Month: May 2011

Photography

40 Beautiful Examples of Black & White Photography

Sometimes a picture can look way better without its vivid colors. Black and White photography brings out a different kind of vibe and mood in a picture. This concept is hard to explain but very easy to see. If you were to compare the original picture to a black & white version, the results would…

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Applications

10 Great Productivity iPad Apps for Web Designers

With thousands of applications and gadgets dedicated to any and every task imaginable, it can be a daunting endeavor to wade through them all and find the ones useful to you and your particular niche. Not surprisingly, there are several web and device applications devoted to the web design niche. Aiming to spur inspiration, up…

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Websites

15 fresh startups with great landing page designs

Welcome to the age of the online startup. Every day, multiple websites are created to announce a new startup and sadly, most of those pages look horrible. In order to attract the users you have to be able to provide a catchy description, features, and of course design. Now keep in mind that there is…

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Illustrations

30 Creative Free Hand-Drawn Icon Sets

Forget about the regular web 2.0 shiny, glossy, and gradients like icons. You gotta stay unique, and these icons will help you achieve that goal! Hand drawn icons are a great way to spice up your website and showcase a playful side. By using these types of icons the visitor/user feels a creative type of approach. Today…

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Tools

Top 5 Web Tools for Social Media Gamification

Trend Introduction What is Gamification, and why should you care? Gamification is the integration of Game Mechanics in non-game environments to increase audience engagement, loyalty and fun. It is said to be one of the largest movements/trends of our time. If we do end up tagging along with gamification, it will fundamentally change the way we live…

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BusinessDesign

Branding for Beginners: Where to Start

Strong brands stick around! According to a 2003 study by Business Week magazine, over 30 percent of the world’s leading brands were developed before 1900! Coca Cola (Founded in 1892) GE (Founded in 1876) Citibank (Founded 1812) HSBC (Founded 1865) Johnson & Johnson (Founded 1880) According to Kristie Rimmele, Internet Marketing and Branding Expert, 75…

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Design

How Web Designers Should Use Twitter (Properly)

As a freelance web designer, a main portion of your business activities must revolve around connecting with those who are most likely to buy your applications or become future clients. The best way to do this in today's interconnected online world is to use social media networks such as Twitter. By connecting with audiences through…

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