All New Design!



Here’s something we’ve been working on for a while now; an all new design! If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, please click through and check it out!

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Nicer than the old version?

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The Pros and Cons of Art Directed Blog Posts


Art Directed Posts

When it comes to blogging, for a designer, the art can feel somewhat lacking in, well, art. So it is natural for the designer inside us to begin craving a new approach to this task, which can at times feel a bit tiresome and trying. Blogging can often feel this way for a designer, because we are not necessarily the best at expressing ourselves through our words. We tend to be much more visual creatures.

We are better at finding the right look than at finding the right words, so blogging can move us a bit out of our comfort zone, even though we tend to have a firm enough grasp on the topics that we tackle.

Art directed blog posts are posts that are designed individually to match the subject of the post, and they tend to break from the usual look and setup of your site. This allows you as a designer to keep a proverbial fresh coat of paint on your site, without having to take the time and make all of the considerations that come with a complete redesign.

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Write Better CSS With Best Practices


CSS Best Practices

Everyone has a slightly different approach to CSS. That’s part of the reason it can be a nightmare to edit someone else’s code.

But there are a few good practices you can use in your CSS to make your stylesheets easier for you to read, and easier for anyone else that ends up modifying them in the future.

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Decade in Web Design



With 2010 started, the new decade has begun. But how did we get to here?

In this article, we’re going to look at the major events from each year in the past decade that have helped develop the web design industry. Try keeping a tab on how many affected you, I bet you’ll run out of fingers quite quickly!

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40 Hand-Picked Themes For Joomla



Joomla is a CMS (Content Management System) that lets you create websites, blogs, web portals and online applications with a minimal amount of coding. It has a lot in common with WordPress.

We haven’t covered Joomla in any way previously on this blog, so we’re going to start by giving you a taste of the sites that can be made with Joomla. The following 40 themes are all free to use and show you the starting point you could have for your next site if you use Joomla with it.

If you’d like to see more Joomla coverage in the future, just let us know. Or of course, we can stick to good ol’ WordPress!

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35+ Creative Twitter Backgrounds by Designers



We’re all on Twitter now, and it needs no introduction. But with so many people on Twitter, how can you make your profile stand out?

Twitter doesn’t offer a lot of tools for customizing your profile. It doesn’t go much further than a background image and a few colors.

But as you’ll see below, that’s more than enough for some people.

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26 Complete WordPress Blog Design Tutorials



Web design is complicated. There’s a heck of a lot to learn. Typography, usability, color theory, the list goes on…

When you’re starting out, it can all seem overwhelming and even when you’ve been round the block a time or two, there’s still lots to learn.

We have collected together 26 full tutorials from the web that take you through the process of designing a blog, from scratch.

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