125+ Fresh Useful Articles for Web Designers

May 12, 2010 · 9 comments

by Lars

125+ Fresh Useful Articles for Web Designers

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


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The Design Process

When starting a new design project, there are steps of the graphic design process to follow that will help you to achieve the best results.

Tablets are Here to Stay, Thanks to The iPad

If you have been paying attention, you would have noticed that the tech and mobile industries underwent a serious change in the past few months.

One Unexplored Reason Why Photoshop Won’t Be Dethroned Anytime Soon

How has Photoshop been dominant for so long with no signs of slowing down? This post explores one unexplored reason.

+25 Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Below, you’ll find some of the Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials For create text effects which might show you how to take a simple image and create..

60 Inspiring Footer Designs

A footer is usually used to display the copyright information, and other links contributing to the website. In my opinion that sounds pretty boring.

Free Rust Textures

This new texture set includes 9 HQ Free Rust Textures. You can use them for free for personal and commercial use, but you cant sell them and cleam them as yours. Have fun using them.

19 Useful T-Shirt Design Tutorials

I have gathered the best T-Shirt design tutorials that are currently available online

Social websites to keep you share information over the internet

In this article, I want to introduce you to the most famous website services to keep your content spread over the internet almost immediately when you want it, where you want it.

Learn how to create a marketing/seo web layout in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a clean web layout for a SEO/Marketing website

Deep Rusted Red Industrial Seamless Textures Part 2

Free combo pack of large (1024px * 1024px) seamless Deep Rusted Red Industrial (PArt 2) textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set.

Classic and Stylish Artworks by Evgeny Kiselev

Evgeny Kiselev is a freelancer illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Printed Greeting Cards Giveaway from Digital Room

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This Month End Djdesignerlab has another contest of Printed Greeting Cards Giveaway for its readers. 1 Lucky winner will get Print Greeting Cards from Color Printing.

Optimize Your Website For The iPhone & Other Mobile Devices

These 15 fantastic tutorials, resources and articles will go into more detail about developing for the mobile environment.

A Showcase Of Illustrative Websites #2

A showcase of the most beautiful illustrative sites around the web at the moment

Design Outside The Lines

A challenge for designers to extend our approaches to design in any context beyond the perceived boundaries that can bind the creative spirit.

70 Extremely Creative Advertisement Around the World

A lot of marketing agencies use creative advertising techniques and ideas to attract visitors as these creative and unique ads will give visitors a very good first impression.

40 Beautiful Photo Retouching Tutorials Using Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is really useful tool for web designers, graphic designers and also useful for photographers who using Photoshop for photo retouch, some time they shot normal pictures..

SurveyMonkey – An Online Survey Tool

SurveyMonkey is an extremely efficient online survey tool with 24-hour Support.

Survey.io – Customer Satisfaction Survey of Your Products and Services

Survey.io helps you in collecting the response of the customers of your products, where customers are given a freedom on expressing their feelings and opinions about your products and service.

Freedback – Online Form Builder for HTML Forms

What exactly can you expect from this site is the HTML form for your websites. Freedback automatically generates the HTML, and gives you the HTML code to copy and paste onto your website.

Giveaway: 500 Premium Business Cards for 3 Winners

Today, together with our friend and sponsors Uprinting we give 3 lucky readers 500 business cards each for free with free shipping.

40+ High Resolution and Shiny 3D Wallpapers To Spice Up Your Desktop

All these kind of 3Ds need special talent to create and i always respect the creators of 3D images.Not only you have to use some programs perfectly but also you need an amazing imagination.

Riak – A Scalable Web Database

Riak was specially designed for master-less replication from the GET-go where all the nodes participate equally in the replication and adding new servers to join the party (scaling horizontally).

A Different Type of Vintage: 40s Movie Inspired Retro

One of the most popular styles of late is the vintage look. So, in today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to pull off a specific kind of vintage, inspired by the awesome art of 1940s cinema.

PollYourFollowers – Create Surveys and Polls on Twitter

Want to create surveys/polls on Twitter then think of Pollyourfollowers application once, which is again a twitter application. To create a poll, in particular there is no registration needed.

Polls.tw – Create Polls on Twitter

Polls.tw is yet another simple twitter polling site that helps you to create polls on twitter. Enter into the site with twitter oAuth for authorization.

CRE loaded Template Design

Medhley Provide CRE related templates design customize with affordable price

7 Basic On-Page Optimization Steps to Increase Visibility

If you are looking for ways to enhance your website’s visibility and grow organic traffic then basic on page optimization can turn out to be one of the best ways.Have a look

25 Fresh Corporate Identity Designs for Inspiration

Here are examples of a well-designed and carefully-planned corporate identity designs from around the web where you can draw inspiration from.

How to Avoid Over Working Yourself As A Freelancer

When running your own business it is very easy to run yourself into the ground as it feels like there is always something that needs to be done…

How do you know how to control it and yourself?

Anniversary Giveaway Day 7: Flash Content Management System (FlashMoto CMS)

Today, we will have a new and exciting giveaway from our friend in FlashMoto. In this giveaway, one winner will get a standalone version of Flash CMS that includes a sample website which worth $199.

40+ Music Event Poster Designs

Here are 40+ poster design that only prove music and art are a perfect combination. Put your headphones on, listen to your favorite song, and enjoy!

Ultimate Collection of Free Photoshop Gradients

A Collection of free Photoshop Gradients that will definitely enhance your designs.

35 Examples of Using Typography in Web Design

Numerous designers are now using typography to improve the look and feel of the sites they produce.

36 Customized Wedding Invitation Greeting Cards

Producing the perfect wedding invitation design does not have to mean spending extravagantly for it.

18 College Brochure Design and Print Examples

A college brochure design should judiciously present all the information prospective students will ever need, as helpfully as possible.

7 Basic On-Page Optimization Steps to Increase Visibility

If you are looking for ways to enhance your website’s visibility and grow organic traffic, have a look at some of the basic steps you must take care of :

Amazing vector gradient mesh showcase – Part 1

The gradient mesh tool from Adobe Illustrator is in my opinion most tough one, and not because is involve a too deep knowledge of Illustrator, but it request: pure talent.

What Are The Pillars Of A Blog?

What are the pillars of a blog? In this post we will discuss these pillars which really make your blog a special one & make it so much more amusing and fun for your reader to read.

How to Remove Antispyware Soft Fake Security Software?

With the advent of broadband, the whole scenario of online business has changed. There was a time when we could only see pages creeping on our screen. There was never a…

40 ecommerce website designs to look through

Internet is in a hedge of crafting a new economic revolution, the popularity of internet has added an extra value to business as people these days are using Internet as a trading medium.

15 Superb Digital Artworks by Michael Kutsche

Michael Kutsche is an award-winning Conceptual Artist, Illustrator and 3d Artist located in Los Angeles who has worked for the vfx industry since 1998,

27 Breathtaking Volcano Photographs

People stand silhouetted as lava spurts from various sites Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced AY-uh-full-ay-ho-kul) volcano.

3D Text in Clouds Tutorial

Tyler Denis teaches us how to create 3D text in clouds with editable shadows. This easy to follow tutorial uses Illustrator and PhotoShop.

13 Fantastic Web Interfaces

We have hand picked a great selection of designs. Todays showcase is by Adam Harding, a good friend of mine and a great contributor to nenuno creative.

100 Seriously Creative Infographics

This inspirational collection contains great color combinations, infographics of varying sizes, creative typography and of course, extremely clever illustrations.

Free photoshop website design grid template

A flexible design grid template in photoshop for download. Based on a 16 pixel grid, with options for 4 and 3 columns.

Incredibly Captured Beauty Of Reflection In Photography

This is a most popular way to beautify your photographs and bring life to them. All you have to do is dig deep enough into your imagination and come up with new and exciting ideas

Excellent Posters From The Design World – 59 Examples

So you’re telling me you want to create some posters but do you know how? Maybe you do, but if you want to create a truly interesting poster design you must learn from the best

15+ Useful Cheat Sheets for WordPress Design and Development

WordPress is an amazing blogging platform. It is just so simple and easy to use. On the top of this, it provides a range of useful extensions/plugins which make the things more easier..

22 Beautiful Free Icon Sets For Your Next Design

This round-up covers 22 beautiful and useful free icon sets for your next design.

Shopping for a new lens: Image Quality

Today we’re gonna start a new series of posts helping you to understand important lens requirements to aid you shop for your next lens. We’re

35 Useful Concrete Textures

In this post we will showcase 35 Useful Concrete Textures. This collection will give you great variety of concrete-inspired textures that you need for your next design work.

+45 web design layout for your inspiration

Every week we will try to collect very good, unique and modern website layouts for your inspiration, we found that deviantart is the most popular online graphic design community,

+45 Web Sites for your inspiration

Every week we will try to collect very good, unique and modern website design and some sites we discovered to help you into your next design, we try to make our collection include many..

+25 Flash website for your inspiration

Every week we will try to collect very good, unique and modern flash website design some sites we discovered to help you into your next design, we try to make our collection include many style

+40 fresh E-commerce Website designs for your inspiration

Every week we will try to collect very good, unique and modern e-commerce sites design we discovered to help you into your next design, we try to make our collection include many style….

+50 fresh logo designs for your inspirationn

Every week we will try to collect very good, unique and modern logo design we discovered in wslogo our network logo design inspiration to help you into your next logo design,

+40 fresh advertising designs for your inspiration

Every week we will try to collect very good, unique and modern advertising design we discovered to help you into your next design, we try to …

30+ CHEAT SHEETS FOR WEB DEVELOPERS

A cheat sheet or crib sheet is a concise set of notes used for quick reference. “Cheat sheet” may also be rendered “cheatsheet” .

Use Of Hand-Drawing In Web Design

Most of the designer reveal their creativity on paper in the form of sketches. So In this showcase we have collected 35 websites in which hand-drawing elements is used

The essential list of logo design tips and advice

Practical and handy list of the best logo design tips and advice as well as thoughts and observations, collected over my 25 years working in graphic design, print and advertising.

Create the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Icon using Photoshop

learn how to create the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Icon using Photoshop

Free Vector Graphics

Tons of free vector graphics in EPS format for all the designers around the world.

40 Free Apple iPad Wallpapers

Since the new Apple iPad is one of Apple’s latest products, many designers and developers are scrambling to create products to sell to the iPad consumer.

50 Remarkable Examples of Typography Design

Typography is the art of print. Typography is everywhere, including greeting cards, books, posters, newspapers, magazines, and any other print media.

Biophilia Effect: Improving Your Designs With Nature

The biophilia effect tells us that when healing, learning, and concentration are important we should seek to incorporate nature into our designs.

15 Google Chrome Useful Extensions

With Google Chrome being one of the fastest growing browsers due to its speed and all the great features, Google has added new features like the way you can quickly jump from tab to tab.

Design Resource | 27 Free High-Quality UI Wireframe kits to Download

In this post i tried to collect and list some to the best wire-frame templates which you can add it to your library most of these web UI template kit is made completely with shape objects…

Tileable Stone, Pavement, and Marble Textures

Free combo pack of large (1024px * 1024px) seamless Tileable Stone, Pavement, and Marble textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set.

Everything You Need to Know about CSS3 Color Techniques

CSS3 is revolutionizing Web by introducing a number of totally amazing elements and attributes that push modern web development a little bit forward.

Top 13 Worst vs. 13 Best Logos

Here you will find probably the 13 worst logos ever seen and the opposite examples from the other, happier, side of the balance!

Create A Sidebar Widget To Display Your Feedburner Stats

If you hadn’t noticed already, we have added a little sidebar widget and a post footer banner to showoff how many of you have subscribed to our blog. So today we will show you how to create your own

Case Study: Call to Action in Web Design Usability

Numerous reasons why it’s essential to distil your calls to action down to only the core outcomes you want from your audience

Top 6 Most Essential Gadgets For Bloggers

Most important gadgets for every blogger. If you want to become a successful blogger you need to own these 6 great gadgets which will definitely make your job easier.

15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Appsc

By drawing mind maps you actually visualize your tasks and how each task can influence each other in a better way, making your brain remember more easily and/or come up with new ideas.

Abstract tileable patterns set

This time we prepared an abstract tileable pattern set containing 5 textures and a Photoshop .pat file. The patterns are very colorful and chaotic.

Get Inked: Text Art and Great Typography Found in Body Art and Tattoos

We should all make typography something we you can touch and feel as well as see on the page, another way of showing you love of typography is through tattoos.

78 Breathtaking Action Photos You Shouldnt Miss

Action photography is an way of taking photos of a scene that has an action in.

Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization

Infographics are here to stay. More and more we see it trough the popularity that this kind of content reaches on Blog posts, Twitter and other social media networks.

Old Creepy Ads gallery

Some very bizarre vintage ads that were acceptable in the past but looks really strange today because our value system has changed over the years. Take a look at these weird ads

10 Superb Kinetic Typography Videos

Kinetic typography, also known as “moving text”, is the art and technique of expression with animated text.

40 Truly Creative Examples Of Manipulated Robotic Animals

Below examples show us why Photoshop is the best.If your imagination is cool,you can create unbeliveable photomanipulations.Today i want to showcase perfect photomanipulations about a specific subject

Designers – Maximising The Value Of Your Work

We here have been looking at developing a CRM system here, and as such we got talking about customer service and its relation to our business. Importantly, our pricing.

How to create abstract hyperspace poster using Photoshop

Today we’ve got a really nice and simple tutorial demonstrating how to create hyperspace photo manipulation using Photoshop shapes, brushes, clouds filter and Blending modes.

Anniversary Giveaway Day 5: Pixmac Subscription

Participate in the Pixmac Visual Similarity contest and have a chance to win 1 of 3 Pixmac image collection subscriptions worth $195 each!

30 Design Tutorials For Creating Professional Business Cards

An collection of design tutorials which will guide you through the process of creating your very own business card.

15 Beautiful and Creative Computer Animations

In this article you’ll find some beautiful and creative animations, created by various artists around the world.

20 Fetching & Catchy Decorative Free Fonts

Decorative fonts are exclusively for decorative purposes, and are not suitable for body text.

Anniversary Giveaway Day 6: Tuts+ Membership

Anniversary Giveaway Day 6: Giveaway is Sponsored by Aaron – Tuts+ Manager. You can get a chance to win TUTS+ subscription for 3 months participate in this giveaway chance to win membership.

Free vector spring illustration

Use this free vector in any of your nature themes spring artwork and watch your designs flourish! Download and enjoy the spring illustration!

Top 45 WordPress Plugins & Tools For The Administration Area

Although WordPress started as a small blogging system, it has now become a powerful CMS because but administrating your blog can be quite difficult sometimes.

Review: Adobe Illustrator CS5

With new brushes, variable-width strokes, and numerous enhancements, is Illustrator CS5 worth the upgrade price? We put it all in perspective (literally).

Oracle Berkley DataBase 11g

The oracle Berkley DB 11g is a unique software library that provides the option of customizing data management solutions.

Apache Cassandra – Creates Database with High Scalability

The need to have a highly scalable database was always a requirement. In 2008 such a distributed database was created by the Apache Cassandra project.

Memcached – A Caching System

Memcached is a caching system that was created for to sole purpose of increasing the speed of dynamic web applications decreasing the database load. It serves as a temporary memory for applications.

Firebird Tracker – Relational Database Management System

As you know, Firebird is a relational database management system which not only stores and categorizes data but also establishes the relationship between different data.

How to: optimize wordpress blog for maximum speed

I’m very excited to share what I have learned about web performance (especially WordPress) with you and how to speed up your wordpress site in this article.

Scalien Keyspace – Fault-Tolerant Key-Value Store

Scalien has launched Keyspace 1.6.2. It is a new key-value store that is impervious to server failure.

Redis – Key Value Store Similar to Memcached

Redis 1.2.0 is a key–value store similar to Memcached. They both operate on the same principle where cache is integrated into a single virtual pool however the dataset is not changeable or volatile.

4store – A RDF Data Storage Database System

Yet another Database storage system named 4store was designed by Steve Harris for use as technical infrastructure for a company named Garlik.

Runt.ly – Share More on Twitter and Other Micro Blogs

Runt.ly is a simple, user friendly, web portal that allows users to blog on twitter without having to go through the hassle of maintaining webpages.

Weekly Smashing Web Design Inspiration No. 18

We love webdesign and showcase some amazing websites every week. We work hard to collect these websites to showcase them for design community inspiration.

Why Rush Work Leads to Average Design

No doubt, whether you design for an agency or whether you design as a freelancer, you have had to deal with the aggravation of “rush” work.

25 Striking Examples of HDR Photography

Here is the collection of some most beautiful and awesome HDR photos you have ever seen before. HDR photography can make the unattractive photos look more appealing and attractive;

Tubin – See Most Recent Videos Added and Viewed by Your Friends

Tubin is a relateively new facebook social plugin created by Bjorn. It displays the an up-to-date list of the most recent videos added by your buddies on facebook

Highlighting Features of WordPress 3.0

WordPress is the most widely accepted and adopted CMS worldwide.It has just revolutionized the web design world. Now people from non technical background are maintaining their own websites and blogs.

Skribit – Write Relevant Articles for Your Readers

The main intension behind the design of this particular system is to keep their readers on top with updated topics and to maintain a regular blogging schedule

An Overview of Content Management System

Content Management System is an application which is designed to create, improve and manage the text. It has simplified

25 Striking Examples of HDR Photography

Here is the collection of some most beautiful and awesome HDR photos you have ever seen before. HDR photography can make the unattractive photos look more appealing and attractive;

15 Stunning Logotypes

We are happy to feature new logo artists this week and we hope to see more of there work in the future.

Wise Words from Freelancer to Freelancer – 8 Tips to Help You

I’ve taken a bold step into the industry on my own. Since going solo, I’ve been thrust into the deep end and I’ve followed a somewhat steep learning curve.

25 Login page design for inspiration

We design web page to attract user and make them relate to the site now and then. This can only be done when user find our site friendly and worth visiting.

Freebie: Social Media And Blogging Icon Set

Ah, don’t we all love icons? This time we’re giving away an icon set containing 65 icons in total, which combines social media, technology and blogging icons.

62 Gorgeous Visually Attractive Twitter Backgrounds

Today here I gathered 62 really gorgeous visually attractive Twitter Backgrounds which uses different illustration lovers.

Artist of the week – Adam Potter

3D modeling is no child’s pencil play and Adam Potter from Adelaide, Australia shows us that this statement is true. It requires extended knowledge of anatomy, a keen…

30+ Best And Impressive Single Page Website Design for Inspiration

Here is a compilation of 30+ Best and Impressive Single Page Website Design for Inspiration. Enjoy!

Create the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Icon using Photoshop

In this quick but effective tutorial, you will learn how to create the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Icon using Photoshop. Also, remember with all the tutorials, the psd is available for download.

15 Google Chrome Useful Extensions

With Google Chrome being one of the fastest growing browsers due to its speed and all the great features, Google has added new features like the way you can quickly jump from tab to tab.

100 Amazing Business Card Designs

If you’re looking for inspiration for a design of your own, these attention-grabbing examples will certainly get you thinking outside of the box.

23 Extremely Cool and New Blogger Templates

The most creative and cool Blogger templates for last 3 months. These 23 themes will help you to amaze your visitors with your fabulous blogs.

How to: optimize wordpress blog for maximum speed

I’m very excited to share what I have learned about web performance (especially WordPress) with you and how to speed up your wordpress site in this article.

30+ Stunning HDR photos of animals

The High-Dynamic Range images show a lot of detail in both bright sunlight and feint moonlight. In the following photos, they show the true nature of animals: ferocity…

Weekly Smashing Web Design Inspiration No. 18

We love webdesign and showcase some amazing websites every week. We work hard to collect these websites to showcase them for design community inspiration.

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I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

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designer handbags May 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I hope you will keep updating your content constantly as you have one dedicated reader here.

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Rachel May 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Lots of great articles here…very helpful for the designers..thanks for sharing..

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Vicki - VictoriaAnn Design May 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

This is a great collection I’m going to bookmark and plough through them when I get a minute. Thank you for including my article Wise Words from Freelancer to Freelancer – 8 Tips to Help You, much appreciated.

Vicki

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