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03Sep0

Reading for Inspiration

We hope you have a fun weekend filled with inspiration. Here is a compilation of the articles from this week that may help you if you’re experiencing a little creative drought. Enjoy!

The Lost Art Of Design Etiquette

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/08/29/the-lost-art-of-design-etiquette/

Great article on the neverending subject of designers vs. developers. It is very important for designers and developers to stay on the same page to get better product.

The most popular fonts used by designers

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/08/the-most-popular-fonts-used-by-designers/

Which camp do you fit into: do you have favorite typefaces and adapt them to every design you create or do you pick and choose each one based specifically on the project at hand?

The Difference Between Design and Art

http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/difference-between-design-art/

Do you think there is a clear line between art and design? Enjoy this article and you might find the answer.

40 Beautiful Illustrations in Web Design

http://designm.ag/resources/40-beautiful-illustrations-in-web-design/

The list of these 40 unique and creative website designs using illustrations will really inspire you.

How To Code a Blog Theme Concept in HTML & CSS

http://line25.com/tutorials/how-to-code-a-blog-theme-concept-in-html-css

Check out this tutorial of transforming the visual concept into a working HTML/CSS prototype web page.

8 Productivity Tools To Save More Time

http://webdesignledger.com/tools/8-productivity-tools-to-save-more-time

Here are 8 common tools to handle everything efficiently online.

How to Use Typography Effectively in Web Design

http://naldzgraphics.net/design-2/typography-web-design/

Learn how to use typography well, so it looks great even without the images and striking colors.

Personas: Putting the Focus Back on the User

http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/personas-putting-the-focus-back-on-the-user/

Read about not letting the client’s personal preferences get in the way of what would be best for the user. Personas should always go hand-in-hand with real user interviews and studies.

36 Cool Retro Websites For Inspiration

http://spyrestudios.com/36-cool-retro-websites-for-inspiration/

What do you think of a retro style? Get inspired with these retro websites.

A Detailed Guide To Write An SEO Optimized Blog Post in WordPress

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/wordpress/guide-write-seo-optimized-blog-post/

This detailed guide to writing an SEO Optimized Blog post will help you reach your goal and you will surely notice the difference after implementing this method.

5 Awesome Responsive jQuery Sliders and Image Galleries

http://webexpedition18.com/articles/responsive-jquery-sliders-image-galleries/

This post presents you 5 super awesome Responsive jQuery Sliders and Image Galleries which you can use in your next project.

How To Create a Retro Style Typographic Poster Design

http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-a-retro-style-typographic-poster-design

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a retro style typographic poster design with distressed textures and a muted color scheme.

42 Outstanding FREE UI Kits for Web Designers

http://www.queness.com/post/9055/42-outstanding-free-ui-kits-for-web-designers

This post is covering 42 free UI Kits and templates. All of them are editable in PSD format and mostly covering all of the basic UI elements such as textfield, checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, drop down menu and some other cover extensive list of elements.

Fresh and Beautiful Typography Designs for Inspiration

http://designinstruct.com/visual-inspiration/fresh-and-beautiful-typography-designs-for-inspiration/

Read about one of the purest manifestations of the designer’s craft – Typography, the intersection of meaning, purpose and expression.

30 Wonderful Examples of Milk Packaging Design

http://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/packaging-inspiration/30-wonderful-examples-of-milk-packaging-design/

Students, designers, and design agencies took creativity to a whole new level. For your inspiration they have collected some incredible examples of milk packaging design.


Come back next week for more interesting reading! :)

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