wdm design links v21 Most Popular Design Links 18 – 24 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.

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.

Life in Motion – 35 Stunning Shots of Action Photography - Web Design Mash

This week in our ‘Photos of the Week’ collection I bring you ‘Action Photography’. The world is a busy place and Ferris Bueller once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it”. Well I think that with this collection the photographers have managed to catch a snapshot of life in motion. Hope you like the selection.

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.

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”. It basically means the “out of focus” parts of a photograph.

Most Popular Design Links of the Week – 11 – 17 July – Web Design Mash

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 on throughout the week. These are not the top links chosen by us but chosen by you and the amount of clicks they received.

50 Photoshop Actions to Improve Your Workflow – Graphic Mania

The main rule of Photoshop actions is not to help you create effects; it helps you to automate the Photoshop steps that you frequently apply to an image or group of images and save these steps to apply on further images when you open Photoshop.

50 Awesome Must See Tutorials (Part2) - Designerfix

Tutorials can often be your greatest source of inspiration when trying to design that project you have been putting off. In this post, I have rounded up a collection of very useful tutorials from around the web from the month of May and June 2010.

30 Inspiring Website Navigation Menus - Naldz Graphics

For surfers, website navigation menu plays a crucial part in making the web experience fun and, of course, easy… It actually influences the viewer’s preference for a particular website if he enjoyed surfing through and browsing the site or blog.

Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No.20 – Web Design Mash

This is the end of an era as this is going to be the last in the series for Love Design. Thanks to the 200 sites and their designers and developers that were featured over the last 5 months.

Free High Resolution Textures 17 Scratched and Scraped Textures - Lost and Taken

I’ve got a swell set of scratched and scraped textures for you guys today. Many of these textures came from old pots and pans from the restaurant that my mother owns (she makes the best cherry pie in the world). Hopefully you guys can find some rad uses for these textures, please let me know if you do!

Which Graphic Designers Are More Successful – Full-Time or Part-Time? – Graphic Design Blog

Freelance or employed, one dilemma has always troubled graphic designers…Working full-time or part-time? The field of graphic design is such that requires utmost dedication and commitment. But one cannot overlook his obligations to family and friends. To strike a perfect balance between work and home life is the biggest hurdle that every graphic designer faces.

15 High Quality Mini Icon Sets for Your Web Projects – Line 25

cons and visual clues are important additions to any web app, but they can be difficult to create yourself because of the tiny dimensions. Luckily there’s stacks of free high quality icon sets out there on the web, that have been created by talented designers.

Beautifully Crafted & Designed Concept Cars – Web Design Mash

These concept cars are a more realistic view of tomorrow’s automobiles and some of them have probably been given the green light to go into production. So take a look at some of the cool cars you may be behind the wheel of in the future. Happy motoring!

40 Freaky Designs for Horror Movie Posters - Graphic Mania

Starting the design idea brainstorming begins with understanding the product or the service that you would like to use the design for. For example, if you are designing a package for the product, your design should suit the product type and user.

Freelancing Dreams vs. Freelancing Reality – Freelance Folder

Whether we want to admit it, or not, most of us started out with some preconceived notions of what freelancing would be like for us.

30 Inspirational Examples of Fashion Photography – The Photo Argus

For a fashion photographer, every opportunity to shoot means finding the perfect clothing, the ideal background, and the right mix of light and color. Whether shooting for print ads and magazines or as part of a personal appreciation for fashion, every photographer seeks the ideal inspiration.

5 Sure Fire Ways To Keep Your Web Design Projects On Track – Creative Nerds

Armed with my five top tips to keep your web design projects on track you’ll finish your jobs on time and on budget every time. By doing so you’ll gather a loyal following of clients who consider you their web expert and are happy to enthuse about you to anyone who’ll listen.

40 Bizarre and Cool Google Earth Photos - Noupe

Google Earth is used when you want to explore rich geographical content, want to see satellite images, maps, landscapes, 3D buildings or view satellite images from galaxies in outer space. It also lets you search the whole planet within seconds without requiring you to leave your comfortable room.

10 Best Websites To Generate Buttons Online – Smashing Apps

Are you a developer looking for a great online tool to create buttons? If yes, then I have got a great list for you.

Helvetica of Colors: Beatiful Gray Pallette Inspired Websites -Desizn Tech

Gray/Grey is widely used in web design. Gray us used for background color, link, link hover and many more. They best quality of gray is, its ability to blend easily with any colors such as white, black, blue and more. In those post, we are showcasing some of the most  beautifully orchestrated  websites using gray.

World’s Top 10 Fashion Brands and Their Websites – PVM Garage

Recently I was working on a design project for a high-end fashion company. I thought it would be great inspiration for everyone to have the top 10 fashion brands in the world presented PVM Garage. View the designs below for excellent inspiration on your next fashion design project.

15 jQuery Plugins That Will Rock Your Website – Re-encoded

jQuery is a popular framework among web designers and developers. It is derived from Javascript, but it can do much more stuff which is quite complicated to do in Javascript.

How Having the Right People Around You Can Boost Design Business – Graphic Design Blender

One of the things about being a freelancer is you end up spending a lot of time alone. After all, you work at your computer, at home, or in cafes, and only you and your expertise are required in order to have a fully-operational business.

25 Stellar Examples of Awesome Typography - Site Sketch 101

Proper use of typography can present people with an awesome first impression as they think of you and your brand.  Integrating the right font with the right effect into your graphics can elevate your level of effectiveness when presenting information, branding a website, or just creating graphics for a blog.

Awesome 80′s Cartoons Illustrations – Web Design Mash

I really don’t believe that modern cartoons of today can live up to the awesomeness of classic 80′s cartoon series! In this collection you may find some familiar and maybe not so familiar faces but hopefully they will kick off a feeling of nostaglia for those who grew up in the great 80′s.

48 Awarded Logos From European Designers – Design Your Way

An award received by a designer or agency is a proof of quality, a proof that hard work and talent are recognized officially by the professionals in the industry. Wolda gives every year awards to the best logos created by designers from all over the globe. I’m proud to present to you some great logos, for starters, from European designers. Future articles will come, of course.

What it Really Costs to Be a Freelancer – Freelance Folder

A common misconception is that starting and running a freelance business is free. Nothing could be further from the truth.

50 Useful Articles and Resources You May Have Missed - Noupe

When it comes to online tutorials and articles, you have to be very careful in choosing the right one from tens of thousands of articles you find as you are seeking help in the Web. So today we present nice articles and tutorials which are easy to understand and will surely add to your knowledge.

Grunge Toolbox For Designers – Blue Faqs

If you find yourself using subtle grunge in your designs, or even a bit heavier use, then I have a treat for you today.

Creative Logo Design: 33 Great Wine Logos – Naldz Graphics

Wine logos and brands should aim to be timeless – sometimes a bottle of wine will sit in a cellar for decades. In the last 100 years, wine and champagne labels have evolved dramatically as logo design, graphic design and marketing techniques and strategies have evolved.

5 Reasons to Take A Break From Your Blog – Daily Blog Tips

Approximately three months ago, I had a personal loss in my family. As a result of that loss, I took a much-needed break from blogging. It ended up being about two months of posting nothing to my blog, or anyone else’s, for that matter.

Amazing Tron Legacy Promo Designs – Abduzeedo

The days are passing really fast, and I know that when we realize, it will be December, and Tron will be moments away from its release. That said, I guess it’s time for us to warm up for that, because I just know that this movie will be fantastic.

34 Awesome Products Geeks will Love – Hongkiat

The true meaning of geek has changed significantly over time, and there is no longer a definitive definition. The word dork, nerd, dweeb, spod, and gimp have the same connotations as geek, but a lot of people choose to classify different meanings amongst these terms. Before, being described as a geek tends to be an insult.

10 New High-Quality Fonts for Your Designs - Web Design Ledger

If you’ve been a reader of WDL for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we try to make your life a little easier. One way we do this is by finding high-quality freebies for you to use in your designs

Field of Dreams – 30 Amazing Photographs to Leave You Inspired - The Photo Argus

A beautiful meadow or rolling field is truly a special thing. Bathed in the new day sun or the rich evening light, fields can be a very compelling subject for your next photo expedition.

45 Awesome Photography Shots Taken at Night – Web Design Mash

Just because the light has gone and the sun has seen it’s face for another day it doesn’t mean that the world stops being beautiful and inspirational. You only have to take a look up at the sky at night and see the stars scattered about or if you live in the city then take look out of your window and you may see a stunning cityscape full to the brim with its bright lights.

Over 550 Photoshop Brush Packs Free for Commercial Use - Arbent

As a compliment to our tutorial post for this week, 30 Tutorials That Will Teach You Photoshop, we thought Arbenting should put together a piece to go along with it. We have scoured the tubes to find you the coolest collection of commercial free-use Photoshop brush packs we could dig up. So check ‘em out and enjoy.

10 Stunning Movie Websites - Woork Up

Here is a selection of the ten best websites for movies of the current and past season that deserve to be added to your bookmarks as a source of inspiration in the field.

Welcome to the Candy Art World of Caramelaw - Web Design Mash

A few posts ago I featured an artist from Singapore called Caramelaw in my Showcase of Cities Honoured in Typography post. I instantly fell in love with her colourful, cute and beautiful art. Well in this post I’m going to be featuring the work of Caramelaw who is now one of my favourite graphic designers and illustrators.

Attractive Pin Up Photography – 40 Examples – Design Your Way

The models in pin up photographs illustrate glamour, style, maybe vulgarity and they transform this intimate and boudoir photography into the concept of art. Surely, some pictures cross the erotic border but we can excuse ourselves by saying that it’s in the name of art.

100 Seriously Awesome Retro Wallpapers - 1stwebdesigner

In this article is collection of well designed Retro Wallpapers. When we say retro it mean any culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, or it can be used to simply mean “old fashioned” or old, “timeless” or “classic”.

32 Spectacular Black Desktop Wallpaper Designs – Best Design Options

Black is a very popular color. It also invokes different meanings to different people. In fashion industry for example, black is classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

40 Beautiful Anime Illustrations Part 1 – Web Design Mash

I’ve grown up with anime all of my life and ever since I was little it’s been my favourite type of animation. Anime アニメ basically in English refers to a particular style of animation which comes from Japan. Well known for characters with their very large eyes and outrageous haircuts and influenced by Manga Japanese comic books.

100 Beautiful Bokeh Photos - Freelance Review

According to Wikipedia, bokeh is defined like this: In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”

15 Examples of Beautiful HDR Photography - Site Sketch 101

One of the most important things that you can do to multiply the effectiveness of your content is to provide a visually impressive experience with it. Of course, you’ll want to use a theme on your blog that makes it fun to view your site and easy to enjoy your content but you’ll also want to illustrate your articles with lively, vivid images that really grab the attention of your visitors.

A Round-Up of Free Dirty Grunge Wallpapers for Your Desktop – You the Designer

Great grunge designs create beauty out of the seemingly ugly. Scratches, rust, dust and trash become part of cool, trendy, and high-impact designs.

25 Mouth Watering Interface Designs - Creative Overflow

We come across interfaces all day long, from your normal windows task bar to programs that we use. These interfaces are sleek and simple and work well, but have you ever seen high tech interfaces? These interfaces are pure works of art and just by looking at them you get the sense of creativity the artist poured into creating them.

Designing a Facebook Landing Page: 12 of the Best! – Design M.ag

This obviously isn’t a tutorial on how to design a company landing page, but rather I hope to inspire you as to what successfully companies are doing within this space.

Beautiful Architectural Photography – Web Design Mash

This week in the ‘Photos of the Week’ series I bring you the stunning world of architecture – The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures. In this gallery you will see a collection of truly superb photographs of some of the worlds most beautiful architecture – old and new.

Elements of a Well-Designed Website – Graphic Mania

The internet is a very crowded place. It houses tons of information stored in various locations across the globe. This information is actually provided by the web’s basic element: the website.

25 Shocking Horror & Macabre Photos- Web Design Mash

It seems quite a contrast from WDMs last post about cute Pixar films but these are some amazing examples of Horror in photography. Some of the images are really disturbing and not for the faint-hearted. You have been warned. Take a look and remember – Don’t have nightmares!

Use a Freelance Paycheck Template to Pay Yourself Regularly – Freelance Switch

One of the downfalls of freelancing is not having a regular paycheck. But why does that have to be a downfall? With a little bit of work (and time), you could develop a regular freelance paycheck. I’m going to share with you how I am giving myself a regular paycheck, and as a bonus, I am going to give away my freelance paycheck template that I use to manage it!

Creative Collection of Packaging Designs – Web Design Mash

Package design is one of the most important aspects of design and it is where concepts of typography, graphics and industrial design all play important roles in getting consumers interested and to part with their money.

50 Creative Vector Character Illustrations - Freelance Review

Check out these inspiring vector character illustrations! If you’re looking for ideas, you’ll love this post because it features a wide variety of vector techniques and unique styles. Pay especially close attention to “skin” colors, shadows and shading, background elements and reflections/gloss effects. You’re sure to pick up a ton of good ideas by browsing through — enjoy!

Photography Tips for Amateur Photographers - Hongkiat

I’m sure each and everyone of us were pretty excited when we first got our DSLR. I mean, who’s not right. And the next thing most of us will do is – start abusing the shutter and snapping non-stop. That’s just how we learn.

2 Fun And Free Vector Scenes For Your Design Projects – LBOI

Everyday when I create new vector graphics, whether they are characters or just simple elements for a poster or website, I always find that there is a real scarcity of vector “scenes”. You know the free stuff like brushes and icons that you can download and put together to present your design? I rarely come across plain, no-frills vector scenes that I can use as a blank canvas for my design.

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About Anjelica

Anjelica De Alexandris has written 73 post on web design mash.

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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