designlinks Most Popular Design Links of the Week 7 – 12 Jun 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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35 Surreal Artwork Collection to Visualize Your Dreams – Graphic Mania

Although the criticism that faced the surreal art in its early days in the last century, it was able to proof its ability to stand as a wired art style for decades even after the revolution of digital media. You can compare this ability to exist with other art styles and schools that could not exist for long time.

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.

Collection Of Well Designed Business Cards – Designrfix

There is never a shortage of new business cards to drool over. In this post you will see business card designs ranging from really creative and cool to very simple and slick.

40 Shots of Beautiful Nature & Wildlife Photography - Web Design Mash

This week we bring you 40 photos that showcases the beauty of nature and wildlife. From beautiful scenery to cute furry animals there is a great selection of nature at it’s best. Sit back and relax and take some time out to view these astounding photos.

Showcase of Beautiful Typography Artworks - Presidia Creative

Typography is an incredibly important aspect of design.  It can directly communicate a given message through text, but can also allow for more subtle elements and themes to be presented.

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.

10 Free Printable Web Design Wireframing Templates – Web Design Ledger

When creating these sketches, it’s good to have a guide or starting point. Here we’ve rounded up 10 free printable templates that will help you get started with your own wireframe sketches.

Tricks of the Trade: Great Portfolio Design (Part 2) - PSD Fan

This week we bring you a look at the various techniques used by designers in building a respectable and creative portfolio. In Part 2 (of 2) we take a look at the use of Textured Backgrounds and White Space.

The 90 most fantastic HDR pictures from Flickr – 2expertdesign

Today, I would like to let you discover an amazing set of pictures using the HDR technique. All pictures provide from the same unique web-site: Flickr. An HDR picture (High Dynamic Range-technique) returns with more reality the extent of light and dark shades of a situation.

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server – Make Tech Easier

Bloggers, have you ever been in the situation where you want to make changes to your site (such as changing of theme, installing new plugins etc).

Add Brilliant Light Effects Photoshop Tutorials - Best Photoshop Tutorials

In this tutorial, Sebastiano shows you “several super easy techniques for incorporating remarkable light effects to your work using Photoshop.

Super Macro Photos Of Ladybugs – Smashing Share

In this post, we will showcase super macro photos of ladybugs . Macro photos are the close-up pictures of small things. Hope these macro photos will inspire you.

80 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Awesome Websites – Creative Nerds

A sweet collection of high quality web design tutorials, which will enable a novice to a professional designer the skills in order to be capable of using Photoshop in order to create professional website.

60 Crazy and Freak Cartoon Characters - Splashnology

Today we posted awesome collection for your inspiration – it’s 60 Crazy, Funny, Cute and Freak Cartoon Characters artworks.

Transparency in Web Design – CSS Tricks

How is it done? Let’s take a gander at four different ways. Each of them handling the illusion in a different way, and each completely appropriate depending on the situation at hand.

60 Stunning Super Heroes Wallpapers for your Desktop – PSD Deluxe

In this list we included Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine and Iron Man Wallpapers. Totally in this list you can find 60 free stunning Super heroes wallpapers for your Desktop.

Brilliantly Creative Photos Captured With Great Timing – Smashing Apps

Today, we are showing you Brilliantly Creative Photos Captured With Great Timing.

Create a Vibrant Digital Poster Design with CSS3 - Line 25

CSS has come a long way in recent years, and with new browser support for a hand full of CSS3 properties we can begin to replicate design styles directly in the browser that beforehand were recently only possible in our design applications.

15 Amazing HDR(High Dynamic Range) Tutorials – Best Design Tuts

You must have seen photos having amazing effects and contain perfect combination of light and dark intensity of lights. The credit goes to HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography.

30 Amazing Cityscape Wallpapers Around the World – Web Design Fan

Visiting around the world reveals many amazing landmarks and cityscapes, from the classy New York City skyline to the romantic city of Paris. I am here today to present to you “30 Amazing Cityscape Wallpapers Around the World”, that give you just a quick glimpse of our beautiful world we have to explore.

20 Illustrative PSD to XHTML/CSS Tutorials – Best Design Tuts

PSD to XHTML is an important part of web development. It helps in making a website search engine friendly. The mark up of the website needs to be valid, cross browser compatible, pixel-perfect and W3C standards compliant.

20 More Amazing Portfolio Websites – Admixweb

Like I wrote in “20+ Amazing Portfolio Websites,” your portfolio is the most important website you will design and develop in your career, because it is where you can really show off, be original, and stand out in your field.

In Search of Sunrise – Fantastic Photography of Sunsets – Web Design Mash

If there is anything in the world that would make me stop and stare it would be the sight of a beautiful sunset or sunrise. There is something quite magical that I can’t explain. It’s like Mother Nature has created a stunning piece of art in the sky with colours and blends.

Complete Collection of Blank T-Shirt Mockup Templates – Speckyboy

In this post you will find a complete collection of templates and mockups that would make a perfect frame for your creative t-shirt designs.

10 Tools for Better Web Fonts – Paper Leaf

There are a bevy of tools in the typography-savvy web designer’s toolbox these days. No longer are we tied down by the age-old web safe font list; now, we actually have choices when it comes to setting & styling live type on the web.

Interface Design Inspiration – 36 Beautiful Contact Page/Form Designs – Dzineblog

Here I’ve listed 36 beautiful contact page/ form design that will inspire you and will give you a idea while you design your next contact page for your project, Hope you like this collection.

Using Illustrations in WebDesign: 30 Creative Examples – Dev Snippets

Using illustration in web design makes it stand out from the crowd by giving the design its own character. Illustrations manage to be unique when designed carefully around your design elements.

20 Stunning Concept Cars – DesignMa.g

While regular production cars might not always resemble the exotics that were on the drawing board — for obvious reasons such as cost and technology — concept cars, both virtual and real, have always gathered far more attention than the ones that roll off the assembly plant.

10 Coolest Roller Coasters – Toxel

Collection of the world’s fastest, tallest and the most scariest roller coasters.

25 Circles Poster Design Inspiration – Online Poster Printing

Inspired by the efficient and creative use of circles in web and graphic design, I put together 25 cool examples of circle posters. I hope that you’ll enjoy this circles poster design inspiration and help you to work on your own poster project!

30 Free Web Design UI Kit Resources - Vision Widget

We currently see on the web today rely on a subtle set of UI toolkits, libraries or frameworks that not only greatly simplify application development are great timesavers for web designers.

A Look at Modern, Clean Web Design – PSD Fan

Today we bring you a collection of new, clean web designs. Each of these designs use expert techniques to achieve a professional, clean feel, ranging from minimalism to bold design.

35 Killer Examples Of Lion Logos - Blue Faqs

Often used to represent pride, strength and of course the top of the food chain, the lion is one animal that can make for a great logo mark. In this showcase I’ve hunted down 35 of some of the best lion logos on the web for your inspiration.

Robots in Art – 40+ Amazing Pieces – Re-encoded

In this showcase I’ve gathered some stunning pieces of art featuring various robots. Get ready for an amazing collection of more than 40 drawings, illustrations, photo-manipulations and vector art.

50 Inspirational Photos taken with the iPhone – 10 Steps

iPhone is definitely not one of the best camera phones that you can take good quality pictures with. However its easy-to-use photo uploading and sharing functions have made many feeling comfortable using it.

Creative Uses of Cars in Advertising – Toxel

See what happens when companies use real cars in their creative advertising campaigns, the results are truly impressive…

Using Texture to Get the Most Out of Design - Abduzeedo

There are a number of design elements that are important to design, texture being just one of them. However, texture can be a powerful force when presented in any type of design, adding visual interest and more detail.

Nightclub Poster Design Inspiration: 31 Examples – Online Poster Printing

Nightclub posters always stand out; because of their scene-stealing design and appeal. These prints help bring on the party vibe with their excellent use of color, graphics, photos, and font. However, club owners are not the only ones who can use party posters to announce events, because you, too, can create your own nightclub poster to go with your awesome celebration.

12 Tips on Pricing your Web Work – Admixweb

In this post, I will discuss how to establish an appropriate price for a website, when you do freelance. So, you have started doing freelance, but cannot decide what to charge? I know the feeling.

Inspiration – 25 Different, Creative Site Designs – Think Design Blog

For my inspiration posts I generally try to bring you creative topics, or the work of really talented people. I tend not to do as many “cool website” inspiration posts. It’s mainly because there everywhere, and tend to feature the same sites.

40 Examples of Nicely Illustrated Logo Designs – Onextrapixel

A logo usually has some philosophy and meaningful concept behind it and an illustration could help to describe those two elements well to the audience.

24 Cool Logos with Hidden Symbols – Toxel

Did you know that many famous companies have objects and symbols hidden inside their logos? This post showcases cool logo designs that cleverly use negative space to convey subliminal messages.

40 Beautiful Examples of Car Photography – Hongkiat

If diamonds are womens’ best friends, cars and supercars are certainly men’s. These mean machines are attractive in many ways; the styles (interior and exterior), the speed and even engine sound make them hard to resist. Just because not all of us can own one of our dream cars, that doesn’t stop us from taking the best shot out of them.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Overprocessing in Photography – Abduzeedo

Tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom have allowed photographers to manipulate images in ways once never imaginable.

BMW Art Car: Beautiful Designs By Various Renowned Artists – Designrfix

I am sure that everybody out there is familiar with the BMW motor company. In 1975 the “BMW Art Car” Project was launched by Hervé Poulain. The purpose of this project was to invite renowned artists from throughout the world to use the BMW car as their personal canvas.

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.

Futuristic And Stylish Watch Concepts – 32 Examples – Design Your Way

All watches provide the time of day, giving at least the hour and minute, and usually the second. Most also provide the current date, and often the day of the week as well. Besides these technical features a watch must also have style.

The Evolution of FIFA World Cup Logos – 1930 to 2010 – Web Design Mash

So why not take a look at the logos from 1930 to 2010 and see how the design and brand has evolved over the last 80 years. Who will you be routing for and which logo is your favourite?

Why I Love Text Art & Typography – 33 Amazing Examples – Web Design Mash

The use of text in design is essential whether it be for a magazine, poster or website and it’s a brilliant way of getting a message across to people.  So anyway without further a do here are some amazing and clever examples of text art, typography and ASCII art I managed to come across on the web recently.

WTF is HTML5 and Why Should We Care? – Design Reviver

Everyone has heard of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), its a relatively easy to learn language that allows for the quick creation of web sites. That description is clear, to the point and no one will ever dispute it.

Breathtaking Pictures of Africa – Abduzeedo

It definitely the most beautiful continent in our little planet… the wildest of them all, Africa is getting some attention thanks to this year’s World Cup at South Africa, but we really hope that it gets more than just plain attention. We hope for major problems solving.

38 New PS Tuts For You Photoshoppers – Design Your Way

June is here and we’re practically melting because of this never ending heat. The good thing is that you can take your mind of it with some Photoshop tutorials.It probably won’t work unless you’re an einsteinish concentrated fellow, but at least you learn some Photoshop tricks from these 38 new Photoshop tutorials.

290 Free Vector Icons For Wireframe And Application Design – Web Resource Depot

Webalys, a talented freelance interface designer, is sharing a set of 290 free vector icons for wreframe and application design.

45 Stunning HDR Images for Architecture Around the World – Graphic Mania

While was searching for HDR images and inspirations, I come through a collection truly inspired HDR photography for architecture and buildings from around the world.  In addition to the amazing angles and light, HDR photography gives the image more dramatic contrast and lighting.

Five Ways to Generate Referrals or Followers with Twitter – Freelance Folder

Twitter has been around now for about four years and is almost in the top ten Alexa ratings. Still a relatively new source for social networking, people are still not 100% sure of how to interact with others on Twitter or how to tweet in a way to generate a following or business leads.

Freebies: FIFA World Cup 2010 Wallpapers – Web Design Mash

With just one day to go before the FIFA World Cup 2010 kicks off in South Africa. There is still time to grab yourself a nice freebie wallpaper.Some of the wallpapers feature ‘Zakumi’ the official mascot of the game. Who will win and who will you be routing for?

E-commerce: Fundamentals of a Successful Re-Design – Noupe

Ecommerce re-designs can double your sales over night…permanently, but they can also cut them in half. In this miniseries we’ll be looking at what elements are especially important and whether you should be doing an ecommerce re-design.

32 Great Examples of Long Exposure Photography – The Photo Argus

Today we have gathered some great examples of long exposure photography. When you leave the shutter open you get some very interesting results.

30 Useful Abstract Photoshop Design Tutorials – Noupe

Abstract works have many uses in design: they can serve as a vibrant desktop background, a mysterious webdesign header or they can be beautiful art pieces by themselves.

50 Creative Food Photos – Splashnology

This post we collect some of most beautiful food crafts. Some of them are masterpieces. These cooks are real artists. Hope you will find this collecton inspiring.

Fight with Spam: 15 Free Captcha Solutions – 1stwebdesigner

A ‘Captcha’ (completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart) is a challenge-response test most often placed within web forms to determine whether the user is human or a spam bot.

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.

A Collection of 44 Different Triple Screen Wallpapers – Naldz Graphics

Wallpapers are one of the best things that can spice up our desktop/s. Through these we are able to personalize and apply our mood to our own desktop. Today, more and more desktop users are going for triple widescreen monitors.

The Best of Tux: 75 Wallpaper Designs Featuring the Linux Mascot – Design Ora

Linux has captured the underground nerd world of coders and hackers (white-hat, of course) with it’s simplicity, lightness, and functionality. The mainstream, however, hasn’t been as quick to catch on – that is, until they meet the adorable Linux penguin mascot, Tux.

With the Knowledge You Have Now, What Web Design Software Would You Choose To Learn First? – Design Reviver

Knowing what you now know about web design, if you could go back to when you first started out, what would you choose to learn first? That was one of the topics discussed this week on Design Reviver Answers and felt it was a good question to open up to our main readers on Design Reviver.

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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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