10 Awesome Websites With Full-Screen Background Images

When it comes to web design, simplicity and visual stimulation is what we like, and even though it is a very difficult to balance these two, there are some website designs that pull it off. One of the easiest ways to do so is by featuring a full-screen background image on your site. Accomplishing this is easy, with slider plugins or a little bit of HTML and CSS, plus some jQuery for the effects, but you must also take into…...

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12 Awesome Websites With Earthy Tones

I recently met with two new clients to discuss the development of their websites.  I typically like to see if there are any specific colors they’d like to use, along with any preferences they may have towards layout and content.  I was quite surprised to hear both of them tell me they liked, “earthy tones”.  I couldn’t say I’d ever heard an earthy tone color combination, but it wasn’t too difficult to get an idea of what they were thinking. …...

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20+ Creative Vectors For Design Inspiration

Vector inspiration really gives designers ideas on what to include in their designs. Whether it’s for a website template, illustration or logo, inspiration is always good. We have spent a bit of time collecting up 20+ creative vectors to share with you. They are truly amazing! If you click each image, it goes to the website/design portfolio they were found on. Some of the designs here are just outstanding and must have taken a very long time to design. If you have…...

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Top 20 Color Application Photoshop Tutorials

Picking the right colors for your design is crucial. Some colors work really well together, whilst others don't. Using the right colors to apply to your designs can go a long way. Here is my compilation of 20 top color application Photoshop tutorials. These Photoshop tutorials are very well structured and informative and will guide you through an easy to follow step by step process. They're perfect for beginner designers, so check them out!  Want more? Check out these Instagram-like filter…...

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10 Useful Small Business and Startup WordPress Themes

Most web designer’s clients work in a highly competitive world. This is especially true for small businesses and startups. On a daily basis, they are trying to solidify their presence in their given niches. As an ultimate goal, they strive to stand out from the competition. For this, they need to have award-winning websites. Only like this, they will be able to advertise and promote their goods or services in a proper way. Determining the content for a website is…...

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10 Forums Web Designers Must Know About

There are loads of forums on the internet today, ranging from about every kind of niche you can think of, many forums of which are to do with web design / graphic design. Some stand out, and others don't. We decided to make things easier for you and search for the best forums for web designers. What makes a forum great in our opinion is: Having a great, friendly and knowledgeable community. The users need to be active (sign on…...

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20 Inspiring Grid-Based Website Designs

Grid-based websites are getting more and more popular these days and personally, it's a web design trend that we love! The grid-based website design trend has gained serious popularity and works well especially for responsive layouts. This type of website design is also popular among portfolios. We've selected 20 creative grid-based website designs to inspire you in creating awesome designs. What do you think about the grid websites design trend? Do you like it? Let us know in the comment…...

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24 Creative And Effective Book Cover Designs

"Never judge a book by its cover" is the way the saying goes. But the cover is the image in front of the content that attracts readers in the first place. We have compiled a list of 24 book cover designs that will grab your attention instantly. Some of them are extremely simple, and some are a little more complex. But it just goes to show, it doesn't take a heavy design to attract a reader, it just takes a good…...

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22 Free Fonts To Achieve That Hand Drawn Effect

Did you like our previous post with 17 Dazzling Hand-Drawn Website Designs? That particular post had thousands of views and created a lot of buzz. So we have decided to take it one step further and give you a nice large compilation of free downloadable hand drawn fonts to achieve that beautiful hand drawn effect. These fonts will work on both Windows and Mac, and if used correctly will just put the cherry on top of your hand drawn design. If you…...

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20 Beautiful Portfolio Website Templates for Artists

As an artist, portfolios are a must, and because we live in the era of technology, an online portfolio is a great way to attract more clients. We've done the hard part for you and looked around the web for the best portfolio website templates for artists, painters, illustrators, designers, and pretty much any other type of creative. We narrowed our choices down to these 20 beautiful portfolio website templates. If you want to add even more functionalities to these…...

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