29 Bakery and Cake Shop Websites for Design Inspiration

by Jake Rocheleau

May 13, 2013 in Inspiration

Bakeries and cake shops around the world are the sweetest treats. Business owners want their website to reflect this and draw in customers based on the unique and tasteful design. But this process can be difficult if you are unfamiliar with design techniques.

I want to offer a series of 29 brilliant cake shops and bakeries using fantastic website layouts. These are all very captivating and quickly remind you of the bakery itself. Designers will often include illustrations and vector artwork showing off cupcakes and other dessert treats. Keep in mind there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But there are many design ideas which you may tread the water and see how it fits into your own layout.

Adelaide’s Cakes

new jersey cake shop bakery website layout

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45 Japanese Animation & Video Game Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

May 8, 2013 in Inspiration

Comparing Japanese web design trends to the United States is a great difference. Icons and banners and Flash media is all too common, especially amongst video game websites and cartoons/TV shows. The Japanese culture is so different from the western world, yet we all share the same planet and the same Internet.

I want to showcase 45 Japanese animation & gaming website layouts for design inspiration. You may not consider using these techniques in your own layouts, but it is always good to know the market. Japan’s economy is within the top 5 worldwide and they spend a lot of money online. And you do not need to understand the Japanese language to appreciate beautiful website design. It is truly magnificent how designers may communicate across language barriers to share and understand more complex design trends.

Otomate

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45 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts

by Brant Wilson

May 3, 2013 in design

Shortcut Commands for Photoshop

Photographers use Photoshop to edit their photos but this software can be a bit time consuming especially for beginners. There are different tools you can use with Photoshop and switching from 1 tool with the next one is what would consume most of your time. Here are 45 exceptionally useful Photoshop shortcuts that will bypass all those mouse clicks you need to switch tools and it will make photo editing a lot more convenient for you. There are many shortcuts out there and it can be a bit overwhelming at first. You won’t be able to memorize all of them. If you want, you can make a chart so you can easily remember what the shortcuts to use to execute what you desire. Choose your favorites and try to memorize them.

Beginners may be overwhelmed with the complexity of Photoshop but with practice you will eventually learn how to control and finally properly edit your photos with this wonderful program that is also used by professionals. You can transform an ordinary photo into an exceptional one with the help of this program but it takes a lot of skills to create such art. Slowly learn your way around the program by trying out the different tools and see what they’re used for and how they can transform your photos. What users normally notice is that there are a number of menu items and buttons to click and open then click again for the execution you want and that can really be time consuming. These tools are there for a reason and because Photoshop is very complex and comprehensive photo editing software, it has a lot of executions and tools available. If you don’t want to waste your time finding your way through all these buttons then these shortcuts will surely help you out.

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