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Coding a Clean & Illustrative Web Design from Scratch

In this comprehensive and step-by-step web development tutorial, you will learn how to convert a Photoshop mockup of a professional web layout design that features an illustrative landscape header into a standards-compliant XHTML/CSS template. This is...
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9 Useful Javascript Syntax Highlighting Scripts

Syntax highlighting is very important especially when we want to show our code example on the blog. By enabling the syntax highlighting on the blog, readers can read the code blocks easier. There are a lot of free and useful syntax highlighting scripts...
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Kohana: The Swift PHP Framework

Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller (MVC) architectural pattern. There are several reasons why you should choose Kohana but the main ones are security, weightlessness and simplicity. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce...
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Case Study Thicker Than Matter by Spizak

In this case study by the great Spizak, you will be able to see step by step how he created one of his last piece "Thicker Than Matter", this art is so good on details and coloration that I wouldn't miss the case study. Enjoy! <!--break--> For more...
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60 Interesting Lomo Fisheye Shots

I turned 17 last month and for my birthday a friend of mine gave me a Lomography Fisheye 2! I was really excited and wanted to check out what these babies could do before I took mine out for a spin. I know some of you guys don't particularly like Lomography...
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Book Review Beginning CSS Web Development , by Simon Collison

The cascade, inheritance, contextual selectors. As someone who has been using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in the real world for a while it’s sometimes easy to forget it can be tricky to get started. Beginning CSS Web Development, written by Simon...
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85 Great Tattoos as Art and Inspiration #2

As our previous 85 Great Tattoos as Art and Inspiration post was a big hit and we received several comments about it from our readers, we decided to do a sequence of it! The difference is that for this one we pick some samples of the work from the artists...
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14 Applications for Project Management and Collaboration

In this article, we list several great applications for project and time management as well as collaboration between you and your clients. There are free and commercial options available. These project management apps are here to save you time, but they...
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Favorite Twitter Conversation Ever - Search and The Princess Bride

Posted by jennitaEvery now and then great conversations happen via Twitter -- by conversations I mean when multiple people Tweet and "@" each other regarding the same topic. During the day when so many people are online, there is a lot of "noise"...
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Make Money off Your By-Products

Editor’s note: This article is a summary of Jason Fried’s talk at our event The Future of Web Apps. You can also listen to the audio or watch the video of the talk, which is below the article. I think the future of web apps is more about...
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Get Clients to Say ‘Yes!’

Editor’s note: This article is a summary of Paul Boag’s talk at our event The Future of Web Design. You can also listen to the audio or watch the video of the talk, which is below the article. I’ve been thinking recently about the relationship...
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Welcome to the new ThinkVitamin!

Welcome to the brand new ThinkVitamin! We’ve made a couple big changes around here so I wanted to explain what’s happening and why. We are so thankful for all of you, our readers, and we want to work even harder to deliver a valuable and...
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12 Excellent Social News Sites for Web Designers

Social news/bookmarking websites are a great for finding useful resources, tutorials, and information on the web. These sites typically puts users in the driver’s seat by giving them the ability to submit links, vote on other people’s submissions,...
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Using Photoshop and Your Brain to Produce Diorama Illusions

Have you ever built a diorama? It’s a depiction of a scene in miniature. Or perhaps you remember owning a dollhouse or train set as a kid. You lay on the floor, inches away from tiny versions of full-size objects. In the background, your brain...
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Daily Inspiration #242

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the...
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Interview with British Designer Neil Duerden

Neil Duerden is an experienced designer/illustrator from UK and in this interview he is sharing a bit of his work life and also giving some tips for the young designers, and you get a little taste of his work while you read, check it out. <!--break-->...
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Beautiful Fashion Photos by Jake Garn

Jake Garn is a photographer hobbyist with an insatiable need to create for as long as he can remember, whether it was drawing, building a fort, or even writing an unfinished novel. It was in the mid-nineties during a simple Introduction to Photography...
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Daily Inspiration #243

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the...
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14 Brilliant Tools for Evaluating Your Design’s Colors

Making sure that you choose the appropriate colors for a design is very important for readability. In addition, ensuring that the colors you select are viewable by persons with vision deficiencies such as color blindness is a good practice to follow...
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Great Vintage Advertising and Propaganda

Since we're having some cool posts on modern vintage, I thought "why not real vintage"? Vintage ads and propaganda are a true inspiration for every designer, on how they used to set typography, and many other elements through the canvas. Ao here's some...
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Design Legends #2: Joshua Davis

Following our series of Design Legends, our next featured artist is the great Joshua Davis. It's impossible to talk about modern graphic design using computers without mentioning his name and everything he has done creating scripts and apps to generate...
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Super Funny Illustrations from Behind the Websites

Ricardo Gimenes, a super talented illustrator from Brazil, started an amazing and super funny project where he will be illustratating what people think about some websites. He has been doing this every day for a few weeks already. Some great blogs and...
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10 Quick & Dirty Tricks for Easy Custom Web Backgrounds

Oh, the trials and tribulations of making your own repeating background.  We’ve all been there, tweaking our pixels and trying to make the repeats fit together just right. Here are the solutions for our background woes!  Take a look at these Web...
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Tuesday Giveaway Arcade Wordpress Theme

Summer Week Giveaways. Another day and another giveaway for all readers, this time is an awesome wordpress theme from Obox Signature Series, a very stylish and dynamic theme that comes with a full year support. <!--break--> The Obox Signature Series...
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How to Create a 3D Text Photo Manipulation

In this intermediate-level graphic design tutorial, you’ll learn how to realistically superimpose a beautiful three-dimensional text object onto a living room scene with the help of Illustrator and Photoshop. Final result Below, you’ll see...
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Using the Adcenter Excel Plugin for Keyphrase Research

Posted by Tom_CWhile brainstorming potential blog post topics I decided that keyphrase research doesn't get enough love here and I merrily agreed to write a post on the topic. Little did I know that this would result in a morning of maths. Monday morning...
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Beautiful Modern Vintage Illustrations by Tom Whalen

One illustration style that has been seen a lot lately is the sweet Modern Vintage illustration. Mixing vintage posters elements with modern techniques, you get a beautiful result: a modern, stylish illustration that remids us a lot of those 20's, 30's...
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Trey Ratcliff s Wonderful HDR Images #2

A while ago we featured a post about Trey Ratcliff's Wonderful HDR Images. Since our readers really liked the first post and Trey has a lot of incredible new photos at his website, Stuck in Customs, I decided to make a "sequence" of it. I have to say...
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Link Consolidation: The New PageRank Sculpting

Posted by randfishWe've all been bored to tears (or driven to madness) by the PageRank Sculping debate that's arisen since Google's June announcement. But, behind the scenes, a lot of smart SEOs have been working on ways to provide the same benefits...
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Choosing a Hosting Company: What to Know

When working with and setting up your website you will need to decide on a hosting provider. Hopefully the two of you will have a happy relationship but make sure that you have an understanding of everything involved before agreeing to a plan. Below...
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15 jQuery Plugins For A Better Photo Gallery And Slideshow

Photo Gallery, picture gallery, or slideshow are the best way to showcase your images/photos to your readers. There are a lot of different methods to create them and today we are going to look into different jQuery plugins that can be used to create...
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Summertime on the Road #1

<!--break--> Summer is upon us and there’s nothing like a road trip to kick start the season. As many of you may already know, I am Amanda, abduzeedo’s cousin. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina and for the past two years my cousin has been staying...
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Daily Inspiration #240

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, just send us, via email, the image with the...
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Awesome Illustrations of Optimus Prime

Lately everybody has been talking about the new Transformers movie. Some people loved it, others hated it... I didn't watch it, yet, but I'm sure anxious to watch it this week. Optimus Prime is one awesome character, and he sure deserves his own post!...
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Monday Giveaway Goddess of Abduction T-Shirt

This Monday we are going to giveaway one of our limited edition abduzeedo t-shirt "Goddess of Abduction" if you haven't bought your, this is your change to get if for free. <!--break--> The shirt is only $19.99 you can get it at abdutees.bigcartel.com/...
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Web Site Design Tutorial: Wellknown.as Case

Last month I met some guys that are working on a really nice project that involved an iPhone app. So they invited me to design the web site, called Wellknown.as. I loved the idea and started looking for references and inspiration so I could start the...
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10 Useful CSS/JS-Coding Solutions For Web-Developers

  Often creative and truly remarkable design solutions remain unknown because we, designers, simply overlook them. Being busy with our own projects, we sometimes try to grasp the intuition behind (probably) complex and cluttered code of other designers...
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14 Javascript Resources And Plugins For Creating A Stylish Chart

We had shared a lot of useful resources about CSS/jQuery recently. Today, I am going to share useful resources and plugins to create a stylish chart. Graph and Chart are very effective ways of showing data. There are a lot of different methods to generate...
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10 Promising CSS Framework That Worth A Look

Most of web designers should heard about “CSS Framework”, and I believe some of you had tried them before. Just like other programming and scripting language, CSS do have some repeat code that can be packed together to ease our daily job....
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Detailed Case Study by Olly Howe

In this case study Olly Howe will not only show how he created his piece "Gone with the wind" but he will also walk you through the steps saying exactly what was done so you can learn and understand how the piece was made, and what techniques were used....
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Ryan Singer on UI design, Frontend Development, Project Management and Inspiration

We recently sat down with Ryan Singer, lead designer at 37signals, to ask him several questions that are on web designer’s minds. He talks about copywriting, being a project manager, frontend development skills, handcoding and where to find inspiration....
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The Ultimate List Of Online Color Tools For Web Developers

As a web designer, we will always deal with colors. There are a lot of useful online color tools such as color wheel, color scheme, color palette, color picker, and etc. When i try to search for a complete list of online color tools, i can’t found...
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32 Useful Portable Apps For Web Designers and Developers

We like portable apps because those applications are lightweight and require no installation to run. As a web designer/developer, i used to work with different PCs. Rather than carrying my laptop everywhere, i prefer saving frequently used applications...
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15 Extremely Useful CSS Grid Layout Generator For Web Designers

There are a lot of online generators which can help designers a lot. Some example of online generators are favicon generators, background generators, button generators, and badge generators. Balkhis had wrote an excellent article about extremely useful...
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5 Extremely Simple Ways To Add Page Curl To Your Website

A lot of websites/blogs using page peel/page curl to add additional message such as advertisements at the corner. There are a lot of scripts that can achieve this function but unfortunately these scripts are not free. Recently, 1 of my client requests...
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110+ CSS Gallery To Submit Your Web Design, Part 1

CSS Galleries are places where we can submit our web design and let others vote/rate about it. They are places where we can get inspiration too. Today, we are going to share about 110+ CSS Galleries that you may want to look into when submitting your...
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110+ CSS Gallery To Submit Your Design, Part 2

Last week i shared about 55 CSS Galleries to submit your web design, and now i would like to complete the series by sharing another 55+ CSS Galleries. If you don’t want to submit your design one by one, you may consider The CSS Gallery List, which...
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60+ Awesome Grunge Font That Every Designer Should Collect

Grunge and Dirty designs are probably the most popular design trends. Although grunge may means dirty to some people, but it is designer’s favorites. Today, we are going to share 65 Awesome Grunge Font that you probably want to collect. If i had...
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35 Absolutely Useful Firefox Plugins For Web Designers And Developers

Firefox is a very popular browser especially among web designers. There are more than 70% of WDB’s readers are using Firefox. There are few reasons which make Firefox so popular compare to others and obviously its plugins had contributed a lot...
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15 jQuery Plugins To Create A User Friendly Tooltip

Tooltip is a good way to show extra information when user hovers the cursor over an element. The “hover box” will appear when the mouse hover in, and disappear when the mouse hover out. If the tooltip is being used appropriately, it can improve...
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