40+ Stylish and Trendy Icon Sets

Apr 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 29 Comments

When you want to customize your desktop, one of the first things that’s got to go are your operating system’s default icons. There are quite a lot of free and very impressive icon sets out there for you to use, licensed for personal and/or commercial use.

This collection presents to you more than 40 unique, beautiful and free icon sets that you can download and install on your computer to liven up your computer desktop.

Exempli Gratia

Exempli Gratia

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14 jQuery Plugins for Working with Images

Mar 14 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 58 Comments

JavaScript frameworks have become very popular in the recent years by making the creation of dynamic effects much easier. Lightweight, used in the WordPress and Drupal core, jQuery is now one of the most used JavaScript libraries around.

The following list of jQuery plugins will help you to improve the usability of your website or web applications by enhancing the display of your images.

1. s3 Slider

 - screen shot.s3 Slider Demonstration page.

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12 Excellent Tools for Picking a Domain Name

Mar 12 2009 by Jacob Gube | 117 Comments

Selecting the perfect domain name for your website is the most important, and oftentimes hardest, step in establishing a web presence. There are plenty of tools out there that can help you ease the burden of checking available domains and suggesting similar names that are related to your searches.

In this article, you’ll read about 12 neat web tools that will lend you a hand in finding and choosing domain names. You’ll find a variety of search and suggestion tools that have an assortment of features so that, hopefully, you’ll discover a few favorites.

1. Domainr

Domainr - screen shot.

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20 Beautiful Vintage Photoshop Brush Sets

Mar 4 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 38 Comments

Vintage designs has gotten very popular over the past years, and it seems the trend keeps on going.

In this round-up, you’ll find 20 vintage Photoshop brushes you can download for free. There are over 300 individual vintage brushes here, so you will have a broad choice of brushes to apply onto your designs.

Each brush set was first tested, and the images you see below are previews of what to expect from each brush pack.

1. Darger-esque (23 brushes)

Darger-esque - preview.

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20 Useful Resources for Learning about CSS3

Jan 28 2009 by Jacob Gube | 30 Comments

Though W3C’s CSS3 specifications aren’t finalized yet, modern web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and WebKit-based browsers already have full or partial support for them.

As a web developer, it’s crucial to be well-informed about modern and future web standards. To help you stay ahead of the curve – here are 20 excellent resources on the topic of CSS3.

1. CSS3 Progress Report

CSS3 Progress Report - screen shot.

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30 Excellent Resources for Graphic Design Freebies

Jan 11 2009 by Jacob Gube | 48 Comments

You can find a variety of useful and creative graphic design resources on the web the offer downloadables such as stock photos, textures/patterns, brushes, icons, and fonts that designers have decided to share with others in the community.

In this article, you’ll find some of the best websites to visit for graphic design resources.

Stock Photos

Flickr: Creative Commons

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50 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes

Nov 10 2008 by Jacob Gube | 212 Comments

There are many talented designers out there that choose to provide WordPress themes for free. Most of the time, the only small favor they ask you is that you attribute the design to them and link back to their site (a very reasonable request).

In this collection, you’ll find 50 excellent, high-quality, free WordPress themes. These themes range from being elaborate and colorful to being clean and simple so that you may find one that suits your design tastes.

Note: Be sure to check out the license of the theme for restrictions in usage (if any) and it’s always good (and very much appreciated) to attribute the designer even if they don’t explicitly ask you to.

Color Paper

Color Paper - screen shot.

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