Reminder About The Complete Zen Textures Collection

by Brant Wilson
on October 30, 2012

in Business/Freelance Site News

Recently, DesignM.ag acquired all the intellectual property rights to ZenTextures.com. As part of this acquisition we have decided to put the entire Zen Collection in your hands for only $29. That is right, $29 for over 450 high resolution textures! Get the Deal!

Every day we have people emailing us from Lost and Taken asking if there is any way to download a giant collection of textures instead of working through them one at a time. Here’s your chance.

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DeviantArt API Instant Search App using Ajax & PHP

by Jake Rocheleau
on October 28, 2012

in Tutorials

The digital art community for DeviantArt is very popular and full of talented artists. Creative designers can publish any of their works to DA and share them to gather feedback and comments from other members. I love the community and have always been interested in digital artwork for online forums – avatars and signature banners.

So in this tutorial I want to explain how we can build a DeviantArt Instant Search app which searches through all the most popular banner signatures ever submitted to the website. You can enter some search terms and the app will pull results to display after you finish typing. This is a really cool application for designers who are looking for inspiration, or even for people who love DeviantArt and want a better way to search.

Preview screenshot DeviantArt Instant Search webapp forum signatures

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What to Do When Your Client Asks You to Do Something Stupid

by Laura Spencer
on October 26, 2012

in Business/Freelance


Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen.

If you’re a freelance designer, eventually a client will ask you to do something stupid. Something that you know won’t work.

I’m not talking about moral issues here, but rather about practical design issues. The client has asked you to design something that simply won’t be effective. (I would hope that you already know what to do about moral issues.)

If you enjoy this post, you may also like What to Do When the Client Is Wrong.

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