Showcasing Skills in Web Design

Showcasing Skills in Web Design

Portfolios are one of the best methods we have as designers to showcase our creative talents and imaginative muscles with code. Being able to portray your abilities in a way that will both captivate and intrigue your audience (potential clients) and future employers is therefore as important to your job hunting attitude as a resume….

47 Clean and High Quality Icon Packs for Designers

47 Clean and High Quality Icon Packs for Designers

These days the web is filled with creative, amazing and beautiful icon sets, that can uplift any creative work to a high level. Icons are the most popular and downloaded freebies related to design. Designers and developers scour for these free treasures the most. The icons on websites or applications add details to the design,…

Photoshop Plug-in Giveaway: 3 x SG3xpress from MediaLab

Photoshop Plug-in Giveaway: 3 x SG3xpress from MediaLab

We’re so excited to team up with Media Lab to be able to offer their new product – SG3xpress to Onextrapixel’s readers. This new product enables you to convert Photoshop designs to WordPress themes and fully functional blogs. Whether you’re designing a website, a blog, or a WordPress theme, Media Lab’s SiteGrinder plugin for Photoshop…

An In-depth Understanding of Character Encoding

An In-depth Understanding of Character Encoding

Character encoding is not necessarily something many new web developers care about, or even understand. At first, it seems using and declaring proper character encoding is something we should do, but since we don’t see the immediate effect, we don’t always necessarily think it’s important. So what is character encoding anyway? Why should we as…

30 Breathtaking Infrared Photographs

30 Breathtaking Infrared Photographs

Infrared photographs are images taken with film or image sensors sensitive to infrared light and the result of that is simply breath taking. With this film/sensor sensitive to infrared light, the camera captures light that is invisible to our eyes, creating really beautiful contrast and colors.

How to Create a Twitter Avatar You Can be Proud Of

How to Create a Twitter Avatar You Can be Proud Of

A quick explanation for those of you who don’t know what a twitter avatar is. It’s the small picture in the top left corner of your profile. Let me start by saying that if you don’t have any avatar at all, many users won’t even consider the possibility of following you. That means you are…

Freelancers Face-off: Designer vs Developer

Freelancers Face-off: Designer vs Developer

As the web industry grows designers and developers are butting heads more frequently. While they both have the same goals, achieving them is not as easy. The two groups can also be perceived differently in terms of value in the eyes of the client as well as amongst themselves. Which role, if any, is held…

A Useful Collection of iPhone/iPad Apps Developer Tools and Resources

A Useful Collection of iPhone/iPad Apps Developer Tools and Resources

The iPad was the 2010 must-have gadget of the year, and the iPhone and respective iPod Touch have been incredibly popular over the last few years. It’s clear that the success of these devices can be attributed to the endless number of useful, fun, and interesting applications provided by the community. There is no doubt…

Postmodernism (‘Po Mo’) in Graphic Design

Postmodernism (‘Po Mo’) in Graphic Design

Postmodernism is a movement away from the viewpoint of modernism. The term ‘postmodernism’ was first used around the 1870s. As a generalization, postmodernism is a style and concept characterized by distrust of theories and ideologies, and of drawing attention to conventions.