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I am sure you know that the printed word still remains the “King” of communication in spite of the unbelievable development of the Internet. I am sure that many times you consulted design magazines when you are looking for an idea, or a theme to improve you knowledge or to expand your productivity. Now the best news is that many of these design magazines have online versions. And to make things easier for you we have thought to submit to your attention a few design magazines. Web Designer is a premier publication from UK that aims to intermediate to professional web designers within 20-35 years old. It comes in a tutorial format that follows interesting cutting edge projects in Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash. More on, …

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Looking for a great color palette that suits your design style or project? Whether it’s simply better viewing quality or better color fidelity you desire, you’ll need smart color management to get the job done.  Color palette tools provide an advanced preview of color values, and some even suggest matching color groups, increasing your chances of getting color choices just right. A designer is usually the sole person in charge of color choices, so it’s up to you to pick colors that blend well and resonate positively with the user.  It’s useful to be aware of the relationships between colors as well.  Your main objective is to pick colors that complement content as well as the particular design style you’ve chosen.  In addition, never forget …

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If you are looking for some designing tips for Ipad apps? Then look no further.  These days it’s fairly easy to design an Ipad app, but designing one that’s good does not always happen.  In this post, we’ll give advice about how to design the best kind of Ipad app – the kind that connects with users and keeps things simple. Mind your Target The first bit of advice is not difficult to grasp: design with people in mind.  Your target users are the masters of your design scheme.  Get to know them better, and you’ll have great design on your hands in no time. Who’s Your Target, Anyway?   You may be convinced you’re familiar with your site visitors, but think again.  They may …

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I know as a designer sometimes it happens that you need an idea or a shade of inspiration for your design and find yourself completely blanked? I am sure that your answer is “yes”. And I am also sure that you have already found the solution. We all know that by visiting different websites, we can find the excellent ideas, which can really help us. There are a lot of great websites created to inspire the designers, so let’s have a look at some of them! Best Web Gallery Best Web Gallery is the place where you can find the best Flash designs and XHTML designs. It has an easy to use interface and here, you are allowed to preview a certain design while you …

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Are the functionality techniques you’ve been using a bit drab of late? Perhaps you have been meaning to add dynamic functionality to your websites, but you can’t seem to find a good solution.  No problem. I’ve gathered up a few techniques good for any website and especially, suited to take your interactivity skills to a whole other level. It’s just a simple steps which you can easily follow if you have some jQuery and CSS skills. On Page Text Search Many users are familiar with the web content search bars found on most sites, but many also may be looking for a better solution.  This technique addresses a user’s need to find text within the current website page. Here are the steps: 1. First, build an …

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As we know enhanced web typography is becoming a trendy way to maximize a website’s wow factor, and you need to be on it! I’ll get you squared away with a few great examples from the web world. Each of these can teach us (designers) a trick or two about creative and unique typography twists that will engage the user and make a site shine. To give our readers a comfortable feel for the real do’s and don’ts in the wonderful world of web typography. I’m offering my very honest critiques. So read on. Attack of Design   Excellent type spacing and lots of great white space make Sasha Grief’s design a very pleasant read. The font flows seamlessly with the overall retro style of …

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As we all know, image editing software is a must in the digital age. You need your own image editor no matter if you have to create a web interface or to enhance and crop family photos. That’s why I consider that a list with the best editing application can be of a great help. As I always try my hands on new software out there. And following are my favorite four. Check them out. Pixelmator   If you have a Mac, I recommend you Pixelmator. It is a powerful and fast image editing software with a beautiful and intuitive interface. It also has layer support that allows you to organize the documents, varied painting tools and photo correction tools, which you will find very easy …

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E-Commerce is really hot nowadays, as it has become the most preferable and reliable bridge to buy and sell different things. Ecommerce is perfect for small businesses. And if you’re one of those who want to know, what can be done to make it more simple for the business? Then, the perfect answer is “content management system”. As we know there are lots of CMS options to choose from, and it is really difficult to select the right one, but if you are successful in getting the appropriate one, then you can be in the list of successful businessmen in no time. CMS is really easy to use with new exceptional plugins to manage everything related to selling and buying. Check out 5 of my …

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Does it ever happen when you are away and suddenly a great designing idea struck you, but you have forgotten all about it before you had the opportunity to apply them? Then, it’s time to have an iPhone! Once you got your iPhone you will discover that it is very useful not only for callings or surfing on Internet but for graphic design, too. All the graphic designers can take the advantages of this great tool now for their artwork. If we have to characterize iPhone in a few words we can say that it is a little device with endless capabilities. Let’s have a look at some apps that might draw your attention. 1. ZeptoPad   Your iPhone comes with the sketch pad tool …

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There are times when web stores are overloaded with art. For example, flash animations are used, which can slow a certain customer’s browser functionality. Other instances include designers to use color schemes, which are not favourable to shoppers. Usability and reliability are usually overlooked by professional web designers, who are usually more concerned in adding more creative elements to the website. Although, this is an advantage to most web designers, but trust me, it can be quite annoying for the customers, who just want to finish through their on-line shopping process. However, there are some tips and tricks, which can really help in designing web stores. Here are some tips on how you can attract visitors and improve conversation rates through practical and reliable design …

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