Flash design is being used less and less within web design nowadays, ads and games aside. We all know how about its down sides, and everyone certainly hates the “Click here to open in Full Screen” links that are, fortunately, not being used as much as in years gone by. There is no denying it though, visually Flash is beautiful. Is it time for a revival?
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In need of some design inspiration? In this category you will find many galleries that aim to offer ideas and inspiration. Topics covered include web design and graphic inspiration.
In this article we are showcasing beautiful examples of smoke art, the very difficult technique of photographing smoke and with Photoshop creating the amazing shapes and coloring which you can see.
As well as showing you the beautiful example, we have also collected a lot of useful tutorials to help you get started.
Guinness, the world famous dry Irish stout, owes its fame not only to its distinctive taste, nor to its simple, old fashioned black-and-white logo, but to its modern, creative, humorous and almost always surreal advertising. Everyone has seen the amazing TV ads, as for the print ads… judge for yourself.
There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark?
Wee Planets, Tiny Planets or the Polar Panorama effect, whatever name you prefer, is the technique of taking a 360° panorama image and using Photoshop (or any other decent image editor) and creating a circular or round image that wrap the panorama around to make it appear like a tiny/wee planet.
The World Wide Fund for Nature, or the WWF, is best known for tackling issues such as conservation, restoration of the environment and research, and what a great job it does. It is not, however, as well known for its creative advertising.
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.
Lego creativity is not limited to building bricks and stop motion movies, it extends even to advertising. They can take the simplest concept and often make a powerful and witty statement. There is no end to Lego creativity.
This is a showcase of the amazing photographs taken by Alex & Cocco, a collection of photographs that re-present the everyday confinements, re-proposing the ordinary, the displaced and the the overlooked.