Design & UX
Annarita Tranfici, Jun 19

Adobe Illustrator: Exploiting the Transform Effect

Illustrator's transform effect is often looked upon as a curiosity -- if it isn't outright ignored. Annarita shows you how to tap its power and versatility.
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Alex Walker, Jun 13

Pick a Star Wars Poster - Win Free Stuff

Two of our favorite authors have taken up the challenge to redesign the Star Wars movie poster -- but in a completely different genre. See the results!
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Elio Qoshi, Jun 12

How to Create a Slick Infographic with Piktochart

Infographics are often the most effective way to transmit big ideas quickly, but you need to get the graphic right. Elio takes Piktochart for a spin.
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Ada Ivanoff, Jun 06

Design Minimalism: What, Why & How.

Today, Ada takes a close look at Minimalism. What is it? Where did it come from? How you can bring it into your designs today?
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Gabrielle Gosha, May 30

What Web Designers Can Learn from Art History

Web design is a new medium, but some things never change. Gabrielle has a grab bag of tips, tricks and ideas from the old masters.
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Kerry Butters, May 26

Designer 'Must-reads' #1: Don't Make Me Think - Steve Krug

JavaScript, UX, HTML5.. How do you choose what Web books to read? Kerry helps out with our first 'must-read' - Steve Krug's 'Don't Make Me Think'.
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Ada Ivanoff, May 21

5 Free Web-Based Photoshop Alternatives

If our files live in the cloud, why can't our applications too? Ada looks at five free Photoshop alternatives that need nothing more than a good browser.
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Simone Sala, May 05

5 Must-Have Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop brushes are one of the simplest ways to give your designs distinctive lines and textures. Simone walk you through some of his favorites.
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Dan Schaefer, Apr 21

The Art & Science of Great Website Color Selection

Choosing colors is something we all do from preschool, but that doesn't means it gets easier. Dan has some method to apply to your color selection madness.
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Gabrielle Gosha, Apr 11

Dial-a-Style #4: Nailing the Pop Art Look

It's bold, it's colorful and perfectly-suited to the web. Gabrielle shows you all the tricks to mastering the Pop Art look in your web design.
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James George, Apr 01

Dial-a-Style #3: Nailing the Vintage Look

No #3 in our 'Dial-a-style' series goes back to the 20th century. James gives you the type, color and inspiration to produce an eye-catching vintage look.
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James George, Mar 28

7 Steps to an Effective Landing Page

Landing pages are some of the most highly researched areas on the web. James shows you how small tweaks can deliver big results.
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Gabrielle Gosha, Mar 25

Dial-a-Style #2: Film Noir Style

It's time to get dark, gritty and a little bit dirty. Today we're breaking down the 'Film Noir style'.
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Kerry Butters, Feb 17

6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design

Logo design is a short and often beautiful language. Kerry Butters takes you through some of the most common pitfalls.
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Ada Ivanoff, Feb 13

Linux Design Tools: High-end Design on a Low-end Budget?

There's no doubt that the world of open source is technically savvy, but can it deliver the design polish? Ada Ivanoff looks at Linux design tools.
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Cameron Madill, Jan 27

Top Website Design Trends to Implement in 2014

Need some fresh ideas for 2014? Cameron Madill has his finger on the design pulse and runs us through his big 6 website design trends for 2014.
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Simone Sala, Jan 24

Photoshop 101: Design an Almost Flat Calculator App Icon

The law of the app store jungle is 'be seen or die' . Here Simone uses Photoshop to make an eye-catching app icon.
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Gabrielle Gosha, Jan 21

What is Flat Design (and how do I do it)?

What exactly do they mean by 'flat design' and 'almost flat design'? Today Gabrielle shows us the what's, why's and even how's of flat design style.
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Anum Khan, Jan 10

Using Color Psychology to Create an Effective Price Table

Humans respond to color in different, often instinctive ways. With a knowledge of color psychology we can leverage this natural response in our designs.
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Gabrielle Gosha, Nov 18

Dramatize Your Portrait Photography

A lot of action oriented photography and advertisements often dramatize their work to make it pop and today you are going to be able to do the same.
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Gabrielle Gosha, Oct 30

10 Websites With Creative Moving Elements

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Anum Khan, Oct 28

Create a Stylized Halloween Pumpkin in Photoshop

Seasonal promotions are common and effective, and they start with a solid seasonal design.
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Gabrielle Gosha, Oct 22

22 Spooky Halloween-Inspired Horror Designs

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Tara Hornor, Oct 09

8 Ways to Evoke Positive Emotions in Visual Design