Pencil and paper… Every designer loves the idea of creating something by hand. And in recent years, it seems, the process of hand drawn design has seen a resurge in popularity and appreciation. This might leave some designers, who developed their digital skills over the past decade, in the dark. For example, you may be able to create a beautiful design in Photoshop or Illustrator, but given a pen and paper, you are completely lost. This doesn't have to be the case when you are comfortabl
Welcome to THE ultimate resource for creatives. Up-to-the-minute updates from over 180 of your favorite design/dev/photo blogs around the web, all in one place... Stay a while!
We also contribute our own content to the design community. View our Original Posts.
The idea of parallax design is simply an awareness of movement. More specifically, the word 'parallax' is used to describe the perception of distance between objects while moving along a line of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
The Internet is collectively performing a study on cat behavioral psychology, and all of us (and our cats) can participate! After a few users on Reddit and Imgur noticed that their cats are attracted to circles, submissions poured in of other cat owners trying these low-tech traps on their feline friends.
With all the new features in CSS3, we are now able to build image-less websites. In the past, the use of image was inevitable when it comes to showing gradient colors. Today, it becomes much leaner with the use of CSS3 Gradient Background. In previous posts, we have shown you ... Continue reading »
One of the biggest issues with Adobe Lightroom (maybe the only issue that is worth worrying about) is that Lightroom was built to be used on one computer by a single user. However, if you use Dropbox (or similar) there is a relatively simple work around that will allow you to keep your Lightroom catalog [...]
Seamlessly stitching photos together used to be a huge hassle. By using PhotoMerge within Photoshop's Automation menu, it's now easier than ever.
We all lead hectic lives. It’s no surprise that after working all day and schlepping the kids to activities, we want come home to something a little calmer. The easiest way to do that is by simplifying our interiors. Folks looking to bring more simplicity into their homes should look toward Japanese interior design for […]
Design patterns are optimal solutions to common design problems. As common problems are tossed around a community and are resolved, common solutions often emerge. Eventually, the best of these rise above the din, self-identify, and become refined until they reach the status of a design pattern. I wouldn’t call a design patern a trend in […]
As Joe McNally explains in the video tutorial below, it can be really hard to get an original shot when shooting sporting events. Most of the photographers are shooting with the same size lenses and are generally limited to the same confined areas to shoot from. One way to make a photograph stick out from [...]
Getting a good corporate photos has a lot to do with lighting. What should not come as a surprise if the fact that it also has a lot to with human interaction. J.P. Morgan and the slanted lens crew walk through the ropes of a recent corporate shoot they did, and while they do talk [...]
Whenever you're forced to use a sub par photo, or just want to take your image one step further, there are a lot of options to choose from.
There is a plethora of tools and techniques out there, so you’ll want to pick the right tool for the job. The good news is that there’s probably more than one capable tool for any one job. The bad news is that if you use that tool poorly, you’ll get low-quality information – and possibly even be completely mislead by it.
Here's an answer to how to get started building websites that I fully endorse and isn't vague. This is going to cost a little money, just like learning to play the guitar requires buying a guitar and some accessories. This is also going to require a little time and mostly isn't directly about the coding itself. It's about getting you to a place where you're doing web design for real and you can't help but learn!
Every WordPress user should be familiar with the “Howdy” message that appears in the Admin Bar when they are logged in. The problem with “Howdy” is that it’s an informal word and sounds very unprofessional. Perhaps for some reason your client is given access to your WordPress Dashboard. If that’s ... Continue reading »
50+ Truly Useful Photoshop Tutorials For Amazing Photo Effects 50+ Promising Collection Of Resources And Inspirations For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In April 75+ Excellent Collection of Tutorials, Inspirations And Resources For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In July