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Photoshop WebDesigner Toolbox: Resources You'll Ever Need

Photoshop WebDesigner Toolbox: Resources You'll Ever Need
If you’re using Photoshop daily it’s essential to have an asset library. Having a pre made toolbox or asset library can be extremely handy. Having the right toolbox can save you a whale of a time and provide you with nifty resources. If you’re a web designer, your asset library will probably differ from a photographers library, however there are things which should be found in every Photoshop user’s toolbox. Brushes 1. Brusheezy is the place to share your free Photoshop brushes and other Photoshop related resources. 2. PS Brushes is another place where Photoshop brushes are gathered. 3. BrushLovers has one of the largest collections of exclusive and high-quality Photoshop brushes on the Web. Patterns 1. COLOURlovers is an international community of designers and artists of all kinds who visit the site to get color inspiration, ideas and feedback for both their professional and personal projects. 2. At Squid Fingers you can find over 100 creative patterns to use for your projects. 3. 4.

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Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color - Smashing Magazine Let’s dive into color theory. We’ll discuss the meanings behind the different color families, and give some examples of how these colors are used. There are few things in design that are more subjective—or more important—than the use of color. A color that can evoke one reaction in one person may evoke the opposite reaction in another, due to culture, prior association, or even just personal preference. Color theory is a science and art unto itself, which some build entire careers on, as color consultants or sometimes brand consultants. There’s a lot to it, though. This is the first in a three–part series on color theory. More after jump! Warm Colors Warm colors include red, orange, and yellow, and variations of those three colors. Red and yellow are both primary colors, with orange falling in the middle (making it a secondary color), which means warm colors are all truly warm and aren’t created by combining a warm color with a cool color. Red (Primary Color) Red is a very hot color. Gray

Resolution Independence With SVG - Smashing Coding Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible. In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Get the book now! In this article, we’ll look at Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), one of the most underused technologies in website development today. Before diving into an example, let’s consider the state of the Web at present and where it is going. When we look at the breadth of Web-enabled devices, responsive design is sure to provide a better user experience. Introducing SVG Link SVG offers a truly resolution-independent technique for presenting graphics on the Web. Consider the use cases: UI and navigation icons, vector-style illustrations, patterns and repeating backgrounds. A Case Study: CSS Sprites Link We all know about the CSS sprites technique. Vector icons play a big role in user interface design. 1. 2. 3. Browser Support Link

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Effective Website Design - 160 Articles of Autumn 2011 This post continues the roundup “Designing Effective Websites – 80 Articles of Summer 2011″ and presents articles retweeted at @htmlcut this autumn. Autumn 2011 was very rich in great web design articles and inspiration collections, so we have decided to gather as many as possible of them. As usual, you’ll find a lot of interesting information on web design principles, usability and user experience, content writing, designing e-commerce websites and effective call-to-action, and many other questions. This time there is a great deal of articles on development for mobile devices, responsive web design, as well as on redesign techniques and cross-cultural websites. Please note: Most of the articles contain lists of useful additional resources. Web Design Principles and Basics 2). 3). 4). 5). 6). 7). 8). 9). 10). 11). 12). Website Layout 2). 3). 4). Psychology, Web Design and Manipulation 1). Colors in Web Design 1). 2). 3). 4). 6). Usability and User Experience 1). 2). 4). 6). 8). 9). 10). 1).

Symptoms Of An Epidemic: Web Design Trends Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding Globalization, low-cost technologies and saturated markets are making products and services interchangeable and barely distinguishable. As a result, today’s brands must go beyond face value and tap into consumers’ deepest subconscious emotions to win the marketplace. In recent decades, the economic base has shifted from production to consumption, from needs to wants, from objective to subjective. We’re moving away from the functional and technical characteristics of the industrial era, into a time when consumers are making buying decisions based on how they feel about a company and its offer. Read more... A Guide To Validating Product Ideas With Quick And Simple Experiments You probably know by now that you should speak with customers and test your idea before building a product. Mistakes include testing the wrong aspect of your business, asking the wrong questions and neglecting to define a criterion for success. Read more... Read more...

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