30 Beautiful Google Fonts for Your Website

30 Beautiful Google Fonts for Your Website

Finding attractive, user-friendly, legible fonts for your website isn’t always easy, but Google Fonts, launched in 2010, helps solve that problem. Having started small, the directory now includes more than 600 free, optimised fonts which can be added to your site just by embedding a snippet of code. It’s a fantastic resource but, with so…

The 15 Weirdest, Most Awkward Stock Photos You’ll Ever See

The 15 Weirdest, Most Awkward Stock Photos You’ll Ever See

Okay, stock photos are usually weird and awkward. They usually look so fake and forced that they almost don’t seem like real photos. Some of them don’t even make sense! For example, a duck-faced teenage girl standing against a white background while holding up a turkey baster in one hand and a clock in the…

(Limited Time Only) The Ultimate Mobile Design Resource Bundle

(Limited Time Only) The Ultimate Mobile Design Resource Bundle

Surfing the Internet is not restricted to just a desktop or laptop anymore. With the introduction of tablets, smartphones and different mobile devices, anyone can surf the web anywhere with any enabled device. So if you have a website, you cannot just catered for a fixed screen size anymore. You have to design your website…

The Confessions of a Self Taught Freelance Web Designer

The Confessions of a Self Taught Freelance Web Designer

Sometimes, my clients look at me like I’m the only one who can pull their websites out of the Stone Age of Angelfire do-it-yourself web design and the obscurity of MySpace, and even as I take their money and help them figure out that yes, they need to be smartphone-optimized, I feel like a fraud….

30 Amazingly Creative Food Photo Manipulations

30 Amazingly Creative Food Photo Manipulations

Parents are well known for telling their children not to play with their food, and it is wise advice in real life. However, entering into the fantasy life of a digital artist, playing with images of food can create some amazingly stunning, beautiful or comedic results as shown in the 30 images featured in this…

3 Fun Typography Techniques Using Lettering.js

3 Fun Typography Techniques Using Lettering.js

As the flat design trend started to gain more and more popularity, the focus is now shifting from a skeuomorph approach to a minimal heavy typographic approach. Today I’ll show you how you can light up your flat design website by applying some fun techniques to your header’s typography by using Lettering.js, a very useful…

50 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration

50 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration

Books displayed on a shelf in a shop need to attract prospective buyers, and the first and most important way that can be done is with an eye-catching cover design. Whether it is very significant to the content of the book, or completely ‘off the wall’ in its design, it is what is going to…

Creating a Swipeable Side Menu for the Web

Creating a Swipeable Side Menu for the Web

Today, I will be sharing an experiment to replicate the behavior of the side menu, similar to what you’ve seen on smartphone applications, but this tutorial is for the web. I will take you through each step from structuring your layout and adding swipe gestures to open/close the menu, usable on both desktop and smartphones….

40+ Empathetic Charity and Non-Profit Organizations Website Design

40+ Empathetic Charity and Non-Profit Organizations Website Design

There are so many charities and non-profit organizations these days trying to raise money and awareness for their particular cause. Once upon a time, not having the resources to design and develop great websites, they had to make do with plain, simple and boring sites that could not capture the attention of new visitors. These…