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….

60 Websites Using Full Screen Photographic Backgrounds

60 Websites Using Full Screen Photographic Backgrounds

Using a large photograph as a background is becoming more and more popular in website design. The photograph offers more interest and far less work than a design. Many of our collection of websites using full screen photographic backgrounds actually use a slideshow – even more flexibility. We have also included some links to tutorials…

Vector Graphics Giveaway: 3 X $100 Credits from VectorStock

Vector Graphics Giveaway: 3 X $100 Credits from VectorStock

Vector graphics are popular for designers because they are resolution independent and can be enlarged or reduced to any size, with any loss of quality. You can resize, move, and change the color of vector graphics. Some of the advantages of using vector graphics in design are: Vector drawings are scalable and easily created. Easier…

Amazing Examples of Skateboard Deck Design

Amazing Examples of Skateboard Deck Design

Skateboarding is a sport that has definitely found it’s niche in the society of all countries and cultures, and is no longer considered a ‘fad’, but a sport in it’s own right. Therefore, skateboards are a wonderful medium for advertising or showing off art, and this is normally carried out on the underside of the…

40 Beautiful Examples of Monochromatic Website Design

40 Beautiful Examples of Monochromatic Website Design

Black and white (grayscale) sites have been around for quite some time, but in recent years we have seen the emergence of monochromatic color schemes in website design, using one base color in various shades, with black and/or white and accents of complimentary colors. Some of the advantages of creating monochromatic website designs are: the…

Mac Application Giveaway: 10 Copies of Pixa For Mac Up For Grabs

Mac Application Giveaway: 10 Copies of Pixa For Mac Up For Grabs

Everyone loves great images and with storage capacity becoming larger, everyone has a huge collection of photographs and images on their computer. The problem is sometimes it can be quite hard to keep them organized. That’s when we can turn to Pixa. Pixa is the best solution to keep and effortlessly organize your image assets,…

10 Kick Ass jQuery Plugins for your Next Project

10 Kick Ass jQuery Plugins for your Next Project

Sometimes your knowledge of programming can limit your design perspective. You may have this idea of interaction that you want to do for your next project but you decided to let it go because you think it is impossible. Later on, you discovered that someone already wrote a plugin for it and you wish you’d…

10 Properly Designed Promotional Campaigns on Facebook

10 Properly Designed Promotional Campaigns on Facebook

The new Facebook page layout also known as Timeline provides us with tons of opportunities to promote and advertise any content or products via visual means. Many brands grasped this idea long go – the corporate Facebook pages design is the key to a brand’s popularity and fans close engagement. We’ve already examined best showcases…