Negative Space in Webpage Layouts: A Guide

May 18 2010 by Joshua Johnson | 83 Comments

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Negative space is often misunderstood as a tool to implement in certain designs that call for a simple aesthetic.

However, it is in fact something you should pay attention to and carefully structure in every design you create.

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WordPress 3.0: Ultimate Guide to New Features

May 17 2010 by Saad Bassi | 177 Comments

Ultimate Guide to New Features of WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 — the newest major version of WordPress — is one of the most highly-anticipated open source upgrades this year.

WordPress is no doubt one of the most used publishing platforms. Large websites such as Smashing Magazine, Mashable, TechCrunch, the site you’re on now, and others use it to run their high-traffic websites.

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30 Creative and Unique Free Fonts

May 16 2010 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 70 Comments

30 Creative and Unique Free Fonts

Everyone love free fonts. If you want to be a bit different, you can use these creative fonts to make sure that your designs will stand out.

Note: Before using any fonts on your projects, it’s important to read the licensing agreement!

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Issues with Apple’s Decision to Block Flash

May 15 2010 by Mark Cooper | 91 Comments

Issues with Apple's Decision to Block Flash

There are two prevailing issues in the fight between Apple and Adobe.

The first is whether or not Flash should be available in the Safari browser running on Apple’s mobile iPod, iPhone, iPad platforms.

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How Social Media Works and the Role of the Intelligent User

May 14 2010 by Matt Herron | 16 Comments

How Social Media Works and the Role of the Intelligent User

Social media distinguishes itself from less versatile interactive mediums of the past like print and traditional advertising by giving life to the Intelligent User.

This modern distinction is often misunderstood by web developers and under-appreciated by users because the power of choice is a novel distinction.

It didn’t exist in previous mediums. In marketing, for example, consumers are used to the old paradigm where they listen passively and marketers tell them what to think. The interaction only moves in one direction.

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DarkSocial: A Free and High-Quality Social Media Icon Set

May 14 2010 by Vasily Statsenko | 36 Comments

DarkSocial: A Free and High-Quality Social Media Icon Set

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Great Designers Are Spawned From Mediocrity

May 13 2010 by Melody Nieves | 19 Comments

Great Designers Are Spawned From Mediocrity

Some people are just geniuses when it comes to design. They’re the "Albert Einsteins" of the industry, often forcing you to *facepalm* for the insane brilliance of their concepts and techniques.

In fact, their artistic ability appears so naturally, as if they emerged from their mother’s womb with a graphics tablet already in hand.

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