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How to Create a Sleek and Textured Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a full web page layout that combines the sleek and textured look-and-feel using a combination of beginning to intermediate Adobe Photoshop techniques.

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Web design galleries offer designers and developers creative inspiration on their own designs. By aggregating the top web designs on the web, a gallery serves as a prime spot for getting those creative juices flowing.

In this article you’ll find 16 of the best and most popular web design galleries ranked in order by the number of votes they garnered on a poll that was published earlier this month. On instances where there was a tie, the site with the higher Alexa rank received a higher ranking.

16. Web Creme

Web Creme

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Flash portfolio sites can give visitors an unrivaled and memorable experience, as well as show off the designer’s capabilities in creating Flash-based sites.¬†Warm Forest, a provider of Flash templates made specifically for designers, and Six Revisions have teamed up to give a couple of winners a chance to win an Aspen Flash template.

To cast your vote, simply leave a comment below with the URL of the best Flash portfolio site in the following format:

vote: http://websiteurl.com

Contest ends on April 27, 2009¬†after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

When you want to customize your desktop, one of the first things that’s got to go are your operating system’s default icons. There are quite a lot of free and very impressive icon sets out there for you to use, licensed for personal and/or commercial use.

This collection presents to you more than 40 unique, beautiful and free icon sets that you can download and install on your computer to liven up your computer desktop.

Exempli Gratia

Exempli Gratia

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Using illustration in a web design can give it a captivating and impressive look. When used in a manner that compliments the theme, topic, and message of the site – it can be an effective way of creating a memorable impression upon users. When used in a prominent location – such as the website’s header – the designer ensures that his or her visitors will see the work of art right away.

In this showcase, you’ll see 30 beautiful website headers that use illustration for your design inspiration.

CARTONBLANC

CARTONBLANC

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SR Grunge: Free High Resolution Grunge Brushes

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We’ve seen innovative ways in which designers and developers have used CSS to innovate upon its shortcomings. Here, you’ll find some of the best ways to use CSS for your website navigation. You’ll find a variety of techniques that truly showcase the capabilities of CSS.

In this article, you will find a collection of excellent navigation techniques that use the CSS to provide users with an impressive interface.

1. The Menu menu

The Menu menu

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