I recently came across a neat tutorial at Woorkup pointing out a MooTools feature that allows you to turn any item on a web page into a positionable element.
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.June 4th, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Inspiration
Today we’ll be continuing our new series of web design critiques where we take an in-depth look at a live website and point out both its strong points as well as the areas that could use improvement.
Top Test Prep, the site we’ll be viewing today, was our very first customer but the requests have been pouring in so be sure to get on the list soon!June 3rd, 2010 Posted in Critique
Everyone loves 3D text.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the 3D modeling software necessary to build it. Today I’ll teach you how to create some awesome 3D text using only Photoshop and a free app from Google. Intrigued? Read on!June 2nd, 2010 Posted in Graphics
Working for other people can be a horrible way to spend your life.
Even if you’re doing something that you love, doing it 40+ hours per week for other people has a tendency to ruin the appeal.
One way to ease this problem is to create and maintain personal side projects. Below we’ll discuss why this proves true.June 1st, 2010 Posted in Business
Today we’re going to finish up our two-part cu3er tutorial.
For those who don’t know, Cu3er is an awesome 3D image slider that’s free to use and easy to setup.
Today we’re going to build a simple web page with an amazing and free tool: Cu3er.
This article will briefly examine 5 physical notebooks that are perfectly suited for a number of designer workflows.
Before we get started, let’s take a brief look at some reasons you should be using a notebook as an integral part of your design process.May 25th, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Inspiration
In a recent post on things that web designers can learn from print designers, I pointed out that professional web design seems awkwardly void of comedy while other forms of marketing seem to embrace it. I decided to explore this area further and make it into full-fledged post.
So today we’re going to look at the world of funny marketing and why you should add it to your arsenal of design tools.May 22nd, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Inspiration
Today we’re going to start a new series where we take a brief but in-depth look at a particular design and discuss both the aspects that are done really well and those that could use a little work.
Over the course of these critiques we’ll discuss everything from design and color theory to usability and good coding practices.May 21st, 2010 Posted in Critique