Most Popular Design Links of the Week 4 -10 July 2010
It’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 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.
30 Creative E-Commerce Designs – Web Design Fan
E-Commerce is an electronic marketing system, which consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the internet or other networks. The meaning of ecommerce has changed over the last 30 years.
30 jQuery Accordion Menus, Tutorials And Best Examples - 1stwebdesigner
Accordion menus are used widely in navigation, sliding, minimizing and maximizing content. Such accordions practically are expandable whenever needed, you can really save some space and be able to show a lot of information using this technique.
Animals are great subjects for photographers and computer graphic artists, but not only. They first appeared in the mural drawings, then in traditional art as paintings and sketches and evolved today to be beautiful pencil and charcoal representations of reality.
40 Fresh and Inspirational Blog Designs – Tripwire Magazine
Nowadays Creative Designs is one of the key aspects for improving your website’s traffic and page rank. Getting a site featured in some of the popular WordPress/CSS galleries can bring thousands of visitors and many valuable inbound links with excellent SEO benefits.
Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No.18 – 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. If you wish to submit a future showcase of your web designs that you think are worthy then please contact us via the contact page.
30 Inspirational Photos for the Fourth of July – Site Sketch 101
As a soldier in the United States Army, I find that the fourth of July carries an incredibly special meaning. The fourth of July is the celebration of our nation’s freedom and strength.
Most Popular Design Links of the Week 27 June – 3 July – Web Design Mash
It’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.
29 Photos That Will Make You Want to Adopt a Puppy - Light Stalking
A dog is a man’s best friend the old saying goes, but I think they are the best friend of everyone, not just man. Dog’s help bring families together, keep single people company and provide unbridled love without question to millions of owners. Simply put, dogs help make our lives complete.
Interactive T-Shirts from Japan – Toxel
Series of creative t-shirts with interactive elements designed by Noto-Fusai.
15 Excellent Photo Manipulation Tutorials - ReadyPhotoSite Blog
Using achievements of modern technology photographers can literally create wonders of art. Up-to-date photographic gear enables to make pure realistic pictures, while Photoshop is a powerful tool for creating images that are out-of-the-world.
35 High-Quality and Free Paper Textures - Vandelay Design
Paper textures are extremely useful and versatile in web and graphic design. Whether it is brown paper, notebook paper, wrinkled paper, or something else, they are frequently used by designers. In this post we’ll feature some of the best free paper textures. Always be sure to check the license and terms before using.
99 Icon Sets To Use In Commercial Design Projects – Creative Nerds
This compilation was put together simply because of the lack of free icon sets which are available to be used in commercial design projects, what’s the point creating an icon set if its not free to use ?
30 Photoshop Tutorials To Create Website Layouts – Best Free Web Resources
Photoshop is an excellent tool for creating attract websites , so today we make very wide range Collection of photoshop tutorials for creating web design layouts.
Designing for the Moment - Echo Enduring Blog
There has been some discussion in the past about timelessness in design. In an article all about the important elements of logo design, Jacob Cass includes timeless design as one of the 5 key elements of a good logo.
40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You - Web Design Ledger
Restaurant websites are a great place to find inspiring designs and also to check out some nice ways of displaying photographs within a design. Since the main content of a restaurant is their food – or at least it should be – there is no better thing to do than show beautiful images of the food.
55 Great Web Development Frameworks – Tripwire Magazine
Web Development Framework is software designed to support and increase the efficiency of the development of a Websites, Web applications and Web services. Many frameworks provide libraries for database access, templating and session management, and they often promote code reuse.
40 Effective and Inspiring Ads from WWF – 10 Steps
WWF (World Wildlife Fund) was started back in 1961 with the purpose to conserve the world’s biological diversity. Currently there are more than 1300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world. WWF is also well-known for its creative advertising where each advertisement is strong and effective. Enjoy.
Over 15 Very Funny Posts & Other Links to Make You Laugh About Freelancing - Freelance Folder
One of the best ways that we freelancers have to unwind and relax after a hard day of freelancing is to laugh.
30 Amazing Digital Manga Artwork – Graphic Mania
This art is remarked with special style in lines, colors and shades that is inspired from the Japanese and Chines culture. Although its special eastern style, Manga art has many fans and lovers all around the globe.
How to Communicate With Your Clients – Design Reviver
Effectively communicating with your client is not only an integral part of your relationship but one that’s vital. It will also aim to help you understand tasks, projects, and the needs at hand.
40 Newest Free Fonts To Enhance Designs – Vision Widget
Display typography is a potent element in graphic/web design, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects.
18 Brilliant Pure CSS Drawings – Queness
CSS3 has defnitely revolutionized web development industry. Even though not all the browsers supports all the features fully, it doesn’t stop all the creative people to showing off what it can do and what they can do with it. So, here, I have carefully chosen 18 pure and high standard CSS drawing that look amazingly great. Some of them are even made with CSS1/2 only!
How Should You Brand Yourself? – Paper Leaf
Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re either a designer or someone interested in design at some level. On top of that, a good percentage of you readers freelance either full or part-time. There are a lot of freelance designers out there, and the majority of us brand ourselves as just that: a freelance graphic designer.
28 Beautiful uses of Water in Design – Design M.ag
Adding a touch of nature to your designs can go along way. Determining your element may be tricky, but once you find the perfect choice for your particular project, you can use it as a theme for your piece. Our choice today just happens to be water.
10 Free Font Management Programs for Designers – Best Design Options
Font management is one of the many problems faced by designers and typographers. With so many different types of fonts available, managing them all can often be a job within itself.
20 Beautiful HD Nature Desktop Wallpapers – Tricks Daddy
Its been a long time since I published a post on wallpapers. Today I was looking at the default wallpapers of Windows 7. Most of these wallpapers are related to nature. So I started searching for some more nature related wallpapers on internet.
The Elements Of Design Part I: Introduction – Vanseo Design
This post will serve as something of an introduction. We’ll walk through the difference between design elements and design principles and then talk briefly about each of 8 different design elements.
80 Nighttime Cityscapes and Skylines with Amazing Architecture and Colors – Freelance Review
This incredible collection features a truly beautiful blend of architecture, colors and photography techniques from all around the world.
The portrait is a classic photograph designed to capture the person. Typically it is face on, but the person doesn’t necessarily have to be focused on the camera. The subject can be distracted by something in the distance or daydreaming.
Street Art at its Best: 20 Fabulous Examples – Blog of Francesco Mugnai
28 Minimalist Movie Posters - Inspiredology
I love walking into a theatre and checking out all the new upcoming movie posters. I will admit movie posters have become more of a mainstream promotional tool for the actors. There is less design and meaning to a poster these days – posters feature the main actor with some sort of explosion or montage of supporting actors.
Creative Logo Design Ideas for Company Logo - PS Deluxe
Logo is the most important part of your company’s corporate identity. They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But when it comes to judging a company in the corporate market, its logo plays a very important part.
25 Dynamic and Colorful Abstract Wallpapers – Creative Fan
Abstract is one of my favorite categories of art. It lets the artist explore his or her creativity and display it on the canvas in any way they want. The artist can create whatever message they want with the art and we will still be dazzled by its beauty.
15 High Quality Wire-Frame User Interface Kits – Re-encoded
To be able to make a successful website or application the planning process is the key. With that in mind, we’ve handpicked 15 high quality UI kits for you – that can be downloaded for free. These will save you a lot of time and maybe even boost your creativity!
Must Have Dark Textures Pack for Designers - Design M.ag
Dark design is always appealing to the viewers whether you are creating a website or poster design. Adding dark textures can take your design to next level because textures always makes your design pop and aesthetic.
Inspiration – Beautiful Non-Profit Organization Websites - Think Design Blog
While non-profits generally have good causes, they don’t always have the best websites to showcase there awesome/helpfulness. But some do! So I’ve found a bunch of cool and inspirational Non-Profit Organization website designs for yall.
36 Free CSS Templates To Catch The Eye - Smashing Apps
It doesn’t matter how good your site template is, still you will stop if something catches the eye. That means you’re a template lover, great that you’re here. We found some awesome CSS templates on Templatemo and here are some of those to stop you!
Examples of Solid Colors in Web Design - Design M.ag
With today’s trends in web design, it is hard to find websites that don’t incorporate gradients as their focal point. While gradients add detail, you can still achieve a good look with a less is more approach using solid colors. This is why I have compiled a list of 30 websites that make good use of solid colors, while not relying solely on gradients.
How to Learning Photoshop from Basic – Re-encoded
Photoshop can be very difficult, if it is started without any preparation. We all know, Photoshop is a picture processing software that is very popular and this article assumes you have no clue how to get the magic done because you’re lost in a maze of buttons and filters.
Beautifully Crafted & Designed Concept Cars – Web Design Mash
By 2010 a lot of people thought we may actually be driving around in hover cars like ‘The Jetsons’ or maybe even having a conversation with our car like KITT from Knight Rider. Sadly this has not happened and maybe won’t for a long time to come but the evolution of car design has been very interesting indeed
A Showcase of 30 Super Stylish CSS Footers – Denbagus
The footer, by definition, comes at the bottom of a web page, but it shouldn’t be bottom of your list of priorities when it comes to web design. Too many websites, even wonderfully designed ones, place little or no emphasis on the footer, leaving it an ugly, undervalued repository for copyright information, small print and little else.
A Roundup of the 7 Best Invoicing Apps for Freelancers - Creative Overflow
It goes without saying that it is important to maintain a record of everything – especially money. After all, you do want to get paid. For this reason, you may wish to indulge on these invoicing tools, which do not require any downloads.
38 Amazing and Detailed Female Digital Artworks – Presidia Creative
Digital artworks almost always make for great wallpapers, and one of the most popular subjects for digital artists are women, whether they be fantasy princesses in an enchanted castle or weapon-wielding warriors fighting monsters and saving the world.
A Showcase Of Amazing Prints Ads – D-Lists
You’ve had some great guerrilla marketing showcases so today I thought I’d mix it up a bit and show off some lovely print advertising.
5 Unusual Ways to Create Website Mock-ups - Creative Bits
One of the most important phases of website design is creating mock-ups. Some of the key factors that you should consider when creating wireframes is ease of use for the readers, flexibility for future development and simple hierarchy for the CSS layout.
Freedom or Limitation in Graphic Design – Too much is too bad! – Graphic Design Blog
Graphic design is a vast field and its bounds are nearly limitless. Similarly, there are no limits to the degree of creativity of a graphic designer. Most designers believe in freedom in design, while at the far end, some follow design limitations. But…anything done in excess is bad.
Logo Design Inspiration – 30 Modern Church Logos – Naldz Graphics
Churches, youth groups and other religious groups (like any other well established organization) need to target ‘Gen Y’ and need to create an image that belongs in the 21st century.
60 Truly Inspired Figurative Metal Sculptures – Graphic Mania
After the giant steps that computer graphics have taken in the last few years, the question is will digital art and 3D become traditional arts’ death sentence? Can this really happen when everyone has moved to doing art on computers and sketching on iPad?
10 Free Clean and Minimal WordPress Themes - Web Design Ledger
WordPress has become one of the top choices for content management systems among website owners. This has happened for several reasons, but one is the readily available collection of themes that can transform the appearance and functionality of a site.
We all love desktop wallpapers as they always come in handy and you will always find a wallpaper to express your feeling or mood.
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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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