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Finding Inspiration in Uncommon Sources: 12 Places to Look - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Inspiration can be a fickle thing. Most designers, when lacking ideas, turn to design galleries to find ideas. But there are a few problems with that approach. The most obvious is that when taking inspiration from similar mediums, there’s a fine line between “inspired by” and “copied”. To some extent, looking at established website designs can also be somewhat limiting, especially if you’re looking for a fresh solution to a problem. COLOURlovers Pixlr Express is making a COLOURlovers Expansion Pack! This is going to be a such a fun and unique contest open for all talent-types utilizing our very own familiar tools. If you're crazy impatient and want to skip further reading, go here to submit designs right away! A Pixlr Expansion Pack is used in photo overlays, borders or stickers in their impressive and fun photo editing apps. Remember to use #PixlrPop on social media to tag and follow the fun! To enter the contest, you will need two components:

Blog Each year brings with it new challenges for web designers and 2014 is no different. In order to meet the diverse challenges that are thrown at you, your fundamentals need to be clear, but that’s not all. You need to be able to predict and identify these challenges and make sure you’ve a solution in place for them. Web design is a domain that was always competitive, but it’s becoming more so over the years. As a designer, your talent will be judged on the basis of whether you were able to face down a designing challenge and come up trumps.

Video Screencasts #130: First Moments with Grunt There are all these tasks that we need to do as front end developers. Concatenate and compress our files. Run our preprocessors. Optimize images. Run tests. 6 Apps for Collecting Digital Inspiration The online design community is simply overflowing with inspiration. Every day countless blog posts are being published showcasing 30-100 amazing examples of “insert item here.” Further, CSS galleries like our own contain hundreds or even thousands of great site designs. With all this inspiration being tossed at you all the time, you need a way to catalogue and store it. Today we’ll look at a few tools out there that do exceptionally well at this very thing.

Graphic As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business card can demonstrate your creativity and talent. This week we’re looking at ways business cards can generate positive interest in your design. The following three examples all use shape to convey the nature of the business. Whether you’re designing a card for another business, or trying to figure out what shape best conveys your graphic design specialty, consider these shapes for inspiration, the first two from Card Inspiring’s The Most Beautiful and Creative Unique Shaped Business Cards Design and the third from bestbusinesscard.net’s post on 28 Best example of Shaped and Die-Cut Business Cards.

7 Ways to Lower Your Website's Bounce Rate Bounce rate is the enemy of every website — it's the percentage of visitors that come to your page and don’t go to any others within the same site. It can be frustrating and costly, especially if you've invested time and money into SEO and paid ads to get visitors to your site — you don't want that hard work to go to waste once the person hits your page. Businesses need to make sure their first impressions reel in the visitor in order to reduce bounce rate and to keep the person engaged with your brand. To help you combat pesky bounce rates, we've put together a list of usability considerations that can be used to lower your site's bounce rate and improve visitor retention.

25 Inspiring Quotes To Change Your Thinking Advertisement I’m addicted to sayings and quotes. They are inspiring, motivating and they have the power to hassle new thought.

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