Essential iPhone apps for web designers

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Due to advanced mobile technologies web designers get opportunity to do their job everywhere they want. They no longer depend on notebooks or immovable computers that wait for them at home. They can start or continue the work at the most convenient time.

The mobile programs have three basic advantages - mobility, accessibility and independence that, in most cases, allow not only to lose a moment of inspiration that usually comes unexpectedly, but also process and shape it into something recognizable. 

With a great variety of iOS applications you can immediately construct or draw by hand necessary mockups, colorize them and make them almost alive.

Today I have collected 15 essential iPhone applications that will definitely come in handy for any web designer.

15 Awesome Twitter Tools to Boost Productivity

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One of the greatest breakthroughs in communication this millennium has been the advent of social media. This is because these social sites have made communication a breeze, and networking easy.

So, today, I have come up with a list of Twitter tools that you need to boost your productivity, and in the process get the most out of this giant social site

15 Icon Design Tutorials That Rock

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 Making a cool and quality icon takes a lot of skill. It is the reason icon design tutorials rock since they can help you create an icon easily. These tutorials are easy, and can help you create an icon that you can call yours.

Exceptional Typography in Web Design

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Every website represents the set of text and media data that describe owner’s business to the full. For a long time only images are considered to be the main tool that attract user’s attention, but today with modern technologies and advanced techniques, you can use at full length another essential part of website – text, whose appearance in the first place depends on font type.  Now you can make visible hierarchy of the content not only by means of different headings or font sizes but also with unusual  typefaces.

Best Website Designs of the month - August 2012

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As August wore out it's time to take a look at recently appeared website designs. I have collected 15 remarkable examples that comply with modern trends and standards, and, it goes without saying,

bring an aesthetic pleasure.


Time Saving Helping Hand: Popular Grid Systems

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Every professional developer has its own toolkit that can help him to create project quickly and efficiently. It can includes different plugins, templates, sources etc, but if you are website creator you should definitely have in your pockets some useful grid systems that will play role of basis. They are not just simple foundation that provides with initial HTML and CSS files, they are truly time-saving tools that meets modern standards. 

Today I want to refill your collection with popular grid systems that can satisfy any captious and egregious demands.


Wmt Advanced Banner Rotator with Dock Menu Thumbnails

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Wmt Advanced Banner Rotator with Dock Menu Thumbnails for Joomla 1.7+ with Administration Control Panel for multiple Banner Rotators.

This  Wmt Advanced Banner Rotator with Dock Menu Thumbnails has all the possible options you might need, is very versatile, easily resizable and easy to use.
It includes our powerful advanced dock menu for thumbnail along with its 30+ settings. 

Build your own mobile application - 10 Helpful Tools

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With immense integrity of mobile web into our lives, mobile applications have become an integral part of everyday routine. Due to fast-growing technologies developers get a huge field of self realization with an opportunity to create amazing truly valuable mobile applications.

And now, even if you don’t have enough development knowledge or experience you can easily contribute to this sphere with really helpful and hands-down free frameworks that provide you with all necessary tools.Today I want to showcase a collection of useful instruments that can help to build your own mobile application.

Best Website Designs of the July 2012

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August comes into its possession, so it’s time to showcase best of the best website designs of the second summer month - July. I have included website designs that perfectly meet the modern trends such as parallax effect, one page, fully illustrated, interactive websites and other well-made projects that can be inspiring.

Hot Web Design Trend: Huge Sliders

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Initially created for organizing and presenting content in both attractive and compact way, sliders become an integral part of every website design. It’s nearly impossible to run into website that don’t include slider section. Of course, there are exceptions, for example, most blogs don’t have sliders since theirs owners consider this website element more as an optional rather than as a mandatory part.

Moreover, classic blog design is known to represent information blocks in series, so slider with chaotically showcasing data doesn't really fit in. As for rest, slider is the best choice to highlight special messages and show off your recent portfolio items or popular projects.

Generally speaking sliders have more advantages than disadvantages. With advanced jquery technique that allows you to install simple slider in seconds, you will get appealing and multifunctional section of the site that won’t overload server due to fast loading and processing and easily grab users’ attention. Also, being properly made slider won’t let your previous posts sink into oblivion, making your site dynamic and vivid.

Marvelous Examples of 3D Fonts - That will give you an Inspiration Boost

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One way to convey a message precisely to users is to make it stand out. There are different approaches to gain the result, but one of the most effective one is to use an extraordinary typography. Representing the technique of artsy arranging type it can easily transform simple character and word set into real masterpiece.

From minimalist and retro to illustrated and 3-dimensional types, font gives an opportunity to choose any style you like or need most and make the whole composition outstanding and different from things we’re accustomed to.

But creating an impressive type is a challenging task that brings plenty of obstacles making you to put in a lot of efforts. As a designer you should constantly improve your skills, track trends and utilize new techniques. Good typography work made up of several crucial factors such as color, style, placement and font itself. So, combining all your experience and knowledge you should create an advanced project that will cover only a few words.

Timeline Content Banner - So simple yet so powerful

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Content Timeline

When you browse the web today you will come across many variations of banners in a header, some have cool and appealing transitions others have certain functionalities that you may or may not need, but in most cases it all comes down to the design of the image in the banner. If the image or the design inside the banner is good, it can be classified as a good advertising space.

But what if you need more? What if you would like to display 15 or more items in a banner? When you start browsing the web for that kind of a banner you will be amazed with the lack of offer. Even if you are able to find what you need, it will most certainly be stripped of a function that you need or the design will be, let’s say, questionable.


Showcase of Parallax Effect in Website Design

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 Being one of the most demanded and attractive trend for 2 previous years, parallax effect is becoming increasingly popular the present year, winning more and more adherents each day and being far away of overdone.

You can run into it on any kind of website designs: portfolios, e-commerce, corporate website designs, etc. In fairness it should be noted that this effect is mostly used on portfolios or awareness website designs that try to tell the story or convey an important message to the Internet users.

Websites built by using, at first sight, ordinary scrolling effect that is spiced up with  jquery, CSS3 and HTML5 advanced technique looks really vivid and sophisticated. Even simple monochromatic or minimal website design that is devoid of any illustrations or amazing graphics can draw attention by means of this technique.


Brand-new social icon sets - refresh your website look and make it more trendy

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Social interaction is an essential part of the building online presence. Various social profiles give you the credibility to attract people by making yourself available throughout different means.

Connection between you and your visitors should be simple and fast, so creating sophisticated widgets with animations or intricate interfaces can be tricky, another thing simple icons that easily convey information.  

Understanding the value of these tiny pictures is the first step on the road to success. If icons have been designed and placed well they will definitely not only bring users from all over the world, but also communicate the message of the site and perfectly complement the whole design.


Best Website Designs of the Month

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Every day the web becomes more and more crowded not only with people but also with newly created websites. Moreover, a great deal of old website designs are updating accordingly to recent trends.It’s very important to monitor changes that undergo in this field to stay motivated and trendy.

You should explore galleries dedicated to website designs in order to pick up most of the most designs, analyze them, study them and draw conclusions that in the future to make professional projects. That is why I have decided to make a special monthly roundup where I will showcase best of the best website designs of the previous month.

Roundup of business card psd templates

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The never stop working marketing weapon - business card is the most cost effective option available for any business. Brief written introduction of yourself that can be gently placed in the pocket pays many benefits.

First of all, you can give all necessary information, including skills, experience, knowledge level, as well as provide potential customers with various contact details up to your twitter or facebook id.

Secondly, with this small piece of paper (or another printable material) you can express yourself, showing your creative side. Today, business card is more than just simple informative cutaway, it is a real masterpiece that shines with originality and ingenuity. Despite existing limitation of size and use of complex decorations, modern business card templates can fully compete with different designers’ projects. You can easily experiment with shapes, colors, fonts and even textures in order to create something unique and memorable.

And last but not least, they are really affordable. Even if your business has budget constraints, you can always turn to the powerful web that harbors a large number of useful components including exceptional business card templates that are available at no charge. Sometimes being gratis doesn’t mean to have poor quality. Most of these business card templates have an amazing execution with meticulous attention to details. You can build upon it, study it or use it without any changes.

Today I have picked up 20 premium-like but absolutely free business card psd templates. You will find amazing ready-to-print mockups that will help to establish your offline presence in a stylish way.

Black & White: 30 Beautiful Website Designs

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When designing a website most of the designers have hard times choosing a color scheme. There are plenty of tools available to help designers to make the best combination of colors for any kind of project. But I would say that colors are not necessary in order to succeed designing a website. There are a lot of more things to consider like composition, proportions, golden ratio, contrast, typography, images etc.

In this showcase you will find 30 beautiful website designs designed in black and white. If you're looking for some design inspiration you should definitely check some designs below.


25 Incredibly Realistic Icon Designs

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Icons are essential design element in nowadays creative field. This usually small graphical element can have a big impact on overall website or software design. Icon can help to create a certain mood, send a message or support the theme of the product. Icon design became very popular trend among aspiring and current designers.

Demand of iPhone and Android apps highly influenced this new trend of detailed and incredibly realistic icon designs. In this showcase you will find inspiring collection of 25 detailed and stunning icon designs. Hopefully you will find this collection useful source of inspiration for designing your own icons.

20 Must-Have Massive GUI kits

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Being not only time saver, GUI sets provide novice designers with essential tools that help them to understand basics of web design. Sometimes, even seasoned designers can find something special in these sets.

Moreover, creating user interface components is considered to be one of the most frequently performed operation, so it’s really useful to have some good examples on hand.

Made by real professionals, these 20 high-quality massive GUI kits, that you will find in the collection below, are well completion to your web designer tools set.

Attain Success with ... Joomla! E-commerce

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Joomla! has been climbing the ladder of popularity in the past few years, and a natural consequence was the development of specialized extensions that would render the platform functional for all the necessary activities – one of these being e-commerce.

As more and more such extensions have appeared and matured, we present here some of the latest for 2012, and the most capable to spark interest.
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