30 Beautiful Web Designs Inspired by Nature

May 23 2009 by Jacob Gube | 43 Comments

Incorporating nature-inspired elements in web layouts is a popular design trend. By making use of organic parts of nature such as trees, leaves, the sun, the sky, and fauna, you can give your designs a more realistic and down-to-earth look and feel.

In this collection, you’ll find some of the best web designs that take inspiration from nature.

Yalo.fi

Yalo.fi

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20 Useful Websites for Graphic Design Textures and Patterns

May 22 2009 by Kawsar Ali | 31 Comments

Patterns and textures, when applied correctly, can produce amazing and truly unique designs. Typically, they are used for site backgrounds, but can also be used as repeating patterns on site components such as the header and the footer. If you use right type of patterns it can really improve your site visually for the viewer.

In this article, we share 20 excellent sites where you can find and download seamless textures, patterns, and tiles free of cost.

1. Seamless Textures

Seamless Textures

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How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop

May 20 2009 by Jan Cavan | 188 Comments

How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn, step-by-step, how to create a stunning and clean web layout. You’ll be using some basic to intermediate-level techniques to build your very own sleek "Web 2.0" style web design that uses the 960 Grid System.

This is a two-part series that will teach you how to create the layout in Photoshop, and then how to convert it to a standards-compliant (X)HTML web design.

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Announcement: Billings 3 License Winners

May 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Last week, Marketcircle, developers of award-winning business applications such as Daylite and Billings for Mac OS X and the iPhone, and Six Revisions asked you what you thought the best time-tracking app was.

Announcement: Billings 3 License Winners

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Create a Slick and Accessible Slideshow Using jQuery

May 18 2009 by Jacob Gube | 441 Comments

Accessible Slideshow.

In this in-depth web development tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a usable and web accessible slideshow widget for your site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (jQuery). In the process, you’ll see the concept of Progressive Enhancement in action.

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Getting Started with Ruby on Rails: Installation

May 17 2009 by Phil McClure | 29 Comments

Getting Started with Ruby on Rails: Installation

Introduction

This article will guide you through the process of installing Ruby on Rails, and any other software that is required to begin using it.

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25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Designs

May 16 2009 by Jacob Gube | 47 Comments

Using color gradients, or effects that transition two or more colors with one another, is one of the most popular design techniques in web design. They’re easy to create yet hard to get right. In this showcase, you’ll witness some of the best examples of using color gradients in the hopes of inspiring you in your own designs.

If you’d like to learn more about color gradients, check out the tutorial called "Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop" which covers the use of color gradients, among other techniques.

ECTOMACHINE

ECTOMACHINE

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