Limiting your design range to reusing the same font on project after project doesn't go for making a decent body of work. It is essential that all designers have a good library of fonts that they can rely upon. Unfortunately, a lot of the best fonts are pretty expensive for freelance designers, and as such we have listed below the best and freshest font collections that we could find to help you out.
In this tutorial, we’ll attempt to create a realistic computer mouse. The use of Layer styles would be key here, especially in the areas of gradients, shadows and glows. This post took a little longer to complete than I anticipated.
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Full web page design inspiration is sometimes far too much, especially when your UI design issues only need the focus one particular element. As such, we have collected five showcase that focus on various web design elements: Footers, Navigation, Slideshows, Pricing Tables and Twitter Status Designs. Hope they help.
Mind Maps allow you to creatively organize ideas, words, and tasks in such a way that they’re all interconnected producing a useful structure that visually helps decipher problems, with decision making, designing, and writing.
For designers mind-mapping may not seem like a feasible tool to have in their arsenal, however, if you take into consideration the amount of inspiration, ideas, and creative thoughts we take in, mind-mapping could be a very useful way to channel all of the creativity and solve design problems, figure out development issues and much more. Continue Reading →
Not exactly an the age old question, but as we do every week, we like to offer a question, to the readers of Design reviver, that has been previously asked on Answers. This weeks question is: Are You a Heavy Gradient User or Against It?.
You can leave a comment below or you can leave an answer on the original posted question on Answers.
A couple of days Google introduced the Google Font API and Google Font Directory to everybody.
The Google Font API provides a simple, cross-browser method for using any font in the Google Font Directory on your web page.
The fonts have all the advantages of normal text: in addition to being richer visually, text styled in web fonts is still searchable, scales crisply when zoomed, and is accessible to users using screen readers. Continue Reading →
WordPress 3.0 should have been with us by now, but due to a few bugs and glitches it is now going to be released at some point in the next few weeks.
There are big changes in this new WP version, with a lot of exciting features like multi-site and custom post types. Brace yourselves, its coming!
In today’s news we have collected the best resources to give you the low-down on WordPress 3.0.
Effective web forms are a crucial part of any Web site or landing page. They are the window through which site visitors interact with the site. Unfortunately, they can be a pain to create.
The good news is there exists several resources that make developer’s lives simpler by offering complete, on-demand forms and surveys tailored to pretty much any need. In many cases, including a top-notch professional looking form or survey is as easy as embedding a line of HTML. Continue Reading →
Bugs within your CSS can at times be as difficult to locate and fix, as finding a needle in a hay-stack, especially when they are located within a very large and complex page. There are various tools and techniques for debugging your CSS, what do you use? Whats your favorite debugging tool? Continue Reading →