10 Extremely Beautiful Websites for Your Inspiration

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Browsing the Internet is fun. Aside from the seemingly limitless information that is available for the taking, you could see art concocted with usability almost everywhere. Web designers have immensely evolved in their creative means to get through you. They have devised new designs to make the content of the website juggle with its design. This makes their clients and the market of their clients benefit from the art and the content that is spilled beautifully in the canvas of the World Wide Web. But the clients and the market are not the only people who benefit from this artistic explosion. Other web designers also benefit from this. The inspiration that has overflowed on the Internet has made a lot of artists do better, and learning, in this particular case, is through modelling.

I managed to gather a list of eye-popping and beautiful websites that would surely give you inspiration for the next project you’ll be working on. These sites are, in my humble opinion, well-designed for their cleanliness, usability, cleverness and aesthetics.

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[Giveaway] 3 Business Plans from Web Icon Set – 3 Years of Subscription [Ended]

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Planning on redesigning your website or application? In need of a fresh icon sets for the new look? Well, well, well, look no further! Get a chance to win one of the 3 business plans from Web Icon Set, each worth $199 or 3 years worth of subscription!

Web Icon Set provides professional and quality royalty-free stock icons for designers. By being a member, you can have access to over 1,000+ premium icons including Pictograms, Stock Icons and Mini Icons with for a very affordable subscription fee. All of the icons are perfect for websites, web and mobile applications.

So, what are you waiting for?

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15 Beautiful PSD Badges for Free

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Looking for a PSD template for web badges? We got you covered! We realize that hiring a graphic artist to design even just a small badge, icon, or logo can be expensive, so we made the following badges for you!

Feel free to download, edit, and use these badges for your projects, either personal or for commercial purposes.

We designed these badges with different types of websites in mind. Whether you have an online store, membership site, digital goods, and just about anything,  you’ll easily find which one will fit.

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[Giveaway] PSD/HTML to WordPress Conversions Worth $1,000 by CodeInWP

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Do you have an HTML site or a PSD template that you so eagerly want to convert to a WordPress theme but you either don’t have the time or you’re a bit behind with WordPress development? That was a mouthful! Anyway, how about you join this giveaway from CodeInWP and get a chance to win one of the ten vouchers worth a grand total of $1,000, and get your PSD/HTML converted to a working WordPress theme!

Or maybe you already have a theme, but you just can’t solve that bug no matter how many hours you pour in it? You can also use this voucher for a consultation!

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What is Swiss Style Typography?

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The world would probably thank Switzerland for the invention of the Swiss knife but the world could not thank it any better for the popularization of the Swiss Style. That though this famous design style isn’t originally Swiss-made, the touch of the country is still present even to the smallest detail of the design.

Swiss Style typography, though traced from Russia, Germany and the Netherlands, was made popular by Swiss graphic designers. They have used it with many Swiss cultural institutions, political advertisements and a lot more because it was thought to have suited the drastically increasing global postwar market. It was used in street signs, maps, public service announcements, etc. In this demand, institutions, corporations and small firms needed a universal identification method that could be easily related to them. The trick was, the method should be universal enough to be understood by every citizen of the world. The Olympics was one good example of a global institutional event Swiss style helped because it has used the simplest symbols using the most universal colors possible.

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A Quick History of Adobe Photoshop & Cool Facts Behind the Living Legend

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We all love Photoshop. It has done wonders for all designers, photographers and hobbyists by providing a one-program solution for all the design needs. It is very flexible, easy to use and readily available. Its tools are so perfectly fitting for all the design needs, you’ll never look for another! This is the main reason why we all love this amazing program, right?

But behind all of these quirky features, do we all know where it all began? Do you know the history of Adobe Photoshop? Aren’t we all curious where our favorite software came from? Who made it? Well, this calls for a history lesson.

The tale began in 1987 when PhD student Tom Knoll wrote a graphics application in a Macintosh Plus. The software was used to display gray scale images on a monochrome display. Knoll called it ‘Display.’ We could now consider Display as the unofficial father of our beloved Photoshop.

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140 Quirky and Serious Free Fonts of 2013

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Choosing the perfect font for your projects is an important step, as it could make or break your design entirely.  Wrong choice of font can break your flyer, poster, business card, blog, just about anything. We know that it takes a lot of time to look for a font that would really fit your design, that is why it is also important to have as many fonts as you can!

In my previous article I made a list of FREE UI Kit to Boost your Design in No Time! And now to make it even faster for you to create an astonishing design, I’ve compiled a long list of FREE fonts made within 2013! More choices means more fun!

Feel free to play with these free fonts and find the best match for your design!

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Ultimate 6-Part Web Design Video Course: How To Build a Website From Scratch

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Hey guys, we’re really excited to release this resource for you. If you’re following my previous tutorials, I started with the basic one, which is boring for some of you and might be helpful for the beginners who just started learning. If you’ve missed it, check Basic Web Design Video Course.

In this web design video course, I will show you the processes involved on creating a landing page – from planning, searching for inspiration in the top design community, choosing fonts, colour scheme, wire framing and finally transferring the wireframe into Photoshop and rocking it out there. Once we have our PSD design ready, we will convert it into a working website using Twitter Bootstrap. We will be also covering how Bootstrap, scaffolding, base CSS, and JavaScripts work!

Get ready and let’s get started!

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Icon Talk: Choosing the Perfect Icons for Your Website

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This thought might be the prevailing philosophy that hides beneath the shroud of web design: that small details sometimes happen to be the most important ones. That the things we think do not matter in our design are, in fact, necessary for the smooth flow and exchange of information.

Sometimes small things tend to have the biggest importance.

One of these small things that are commonly taken for granted are icons. Icons can be considered as a worldwide-understood element of web design. They are apprehended by most people, making the websites benefit from the addition of such. It is in this universality that icons are considered to be one of the most important design elements that have ever walked (figuratively) on the face of the earth.

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How Do You Teach Children Web Design?

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For web designers, starting out young is very vital and advantageous. You get to learn without any prior knowledge or biases. We could easily compare teaching web design to a kid to writing on a blank sheet of paper. You can write without being distracted by previous doodles and scribbles. You can easily understand what you are writing because the paper is very clean; it has all the space in the world for your convenience. Hence, like writing in a blank sheet of paper, teaching a kid to design websites could be a very satisfying experience. At one point, for our web designers out there, this is a perfect bonding opportunity with your son, daughter, younger brother or your toddler neighbor. You’ll be able to hit two birds with one stone. You can work while teaching your kid a new cool hobby.

How do you exactly teach children web design?

Don’t forget to share your tips and stories!

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