Announcement: Warm Forest Aspen Flash Template Winners

Apr 29 2009 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Last week, Warm Forest and Six Revisions asked you what you thought the best Flash portfolio website was. To make things fun, Warm Forest kindly donated two Aspen Flash templates (worth $89.00 dollars each) to give away to a couple of randomly selected commenters.

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How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

Apr 28 2009 by Tyler Denis | 43 Comments

How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop graphic design tutorial, we are going to create a magical glow effect coming from a box in Photoshop. This is a pretty simple effect that looks great and can easily be adapted for use in other ways.

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Six Questions: Tony Chester on Running a Design Firm

Apr 27 2009 by Jacob Gube | 20 Comments

Tony Chester on Running a Design Firm

Tony Chester is the man behind OnWired – a successful, progressive, award-winning web design and web development firm responsible for making stunning and captivating web solutions for clients in various industries.

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Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development

Apr 26 2009 by Jacob Gube | 464 Comments

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and configure XAMPP for the desktop. Once that’s out of the way, we’ll install WordPress so that you can have your very own professional, light-weight PHP and WordPress development environment.

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30 Examples of Watercolor Effects and Brush Strokes in Web Design

Apr 25 2009 by Angela Rohner | 27 Comments

There are many creative ways to use watercolor effects and brush strokes in a web design to make it really stand out. Some of the examples below use the painted effect all over their websites, and some use subtle instances that add the perfect amount of artistic flair.

In this showcase, you’ll see 30 examples of watercolor effects and brush strokes in web design.

agamicreative.com

agamicreative.com

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Fauna: Free High-Res Photoshop Floral Brushes

Apr 24 2009 by Jacob Gube | 12 Comments

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Five Types of Effective Headers in Web Design

Apr 23 2009 by Lee Munroe | 92 Comments

Your website’s header makes an immediate impact on your user so it’s important to get it right. Think about what you’re trying to achieve, what’s the first thing you want to tell your users when they visit your site, what will intrigue them and get them to read further?

A header gives you room to play and be creative, especially on the homepage, and there are a number of techniques you can use to connect with your user.

Take a look at these 5 different types of header design and see how the examples have used them creatively to make an impact.

The Huge Header

Takes up a lot of room and can be risky as you’re taking up valuable space, but done right it looks great and makes an impact.

Lewro’s Blog

Lewro's Blog

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