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Archives for August 2009
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 […]
I always enjoy working on new things and learn about new CMS and how they work and all. I recently connected with Cory at Surreal CMS, and I decided to write a tutorial on how to create a portfolio site and run it with Surreal CMS. It’s pretty simple actually. In this tutorial I’ll show […]
In your career as a freelance designer you’ll probably use tens, if not hundreds, of different tools to perform all the tasks needed to run your business. From image editors to accounting apps to text editors. There’s no way I could list all the tools available in one post, and if I did they would […]
Looking for design inspiration on CSS and logo galleries and similar sites is great, but sometimes you need to take a good look outside the window and see what’s out there and get your creative juices flowing. Being a typography addict, I’m always looking for some examples of great-looking typography. I’ve always liked signage and […]
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our specific profession and lose the ability to find creative sparks in other areas of our lives. So, in the hunt for inspiration elsewhere than web design, I went searching on Vimeo and found 50 awesome stop motion videos that are sure to give you creative energy. I mean, […]
Reading blogs and tutorials is pretty good, in fact it’s great! You can learn a lot by doing this, but actually seeing and hearing (video and/or audio format), is a whole different world. I’ve gathered some resources and sites that produce audio and video content. Of course, most of them offer RSS and also iTunes […]