Gmail is perhaps the greatest web app ever developed, it is very popular (over 100 million users), has 2GB of free storage (very few will ever use this), and very, very easy to use. It is certainly powerful, but is it powerful enough? With Firefox Addons you can take your inbox even further…
Paul Andrew (583 Posts)
Graphic and image editors can help you create beautiful graphics and give your digital images amazing effects, but they can be expensive. What if all you wanted to do was create something simple and basic, would you pay hundreds of dollars just to do that? No, you would not.
So far, 2009 has been a great year for vector tutorials. Vector art is gaining more and more popularity and as a result the quality in tutorials and art is greatly increasing.
Joomla, the free open source CMS, is still number one when it comes to building a big, robust and professional websites (WP must be catching up quickly with its great progress). It has a pretty solid reputation as a CMS. The only downside, the community never really had a great resource of free templates, until now.
The easiest way to create an image gallery within Wordpress is by using the add [gallery] feature (from WP 2.5+), but to give your gallery something extra you may wish to add the Lightbox effect.
Sit back, relax. Watch and learn from the pros of graphic design, as they show you advanced Photoshop techniques, taking the simplest elements and creating something beautiful as well as tutorials on advanced drawing and illustration techniques.
All of these tutorials cover the process of designing a modern and highend web page within Adobe Photoshop, as with any great web design it is initially designed with a graphic editor, beginning with a blank canvas building up towards the complete page.
HDR(High Dynamic Range) imaging is the process of taking several exposures and merging them together into one image. First, take a shot with normal exposure, then one with under-exposure and then overexpose a shot to capture the detail from the shadow. Then, you merge all the photos together to create your HDR image.
These Lego designs are not all the biggest, not all the most intricate and not all the famous…but they are really, really cool. You could almost call these designs art, they carry the style and character of each talented and creative designer.
Designing your own personal portfolio site is the hardest design you will ever have to do. No matter what you do, its never quite right. There is always something you could have done to make it that little bit better. We are our own worst critics.
Stepping away from the relative safety of white/light background in web design can sometimes be quite challenging, even daunting. If it is designed properly, using a dark background, the effect can be very impressive. Here are 25 superb dark designs that prove web design can be beautiful in dark.