Most Popular Design Links of the Week – 11 – 17 July 2010
It’s that time again. Here at Web Design Mash we are huge fans of Twitter and on thisweekly post you will find the most popular links tweeted by our Twitter Account throughout the week. These are not the top links chosen by us but chosen by you and the amount of clicks they received.
If you wish to stay up to date with all the latest design news and links then follow us on Twitter and you can also click on our Twitter page for a real-time up date of our ‘Love Design’ List featuring over 260 designers and design enthusiasts.
Photography has always been a challenging job and when it comes to humor photography, it gets even more challenging, yet rewarding if done properly. In humor photography, you have to take photographs with correct timing and perspectiv,e so that you can create the best shot of the day.
Showcase of World Cities Honoured in Typography - Web Design Mash
I love travelling and visiting the wonderful cities of the world and I’m also very proud of where I live. While I was looking for some inspiration and browsing for the branding of cities I came across this great site. The site in question is CitID. The aim of the CitID project is as they put it – “to gain global consciousness by giving a (type)face to every city worldwide”.
Yummy! Sweet Collection of Candy Photography - Web Design Mash
This week in our ‘Photos of the Week’ collection I bring you some very sweet, some very bright and colorful candy. Seeing all this candy just makes me feel kind of nostalgic. I get visions of Willy Wonka’s factory. Hope you enjoy the collection and… yes! The Candy Man can!
What Will Happen To My Blog When I Die? – Daily Blog Tips
As morbid as it sounds, have you ever wondered what will happen to your blog when you expire from the face of this earth? This post was prompted by a regular guest blogger on someone else’s blog who suddenly disappeared from the blogging world.
Freebies! 10 Brand New Icon Sets and Resources Every Designer Will Love – Freelance Review
Who can’t use more free icons? Here’s a few of the latest and greatest to hit the net including Twitter icons, social media icons, Adobe CS icons, icons for designers and much more. Some of these are links directly to icon sets while others are links to roundups.
Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No. 19 – Web Design Mash
Love Design – is a weekly article that goes back to the roots of Web Design Mash and showcases our top 10 sites of the week.
Pencil Sketches That Make You Say ‘Wow’ – Smashing Apps
To boost up your inspiration and creativity, here we come with this amazing post on Pencil Illustration. This post contains the best examples of pencil Illustrations created by skilled professionals.
60 Wonderful Photos of New York City from flickr – Marked Lines
New York City is a wonderful place to travel on your holiday! It’s one of the most populous areas in the world and there are lots of places to visit there! I have a collection of 60+ Wonderful Photos of New York City from flickr for you. They are really wonderful and I want to share them with you. Enjoy!
40 Seriously Awesome MooTools Tutorials and Plugins – 1stwebdesigner
How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Blog – Standout Blogger
Facebook has quickly become a worldwide phenomena quickly becoming the 2nd most popular website in the world (after Google and according to Alexa.com), and in quite a few countries it even outranks Google in popularity.
Most Popular Design Links of the Week 4 -10 July - Web Design Mash
t’s that time again. Here at Web Design Mash we are huge fans of Twitter and on this weekly post you will find the most popular links tweeted by our Twitter Account on throughout the week. These are not the top links chosen by us but chosen by you and the amount of clicks they received.
40 Inspiring Blog Designs - Web Design Ledger
It’s a fact that the blogosphere is getting bigger and bigger, which I think is great, since we can find some really interesting content if we look in the right place.
WordPress: Handy Quick Tips – Bluefaqs
WordPress is an excellent CMS and if you followed this link here you probably agree with me. I’ve been using it for a little over 18 months now and have picked up on numerous tips and tricks throughout that time.
30 Creative Personification Ads in Advertising - Naldz Graphics
What do you think about the objects around you in daily life? Nothing special and even boring, right? But what if they are endowed with expression, limbs or actions as human being?
30 Free Fonts Ideal for Business Logos - 1stwebdesigner
We all know, it’s very important to choose the right font when working on a logo design. When speaking about business logos, we usually mean logos which are elegant, clean and not too fancy.
15 Inspiring Examples of Creative Corporate Identity - Designer Daily
Whether you are sending a proposal, giving your business card or handing a bag decorated with your identity, any material with your identity on it contributes to give a good image of your company.
Collection of stylish coffee tables and creative table designs that will look great in any contemporary living room.
The 100 Best Button Styles for Webdesigner Inspiration - 2expertdesign
The web is based on a unique functionality, the possibility to navigate from a page to another using the Hypertext link. Without this function, all pages are lost in the web immensity, and it is impossible to get the famous synergy we appreciate when visiting a website, then another and another more…!
Redesigning Your Website: Are you Making the Right Move? - Instant Shift
“Human beings, by change renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise they harden.” And, there is no doubt to it. They try and find something or the other to refresh themselves.
Are You Spending Enough Time on Your Own Website? - Freelance Switch
I like to work on fantastic projects with my clients, to help them showcase the level of service that one can expect from them and the attention to detail they put into their work. I’m very good at helping others do this, but for my own website – not so much.
20 Fantastic Band Poster Design Inspiration – Online Poster Printing
Great bands never fail to leave us screaming for more after every gig or concert performance. Their energy, songs, and personality make fans like us love them even more. It’s even cooler when they produce jaw-dropping band posters to promote their music and gigs.
Adobe Illustrator is probably the most popular vector graphics editor amongst designers today. The program has a lot of advantages when it comes to making scalable images, crisp designs, logos and illustrations.
50 Examples of Surreal Photography – Best Design Tuts
Surreal photography- As the name says, surreal photography is all about unleashing your dreams, pushing the limits of your imagination, giving creativity a new meaning and bringing it out through the medium of photography.
Smoking Hot Mac Interface Design: 30 Stunning Apps – Mac App Storm
Mac applications are known for their superb design, and in the past few years UI designers have really embraced this trend by creating some really remarkable interfaces. They embrace realism, ooze texture, and generally make you stop and stare.
And You Thought that Animated GIFs Were Lame – Not These! – Web Design Mash (Old Skool Retweet)
Remember in the 90′s (and even some sites today!) when websites featured lame, cheap and tacky animated GIF images? Well this collection is anything but lame, cheap or tacky. Davidope (dvdp) is the creative director and founder of the design atelier volll. When I first came across some of dvdp’s work I was absolutely amazed at these hypnotic and mesmorising animated GIF images.
Today we’ve compiled 50 inspiring Photoshop artworks to inspire you in your daily designing. These works show a huge amount of talent by the artists, we hope that you enjoy them!
19 Impressive, Stunning and Simple Web Sites – Design Shard
This week we bring you 19 well crafted and functional websites. These all have a simple and yet eye catching design ranging from CSS to Flash based. Hopefully they will give you a little boost to your creativity.
7 Warning Signs of a Nightmare Client - Design Reviver
In the modern world of design and development, dealings with your clients are somewhat akin to romantic relationships. For one, both sides expect a certain level of standard and class from each other.
31 Beautiful Examples of Portrait Photography - Inspiredology
We are always trying to cross a lot of different types of inspirations on Inspiredology. We tend to post more on web design, probably because I am a web designer first and for most. If you are a consistent reader of Inspiredology, you will know that we try to dab in everything, movie posters, logos, business cards and photography.
40 Stunning Premium and Free Tumblr themes - 1stwebdesigner
In this instalment, I want to show you 20 fantastic free Tumblr themes that will get you started on your Tumblr blog.
Online banking and investment services have become big business in recent years. Whether it’s a tiny local bank or a major, multi-national one, if a bank wants to be successful, a user-friendly, well-designed website is a necessity.
Paper Art: 10 Talented and Inspiring Artists - Blog of Francesco Mugnai
10 examples of talented and inspiring artists.
40 Revisable Commercial After Effects Templates – Naldz Graphics
After Effects is one of the best software solely made for making quality special effects for videos. These After Effects Templates are editable and ready-to-use after effects files made to lessen your burden in making videos while at the same time making your works efficient, user-friendly and more importantly, time-saving.
In just 2 months after launch of iPad, 10,000 apps were developed. Now almost any type of iPad app is available, lots of applications are very helpful for designers and developers. So today i am listing down the 11 best iPad applications for designers and developers.
7 Mighty Keys to Become a Freelance God - Men with Pens
Dreams of becoming a freelance writer plague many people – and the illustrious prize always seems out of elusive reach. Dean Rieck decided to come on over and tell you the secrets you’re missing to making it as a freelancer – enjoy!
20 Free Fonts Ideal For Logos And Headings - Bluefaqs
In this collection of fonts, I wanted to focus on a few that generally work well for use with logos and headings alike.
This is Why I Love Text Art & Typography – 33 Amazing Examples – Web Design Mash
Let me start off by saying I absolutely adore text art and typography. I am just drawn to beautiful text on posters and advertising. It’s one of my favourite aspects of design and is probably what influenced me to want to become a designer when I was younger.
25 Mind-Blowing Ads from Around the World – Site Sketch 101
Sometimes it’s difficult to get our creative juices flowing. As we work to write articles, style our websites, and engage with people, it’s necessary to be creative. We have to learn to step outside the usual concepts that we’re used to and to truly start thinking outside the box.
35 Creative Teaser Movie Posters – Design M.ag
The objective of a teaser movie poster is to get you interested in the film by providing the least amount of description and detail. By giving little detail, the reader will try to come to their own conclusion by using their imagination before knowing what the story will be about.
Showcase of Sweet Chocolate Websites – Smashing Magazine
The word chocolate can be associated with many words: dark, white, milk, hot, sweet, spicy, etc. But have you tried to combine it with the word web design? We did.
58 Attractive CV/Resume Design Inspiration – Theme Flash
A Resume is a document that contains a summary of relevant job experience and education for specific employment search. The resume is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment.
15 Fantastic Business Cards for Your Inspiration – Design Shard
Today we decided to give you some inspiration; business cards are an important and also fun aspect to branding oneself or company, especially when you’re in the business of design.
33 Breath Taking Photo Manipulations for Inspiration - Design M.ag
With programs like Photoshop you can alter an image in various different ways to create unique and surreal results. This allows for the artist to express themselves in unique and inspiring ways. In this post I will share with you 33 breath taking photo manipulations to stir up some inspiration.
Keeping with Tradition – 29 Beautiful Traditional Drawings and Paintings – Blog of Francesco Mugnai
I’ve noticed a lot of art being showcased out there recently and I think that digital art has had its fair share of exposure in those showcases. Don’t get me wrong I adore digital art as I adore all art but for this post I wanted to go back to basics and showcase some beautiful examples of traditional art which hasn’t been created using a computer but by using paints, pastels or pencils.
13 Sexy Sign-up Forms – Design M.ag
When it comes to online strategies you should never overlook the design of your sign up page. Some of the given examples are sites than many of you I’m sure are familiar with, although, I feel there are some growing gems among the group. (And when I say sexy, I really mean quality ) Take a look around!
How to Develop Applications on Facebook to Promote Your Business - Graphic Mania
Social media websites have changed the way people communicate with one other. Besides the traditional exchange of messages, people can use applications to communicate and interact with friends and family. Facebook is a popular social media website that has taken interaction to a new level.
Eco-friendly is in! With all the global warming issues threatening the world today, ‘going green‘ becomes the keyword as everyone around us scurry to do their part to save our planet.
The Ultimate Roundup of 45 Awesome Bokeh Textures – 1stwebdesigner
Bokeh backgrounds had become a huge trend from 2009 and shows no sign of stopping anytime in 2010 too. For those who don’t know what Bokeh is, it is originally “boke” and pronounced as bo as in “bore” and ke as in “Kennedy”.
30 Examples of Excellent Website Navigation – Web Design Ledger
A website’s navigation allows visitors to get from page to page and discover content. That makes it pretty important, I would say.
60 Design Quotes For Inspiration - Web Design Mash
Sometimes we need a little motivation and inspiration to help us from day to day. Here’s a nice collection of quotes from designers, artists and other people with their views on design.
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About the author
Anjelica De Alexandris is a designer, design fan and researcher based in the South West, United Kingdom. Anjelica considers herself to eat and sleep design and loves her Mac to bits. Anjelica writes for numerous design blogs including Web Design Mash (Author and Editor throughout 2010), Rez, Design is Dead and Blog of Francesco Mugnai.
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