Brand Logos Showcase: Inspirational Gallery

Branding a business can be quite the difficult task, regardless of if it’s your own or a client's.  One of the most difficult things to do in this process is come up with a logo.  A sole image, or tag of some sort, that will effectively portray what that business that it’s representing is about and even incorporate their attitude and philosophies all at the same time.  It has to be simple, yet clear.  Attractive, but not overwhelming.  And as…...

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Incredible Corporate Websites with Striking Designs

If someone asked me to explain what a corporate website looked to them the odds are I wouldn’t use words like “attractive”, “visually pleasing”, or “creative.” Unfortunately when I think of a corporate website the immediate stereotypes that come to mind are minimal design elements, lots of text, black and white. The site serves its purpose of conveying the message of the company that it’s representing, and that’s about it.  However, that doesn’t have to be the case.  Let’s take…...

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10 Jaw-Dropping Websites with Background Videos

Websites with full page backgrounds are pretty cool, there’s no doubt about that. Whether you’re using Flash to achieve your full page background, media queries in CSS, or simply setting your height and width to 100% and not particularly caring about the quality of the image, the outcome is usually one that will catch the eye of a viewer. But seeing as we live in the broadband era, why not take things up a notch and have a fullscreen background…...

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10 World Class Athlete Websites

I have always appreciated an athlete who has their own website. Especially nowadays when they could call it good with a Facebook fan page, or really go above and beyond with a Twitter account. There are some certain trends that you can see present throughout the majority of these world class athlete sites, lots of color, emphasis on images, and basic content elements like bio, contact info, and links to social media platforms. These concepts can be applied to many…...

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10+ Incredible Examples of Responsive Web Design

With more people surfing the web from their mobile devices, designers and developers have been trying to figure out the best way to cater to visitors on both mobile devices and computers. When internet capable phones first began gaining popularity the method was to have two separate sites, a mobile site and a “full” site. But that would limit the mobile viewers' experience because the site would be so basic it would cause you to wonder if it was coded…...

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10 Awesome Websites With Wood Texture

Every now and again I’ll get a client who already knows exactly how they want their website to look.  Now, some times this can be quite nice as it makes the design process quite a bit easier on my end, other times it can be a bit frustrating as their idea is either something that doesn’t quite translate well to the web or was a trend circa a decade ago. I recently found myself in a meeting with a client…...

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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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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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50 Awesome And Creative Web Designer Workspace Setups

Anyone who works on a computer has a workspace. Some people's work spaces are clean and look nice, whereas some people just go way over the top. Designers spend a lot of time in front of computers, that's pretty obvious. So why not make the most of it? With the right setup, your workstation can make you design better, feel more productive and enjoy the time spent working. While it is extremely important to choose the best laptop or desktop computer for…...

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