20 Free Subtle and Soft Textured Photoshop Brush Packs (225 Brushes)

Subtly textured brushes are currently a popular trend in web design. They are really useful for adding character and bringing a little light emphasis to your otherwise dull designs. In this post we have 20 subtle and soft textured Photoshop brush packs with a total of 223 brushes. Hope you find them useful. Subtle and Soft Textured Photoshop Brush Packs…

How to Build a Custom Login Page Design for WordPress

If you are a heavy WordPress user then it’s likely you’re interested in deep customizations. There are a slew of plug-ins available, but some tasks are just easier to perform yourself. As an example, the login/register forms are often unfitting to match the template of most websites. But thanks to a few genius developers there are simple guidelines to including…

The Designer’s Candy Store [Infographic]

For graphic designers, the general goal is to create something that people notice in a good way. These designers aspire that their work is recognized as “good,” “great” or even “spectacular”. But in order to create work that is worthy of those accolades, there are a lot of things that must be put in. Blood, sweat, and tears are usually…

How to Build a Stylish CSS3 Search Box

A search box is probably one of the most common UI elements around, and I think there is no need to explain its purpose anymore. Whether it’s about a website or a web application, to increase user experience for it, you may want to add a stylish search box. Today, you will learn how to create a nice CSS3 search…

20 Complete Sets of Icon Fonts from 2012

The pros for using icon fonts far outweigh the cons. First of all, there are the obvious benefits of being infinitely scalable and being able to style them dynamically using any CSS property (color, gradients, shadow…). Secondly, its much easier to manage one single font file as opposed to juggling lots of individual images or having to create sprites. Thirdly,…

Usability Rules for Content Sites

Content sites, such as blogs, article directories, image galleries, video galleries, etc. are a major category of sites and if you haven’t designed such a site until now, you can be sure that sooner or later you will. Designing a content site is in many aspects easier than designing a corporate site but it has its specifics. Most of the…