Popular Logos with Hidden Symbolisms

Sep 25 2009 by Thomas Hardy | 112 Comments

Some logos are very creative and have subtle symbols and messages that represents something about the company it stands for. We explore a handful of such logos in this collection.

Big 10

Big 10

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50 Beautiful & Unique Twitter Profile Designs

Sep 24 2009 by John Urban | 83 Comments

As Twitter becomes the latest online craze, we look at some impressive Twitter profile designs that stand out from the micro-blogging site’s millions of users.

1. @pairadocsdesign

@pairadocsdesign

A variety of styles including the Polaroid and the name badge means that there is a design style you are inevitably going to like on this page.

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Create a Realistic Space Scene from Scratch with Photoshop

Sep 23 2009 by Tyler Denis | 66 Comments

Create a Realistic Space Scene from Scratch with Photoshop

In this intermediate-to-advanced-level design tutorial, we are going to create a stunning space scene that has realistic-looking planets, stars, and lighting effects using a few innovative Photoshop techniques and some textures.

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Website Features That You Can Easily Offload

Sep 22 2009 by Jacob Gube | 27 Comments

The amount of site features that you have can take a dire toll on your web server, making your site sluggish and more vulnerable to becoming offline because system resources have been expended.

To alleviate the work that your web server is doing, it’s a good idea to offload certain site features to share the burden. In this article, you’ll read about six site features you can easily offload, and the web services that you can use for them.

1. RSS feeds

Serving and managing your RSS feeds yourself can be a big burden on your server especially when you have many subscribers requesting your feed. What’s more is that there are aggregators such as AllTop and Technorati that automatically request your feeds at regular intervals for their own use, further adding to the strain on your server. You can easily offload your feeds using one of the following services.

FeedBurner is a feature-packed RSS feed manager. It has various options that will enable you to monitor, manage, analyze, and monetize your RSS feed. Recently bought by Google, it experienced a few issues during the transition but it’s now back to its full capacity, and then some.

Website Features That You Can Easily Offload

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18 Impressive Tutorials on Creating Vector Illustrations

Sep 21 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 15 Comments

The step-by-step tutorials featured in this article shares techniques that will help you expand your range of knowledge in making vector illustrations for your graphic design and illustration projects. If you would like to learn about the differences between vector and raster graphics, please see the article called Design Battle: Vector vs. Raster on Design was here.

In this article, you can find the good number of high quality lessons by the best and most talented graphic design artists on ways to create vector illustrations.

1. Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

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10 Revealing Infographics about the Web

Sep 20 2009 by Jacob Gube | 46 Comments

The use of graphics as a tool for educating viewers is a great approach to sharing information. It’s an effective way of composing otherwise boring information and data into an easy-to-consume and fascinating way.

In this article, you’ll discover a variety of infographics and visualizations associated with the internet. You might just learn a thing or two about the web by looking at these awesome artworks!

Click on the image to go to the larger version of each graphic.

1. Web Trend Map is a graphical representation of the top domains and personalities on the web. It maps websites and notable persons onto the Tokyo subway system as train stations with their popularity and success represented by their position and size.

Web Trend Map

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35 Beautiful Water-themed Web Designs for Inspiration

Sep 18 2009 by Hakan Nural | 21 Comments

The most crucial source of the human life is water. It is water for which wars are fought and blood is spilt. This life source keeps inspiring artists and designers from around the world.

In this collection, we present to you over 30 web designs that use water and seas as the central theme.

1. Bustin Down The Door

Bustin Down The Door

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