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22 Open Source PHP Frameworks To Shorten Your Development Time

PHP is a widely used programming language for web development. Although there are a lot of alternative programming languages for web development such as ASP and Ruby, but PHP is still the most popular among them. So, what makes PHP so popular? PHP is...
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20 Promising Open Source PHP Content Management Systems(CMS)

Content Management System, or CMS is an application used to manage news easily so that users can publish, edit and delete articles from the back-end admin system. HTML and other scripting language are not necessary to operate a CMS, though having them...
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Great Designers Steal?

You often hear designers say, “Good designers copy. Great designers steal.” Well, anyone who says this is one of three types of designers: One who copies, one who steals or one who admits that not copying and stealing is hard but still tries not...
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Announcement: All Modern Giveaway Winner

Two weeks ago, Six Revisions and All Modern, a retailer of home and office goods, announced a giveaway to revamp one lucky winner’s workspace with beautiful and elegant items designed by Blomus. Many people participated (over a hundred), providing...
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MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase III

Every 50 new members to MyInkBlog Flickr group yields an inspirational post of the best work from that period. If you want to be a part of the next showcase, all you have to do is join up, and submit some fantastic design work. Also, if you missed the...
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Creative Fliers Inspiration: Rock

Introduction This is part 1 of a 5 part collaborative effort with Christopher Tarampi of Esthetic Core. We will be showcasing inspirational fliers and posters in different genres. Typography plays such a big role in graphic design. The following will...
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Creative Fliers Inspiration: Reggae

This is part 2 of a 5 part collaborative effort with Christopher Tarampi of Esthetic Core. We will be showcasing inspirational fliers and posters in different genres. Here’s an overview of what we plan to cover… Inspirational Creative Fliers...
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Wallpaper Contest Update

Abduzeedo + Media Militia contest has been going on for more than a week and we have got more than 100 entries that you will be able to see on this post, so check it out and start working on your if you haven't done it yet. First of all I would like...
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Best of the Week #72

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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Wallpaper of the Week #56 - Javelines

The wallpaper of this week is a really beautiful photo of a bear with a bokeh effect from Javelines, a digital artist from Russia. I hope you like it. And if you want to feature your wallpaper just send it to us via email to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com or...
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Create a Fun Tweet Counter With jQuery

In this tutorial, we will look at using jQuery to call Twitter’s API and then use the results to create a widget for a blog or personal website that shows what hours during the day we tweet at the most. The Twitter API is HTTP based, and can return...
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Daily Inspiration #239

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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20 Excellent Free Rich-Text Editors

Rich-text editors, also known as online rich-text editors, are web components that allow users to edit and enter text within a web browser. Rich-text editors are used in numerous ways such as in enhancing your comment input form or as part of a web application...
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30+ Creative Typography Art

Typography is the ultimate form of science meeting art. Space, size, type treatment/effects, contrast, color selection - and much more - go into every piece of design that involves the use of type. In this showcase, you’ll be able to feast your...
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Red, White & Roundup

Posted by Sam Niccolls (Note: A tip of the cap goes to Rebecca whose great roundups helped me sift through my feed reader on more than a few Saturday morning. Hopefully my breakdown of the last week in technology and online marketing provides a digestible...
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Is Google Chrome The New IE 6 For Web Designers?

section of your web page to work in Chrome, add in something like the following:   body:first-of-type p {color:#ff0000;} “First-of-type” will simply be ignored by the browsers that are already displaying your page the way you intended....
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Creative Fliers Inspiration: Techno/House

This is part 3 of a 5 part collaborative effort with Christopher Tarampi of Esthetic Core. We will be showcasing inspirational fliers and posters in different genres. Here’s an overview of what we plan to cover… Inspirational Creative Fliers...
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50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can...
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Friday Fresh Free Fonts #4

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#4 and make sure to comeback...
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CSS Fudamentals: Containing Children

I’ve received multiple requests for simpler CSS tutorials that teach the tricky fundamentals. This will serve as the first entry in a series that will receive new additions sporadically each month. Today, we’ll be reviewing the overflow:...
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Truly Awesome Comics Characters Mugshots

During one of my several reseaches for post subjects, I was looking through some comics art... and the things one finds are totally amazing. Amazing fan-art. I really love how some artists just think out of the box and develop whole series of fan-art,...
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MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase IV

Introduction I’m always perplexed at how fast time slips by. This is already the fourth installment of the MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase. With the rapid growth of the group, I’ve decided to do the next showcases once every 100 members,...
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MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase V

Introduction MyInkBlog’s Flickr Group now consists of over 300 awesome members! At this point, every 100 new members will result in a Flickr group showcase; this is the fifth such showcase. If you missed the prior ones, be sure to check out I,...
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50 Beautiful Vintage Posters

Wikipedia says that posters are any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Very interesting concept! And what about vintage posters? I don't have the exact concept for it, but I would simply say that they are pure...
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Reader Tutorial: Create a Grungy Poster In Photoshop

The Reader Tutorial series is a place inside Abduzeedo where the main idea is to let our readers contribute to the site, share their experiences and talent! So feel free to get in touch with us if you have a tut you would like to see here. :) So check...
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Sites of the week #58

For this Sites of the Week we have selected some great sites such as Lord Likely and Kukoo. Also there is the amazing flash site from magneticNorth, and much, much more! As usual we would love to hear from you, keep sending your suggestions to us and...
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Creative Fliers Inspiration: Hip Hop & RnB

This is part 4 of a 5 part collaborative effort with Christopher Tarampi of Esthetic Core. We will be showcasing inspirational fliers and posters in different genres. Here’s an overview of what we plan to cover… Inspirational Creative Fliers...
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Creative Fliers Inspiration: Miscellaneous

This is the last installment of a 5 part collaborative effort with Christopher Tarampi of Esthetic Core in which we showcased inspirational fliers and posters in different genres. Here’s an overview of what we covered… Inspirational Creative...
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A Dozen Donts for SEOs

I'm not always a fan of Guy Kawasaki's work, but really enjoyed his post on the OPEN Forum - A Dozen Don'ts for Entrepreneurs. I thought I'd take a stab at replicating it with some of my biggest warnings for those in our field. For the list below, the...
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Whiteboard Friday - Crawling & Indexing

Posted by great scott!Crawling and Indexing. Without them you can't rank. If you can't rank, you can't get search traffic. If you can't get search traffic, your online marketing efforts are going to suffer; and in our industry that is a colossal FAIL....
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Using Layer Comps For Design In Photoshop

Introduction In web design, it can be tricky to decide how to present your layout to a client. There are some designers who believe you should skip Photoshop and go straight to coding. I disagree. At the very least you should sketch out your ideas with...
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A Very Snowy Tutorial

Introduction This tutorial will cover a lot of ground (that may or may not be a bad play on words :) ). We will use both Illustrator and Photoshop to create a cool winter background. The focus will be showing you how to create custom patterns in Illustrator...
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Design a realistic sandwich bag

This tutorial derives from a suggestion a reader named Kippy placed in the Suggestion Box. Kippy writes… Hi, I’m really enjoying and learning from your tutorials. Thanks. I’m in need of a Photoshop/Illustrator routine in which I take photos...
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Create A Photoshop Action For Screenshots

Introduction The other day I was writing a roundup style post here on MIB that required a bunch of screenshots. I was capturing the shots, bringing them into Photoshop, then tediously editing each individual one. It didn’t take me long to realized...
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Create a Sleek Pressed Letter Design

Overview of the Tutorial Pressed lettering is showing up more and more these days in web design. Like any other trend, you have to be careful not to over use it. Already you can recognize those people that are doing it well and those that are not. Recently,...
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Design a Realistic Chalkboard in Photoshop

Overview of the Tutorial It’s impressive how quick and simple it is to create realistic drawings in Photoshop through the use of textures, layers and gradients. This tutorial explores some of these techniques while designing a realistic chalkboard....
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Create a Dark Abyss with an Emerging Blue Light

Overview of the Tutorial This tutorial will teach you various techniques that photoshop has to offer, from using keyboard shortcuts to filters. By the end you will have created a cool lighting effect that appears from a dark abyss. Step 1 Firstly, open...
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How to Create Your Own Photoshop Brushes

A lot of people don’t realize how easy it is to create your own photoshop brushes. If you find yourself drawing the same elements over and over you can save a lot of time by creating a brush of that particular element. A good example of this is...
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5 Things Every Freelance Designer Should Do

Overview As a freelance graphic designer, you will have to wear many different hats from time to time. It can become extremely difficult to juggle all the different tasks thrown at you in a given day. In this post I want to concentrate on five things...
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Questions To Ask For 4-Color T-Shirt Printing

Introduction Have you ever cranked out a t-shirt design for a client or yourself, only to find out the printer does not do 4-color process printing? If this has happened to you, you were probably left with a lot of lost hours without much to show for...
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How I Learned To Love Adobe Upgrades

Overview With Adobe CS4 about 6 months old now, have you made the upgrade yet? Are you willing to spend that much on an upgrade? Will you be pulling your hair out or enjoying the ride? If you find yourself going bald over the decision, here are few tips...
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Wordpress Plugins For Increasing Traffic

Introduction A blog/website is driven by the number of people you can reach. In this article you’ll learn more about some Wordpress plugins that can help increase the number of visitors to your site. Let’s take a look at some plugins that do automatic...
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4 Principles of Good Design for Websites

One of my absolute favorite design books is, Robin Williams Design Workshop. It looks into practical design theories and showcases awesome examples. One of the areas of focus that I’ve taken into all my designs are the four major design principles....
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How to Avoid Designer Burnout

If you’ve been doing design for any amount of time you can probably relate to the feeling of being burned out. Most of the designer’s that I’ve spoke with consistently put in 60+ hour work weeks. It’s no wonder so many of us get...
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5 Reasons To Contribute To A Blog

Unfortunately there are many designers that have extensive knowledge but don’t share it with others. In this post, I’ll give you five reasons why every designer should be contributing to blogs and how that will help his or her career. 1)...
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Traps To Avoid When Designing An Online Photo Portfolio

Overview Creating an online photo portfolio can be a very tedious and laborious task. The personal showcase of your art works is the main indicator of your skills and abilities and makes a major impression on your site’s viewers. The importance of...
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A Showcase of Popular Web Design Trends

I was wanting to put together a showcase that featured some design trends, and began to wonder which ones I felt would have longevity. I poured through the different rising and pervading trends, struggling to don my prognosticating perspective and choose...
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Logo Inspiration With Clever Typography

I love logos! They encompass so much branding identity into one tiny graphic. They are incredibly difficult to create, but when done correctly, they stand the test of time. Well-created logos often look seamless and effortless, but you can be sure that...
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Logo Inspiration with a Clever Mark

Last week I showcased a plethora of logos with clever typography. Of course a logo isn’t only about great typography, many of the most iconic ones feature a clever mark or symbol, so I decided to extend this series. I hope you enjoy the clever...
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Left-Brained vs. Right-Brained – The Developer/Designer Paradox

Two Schools of Thought Psychologists argue that most people are either right or left-brained. That is to say, they are either analytical or creative thinkers. Given that the brain is evenly divided into two distinctly different hemispheres it is reasonable...
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