunge Pack: 40 High-Res Textures

By / Jan 23, 2009 / Freebies

If there is one thing that is ubiquitous among almost all grunge web designs, it’s having a good quality grunge texture or dirty background image. I’ve created the following 40 grunge textures to help you in the search for that perfect texture for your designs. If you’d like to discover more free, high-res textures come…