25 Beautiful Examples of “Coming Soon” Pages

Feb 19 2010 by Tyler Denis | 115 Comments

"Coming soon" pages are a great way to tide over your visitors until you finish your new website. They can be used as a teaser for your future website, or places to simply put your information where people can get to it while you are under digital construction. We are going to look at a collection of how websites are successfully using "coming soon" pages.

1. SquidChef

SquidChef

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Create a Clean and Professional Web Design in Photoshop

Feb 17 2010 by Waheed Akhtar | 110 Comments

Create a Clean and Professional Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial we are going to design a smashing, clean, and professional website layout in Photoshop. The layout we are doing in this tutorial can be used as personal or corporate website design.

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How to Find Awesome Clients

Feb 16 2010 by Mathew Carpenter | 49 Comments

Thousands of service buyers complain of poor quality work from freelancers and design agencies every year; often to the point that reputations are ruined and the design industry as a whole suffers. From disappearing service providers to fly-by-night scam artists, the online world is packed with opportunities for things to go wrong, and it’s really not surprising that so many online and offline entrepreneurs have a bad impression of freelancers and one-off designers.

Of course, there’s another side to that coin.

How to Find Awesome Clients

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Three Simple Steps to Maintaining a Razor-Sharp Skill Set

Feb 15 2010 by Nick Parsons | 12 Comments

One of the challenges that we as web professionals face is that of keeping our skills updated in a constantly changing world. Our expertise can and will quickly become outdated if we don’t work purposely to continue our education, which makes continuing education one of the most important things you can do.

Three Simple Steps to Maintaining a Razor-Sharp Skill Set

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50 Beautiful Clean and Simple Web Designs

Feb 14 2010 by Jacob Gube | 54 Comments

When it comes to web design, my experience demonstrates to me that it’s easier to add to a design rather than to take away from it. The challenge with minimalist layouts lies in the conundrum of making something beautiful with basic design elements —and with as few of them as possible.

Lately, I’ve been attracted to simple and clean designs. Design Instruct is a testament to my affinity towards creating designs that present the idea of "less is more."

In this collection are masterfully created minimalist designs for your inspiration in your current and future work. This is a follow up of a collection called 40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design published last year. (You should check that out as well, if you haven’t already.)

SOFA

SOFA

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50 Fresh Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

Feb 13 2010 by Callum Chapman | 101 Comments

The last year or two has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of new design and development related blogs breaking out in to the community. In this article, you will see a list of fresh and new design blogs worth subscribing to and reading. Our goal here is to help you discover a few sites that you might not have heard of before.

50 Fresh Design Blogs That You Should Be Reading

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Free, Quirky Icon Set: The Dream Geek Team

Feb 12 2010 by Iconshock | 24 Comments

Free, Quirky Icon Set: The Dream Geek Team

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