wdm design links Most Popular Design Links of the Week 27 Jun – 3 Jul 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.

Love Design – Top 10 Websites of the Week No.17 – 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.

Selfless Self-Promotion: How to Promote Yourself Without Talking About Yourself – Vector Tuts+

For many artists, the most challenging and intimidating aspects of running a creative business are marketing and promotion.

20 Nice Tutorials for Designing T-Shirts – Blue Bots

T-shirt designing is so widely used that numerous designers have found ways to produce quality designs for t-shirts. With the varying techniques implemented and executed, however, the quality of the t-shirt created also varies.

Heads Up 100 Beautiful WordPress Blog Headers – WPin

WordPress is an incredibly useful platform to build on in terms of features etc. However we have delved into the more aesthetic side of things with a collection of WordPress sites that have real impact from the simplest of things. A header.

10 Awesome Pieces of Art on Wheels - The Inquistr

I know when I was growing up the idea of having a van with a beautiful airbrushed painting was all the rage but then as vehicles got smaller this form of mobile art seem to fade into the past. Recently though there seems to be a resurgence in of all places – Russia. The name has changed to areography but the idea is the same – some pretty incredible artwork on vehicles of all types.

25 Shocking Horror & Macabre Photos – Web Design Mash

Continuing on in our Photos of the Week series we bring you 25 photos from the disturbing Horror & Macabre category. 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!

Inspiration After Sex And Creativity Is For Nutjobs – Drawar

What the hell does that mean exactly? Does it just mean you are motivated to do something? If I tell you I was inspired to create a website about mermaids eating hot dogs does that mean I was inspired by watching my goldfish eat the sausage I accidentally dropped in its bowl?

Become Master of Text Effects With 40 Adobe Fireworks Tutorials – 1stwebdesigner

Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. It is aimed at web designers for rapidly creating website prototypes and application interfaces. It is designed to integrate easily with other former Macromedia products, such as Dreamweaver and Flash.

40 Creative 404 Error Pages to Inspire You - Web Design Ledger

Error pages are often neglected by designers because they are rarely seen, or at least that’s the plan. But we all know things happen. A visitor may incorrectly enter a url, or try to find something on your site that just isn’t there.

Free For All: For You, No Charge! – CreativePro

In this installment, you’ll enjoy free Photoshop actions, bokeh-licious backgrounds, right-angled fonts, and a timeline creator.

The 9 Best WordPress Plugins Coming in 2011 – Site Sketch 101

I love WordPress in large part because of the large number of plugins that are currently available. It seems that all you have to do is a simple search on the plugins page and you can accomplish nearly anything on your blog.

45 Adobe AIR Applications for Designers and Developers – 1stwebdesigner

Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime environment used to build rich internet applications using Adobe Flash, Flex, HTML and Ajax, helping web developers and designers to perform their task with ease and much efficiently.

15 Google Chrome Extensions for the Avid Designer – Design Reviver

Google Chrome has become one of the best choices for web browsing, especially for designers and developers due to its flexibility. Even though Firefox is still considered to be in the lead, it’ll only be a matter of time before most delve into Chrome.

Hints and Tips for Designing a Multicultural Website – Creative Nerds

We know that the Internet is global, but how many people can truly say the same about their website? While all websites can theoretically be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, from Camden to Canada to Calcutta, it takes a little thought and effort to ensure that your site will appeal to as broad an audience as possible.

Poll Results: How Many Websites Do You Launch Per Year? – CSS Tricks

I’m probably in the 2-4 camp myself, which is the winning choice. I don’t freelance, but I do do sites for family and friends once in a while. Even when I was at Chatman Design the vast majority of work we did was on sites that already were launched.

A Collection of New Dark Web Designs – PSD Fan

Today we look at a collection of the freshest dark web-designs. We also look at some of the conventions of darker websites, and what these color-schemes are used for by the designers.

50 Really Cool Random Images For Your Inspiration – Bluefaqs

Every once in a while it’s a good idea to throw some completely random images in front of our eyes to help spawn fresh and creative ideas.

25 Examples of keeping Web Design Simple and Minimalistic - Tripwire Magazine

Most modern web sites tend to have a lot of colors, content, images, video and sound. While the overall trend may be going this way “keeping it simple" still works very effectively.

50 Corporate Website Examples – Naldz Graphics

Of all the man-made development today, the web is indeed one of the most influential technology that has been created. Currently, most business organization turn to web development in either advertising or developing the company.

Learning How to Freelance without Clients – Freelance Folder

For some reason, even though I’ve been in the development world for over ten years, I’d never thought about making my own apps. It seemed to me that web and app development were two completely different things.

WordPress 3.0 – Tutorials and Guides to get You Started - Re-encoded

Just recently, the 3.0 version of WordPress was released. There’s been a lot of buzz around it and we’ve decided to share a few tutorials/guides with you related to some of the new features introduced. This is meant to be of help for those out there that need a kick-start.

6 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand’s Reputation - Lime Exchange Weblog

Brand monitoring is an integral part for the success of any organization. You must be aware that a lot of conversation goes on the web about your organization with or with without your consent. And, it is good if you could monitor all such conversation so that you are in a position to formulate a strategy for building up your brand’s image.

30 Incredible Safari Extensions Available Now – Mac App Storm

Since Apple’s own Safari extension list hasn’t yet gone public, we’ve compiled a list of 30 of our favorite extensions for you to download and try. We’ll also walk you through the process of how to install extensions in Safari, so everything is clear and simple!

Beginner’s Guide to SEO: Best Practices – Part 2/3 – Hongkiat

In the first post in this series, Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization, Part I, we set the groundwork for developing our site and creating content. We thought about how to generally approach SEO and how to begin your keyword research.

6 Tips for Pitching to Major Clients – Webdesigner Depot

Almost every major web designer faces this dilemma at some point: either continue working with “mom-and-pop" style businesses, enjoying effortless marketing and relatively simple projects, or transition to working with larger businesses and reap the benefits of bigger budgets.

20 Amazing Mac Applications for the Novice Designer – Re-encoded

As a freelance designer you need to be at the top of your game which means you’ll want to have the most useful tools available to you. Your arsenal should be heavy with all sorts of development, financial, and time tracking tools that will be of great use. Without these essential tools, life as a freelance designer could become much harder then you had expected it to be.

55 jQuery Form Plugins To Download And Use – Design Your Way

Default forms are boring and that’s for certain. Styling your form with a jQuery plugin is the solution for your aesthetic issues with basic and old forms. There are here 55 jQuery plugins for forms covering everything that you would think of related to form styling with the powerful jQuery.

Logo Design Inspiration – 33 Striking Black and White Logos - Naldz Graphics

Most logos make use of color. Logo designers creating a color logo will generally also create a black and white variation of the logo for the client to ensure the logo is readable and effective in black and white (in case a client needs to use the logo on black and white media).

40 Creative Advertisements around the World – Best Design Tuts

For the first time in BestDesigntuts we bring you the most creative and hilarious advertisements of the world, made by some of the big ad agencies. These creative creations have everything that takes an ad to be the successful one.

Typography: 80 Inspiring Creative Designs – Designrfix

It’s been a while since I have done a post on typography; almost 8 months or so. No need to wait any longer! There is so much new and fresh material that has been created since then and I would love to share with you.

45 Must Have iPhone Applications for Developers and Designers – 1stwebdesigner

Every iPhone owner should know that he/she possesses a device which is more that just a cell phone to call or text.You can use it as your second computer when you are not at your home or office, and we think this was the purpose of creating iPhone.

Blue Website Showcase – D-Lists

A showcase of beautifully crafted websites sporting a blue colour scheme.

How to get your new blog indexed by Google quickly - Cats Who Blog

I already said it many times, but in my opinion, patience is one of the essentials qualities of a blogger. Don’t expect a new blog with a freshly registered domain to be able to dominate search engines in a month or two.

35 Examples of Excellent Water-Themed Digital Art – Onextrapixel

Water is one of the four Classical Elements, the other three being Earth, Fire and Air, which make up the four known states of matter: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Of those four elements, water, arguably, is the least understood.

50 Stunning Examples of Urban Decay Photography – Noupe

Urban decay photography is the form of photography that deals with the techniques of taking pictures of deserted buildings. Although the buildings have been abandoned for more than a few years or more, the expert photographers make them look absolutely stunning.

55 Fresh and Creative Logo Designs - You the Designer

The more businesses, and therefore logos, there are out there, the more challenging it is to make a fresh, unique, and creative one from scratch.

40 Really Inspiring Twitter Background Designs – Smashing Buzz

You may get inspired with these listed twitter backgrounds or you can also make your own twitter background, these kind of designs always inspires to others to follow you and this will also helps you to grow your network.

40 Stunningly Professional Business Cards – PSD Fan

Today we bring you 40 stunningly professional business cards, showcasing a variety of design styles and printing techniques. Each business card is beautifully crafted and really shows a lot about the company behind it.

25 Must Have Free Apps for your New Mac – 1stwebdesigner

One of the best parts of owning a Mac is the cool free apps that you get to download! Just like the iPhone, there’s an app for your every need, and they exceed expectations most of the time.

Cool and Best Twitter Tools You Must Try - Slodive

Twitter has become one of the most used real time social media site. Tweeting has become a passion among the people of all age groups.

10 Examples of Beautiful Custom Designed Posts - Cats Who Blog

Since some months, web designers and bloggers created a new blogging trend, named “Custom designed post". So what’s this? Simply, it is a blog post which use a specific design instead of the blog main design.

Illustration in Web Design – 36 Stunning Examples - Web Design Mash

Illustration in web design is one way to make sure your website stands out from the crowd. Whether it be cute cartoon characters, blocks or fancy shapes it’s one sure way to get peoples attention.

40 Cool and Creative Ambigram Designs - Hongkiat

Have you ever seen a word and read the same word upside down? This is one form of an ambigram . An ambigram (from Latin: ambi both + gram = letter) is a word or words that can be read in more than one direction, where the word reads the same when upside down or turn over to form an entirely new word.

Freelancing: How to Deal with Long Working Hours - Onextrapixel

Working long hours is in many cases a must for freelancers. In the beginning of starting up your own business as a freelancer/small business owner, you will always see that it takes more work than expected.

A Beginner’s Guide to Ecommerce Shopping Carts – Web Design Ledger

Choosing a shopping cart can be complicated, leaving you bamboozled by an array of options. A web design agency could suggest Magento, but your friend’s son is adamant PayPal’s cart is the panacea you’ve been looking for. With so many choices, you need to work out which option will cater for the demands of your business today and tomorrow.

Interactive T-Shirts from Japan – Toxel

Series of creative t-shirts with interactive elements designed by Noto-Fusai .

24 Intriguing Logos – When Simple Becomes Complex! – Graphic Design Blog

Minimalist logo designs are preferred more by graphic designers because of their ease and simplicity. But the difficulty in designing simple logos is to incorporate an effective message within the design. This can be achieved either through the technique of negative spacing or by interweaving the symbol within the typography.

40 Fresh and Inspirational Electronics Ads – Presidia Creative

We frequently like to post inspiring and interesting advertisements for a variety of subjects, including food, cosmetics, cars and electronics. Ads provide excellent inspiration for photographers and designers alike, and they can help artists understand modern trends.

Making a Twitter Background – Boxed in Design

There are many different ways to make a Twitter background, but I’m going to show you two of my favorites.

11 Skills Learned From Running a Small Business That Will Improve Your Resume – Denbagus

If you’ve been self-employed or running a small business for a few years and are now looking for a job, then you may be worried about how your employment status will appear on your resume. If you aren’t careful, your “self-employment" may appear to be “unemployment" to your prospective employer.

Best Photoshop Brushes Released in June 2010 - Best Design Options

As a way to start the new month, we are proud to present the best Photoshop brushes released in June 2010.

52 Awesome Designers to Follow on Twitter - Web Design Mash

So this is kind of like the ultimate #Followfriday design list which was originally going to be a compilation of 40 designers but I squeezed to 52 great Twitter designers (which are in no specific order) who I find to be the ‘who’s who’ to follow in the design community (and including myself – shameless promotion I know!). I salute you all…

Top 15 Most Popular Twitter Clients in the World (Infographic) - Dailybloggr

With the plethora of options to Tweet, its cut-throat competition in the Twitter clients section.

WordPress Launches Phone In Your Blog – Site Sketch 101

WordPress has teamed up with Twilio , a communications and voice application, to create Phone In Your Blog. This new feature gives WordPress.com users yet another means of posting a blog.

15 Excellent Photo Manipulation Tutorials - Ready Photo Site

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.

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.

Life’s a Beach – Relaxing Photos of Beaches – Web Design Mash

Summer is here so it’s time to sit back and relax. For some of us it’s hard to take a break and be able to get away from it all. So this week continuing in our ‘Photos of the Week‘ series I bring you some rather nice photos of beaches. So sit back, grab your sunglasses, the sun cream and a nice cold beverage of your choice and enjoy the scenery.

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.

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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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