Grunge In Design: Examples, Tutorials and Resources

In this article we’re going to have a closer look at the use of grunge style in design by showing you some examples. We’re also going to share links with you to some resources and tutorials that you can use when you want to make a grungy design of your own.

The Hollywood Effect: Direct to the Web

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the movies, no matter how many genres the industry can produce, an entire range of models can be used to turn one idea into a widespread event that can be repeated at will. On the web, we regularly draw inspiration from sites that leave us breathless and in…

Opacity and Overlay Techniques in Web Design

Variations in opacity and overlay techniques are a very common trend in web design, and can bring any boring design into the modern era with a touch of style. It’s great for creating depth and a sense of realism, and can often times be a better alternative than cutting off images, textures, and patterns.

35 Examples of Well Integrated Social Media Links in Web Design

Implementing social media links into a website can be very important in helping you get a more professional look. In many cases this can make a huge difference when looking at how many actually follow your different profiles, again reflecting on how much your work gets shared and your traffic. If it fits in really…

25 Handy Freelance Web Designer Tools

A freelancer’s job can prove as hectic as any other profession, even more so when you consider all the documents, images, passwords, conversations, instructions etc that the freelancer must store and keep track of. Over the years keeping track of all that goes on within this profession has become somewhat easier with the introduction of…

30 Stunning & Creative Uses of Typography in Print Ads

Printed ads are awesome. They always have to deliver a message in a way that gets our attention, they need to make sure people will read them and most importantly, remember them. We can say that typography plays a big role in this concept of “getting attention” and “making people want to read”, and that…

Understanding and Using Embedded Fonts: What, Why and How?

There are so many great fonts available on the web, free or otherwise. In past years, only print design really got the privilege of using some of these gorgeous typefaces, and we web people were stuck creating websites with only the standard fonts that we could ensure were web-safe and compatible among various browsers. However,…

Onextrapixel’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration with Awesome Prizes

How time flies! Today we have reached another milestone as Onextrapixel celebrates its 2nd birthday. We have not forgotten this memorable event though our celebration has been pushed back a little. We are very happy with what we have achieved so far and to celebrate our anniversary, we would like to share our joy with…

9 Ways of Showing WordPress Plugin Authors our Gratitude

Used by over 25 million people, WordPress is one of the biggest website platforms used in the world. Its official plugin directory lists more than 13,000 plugins, but there are also more of them available on the internet. Even if these plugins are for the major part free, the investment in terms of time for…

Beautiful Personal Photographs Used in Web Design

The web design industry is one where designers can be as creative as they like, within reason! Past trends have included websites with oversized logos or headers, grunge style look and feel, hand-drawn designs, collage designs, large typography, one page layouts, oversized footers…the list can go on!