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Apr 21

20 Free minimal icon sets

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 03:00 — julie

Minimal clean icons are becoming a very popular design trend being incorporated into design projects, sometimes subtle clean icons work really well in web design and ui design. This blog post is a collection some the best free icon sets to use in design projects, which are great minimalistic icons.


Apr 15

20 Free jQuery Search Forms

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:14 — julie

The search form is a very important part of a website. It helps improve usability and your readers can easily find what they’re looking for. If you don’t have a search form on your website yet, or you just want to replace your old search form with a better-looking one, these free jQuery search forms will come in handy!

We selected 20 free jQuery search forms you can easily add to your website. Also, check out these cool PSD Search Boxes!

Super Cool Search Input Bar Using CSS3 and JS

Learn how to make a super cool search input form for your website with CSS3 and jQuery. You’ll see the use of labels as the input replacements for better styling and customization.


Apr 14

20 Best Premium and Free Image Hover Effect Plugins

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:52 — julie

If you have a website or blog with images and graphics as the main elements of focus, rather than text, then you MUST have a cool image hover effect plugin installed. We selected 20 premium and free image hover effect plugins (mostly free), to help you add great image effects to your website. Hover effects will encourage your readers to click on the images on your website, and thus increase your pageviews.

Here they are!

Simple Stack

This is a set of simple stack effects for inspiration. These kind of effects are mostly used in image galleries, but also on single items on a page.


Apr 11

Our Top Authors Reveal Why Tumblr is an Exciting Platform

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 05:32 — julie

Tumblr is a blog platform with a difference. It’s simple, social, and doesn’t require you to set up your own server. We caught up with a dozen of ThemeForest’s top Tumblr Theme authors to discover why they decided to develop for the platform, and what their experiences have been. Whether you’re considering Tumblr as an author or a buyer, you’ll find some insightful nuggets in this post.

Note: Responses from some authors may have been edited for clarity and brevity, but the meaning and intention of their words has been retained.


Apr 10

How to create a QR code using indesign

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 03:00 — julie

A short quick tip screencast on how you can use indesign to create a QR code to incorporate into your print design projects. With the increase of smart phones has certainly seen an increase in qr codes its easy method to directing people to website or a landing page. It’s certainly a must know must technique, and doesn’t take long to incorporate into your design projects


Apr 02

Create a Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:27 — julie

We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about how to achieve an underwater effect in your photo manipulations. This is definitely something that can be tricky, and look bad if done wrong.

Today’s tutorial will show you how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman, floating in an underwater setting. There’s tons of great techniques in this tutorial, including lighting, colouring, blending, detailing and much more. By the time you’ve completed this lesson you’ll be able to create a realistic underwater effect.

Let’s get started!

What You’ll Be Creating:

Here’s a look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson:


Mar 31

Best Of Web And Design In March 2014

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:00 — julie

Our monthly tradition continues with a round up of fresh new Photoshop and illustrator tutorials created throughout march 2014. We have also included some great web design articles certainly worth reading to be kept up to date with the latest web design trends, as well as web design news.


Mar 27

How to copy CSS from photoshop layers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:00 — julie

This is a great time saving Photoshop quick tip for web designers. This is one of thee new features available in Photoshop cc, which allows you to quickly generate CSS code for specific elements within your designs such as shapes. You can then copy of those CSS settings into the editor of your choice. Its one the fastest ways to move from design elements from Photoshop mock-up in to live code. A great technique, which I will be using more often when designing websites.

Tutorial Details:

Difficulty: Beginner
Tutorial estimation time: 5 minutes
Program: Photoshop CC


Mar 26

8 Solid Reasons Why You Should Seriously Consider MODX for Your Next CMS

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:01 — julie

Design is too important to let technology dictate what can and can’t be done. In order to keep up with rapidly changing trends, the design of a website should be as malleable as the content.

Most CMSs handle content well, but fall short when it comes to managing design. The technology imposes limitations, taxonomies, and predefined ways of doing things that may or may not be appropriate for what you’re trying to achieve. There is a better way.


Mar 21

20 Free and Premium Pagination Plugins

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 22:03 — julie

Want to create a usable pagination for your blog or website? You’re in the right place! We selected 20 clean and free and premium pagination plugins with user-friendly designs. You don’t have to be a web designer to upgrade your website with one of these cool pagination plugins. Here they are:

If these 20 free pagination plugins aren’t enough for you, here are 10 more jQuery Pagination Plugins and Tutorials.

jQuery Animated Pagination

Animated Pagination is a jQuery plugin for auto pagination with animation effects like crossfade, slide etc. No server side programming is needed.


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