There is a new category in the blog: Design Contests. In this one I will keep you informed of the latest design competitions on the web. From t-shirts and logos to application UIs. Here are the first 4 contests.
Most of you must remember this great post from css-tricks.com where Chris Coyier showed “What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like”. For many of us that was how we first met Chris and his full-of-tricks blog. Well next Thursday he will be here on an interview answering some questions and giving us a few recommendations on […]
Your cousin asks for help on a presentation about wild life in Africa, but you have a deadline the same day with your client and he is already sending emails and trying to get you on instant messenger. Sounds familiar? Designers have to deal every day with “design favors,” asked for by our loved ones, […]
Let’s start 2008 with some gorgeous nocturnal cityscape panoramas, from Paris to Shinagawa. These 22 HQ Panoramas were taken from Flickr and they are free to use under the Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 License. The title is the name of the city and the resolution in pixels. To download the images and attributions please click on […]
Guys I want to wish you happy holidays, full of rest and joy. :) Thanks for your support! It has been a great experience. I am going to Florianopolis, a great beach in the south of Brazil, and will be catching up during the first days of January.
In addition to the Butterflies Vector and Png Clipart Pack these are a set of 23 free Photoshop brushes made from the png files of that set. Most of them have around 1000px in size and some up to 2000px, ideal for print designs. Download This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 […]
We have been talking about avoiding clichés lately, instead trying to reflect the unique personality of every business. That way our design will stand out among millions. Sometimes the hardest situations come when our clients ask us to implement some not-so-unique elements and it seems almost impossible to convince him that it would be better […]
After posting about “How to destroy the web2.0 look” I had the pleasure to speak Elliot Jay Stocks, the guy who told us about “Destroy the web2.o look” at the Future of Web Design event held in NY. Elliot answered some questions about the controversial topic. He also told us how he avoids clichés and […]
It’s pretty simple to get a great-looking design with silhouettes: just add gradient to simulate a sundown, some palm trees and there you are – a warm, yet trendy design. That’s why I bring 30 Free tree silhouette vectors to enrich your designs. Enjoy!
Elliot Jay Stocks is a senior Designer at Carson Systems, a regular writer for industry-leading publications such as .net, a speaker at conferences and events (in his last one he told us to “destroy the Web 2.0 look”), and also a copious blogger at his own blog and at Carsonified. He gave an interview to […]