Sometimes, while doing a design, I need a certain kind of a brush and after searching around for a while I realized that what I needed I would need to create my self. On that note, here is an awesome tutorial for creating your own Photoshop Brushes. It takes you step by step, and has detailed instructions.
See the tutorial: How to Create Your Own Photoshop Brushes
Did you get yourself an iPhone yet? If not, you’re behind times and need to catch up. Actually I don’t have one yet either, so don’t feel bad. Do I want one? Well of course I do, I just can’t afford it yet. :( Maybe some day…
But when I do get me one I will be using every one of the apps on the list that Amber sent me a link to. It’s an awesomely huge list of excellent iPhone Apps that every web designer should find very useful.
Apps like Things, that will help you get organized, or an app like RegEx Cheat Sheet that will help you figure out that complicated regular expression, and I love this one, FTP on the Go, it lets you log into your server via FTP and edit files right from your iPhone.
See the rest of the huge list here: 100 Excellent iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers
Here’s a nice minimalist design that looks like a newspaper. Clean, simple, nice contrast, very easy to read. Following the look of a publication style that has been perfected for decades (or more), you just can’t go wrong with that.
Beautiful, crisp, rich design here. From the first glance it looks like this page is built on top of a high quality photograph enhanced with some computer graphics but it looks to me like it’s the other way around, the room it self was created in photoshop, just the baby crib, the child and the photographs on the wall are real photos that were pasted on top of CG. I love the navigation. Very nicely done.
LOL!! It’s a simple looking corrugated board and Sharpie design that makes you want to burst out laughing. If you scroll down, you will realize that this is a professional design firm’s website. The elements on a page are perfectly laid out and are easy to read. The hand-drawn design at the bottom, in the footer is awesome looking.
If I understood the language that this website is in, I’d have a lot easier time navigating through it. But design is sweet looking and pretty entertaining.
Here’s a site belongs to Tony Bebber of Denver Colorado based Bebber Design. I love the color scheme he’s using on this site, Brown, Dark Blue and White. The website look so clean, lots of white space, shades of gray here and there. I like how the top of the page has shadows running from the top and then fade into white. The nice navigation buttons at the top are slick looking and little brown section tabs look nice with the reflective effect. The header/logo banner at the top of the page looks very clean and professional. Also check out his Twitter feed bird, that is a funniest looking Twitter bird I’ve seen yet.
This was starting to be really annoying, my FireFox crashing every time I click the button to add an image to the post. 5 days later of trying to ignore the problem I got fed up and Googled it. Easily enough others were experiencing the same thing so a solution was right there for me. Apparently Google is the culprit… again. Google Gears is what is having compatibility issues with WordPress.
If you are experiencing this, your solution is to disable Google Gears.
To do that go to Tools>Add-ons> and disable Google Gears.
I hope this helps.
Here is a nice side navigation idea. The buttons are stacked on the left side rather than traditionally at the top. Although a bit unnatural, it makes you pay attention to the site and explore a bit more than if it was just a top navigation where one would just automatically click without giving it any thought.
Today, I’d like to feature a portfolio of a talented designer, Chris Spooner of SpoonGraphics.co.uk. I’ve featured his work before in a few of by previous posts but here I’d like to draw attention to his portfolio. His skills range from logo design to print, to web design.
One of the jobs he did is these beautiful business cards, in addition to the logo design that he did for this company. Very nice combination of deep color and negative text treatment.
Another piece of his work that I’d like to share is this logo that;s been showing up on various “Top Logos…” lists around the web. It is very clean and vivid for sure. Great job Chris.
Chris Spooner can be reached via his contact form on his website: http://www.spoongraphics.co.uk
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