How to Design for Your Worst Client: You.

Jun 1 2009 by Francisco Inchauste | 108 Comments

As a designer, doing work for yourself is probably the most difficult thing you can ever do. In fact, most dread it. To add to the pressure, creating an online presence is not only vital to get right, it has to be the best. After all, if you can’t prove your skills on your own website then how can you expect someone to hire you?

How to Design for Your Worst Client: You.

In this article we’ll examine the barriers that hinder designing for yourself and reveal 10 rules to help you create the best design for yourself. Together we’ll squash that dark side in all of us.

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30 Inspiring Dark and Sleek Web Designs

May 31 2009 by Jacob Gube | 46 Comments

The skilled use of color gradients, lighting and glow effects, and details such as inset pixel dividers can lead to a gorgeous and sleek web design. When choosing a color palette, designers can often decide among a dark theme, a neutral/light theme, or a bright/colorful theme; this showcase presents dark-themed web layouts.

In this collection, you’ll find some terrific and inspirational examples of dark and sleek web designs.

1. Tapbots

Tapbots

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Grunge Extreme Volume 2: 10 High Quality Free Grunge Textures

May 30 2009 by JC Parmley | 18 Comments

Grunge Extreme Volume 2: 10 High Quality Free Grunge Textures

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Coding a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design from Photoshop

May 29 2009 by Jacob Gube | 139 Comments

Leading image web design from Photoshop

In this web development tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a web page template from a Photoshop mock-up from a previous tutorial called "How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop" using HTML/CSS and the jQuery library.

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Five Ways to Speed Up Page Response Times

May 28 2009 by Ryan Hickman | 78 Comments

It’s important for your website to load as fast as possible; users want to see your web pages quickly and if you can’t give them that – then they’ll go somewhere else. In this article, you’ll find a discussion on five simple and effective techniques for speeding up your web pages.

Five Ways To Speed Up Page Response Times.

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10 WordPress Plugins Guaranteed to Save You Time

May 27 2009 by Pranav Shirodkar | 90 Comments

In these days of the ever-increasing competitive world of the web, time is as valuable as money. To be noticed, and to stay at the top of the game, content writers must post a lot of content on a regular basis. To keep up with time constraints, WordPress plugin authors provide an array of useful plugins that will drastically reduce the time required to write, format, and post your content.

In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent WordPress plugins intended to reduce and simplify tasks associated with blogging so that you can spend more time creating content, and less time with site administration.

1. Post Ideas – take charge and manage your post ideas

Post Ideas

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22 Creative Uses of Robots in Web Design

May 25 2009 by Jacob Gube | 60 Comments

Simply put… robots are awesome. Using robots in a web layout adds a touch of unique and futuristic feel to it. In this imaginative showcase, you’ll find creative applications of robotic elements in web design.

1. Suponix

Suponix

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