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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…

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25 Best Tech Interface Photoshop Brushes Ever Created

By / Jan 21, 2009 / Freebies

I wouldn’t normally devote an entire post to a single set of Photoshop brushes, but if there is ever a set of Photoshop brushes that deserves it, it’s this one. A few weeks ago, Niki Brown told us how Design Is In The Details. The level of detail in these brushes is astonishing. According to…

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Stunning Examples of Light On Dark Web Design

By / Jan 19, 2009 / Inspiration

Deciding when to use light text on a dark background in web design should always be about enhancing the content and the user experience. Here are some stunning examples of light on dark designs where the designers achieved this while maintaining excellent contrast and readability.

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30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design

By / Jan 14, 2009 / Freebies

One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever…

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BannerSnack Giveaway Winners Announced

By / Jan 12, 2009 / Freebies

We had a great response to the BannerSnack giveway with 105 comments, but as you know we only had three licenses to give away. So here are the winners…