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April 17, 2014

12 Print Design Mistakes That Everybody Abhors

Having watched over half-a-century of print advertising, most consumers can tell the difference between great and sloppy print design these days. If you’ve been designing for the web, do not think even for an instant that you can design for the print if you haven’t done it before. Designing for print is a pesky job, and you have to pay attention to minute details. No wonder that great print designers are hard to find these days.

Print designs are usually intended to last for a longer term than Internet designs, like in case of a business-card or logo design. Whether you are designing yourself or hiring a super-duper creative genius to do it on your behalf, make sure that your print design doesn’t slip off from the edge of excellence into one of the following pitfalls. In order to avoid it, read this post or simple consult website-builder.net

Typography Mistakes

1. Not Kerning

Kerning is a traditional designing practice in which the spacing between different letters in the text is adjusted to make the headline or text more visually appealing. It is important to kern if you want your design to look professional. ‘Leaving the spacing to font defaults will make an amateurish design.’ – says Chace a designer at WDR.

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Add Some Bling to Your Design with Free Metallic Icons

Would you like to make your design more original and individual? Want to add some more characteristic details and elements? Don’t know what to start with? Consider the free metallic icons we have gathered for you this time. The icons can suit various design solutions and perfectly enrich composition with new features.

Although all icons are designed in the same manner and attract with their metallic luster, they still differ and demonstrate multitude creative approaches to the same idea. A well thought-out design consists of carefully chosen elements. Every detail has its role and meaning. Turn your design into a well thought-out one. Just take a closer look and find the very icons which will suit your layout most of all. Try to experiment, thus you can find some brilliant ideas, very useful for your further work. It can appear that starting your design experiment with the icons choice you will get inspired for some other creative changes. Good luck and have a nice day.

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Free HTML5 Theme for Taxi Company, for Those are Hip to Comfort

Most of us adore comfort. It is so cute when you can get the needed product or service without wasting lots of time and nerves. For example taxi. Haven’t you thought that it is much easier to book a cab beforehand, than to try to catch it in the last moment and with the risk to be late for your meeting, train, airplane or wherever you are in a hurry.

There is always a possibility to improve the existing situation. And if you are dealing with taxi services you can propose them with Free HTML5 Theme for Taxi Company.

The free website template was designed in accordance with all peculiarities of the business niche. Here you can find the telephone number from the first sight as it is placed in the middle of the template, the booking form, you can choose the type of the car.

And of course, all useful information such as testimonials,company history and other can be perfectly reflected on the following pages: About, Cars, Services, Contacts. You can check the LIVE DEMO and see it for yourself.

DOWNLOAD the theme and let your clients enjoy the comfort and thus always choose your taxi company among the rest.

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Ballicons: Free Icons for Your Flat Design

Flat design keeps its positions and remains to be one of the most popular trends. And no wonder. It is very easy on the eyes and very attractive. Would you like to have a cute website? Choose flat design. It manages to turn any idea into ultra modern and catching. Frankly speaking, I like this ability of of the trend and always try to make the most of it. But although the trend is in high demand, it can take you a pretty long time till you find free and worthy icons which will meet your requirements.

Don’t waste your time for searching. Creative guys from PixelBuddha made cool free icons and called them Ballicons. You are welcome to download them and enrich your design with trendy elements. The range of the proposed icons gives you a nice chance to find suitable solutions for various online projects.

Just follow the link to learn more about the freebies and to get them for your ultimate collection.

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Web Design Comics. The funny Side of Everyday Routine

If you are a web designer, you know that sometimes it is useful to look at everything you do with a certain ease and humor. It can’t be otherwise, because creative work demands creative attitude which can’t be combined with constant mental strain.

And, surely, there are millions of funny situations which are worth to be told about.
Good mood is the most inspiring factor. It helps entdeck new creative resources in everything you do and sends you brilliant ideas that you realize without any problem. Would you like to check? You are welcome!

We want to share with you several funny Web Design Comics which will remind you your own problems, doubts and other familiar situations. Make a pause from your tasks and enjoy the humoristic splash of creativity. The authors of the comics know the specific of the work firsthand that’s why their works are so funny, original and realistic. Take care, have a good day and laugh sincerely enjoying every picture below.

High tech in low places

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In for the short haul

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Spring Photoshop Tutorials to Awake Your Creativity

Spring can’t leave indifferent. It awakes and inspires. It brings new hopes and ideas. The nature reflects the season with new bright colors and the incredible speed of changes which we can observe every day. Just look around – yesterday there were no leaves on trees and bushes, but today we have suddenly discovered them.

All these feelings, emotions, thoughts are mixed with sunbeams and burst with new power turning into creativity. Perhaps, spring is the best time to start something new, dare for new projects. And we offer you to fall for the temptation and enjoy spring inspiration by mastering new Photoshop skills.

Spring Photoshop Tutorials are gathered specially to help you feel the spring mood and, in the same time, share with you some useful tricks you may be interested in. Take a closer look at these colorful and original works and create your own awesome design which you are welcome to share with us later. Don’t be afraid to make a step towards your creativity, you, surely, have lots of bright ideas!

Spring Secrets Fantasy Premium Tutorial

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Advanced Compositing Techniques

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Free HTML5 Theme for Social Organization. Ready to Volunteer

If you think that the majority of people care only about themselves, you are wrong. There are many volunteers who want to improve the reality and help those who really need help. Specially for such people we did our best and created the Free HTML5 Theme for Social Organization.

You can DOWNLOAD the free website template and start your social projects. The website will help you engage new active people and tell more about the campaigns of your organization. By the way, we propose you to tell about the campaigns by means of the main content block with JQuery Direction-Aware Hover. We also chose the jQuery slider that perfectly visualizes community work.

You can check the LIVE DEMO and see with your own eyes, that the freebie has not only the nice optimistic layout, but also well-coded functionality.

All the positive changes you want to bring to the reality can be supported by many socially active people. Just let them learn more about your ideas and the ways of their realization.

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Free Retro Patterns. The Old School Backgrounds for Your New Ideas

Every day we try to keep on the wave and stay modern. We try to be stylish and follow all latest tendencies. But sometimes, we feel certain tiredness from this constant up-to-date rush and need to make a pause in order to enjoy our thoughts, feelings, memories. In the very moments we would make a short journey to the past and disappear in its cquite charm if it were only possible.

Such journey to the past we want to prose you today. We have gathered a nice collection of Free Retro Patterns which you are welcome to find below. These attractive old-fashioned patterns differ in colors and prints. Take any you like, or every from the collection and add them to your design. Enrich your work with the calm atmosphere of retro style or integrate your new solutions into trends of previous years. In any case, you have a pretty chance to realize your creative potential and design a new awesome layout.

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Top 20 Rules for Successful Web Design

The difference between a good web designer and an awesome one is huge, so you must always strive to develop your web design skills and knowledge in order to stay ahead of the competition. There are many web design rules that designers follow in order to maintain the quality, creativity and attractiveness of their templates and layouts. In this post we’ll discuss 20 of the most important web design rules and tell you why following them will significantly improve your results. Let’s begin!

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    1. Usability is More Important than Visual Appeal

    One of the biggest mistakes web designers make is to focus on visual appeal of their projects. However, often while doing so, they end up creating a website that isn’t user-friendly and is difficult to navigate. Always remember that usability should be your top priority, even if you have to make compromises when it comes to visual appeal.

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Free HTML5 Theme. Refined Persian Green for Interior Site

Spring has come to our life and warmed it with new ideas. Inspired and enthusiastic we are glad to share with you the new free website template which can become your business online representation.

Created in the light manner and with the minimalistic design approach Free HTML5 Theme for Interior Site pleases eyes with Persian Green (#009b97) tone and clear layout. This time we enriched the theme with such interesting features as Camera Slideshow (Free jQuery Plugin), Animations for Thumbnail Grids, the Circular Multicolored Social Buttons with tool tip effect in the footer.

You can discover the nice transition effects following the link and checking the LIVE DEMO yourself.

We implemented new design tendencies, because we wanted to create an awesome template and because we were not afraid of changes and innovations. The only thing which we left the same is the simplicity you can DOWNLOAD the theme. It can become your startup right now. Share your business project with this cute and attractive freebie and let your potential clients learn more about your plans and achievements.

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