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Testing & Planning Typography Choices for the Web

Testing & Planning Typography Choices for the Web

By / Jan 12, 2015 / Tips

Designing a font library for a new website is no picnic in Central Park. The process can feel like a chore when you have so much to choose from and no clear direction. But when you have the ability to test out font choices the whole process becomes much smoother and simpler. Understanding the nitty-gritty…

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30 Flat Circular Vector Icons

30 Flat Circular Vector Icons

By / Jan 7, 2015 / Freebies

It can be difficult to find exactly the right type of free icons online – but this iconset is sure to fill the gap. This freebie pack includes 30 flat vector icons created with Adobe Illustrator. Each flat icon is inside a circular background with a drop shadow effect. This is a very popular technique…

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30 Magnificent Winery & Vineyard Website Designs

30 Magnificent Winery & Vineyard Website Designs

By / Jan 6, 2015 / Inspiration

It can be difficult to find high-caliber inspiration for niche design topics. There are hundreds of great portfolio websites but not as many examples for wineries, vineyards, or similar orchards. Over the past few years more businesses have pushed to get online and it has created a demand for quality web design in all areas.

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45 Best Premium Responsive Portfolio Themes for WordPress

45 Best Premium Responsive Portfolio Themes for WordPress

By / Jan 4, 2015 / WordPress

Modern portfolios have expanded to include a panoply of creative types such as artists, designers, writers, photographers, and even architects. If you’re serious about your creative career then you really need to have a portfolio website. But what’s the best way to accomplish this task? For many people it’s easier to install a custom portfolio…

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Icons in Web Design: Tips, Resources, and Examples

Icons in Web Design: Tips, Resources, and Examples

By / Dec 30, 2014 / Trends

Modern icons have become a staple for every digital interface. They can help organize content, they’re generally lightweight and even play mp3’s. No wait that’s iPods… well even iPods have a use for icons because they’re a quick visual method to convey information.

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Flexible Image Carousels for Responsive Web Design

Flexible Image Carousels for Responsive Web Design

By / Dec 29, 2014 / Resources

Most web developers feel it’s redundant to create an interface from scratch when there are plenty of free code snippets online. Naturally this includes a broad range of interfaces from dropdown menus to accordion widgets. Another popular option is the responsive image carousel which has grown abundantly fashionable in recent years.

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Free Code Snippets for CSS3 Animation

Free Code Snippets for CSS3 Animation

By / Dec 23, 2014 / Resources

Online tutorials are useful but not always plentiful when it comes to really detailed animation effects. But if you already know enough about coding then it’s easy to dissect someone else’s example to recreate your own. CSS3 animation is still a new topic hot off the presses with fresh source code examples delivered by your…

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Bigstock: 7 Days of Free Downloads

Bigstock: 7 Days of Free Downloads

By / Dec 21, 2014 / Sponsored

Bigstock, the leading provider of affordable royalty-free stock photos and videos, is currently offering a 7-day Free Trial of their subscription plans. This incredible offer will allow you to download up to 35 free images or 35 free videos. This is an unbelievable opportunity that comes with absolutely no strings attached. You can cancel your…

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Win 1 of 10 Templates by TemplateMonster

Win 1 of 10 Templates by TemplateMonster

By / Dec 18, 2014 / Giveaways

This giveaway has ended. Our friends from TemplateMonster have prepared a cool giveaway for web designers. Read on to learn the details. TemplateMonster is giving away not one, not three, but TEN prizes. It means your chance of winning is pretty high. The giveaway starts on December 18 and ends on December 24, and it’s as…

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How To Remove the Background from a Photo with the Photoshop Pen Tool

How To Remove the Background from a Photo with the Photoshop Pen Tool

By / Dec 17, 2014 / Tutorials

Rendering is the process of separating a particular object from the background so you have a completely clear image. This is useful for almost everything from digital graphics to web design and magazine covers. Removing the background from an image leaves only the foreground which could be people, objects, scenery, or some combination of the…