April 2010

Apr 30
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Freelance Fever: How To Spot (And Use) The Fire That’s Been Lit Under You

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 18:49 — julie

I am going to make a bold statement here – 90% of the readers here on Web Design Booth are freelancers, either part time or full time. Disagree? Read the article and leave a comment. But since I believe most readers here are freelancers, I want to discuss the freelance fever; the fire that’s lit under you and causes you to push forward on projects, client work and business in general.

That same fire the burns inside your soul can be utilized in a controlled way to further your freelance career – or it can cause you to burn out if you’re not careful. Today, I want to discuss how you can spot the fire and put it to good use.

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Apr 30
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A Comprehensive Guide to Mockups in Web Design

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 04:36 — julie

Mockup in Website Design: Tips, Tools and Examples

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Apr 29
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Web Design Resources: Designer’s #1 TO-DO list (Choose the right domain, hosting, blog, SEO tips + much more)

Thu, 04/29/2010 - 20:21 — julie

In this article, I will guide you on what you need to do as a web designer to be on the road to success. This guide will take you from choosing the right domain name, to getting the most traffic and clients to your website. If you’re new to web design, you may be thinking “Where do I go now? What do I do now?” Even if you aren’t new to web design, with this to-do list and my other guides which I will mention throughout this article, you can be on the right road to becoming a successful web designer. Make sure you take action as you read through or you will find yourself a month down the road and you still haven’t started! If you run into any trouble, please post a comment and I will guide you. I will add more things to this page as time goes by, so please check back for updates.

Update: thanks to your support, my to-do list has received an astonishing 2000 tweets! That is 2000 votes from web designers all over the world.

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Apr 29
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Best Of Web And Design In April 2010

Thu, 04/29/2010 - 03:00 — julie

Another month has come to end which means time for Creative Nerds creative findings from the month of April full of design resources, tutorials as well as deign articles.

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Apr 26
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Members Area Tutorial: Create Super Realistic Hand-Sketched Text

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 19:00 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our VIP members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 80 .psd source files, as well as our weekly members only tutorials and other content!

Create Super Realistic Hand-Sketched Text

Final Image

The result of this tutorial is shown below:

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Apr 26
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Space scenes in modern web design

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 16:20 — julie

If you put together stars, shiny multicolors galaxies, gloomy planets and some light effects you can obtain incredible space scenes to use for your artwork, both graphic design and web design.

This style is becoming a cool web design trends for 2010 ’cause it is one of those effects you can call ’simple and cool’.

Surfing the web you can find websites which are already using these effects.

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Apr 26
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Quick Tip: Ever Thought About Using @Font-face for...

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Quick Tip: Ever Thought About Using @Font-face for Icons?

“The evolution of Internet technologies never ceases to amaze. Seemingly daily, new concepts and techniques are being thought up by creative and talented people. With modern browsers being adopted at a greater rate, systems like CSS3 are becoming more and more viable for use on projects of all sizes. Clearly, this can be seen by looking at new services sprouting on-line like TypeKit. Conceptually, if we deconstruct a font down to it’s basic elements, we can make use of this technology for things other than type, icons.”



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Apr 26
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Introduction To Phantasm CS One Of The Best Illustrator plug-ins + Giveaway

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 03:00 — julie

A few months back I came across this fantastic plug-in called Phantasm CS. Theirs hundreds of great illustrator plug-ins but what makes Phantsam CS stand out from the crowd is its amazing features which it offers.

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Apr 23
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WebDesignDev is looking for writers :)

Fri, 04/23/2010 - 13:46 — julie

Dear readers,

As you may have noticed, we have been pressed for time lately and unable to provide you with as many new and exciting articles and tutorials as we wanted. This is why we’re asking you to help us! Are you interested in getting a free link to your website from WebDesignDev.com? Give us top notch articles, and we’ll let you include a link to your website for free. If you don’t want to include a link, that’s fine too – feature your work on one of the top web design websites for free by giving us quality articles and tutorials! Your work will likely also be tweeted to more than 27,000 WebDesignDev Twitter followers

Guidelines: the article or tutorial has to be web design related. You are welcome to choose any topic you like, i.e. Photoshop tutorial, top 20 flash sites, etc., just as long as it’s related to web design. Please note that all articles/tutorials must be unique – you can not copy or even paraphrase from other websites.

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Apr 23
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Magento for Designers: Part 3 “Magento is a stunningly...

Fri, 04/23/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Magento for Designers: Part 3

“Magento is a stunningly powerful e-commerce platform. In this miniseries, we’ll learn how to get started with the platform, getting to know the terminologies, setting up a store and all related aspects of it and finally learn how to customize it to make it our very own.

“In this third part, we’ll focus on the process behind theming Magento: how to install themes, the various concepts you’ll need to understand to create a theme and the general file structure. Excited? Let’s get started!”



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Apr 20
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Quick Tip: HTML5 Features you Should be Using Right...

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Quick Tip: HTML5 Features you Should be Using Right Now

“With all this talk about HTML5 not being complete until 2022, many people disregard it entirely – which is a big mistake. In fact, there are a handful of HTML5 features that we can use in all our projects right now! Simpler, cleaner code is always a good thing. In today’s video quick tip, I’ll show you a handful of options.”



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Apr 20
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Free Autoblog Hosting – Tutorials, Premium Themes, & Premium …

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 05:43 — julie

Free Autoblog Hosting – Tutorials, Premium Themes, & Premium Plugins – TheProductJudge.com Black Hat SEO.

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Free Autoblog Hosting – Tutorials, Premium Themes, & Premium …

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Apr 19
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Design a Sleek Diamond Poster Advert

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 19:05 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Step 1

Create a new document (600X700px). Fill your background with black:

Step 2

Use your rectangular marquee selection tool to create a selection for the top 450px of your canvas. Then drag upwards a radial gradient (white to transparent).

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Apr 17
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Magento for Designers: Part 2 “Magento is a stunningly...

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Magento for Designers: Part 2

“Magento is a stunningly powerful e-commerce platform. In this miniseries, we’ll learn how to get started with the platform, getting to know the terminologies, setting up a store and all related aspects of it, and finally how to customize it to make it our very own.

“In this second part, we’ll focus on short, simple steps to get your Magento store from installed to ready for deployment, which will cover setting up your products, product categories, taxes, shipping, payment gateways and much more! Excited? Let’s get started!”



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Apr 17
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WordPress Plugin Tutorial Grande Real Estate | WebsHost.net

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 04:09 — julie

This tutorial shows how to use WordPress Great Real Estate Plugin sure to watch the trailer in HD for better quality.

Read the original post:
WordPress Plugin Tutorial Grande Real Estate | WebsHost.net

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Apr 17
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WordPress UK » WordPress Plugin Tutorial Grande Real Estate …

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 04:09 — julie

This tutorial shows how to use WordPress Great Real Estate Plugin sure to watch.

Visit link:
WordPress UK » WordPress Plugin Tutorial Grande Real Estate …

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Apr 16
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Members Area Tutorial: Design a Creative Bird Photo Manipulation

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 23:29 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our VIP members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 75 .psd source files, as well as our weekly members only tutorials and other content!

Design a Creative Bird Photo Manipulation

Final Image

The result of this tutorial is shown below:

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Apr 16
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Quick Tip: Understanding CSS Specificity “The...

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Quick Tip: Understanding CSS Specificity

“The ‘C’ in CSS stands for cascading. This means that that style rules that show up later in the stylesheet will override rules which appear earlier. But this isn’t always the case. There’s something else you have to take into consideration, as well: specificity. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to do just that.”



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Apr 16
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WordPress Installation Detailed Tutorial/Fantastico Autoinstaller …

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 01:09 — julie

Since I’m very familiar with this whole process and especially the WP plugin configurations, I don’t install certain plugins until after the Wordpress migration is done. And I don’t do certain Wordpress configurations until I’ve after …

Link:
WordPress Installation Detailed Tutorial/Fantastico Autoinstaller …

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Apr 15
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Tutorial Beginners Guide to Autoblogging – TheProductJudge …

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 07:42 — julie

This tutorial has been brought to you by TheProductJudge.com – Professional, Fast & Premium Autoblog hosting. You can find every plugin mentioned here plus many more! You’ll also find over 50 premium themes and more being added every …

Visit link:
Tutorial Beginners Guide to Autoblogging – TheProductJudge …

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Apr 15
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How To Create Face Of A Hippo Using Illustrator

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 03:00 — julie

This is a great illustrator tutorial perfect for beginners learning illustrator, because it shows you how you can use illustrator basic tools in order to create cool cute character illustration design of an hippo using mainly only the ellipse tool and the gradient tool.

Tutorial Details

Software: Adobe Illustrator

Times Estimation: 15 to 25 minuets

Difficulty: Beginner

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Apr 14
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Magento for Designers: Part I “Magento is a stunningly...

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Magento for Designers: Part I

Magento is a stunningly powerful e-commerce platform. In celebration of ThemeForest’s new Magento category, this mini-series will you teach how to get started with the platform, getting to know the terminologies, setting up a store and all related aspects of it, and finally how to customize it to make it our very own.



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Apr 12
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Create a Futuristic Glowing Text Effect

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 22:42 — julie

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Inspiration

It’s always good to be inspired by the work of others. One of the main influences for this text effect was the packaging for 5Gum seen below:

Step 1

Create a new document (600X300px).

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Apr 12
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Photoshop to HTML: Upcoming eBook from Nettuts and...

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 08:00 — julie



Photoshop to HTML: Upcoming eBook from Nettuts and Rockable

“There’s a reason why our various tutorials on slicing PSDs are consistently among the most popular articles on Nettuts. Every one of us, at one point or another, has needed to convert a PSD into a working website. The only problem is that, until you’ve gotten a few projects under your belt, it can be significantly confusing. As such, I was asked to prepare a book and video series that details the entire process from start to finish for Rockable Press.”



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Apr 11
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Wordpress plugin creation | Vince Ong

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 21:12 — julie

Small tutorial on how to make a wordpress pluginDuration : 0:4:43.

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Wordpress plugin creation | Vince Ong

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Apr 10
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wordpress Great Real Estate Plugin Tutorial | WebsHost.net

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 06:15 — julie

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the wordpress Great Real Estate Plugin Make sure to watch in HD full screen for best.

Continue reading here:
wordpress Great Real Estate Plugin Tutorial | WebsHost.net

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Apr 09
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An Insight Into The Supporters Behind Creative Nerds – April 2010

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 13:31 — julie

This just is just a short post to show our sponsors our appreciation and to say thanks for helping support Creative Nerds to help it to grow as a design blog, aswell as being our sponsors they also each offer very useful service from hosting to enabling you to create free flash websites. If you could spend a few minutes to check them each out that would be great.

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Apr 09
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WordPress Plugin – All in One SEO Pack | Dandelion Web Design Blog

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 08:05 — julie

An essential plugin for WordPress is the All in One SEO Pack . This tutorial will explain what it does and show you how to use this plugin on your.

Original post:
WordPress Plugin – All in One SEO Pack | Dandelion Web Design Blog

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Apr 08
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How to install a new WordPress plugin – WordPress 2.9 Tutorials …

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:11 — julie

How to install a new WordPress plugin . 250 FREE Business Cards & Business Card Holder

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How to install a new WordPress plugin – WordPress 2.9 Tutorials …

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Apr 08
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WordPress UK » How to install a new WordPress plugin – WordPress …

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:11 — julie

How to install a new WordPress plugin . 250 FREE Business Cards & Business Card.

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WordPress UK » How to install a new WordPress plugin – WordPress …

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Apr 08
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25 Outstanding Photoshop Lighting Effect...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 13:00 — julie



25 Outstanding Photoshop Lighting Effect Tutorials

“Photoshop allows designers to create amazing things with their creativity. Lighting effects can be done in Photoshop a number of different ways, and the results can be quite impressive. In this post we’ll feature 25 tutorials from various designers that teach how to create amazing lighting effects. If you see something you want to learn, click through and follow the steps of the designer.”



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Apr 06
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Members Area Tutorial: Design an Advanced Retro-Futuristic Photo Manipulation

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 17:28 — julie

Members Only Tutorial

This tutorial is available exclusively to our VIP members. In order to read the tutorial and download it’s original .psd source file you must sign up as a member.

If you sign up today you get access to over 75 .psd source files, as well as our weekly members only tutorials and other content!

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Apr 06
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DIY WordPress: Really Simple Plugin Admin Menus | Website In A Weekend

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 16:40 — julie

Following our Technical Tuesday theme, here’s another stupendously popular WordPress Plugin mini-tutorial. This tutorial shows how to create menu and.

Continue reading here:
DIY WordPress: Really Simple Plugin Admin Menus | Website In A Weekend

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Apr 05
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70 Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Perfect Typography

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 03:05 — julie

The aim post was not to create an article as such bu t to create a resource, which can be used as a reference point for designers to expand their knowledge on how they can use Photoshop in order to create spectacular text effects. The article features 70 high quality Photoshop tutorials, which if the steps are follow it can to turn a Photoshop and give you an understanding on the features of Photoshop.

A lot of time has been put into this roundup in order to find and collect the best Photoshop design tutorials. I hope you enjoy this article and as always your more than welcome to share thoughts and any addition comments about the article it would be welcomed and highly appreciated.

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Apr 04
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WordPress Plugin Releases for 04/03 | pro2go Designs Blog

Sun, 04/04/2010 - 14:06 — julie

The WP -DBmanager plugin worked as you say, but somehow, instead of period-and-spaces, I got  all over the posts.

Read the original here:
WordPress Plugin Releases for 04/03 | pro2go Designs Blog

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Apr 02
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25 Excellent Photoshop Texture Tutorials “Adding texture...

Fri, 04/02/2010 - 08:02 — julie



25 Excellent Photoshop Texture Tutorials

“Adding texture to a design can create drastic changes and powerful results. Photoshop provides a number of different possibilities for working with textures, which allows designers to use their creativity. In this post we’ll features 25 tutorials that will help you to learn more about working with textures in Photoshop and how to create impressive results.”



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Apr 01
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Best Of Web And Design In March 2010

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 03:00 — julie

March has been another great month with loads of great resources for designers aswell as web designers from articles, tutorials to even freebies shared with all our readers at Creative Nerds.

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