Creating your own personal portfolio website will probably be the most difficult design project you will do. We are our own worst critics, and no matter what, we could have always done something better or changed something. Have a look at these portfolio designs for some inspiration, they range from web design and developers (these, as expected, are pixel perfect), graphic designers (always colorful and bright) and photographers (great use of space).
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The Vespa, with its typically Italian elegant design, is a timeless design icon. For over sixty years now, Vespa has been building many models of its low running cost scooter using the same design basis as its original. They know it, we know it, Vespas look cool and are cool.
Forms do not have to be boring and ugly, they too can be beautiful. With the proper understanding of each element (radio buttons, checkboxes, textareas..), CSS know-how, a little patience and some creativity you can make your forms beautiful. Throw in, the always important, semantics and accessibilty and things can get tricky.
Have you wondered how to create a logo with the quality and distinction of famous logos like Google, Digg, Transformers or Star Wars. With the help of these amazing photoshop tutorials you will get an insight into how professional logos are designed as well as improving your photoshop skills.
Maybe its just me, when you add type to wallpapers it seems to bring a certain level of sophistication and elegance to your desktop.
These beautifully designed wallpapers are not solely about typography, they cover a wide array of styles with elements of typography mixed in, the effect is impressive.
The massive Drupal community, headed by its 2000 developer account members, offer a huge range of free resources. As with the nature of anything open-source, the resources available for Drupal, are (mostly) free, professional and high quality.
Graphic designers never cease to amaze me. Time and time again, they keep on coming up with new, original and creative text effects. Some of these typography effects tutorials are amazing, just have a look at the MEAT text effect, genius at work.
If you have ever tried to make a font very small (usually, anything below 9px), and it becomes unreadable, you are in need of a specially designed mini font, and this post is for you.
Mini-Pixel fonts have and are very popular within Flash applications, but sadly under used everywhere else. Even though, there is no denying Mini pixel fonts have an air of elegance about them.
Needing a little help with your Wordpress development? Try these useful cheat sheets, they are always helpful for reference.
Creator and inventor Paul Loughridge (pronounced ‘Lok-rij’) from Lockwasher Design, describes his robots as being created from everyday trash, but they are so, so much more. Built from raw materials, his creations are amazingly choc-full of character, and when brought to life have a retro feel that will have fans of B-Movies from yesteryear and of pulp science-fiction TV shows…