How to Use Retro Colors in Your Designs

Nov 16 2009 by Tyler Denis | 28 Comments

Retro colors are a great way to give your website an older/vintage feel; it can give your design a little something different from the regular fully saturated colors that you see often in modern-themed designs.

This article is both a showcase of retro-colored themes in existing web designs, as well as a tutorial on how to achieve retro colors using Adobe Photoshop (you’ll learn about five different techniques).

How to Use Retro Colors in Your Designs

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The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

Nov 15 2009 by Cameron Chapman | 267 Comments

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you spend a fair amount of time online. However, considering how much of an influence the Internet has in our daily lives, how many of us actually know the story of how it got its start?

Here’s a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

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Top Five Best Database Management Tools

Nov 14 2009 by Jacob Gube | 72 Comments

For a database administrator, DBM (database management) tools make tasks related to maintaining relational databases efficient and fast. Prior to the popularity of these tools, most DBA’s had to use the command line to create, edit, and delete databases. In this article, we present to you the top five most popular/most voted for database management tools.

Top Five Best Database Management Tools

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Announcement: The Winners of Pixmac Photo Credits

Nov 13 2009 by Jacob Gube | 1 Comment

Announcement: The Winners of Pixmac Photo credits

Last week, Pixmac, a microstock photo site (read more about them on the microstock:insider blog) teamed up with Six Revisions to give five readers 20 credits to use on their site. Over 30 participants shared a photos they found on the Pixmac site that they thought to be representative of design or development. Today, we’re happy to announce the winners.

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Helpful Tips for Switching to the Mac OS

Nov 12 2009 by Federico Viticci | 33 Comments

Helpful Tips for Switching to the Mac OS

Many Windows users want to move over to the Apple Mac OS but fear that the switching process may be hard.

This article is not about why you should switch to Macs, but rather, how to do it and to show you that there’s really nothing to it. I’ll guide you through the general process of switching to an Apple computer with some practical easy steps to follow.

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Color: The Next Limited Resource?

Nov 11 2009 by Francisco Inchauste | 98 Comments

Color: The Next Limited Resource?

As a designer, it is important to be aware of the trending colors, and how they are being applied in products and work produced today. What really isn’t being discussed by the design world at large though are the limitations being set on color. Color is as free for us to use as the air we breathe… or is it?

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Top 20 Essential Firefox Add-ons for Web Designers

Nov 10 2009 by Ben Mackler | 60 Comments

Mozilla Firefox is a very popular browser, especially among web designers and developers. These days, with such a crowded field, staying at the top of the browser heap takes a lot of work. One of the factors that make Firefox so well-liked is the huge library of great extensions that enhance your browsing experience. Among the massive list of add-ons, many are vital to web designers and developers. If used, it will make your workflow quicker and more productive.

Let’s look at our top 20 essential Firefox extensions geared for people who build websites.

1. Web Developer

Web Developer

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