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- Top 7 Helpful Tools for Web DesignersMay 18, 2013
Actually webmaster’s work does not finish by building a good site since he or she has to check the performance of website regularly in addition to take steps to amplify traffic to the sites. To do the function of control, a webmaster needs numerous tools. These are the Tools for Web Designers as well as Web Masters that will really help them.
- How to use the flexbox layout method (part 2)May 16, 2013
In part one, we touched on how to harness the power of display: flex in your website layouts, and how versatile this new layout concept has proven to be. With those thoughts from the previous video kept in mind, we can now adapt the process and use it as part of a responsive design.
- Adobe CS6 Custom Splash Screens Pack FreebieMay 7, 2013
For this new Freebie on Supercolortuts, here’s a Pack of Adobe CS6 Custom Splash Screens for Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Fireworks and Flash CS6 to customize your favorite adobe softwares.
- Quick Tip – Create a Template Document in IllustratorMay 7, 2013
In this Quick Tip, we’ll learn how to create a Template document in Illustrator, in a previous Quick Tip I talked about keeping your Favorite Libraries Open in Illustrator. Template documents can be used for the same reason, by saving a document as a template, it will save all the artwork, presets, print settings from this document, this way you will be able to use it for other similar projects easily.
- How to use HTML5 audio (part 2)April 29, 2013
This is part two of the HTML5 audio introduction video; if you haven’t watched it already, I recommend checking out part one to get up to speed! Today, we’ll be working on our HTML5 audio player and adding some exciting functionality to really bring our HTML5 player to life. We’ll be using a method involving data attributes, which allow for easy access to custom values for each audio element, and that’s where our titles, artists and album art come in.
- The Ingenious Use of the Letter ‘i’ in Logo DesignApril 29, 2013
The letter ‘i’ is not usually considered a very exciting letter. Straight up and down with little more than a dot to make it stand out, it doesn’t have the sensual curves of ‘s’ or the impact of ‘x’. It doesn’t even have the unusual look of ‘q’. So to use letter ‘i’ in Logo Design may require some extra attention.
- How to create a great ‘about’ pageApril 25, 2013
Here’s one thing that never made sense to me: people make websites so others can find out more about them, but most “About Us” pages absolutely suck. They’re either really long and boring or really short and mysterious. Not many people understand the best way to go about these pages.
- Useful Graphic Designing TipsApril 24, 2013
Graphic designing is a process which lets you show up your creativity while using the latest technologies and combining various visual arts or typographies to create something new to put forward a meaning towards the crowd.
- Quick Tip – Convert Layer Styles into Layers in PhotoshopApril 18, 2013
In this Quick Tip, we’ll learn how to Convert Layer Styles into Layers in Photoshop to be able to edit and modify them easily.
- Quick Tip – Extract Colours from an Image in PhotoshopApril 16, 2013
In this Quick Tip, we’ll learn how to Extract the Color Scheme from an image and save its swatches in Photoshop using a few tricks.
- Tips For A Social Media Friendly Web DesignApril 13, 2013
The success of a website greatly depends on its web design. Web design is not only an outside glittering wrapper of the website but a very important source of website handling also. With a great web design, you can not only attract a large number of audience, but will also keep the audience on the website or make them regular visitors.
- Create a Computer Chip Text Effect in PhotoshopApril 10, 2013
Learn how to create a Computer Chip Text Effect. We’ll use basic shapes, Layer Styles, Layers Masks and a few Filters to create this cool text effect to give a technology feel on your texts.
- Adaptive content with WordPressApril 9, 2013
Responsive design not only challenge our tools and approaches to web design and development, but also forces us to review our ways of planning and managing content. New workflows require the right tools. Upon first thought, this opens an opportunity for completely new content management systems (CMS) and publishing platforms (and we’ll probably see plenty of them in the near future).
- 30 Creative and Inspiring Poster DesignsApril 8, 2013
A poster design gives a fantastic canvas for creativity and innovative graphic design. These Posters created with stunning lettering, illustration, graphic design elements, typography, photography and copywriting. Usually posters used for many Purposes it’s for a brand, a conference/event, Movie, advertising a gig, a tour or a new album. Posters are designs needs to be both eye-catching and informative. A well designed poster can attract attention and much deserves praise from peers and laypersons alike.
- Free Lego Dots Photoshop PatternsApril 8, 2013
Today’s Freebie is a set of Lego Dots Photoshop Patterns to add a lego effect on your creations. As a kid I used to play lego all the time, creating all sorts of stuff with those little blocks, I created those patterns for a lego text effect.
- 25 Useful CSS Tutorials to Boost Your SkillsApril 4, 2013
CSS is common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can also be applied to any kind of XML document. Using CSS you can create beautiful designs with great efficiency and ease. CSS3 is really powerful and capable of creating effects and features without need any external plug-in such as Flash Player.
- Best Wooden Fonts for Graphic DesignerApril 3, 2013
Today we have compiled a post on Best Wooden Fonts for Graphic Designer for our readers. As everyone knows fonts help in making the design more attractive, (only if used properly). Sometimes there is more than one perfect design…
- Spoon – A mobile wireframe UI kitApril 3, 2013
Spoon is brought to you by FileSquare (http://www.filesq.com) – an app that helps designers to create beautiful prototypes and collect feedback easily.
It contains UI elements, a phone-sized grid and illustrations of hand gesture.
- 30 Beautiful Animals Theme Logo Designs for InspirationApril 1, 2013
A logo is a graphic mark or emblem. It is very important to any business, organizations and non-commercial entities as its gives a clear picture of identity. A well designed logo can communicate more than a thousand words. In this today’s article I’d like to present you some different kinds Beautiful Animals Concept Logo Designs that for sure will get your some inspiration.
- Best practices for creating app sitesMarch 28, 2013
If you have a smartphone, a tablet or a regular computer, chances are you have used an app at some point. We can’t get enough of them. They make life easier and quicker. Apps help you remember things, help you find and see things and just all around help you be an awesome(r) person.
- Create a Shiny Gold Star Coin in PhotoshopMarch 28, 2013
In this Photoshop Tutorial, learn how to create a Shiny Gold Coin in Photoshop. We’ll use basic shapes, Layer Styles, Layers Masks and a few Filters to create this cool Gold Coin that you can use as an icon or in a any design projects.
- How to use CSS3 columnsMarch 26, 2013
- Free Basic Shapes Photoshop PatternsMarch 26, 2013
Today’s Freebie is a set of 4 Basic Shapes Photoshop Patterns to add a little details into your creations, I used a basic dot pattern in the background on Supercolortuts, so I created those 4 basic patterns to share, you can use these in any personal or commercial projects.
- Getting started with Edge AnimateMarch 25, 2013
In this tutorial, we’ll be getting started with Adobe’s new animation tool, Adobe Edge Animate. Edge Animate harnesses the power of HTML5 animation, and allows the user to create dynamic, exciting web-based animations in a quick, easy and fun way, using a user-friendly timeline-based interface as opposed to blocks of daunting code.
- Well Designed Best Selling Flyers For InspirationMarch 24, 2013
Best Selling Flyers are always striking due to their high sales. Flyer is a multipurpose designing tool which is suitable and effective for various occasion.
- How to create a color picker with HTML5 CanvasMarch 22, 2013
Creating canvas apps is the new thing, we can even create games with it, it’s supported in all major browsers both desktop and mobile, and that makes it a more viable solution than using Flash. In this tutorial we are going to use the canvas element to create a simple color picker that doesn’t require any Flash, all you’ll need is a text editor and a browser.
- 20+ Inspirational Orange Color Websites DesignsMarch 21, 2013
The color orange takes its name from the orange fruit. On the spectrum of light, and in the traditional color wheel used by painters, it is located between red and yellow. Orange is one of the most used primary color in web design. It must make sure the navigation of the website is clear, stands out and catches user’s attention immediately for as long as possible.
- Create Angry Birds in Adobe IllustratorMarch 20, 2013
Today we will share how to create angry birds in Illustrator and you can download the source file (*.ai). The main aim to create an ease in learning adobe illustrator.
- Create a Vintage Clock Icon in IllustratorMarch 19, 2013
Create a Vintage Clock icon in Illustrator, using basic shapes, vibrant colours, some filters to create and using a few tricks. This tutorial is great for beginners to understand a few tricks and tools in Illustrator.
- 4 essential rules of effective logo designMarch 18, 2013
A logo is an essential part of your company brand. It works together with elements such as your website, collateral, brand promise, and marketing efforts to set the tone for your company as a whole in the public arena. And while this sounds simple enough, many logos tend to overshoot or fall short.
- Cute Logo Designs for Your InspirationMarch 18, 2013
In this post of cute logo designs you will find a number of best logo designs for your inspirations. If you have been visiting designsmadness.com for some time now, then you know that we have published a lot of articles about beautiful…
- 11 Uniquely Designed Postcards TypographyMarch 14, 2013
Traditionally, postcards feature graphics or photographs of places, people and things. The role of typography in postcard design is usually minimal. However, more and more postcards have started to feature typography as the main graphic element in their design. Why not?
- How to use the Fullscreen APIMarch 13, 2013
Bundled with HTML5 came a large number of API goodness and one of the best was the Fullscreen API that provides a native way for the browser to do what was only possible in flash for a long time: display the webpage in fullscreen mode for the user.
- Create a Glossy Neon Text Effect with Stars in PhotoshopMarch 13, 2013
Layer Styles and Patterns are very powerful tools in Photoshop, you can have create cool effects using those tools. Follow this step by step Photoshop Tutorial to create a Glossy Neon Text Effect with a star field background creating a custom Pattern, using a lot of layer styles and adding a few highlights.
- 30 Stunning Music Themed WallpapersMarch 13, 2013
There are hundreds of different types of music and there is certainly a category of music for everyone to enjoy. Music is so much more than just words coming from a mouth or sounds coming from instruments – it is art in its own way. And just as people have different opinions about art, people have different opinions about music. In this showcase you will find only the best music themed wallpapers. All are quite different one an other to make sure you find something you like to garnish your desktop with.
- 25 New and Cool Photoshop TutorialsMarch 11, 2013
Photoshop is a fantastic application because it allows you to create anything your dream imagination. In this tutorial, we grouped Photo effects, illustration techniques, Text Effects, Photo Manipulations, Retro Effects, Digital Art, light Effect, Drawing and Painting Tutorials. In a designer’s creative mind, there still has to be a room for learning. Cool things would just come out through Tutorials.
- Quick Tip – Keep your Favorite Libraries Open in IllustratorMarch 10, 2013
In this Quick Tip, we’ll learn how to keep your favorite libraries (Swatches, Brushes, Shapes…) available when you launch Illustrator.
- Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Custom Icons FreebieMarch 10, 2013
Today’s Freebie is a set of 2 custom icons to replace your Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator icons. I always like to customize my computer with new icons, for those ones I used the official colours of photoshop and illustrator for the background with a little highlight and two custom symbols, one with a Pencil/Brush symbol for Photoshop and the other a Pen/Stylus symbol for Illustrator. Feel free to use them to customize your desktop.
- How to get TOUGH with clientsMarch 9, 2013
I recently received a call from a young designer who I met when she was in art school. I reviewed her portfolio and several years later at a local graphic design group meeting, she reintroduced herself and thanked me for being kind and helpful in that review. She became an avid reader of my articles on the design business and on one occasion told me that when it came to clients, she needed to “borrow [my] bastardness”.
- 404 Error Design Resources to Get More AttentionMarch 8, 2013
While using of internet you found an error with name 404 mostly on different websites. 404 error messages is a sign that the user is able to communicate with the server but the server is not capable to find what your request is.