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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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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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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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On the Concept of Process

Design maniajust don’t follow the same steps every time.There are a couple of different reasons for this. The first is the nature of the project. Using web design as a primary example, there are some projects which just lend themselves better to being done primary through a combination of my code editor of choice (Coda) and the browser, using Photoshop only to create really simple graphics. For other projects, however, I just find that it’s better to start mocking things up in Photoshop.

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Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

Design maniaWhen it comes to adding JavaScript functionality to a website, jQuery has become the solution of choice for web designers and developers. With it’s ease of use and ever-growing selection of plugins, there’s really no point to look elsewhere. Awesome jQuery plugins are popping up everyday, and we’re always on the look out. So for this post, I’ve gathered 10 fresh plugins that you should find very useful.

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Beautiful Michael Jackson Fan Art Graphics

Design maniaMichael Jackson is the King of the Pop. He started his career in the mid 1960s as a member of The Jackson Five Group and he began his solo career in 1971. Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. On June 25, 2009, Jackson was passed out in his bed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles. Today we are paying tribute to this great pop star by showcasing some of the best fan arts featuring Michael Jackson.

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latest print ads – Clever and Creative!!

design maniaHave you ever wondered why we yell out for “Mc Donald’s” when out for lunch and opt for “Fedex” to send over a courier? It’s the strong and catchy advertisement of these brands which have overpowered our minds. Advertisement is not about creating a boring manual of a product but to say the innovative features of your product in a catchy way.

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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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The origins of A B C

TypographyWe see it every day on signs, billboards, packaging, in books and magazines; in fact, you are looking at it now — the Latin or Roman alphabet, the world’s most prolific, most widespread abc. Typography is a relatively recent invention, but to unearth the origins of alphabets, we will need to travel much farther back in time, to an era contemporaneous with the emergence of (agricultural) civilisation itself.

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e commerce websitesWell Designed E-commerce Websites

In this post, we are showcasing 14 e-commerce websites which I think have great aesthetics. We are not just looking at functionality, but also in brand presence and key messaging. All of the below websites have personality, and a real unique shopping experience.

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greenGreen Lantern Artworks for Inspiration

Their power rings are some of the most powerful weapons in the universe. Their predominantly green costumes and trademark symbol have been hits with several generations, and the series has received many awards through the years.

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Balancing Family and Passion

balanceMost designers are extremely passionate about their craft. Unfortunately, that means they also find themselves wedged between their love of work and responsibility to their family. How can you find a good balance between the two? Frankly, you really can’t.

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Drench: Cubehead

cube headA man with a seriously mixed up head uses drench to sort out his Cubehead, and get himself back together. Directed by Ulf Johansson. VFX by The Moving Picture Company.

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The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design

Art and scienceLet’s start by defining our terms (Slides 1 through 20). Here are a few conventional ways to differentiate between art and science when it comes to user experience design: In terms of focus, an artistic process is concerned with issues of look-and-feel, whereas a scientific approach focuses on deeper, more systematic issues like underlying architecture.

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Explore The Past: Inspiring Coca Cola souvenir plate posters

Coca colaThe History of Coca-Cola is a story of special moments — times with family and friends and special occasions when Coke was naturally there. Every person who drinks a Coca-Cola enjoys a moment of refreshment — and shares in an experience that millions of others have savored.

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The 30 Best iPhone Apps So Far This Year

Iphone appsHowever, the novelty land grab is definitely over. When you run a search on the App Store, most of the gimmicks have already been created—at least twice. Clones still litter the store and it’s becoming even more difficult for quality apps to get noticed. But, if you have a bit of patience and are willing to sift through less exciting apps, there are some fantastic gems just waiting to be discovered.

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Finish Your Masterpiece with Deliberate Goal Planning

Goal planningAll artists want to create massive, powerful works to be remembered by. We have visions of our own “Sistine Chapel” that we want to tackle before we die. The problem with epic projects is that they’re often started, but rarely finished. This is precisely why we celebrate massive works: they don’t come along very often.

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Designing Style Guidelines For Brands And Websites

design maniaEveryone has worked on a project that changed so much after it launched that they no longer wanted it in their portfolio. One way to help those who take over your projects is to produce a style guide. Edward Tufte once said: “Great design is not democratic; it comes from great designers. If the standard is lousy, then develop another standard.”

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Sexy Fashion Photography of Handbags & Purses

design maniaTime to share some stunning and sexy fashion photography with our readers. This time we specify the fashion with the handbags and purses. A Woman’s companion and a container for her accessories and many secrets, woman love these handbags and companies who sold these bags want to present the product with style and fashion to attract the customers

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Short Deadlines Make You Think Straight

design maniaChristoph Niemann  has an impressive knack for distilling complex concepts into images that are as striking as they are simple. His iconic illustrations – recognizable for their crisp execution and undeniable wit – regularly appear in the pages of the New Yorker, WIRED, and the New York Times Book Review.

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40 iPad tools, tips for designer

design maniaiPad tools, tips and tutorials in this review will help you to optimize your website for iPad. You’ll learn things to consider while developing iPad applications. It also provides links to iPad wireframe elements for easy prototyping both on paper and screen as well as GUI elements for design mockups of iPad apps.

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Thoughts on Creativity and Design Process

http://abduzeedo.com/thoughts-creativity-and-design-process

21 Latest Free Fonts for Your Designs

http://bit.ly/9tzVlS

Occam’s Razor: A Great Principle for Designers

http://bit.ly/9WKjnq

Six Super Helpful Typography Cheat Sheets:

http://bit.ly/cRcD7y

Jasonfried’s “managing conflict”:

http://bit.ly/9tXyvj

YouTube web app gets overhauled with HTML5

http://9to5mac.com/youtube-web-app-gets-overhauled