When used correctly, bold type can help you grab lots of attention from a wide range of users. It is also one of the most overlooked web trends where the “less is more” train of thought can be put to use. When you have a large number of texts being displayed on your website, how do you plan on making important phrases, words, and headlines stand out? Six times out of ten the answer would be bold type. Continue Reading →

Regardless of the size of your design company, you will from time to time need a good project management application. The problem that you will have is not finding a good and reliable app (for the most part they all are in there own way), the problem will be finding one that meets the needs of the project you are working on and the client you are working with.

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Vector art doesn't have to be difficult or even time consuming, quite often you will find that the simplest of designs and ideas will make the biggest impression.
The tutorials below show that with a little learning and a smidge of creativity you can create simple yet impressive vector art in a no time at all.

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A large portion of designers ask “what should I charge for my services?” This is something no one else can truthfully answer, you’ll have to find out how versatile you need your pricing to be. Before you can set prices that not only benefit you, you must also consider your clients as well. When it comes to pricing, perception plays a large role, and if the services you offer don’t align with your level of skill and asking pay, then clients will move on to another designer who’s pricing structure makes sense. Continue Reading →

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a dramatic deep ocean scene with two dolphins in the mix. The outcome of the Gaussian Blur effect and
varying the opacities of light employed, would eventually set the tone for an atmospheric scene for the dolphins deep at sea.There’s also the importance of adjusting color balance when dealing with the shades of blue; this would eventually make or break the end result.

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Choosing the perfect CMS for any project is one of the most important aspects of web design – and the hardest. There are so many CMSes available and each offers so many different features and options, how can you possibly pick the best? For the most part it comes down to opinion, reputation and whatever you feel most comfortable with. Just like every project, everyone has there own thoughts and opinions on there favorite CMS.

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Designing a web site layout with Photoshop has been a very popular trend that has emerged into the main stream over the last couple of years. Whereas in the past Fireworks was the tool of choice, with Photoshops wide array of tools and options you can deliver high end designs with relative ease, as these tutorials demonstrate. Continue Reading →

JavaScript frameworks allow you to develop and code with JS rapidly. Frameworks speed up your development process and reduce the amount of code needed to produce certain functions. Below we’re going to dive into JavaScript frameworks and analyze the most widely used of all. We are mostly going to elaborate on how to choose a framework and the questions you need to ask before you make a final choice. Continue Reading →

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