May 2011

Wine Logo Designs for inspiration.

AcrisDesign have collected 35 wine based logo designs to help the logo designer in their next project. This is a showcase worth reposting.

How to improve your Web Marketing.

Fog Creek is an enormously successful software company which never had a marketing strategy other than being Fog Creek.  This served it very well for a long time, but it didn’t look like it could continue forever, so they brought in an expert to improve their website, SEO, conversion funnels, and the like.  They generously share some of what was done.

Free Illustrator Brush Sets.

Illustrator brushes can be applied to paths and strokes and are excellent for creating unique stroked designs in seconds. TripwireMagazine has more than 70 beautiful Illustrator brush sets for improving and speeding you design process!

Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide.

If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it’s almost certain that you use the Pen tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide at VectorTutsPlus aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe’s most essential tool.

Grunge Fonts for Progressive Web Design.

Grunge fonts can apply well with almost any website design. The font choices used between your site logo and page text will in effect display a very certain position between you and your visitors. Check out these Grunge Fonts at Skyje.

How to Plan an eCommerce Website.

Due to the ease offered by them, the demand for eCommerce websites is increasing day by day. Although planning a site may seem a bit tedious and time consuming, it will ensure that everything runs smoothly and also helps to save a lot of time. CreativeFan describes the various phases of the planning process.

Useful Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials.

TripwireMagazine have rounded up some simple and easy to follow tutorials that you can study in order to improve your skills in digital photography. This is a great resource for all photographers.

Quick tip: How to use Illustrator Blend Options.

CreativeNerds present a great illustrator quick tip tutorial on how to use one of illustrators simplest tools. The tutorial is an easy to follow screencast and is only few minuets long, and will show you two great techniques which you can implement within your designs.

12 Best Screencasting Tools for Video Making.

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. Bloggers and tech freaks use them to create videos to share on their blogs or YouTube using screencasting tools. DesignerTerminal have collected 12 of the best Screencasting tools for you to choose from.

Creative examples of Sliders in Web Design.

Adding sliders to your website is a good idea, if done properly, as it significantly adds dynamism and attractiveness to your overall web design. 2ExpertsDesign have summarized an inspirational collection of 55 truly amazing sliders incorporated into web designs