Why Your Web Design Portfolio Isn’t Getting You Work

Why Your Web Design Portfolio Isn’t Getting You Work

Your design portfolio is one of the most important assets you have in marketing yourself. It is a part of your online identity as a designer. Believe it or not, there is a reason why some designers seem to get “all the work” and others are stressing to find their next project. We’ll go over…

60+ Engaging Examples of Website Design with a Grid-Style Featured Gallery

60+ Engaging Examples of Website Design with a Grid-Style Featured Gallery

There is no doubt that currently almost everything on the internet is becoming image-driven. If you think for a moment, it is only really catching up with print – magazines have been image-heavy for many years now. We seem to relate better to images than to text, even display headlines don’t engage us and draw…

30 Powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

30 Powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

Many designers before starting their web design projects scrounge around for simple as well as useful image galleries and slideshows. Some designers also prefer to have a huge collection of Ajax, JavaScript, Lightbox based image galleries and slideshows so that at the time of need, they do not have to search for them. Having such…

The Art of Writing for the Reader Who Skips

The Art of Writing for the Reader Who Skips

For centuries, we all relied on printed materials for our reading pleasure. Books, magazines and newspapers used to be the only source of written information. We all know the invention of the internet has vastly changed all our lives; how we read information is no exception. Many people now turn to online publications – websites,…

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.