Most Popular Design Links of the Week 15 – 21 August 2010
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.
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50 High Quality Fonts Every Designer Must Download – Creative Nerds
There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. I’ve decide to collect 50 fonts which are suitable for web, print, etc just overall high fonts which can be used in design projects.
40 Fantastic Resume/CV Templates to Show off Your Skills – 1stwebdesigner
Resume’s / CV’s have traditionally been bits of paper that sum up you and your life achievements in relation to a job to help you find employment.
Vintage Movie Photography: 100 Glamorous Celebrity Photos – Freelance Review
What could be a more glamorous inspiration source than behind-the-scenes photographs of old Hollywood movies? Here we’ve gathered some of the most intriguing photos from many of the best and most famous classic films.
The Devastatingly Branded Email – Logo Design Love
I still get excited when I hear the soft chime of Outlook telling me I have a new message. Receiving email makes me feel important. But, as we have all experienced, there’s too much spam
20 HTML Best Practices You Should Follow – Six Revisions
Most of the web pages you encounter is presented to you via HTML, the world wide web’s markup language. In this article, I will share with you 20 best practices that will lead to clean and correct markup.
Collection of Abstract & Retro Futuristic Designs – Design M.ag
Futurism is an artistic movement formed in Italy around 1910 that tried to express the energy and values of the machine age. While the style has changed some since its beginning, it still focuses on using futuristic styles for its time
20 “Despicable Me” HI-RES Wallpapers – Bloggs 74
Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked
40 (NEW) Good Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials – Blue Bots
Adobe Photoshop is the most popular program commonly used by many web developers and graphic professionals in printing layouts, web designing and graphics editing. This software was made and published by Adobe Systems.
3D Art made from Book Covers – Toxel
25 Examples of Web Designs using Water Theme – Modney 73
Adding a touch of nature to your designs can go along way. Today i have picked water as my theme of web designs. So i have gathered a lovely collection of Water Web Designs for your inspiration. These designs are really cool and beautiful. I hope you do like them
The most unique and innovative refrigerator designs from all over the world.
42 Awe Inspiring Photos of Extreme Weather – ThePhoto Argus
Mother Nature can really unleash some fury when she wants to. Its amazing how something can be so destructive and beautiful at the same time. Here are 42 examples of some of the most beautiful extreme weather photography I have ever seen. Enjoy.
34 FREE Distorted and Eroded Fonts – Web Design Mash
How about some FREEBIES? If you love experimenting with typography and text then take a look at some nice distorted and eroded fonts in this collection which all are free and hopefully they will help with any personal or maybe even commercial projects you maybe working on
Web design is often an appealing career choice for artistic and creative people. It’s seen as a potentially lucrative opportunity to be creative on a daily basis. But there are drawbacks that many people don’t realize going into the field.
25 Brilliant Examples of Film Festival Posters - Online Poster Printing
In order for film festivals to be successful, event organizers use different media forms to spread the news about the it. One of the most popular advertising tool they use are posters
35 Unique and Inspiring Caricature Artworks – You the Designer
Caricaturing is the art of illustrating the human face and figure in a way that exaggerates their prominent features. Most caricatures are satirical in nature, making fun of the people being characterized.
Our latest article is an intro tutorial on the CSS styling potential of the Thematic WordPress theme framework. Have you worked with Thematic? Are you considering it?
30 Fun and Fantastic Wedding Invitations – Webdesigner Depot
This collection consists of 30 unique, crafty, and fun wedding invitations. You’ll see everything from circus-themed invitations to cards designed to look like comic book covers.
10 Great Tips for Writing Better And More Comprehensive CSS – Spyre Studios
There are many different coding styles, some do not like indentation, some like to capitalize certain things, others like to add more than one element on a line, the main train of thought is they are all after one common thing: organization and better code.
They are road signs for your daily rituals-the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click, and ogle countless times a day when you interact with your computer. But how much do you know about their origins?
Freelancing or an In-House position? Which works best for you? In this post, I will discuss my opinion on each, but I want to hear your opinions as well!
Blogger is a blog publishing tool which like all other Google products is free and provides an amazingly intuitive user interface. Starting your own blog is a piece of cake, where you just need to setup a domain name and start posting.
33 PSD to HTML Service Provider to Consider – Blue Bots
PSD to HTML conversion takes a lot of time and precision in converting your design to high quality, SEO optimize, valid top-notch XHTML/ CSS semantic markup and cross-browser compatible especially if you’re not too familiar with coding stuffs. In this case, you will need the assistance of the psd to html service providers that will convert your PSD files into HTML and CSS.
Useful and Free Pictogram Dingbat Fonts - Specky Boy
Pictograms are essentially a graphical idea, sign or simple instruction that has been stripped down to its bare and basic details, yet is still recognizable as the original idea.
Today we present a refreshing collection of free icon sets. In the past, we posted a huge collection of icon sets and due to the increasing users’ demand, we decided to showcase a yet another collection.
Great Band Illustrations – Abduzeedo
I find really nice when bands get illustrated. I remember the music video of “Love Rollercoaster” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers… it was a fun video. But also, there’s a more serious, less cartoonish approach.
Giving Users Some Credit – Design Informer
Websites are designed to be used by people of varying backgrounds, educations and technical levels. One of the challenges we face when designing for the Web is finding a way to create sites and applications that can be accessed by a widely disparate audience while avoiding the pitfall of sacrificing the quality of our work to cater to the dreaded ‘lowest common denominator.’
Amazing Twilight Photography – Kitaro 10
These Pic shows worst communication between sky and earth and the time when sun getting down and darkness coming forward for change the day into night between that period photographer take these snaps which shows amazing connection of sky and light.
30 Stunning Black and White Photos – Acuity
Logo Design Mistakes Which You Should Never Make – Creative Nerds
8 logo design mistakes which as a professional logo designer you should not be making as well, as a useful check list for aspects of which a good logo design should consist of.
8 Famous Brands and their Rebranding Cost! – Graphic Design Blog
We all know giant multinationals and famous brands invest heavily in their brand identity design. But most of the time costs incurred are kept a secret. Bear in mind that a rebranding cost is entirely different from the cost of a logo redesign.
30 More Hilarious Print Advertisements – Spyre Studios
Most people hate adverts. Intrusive, deceptive and boring are just three adjectives commonly used to describe advertising and its omnipresence in modern society. Say what you like about the 30 hilarious print ads below, however, boring they certainly are not!
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.
Today we bring you 30 stunning examples of silhouette photography. Silhouette photography generally plays off of contrast, by creating stark distinction between bright, colorful backgrounds and dark foreground subjects.
Inspiration – 30 Colorful Vector Portrait Artworks – Think Design Blog
A vector portrait is a computer-generated work of art made up of lines filled with blocks of color. Most vector portraits are based on photographs, so look pretty realistic in terms of form, but the colors used can vary wildly from natural skin shades to intense, kaleidoscopic tones.
Why You Should Consider Graphic Design Contests – All Graphic Design
Want to improve your resume, impress potential employers, and get your name in front of the biggest firms and most important people in the design community? Then you need to consider entering some graphic design contests and competitions.
Beer Package Inspiration – 38 Brands – Design Your Way
Beer is the world’s most widely consumed and one of the oldest alcoholic beverages. Only mentioning that it’s the world’s third most popular drink after water and tea makes it interesting for this article. Its package has always been interesting and I’m going to prove you that today.
Best Standards and Guidelines for Graphic Designers – Design Reviver
The basis for this weeks Answers reader discussion is essentially a chance to share what you feel are the best graphic design standards for an inhouse design agency.
30 Stunning Logos of Companies To Inspire – Smashing Share
I have scoured a large number of logos to showcase 30 logos of companies I personally found creative, aesthetic and inspiring.
15 (Really) Beautiful & Creative Book Covers – Hongkiat
Before the early nineteenth century, books were hand-bound using heavy materials such as wood, leather, gold, silver and jewels. Over the centuries, book binding had always serve as a protection to expensively printed or hand-made pages, and as embellishments tribute to the cultural authorities.
Really Cool Advertisements and Photomanipulations – Presidia Creative
Advertisements and photomanipulations can yield some really cool and inspirational results that defy reality and push your imagination to the limits.
50 Breathtaking Macro Predators Photos – Graphic Mania
The secret behind why people love Macro photography is that it shows us a different, tiny world that we couldn’t see the beauty of without macro photography equipment and most importantly, the talent of the photographer who takes these amazing shots.
50 Wicked Websites featuring Wooden Textures – 1stwebdesigner
Anyone browsing the websites of creative companies, individuals and communities, will have noticed over the past few years, that patterns, and textures have become a massive design trend.
100 Free High Quality WordPress Themes: 2010 Edition – Smashing Magazine
High quality free WordPress Themes have become harder and harder to find in the past year, with the influx of premium themes, more and more designers and developers are selling themes (and rightly so, they do amazing work). But, that aside, the quality is certainly there, and we are sure you will be impressed with this WordPress theme compilation for 2009.
30 Creative and Inspiring Golf Logos – Specky Boy
Sport logos are fantastic to work with – some of the world’s greatest brands are sport-related (think Nike, Adidas, ESPN and Everlast). Golf is a popular sport with wealthy and successful people – as such, golf businesses (such as golf clubs, golf courses and golf websites) can be extremely lucrative. With such a savvy client base, the marketing, branding and (of course) logos of these businesses needs to be sophisticated (as well as sporty).
30 Awe-inspiring Shots of Abstract Photography – Web Design Mash
This week continuing in our ‘Photos of the Week‘ series I bring you 30 awe-inspiring photos of abstract photography. The style of abstract is a process in photography that uses colours, textures and patterns which combined help to create a stunning, almost unreal looking photographic image, with has no true meaning or no clear subject.
27 Amazingly Realistic CSS Icons and Logos – 1stwebdesigner
CSS3 comes up and you can replicate fancy effects you thought you can only do in Photoshop. Now people create logos and icons within only lines of code and what’s more no images!
Bird photography is one of the most challenging types of nature photography. Since the subject is usually small, may not stay still, moves rapidly from branch to branch, sits in less than favorable lighting conditions and is extremely aware of an approaching photographer.
36 Creative 3D Typography Designs – Design M.ag
3D Typography is an art of collecting and arranging text in three dimension view. So in this showcase we’ve collected 36 creative 3D typography designs
5 Common SEO Mistakes with Web Page Titles – Six Revisions
Page titles are one of the most powerful on-site search engine ranking factors that you have control over but website owners often neglect them.
40 Metal Textures for Designers – Blue Bots
Texture can refer to the actual surface of a design or to the actual appearance of the design. Metal textures can also be very handy in web and graphic design.
Let Them Eat Cake – Gorgeously Designed Cakes – Web Design Mash
Cakes and cupcakes seem to be more popular than ever at the moment and with some very talented bakers out there, there is always some brightly coloured sponge masterpiece in a shop window. It seems a shame to have to eat them after all the effort that was put into them. So take a gander at some of these creative cake designs and you definitely can… have your cake and eat it!
I think you will all know my weakness in design often comes down to typography and text art in particular. So much so that I have personally developed the idea to have typography merge into furniture design through kids chair designs.
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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