45 Top and Most Popular Articles of 2010 in Design Community

2010 was a great year for everyone, even for web design bloggers. In this article, you will see a compilation of the great and most popular freebie articles, those that are inspirational and those that give tips and tutorials published by several design blogs. In this way, we can recap on what are the topics and ideas many people got interested in. I know you are all excited, so here are the best and useful design articles of the year 2010!

Inspirational Articles

1. 40 Stunningly Creative Resume Designs on DeviantArt

Give your resumes a creative effect with these 40 great resume design roundups created by some Deviantart users.


2. 60 Extremely Creative Movie Posters

Movie posters are a great way in advertising films. Let’s take a read on this showcase of sixty creatively done movie posters to give you an idea on how can movie posters be attractive to viewers.

Disaster movie

3. 55 Trendy Web Design Interfaces From Deviantart

Be inspired with this article roundup of trendy web interfaces design by some Deviantart users.


4. 50 Superb 3D Flash Websites You Must See

Flash websites really capture viewers’ attention. As what this article say, they can be considered as different kind of art in the website community. This article showcases 3D Flash websites for you to get inspired.


5. 45 Interesting Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design

Small in size monitors are now going out of the trend and fast and large monitor resolution are now advancing. To give better look on websites, web designs with large backgrounds are now created. Be inspired with this article that showcases websites with big backgrounds.


6. 50 Examples of Drop-Down Navigation Menus in Web Designs

Drop-down menus are great way to group your contents into categories, and it helps viewers to find what they are looking for easily. In this article, you will find a collection of different types of drop-down menus used in several websites.


7. Beautiful Footers in Modern Web Design for Inspiration

Read and get inspired by this collection of several modern designed footers of different kinds of website.


8. Excellent Examples of Using Photos in Web Design

Photos used as a background gives your viewers specific information on what you are advertising for. In this article, you will find several websites that use a large photo as the background or header.


9. 60 Beautiful Clean and Light Web Designs for Inspiration

Clean and light web designs give professional and elegant look on websites. This article showcases websites with clean and light design.


10. 25 Beautiful Examples of “Coming Soon” Pages

There are times that websites has a Coming Soon message on the page. This article


11. 20 Logos with Clever Negative Space

Designers used different kinds of techniques now to give twists on their designs. Logo designers use negative space to form figures to convey some message. In this article, you will see several logos that have negative spaces.


12. 30 Fresh and Beautiful Web Designs

A roundup of websites that are beautifully made and gives a refreshing look for viewers.


13. 35 Colorful Web Designs to Inspire You

Colors capture viewers’ attention, that’s why most designers create websites that are colorful. In this article, you


14. 30 Hilarious Print Advertisements

An effective way to advertise is by using print outs or print ads. These are commonly found on magazines, billboards and other periodicals. This article gives you an inspiration by presenting hilarious print advertisements.


15. 40 Sexy And Creative Typographic Logo Designs

I haven’t thought that even logos can be modern and creative. Take time to read this article to get amazed and be inspired with this collection of sexy and creative typographic logo designs.


16. 30 Powerful and Compelling Public Awareness Print Ads

Public awareness print ads tend to promote goodness for the people. These ads should encourage people to follow what the ad is saying. This article compiles effective print ads of public awareness.


17. 20 Amazing Creature Illustrations by Imaginism

Take a look at these creatures that were done by the imaginative minds of designers.


18. 20 Amazing Watercolor Masterpieces

Watercolor paintings are one thing I really admire, I find them refreshing and creative. This compilation offers beautifully painted masterpieces with the use of watercolor.


19. 20 Hilarious and Effective Outdoor Advertisements

Here is a fun post of collection of advertisements that have awesome concepts for inspiration.


20. Showcase of Transparency in Web Design

Transparency is one trend designers use in designing a website. Here is a collection of beautifully designed websites with transparency.



21. 30 Stylish jQuery Tooltip Plugins For Catchy Designs

Here are jQuery tooltip plugins that you can use to make your web designs more attractive.


22. 84 of the best vector wallpapers

To give a creative look for your desktop, take a look at this article that compiles the best vector wallpapers.

Vector wallpaper

23. 30 Free Fonts Best for Business Logos

Check out these free fonts you can download and use in creating a business logo.


24. 45 Web Builders to Create an Insanely Awesome Free Website

Here are forty-five web builders you may want to check to create a free website in an easy way.


25. Free WordPress Theme: Zexeev

Zexeev is a free theme you can use in WordPress. Take a look on this article to find out on what it can offer.


26. 25 Must Have iPhone Apps for Graphic Designers

Other than iPad, iPhone is also having its way to be popular. This gadget can also be useful for graphic designers for it offers several applications that are for designing purposes. This article compiles iPhone applications dedicated for graphic designers.


27. Social Sketches: Exclusive Free Hand-Sketched Icon Set

Social Sketches offers free icons that are in sketch style to give a personal touch on your designs.


28. 40 New and Trendy Free Social Media Bookmark Icon Sets

These are compilation of social icons in different designs that you may use in linking to social media such as Digg, Stumble Upon, Delicious and Twitter. And these are for free!

29. 40 Essential CSS Templates, Resources and Downloads

This is a great article for those who are searching for CSS templates and resources.


30. 20 Useful Free PDF ebooks for Designers and Bloggers

Books are great tools when you would like to freshen up your memory or wants to learn new things, good thing that PDF e-books are born. In this way, we can read books with the use of monitors and this is very useful for tech-y persons like me. This article rounds up free PDF e-book that designers and bloggers can download and read.

20 useful pdf books

31. 40 High Quality Free PSD Files Released In 2010

Who doesn’t wants free high-quality of PSD files to use in your designs? You may find 40 free downloadable PSD files on this article.

Psd file

32. PSD Website Templates: Free High Quality Designs

How about website templates? These are free and high in quality. Read and choose what you like the best, then download.

Psd website template

33. Desktop Wallpapers for Minimalist Lovers

I think wallpaper with minimal designs are the best as desktop backgrounds. Try reading this article that rounds up desktop wallpapers for minimalist lovers.


34. 200+ Exclusive Free Icons: “Reflection”

Webdesigner Depot created a stylish and elegant icons named, Reflection. Click the link or the picture below to download the icons.

Reflection icons

35. 10 Must-Have FireFox Plugins For Web Designers

Here is an article that compiles must-have plugins for Firefox browser that can be useful for web designers.

Firefox plugins


36. 40+ Best Cinema 4D Tutorials that You’ll Love to Learn

This is a compilation of the best Cinema 4D tutorials and practices you may use in creating 4D designs.

Cinema 4d tutorial

37. 140+ High Quality Categorized Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

Typography also affects on what message a design conveys. Here are tutorials that will guide you in creating beautiful effects on your texts.

Text effect tutorial

38. Create A Detailed Blue WordPress Blog Layout In Photoshop

Here is a detailed tutorial of on how can you create a WordPress blog layout in a Blue color.


39. Essential Photoshop Poster Tutorials

This article presents you great compilation of Photoshop tutorials you may use in creating poster designs. You will not only learn how to use Photoshop, you may also learn different techniques when creating such designs.

Photoshop poster tutorial

40. Matte Painting: Create A Distressed Surreal Cityscape

This tutorial helps you transform a picture in a matte painting with a distressed effect by using Adobe Photoshop.


41. 60 Cartoon Character Illustration Tutorials

This article gives you good cartoon character tutorials with the use of Adobe Illustrator.

Cartoon character

42. How to Use The Pencil Tool and The Paintbrush Tool to Pimp Your Picture

In this tutorial, you will be learning how to use Pencil Tool and Paintbrush Tool and some techniques on how to polish a simple picture with the use of these tools.

Pencil tool

43. How To Create A Grungy And “Sticky” Icon With Photoshop – Free Icon Set Available!

Create a grungy and sticky icon using Photoshop with this tutorial.

Sticky grungy tutorial

44. 17 Tutorials for Designing Your Own Business Card

For freelancers, business cards are very important in finding clients and promoting yourselves. This article is a compilation of seventeen business card tutorials.

Business card tutorial

45. Design a clean sports magazine-style web layout with Photoshop

This very simple and easy tutorial lets your create a magazine-styled layout for a sports website.

Sports magazine styled layout tutorial

And that’s it. Those are some of the most read articles on different design blogs for 2010. You can share with us your personal choice of designing article for 2010, just put the link on the Comment section.

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  1. Larry says

    Are You kidding me guys? This is the best design compilation ever. Tutorials, inspirations and web solutions in one place. This is just briliant. I am Your follower from now on. Thanks for this source of fresh ideas. BTW – 40 High Quality Free PSD Files Released In 2010 – this rocks !!!

  2. Bunnygotblog says

    This article is amazing.I can tell you spent a lot of time on it. These are great resources. My favorite is #30.

  3. Gustavs Jurisons says

    Nice to see one of my articles in this post. I believe 2010 was significant for all of us!

  4. says

    Basically this article was intended as roundup of previous years articles yes..some kind of – best of list – not sure how well it looks in finish, but I think still handy for designers :) Don’t worry we’re not doing this kind of articles often, just rare occasion – last years resolutions.