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Whenever I need an image for a blog post, I immediately start looking at free stock photo sites. There aren’t too many good ones out there, but it’s worth a shot to save a little money. If my efforts fail, I then move onto the paid, royalty-free stock photo sites, where I utilize some of…Continue Reading “Depositphotos.com Gives Designers a More Affordable and Flexible Stock Photo Solution”

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HTML5 brought web development into a new era.  Unfortunately, many designers haven’t really caught on to its full potential, and actually are developing HTML4 pages with a simplified doctype and header section.  Looking at the source code, unless it is written by somebody who never worked in HTML4 or XHTML, you would often easily mistake…Continue Reading “Under-exploited HTML5 Features”

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Before you start browsing through the web apps list, check the productivity tips outlined here to see if there are any you might be neglecting. You should find these productivity tips and project management principles to be of significant value in managing your day-to-day workflow processes. Productivity Tips  –        Clarify Expectations – poorly stated expectations can lead to unintended outcomes….Continue Reading “Probably the Best Web Apps for Designers and Teams”

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Media queries are one of the best things ever to happen in Web development, but even though they’re now being widely used (largely due to their implementation in templates and frameworks), they’re still not very well understood by the majority of developers.  The power and features available to developers to create better websites is definitely…Continue Reading “An in-depth guide to CSS3 Media Queries”

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Designers use wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to speed up the design process as a whole. These three design aids can be a source of confusion. They are not one and the same thing, yet their names are often used interchangeably. To set the record straight: A wireframe is a low-fidelity representation of a design. It is…Continue Reading “Valuable Prototyping Tools That will Speed up Your Work”

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There is one good piece of news for anyone launching a new business – you do not need to spend a small fortune making a great-looking logo. When you see the montage of logo’s above, some of the most iconic names in the digital world plus some of the oldest blue-chip brands have logos that…Continue Reading “How to get a Professional Looking Logo on a Shoestring Budget”