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27. February 2015

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What #TheDress has reminded me about web design

As the dust settles on #TheDress debate and the naysayers start to see that the dress is obviously blue and black, I've realized that there is an underlying lesson to be learned from this internet sensation: People see things differently based on their circumstances.   This is an important reminder and one that we, as professionals in [...]

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27. February 2015

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Free download: Lucid one page PSD template

This stunning free PSD provides a framework for all your client’s essential information, lovingly crafted, into a simple to modify format. Designed by Lucid Site Designs, the popular one-page design is a great fit for almost any purpose, and includes a header, features, product details, pricing, and contact sections. Perfect for technology services, IT hardware, or SaaS, [...]

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26. February 2015

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4 reasons web designers should be playing more video games

No really, you should. If anyone asks why you’re up at 3am playing your favorite shooter-MMO-hybrid, you can point them right to this article and say, “See? See!?” We should all be playing multi-player and co-op games because, like it or not, our business isn’t only about websites. It’s also about people. Others have written [...]

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26. February 2015

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These Oscars 2015 Title Cards Are Frigging Awesome!

The best part of the Oscars 2015 was the title cards. No question about that. It was a treat to the eyes every time the nominees for each of the Oscars categories were presented. With a smooth transition of elements, Henry Hobson featured recognizable objects that represented each movie and created a masterfully executed image of each [...]

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26. February 2015

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Wow Your Clients with this Easy Chart Vector!

In the following Easy Chart Vector tutorial you will learn how to create a simple line graph chart vector in Adobe Illustrator. In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shapes building techniques. Next, you will learn [...]

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27. February 2015

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The Influences of Modern Minimalism

I’ve explained in a previous post about the difference between minimalism and simplicity. For a tl;dr, simplicity is a reduction of complexity while minimalism is a reduction of quantity. To understand further the underlying idea behind minimalism, let’s look at some of the influences and predecessors of minimalism. Before that, I would like to point out [...]

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25. February 2015

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How to beat your designer’s block

I’m pretty sure I haven’t blinked in a while. I think this because my eyes are dry and so is my mouth. My face is tense and my chest feels tight. I’m noticing that my breathing has become shallow and I’ve got a weak feeling in my gut. Suddenly, I notice the doubt rising from [...]

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