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In this section you will find all of our popular articles covering all categories of design.

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The Origins and Evolution of Flat Design

Ever since Windows 7 Mobile was released in a distinctly anti-skeuomorphic format, the explosion of flat aesthetics has been obvious, evident, and pervasive. Anything with an edge is eschewed, gradients are grinding to a halt, and shadows are even more insubstantial of late than usual. Flat design is considered modern, corporate, and cucumber cool. Its influence can be witnessed from…

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Are Personal Portfolio Websites Dead?

We all know blogging and personal portfolio sites have been very important for designers looking to increase their visibility to clients and others who admire their work. But there are some key developments that have risen up over the past decade which, in my opinion, are threatening to eliminate the need for having a personal domain. Information is spread so…

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50 Extensions and Plugins for Extending Bootstrap

Bootstrap itself is already chock-full full of useful tools, extensions and components, and is more than enough to kick-start most web projects. But there will be times where the basic components are not quite enough for what you need. That is where this post comes in. We have assembled 50 extensions, plugins and addons for extending Bootstrap. Rather than group…

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Exploring Current Web Design Trends

The funny thing about current web design trends is that they are both helpful and detrimental. Trends set the standard for design elements and styles that are popular for a specific era, so keeping up with current trends means that web designers and developers are better able to create a modern look for clients. And new trends usually come with…

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50 Web Designer Freebies from May 2014

The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth article, or by giving advice/feedback on a forum, or even by freely offering high-quality resources. The sharing is what makes our community truly great! Here are this months web designer freebies: Free UI…

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50 CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools from 2014

With all of the changes and advancements that CSS has gone threw these last few years, we should not be surprised at the huge volume of free resources and tools that are currently being released. These time-saving CSS libraries, frameworks and tools have been built to make our lives that little bit easier and also offer a clear learning window…

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Great Moments in Football History Illustration Series

Football fan and designer Osvaldo ‘Oz’ Casanova has recently created a uniquely designed football history illustration series covering some the most famous, and sometimes infamous, moments in world football from the last 50 or so years. Does anybody remember the day Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a fan? How about the ‘scorpion kick’ from Rene Higuita at the old Wembley? Nobody…