A Designer’s Advice to Internet Entrepreneurs

A Designer’s Advice to Internet Entrepreneurs

Having been a designer in more than a few web startups, I have a thing or two to say to potential online entrepreneurs. If you think you’ve heard it before, well, hold that thought until you hear it from a designer’s perspective.

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5 Typical Mistakes All Freelancers Should Avoid

5 Typical Mistakes All Freelancers Should Avoid

Something every freelancer learns quickly is that designing is just a small part of the job description.

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30 Great Examples of Minimalism in Web Designs

30 Great Examples of Minimalism in Web Designs

There’s a certain sophistication to designs that only use the bare minimum elements — nothing less, nothing more. In this showcase, you’ll get to see some great website designs that beautifully demonstrate the concept of minimalism.

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Incredible Illustrations Done on Scratchboard

Incredible Illustrations Done on Scratchboard

Scratchboard illustrations have been around for quite a while. They have been used since the early 1800′s in newspapers and posters for their ability to retain fine lines and detail. Today, artists are still using scratchboard illustrations for these same qualities while also combining them newer techniques and ideas. Check out some of these scratchboard illustrations we found that are sure to inspire you.

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Free Faded Vintage Effects Lightroom Presets

Free Faded Vintage Effects Lightroom Presets

These Lightroom presets will give your photos a faded and vintage look. They have just the right amount of contrast and color saturation that brings us back to those good old film days.

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Giveaway: Subscriptions to Oogwave Collaboration Web App

Giveaway: Subscriptions to Oogwave Collaboration Web App

Design Instruct has partnered up with Oogwave – a cloud-based collaboration software company – to give our readers a chance to win one of two lifetime subscriptions to Oogwave.

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Adobe’s Bold New Move

Adobe’s Bold New Move

Adobe is not often known as a controversial company. In fact, other than the Flash vs. Apple conflict in 2010, there really isn’t much that pops into my mind that causes a lot of uproar with Adobe. This is important to take into consideration, considering they control some of the most important applications in web development, design, and video.

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A Look at Beautiful Typography in Print Designs

A Look at Beautiful Typography in Print Designs

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when you have to be economical with your design space, you may not have room for either. In some cases (such as when you’re designing for print media), you only have the opportunity to use a few words to make an impact on your audience.

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17 Experimental Examples of Using HTML5 Canvas

17 Experimental Examples of Using HTML5 Canvas

The HTML5 canvas element is a very powerful addition to the Web’s favorite markup language. With the canvas element, along with other new HTML5 APIs and with JavaScript, you can create mind-blowing dynamic graphics and animations that can be rendered in an ordinary web page. The possibilities are endless. Below, you will witness some interesting examples of HTML5′s canvas element in action.

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Win a Lifetime Membership to Webydo Online Web Design Software

Win a Lifetime Membership to Webydo Online Web Design Software

Design Instruct has partnered with Webydo, an online WYSIWYG design software for creating cross-platform websites, to provide one lifetime membership to one lucky Design Instruct reader. Read on to see how you can win.

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30 Beautiful Minimalist Web Designs

30 Beautiful Minimalist Web Designs

Less is more. To see this statement in action, check out these beautiful examples of minimalist web designs.

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Artists Meticulously Create Posters One at a Time with Handmade Silkscreens

Artists Meticulously Create Posters One at a Time with Handmade Silkscreens

Upon looking at these posters created by Malleus – a trio of Italian artists devoted to rock music – one will no doubt be impressed by their amazing artwork but also by the fact that each every poster they produce are all handprinted, unique masterpieces.

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