100+ Fresh Categorized Articles for Designers, Developers and Freelancers

March 29, 2012 · 8 comments

by Lars

100+ Fresh Categorized Articles for Designers, Developers and Freelancers

This is yet another large categorized round-up of all the great articles readers and other blog owners have been submitting on tripwire magazine over the last couple of days. You will find great inspiration for your designs, tools, giveaways, awesome photos etc. Hope you will find useful resources blow and help submitting good articles if you find some.

Tools & Resources


WordPress Facebook Plugin

Did you know that you can use a WordPress Facebook Plugin to integration your blog or website with Facebook in various ways. Some add like buttons, some allow you to manage content on you Facebook page in WordPress etc.

jQuery Slider Plugins

This type of jQuery plugins can also be worth checking out as sliders are so popular on business web sites.

5 Amazing Android Apps that Can make you regret buying the iPhone

Until last year, Apple’s iPhone was the winner if you counted the number and quality of various apps available on its marketplace.

Best iPad Case collection

25 Free Portable Programs For Designers and Web Developers

This article is a short but sweet compilation of 25 Free Portable Programs For Designers and Developers working on a shoe string budget as well as working on the fly.

The Lobster Font – Ligatures, alternates and Free

From the page: “A terrific Open Type project that was created by hand and utilises over 72 ligatures. You can download this font for free direct from The Lobster Font.”

Top Places on the Web for Selling Templates

One way of increasing your earning potential and making sure that you are always kept busy is to design and develop premade templates and themes.

You will find the Best iPhone 4 Cases here

50 Ultimate Useful Free MAC Applications

Apple always produces most powerful products, one of those are Mac Machines and we presenting “50 Ultimate Useful Free MAC Applications” we dug..

A Collection of Free iPad Wallpapers

One of the newly commercialized gadget today is the iPad. More and more gadget fanatics out there are purchasing this innovative item.

15+ Best Augmented reality (AR) i Phone applications

Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery.

50 Ultimate Useful Free MAC Applications

Apple always produces most powerful products, one of those are Mac Machines and we presenting “50 Ultimate Useful Free MAC Applications” we dug up from famous resources..



Wabi Sabi: Natural Simplicity In Web Design

Wabi Sabi is a humble yet sophisticated design style. Its aesthetic ideals are impermanence, imperfection, and incompleteness.

Interesting concepts for Apple watches

Apple’s product design are so inspiring that people will try to emulate it on various other products, in this case watches.
Web designers, grab your pens!Don’t know how to draw stuff? Lacking in confidence about your drawing skills? Then you are perfectly qualified!

Ruby Design: Print + Web + Interaction + Graphics + Photography + Freebies!

A website started in May 2010, which provides Print + Web + Interaction + Graphics + Photography services and as well as some Freebies!

40 Free Adorable Animal Wallpapers

In this collection we have gathered yet another set of wallpapers featuring some of the charming animals from domestic to exotic ones.

Nike Inspired Graphic Designs

About a month ago I wrote a post that showcased some really talented artists’ designs and their tribute to the Adidas brand. In today’s post I am featuring some really cool Nike designs.

Get your designs to pop: Part 5 – Typography

Often times, clients demand that your design needs to pop? Well, welcome to the last post of our 5 part miniseries jam packed with easy to follow tips. In this episode we’ll be covering Typography. 444

Weekly inspiration No2 – black and dark website

Let’s Start we Black and dark website design, Dark color reflect elegance, but it need good use on supported colors, suitable use of gradient, and clear understand of contrast techniques.

Weekly inspiration No2, white & minimal website design – Wsblogz

Now let’s go with white, this design trend is combination of light colors, gradients, effects, details, lines etc ….

30 free social media icon sets

Social media bookmarking is an easy and effective way to boost popularity and improve your page ranking.Slider Components in Corporate WebsitesLet’s see how big corporate companies handle content and integrate slider components in their websites.

Design Process for New Hat Logo and Identity by Ramp Creative

In depth look into the creative process used by Michael Stinson of Ramp Creative. The dentity system is an activated play of color on paper, where each represents a piece part of a collectible set.

30 Creative Print Ads

Print is and will always be a strong and effective way to market yourself. In a print ad, the message must be conveying, and must be eye-catching to grab the viewer’s attention.

The History of Web Design Blogs

The current state and especially the future of the design community have recently become a subject for hot debates and conversations. As someone once said, to know your future you must know your past.

Brand Mango

HI,I just happened to come across the site and thought I should shart it. The designers have done a good work creating fresh and sweet logos. Have a look at the site to believe it yourself.

40 Elegantly Designed Agency Websites

Studio Agency’s usually express their designing skills with their own design.

Top 10 Images Slideshow Scripts

I just want to share with you my top favourite slideshow script that can help you make an effective presentations on your website.

Fantastic Footers: 25 Examples And Best Practices

When the viewers scroll to the bottom of the page, are they greeted with only a credit link and a copyright notice? That’s a great place to direct the attention of visitors to other areas of your site

30 Fresh and Quality Design Tutorials

In this roundup, we’ve gathered up 30 fresh, new and quality design tutorials from around the design community.

PSD to XHTML: Simple & Cloudy Portfolio Layout

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert the Simple & Cloudy Portfolio Layout PSD to XHTML. Free Download.

Interview: Web Developer Konstantin Kovshenin

We are continuing with our interview series, here at Admix Web, where we are publishing one interview per week of fellow web designers, web developers and graphic designers.

6 Tips To Help You Optimize Your Landing Page And Bring In More Visitors

This is the first step towards making a sale or increasing visitor traffic to your landing page. Without optimizing your landing page for keywords you will not have anyone find you at all.

+60 Creative Examples of Header Design Inspiration

Today we have this nice collection of site’s header deigns, Header is the first design part user notice upon viewing website, so you need to make very attractive design for header…

+60 awesome Navigation Menus for Design Inspiration

Today we have this nice collection of site’s navigation menu, menu is the most important part of site as it’s the most frequency user used part …

+90 awesome login Forms design for your Inspiration

Today we have this nice collection of login/signin forms and pages design. we make it vary from classic design, modern, and creative for your inspiration.Artist of the week: Ben HeineYou may know him after a humorous series called “Pencil vs. Camera”, but this article will present some portraits done with a new technique what mix the Pointillism with Pop Art: Circlism.

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #53

A showcase of the very best web designs from the last week

33 colorful website design for inspiration

Color adds charm enthusiasm and art to anything that one applies. Selection of colors can be a vital decision for designing website. Color matches person’s personality.

Tileable red-blue retro patterns

Today we prepared tileable red-blue retro patterns in 8 variations. All patterns are 600×600 (300dpi) in size and can be put to good use for Twitter backgrounds.

25 Creative 404 Error Page Designs

A lot of websites don’t have a 404 error page, but having a good one is very important. Here are 25 Creative 404 Error Pages to give you some inspiration to get you started.

Weekly Smashing Web Design Inspiration No. 19

You will never get bored from these amazing website showcase we publish every week. You are always welcome to submit any website for our next roundup.

50 Great CSS Awarded Websites and Works Of Designers,Design Agencies and Studios

One of the best CSS showcase site is The CSS Awards Site.The reason is that, they analyse the submitted CSS sites very detailed.They have really professional judges and all the CSS sites are selected

Week 10: 10 Stunning Logotypes

Week 10 of our Logotype showcase is here! What a week it has been, the work being produced each week is getting better and better.

Creative Illustrations by Tom Bagshaw

Creative illustrations by Tom Bagshaw, talented UK based illustrator, who is currently showcasing his first-ever solo show at the Knifesmith Gallery in Bristol, UK.

21 Creative Free Of Social Media Icon Sets for Designers

Here is a collection of social media icons that will add a more creative edge to your social bookmarking.

10 high resolution grunge textures

All texture enthusiasts know that in your repertoire there is never enough grunge textures to create our worn and dirty looking work. That is why in today post we prepared 10 grunge textures.

20+ Creative Resume Designs

A resume can either make or break your application as a potential employee. Here are some great designs to get those creative juices flowing to help you design a great resume.

6 Tips To Help You Optimize Your Landing Page And Bring In More Visitors

This is the first step towards making a sale or increasing visitor traffic to your landing page. Without optimizing your landing page for keywords you will not have anyone find you at all.

Time to get Serious: Selling your own Brand like a Pro

In this article I will try helping you out by sharing some useful tips on some things you should pay extra attention to if you want to be a pro when it comes to selling your brand whether…


Best jQuery Plugins that enhance HTML form elements – Wsblogz

In this Post we make a collection of 23 jQuery Plugin to enhance and beauty of your site form, beauty and intactive form make greate effect on site visitor our collection contain pluign that..

The Future is Now – Interview With a 12 Year Old iPhone Dev

Will Evans is an iPhone app developer who likes to play guitar, Xbox, hang out with friends, play football (soccer for those of us in North America), and play around on the computer.

EMS SQL Manager – Create and Edit all MySQL Database Objects

SQL Manager for MySQL is to create/edit all MySQL database objects, design MySQL databases visually, run SQL scripts, import and export MySQL database data, manage MySQL users and their privileges.

MySQL Front – Manages and Administers Database from Windows Interface

MySQL-Front simple yet powerful front-end interface for MySQL database that intends to manage and administer any kind of database from Windows interface instead of command line.

35 jQuery Tutorials You Must Know

Check out this beautiful jquery tutorials which you all must know.

Building a live news blogging system in php. Spiced with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery [part V]

A series of tutorials on building a live news blogging system. Developed using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery for front end and php and jsp for backend.


Apture Site Bar a Value Addition for WordPress Based Sites

Recently, Apture enhanced their technology and added another BIGGGGG… interactives i.e. Apture Site bar or Search Bar.

Always up to date with the latest New WordPress Themes

Introducing Thesis Magazine: A Premium Skin for the Thesis WordPress Theme

Thesis Magazine is a new full-featured premium skin for the Thesis WordPress theme featuring 10 new widget areas, 7 built-in colour schemes, a robust options panel and much, much more.

This is maybe the best WordPress Real Estate Theme I have ever seen!

Most Wanted 35 Twitter And RSS Plugins For WordPress

Twitter, RSS and WordPress are like a conjugal triangle. A lot of love between them and it would be a very nasty thing to separate them.

A WordPress Magazine Theme is great for presenting a lot of information online

Now Noobs Can Too Design Their Own WordPress Theme Using Visual Theme Editor Engine

You may not Know CSS, HTML, PHP, Mysql, And Theme Designing Ethics But Don’t Worry….Now You need not to be a Web designer, For Designong a WordPress Theme.

Consider using a WordPress News Theme for your website if you have a lot of information in many categories and WordPress e-commerce themes for simple online shops!

How To & Tutorials

7 Things to Keep in Mind While Choosing CMS

Content Management System is one of the most powerful developers tool on Internet. The system provides you a platform to setup a site, to use a database…

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Magic Glowing and Sparkly Wood Scenery

This is a photoshop tutorial which will help you to create a lovely, magic looking wood full of glowing flowers, golden insects and nice birdie covered in glossy feathers.

Unlimited masking effects using 1 animation in Flash.

I bet you never learn this kind of technique, I’ve also uploaded Source FLA files for your convenience. You only have to change one Tween, then your animation would be having different styles.

Don’t miss these best wordpress themes if you’re looking for a great theme for your website.

Create a Realistic Apple LED Cinema Display in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll go through easy steps for creating a realistic Apple LED cinema display using Photoshop.

Still worth protecting your smartphone with one of the best iPhone 3gs Cases

Tutorial Roundup: 37 Quality Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

In this post, you will find 37 best Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials to create amazing results.

How To Make Your Website Mobile

The mobile industry is heavily growing. Many people don’t have a computer while commuting, but what they do have is their smartphone.

How to attract readers to your text

Learn more about the relationship between writing, usability and text within web design

Photoshop & Photography

30+ Energizing Examples of People Photo Manipulation

This presentation shows an amazing collection of photo manipulation art based on people. It can serve as an excellent source of inspiration.

168 Extraordinary Photo Manipulations That Will Blow You Away

Photo manipulations are a perfect way to test your design skills
as they combine realistic elements with abstract shapes and concepts.

Photobattle.me – A Battle for Photographers

This is a enjoyable small network app that matches two uploaded photographs versus one another and expects the user to vote on which photo they believe is good to their ideas

Magical Dreamy Photography of Fabio Montalto

Well, today is the day we get to look at the work of brilliant photographer Fabio Montalto from Italy. His magical dreamy scenery, his popping photos, and brilliant HDR work is absolutely gorgeous

25 Beautiful Underwater Animals Photography

Nature beauty shows the beauty of environment. An underwater Animals photograph is one of the most natural beauties of nature.

20 Stunning Dark Photo Manipulations

As you are aware photo manupulation can come in various forms but this week we will be focusing on dark and gothic manipulations created by some very talented designers.

Inspired photography of Lee Cullivan

Today I’m showcasing the beautiful, inspired work of Lee Cullivan from Boston. As you will see below, the guy is a talented photographer and a sensational artist

Creative Photography by Clive Stewart

Clive Stewart is a commercial photographer who lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. His clientele includes work for Axe, Coca-Cola, Apple, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Playstation and more.

50 Creatively Thrilling Photo Manipulations: No Confines

Combination of skill, imagination and creativity deliver to you those amazing inspiring photo manipulations!


Clients & The Perception of Value in Design

Have you ever been out to dinner with a person who judges how good the restaurant is by the size of portions, and only the size of portions?

Some clients view design like this.

History’s Infamous 5: Lessons Freelancers Can Learn From Them

Mao Tse Tung, Saddam Hussein, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong-il all have something in common. Each of them has affected the lives of many people, largely in a negative manner.

Social Networking

TwitterConter – Findout Most Followers List and Stats about Twitter Users

This application is such an efficient platform where all the twitter users can find out the most followers list they ever had, increase their followers, and maintains the stats about twitter users.

Twitturly – Know What People are Tweeting on Twitter

This twitter application gives the most popular 100 URLs for the past 24-hours. Based on the number of times the URLs are tweeted throughout the day the popularity of the URL is determined.

TweepSearch – Search Twitter Profiles through Keywords

The goal of this twitter application is to get a particular list of people whom you are searching for and this is explicitly done through search for keywords inside the bio of other Twitter users.

Twitter TwerpScan – Scan Your List of Followers

This application is all about how well we are going to manage contacts, list/sort your followers/friends up to 100 at a time and get rid of spammers.

Is Facebook Good for My Business?

Can you do business on Facebook? Should you be “on” Facebook? Is Facebook good for my business? The answers are yes and no.

SEO and Marketing

How to Drive Traffic From Facebook on Your Website

Facebook is yet another social network that has gained much popularity in recent years. Optimize your social networking profile with specialized Social Media Guide.

How to Ensure Longer Existence of Links

Link building is an ongoing process. Usually when a new link appears, it remains on the site for a period of about few months and then it abruptly disappears from the page for never to be seen again.


2 Year Anniversary + Huge Giveaway Celebration

MyInkBlog turns 2! To say thanks, I’ve put together a huge giveaway! In the post I also showcase some tidbits, facts and musings about the first two years.

Anniversary Giveaway Day 12: Elegant Themes Memberships

Today, we will have a new and exciting giveaway from our friend in Elegant Themes. In this giveaway, One winners will get a FREE One Year Membership from Elegant Themes.

Anniversary Giveaway Day 13: StudioPress WordPress Themes

Today, we will have a new and exciting giveaway from our friend in StudioPress. In this giveaway, Two winners will get a FREE Premium WordPress Themes From StudioPress.

Wreckage Clothing Giveaway: Courtesy of @wreckageclothin

For the Second giveaway here on Design Juices, we have been lucky enough to team up with a great clothing company; Wreckage Clothing.

Anniversary Giveaway Day 11: WooTheme Developer Package

Today, we will have a new and exciting giveaway from our friend in WooThemes. In this giveaway, One winners will get a FREE Developer Theme Package.

Anniversary Giveaway Day 10: Obox Design WordPress Themes

Today, we will have a new and exciting giveaway from our friend in Obox-Design. In this giveaway, 2 winners will get a Premium WordPress Theme.

Other News and Roundups

A iPhone 4 Leather Case is great for protection!

65,000 Android Phones Shipped Daily

The competition in the smartphone market is most definitely heating up.

These are all Cool iPhone 4 cases I think!

Saturday Snippets: The Best of Our Community LinksThe best of the weeks news which has been submitted to our community news page, don’t forget you can include your own articles by submitting them today.

Check out some of the Best iPad 2 Cases

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