May 2011

Royalty Free Abstract Vectors.

This set at Blueprint includes seven high quality royalty free abstract vector shapes in Illustrator format, fully editable. The shapes are elegant and can be used in a variety of projects.

Dogs and Logo Design.

This week’s combination at SdwHaven are logos that use dogs in their design. Woof!

Innovative techniques to simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins.

Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways to design sign-up and log-in forms. But understanding and applying a few innovative techniques could make your forms simpler and more efficient to fill out. SmashingMagazine presents a couple of new ideas that might be useful for your next designs.

Tutorials for learning Illustrator’s Warp Tools.

The following list at Inspiredology includes tutorials for CS5 as well as for earlier CS versions of Adobe Illustrator. Try some of your favorites and see the incredible uses available with the Warp Tools.

Free Concrete Stained Texture Pack.

SdwHaven presents a collection of ten Concrete textures. Do whatever you want with them, they’re free for personal or commercial use.

Logo Design: Squids and Octopuses.

Who else but Abduzeedo would post a showcase all about logos with squids and octopuses! Tentacular good fun, check them out.

Inspiring Product Packaging Designs.

Speckyboy feature over 20 Product Packaging Design ideas, some of which have been recognized in the Pentawards, a worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design. Lots of inspiring work.

Dos and don’ts for designing Email Newsletters.

Email is one of the oldest forms of online communication, and one that hasn’t evolved much since it’s inception due to it’s use on a wide variety of devices and a lack of solid formatting standards. WebDesignerDepot guides you through the various dos and don’ts for designing Email Newsletters.

Website Analytics Toolbox.

Effective analysis is a big part of running a successful website. DesignMag looks at more than 75 tools, resources, and articles that can help you in various aspects of web analytics. This is an older post, but still highly relevant.

Cost-effective Double-Sided Business Cards.

A few of the best benefits you can get in using both sides of your business card are twice the visibility, twice the information you could input about the services you focuses on and twice the usefulness in increasing the chances that a client will keep your business card around and contact you as well. NaldzGraphics presents a showcase of impressive and Cost-effective Double-Sided Business Cards for your inspiration.