WordPress can be so much more than just a blogging platform and can be used to run many types of sites from personal sites to online magazines and portfolios. I guess I could say I’m a hardcore WordPress user. Actually, almost every website I’ve designed/coded runs on WordPress. Throughout the years I’ve learned a lot […]
I believe that creating a great user interaction with your blog or website is key in keeping return visitors and helping with word of mouth advertisements and link love. I know I’m not alone in this either because on almost every blog about marketing, blogging, and tutorials you find that the owners have added all […]
Channels are just one incredibly powerful tool in Photoshop’s vast arsenal of image editing capabilities. They have a number of different uses, and are frequently my tool of choice for creating masks and selections, or to make slight colour adjustments to an image. Today, we are going to learn how to create an interesting photo […]
Maybe it’s because we’ve had a not-so-awesome summer here in Montreal but lately I’ve been more and more interested in website designs that make good use of weather elements like clouds, skies, suns, earth, stone, etc… So I figured, why not try to find some of the best designs and start with the ones that […]
In a previous article, I explored the design trend of iPhone app website designs. You’ll imagine my surprise when I realized that the 25 websites featured were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to kick ass iPhone app website designs – and today, I’m featuring 20 MORE of the coolest iPhone app […]
This contest has ended! Thanks everyone for participating! :) The 3 lucky winners are below. We used random.org to pick the winners! Mike Acevedo Steve Bargas Ryan I am always looking into ways of making the (often time-consuming and painful) tasks of billing and invoicing easier and quicker. Guess what? Billings 3 helps me do […]
More and more we see people using horizontal sliding panels on their websites. And they usually look very nice! Some will put a contact or login form in there, others will put some information about them and their website, or even things like a tag cloud or social networking buttons.
Horizontal sliding panels are great for many situations, but like everything else, they’re not always ideal. It depends on the project. To see what I mean by ‘horizontal sliding panel‘, go have a look at my other site Design-Newz, and click on the ‘want more‘ button that’s on the right above the navigation bar.
Over the past couple month/years we’ve seen grungy-looking websites and designs popping all over the place (I much prefer that over the glossy web 2.0 look). Of course using patterns and textured backgrounds can help give a website a dirty and grungy feel, but let’s not forget about typography. While most of the fonts on […]
I love typography! And good for us type lovers, it’s very difficult to design something without it. Posters are no exception. So I thought I’d go find some typographic posters that are both vintage and grungy looking. I hope you enjoy them. Please share your thoughts in the comment section! Your Turn To Talk Have […]
It’s no secret that all of us here at SpyreStudios like left aligned website designs (I mean, look at SpyreStudios). Yes, at one point in time the left aligned websites were all we had, but then people found out about CSS and the centered websites dominated. This post is our attempt to show that left […]