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Get 300 Simple & Sexy PICAS Icons for Only $12!

Get 300 Simple & Sexy PICAS Icons for Only $12!

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In this week’s deal, we have an astounding 300 royalty-free vector icons/symbols for only $12. Each icon has been designed and carefully optimized for web, mobile and GUI design.

Read on to find out more!

May 18th, 2011 Posted in Deals
What Skills Does It Take to Get a Job in Web Design?

What Skills Does It Take to Get a Job in Web Design?

There is an ever-raging debate in the design community regarding whether or not web design and web development jobs should overlap (if so, how far?). For example, should a Photoshop layout guru also know how to write HTML and CSS? How about JavaScript and PHP? Where does it end?

Ultimately, this debate isn’t settled in design blog posts but in the real world where businesses are hiring freelancers and employees with very specific qualifications in mind. Today we’re going to explore what employers are looking for in a new hire and how you can prepare yourself to land the job.

May 18th, 2011 Posted in Business
Weekly Freebies: 15 Fantastically Fun Free Fonts

Weekly Freebies: 15 Fantastically Fun Free Fonts

In today’s collection of freebies we’ve compiled a list of crazy decorative fonts. Some of them are so wacky that you would probably pass them right by on a free font site but we’ve built custom previews that just show you how amazing they can be with some attention and creativity.

May 17th, 2011 Posted in Freebies
Useful Tips for Building Freelance Web Projects With WordPress

Useful Tips for Building Freelance Web Projects With WordPress

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Today We’ve got some useful tips for freelance project work. WordPress will help to advance not only your client’s websites but to save loads of time and patience during the process. The administration panel is easy as pie and even includes the possibility for new updates.

May 17th, 2011 Posted in Web Standards
Winner Announced: Win a Free Copy of the Book of CSS3!

Winner Announced: Win a Free Copy of the Book of CSS3!

Congratulations to Chris Domurad (@chrisdomurad), the winner of our competition! You’ll be receiving an email from the publisher shortly with instructions for how to claim your prize.

A huge thanks to everyone who entered. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter, we’ve got a lot of great content coming up, including some more giveaways!

May 16th, 2011 Posted in Competitions
50 Awesome Portfolios From Female Designers and Illustrators

50 Awesome Portfolios From Female Designers and Illustrators

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Think that design is a man’s world? Think again. Today we’ve got over 50 stunning portfolios from extremely talented female designers hailing from all over the planet.

May 16th, 2011 Posted in Inspiration
Web Design Critique #50: Vert Studios

Web Design Critique #50: Vert Studios

Welcome to our 50th Web Design Critique! Every week we take a look at a new website and analyze the design. We’ll point out both the areas that are done well in addition to those that could use some work. Finally, we’ll finish by asking you to provide your own feedback.

Today’s site is Vert Studios.

May 14th, 2011 Posted in Critique
Review: The Book of CSS3 – A CSS Book Even Experts Should Read

Review: The Book of CSS3 – A CSS Book Even Experts Should Read

Think you know everything there is to know about CSS3? Thing again. Author Peter Gasston just released “The Book of CSS3: A Developer’s Guide to the Future of Web Design“, which takes an in-depth look at all things new to the CSS world.

Is it just another CSS book or a must-have addition to your library? Read on to find out.

May 13th, 2011 Posted in Reviews
20 Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design

20 Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design

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Responsive web design is one of the hottest topics among designers and developers right now. If you’re not quite sure what it’s all about, we’ll walk you through what it is, how it works and how CSS media queries are something you need to start incorporating into your own designs.

To top it all off, we’ll finish with twenty seriously impressive of responsive designs that use media queries to present experiences specifically catered to different visitors.

May 12th, 2011 Posted in CSS
Build a Pure CSS Slideshow With Webkit Keyframes

Build a Pure CSS Slideshow With Webkit Keyframes

While playing around with Webkit Keyframe Animations I figured out a way to create an awesome little image slider using only CSS. It’s definitely a bit unconventional but it’s a great way to learn to think outside of the box with what you can do with CSS3.

Keep in mind that since we’re using Webkit Keyframes, this is purely an educational experiment and will only work in Safari or Chrome. As more browsers begin to support keyframe animations in the future, this method should become perfectly usable in your own web projects.

May 11th, 2011 Posted in CSS
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