Community Posts for Designers and Developers

This post is a collection of latest community news submitted on tripwire magazine by readers and other blog owners.  Most new posts in the web design and development community is included making this regular post a really fast and easy consumable overview of what is going on just now.  You can find more community news here.



Best Bible Apps for the iPhone

Since Apple launched the App Store, there are now over ten thousand applications Don’t worry, we selected some of the Best Bible iPhone Apps that you can carry around and access on the whim!

8 Best Twitter Statistics and Analytics Tools

Almost everyone knows the power of twitter now but very few know how to get more out of it. To use Twitter fully and become successful, you must check statistics of your account and analyze it.

Best iPhone and iPod Touch Apps

The iPhone and iPod Touch are very useful devices out of the box, but they become even more useful when expanded by the multitude of applications available for download,

70 Exceptionally Beautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Inspiration

Here is a collection of 70 exceptionally beautiful and creative logo designs for inspiration.

Google like imageless buttons

This jQuery plugin is an attempt to recreate Google imageless buttons

Top 10 UK Charity Logos

What makes a charity logo great? Successful charities and NGOs operate with similar astute professionalism as any Fortune 500 company. Today’s Top 10 list showcases logos of top UK charities.

12 Free Vector Business Card Templates

Here is an outstanding collection of 12 high-quality business card templates. Below the samples is where you will find the free download for all 12 original, vector templates.

55+ Stunning Mac Motivated Wallpapers

Today we are with stunning MAC motivated Hi-res wallpapers because we addicted to Apple and also love to use wallpapers as we also sharing with our respected visitors and readers which are really..

40+ most breath taking night shots of Las Vegas

In this article, I have shared over 40 beautiful night pictures of Las Vegas. These images were chosen from the best set of pictures in flickr and deviantart.

Websites Inspired by Flowers – Part 2

Make sure that every website decorated with floral graphics looks as unique as every flower. Also, the article is a perfect source of inspiration.

Hostway : The First to Integrate Automatic SiteMap

Hostway Corporation will start rolling out to its 1.5 million retail and channel customers innovative technology in February.

3 Elegant Html Resume Templates

A web-page resume can be read, printed, bookmarked for later review on any computer connected to the internet. Here are 3 elegant html resumes, I hope they will be useful for you.

Viigo for BlackBerry is A One Stop Shop for Data

I have to be honest here. Although I have seen Viigo in almost every single top 10 list for BlackBerrys, I never tried it till this week.

Hourly Rates vs Flat Fees

Everything hinges on determining “what you’re worth” as a freelance designer. We’ve got four different approaches/ideas presented below but we’re looking for more – yours!

7 Awesome WordPress Plugins To Give Your Dashboard A New Look

In the article we will take a look on some awesome plugins that can alternate the user interface of WordPress to make it more users friendly.

10 Must-See Flash Photo Galleries Powered by FlashMoto Flash CMS

Everybody will agree that one of the indisputable advantages of Flash technology is the ability to create splendid slideshows and Flash photo galleries.

Should Your Website Have A Client List

Should your website have a client list? This is a question that a client popped to me not long ago. That got me thinking.. is it a necessity or a bit of self indulgent showy-off-ness?

Aurora Borealis Typopgraphy Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop tutorial using different techniques to create a stunning tyopgraphic effect that looks great as a wallpaper

How to create a HDR timelapse sequence

The technique should work on any camera that has a bracket exposure feature and timelapse (or intervalometer) feature.

Help Choose the Best Web Design Trends for 2010

Whether you are a web designer, a blogger or just a creative person, please vote for the best web design trend. Each opinion is valuable.

45 Elegantly Designed iPhone App Websites

Lately i have stumbled upon some elegant iPhone app websites. Like any other blogger i decided to make a roundup of them all.

5 Essential Firefox Plug-ins for Web Designers and Developers

For developers and designers this means being able to add tools to the browser to speed up their workflow by completing tasks while viewing work in the browser.

Why Design Can’t be Billed by the Hour

Should designers quote and bill by the hour or for the creative solution? A great discussion, join in.

Interview with Todd Garland of

You’ve probably already heard of We asked Todd Garland, the man behind the site, to shed a little light on how a publisher can find success on BSA.

50 Landscapes and scenery photo manipulation

Check out some great landscape and scenery photomanipulation and play with your raw photos which you have taken on your previous trip.

Molten Metal Kaleidoscope Patterns

Today’s web treat is a free combo pack of large (1024px * 1024px) seamless Molten Metal Kaleidoscope textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set.

25 fresh and creative logodesigns

Need inspiration for logodesign? Have a look at this showcase including 25 great examples for creative logo design.

CSS Shorthand Clockwise Rule

One of the fundamental CSS rules is how you apply the shorthand properties. If you are CSS beginner this little tutorial cheat sheet can be helpful.

Working with Flash: Tips & Tricks to Create a Detailed Image

“God is in the details”. This is a phrase I’ve heard many times before. Perhaps this is why I love taking a closer look at all the small details that make up a whole.

Show Adsense Only to Search Engine Visitors

Happily, this solution displays your AdSense ads to search engine visitors only, which means more clicks and a higher CTR.

Free Illustration That Businessmen Would Love

An illustration featuring the globe is always a perfect match when it comes to a business website or a corporate blog. Note: for a limited time only it’s available free of charge.

This worn cloth icons natural wonders set includes a wide assortment of icons from nature (flowers, roses, houseplants, palm trees, pine trees, rain clouds, rain drops, the moon, the sun, a few planets, and lots of stars … Etc).

This worn cloth icons natural wonders set includes a wide assortment of icons from nature (flowers, roses, houseplants, palm trees, pine trees, rain clouds, … Etc).

Get Creative with Vector Speech and Thought Bubbles

It doesn’t take long to create speech or thought bubbles in Adobe Illustrator. Bonus: As you have fun, you’ll learn more about the Pathfinder palette, Shape tools, Warp tools, and the Pen tool.

Amazing Photography of Naure nad Animal by Scott Stulberg

Amazing Photography of Naure nad Animal by Scott Stulberg

37 Cool WordPress Hacks And Tutorials You Should Try

You know WordPress comes with standart functions and we use many plugins or codes to give our blog a different look or functions.

Apple Tablet Mock-Up Done Last Year For School Project Slay Them All!

These Apple Tablet mock-ups were created by designer Patrycjusz Brzezinski who resides in Poland.

How to Convert Video to MP4

This tutorial shows the detail information about how to convert video to MP4 format by using Video to MP4 Converter.

10 Inspirational Music Videos

A list of 10 of the most imaginative music videos from the last two decades to fuel your creativity.

Awesome Conceptual Art by Daniel Dociu

Daniel Dociu was raised in Cluj, the capital of Transylvania in Romania.

Conceptual Digital Artwork by Thomas Tibitanzl

Thomas Tibitanzl is a self-taught Graphic Designer/Digital Artist and Web Designer, who currently lives in Germany.

11 Creative Outdoor Advertisement Designs

Getting noticed in a busy street or crowded hallway isn’t easy, but the reward of reaching millions of consumers has possessed marketers to come up with some amazing outdoor advertisements.

Create A Realistic Moon With Photoshop

Stock images can be great for creating quick scenes but sometimes it can be just as easy to create the object from scratch.

10 Free and Unusual WordPress Themes

A lot of free wordpress themes that can be Donwload. But of all that we need to choose according to what we need.

Jaw Dropping Digital Paintings By Alex Garner

Alex gives us some great paintings that really push the limits of digital design.

Textures In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices

Designing an awesome minimalist web design can great, but adding in the textured elements to it can turn it into a visually stunning piece of artwork.

Free Hair Textures

I have created some Free Hair Textures for you. You can use them for free for personal and commercial use.

55+ Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

This article has some of the most wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks that you will definitely find useful.

Enough is Enough – When A Web Designer Has to Fire A Client

Keeping clients that are a drain and negative impact on your work will make you less productive and less profitable. Find out the signs that the time has come to fire them…and never look back.

90+ Remarkable Examples Of Bold Colors In Web Design

Here is a list of over 90 remarkable examples of bold colors in web design to offer you inspiration as you experiment with new design styles in the new year.

Free Textures – 28 High-Res Vintage Postal Textures

A free pack of 28 unique, high-res Vintage Postal Textures, including vintage envelopes, stamps, letters and more.

Gestalt Principles: How Are Your Designs Perceived?

The perception someone gets from looking at your design is ultimately what you’re communicating to them. Learn to control Gestalt principles and you learn to communicate through your design.

30 Nice CG Posters From SeventhStreet

SeventhStreet is a graphic design company who employ some of the most talented graphic designers & digital artists to make high quality CG – computer graphics.

Cappuccino – build desktop caliber applications that run in a web browser

Cappuccino is an open source framework that makes it easy to build desktop-caliber applications that run in a web browser.

Methods Of Adding Your Flickr Photostream To Your Site

Here are a few solutions which enable you to display your Flickr photostream automatically on your site.

Jai Hanuman: Rare collection of Lord Hanuman Illustrations

The picture of Lord hanuman holding a mace (gadha) in his robust hands is always been a sign of bravery and inspiration for us Indians. Being an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman, I always find…

87 Fantastic Login Forms for your Inspiration

In web 2.0, design is one of the most important things to consider in a website. The better it looks, visitors become more attracted. The same rule applies to login forms.

Create an abstract Valentine background with hearts

In this tutorial, you’ll see how to create an abstract Valentine background, using a simple shape from Custom Shapes Tool and crosshatch brush from Brush Tool. So let’s start!

Clustered Hosting—The Basics & Benefits

Clustered hosting has lately turned around heads of many including biggies such as YouTube, Yahoo!, MySpace, Flickr etc., which use this web hosting service.

10 Critical Design Factors

Website is design kind of a window through which a company, firm, or an individual represent the services or products.

Photoshop Pen Tool: Love it or Leave it

Pen tool is the most unpopular tool among new users of Photoshop. Here are ten tutorials to help you master the pen tool, the most powerful tool in Photoshop.

15 Free Network Security Tools

The Internet is the world’s largest network which connects you to thousands of other unfamiliar networks.

How to Change the Color of Selected Text – CSS Tutorial

In this article we will find How to Change the Color of Selected Text.This is very simple and basic tips for the web designers and developers

Landscape – WordPress Theme

Hello there. In this tutorial we’ll be making this wonderful landscape wordpress theme in photoshop.

Recreate a Beatles Rock Band Ad in Illustrator

Promotional materials for the Beatles Rock Band game make heavy use of gradient shapes. Here’s how to reproduce the look in Adobe Illustrator.

NEW Tips How to Make the Web Faster by Google

In this section you will find the best practices, best performance how to mace the web faster from and for professional Web Developers and Software Engineer.

10 Useful Jquery Autocomplete Plugins and Tutorials

In this article will share 10 Useful Jquery Autocomplete Plugins and Tutorials

You Won’t Want to Throw This Packaging Away: Creative Packaging Roundup

One of the most common examples of great graphic design is packaging, Illustration often is the main feature in packaging but color and typography are also major factors.

6 Awesome WordPress Frameworks for Web Developers

when you build and develop a wordpress theme, you might write code that is often repeated, and then make sure all the code really fit the need.

5 Amazing Websites To Create Contact Forms

Below are some popular services to make quick contact form and have an attractive appearance.

35 Beautiful Website Designs In Purple Theme

This article showcasing some of great website designs using Purple color themes with web 2.0 design techniques.

10 Best Smashing Book Reviews

In this post you will find a small collection of reviews on Smashing Book. The book about web design and web development, published by Smashing Magazine — the most popular resource in the industry.

The zoomable map

Bringing interactivity to printed design is quite a challenge, so I was very impressed by this simple idea to make a zoomable paper map.

30 Outstanding Commercial WordPress Portfolio And Photoblog Themes

If you need to complete quick project and you are ready to spend some money for it, this premium WordPress portfolio theme showcase will definitely interest you!

70+ Brilliant Examples of Logotype and Typography Inspiration.

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques.

30 Stylish jQuery Tooltip Plugins For Catchy Designs

has a lot of impressive modern and trendy plugins and features and tooltips are no exception! This is very complete article featuring all the baest tooltips currently available.urrently available.

Tether for BlackBerry Changes the Name of The Game

The smartphone market is not what it used to be. Manufacturers and mobile software companies are facing a lot more competition then they used to.

11 Fonts that are perfect for grunge web designs

Try to design a web design with Arial as the main font in the graphic elements, such as a logo or a header. Exactly, it will not look good. Take a look at these 11 great fonts.

Top 10 Sports Shoe Brand Logo Designs

Have you ever wondered what makes some shoe brands timeless while others vanish after a while? Below are top 10 powerful sports shoes logo brands.

Create an Illustration of a Pearl-Filled Clam on an Ocean Bed

In this tutorial, you will create a shell with pearls in a unique ocean scene. We’ll be using various effects,

30 Photoshop Photo Editing Tutorials

Photo Editing is Art and it will improve with the existing photoshop designing. If you’re looking to improve your skills using Photoshop to enhance a photo to make it clear

Create Lady Birds Insect Tutorial Using Adobe Illustrator

Lady birds, is there any other insect that symbolize the prosperity and freshness of the nature more? You can find these cute being almost anywhere and they won’t ever cause anything..

Create Avatar movie poster in Photoshop

This tutorial elaborates how you can create a Navi image of any usual photo as you add impressive text and backgrounds to make an Avatar movie poster.

Creative 404 Error Pages With Characters

Here i have collected creative examples of 404 error page designs in which you will find characters communicating with you in their own way.

2500 Business Card Giveaway from

Today, we have got a special announcement for our readers. The folks at are giving away 2500 Free business cards with custom design and will be awarded to 2 lucky winners.

An Interview With Samantha Warren

Today is Speaking with Samantha Warren, Samantha is a senior web design at Phase 2 Technology in Alexandria. Samantha also is the brains behind…

Create Dynamic Distortion Effects

This awesome piece of work is by Doucin Pierre computerArts. In this tutorial he will explain how to Brings velocity and meltdown to your subjects with a little Photoshop magic.

Domain Name Theft & Safety Measures

Cases of Internet domain name theft has swept the World Wide Web. This upsurge in domain theft news has proven that your domain name is not as safe as you expected it to be.

50 Design Tutorials for Mastering Gimp

The ultimate compilation of gimp design tutorials to take a novice and turn them into an expert, the perfect guide for anyone looking to learn or even master the ins and outs of Gimp.

How to Choose a SEO friendly Domain Name?

Technological revolution has transformed the face of modern society at an amazing pace. A strong online presence is a must for everyone, from individuals to entrepreneurs to big corporate houses.

Photo Gallery Website Layout in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a photo gallery website in Photoshop. PSD is downloadable.

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