Elsewhere on the Web: Rich-Text Editors

Dec 2 2008 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Besides Six Revisions, I also write for other design, development, and technology related publications. It just occurred to me that it’d be useful to notify the readers of Six Revisions about articles I write for other sites in case you wanted to subject yourself to the torture of reading (even more) of my articles.

Starting today, I’ll be publishing Elsewhere on the Web, which will be short posts about articles I wrote somewhere else.

screenshot elsewhere on the web

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40+ Useful Cheat Sheets for Designers

Nov 30 2008 by Jacob Gube | 22 Comments

Whether you need to learn something quickly or need a quick refresher on how to do certain tasks, cheat sheets allow you to do either one with relative ease. Print them out and decorate your workspace or save/bookmark them for later use, whichever way suits you best.

In this collection, you’ll find 40+ of the best cheat for graphic designers for either the Mac or the Windows operating systems. You’ll find cheat sheets for popular graphic design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks. These cheat sheets available in various formats including PDF, PNG, and web-based (HTML) formats.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements cheat sheets

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts - screens hot.

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Cardboard Textures and Objects: High Resolution Pack

Nov 28 2008 by Jacob Gube | 42 Comments

Cardboard textures and objects can be used in numerous ways to give a design a raw and realistic look. Check out bern unlimited, Blog.SpoonGraphics, Jamie’s Italian, and The Resume Girl to see various uses of cardboard textures and objects in web design.

In this article you’ll find 20 free cardboard textures and objects for designers.

Cardboard Textures and Objects - Leading Image

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Annexation: A Free WordPress Theme

Nov 25 2008 by Jacob Gube | 10 Comments

Talented Front-end Web Developer Chris Wallace of Walmedia and Designer&Developer is back again with a free, brand-spanking new, beautiful, professional WordPress theme that he’s kindly decided to release on Six Revisions.

Annexation Screen shot.

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Giveaway: Free User Experience Books from Rosenfeld Media

Nov 24 2008 by Jacob Gube | 308 Comments

* Update: Commenting is now closed and winners will be selected shortly.  *

The success of a site depends on the quality of experience they provide to their users. As the competition for the user’s attention increases, you, as a designer, have a short window of opportunity to get them hooked before they hit the “back” button and search for another alternative. This is where the field of User Experience (UX) evolved from, out of a necessity to keep your existing audience, and to encourage new users to come and stay a while.

Rosenfeld Media - screen shot of website.

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50 Free Photoshop Brush Sets for Modern Design Trends

Nov 23 2008 by Jacob Gube | 75 Comments

Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross were right when they sang, “the best things in life are free”. There are many talented designers out there who choose to help the community by providing free and useful Photoshop brush sets that you can download and use on your artwork.

In this collection, you’ll find over 50 free Photoshop brush sets for current design trends and styles such as vintage, retro, grunge, hand-drawn, swirls, and nature-inspired.

Note: It’s important to read the fine-print – some designers require attribution or have special requirements for commercial use. Even if they don’t require any credit, it’s always highly-appreciated to give them some anyways.

Vintage and Retro


Darger-esque screen shot.
Download (Volume 1) | Download (Volume 2) (downloads no longer working).

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Comment and Win $100 in ThemeForest Credit: Winners Announced

Nov 19 2008 by Jacob Gube | 11 Comments

Last week Six Revisions hosted a contest giving away a total of $1,000 dollars in ThemeForest credit which you can use on the ThemeForest marketplace to purchase website templates such as premium WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! templates, and more.

ThemeForest - screen shot.

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