Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

A fundamental difference between programming intensive web-development work and graphic-focused web-design is that everyone – client to business associates – has an opinion and an alternative vision for the latter. The technically-steep learning curve of coding, whether it be the front-end or server-side configuration, tends to elicit few opinions and observations, simply because only a handful of clients actually possess…

jCSML – A New Cross Platform Animation Library

With mobile access and tablets, cross-platform media compatibility has become one of the most important features for new web technologies. With Adobe Flash not being supported on iOS and HTML5 not being native to earlier versions of Internet Explorer, the jCS Media Library has arrived just in time. The developers of jCSML originally created the library to streamline the development…

Incredible Examples of Origami Paper Art

Paper is a very delicate medium, yet it can, as this post proves, create beautiful and powerful art. Originally from Japan, the art of paper folding, as I am sure you will know, is called origami. Over the years its popularity has extended to all corners of the globe and has reached such a detailed and intricate level that it…

50 Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs

All designers should have a healthy collection of resources in their toolbox. Always ready for any possible scenario. So, just to help your collection we have for you today 50 fresh and free texture packs that are freely available to download. Rock Texture Pack Download Page → 13 XL Dark Textures Download Page → Grunge Bokeh Texture Pack Download Page…

Reasons to Become a Freelancer

For me personally becoming a freelancer was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. Being a freelancer beats all jobs I have had in the past and maybe more that 99% of all potential jobs I could realistically expect to have. And I certainly can’t complain of lack of lucrative offers, even now, when I am off the market…

EasyRotator Giveaway – Winners Announced

Last weeks EasyRotator Giveaway has just ended and it is now time to announce our randomnly chosen winners. The Winners Congratulations to the winners. You should have all by now received your winner email, if not, please do get in touch with us. Name: Eric Bryant Comment: Comment URL Name: John Williams Comment: Comment URL Name: Grafik Comment: Comment URL…

RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10 Tools for Developers

Trying hard to recapture the market share it has lost to Apple and Google, Research in Motion Ltd, or RIM, unveiled a series of tools and apps for developers, allowing them to create and develop applications in advance of its forth coming BlackBerry 10 platform. To put it bluntly, RIM is way behind iOS and Android when it comes to…

16th Annual Webby Awards – The Winners

Dubbed as the Academy Awards of the internet, the 16th annual Webby Awards were announced recently. The Webby Awards honor online performers in four different categories: Websites, interactive advertising, online film & video and mobile apps. Again, each category is split into two prizes – The Webby Awards themselves (judged by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences) and The…

Footer Design Trends

The humble footer – long ignored by web designers – has become a site of a sudden burst of creative energy in the past few years, as designers realize the flexibility of the footer as more than a mere placeholder for contact and copyright info. Facilitating this change has been a gradual move away from a fold-centric design ethos, which…