Awesome Textures From Circlebox!

by Brant Wilson

June 4, 2013 in Resources

If you like awesome textures we’ve got just the package for you. DesignM.ag has partnered with Callum Chapman to offer this great set of 100 textures. These high quality artist textures are for both personal and commercial use in your projects, featuring handmade and expertly crafted paint and paper textures.

All textures are at least 3000 pixels wide, which make them perfect to use in your web or print designs.

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Design Networks to Find Brand New Freebie Downloads

by Jake Rocheleau

June 2, 2013 in Resources

It seems as though every day there are new freebies to be released online. I am usually forcing myself to check out new websites once in a while to see what I am missing. The amount of networks online are simply tremendous! It would suck up at least an hour or more to go through all of the latest releases.

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I want to focus on a list of the more popular resources for locating design freebies. The list obviously includes freebie PSD and AI files to use in Adobe software. But icon sets are also typically common among designers. PSD/AI freebies are certainly the most demanded and will provide the best results when creating a website layout. I hope to share a few resources which will benefit web designers and developers around the globe.

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Design Focus on Social Networking Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

May 31, 2013 in design

Ever since the early days of MySpace there have been social networking websites getting online with each passing year. The whole world is taken in this craze of social networking, tweeting, blogging, and lots of other similar tech-based activities. I have found that many social networks are utilizing common interaction techniques within their designs.

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I want to share just a few examples of my insights towards building a usable social network. This means designing a captivating landing page with easy instructions and rules for the users. Profile pages are also a big point in the design critique. You want to make your network as easy to use as possible. This is obviously much simpler said than done, but I am sure all observant designers will pick up quickly and follow suit with their own ideas.

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Must-Read Web Design Articles for Beginners

by Jake Rocheleau

May 30, 2013 in Resources

There will always be new people getting into the process of learning web design. It is a convoluted topic at first, but if you stick with your studies it can be an extremely rewarding experience. The web design community is full of useful freebies and tutorials which you can find all through Google.

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I want to present a small collection of posts which are geared towards newcomers in web design. The technique involves both designing graphics and coding them into HTML/CSS webpages. These two main fields of study will require months if not years of practice before you feel confident with your work. But that is the beauty of web design! Just follow what the professionals do and you will quickly learn how to emulate the best design practices.

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