Archive for August, 2009

27 Aug 2009

33

Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 5

This tutorial covers the noteboard: the page where the client and admin will be able to post messages back and forth, in an area that is organized for effective communication. Time to throw away those disorganized email messages!

26 Aug 2009

32

5 Habits to Help You Complete Your Project in Record Time

Freelancing Tips

Everybody wants to be more productive. Productivity translates to success, whether you’re a freelancer or an employee. Here are five powerful ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time.

Even if increased productivity didn’t bring extra income, people would still want to be productive because there’s just a confidence-building, make-you-feel-great kind of charm about knowing you can work fast, be efficient and get the job done without rushing.

24 Aug 2009

6

20+ Creative Album Cover Designs for Inspiration

The graphic design industry has flourished before our eyes, and there’s no doubt of how it has changed the perception of our world. However, there is one form of graphic design that is often forgotten: album cover design.

Album covers are of the most inspirational forms of design there is. With the rise of the Internet, we don’t buy CD’s often enough anymore to view their creative covers, and are thus forcing out an entire genre of graphic design. To regain that source of inspiration, here are more than 20 of the best album covers out there.

24 Aug 2009

9

50 Blue Websites: Variety in the Most Common Color

With blue being such a basic color, many designers shy away from it in hopes that an alternative color will make their designs more creative. However, just like all colors, blue can come in a variety of shades, hues, and moods. Applied in the right context, blue can truly be amazing.

21 Aug 2009

18

The Top 10 Typography Rules All in One Place

Typography has gained a lot of attention in the recent years of web design — as it should have. It’s a large part of any website, some saying that it takes up more than 90% of the website itself. With more options for design arising, we as designers must recognize good from bad typography for ultimate legibility.

18 Aug 2009

7

15 Twitter Design Tutorials, Walkthroughs, and Best Practices

Finding Twitter graphics is just another chore, so create them yourself with these 20 resources concerning Twitter. You can follow them directly, or derive design ideas from them for your own design.

17 Aug 2009

3

Conducting Collaborative Design Sessions – Part 4: Maintain

Make sure you never leave your participants hanging after an important meeting. Part 4 of this series will help you maintain a long term relationship with your participants.

13 Aug 2009

15

The Art of User-Centric Web Design

User-centric web design is a method of web design where the content, design, and usability factors are all placed in accordance to the target audience’s needs and goals — a design that is centered around the user. This article will cover the basics of what user-centric web design is, and how to achieve it.

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