60+ Outstanding Examples of Hand Drawn Website Design

60+ Outstanding Examples of Hand Drawn Website Design

Hand drawing in website design is a trend that is still prevalent for many and varied businesses. Hand drawn elements can portray very different styles, it can include quite sketchy types of drawings or illustrations, coming across as friendly, down-to-earth and approachable, or the drawings can be very neat and artistic vectors, giving the impression…

A to Z of Effective Banner Advertisement Design

A to Z of Effective Banner Advertisement Design

If you look for the word “Banner” in the dictionary, you’ll see it can either be a flag, sign, or an ad. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about online banner ads, HTML5 ads or printed cloth banners: interactivity apart, the same core principles hold true for creating effective banners… and here they are, alphabetically…

Filter Forge 4.0 (Beta) Giveaway – 3 Copies Up For Grabs

Filter Forge 4.0 (Beta) Giveaway – 3 Copies Up For Grabs

Filter Forge has, for many years, been among the best filter software available for Photoshop, and over the years it has been continually updated. Filter Forge 3 offered some amazing updates, and now version 4 has been released with a couple of extraordinary improvements. Still in the beta stage of development at the time of…

25 Free Pixel-Perfect Fonts for 8-Bit Designs

25 Free Pixel-Perfect Fonts for 8-Bit Designs

We all know that retro and vintage designs are hot right now. Not to mention the fact that geeks, gamers, nerds, and dorks are taking over the world. From the kids who grew up playing Super Mario Bros. feeling nostalgic for their old school video games, to the currently popular video game Minecraft, to the…

4 jQuery Plugins for Superior Typography

4 jQuery Plugins for Superior Typography

Typography is such an important element of beautiful design, yet when it comes to the web it is often overlooked. Even if you pay meticulous attention to typography in your designs, barebones HTML and CSS often doesn’t give you the fine grain control you need to accomplish your vision.

Creating HAL 9000 with Pure CSS

Creating HAL 9000 with Pure CSS

You may be wondering why on earth am I writing a tutorial about creating HAL 9000 with pure CSS. First of all, this tutorial shows you how advanced CSS has become and how you can use these techniques to your own advantage. HAL 9000 is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey series….

45+ Excellent Photo Enhancement Tutorials for Photoshop

45+ Excellent Photo Enhancement Tutorials for Photoshop

Photo enhancement and photo manipulation are, essentially, two different disciplines in Photoshop. The concept of enhancing an image is to improve or change the quality without adding or deleting anything. We have previously looked at photo manipulation tutorials for Photoshop, so today we are bringing you a collection of photo enhancement tutorials, most of which…

50 Examples of Web Design Incorporating Surreal Art

50 Examples of Web Design Incorporating Surreal Art

According to the Cambridge Dictionaries Online, surrealism is: ‘a type of 20th century art and literature in which unusual or impossible things are shown happening .’ My own perception of surreal art is the mixture of things that don’t necessarily belong together, or a change in perspective, either in size or shape or both. Surreal…

Helpful Tools to Optimize Images for the Web

Helpful Tools to Optimize Images for the Web

An important aspect of web design as well as online business ventures is a fast loading website. You can use many ways to achieve a fast loading website. One of these many ways is image optimization. Image optimization is the practice of reducing the file size of an image without necessarily losing its aesthetic features….