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Weekly Web Design News Roundup – January 16

January 16, 2015 • By

The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at free pattern generators, how you can easily mess up your website as well as the best Photoshop tutorials from January. 

Top 10 Tips To Kick Start Your Graphic Designer Career

You have acquired all the graphic design skills after years of experience. Now is the time that you shed dependency on your company or agency for work. With your skills and experience in place, you can easily get work from home, saving your travel time and money. Surely, you will be your own boss and will have the freedom to do some really creative work from your studio at home.


Free Pattern Generator for Designers

Background patterns play an important role in the design process. The main pattern used in nearly every site (grid and non grid) was the “title, thumbnail, short summary, more link” pattern. This pattern is generally used for indexing blog post summaries in sidebars, listing services, or creating small calls-to-action.


9 Ways You’re Messing Up Your Website

There’s nothing like messing up your website for the New Year, isn’t there? Well okay, forgive me. This is just my approach to humor (and not a very good effort). Anyway though, the problem still stands. There’s just no other way to say it. Some site owners will completely, and inevitably, mess up their sites in 2015. And there’s plenty of ways in which this could happen. So just to keep you safe, let’s list nine most common website mistakes that businesses make, along with direct tips on how to prevent them from happening.

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16 Places to get your photo book this holiday season

Perusing your digital photos are great, but sometimes you just want something a little more tangible, something you can hold in your hands. Of course you can turn to getting a bunch of prints at your local superstore or pharmacy, but then what do you do with all the prints? If you’re anything like me, you look through them twice and then shove them into a drawer to be forgotten.

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Balancing design: emotion vs structure

Though visual design is often seen as an aesthetic add-on, I assure you that there’s more to it than making it look good. Visual design is often a fine balance between design and interaction constraints. The hand-off between interaction designer and visual designer is an important part of the design process that places final design impact squarely with the visual designer. However, it’s the balance between making it look good while retaining the usability that makes a product successful. After all, aesthetics without function is just art.


Top 10 Best Photoshop Tutorials For January 2015

There are some essential Photoshop courses available in the Internet, which train you on all thing you desire to learn if you want to get started out with Photoshop. Most of such tutorials available with every video clips and text transcripts, so that you never make mistakes. Photoshop is one of the most well-liked software program which is available free in the present times. Additionally, the Photoshop from Adobe is getting huge popularity with every passing day. Do you want to get any graphic program? Or do you desire to modify the photos that you have captured? No issue whatsoever! With the assistance of these most recent Photoshop tutorials for January 2015, you can do all these things alongside numerous other select things.