Taking the Guitar Solo Philosophy to Your Designs

Ever have those moments where you want to really show off your design skills? To impress people with the cool effects you can pull off? Unfortunately, you usually can’t. Because that would make the design you’re working on self-indulgent. Your showoff-iness would come at the expense of your design’s usability and effectiveness. However, there is a way to let loose…

Creating User-Sensitive Website Layouts

Web designers are largely responsible for curating new trends in layouts and graphic design for the web. This part of the job description is often masked behind a thin veil of secret tasks, but requirements are always the same. When it comes to creating website layouts it’s important to keep true to certain design theories. User experience is a key…

20 jQuery Image and Multimedia Gallery Plugins

There are a multitude of options and technologies available, not only to developers but also regular users, for displaying a large volume of images on your website. The first that may spring to your mind are content and image sliders, which are currently very fashionable, or you would maybe be thinking of the simpler method of using a lightbox attached…

18 Super Quick Web Typography Tips for Newbies

Typography always seems to be an underrated topic when it comes to web designing. In a world where your website becomes your identity, you could either choose to be the elegant, educated prince or the ignorant pauper. And yes, typography can make that difference. The design and the readability of your website is completely dependent on good practice typography. For…

12 Inspirationally Designed Infographics for Designers

Infographics have been a part of human communications since the invention of the first “writing” utensils. Cave paintings, rock carvings, and sculptures have been found to integrate both images and written symbols (a type of pre-writing). These artistic efforts were created some 32,000 years ago; they illustrate stories, record history, religious ideas, and much more. Even among prehistoric people, infographics…

20 Creative Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

All of the tutorials in this round-up offer unique and professional Photoshop text effects that you could easily use within your own designs, and with a little bit of thought and a touch of creativity could be modified to accommodate any artistic vision you may have. It does not matter if you design posters, t-shirts, logos, banners or even ads,…

15 Market Leaders of Premium WordPress, Joomla and Drupal Themes

Thanks to the active opensource CMS community, especially the big three (WordPress, Joomla and Drupal) website development cost has dwindled down to affordable levels. The more you understand how to use a CMS the better you can control development cost and best make use of your site to promote your products or services. For people like me who has close…

30 Powerful and Compelling Public Awareness Print Ads

Public awareness print ads are presented to maintain or improve the understanding of a community. They can persuade people to either contribute a dollar or change lifestyles altogether. For most organizations, raising consciousness is one of the most difficult tasks. Therefore, imaginative minds, who can come up with intriguing concepts, are always in demand. If you are embarking on a…