80+ Stunning Articles for Designers and Developers

September 24, 2009 · 16 comments

by Lars

Readers at tripwire magazine daily submit links and short descriptions to highly relevant and worth investigating articles. User links are normally JUST PUBLISHED articles and have gone through a check to be relevant for designers and developers. This is a round-up providing latest user links submitted on tripwire magazine. See more user submitted links here


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13 great apps for freelancers

Many readers left comments with apps that are definitly worth a look.

McKesson Events Calendar

Stay up-to-date and informed on the latest healthcare news and trends, seminars, conferences and webinars through the McKesson Events Calendar.

20 Useful LimeExchange Blogs for Everyone

Useful blog posts on latest technology, applications, tools, trends and practices for freelancers across different categories.List of some of our highly popular posts.

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BrandMurder: Redesign a Murdered Brand and Win a MacBook Pro, Xbox & Wii

A fun contest where you can grab a MacBook Pro, Xbox, Wii, and a lot more by redesigning a famous logo

Create a wordpress interface in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to design a wordpress interface with this easy to follow tutorial.

40 Awesome Pictures From Lima-Peru

Lima Peru is a beautiful city where We can take a look of the great evolution this city is having on the last years. Awesome pictures of a beautiful city.

Create a wordpress interface in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to design a wordpress interface with this easy to follow tutorial.

Weekly top quality Photoshop tutorials #47

Interesting techniques used in these 20 tutorials, interesting and useful. With a logo tutorial there would have been a complete collection, but hey… they don\’t appear like mushrooms after rain.

Free Fresh Slick RSS Icon Set

A very fresh but slick RSS icon set exclusive to Creative Nerds Readers, the icon set includes a range of various different colours for you to have a play around with.

20 Tutorials on CSS Graph and Charts

Here we have collected some tutorials on creating css graphs and charts. Please have a look

7 Reasons Why Designers Need to Blog

During current economical times, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find and secure good clients. A “good” client is one who…

A Sexy Business Card: 6 Reasons Freelancers Need One

A vital marketing technique which will fuel your career is to hand out sexy business cards. This article discusses the advantages of business cards for freelancers.

12 Vital Tips and Tools to Combat Comment Spam in WordPRess

This article highlights some of the most valuable tips, tools, tricks, and other WordPress plugins available for you to combat Comment Spam.

8 Job Seeking Tips for Web Designers and Developers

In this struggling economy, many freelancers are looking for in house positions where they can work with a company and secure a month-to-month salary; moreover…

40 Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Manipulation

Since our last Photoshop tutorial, Photoshop Tutorials: Compilation of some stunning text effects, we got so much positive feedback that we decided to put together another collection of tutorials.

23 excellent CSS Button Styling Tutorials

In this post, i will share with you 23 excellent CSS Button Styling Tutorials with demo page on each tutorials.

How to Create Eroded Metal Text with Photoshop

In this tutorial It will show you how to create an eroded metal text effect. Throughout this tutorial we’ll make use of various drawing techniques, channels, and patterns. Let’s get started!

8 Tips For Getting Information From Clients

What do you do when your client isn’t giving you the information you need to complete their project?

5 Useful Flash Plugins For WordPress

Build a more interactive website by using flash applications. Use this 5 flash plugins for wordpress to improve your blog appearance.

Pointlism and Stripple

A little about the technique of pointlism and stripple. Enjoy amazing artworks using it too.

How to Create a Preloader Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0

In this tutorial we are going to explain to you in details how a preloader is first designed in flash authoring tool and then use ActionScript 3.0 to animate and make the preloader fulfill its duty.

40 digital painting art by J.Fujikawa

Jun-ichi Fujikawa is an incredibly talented illustrator and digital painter. J.Fujikawa main trend fantasy art. Today we will share 40 astonishing fantasy digital art painting by Jun-ichi Fujikawa.

Eyes following mouse cursor AS3

A simple and easy tutorial for you to know how to use the mouse interactivity in Actionscript 3.

Access public relations tips, tools and resources on the ComPRehension Blog from PRSA

Stay connected and informed with public relations tips, tools, resources and expert insight on the ComPRehension blog from PRSA.

Amazing Body Painting by Guido Daniele

Guido Daniele takes hand puppets to a whole new level. His painting skills are exquisite and very life like. Creepy is the new cool! :)

FatCows Fresh Web Icons

FatCow host presents a brilliant “Farm-Fresh” set of smashing icons for web hosting, web applications and development.

3 Weird and Wonderful CAPTCHA Texts

In recent times, reCAPTCHA has been pulling out a lot of funny, weird, and sometimes wonderful CAPTCHA text. Here are 3 of the weirdest CAPTCHA texts I’ve come across.

Most Painful and Weired Shoes Ever

I think these weird shoes cause intense discomfort to all who will try to wear them. These are really odd shoes, they look quite uncomfortable then again they are unusual and unique.

Tableless web design pros and cons

The process of turning a free-flowing design into a functional, interactive masterpiece that makes any long-time developer smile.

15 Mind Blowing Dragons Digital Art and Illustrations

15 Mind Blowing Dragons Digital Art and Illustrations

Website Design: 30+ Beautiful wood inspired designs

Many designers today are using different styles to create some stunning web designs. In today’s post I would like to share with you some amazing examples of websites that have been inspired by wood.

28 Beautiful Animal Inspired Logo Designs

Using an Animal in logos is a excellent way for branding and remember you logo. It is fun and attractive to include a animal concept in your logo design.

Interview with Gedeon Maheux: Co-Founder of the Iconfactory

In this interview Gedeon shares his experience in starting Iconfactory, gives us a peek at what a typical day is like for him, and shares insight on their recently released iPhone app, RampChamp.

40+ Techniques of JavaScript for Professional UI

This is specialy for Web Developers and Design because they are using very much JavaScript for make more beautiful our UI (User Interface), JavaScript can add a lot of special effects that..

Book Review: Don’t Make Me Think!

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46 Outstanding Web Layouts From DeviantArt: September 2009

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Collection of truly creative designs

Daily updated collection of creative websites devided into various categories.

30 gorgeous websites designed in Flash

Some people are capable of creating really stunning websites with Flash, you\’ll find some good examples on this post.

No. I Don’t Design Logos – Typographic Poster for Free Download

A new typographic based poster design, free for you to download. This quote came about whilst I was playing on Twitter in response to something someone said.

Best of the Web for the week of September 13, 2009

Today we are showcasing “Best of the Web”. We have scoured the internet in search of other design driven blogs and websites to showcase what they have to offer for the week September 13, 2009.

Re-Design a Logo to Win $10,000

Yes! That’s Right! Here’s your chance to redesign the logo for the world’s number one freelancing website, and win US$10,000 cold hard cash!

30 Thin and Light Fonts That Should Not Be Free

Thin and Light fonts are font types good for alternative logo design. Enjoy the list of 30 thin and light fonts. They’re beautiful.

12 Really Useful Image Optimization Tools For Web Designers

These 12 image optimization tools will help us to optimize and reduce the size of images.

PSD Vault

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to Tidy Up and Smoothen Skin, and Do Eye Makeups in Photoshop.

51 Form Element Resources and Tutorials Using CSS And Javascript

This article should help to stand out and create semantically correct, good looking and accessible web forms, checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, fieldsets.

How to apply rel=”nofollow” ?

Once you add “no follow” attribute, search engine robots will understand that site owner is actually not giving any weightage to the link in reference and hence will not transfer the page score

Top 15+ Source Code Search Engines

Programmers spend 50% of their time just looking at source code. When trying to understand how a system is organized, they often must look at and across many files that make up the system.

Another 15 of the most stylish packages you’ve ever seen

This is the second part of our collection of beautiful packaging designs. You will love them, too.

Really Awesome And Creative Work By Various Artists

While browsing CG Society i came across really amazing and creative work done by various artists. It included photoshop work, 3d graphics, matte paintings, CG portraits and concept art.

15 beautiful bottles designs you won’t forget

Here are some gorgeous bottles you shouldn\’t miss if you like stylish packages. Enjoy the designers great work!

10 Best Online Invoicing Application for Designers & Freelancers

Sending invoices manually is just so passé and hopefully you are still not using pen and paper to create an invoice.

Get a Free Yearly Subscription to the Fabulous IdN Magazine

We’re SO excited that our friends at Mag Nation chose to offer you 12 issues of the amazing IdN Magazine, one of the most creative mags in the world!

19 stunning creative logo designs you should have a look at

Don\’t miss our new marvelous logo collection. Funky & fresh designs you\’ll surely love.

How Do You Feel Today? ReadyPhotoSite Mood Photo Project is on!

Hey, how are you doing? What are you about today? We decided to start a small photo project to share our dreams, our feelings and our thoughts. It’s very simple.

39 fresh iconpackager skins ready for download

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The Importance of Building a Work Schedule

Freelancers are people who are responsible for their own work in the purest sense of the word “responsible”.

WordPress Photoshop tutorials

In this showcase post you will find some of the best Photoshop tutorials for WordPress

30 Thin and Light Fonts That Should Not Be Free

Thin and Light fonts are font types good for alternative logo design. Enjoy a list of 30 thin and light fonts. They’re beautiful. Furthermore, they are free!

44 Really Useful and New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful tool for creating vector graphics and can be used for creation of elements for web and print design.

Simple Red Square Arrows Icons

This simple red square icons include a wide variety of arrows and arrowheads. Many of them come in sets of 4 or more. Also come with several hand pointers in up, down, left, right directions.

60 Photoshop Illustrator Tools and Tutorials

This article outlines sixty of the most important techniques that you can use in order to maximize the use of Photoshop Illustrator in creating great designs.

Free Flash Template – Sunset

New free flash template that will save you time in your development. It’s very easy to use, good looking flexible for your needs.

30 Professional Logo Design Processes Revealed

A collection of articles from logo designers who share their tips, tricks and secrets about the process they go through when creating a logo for a client.

PSD To HTML/XHTML & CSS Showcase

Exceptional code makes website accessible, cross browser compatible and of course search engine friendly too.

Hosted Solutions For Front End Developers / Designers

W3Avenue has compiled a list of hosted solutions for front end web developers and designers, which can be easily integrated into existing or new websites.

Build Multi-level Multi-column Multi Menus with pure CSS

Multi-level, Multi-Column, Multi-Menus, Light Weight and the most Browser Compatible Menu or Navigation with pure css and without using any javascript.

Weekly 30 inspirational websites #42

Hello you inspiration needy designers. I know what you want and you know that you want it so here it is: inspirational designs in big screenshots

The Most Popular Marketplaces for Templates and Web Elements

This is our first roundup of cool digital marketplaces

20 free Photoshop brushes packs for vintage designs

These free Photoshop brushes should make it much easier to create your own vintage design.

How to Create a Surreal Scene of Flying Bombs on Fire

In this tutorial, we’ll make a scene with flaming bombs pouring from the sky. This tut is made to show some down and dirty Photoshop tricks that beginners can quickly pick up.

Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch

Follow this Adobe Illustrator walkthrough on the creation of a cute little vector monster character, beginning with a quick pencil sketch on paper.

15 Awesome Examples and Tutorials Slide Animated Menu

Enjoy the list of 15 examples of websites using javascript slided menu and helpful tutorials that help you build slide animated menu.

61 Shiny Amazing Bright Particles And Stars Brushes

There are 61 particles and star styled brushes for you! I hope you like, they are quite cool when you get playing with them.

180+ Free Photoshop Plugins

Photoshop Plugins are actually add-ons to the main program which helps to attain additional image effects or performing tasks that are impossible or hard to fulfill using Adobe Photoshop alone.

Photoshop tutorial – Painting scene photo manipulation

In this Photoshop tutorial we will make photo manipulation. We will transform photography with cat to still life painting and add it to photo frame, so we will get painting scene photo manipulation.

30+ Superlative Creative Photoshop Tutorials

In these listed Tutorials you will find in-depth Photoshop techniques, elements and photo manipulations, most of the tutorials belong to Photoshop CS3 and CS4 versions, tutorials all about design..

40+ New and Fresh Blogger Templates

Showcase of neat, fresh and brand new blogger templates to pimp up your blog.

10 Free High-Quality Jeans Textures

here is 10 Free High-Quality Jeans Textures for your future design projects. You can Download these textures on Flickr.

Ultimate Resource list for Photoshop Brushes

Here at Designrfix, we are always in search of great resources that can help other designers develop their skills.

9 Useful jQuery Calendar And Date Picker Plugins For Web Designers

Implementing calendar in the web application is so easy by using jQuery event calender and date picker plugins.

Invoicing and Financial Management Apps for Freelancers

Here’s a roundup of well designed financial management apps to help you with invoicing, bookkeeping, and personal finance.

Favorite 9 Cats illustrations and Digital Art

Favorite 9 Cats illustrations and Digital Art

How to Sort/List posts in alphabetical order

How to Sort/List posts in alphabetical order
this is done using yahoo pipes and can be installed as a widget in blog

25 Useful and Free Mac Applications for Freelancers

We are listing here some really useful and Free Mac applications for freelancers, which can help in managing assignments efficiently.

The Coolest 20 Visual Goodies of the Week

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Secret of Increasing Google Adsense Earnings

An article about increasing your Google Adsense Earnings and Rankings. Check it out.

800+ Most Wanted Free RSS Icons for Bloggers

here is 800+ Most Wanted Free RSS Icons for Bloggers. Here you will find different kinds of free RSS icon designs like 3D, grunge, cartoony, web 2.0 and more.

Free Collection of Awesome Rss Icons Sets

Free Collection of Awesome Rss Icons Sets

An AJAX Based Shopping Cart with PHP, CSS & jQuery

In this tutorial we are going to create an AJAX-driven shopping cart. All the products are going to be stored in a MySQL database, with PHP processing the data and jQuery handling the front end.

Creating good WordPress

Creating good WordPress themes is becoming more popular now with the introduction of new versions of wordpress that help designers to achieve highets that were not possible.

72 Creative And Smart Typographic Logo Inspiration

Showcase proving the point how much can one/two words, icons tell using correctly white, negative, positive spacing, colors, accents creating interesting associations.

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Hotnfunny.tk January 26, 2012 at 5:01 am

Nice Collection Of resources thanks for sharing it with us.

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Sharedtut February 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm

This is such a useful list , thank you for sharing.

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Predator September 29, 2009 at 4:22 am

well thanks for combining all the beautiful resources at one places i have bookmarked this page and it is best indeed to have all the important and best things at one place.

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starr September 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

These are great articles. Will keep me busy for a while. Thanks :)

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james flynn September 24, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Wow thats a long list where do you collect the data from?

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james flynn September 24, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Wow thats a long list can i just ask where you collect the data from?

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