designlinks Most Popular Design Links of the Week 13 – 19 June 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.

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.

Is It Worth Shifting To Photoshop CS5? – Slodive

Adobe Photoshop CS5 software redefines digital imaging with a strong focus on photography; breakthrough capabilities for superior image selections, image retouching, and realistic painting; and a wide range of workflow and performance enhancements.

50 Amazing Black and White Photography examples - Marked Lines

Black and White photos have a “classic” photography look. You have to imagine the colors inside them to solve the puzzle of them. A big collection of Black and White Photography examples is listed here.

100 Years Of Propaganda: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Smashing Magazine

Propaganda is most well known in the form of war posters. But at its core, it is a mode of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Although propaganda is often used to manipulate human emotions by displaying facts selectively, it can also be very effective at conveying messages and hence can be used in web design, too.

Most Popular Design Links of the Week 7th – 12th June – Web Design Mash

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 Amazing Web Apps for Freelancers – Pro Blog Design

Web apps are great because you can access them from anywhere, they keep all of your data safe, and for the most part, they’re straightforward to get up and running with (No installations or configuring needed!)

10 Tips to Improve Your About Page – David Airey

Almost as important as your website’s home page is the about page. This is your opportunity to build rapport with your guests — a chance to introduce yourself and to explain the aim of your website. Here are 10 tips that’ll have your own page in excellent shape.

Over 50 Beautiful Portfolios – Inspirationpad

A portfolio is a great way for a freelancers/agencies to show off their work, but with all the portfolios out there it is hard to make yours stand out from the crowd.

Collection Of Well Designed Business Cards – Designrfix

I am bringing you the latest in business card design.  There is never a shortage of new business cards to drool over.

11 WordPress Plugins To Manage Your Ads Banners – Web Design Booth

How to monetize your blog? The simplest way is to signup for Adsense, right? But there are actually a lot of Ad Networks that offer different types of banners for different niches. For a design blog, the most popular one is BuySellAds. However, they are some bloggers which prefer direct ads selling, which can save the middleman’s commission.

Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No. 14 – 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.

50 Creative Ads of Grooming and Beauty Products – 10 Steps

Through advertising the beauty of the mirror, we can see the brand image, a thousand different social background, a picture of life, watching with infinite creativity! Today, we have a collection of grooming and beauty product advertisements for inspirations this, a mix of nice works and creativity to get people life off.

The Easiest Way to Test IE6 with Firefox – Nerd Business

Hard to believe, but it’s almost been a decade since the original release of Internet Explorer 6. What’s even harder to believe is that we still have to maintain cross browser compatibility with it!

Hide files and folders in the Mac OS X Finder – Creative Bits

If you share a computer with someone, or your office computer is accessible to prying eyes and you want to hide a file or folder of private documents, it’s quite easy to do without the need to download any software.

Photos of the Week No.3 – Underwater Photography – Web Design Mash

This week in the ‘Photos of the Week’ series we bring you Underwater photography. Some stunning shots of the sea featuring sealife and humans (but sadly no mermaids) which are taken underwater by some of the worlds most exceptional photographers. Enjoy!

50 High Quality Free PSD Files 2010 – Vision Widget

This time, in order to help designers in their ordinary work, we’re presenting over 50+ high quality free PSD files below. They include iPhone, iPad, Mac, Cover, web layout, web elements, logo, buttons, icons and many more.

Zombie Design: 30 Awesome Examples – Blog of Francesco Mugnai

Sexy Glasses Portrait Photography – Inspiredology

We’ve all been inspired by photography in many forms, styles and conceptual ideas. It’s when photography is at its most simplistic with a single focus, is at it’s best in my opinion.

8 Fresh and Useful Mac Apps for Designers – Desizn Tech

We are always on the lookout for useful applications and we have been monitoring Apple Imaging & 3D application repository for new software. Here are 8 recent images editing, drawing applications we have found that looks handy and will save you lot of time in your daily projects.

10 Personality Types of Graphic Designers – Find Out Who You Are! – Graphic Design Blog

Just like all five fingers of the human hand are not the same, all graphic designers are unalike. The field of graphic design is blessed with immense designers, each endowed with a unique talent.

12 Adobe AIR Applications for Twitter Lovers - Web Design Booth

Twitter is known as a very simple way to keep in touch with family and friends by knowing what are they currently up to, particularly in the form of a sentence. The Twitter application has now extended its capacity to the desktop.

Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No.15 – 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.

Top 10 Places To Find Freelance Jobs – Re-encoded

Freelancer is probably one of the most popular and easy to use freelance website on the internet. It’s a huge place where hundreds of jobs are posted on a daily basis.

Sponge Brushes: 10 High Resolution Photoshop Brushes – Colorburned

That is why today I am releasing a set of 10 high resolution sponge brushes that can be used to give your designs a textured look. Enjoy!

34 Pieces of Digital Graffiti for Inspiration – Design M.ag

At one point in time graffiti was considered a way to express yourself in a positive way.  This changed when gangs started to abduct graffiti as a way to display gang signs, and mark territory.

40 Splendid Ice Sculptures for Inspiration – Naldz Graphics

Ice Sculpture is basically a kind of sculpture that uses an ice as a raw material and is then crafted by ice Sculptors.

20 Stunning Examples of Web Designs build around a Photo – Tripwire Magazine

The right image in the right spot can say more than thousands words, don’t you agree? Using a photo as a key element of web design can give your website an added visual element, as well as depth and space.

Web Design Inspiration: 30 Inspiring Red Websites – Blue Bots

Red is the color of love and passion. Most people likes the color red because of its attractiveness and the symbol it often represents…

20 Informative and Inspirating Articles From the Design Online Community – Design Juices

With such a great online design community it is always a privilege to showcase other peoples articles from which I have discovered and have found to be informative and inspirational. Talented designers and writers from all over the web are coming up with new ideas and new ways to showcase awesome work all the time, this is just a selection of that work.

20 Must Have Android Apps for Developers and Designers – 1stwebdesigner

Android is an operating system for mobile devices and uses modified version of Linux Kernel. The mobile operating system was developed by Android Inc, the firm was purchased by Google later on.

Free High Quality Cloud Texture Set – Creative Nerds

Today where offering our readers something slightly different a free texture set  which is to be used within design projects as well as non-commercial project. Its our first texture set we have ever created so i hope you enjoy and be sure to expect more texture sets within the future.

Start Using CSS3 Today: Techniques and Tutorials - Smashing Magazine

We have been publishing articles about CSS3 for a while now, and we keep receiving angry e-mails from some developers who complain that it doesn’t make sense to use CSS3 today.

You Are a Designer If You Have Photoshop – Creative Overflow

I just got a copy of Photoshop CS4 about 2 months ago and going hand in hand with my art classes at school, I have built up enough experience to design your professional corporate logo and brand identity. I have experience in the design and art field and have a great understanding of the history of art and its principles.

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.

Become a Master of Typography with 25 Great Tutorials – Re-encoded

This time I’ve put together a variation of different typography-related tutorials for you to practice your skills. Most of these are Photoshop tutorials, and some also include a couple of other programs.

Is Firefox better than Chrome? – W3 Mag

In my opinion, the fight between the two browsers is one of the largest fights that took place in Internet history and fortunately leads to improving the quality of both.

Free High Resolution Textures – 20 Simple & Subtle Grunge Textures – Lost & Taken

These textures follow along the lines of several other recent sets I’ve posted; they are subtle and can be used when you only need to add a hint of texture to your designs or photographs.

Let the Music Play – Logos Inspired by Music – Web Design Mash

One of the biggest things that keeps me motivated and inspired on a daily basis would have to be music. I’m a huge music fanatic and carry my iPod around wherever I go as I have to listen to it everyday whether I be working or travelling and it stimulates my mind.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Advertising – Vision Widget

World is holding its breath to witness The Beautiful Game creating magic on the biggest canvas of FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Hare are Collection of the most creative and memorable FIFA World Cup advertising campaigns from all over the world.

Camouflage Photography in the Animal World: 50 Astonishing Photos – PXLeyes

Some animals have sharp teeth, some have fragile wings, some are predators, some chew on grass, but they all need to survive.

The State of HTML5 Apps – Six Revisions

We’re at the brink of shifts in the way we do things. The monks who have been toiling away on these new pieces of machinery are coming out of the monolith and starting to spread the word to the people.

20 Macro Plant Shots You Could Take at Home – Light Stalking

Shooting macro can lead to some really interesting photographs, but too often we leave the comfort of our own homes thinking there is something better to shoot at a different location.

20 Uniquely Cool jQuery Plugins and Tutorials – 1stwebdesigner

jQuery is a fantastic resource with a powerful base of plugins, but we often see roundup’s of the same boring plugins that all do the same thing.

Collection of Beautiful Magazine Covers for Inspiration – Design M.ag

Magazine covers can be beautiful works of arts, while others can be simple, they still provide a unique sense of style.  In this post I will share with you 38 creative and beautiful magazine covers that will be sure to inspire you.

5 Reasons Why Trying to be Successful Will Keep You Poor – Copy Blogger

Dave Navarro wrote recently that worrying about what you’re doing (or not doing) is the surest way to keep you poor and unsuccessful.

Why do Some People Use HTM Rather Than HTML? – Design Reviver

We love reading the discussions that develop on Answers. We love the fresh and innovative dev solution’s, the sometimes heated discussions over age old issues and appreciate all of the inspiration that is offered by Answers’ users.

Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No.16 – 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.

40 Cool Typographic Logo Designs – Naldz Graphics

Typography logos are logos with designed fonts that usually include their respective names, abbreviations and brands. Logos with typographic design may have a creative design to give it a more interesting appearance.

25 Elegant and Calming Apple Wallpapers – PSD Fan

Today we bring you the 25 best Apple wallpapers out there (in our opinion). All of these wallpapers are top-quality and very elegant.

3D Typography: Beyond the Page and Screen - Creative Bits

The pieces are labor-intensive—a short work will take up to five hours to make, while a long work could take up to three months.

Giveaway from My Postcard Printing - Admix Web

We really love doing giveaways here at Admix Web, and today is our third time giving away freebies to our readers. Today we are giving our readers a chance to get 100 4×6 Flat Postcards, which are great for advertising and promoting your business, thanks to the amazing people over at My Postcard Printing.

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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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