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It s a Feeding Frenzy for Keyword-Rich Domains

Posted by MichaelCIt's a well-known fact in the SEO world that Google shows enormous favoritism in its rankings to domain names that contain one or more of the keywords being searched for. If your domain name is a close match to the search keywords all...
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Target Your Marketing Campaign with Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are quickly becoming the top choice for targeted online ad campaigns. Whether your goal is lead generation, sales, or improving brand recognition, a targeted campaign will always have better results. Google Adwords used to be the king of...
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100 Creative Twitter Backgrounds Featuring Illustration

If you’ve ever created a Twitter account and customized it with some text, you would have discovered that the amount of text that you can display to describe yourself is very limited. This is where designing, creating, and publishing a creative...
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Website Designs Inspired by Apple

It’s well known that Apple is one of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, so it’s no wonder that many software companies and web designers would choose to follow Apple’s style of branding. The Apple website is one of the best...
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JavaScript font libraries and frameworks

JavaScript font libraries and frameworks
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iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Over-Blown Visuals

The development of iPhone applications has recently become a hot topic in the design community; everybody tries to come up with some creative idea, port it into a stylish iPhone-alike application and sell it to thousands of users through the iPhone app...
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How To Automate Optimization and Deployment Of Static Content

A lot of traffic between users and your site comes from the static content you’re using to set up the user interface, namely layout graphics, Stylesheets and Javascript files. This article shows a method to improve the providing of static content...
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3 Ways to Speed up Your Site with PHP

These days, with broadband connections the norm, we don’t need to worry as much about internet speeds or the filesize of our pages. However, that’s not to say that we still shouldn’t do so. If you wish to reduce the load times on your...
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Definitive Guide to Taming the IE6 Beast

For years, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been the bane of existence for web designers around the world. Designers and users alike have come to enjoy the increasingly predictable, standards-compliant behavior of great modern browsers like Firefox, Opera,...
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25 Elegant Workstations for Your Inspiration

Whether you work on a Mac, a PC, or both - the way your workstation is set up reveals a lot about your sense of style and work attitude. Have a comfortable place where you can do your work can lead to increased creativity and productivity. This collection...
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How to Increase Sign-ups by 200%

When I had coffee with Jason Fried of 37signals after FOWA Miami, I asked him if he had learned anything about A/B testing that they hadn’t blogged about. And wow, did he have an amazing little tip to share … Four Amazing Words He said that...
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Using jQuery To Manipulate and Filter Data

When a webpage is designed to display large tables of data, a great amount of consideration should be dedicated to allowing the user to sort through the data in a structured manner. In this article, I will go over four techniques: hover effects, zebra...
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10 Steps to Advanced Keyword Research

Posted by randfishSome keyword research is surface-level, fire and forget type stuff. If you just need to see relative volume levels, then a basic keyword research tool is all you need. If, however, you want to really dive deep and get the full skinny...
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Wallpaper of the Week #58 - Lustix

The wallpaper of this week is from a motion design and illustrator Gabriel Pulecio, also known as Lustix. With a very impressive portfolio Gabriel has done some works for Adobe, Mercedez Benz, Fuse and others. For more information visit Lustix's website...
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20 Stunning Illustrations of Surreal Female Characters

Artists and illustrators often display their artwork in the hopes of not only showing their abilities and skills, but also to inspire creativity amongst its viewers. In this showcase, you will witness a wide range of creative styles, featuring female...
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Best of the Week #74

It's time to our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web, a bit of architecture, Ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuffs! So take a look on the links we've selected for your inspiration and to keep you updated about what...
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Reader Tutorial: 16bits Vector Style Illustration

Mario! everyday he saves the princess! Between some enthusiasts he is a great hero, outside and inside the gamers world, he is one of my favorite characters, so I decided to show how to vectorize a Mario from super nes with illustrator. The same process...
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10 Free High Res Coffee Stains Textures

In this set, you’ll find 10 high-resolution and large-scale coffee stains texture stock images. They have a very liberal Creative Commons license so that you can use them in any manner you choose, whether it’s personal or commercial. Since they’re...
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15 Really Useful Web-based HTML Editors

Web-based HTML Editor, WYSIWYG editor, or rich text editor, is a web component that let users enter rich text input within the browser. Most of the time, these html editors are used within content management systems where administrators or authors can...
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Add Progressive Icons to Your Site Using :after pseudo-element

Preview & Files Before we get started, check out a preview of what we are trying to accomplish, and grab the files to follow along. Ideally enough, the previous sentence was a preview in its own right. Overview Lately, I’ve been getting more...
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Skateboard Graphics Book Giveaway Announcement

Last week we posted about the really awesome skateboard graphics book and thanks to Mark Batty Publisher we received a copy to giveaway to one loyal abductee. Seven days and 209 comments later, we're proud to announce the lucky winner: firetongue! Thank...
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Sites of the week #60

For this Sites of the Week we have selected some great sites such as Media Pozitiv and Guzzle. Also there is the amazing flash site from Umbro, and much, much more! As usual we would love to hear from you, keep sending your suggestions to us and we will...
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Whiteboard Friday - Market Forces & SEO

Posted by great scott!What's the right search strategy for your niche? That's the question we're looking at in this week's Whiteboard Friday.  Determining which tactics are going to be most effective for your particular situation is critical for...
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CAPTCHAs Effect on Conversion Rates

Posted by chenryThis post was originally in YOUmoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of SEOmoz, Inc.Personally...
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Beautiful Illustrations by Ana Maldonado

Yesterday I was chatting with one of my professors from college and that brought me back some quite nice memories. Ana Maldonado taught me very important things about design workflow and presentation that I have been using since then. But we also talked...
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Awesome Daily Doodles by Chris Piascik

I've been a big fan of Chris's work for a while now ever since the beginning of his election doodles. He became enraged by McCain and Palin's antics and satirized it in his work. His taste for lettering and typefaces never ceases to amaze me and I always...
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Friday Fresh Free Fonts #6

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#6 and make sure to comeback...
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Making a Professional Myspace Page

Myspace has increasingly come under more pressure over the last year with the continued rise of Facebook and the popularity of Twitter. However, there are some things you can do with Myspace that you can’t necessarily do with some of the other...
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TechCrunch Upskirt: Why Michael Arrington Blogs about Porn

Posted by Sam NiccollsIn 1970 porn was a 10 million dollar industry. Today, the porn industry pulls in close to a billion dollars. According to Alexa, four of the hundred most trafficked sites on the web are porn sites. Additionally, Google has a monthly...
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HTML5 and The Future of the Web

  Some have embraced it, some have discarded it as too far in the future, and some have abandoned a misused friend in favor of an old flame in preparation. Whatever side of the debate you’re on, you’ve most likely heard all the blogging...
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50 Examples of Vintage Typography

Vintage art reminds us of a time when we were dependent less on technology and more on skill and technique. But we cannot compare the typography of 100 years ago to that of today, with the arrival of so many new typefaces, new ways to create fonts as...
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Design Inspiration: Noeeko s Incredible Work

Michal Sycz is a freelance digital artist based in Cracow, Poland. We have already featured some of the designs created by Noeeko in our Daily Inspiration series, however if you check out his portfolio you will understand why he really deserves a full...
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Create a Twitter-Like “Load More” Widget

Both Twitter and the Apple App Store use a brilliant technique for loading more information; you click the link and fresh items magically appear on the screen. This tutorial teaches you to use AJAX, CSS, Javascript, JSON, PHP, and HTML to create that...
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Manipulation Basics: Illumination and Coloration

When comes to photo manipulation, the basics and most important parts are the illumination and coloration, these are the main things that if you know how to work around it pretty much will assure you of a good result at the end, so open up the photoshop...
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37 Super Cool Etch-a-Sketch Drawings

I remember as a child the absolutely cool toy Etch-a-Sketch. I was thrilled when someone would draw a nice image out of the blue, in that white screen. Yesterday, I found some of those etch-a-sketch's drawings, and people seem to have not forgotten about...
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Beautiful Photography by Natalia Campbell

Natalia Campbell is a photographer that started pursuing her passion for photos after her daughter was born in 2004. Capturing the moments of her daughter's growth increased even more her interest about photography. Around december of 2007 she gave herself...
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10 Incredible Sites to Improve Your Typography Skills

I think most would agree that typography is a difficult skill to master. A few months ago, we showed you some tools and tutorials to improve your web typography. While these are very useful, tools are only half the battle. Having a strong foundation...
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12 Essential Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo

The logo is the face of any brand — the very first impression — so its design is extremely important. When executed correctly, a logo is a powerful asset to your client’s brand. However, creating an effective visual representation of...
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10 Common Mistakes In Logo Design

With the power of the Web, and more eyes watching than ever, it’s important for a business to communicate its unique message clearly. The easiest way to recognize a company and distinguish it from others is by its logo. Below, we go through 10...
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Using Wireframes to Streamline Your Development Process

Creating a wireframe is one of the first steps you should take before designing a website. A wireframe helps you organize and simplify the elements and content within a website and is an essential tool in the development process. A wireframe is basically...
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Amazing Light Paintings

Light paintings, aka as light drawing or light graffiti is a photography technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room. The images we will show here are all from Jan Wöllert and Jörg Miedza, the guys behind LAPP-PRO....
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Stylish Illustrations by Andrey Gordeev

We get to see great illustrations from everywhere in the world everyday. Yesterday, I ran into the work of Russian illustrator Andrey Gordeev. He's got a pretty sweet style, that really catches yout attention, and for that, I made a selection of some...
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23 Essential HTML 5 Resources

Editor’s Note: Bruce Lawson will be doing a 1-hour tutorial called “How to build a HTML5 Web site” at the FOWD Tour. Everyone is excited about the possibilities of HTML 5, but there’s a lot to learn and absorb as well. With that...
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5 Twitter Applications for Business

If Twitter wasn’t in the media spotlight already, it’s certainly come out in the last few weeks with the competition between CNN and Ashton Kuchar to get a million followers and the massive use of it with the conflict in Iran. Although many...
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25+ Useful Javascript Tab Navigation Scripts

There are a lot of different ways to implement tabs in our website. I had seen pure CSS implementation, Javascript implementation such as jQuery and MooTools tabs. Recently, my client request me to add tab interface to the current theme. So, i googled...
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A Giant Leap Forward for Link Intelligence Tools & Data

Posted by randfishIn the last 10 months, we've taken a number of dramatic steps to improve the link information available to webmasters & SEOs. Today, I'm pleased to announce even more progress in that direction, as well and cover the impressive...
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Christopher Haines Interview

Christopher Haines is a young graphic artists from Australia that brings a whole new level of digital art on to the table with his unbelievable style mixed somewhere between 3d and photo manipulation with a bit of surreal on top of that, how can you...
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Quality-Price-Ratio in Web Design (Pricing Design Work)

I’m about to make a bold statement. The quality of a design and the monetary cost of producing or procuring that design have absolutely no relationship whatsoever. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, I know. Many of you are crying foul at this...
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65 Really Cool Swirls Inspiration

Swirls are beautiful and they can add a very unique look to a design when properly used. They are so appreciated that we even had a tut about it a while ago, Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop. This time we will show different kinds of swirls...
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25 High Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designs

Sometimes, the best things in life are free - fonts are a great example of this concept. There are many typography designers and type foundries that choose to share their beautiful creations to the public. In this collection, you’ll find some of...
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