Beautiful and Creative Examples of Vibrant Web Designs

Jan 17 2009 by Jacob Gube | 49 Comments

Colors – it sets the tone (no pun intended) and message of a website. Designers often spend hours, even days, researching and coming up with a harmonious and usable color scheme.

In this collection, you’ll find 30 brilliant (alright – pun intended) web designs with vivid and colorful themes that evoke feelings of vivacity and dynamism – to inspire your color palette.

Colourpixel

Colourpixel - screen shot.

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12 Useful Web Tools for Designers

Jan 15 2009 by Jacob Gube | 63 Comments

When it comes to design, there’s a plethora of free web-based tools to help you accomplish tasks such as color palette selection, creating unique fonts, editing images, and testing typography.

In this article, you’ll find a bunch of handy online utilities for designers.

kuler Create

kuler Create - screen shot.

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High-Resolution Grungy Paper Textures

Jan 12 2009 by Jacob Gube | 28 Comments

High-Resolution Grungy Paper Textures - leading image.

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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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20 Websites with Beautiful Typography

Jan 8 2009 by Jacob Gube | 65 Comments

Typography in web design plays an integral part in setting the tone, theme, and message of a website.

For example, you can convey a site’s focus on modernity or traditionalism simply by choosing to use sans serif or serif fonts, respectively. You can call attention to particular parts of the content, and deemphasize others, by changing the font’s color, line-height, style, and size. An effective palette of fonts not only makes a design attractive, but also contributes to the readability and usability of the content.

In this collection, you’ll find a variety of sites that showcase creative and functional uses of typography.

1. Jason Santa Maria

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35 Basic Tutorials to Get You Started with Photoshop

Jan 5 2009 by Jacob Gube | 56 Comments

Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful and versatile image editing/graphics creation application that is the industry standard in its category. Though Photoshop’s interface is intuitive enough for an absolute beginner to learn basic image editing tasks such as cropping and resizing, to be able to fully master and utilize all of its tools takes a considerable amount of time.

If you’re interested in honing your Photoshop skills to create spectacular compositions, this is for you. In this article, you’ll find 35 basic Photoshop tutorials for getting started with Photoshop.

General tutorials

1. Getting Started with Photoshop

Getting Started with Photoshop

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10 Promising Free Web Analytics Tools

Jan 2 2009 by Jacob Gube | 126 Comments

Web analytics is the process of gathering and analyzing your web content’s data in order to glean meaningful information about how your site is being utilized by your users. There are plenty of Web analytics applications out there, and you probably already know the big guns such as Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, and remote-site services such as Alexa and Compete.

We go off the trodden path and explore a few lesser-known Web analytics options. In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent and free tools and applications to help you gather and analyze data about your web content.

1. Piwik

Piwik - screen shot.Go to Live Demonstration of Piwik.

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