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One of the best ways to improve and build upon your design skills is by using tutorials — short, instructional guides that teach techniques so you can craft great designs. We’ve collected 25 of our favorite tutorials from across the web to help you practice your skills. These skills include:
This is my first live case study. In this case study, I will build and grow an autoscale, autopilot, value-add site from scratch. The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate techniques in real time. With the exception of coding the initial site (these activities are tabulated under day 0), everything is done in real time, including domain registration. The subject of this case study will be a a niche jobs search site, built off the Indeed API .
Sponsor- – Logo design in today’s world is totally under rated. People do not understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to their business and this is why I am highlighting some of the worst logo designs out there. By outlining these bad logo designs (in my opinion) I hope to raise awareness of how important it is to have a strong brand & identity for your business or product.
With 2011 done and gone, it is time to break out some reviews of what the year had to offer. To pay homage to the 2012 election process, I thought it would be interesting to see the the difference between popular designs and (albeit subjectively) good designs — because we all know there’s often very little correlation. To my surprise, the sites which allowed ranking of CSS designs did a good job of pushing solid design to the top. While I had to sift through a lot of generic designs, I came across a number of themes that I believe were somewhat new to 2011.
Whatever your motivation — the client told you to do it, you’re tired of white or light backgrounds, or your deep-seated anger over your own father cutting your hand off (just don’t be a hater!) — designing dark websites can be a serious challenge. Careful use of the Creative Force is in order as dark designs have special considerations.
22 Beautiful CSS/HTML Login Form Templates In this article we have collection some creative login forms using modern design with CSS3 and HTML5. In fact, nowadays, popular web service, web read more
There are two ways you can go when designing a 404 page for your website – you could go the sensible route and make it usable and try to help the reader find exactly what they were looking for or, you could design a 404 page that not only defines the character of the web site or the designer, but also makes it a pleasure and surprise. Its amazing the effect a sprinkle of humor and some creativity can have on someone and it will certainly make your site that little bit more memorable. Below, we have a collection of sites with original, creative and generally humorous 404 pages. You may notice that some do not meet even the most basic usability guidelines, but who cares, they make us smile! Hope you enjoy them.
Over the past year or so we have published several articles featuring a selection of the best free ebooks for web designers, with each post proving very popular and highly resourceful. Sadly, since then some of the fantastic ebooks we previously featured are no longer available or are no longer been offered as a freebie. But looking on the positive side many new web design ebooks have been released and, as you will see within this post, there are also a few ebooks, recommended by our readers, which we missed in those previous articles. Just as we did with the previous posts we have not offered a critique of each book only a description of the content, as we feel that if someone spends so much valuable time writing an entire specialized book and then offer it for free, in our eyes they deserve only praise and appreciation. All of the 45 books in this post are completely FREE and can be either downloaded in digital format (PDF) or viewed as a web page (HTML).
Photography is a vast and ever changing creative industry that is closely linked to graphic design. Everywhere we go we see photography on billboards, posters, websites and the news. Below are 30 inspiring photographer or photography related websites. Have a look at the best of advertising, photojournalism, wedding, manipulated photography, glamor & fashion photography websites. These websites illustrate a variety of creative methods to present the same thing: photographers and their work.