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Infographics allow us to visualize relative data in the form of graphics for a much easier understanding of complex information. These amazingly illustrative and informative data visualizations can be explained using a variety of colors, objects such as maps, signs, and typographic elements.
An Inspirational Showcase That Will Change How You Display Data »
The use of stickers in advertising is not only an innovative way to attract attention, it is also an extremely cost-effective way to create a lasting impression.
In this post, they’ve collected some of the most striking and creative examples of stickers in advertising.
Creative Uses of Stickers in Advertising »
Is Fireworks CS5 really better? Will it save you time and effort? Are the new features worth the upgrade price? This article gives detailed answers to these questions. They present a neat list of Fireworks CS5’s new features and improved workflows, along with examples of how they will make your work much more efficient.
Adobe Fireworks: Is It Worth Switching to CS5? »
In this article you can take a look at the world of funny marketing and why you should add it to your arsenal of design tools.
Funny Business and the Lack of Humor in Web Design »
For web designers, issues such as colour, layout, formatting and navigation are all key considerations throughout the design stage. Given that the web is indeed global, then anyone from London to Lahore can view your carefully crafted web pages – and if you want to appeal to a global audience, it may be best to design your site so that it’s easier to convert for international visitors.
Expert Tips on How to Build a Multicultural Website »
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it’s a great place to get you started, and can give you a good foundation for your design education. Even if you plan to get a formal degree (or are in the midst of getting one), the articles here can give you an advantage over your classmates who are just following the curriculum. They’re also valuable for those who have a formal degree but would just like a refresher course on a few subjects.
A DIY Web Design Education »
The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers.
Google Font Directory »
Capture Full Web Page is a new web app that allows you to capture in full any web page by simply entering the URL.
Screenshot Full web page – Capture full web page »
In this post, you will find 20 elegant, free and high quality XHTML+CSS Templates for your next project (some of them include the PSD-source files).
20 NEW & FREE High Quality (X)HTML/CSS Templates »
In this tutorial, you'll see how to easily create a WordPress plugin from a jQuery one. Review what a jQuery, or a WordPress plugin is actually made of, and find the elements they both have in common. From there, they'll show how it leads you to perform some simple operations that allow us to benefit from our jQuery plugins in a WordPress template.
How to turn any jQuery plugin into a WordPress one »
This is a recreation of our solar system using the CSS3 features border-radius, transform and animation.
The orbits and planets have all been built using border-radius, while the animation have been done via –webkit animation properties and transform. The result is amazing!
Our Solar System in CSS3 »
In this tutorial you will be shown how to create the above subscription box using simple HTML markup and a few advanced CSS3 properties.
Create a pixel perfect subscription box using CSS3 »
In this tut you will create a menu out of little boxes that animate randomly when a menu item is clicked. The clicked menu item expands and reveals a content area for some description or links. When the item is clicked again, the boxes will come back, reconstructing the initial background image.
Little Boxes Menu with jQuery »
With so many sites linking to their social media profiles, it’s not surprising that many sites are simple regurgitating the same icons. In this tutorial they will demonstrate how to create a completely unique UFO inspired social media icon based on a theme.
How to Create a Social Media UFO Icon »
In this tutorial we will learn how to design a magazine cover in Photoshop
.When you set out to design your own magazine cover you’ll need to pay close attention to details and carefully lay out the artistic aspect of it, working towards a well planned and complete artistic concept. Taking the time to formulate a strong concept is extremely important to the success of the magazine.
How to Design A Magazine Cover in Photoshop »