30 Fresh and Promising Design Blogs to Follow

Mar 31 2009 by Jacob Gube | 70 Comments

There’s a plethora of weblogs that cover the topic of design. We all know of the big names out there (such as the amazing people over at Smashing Magazine), but there are tons more in the vast realm of the web that you may not have heard of yet, and it’s high time that they’re given some love.

This article presents 30 new and fresh design blogs that are worth checking out. Weblogs featured here discuss web, graphic, and print design. Hopefully you’ll find a link or two (or more) that piques your interests enough to prompt you to subscribe to them.

1. Line25 Web Design Blog

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21 Advanced Photoshop Tips, Tricks and Tutorials Roundup

Mar 30 2009 by Dainis Graveris | 39 Comments

Even if you are really familiar with Photoshop, you’ll always find ways to master and evolve your skills further. I’ve compiled a ton of Photoshop articles which will give you different tips on how to use and improve your Photoshop skills, as well as teach you some new techniques that you may not know.

In this article, you’ll find several simple but effective photo enchancing techniques on topics such as how to choose the best image format for web or how to create croplet for repeatedly image editing process.

You can never stop improving your web and graphic design skills, you can always find something new and handy as you’ll see in the following collection.

1. 10 Steps to Improving Your Photoshop Skills

Ten useful tips that will improve your Photoshop skills such as subscribing to galleries and forums and reading magazines.

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30 Creative Examples of the Hand Drawn Style in Web Designs

Mar 28 2009 by Jacob Gube | 54 Comments

Lately, there has been a trend towards incorporating hand drawn elements into web designs, bringing sketches and drawings that we typically see in the paper medium onto the web. Hand drawn elements can be seen in navigation bars, as backgrounds, as accenting elements, or as an entire site theme. They give a design a very unique, out-of-the-box, and organic/realistic look.

In this collection, you will be able to find some of the best designs that have hand drawn, "sketched" elements infused into them for your inspiration.

Bearskinrug

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The 15 Most Popular Text Editors for Developers

Mar 27 2009 by Jacob Gube | 101 Comments

For many developers, a trusty text editor is all you need for even the most complex web applications. Whether you’re creating a site from scratch, editing a CSS file, or messing around with configuration files on the server – a good, solid text editor will do the trick just fine. Last week, over 600 people voted for the text editor that they felt was the best from the large set of options out in the market.

In this article, you’ll find fifteen of the most ubiquitous text editors for development as voted by you.

15. SciTE

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70 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials and Resources

Mar 25 2009 by Jacob Gube | 81 Comments

An effective logo sets the tone and public perception of your brand, and therefore careful thought and creativity must be put into constructing it.

In this article, you’ll find a large collection of tutorials and resources on the topic of designing logos by some of the most well-respected logo designers in the industry.

Logo Design Tutorials

Step-by-step logo

Designer/Author Chuck Green shows us the general process he takes when designing a logo.

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Spring Awakening: A Free Stock Photo Set

Mar 24 2009 by JC Parmley | 14 Comments

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Announcement: SSLmatic Contest Winners

Mar 23 2009 by Jacob Gube | 1 Comment

Last week, SSLmatic and Six Revisions asked you what you thought the best text editor was. Over 600 comments were received. Today, we’re happy to announce the winners of RapidSSL certificates from SSLmatic.

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