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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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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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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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First look: OmniFocus for iPad

omnifocusOmniFocus offers a way to create to-do lists on steroids. You can brainstorm out ideas, then start organizing and classifying them into separate projects, tasks, and “contexts”; contexts allow you to make tasks relevant to where and when you are working on things.

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Amazing & Brilliantly Designed Party Posters

PostersLets look at some of the most amazing and inspirational party poster designs. The idea behind these posters is so strong that these posters attract me to share with our readers. The use of typography and fonts, awesome textures and stunning graphics make these posters a good piece of artwork .

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Close Look at Visual Identities

logoVisual Identity is the visible elements of a brand, it expresses the values and ambitions of an organization, its business, and its characteristics. Here you take a close look at some really cool visual identities with a few snaps of the process on the making.

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Fresh and Cool Fonts for Designers

free fontsFinding the appropriate font for your design purpose is important. Simple designs can become extraordinary with the correct font choice. Though a wide variety of fonts are available to download online, there is always a demand for fresh varieties to express text or copy in a brand new way.

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Designing Awesome Brochures

design maniaA Brochure, also referred as a pamphlet, is an effective marketing tool either to showcase the product your business is going to throw in the market or to express your future projects and ideas. Brochures are also being used in huge amount by the non-profit organizations for collecting funds.

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Mind blowing Print Media Advertisements

design maniaNowadays we’re usually tired of advertisements, but there’s still some ads that make as smile. To create eye catching ads and get the first attention is not easy task. If your ad doesn’t convey the message what it is for, then it’s useless. To really stand out among others, the idea should be unique and out of box.

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Coca Cola – A bottle can be iconic

design maniaCoca Cola has been an example for good branding practices throughout the years because of it’s consistency over the years especially if you compare it to Pepsi. Coke’s bottle silhouette might be one of the most iconic symbols in the world next to the like of a Nike swoosh.

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How to Handle Information Overload

design maniaThe Internet holds a wealth of information on virtually any topic one could think of. With a simple search, you can gain access to knowledge about almost any subject out there. In fact, you can often get so much information returned that it’s a little intimidating even knowing where to start.

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Download 100+ Design & Software Icons

design maniaDownload Free Icons for your next design. Theses icons are design by Omer Cetin. A talented iconist and web designer from Izmir, Turkey. Omer Design design high quality icons, web interfaces and these icons are pretty good example of his brilliant work and he is offering free download under Creative Commons License.

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Will jailbreaking your iPhone void your warranty?

design maniaApple points to a knowledgebase article here, indicating how much instability you might expect after jailbreaking your iPhone. Of course, now that jailbreaking is legal, Apple can’t really go after anyone doing it, but that doesn’t mean they have to support your functionality habit, either.

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Amazing Eye-Popping Colorful Logos

Design maniaIn this showcase, we’ll have a look at some logos that are using multiple colors in their designs. If you’re designing a logo, adding a number of colors can make or break your design. These artists, for sure, have succeeded in making memorable and inspiring logos.

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Estimated reading time in web design

design maniaUsers don’t read (more than 18%). About 2 years ago Jakob Nielsen wrote an “Alertbox” titled How little do users read?. His research suggests that users will read only 18% of your content. Given that I spend a few minutes editing each sentence I write, that’s pretty deflating.

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Top 10 HDR Mistakes and How to Fix Them eBook Giveaway

design maniaif you want to learn details about how to fix HDR mistakes… you better learn from the best! :) And this is exactly why we will giveaway 3 Top 10 HDR Mistakes and How to Fix Them eBooks to our readers. To participate just leave a comment telling us the importance about learning with our own mistakes… and good luck.

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CSS3 Ads Versus Flash Ads

The CSS3 Ads run way smoother than the Flash versions. This working draft of Arne’s CSS3 ads works in newer WebKit browsers (Safari 4, Chrome 5, Mobile Safari) and degrades gracefully in Firefox and IE7+, displaying only the last frame of the animation.

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Magnificient iPad Wallpapers

iPad is one of the newest product of Apple and it has taken over the public like a storm. Apple has sold over 5 million iPads. iPad is supposed to revolutionize the way we do things. iPad is a cool device and it is important to represent who you are from your iPad. The best way to express yourself is through wallpapers

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Aloha: The HTML5 Editor

Aloha Editor is an easy to use WYSIWYG HTML editor, featuring fast editing, floating menu, and support for HTML5 ContentEditable. It provides WYSIWYG editor to any website content instantaneously, enabling content editors to see the changes the moment they type.

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well-designed examples of block quotes and pull quotes

A collection of well designed examples of block quotes and pull quotes from websites.

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