Mega Collection Of Cheatsheets for Designers And Developers Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Unfortunately they’re not always easy to find when you actually need them. This is why I decided to take some time to gather up as many as possible and share them with you here! Hopefully this can be a timesaver for you, along with teaching you a new trick or two. The resources have been divided into various categories to make them easier to find. HTML + CSS + FLASH + PSD Business template version - Site Templa * update 07/18/2010* ie7 footer bug fixed. latest css: @rconcepts Theme Features XHTML & CSS valid Layout: – 2 or 3 columns system grid.
Typography - 46 Cool & Useful Dingbat Fonts I know Dingbat fonts aren’t the most popular. A lot of them are, well, pretty unhelpful. But, there are also a lot of very cool Dingbat fonts out there that can be used for a variety of things. Ornaments, decoration, patterns, silhouettes and much more. The cool thing about them, is you can convert to outlines, and you’ve got yourself a very cool vector to play with. I personally use the ornament and decoration type dingbats a lot to enhance typography and things like that.
42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free. 25+ Free Gorgeous HTML Templates We all know that today is the era of online business; web presence is crucial. IM Creator is a new simple and free website builder platform that allows you to create your website in a trouble-free, accessible and pleasant experience. IM Creator is a great free tool which is based on a drag n’ drop HTML editor and provides you with a large number of beautiful templates. So, we can say that IM creator is a new technique to create your website. IM Creator’s group of professional web-designers and developers will make sure you have a premium collection of web-designs, easiest restriction environment and reliable hosting, all so you will have a great and sustainable website.
The Importance of Copywriting in Web Design Designers often neglect to focus on both well-written copy and structuring a design so that it highlights the copy on the page. Today we’ll discuss why copywriting is so important, who needs to learn it, and how to create content-centric designs. Good Design, Bad Copy Fully Illustrated - The Portfolio of Michael Hea Client: Neverbyte Project: Neverbyte Branding Project specifics:BrandingCharacter Illustration Client location: US This was a seriously fun illustrative branding project, one that required lots of teeth! 15 Places To Download Free High Quality Stock Photos There are many free stock photography sites. I set out to find as many good ones as I could. I found 15 good, solid resources out there. Royalty Free does not mean the images are free; it means that you don’t need to pay the photographer a royalty each time you use the image.
30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples Inspiration November 1, 2010 One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers. A packaging design is a critical component in marketing because it is the packaging that makes it stand from the rest when consumers choose a product from the shelf. CSS3 @font-face Design Guide Although CSS3 @font-face is supported by most major browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari), but not all. When it doesn't, your custom fonts might break the layout or come out with undesired results. In this article, I will explain the common issues with using custom fonts, picking the matching fallback web safe fonts, and how to create a perfect fallback font style with Modernizr. Common Mistake One common mistake that most people make when implementing custom fonts is not specifying the fallback fonts or picking the wrong fallback fonts.
250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1) As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Tips, tricks and checklists are often one of the most underused yet potentially useful models of providing great, quick and easy to follow pieces of useful information. You may or may not know some of the tips below — and you may or may not agree with everything listed — but hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own sites or motivate you to create a checklist to help cover your bases. Perhaps a few items may even inspire you investigating a subject further, and that would be pretty awesome too. This is the first part of a 2-part series.