The Advice of 50 Successful Designers

The Advice of 50 Successful Designers

For designers just beginning their careers, one of the best ways to help deal with the steep learning curve is to seek advice from experienced professionals. What challenges did they face when they were just getting started? What were the things they wish they knew?

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Freebie: Grungy Wood Plank Textures

Freebie: Grungy Wood Plank Textures

This is a set of five free wooden floor plank textures. They’re deeply weather-beaten due to being exposed in an outdoor environment. These textures are great for use as backgrounds.

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22 Beautifully Black Web Designs for Inspiration

22 Beautifully Black Web Designs for Inspiration

Black is a timeless and elegant color. It’s never out of style. And you can get a variety of wildly different results depending on how you employ the color in your design work.

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Some Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Designers

Some Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Designers

Having cheat sheets readily at hand can make you a more productive designer because they can show you shortcuts that can make things easier to accomplish.

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Freebie: White Brick Wall Textures

Freebie: White Brick Wall Textures

These brick wall texture photos are worn, cracked and painted white. The textures are large (approximately 5300x3300px) and have high pixel-resolutions so that they may be used flexibly in many situations.

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How to Quickly Preview All Your Installed Fonts

How to Quickly Preview All Your Installed Fonts

Do you have a large font collection that’s difficult to work with? This free online tool will make your life a whole lot easier.

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Freebie: Woven Bamboo Textures

Freebie: Woven Bamboo Textures

This is a set of four free hand-woven bamboo photos that you can use as backgrounds or to add interesting textures to your design elements.

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Inspiration for Making Company Logos Responsive

Inspiration for Making Company Logos Responsive

Major companies today realize the importance of responsive web design. One of the biggest challenges businesses face with regards to the technique is this: How can their designs be responsive without affecting the brand’s visual identity?

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The Flexible Grid System for Responsive Web Layouts

The Flexible Grid System for Responsive Web Layouts

If you’re a web designer who loves designing on a grid, then you’re going to love this new open source project by dnomak.

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This Site Will Show You How to Use Photoshop as an Animation Tool

This Site Will Show You How to Use Photoshop as an Animation Tool

Photoshop is most known for its power as a photo-editing tool and graphic design editor. But did you know you can also use it as an animation tool?

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Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds

Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds

There are a few key principles that are universally recognized as being vital components of good designs. Some of these principles are balance, negative space, scale and hierarchy. These elements all play a part in the creation of an effective design.

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This Ebook Will Teach You All About CSS Animations

This Ebook Will Teach You All About CSS Animations

One of the most game-changing aspects of CSS3 is the ability to animate HTML elements. And, with the way things are looking right now, motion design is something all designers will need to learn.

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