30 Content-Heavy Online Magazine Website Layouts

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Online magazine design is a complex topic, but one consistent element is the value of typography. Great web design hinges on typography and this is especially true for blogs & magazines. The following examples have been hand-picked to showcase excellent typographic techniques for magazine layouts. These websites must account for thousands(or millions) of unique visitors […]

26 Landing Page Designs for Console & Mobile Games

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Creating a fully-playable game requires an assortment of skills from development to design and especially marketing. Every great game needs a website to showcase features and promotions, but most importantly to help sell the game to potential players. In the past we’ve covered landing page design as a sub-genre of general web design. These action-focused […]

Stylish Examples of Custom Scrolling Effects in Web Design

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Many dynamic websites add custom scrolling effects into the layout. These effects can be created using JavaScript which manipulates the page’s default scroll behavior. At times this can be annoying – but when used appropriately custom scrolling can improve a website’s usability. Most scrolling effects originate from parallax websites using custom plugins. These plugins are […]

25 Free jQuery Plugins for Custom Tabs & Accordions

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Modern web designers simply adore dynamic page elements. Dropdown menus, carousels, tabbed links and accordion menus are just a few examples. All of these effects can be recreated using free jQuery plugins without much code. The toughest part is finding the perfect jQuery plugin to fit with your current project. In this gallery you’ll find […]

Techniques for Building Name Recognition as a Designer

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Breaking into the design world is no simple task. It requires years of practice along with arduous struggles, overcoming obstacles, and of course meeting great people. But this whole process can be eased slightly by creating a recognizable brand around your name. Freelance design is a competitive marketplace and you’ll want to stand out to […]

28 Photo Compositing Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop

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Many designers use Photoshop as a graphics editing tool or as a tool for creating website mockups. However Photoshop is primarily meant for digital photo editing. One such area of work is compositing which takes two(or more) photos and combines them together into one photo. Compositing is a difficult skill to pickup but very powerful […]

Best UX Design Solutions for Date Input Fields

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The purpose of user experience design is to focus solely on how an interface behaves. This is traditionally more important than the actual design because a pretty-looking website is useless if nobody can use it. Thus UX has become a field unto itself with areas of focus derived from usability and case studies. The absolute […]