Web Design Horror Stories

In the grand scheme of things every seasoned web designer has had an experience of a bad client, and will most certainly have there own horror story that will creep back into there minds from time to time. If you are one of the lucky ones yet to experience a client from hell, brace yourself, they are coming! You can’t avoid them, they are lurking in the deep recesss of the memories of every web designer they have already tarnished and scarred.
Of course there are good clients, and they out number the bad one 10 to 1, it isn’t them, those saintly people, that you will remember. It is those needy, clueless, ignorant, time-consuming and money-grabbing clients that you will sadly remember.

Beautiful Digital Light Painting from Tony Ariawan

Digital light painting is the technique that can turn a dull image into an amazing and vibrant work of art that conveys a sense of movement and energy. This effect nearly always works well on subjects that are stationary or static but can be very difficult to produce on animated subjects such as people. It does take a very skilled hand to digitally paint a person with light, this is were Tony Ariawan comes in and excels.

This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.04

This is week four of our weekly Twitter design resource round-up. This post showcases the best design related links that we have found and Tweeted in the past week. We love new, fresh and original resources. It could be something inspirational, a cool tutorial, a great and useful resource, or even just a damn good read. If you have any cool links that meet this criteria, to not hesitate to send them to us here…

30 Extensions and Addons for Thunderbird

Thunderbird as a stand alone email client is not really that powerful, yet it can be useful for basic and not business use. What if you wanted more? What if you wanted a free alternative to the many overblown, commercial email desktop applications, can it be done? Of course it can. With the added inclusion of the many freely available extensions and addons it can bring this basic desktop email application many steps closer to becoming a viable alternative to the very powerful Microsoft Outlook or any other overblown and expensive email app.

[Expired] Competition for Our Readers – Win 250 Custom Printed Plastic Cards

This week, two of our lucky readers can win as a first prize 250 metallic silver or gold plastic cards with black imprint on both sides (a value of $325), and as a second prize, 50 cards($155 value). All courtesy of Short Run Cards.
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use cards for, its that simple. What are you waiting for?

25 Creative Illustration HD Wallapers by Blurburger + 9 Free Icon Sets

Visual illustrators, in the past, were never ever mentioned in the same breath as traditional or fine artists, and they have consistently came second best in comparison with traditional graphic designers. Times have changed, and the exciting and fresh art of illustration is now firmly recognized as an art, and is gaining constant popularity, especially with young, adventurous and creative artists.

20 WordPress Security Plugins and Some Tips and Tricks

After putting in all of the time, and perhaps money, into your Wordpress website or blog, its now time to secure and protect it from outside enemies and general bad guys: hackers, spammers and all round tossers.
If your WP development knowledge is limited, your best option is to download and install plugins. They are easy to install and manage and will give you all the power and security you could ever hope for. Of course, no plugin is powerful enough to protect you from everything, we can only minimize the possible intrusions.
Below, we have twenty plugins that will help you protect your Wordpress installation.

This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.03

This is week three of our weekly Twitter design resource round-up. This post showcases the best design related links that we have found and Tweeted in the past week. We love new, fresh and original resources. It could be something inspirational, a cool tutorial, a great and useful resource, or even just a damn good read. If you have any cool links that meet this criteria, to not hesitate to send them to us here…