Archive for February, 2010

25 Feb 2010

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6 Smashingly Practical CSS3 Effects You Can Use Right Now

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CSS3 is developing fast, and the most exciting part is seeing all of the intriguing and attractive effects that are being invented to solve real design problems. With the combined creativity of the design community, CSS3 has quickly traveled through the zone of interesting speculation and into the territory of time/resource saving practical everyday use.

Today, we’re going to look at 7 impressive, concrete, real-life effects and techniques that you can implement in your next design. This isn’t going to be the usual overview of features – these are all specific techniques that will help your design work to be more advanced and effective. Let’s dig in!

22 Feb 2010

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40 Magnificent Vector Portrait Examples

Vector artwork is becoming more and more popular nowadays. It requires a great amount of time and patience to make such mind-blowing examples. In this post, you’ll find 40 of the best vector portrait examples for your inspiration and entertainment!

18 Feb 2010

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Portfolios

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An impressive portfolio is something that every designer aims for, and for good reason – the quality of a designer’s portfolio is often the determining factor in the success or failure of their career.

In this special 3-in-1 post, we’re going to sift through it all, look at the very best resources, and give you a definitive collection of everything you will ever need to know about portfolios.

15 Feb 2010

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5 Steps to an Effective Freelancing Schedule

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Did you know that our success as freelancers depends on our ability to effectively create an efficient schedule and workflow? A well thought out schedule can be your doorway to success, allowing you work more professionally and accomplish more than you could have otherwise.

That’s why it’s important to really examine your schedule and make sure it’s optimized for accomplishing your goals. Let’s look at how you can do that and make sure your schedule is right for you.

10 Feb 2010

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350+ Amazing CSS3 Resources – All You’ll Ever Need to Become a CSS3 Master!

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Knowledge of CSS3 is fast becoming a crucial element of any web designer/developer’s skillset, which means that it’s an excellent time to start learning, if you haven’t already! A solid knowledge of CSS3 has a large market value and will take you a long way towards success, giving you an image of competence and authority.

Thankfully, there’s a huge amount of terrific tutorials and resources available – if you can find them. Here you’ll find an amazing ‘ultimate’ toolbox of over 350 of the best tuts and tips out there. Get ready to be amazed!

08 Feb 2010

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30+ Tips, Tools and Resources for Taking the Pain out of Cross-Browser CSS

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We’re all familiar with the often long, headache-inducing process of testing and correcting our code to get it working cross-browser.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to go through so much pain to achieve a good-looking result?

Actually, you don’t! With the right knowledge, tools, and smarts, you can tackle a CSS design and get it working quickly and painlessly. With this in mind, we’re going to look at some of the excellent tools, articles and resources that will help you work smarter and cut the pain out of writing cross-browser CSS.

04 Feb 2010

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15 Secrets That Can Make Your Next Blog Design More Effective

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Have you ever thought about what a huge impact a blog’s design has on its perception by readers? If you’re going to run a blog as a business (or part of your business), branding should be one of your biggest considerations.

 And if you’re going to pull off a successful branding job, design is essential. Having a clean, reader-friendly design that is structured to accomplish your goals is, next to having excellent content, one of the best things you can do to help your blog succeed. Let’s look at 15 secrets that will help your next blog design stand out and be successful.

01 Feb 2010

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20 Inspiring Rainbow Colored Websites

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Multicolor websites can be tricky to pull off, but when done right the results can be absolutely stunning! Using every hue in the rainbow enable designers to achieve an unrivaled vibrancy, buoyancy and energy.

That said, it always helps to see how other designers have done it and incorporated that wide range of spectrum into their designs. Enjoy this collection of 20 vibrant spectrum-spanning websites,  and be inspired!