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Fun & Clever Examples of HTML5

HTML5 is here to stay and it IS the new standard.  We’ve done some cool round-ups on here before that give several great examples of new sites made with HTML5.  Instead of a repeat performance I thought I’d hunt down a few examples that are a bit out there on the edges, showing off some of the cool new things you can do with HTML5.  A few of them have been around for a while but I’ve made sure to include a few new ones too.  And some that, though subtle, show a keen use of design given some new native abilities.

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Electrifying and Colorful Typography Poster Designs

The design maniaLets share with you some electrifying and amazing poster designs for your inspiration and boost your creativity. I compile some of the awesome work and the use of color and typography in these posters is mind blowing and worth to watch. The mixture of illustrations, bright and bold colors and the typography make these posters kind of unique and special. Great resource of graphic design and you can fetch bundle of ideas to design posters.

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Are You An Armchair Creative?

The design maniaAs creative professionals, we pride ourselves on doing — making ideas happen — instead of passively consuming, like the couch potatoes with their remote controls. As Jakob Nielson said, television is “lean back” media, and we prefer the “lean forward” experience creating something with our computer

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Starting A Web Design Business

The design maniaIf you don’t like the idea of working for somebody else and you’re quite attracted to idea of world domination then starting a web design business might be right up your alley.  Unfortunately though, contrary to popular speculation, it’s not an easy ride.  In fact it’s probably the number one most difficult path which you could choose to follow in this industry.

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The Word Art of Juan Osborne

Design mania“A picture is worth a thousand words’. We’re sure you’ve heard this expression a million times before, but you probably have not quite ‘seen’ it yet…Juan Osborne is a Spanish architect and designer, that has literally taken this expression and created stunning art with this concept. His amazing compositions are made up of words, literally thousands of words!

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Mind Blowing Showcase of Glamour & Beauty With a Sense of Creativity

Design maniaGlamour photography is a genre of photography whereby the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in a romantic or sexually alluring way. The subjects may be fully clothed or seminude but glamour photography stops short of deliberately arousing the viewer and being hardcore pornography.

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Modern Element Trends In Magazine-Styled Webdesign Of 2010

Design maniaMany web designers today are moving away from the traditional layout of a website. One of the layouts that are in trend today is magazine or news style of website. Magazine-styled website offer good usability, clean typography, and professional interface.

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20 Creative Web Portfolio Designs Of 2010 From deviantart

design maniaEvery one love Web Design and giving inspirational designs to others. I think this can be show by portfolio web designs because this is the way where you can represent your work and about yourself with beautiful textures, colors and have creative user interface.

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Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design

backgroundsA trend in web design that has been popular for a while, and still seems to be gaining momentum, is the use of big background images. It’s an easy and effective way to add lots of interest to a design and set the overall tone with one photo or illustration.

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Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website

brandingSo you’ve just launched your website. The only thing left now is to start creating content and arranging for some promotion, right? Well, not so fast. You first have to do several things to ensure that your site is set up properly and ready for the public. Here are a few things you should do right after launching a website

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webdesign30 best web designs agencies around the world

It is why I decide today to let you discover what I found; also, find now the selection of the 30 most beautiful, efficient and original companies websites..

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Free PSDStunning & Useful PSD Files & Resources

We are going to share with you above 35 useful and handy psd files and resources for free download. Its a mixture of various graphics components and  files made available in photoshop psd file.

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Design maniaInspiring Advertisement Designs

Advertisements can be dull and boring, or they can stand out with their own unique flare. In this post I will be sharing 20 inspiring advertisement designs that step outside the normal boundaries.

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Design maniaFresh Examples of Minimal Web Design

There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and minimal website. A design with few elements representing something. The saying “less is more”, even though somewhat cliche, couldn’t be more true.

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Design maniaExcellent Photography-Related Tutorials

With the advent of affordable digital cameras and photo-editing software such as Photoshop, what used to be an expensive profession is more and more accessible to casual individuals.

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Design maniaCan Experience be Designed?

Do experience designers shape how users feel or do they shape with respect to how users feel? A small but important nuance. Did you catch it? No?

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Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript

Design maniaAs many of you right now, the <canvas> element is one of the most popular additions to the HTML5 standards. It is widely supported by popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera (Internet Explorer supports it in their IE9 beta version). This guide will explore the use of HTML5’s <canvas> element through a fun example: bouncing a blue ball around.

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Simple Ways to Get Paid More by Clients

Design maniaAs freelancers, we all want to make more money. But freelancing doesn’t scale, so there’s always a ceiling. There’s a limit as to how many clients you can take on, right? So how do you make more money, if you can’t or don’t want to take on more clients?

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Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques

Design maniaWherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web.

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Generative Digital Art: Tutorials and Inspiration

Design maniaGenerative art is a sort of blanket term for any sort of art which is created or composed using algorithmic or random processes, such as Brian Eno‘s 77 Million Paintings, which composites Eno’s visual art in such a way that there are literally 77 million possible combinations.

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Leaves Turning Yellow – 30 Inspirational Autumn Designs

deisgn maniaAutumn is a season which lavishes with wonderful colors, an exuberance of seasonal fruits and sometimes it makes us feel nostalgic. Today, I put together a collection of beautiful autumn related images to inspire you. Check them out!

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Freebie release: Professional Business template in Photoshop PSD

deisgn maniaThis exclusive freebie is a pack of 5-page Professional Business Website Templates  in Photoshop .PSD format. The design uses a clean, slick and professional look throughout the templates with blue as the accentuating color. The design is ideal for your business or corporate website.

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HTML5 and CSS3 Web Page Tutorials

deisgn maniaThe arrival of HTML5 and CSS3 has given web designers a major sense of excitement by offering a broader range of options, creative opportunities and shortcuts for designing a web page. We could talk about all of these new features endlessly, instead, to keep things simple, we have highlighted four web tutorials that make use of HTML5 and CSS3 perfectly and that demonstrate effectively the potential power of these fantastic technologies.

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Ordering CSS3 Properties

deisgn maniaOrdering CSS3 Properties By: Chris Coyier on 9/7/2010  When writing CSS3 properties, the modern wisdom is to list the “real” property last and the vendor prefixes first:

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Inspirational Advanced CSS Based Web Designs

Design maniaWe would like to share with you the great and well designed CSS based websites. These web designs are based on advanced CSS and web standards and we can call these web sites prestigious and high quality. Some of the web designs in this post are also the award winning designs and recommended by the most experience and professionals web designers in the world.

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Fresh Web Designer Tools and Resources

Design maniaFor today’s design news we have highlighted some fresh tools and resources for all you web and app designers out there. There are a couple of tools to help with any CSS3 and HTML5 development issues you may have, there is a marvelous new technique for styling buttons, and finally, and perhaps the coolest of all,some time saving iPad actions for Photoshop.

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Inspiring Portfolio Designs

Design maniaPortfolio designs can be a great source of inspiration. After all, a portfolio is not only a place to showcase one’s work, but is also a designer’s home on the web. It’s a portfolio piece in itself that represents what the designer is all about. For this reason, you’ll usually find extra amounts of creativity and attention to detail. A designer will put in this extra effort in order to show off their stuff and to attract new clients.

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Unusual And Desirable Bookshelf Designs

Design maniaDesign is everywhere, all the buildings, cars, planes, clothes and even bookshelves are designed by the designers. Such different visual design is  good inspiration source for web and graphic designers because it’s totally different creative  field somehow related of course.

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Best Customized iPhone Websites

iphoneiPhone websites are a becoming popular every day, thanks to the iPhones because of which phones ‘usage is not just limited to calling or texting. There is a remarkable increase in specialized & optimized websites for iPhone screens. Today we are presenting 40 such iPhone websites for you to check & share your experience.

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How Choice Impairs Your Visitors

Many sites provide an array of methods to interact with their offerings, but excesses in decision-making pressure can render less empowered visitors into a cyclone of stress from the barrage of questions being asked. As an industry, we place a great deal of emphasis on getting visitors to make decisions, but are we turning a straightforward path into a labyrinth with our need to know?

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Free Hand-Draw Sketched Website / Blog Icons Collection

iconsYou may modify the icons in shape, color, and/or file format and use the modified icons royalty-free according to the license terms for any personal or commercial product.

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Freebies: Facebook, Twitter & RSS Feed Icons

iconsToday’s release is a set of popular social media icons consisting of Facebook, Twitter and RSS designed exclusively for Onextrapixel by Helen Gizi, a talented self-taught graphic designer. The custom social media icons have been created especially to bring a new look to the normal and traditional icons.

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Beautiful & Creative Portfolio Designs

portfolio designThere are thousands of online Portfolios around and it’s really hard to select few. Still some designer’s work which however, reaches beyond the simple design work to a piece of art and the result is so wonderful then a regular web design that it made his work memorable. We are always looking for inspiration, specially when it comes to web design.

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Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?

consumerismHave you ever fallen into a black hole of comparison shopping? You’re looking for a new digital camera, for instance. You head over to Cnet.com and read some reviews of various cameras, watch the video demos, identify the model you want.

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Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

photographyForced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.

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Webdesign & CSS inspiration for iPhone

css for iphoneCSSiPhone is the first ever iPhone CSS Gallery which displays iPhone web interfaces for iPhone inspiration. you will find good collection and get inspired. Enjooy

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Inspiring iPhone Application Websites

Iphone application websitesSince great iPhone apps are always being launched and their websites are usualy beautiful and have a unique style, we decided to gather a new list for you. This time we followed your tips and included a small ‘about’ on each one of the apps.

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Gorgeous Green Energy Vector HQ Earth Wallpapers

WallpapersA good way to start up a new week is to give your desktop a new look or get inspired for your new artwork or web design. No better way to do that than choosing one of the gorgeous green energy earth HQ wallpapers. Check them out and pick the ones you like the most, enjoy!

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Why SEO Doesn’t Matter Anymore and What You Should Do Instead

SEOSearch engine optimization used to be the holy grail of getting more traffic. Placing high in search engine rankings for prime keywords related to your niche could send thousands of visitors to your site on a regular basis.

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Fun and Fantastic Wedding Invitations

wedding cardsThis collection consists of 30 unique, crafty, and fun wedding invitations. You’ll see everything from circus-themed invitations to cards designed to look like comic book covers.Enjoy the collection, and share your comments at the end of this post as well as links to other great wedding invitations…

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