Patterns actually can be found almost everywhere – in print design, web design, graphic design etc. For example if you use pattern in web design, just set CSS repeat-x-y and you’ll get beautiful background,but image will be very small and page load time will be much faster. There are very big variety how you can use and implement patterns, but the fact is – free resources – like patterns, brushes, shapes are big time savers. Of course it’s better to create your own stuff, but sometimes you receive project with fast deadline and you need everything to do fast and this is one of the solutions.
This list just features 22 resource sites and several very well written articles with premade pattern collections, it was very interesting for me to write this article, I am hoping it will be interesting reading and useful resource for bookmarking.Read More
And again I create wallpaper related article, because I believe, when desktop backgrounds are changed on a regular basis, it will help you inspire daily. This time I decided to create wallpaper collection totally related to every designer fashion and style brand – Apple company. Simply looking at Apple logo, you feel something creative, elegant and inspiring – what can be better then as beautifully designed Apple wallpaper?
Let’s think different and scroll through this article, to find something for every taste. As always I tried to find really high-res wallpapers, though there are few just 1024×768, but mostly there are 1600×1200 or 1900×1200 resolution.Read More
Beauty speaks in all languages – with this post I wanted to show these words speak truth. You never can get enough inspiration and fresh wallpaper on your desktop is the best thing to do, if you want to cheer yourself up! Again I tried to select only high quality wallpapers excluding low resolution like 1024 and less. This list is just for this time – summer – a lot of warm colors, sunsets, skies, nature!
Just scroll through the list and pick Your favorite ones! Which is Your favorite desktop background? Mine is the first one “Elements” and “The other side”!Read More
Today I wanted to collect ultimate list of font and typographic related online tools available on Internet. There are tools for You to create Your own fonts, find unknown fonts just by selecting text or submitting image, siFR tools and resources, few Firefox plugins and several more CSS related online resources to help your web development process.
Also I’ve found several communities where You can ask typographic related questions or just find people like you, just check out those tools and make easier development process.Read More
There are a lot of online resources available where you can change, enhance and make funny photo editing without knowing and there are programs like Photoshop. Maybe you want to be on a magazine cover, want your own personalized dollar or maybe just want to change your mood? Now you can do it with just few mouse clicks and in just few seconds.
I collected all the best free photo editing services, which will keep you busy for quite a while and you will receive amazing results – maybe funny, maybe silly – but you’ll get original photos and few more reasons to smile.Read More
Photoshop plugins are very powerful addons to Adobe Photoshop, which many people seem to forget. Plugins are small extensions to make Photoshop even more extensive while retouching photos, adding simple filter effects and more. I selected separate plugins and featured them, however there were also many huge collections of plugins, so it didn’t make sense to copy&paste massive loads of text and images – I just put screenshot and link to them in that case. Hope You’ll enjoy this one and feel free to add Your comment about Your favorites and maybe links I didn’t list here.
Photoshop plug-ins are .8bf files. After downloading a plug-in, simply place it in the presets>plug-ins folder of the Photoshop’s installation folder (creating a folder with a name defining the plug-in & placing the plug-in files inside the folder will make it more organized).Read More
As promised second part follows, here I continue free XHTML and CSS template and free layout article, which actually at first was supposed to be one really long article, but WordPress doesn’t allow to have such long posts. Anyway those post are directly linked with each other, together there are 202 templates, I picked only those which I found to be interesting for research for people just starting out and looking for new techniques. If You are really advanced user You should consider going straight to this post however -
12 Really Handy CSS Framework, Template And Snippet Sites For Smart Web Designer. Hope this helps in Your development process.Read More
If you have been following the latest articles, I compiled 43 PSD to XHTML, CSS Tutorials article some time ago. This should be considered as the next step to the web development process. There are a lot of really professional and high quality XHTML, CSS templates available for free – if you are familiar with coding, you can learn many new techniques just by studying code. Those templates are free of charge; however, don’t forget to check the license of each one of them before using them. Don’t forget that you don’t need to copy those layouts; just play with CSS, images to get complete fresh look.
Here I present to you the first part of free templates – every template is hand-picked. I picked only those templates I thought are interesting in the code or really exceptional according to standard layouts.Read More