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Soul Rebel Poster Tutorial

In this tutorial I will show how to create an awesome illustration that can be printed as a poster to hang it on your wall. I broke down step by step from the beginning to the end so you can follow and understand exactly what I went through while making...
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50 Beautifully Delicious Coffee Designs

Coffee or Latte art consists of the pouring of steamed milk into a shot of espresso generating a pattern or design on the surface. The barista becomes a true designer and is able to create beautiful creations with the most common form being the “rosetta”...
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The Amazing Work of Patrick Gunderson

Patrick Gunderson is a designer, programmer and artist living and working in Los Angeles. He creates complex projects involving a combination of aesthetic and technical elements, using both sides of the brain (as per Patrick's words). He specializes...
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25 Impressive Portfolio Web Designs

Portfolios are a great way for web designers to show off their work and present to prospective employers what they can do. But with so many portfolios out there, it is hard to make yours stand out from rest. In this showcase, you will see a few excellent...
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Enhance your (Page) Performance!

One of the biggest obstacles to tackle in web site and web application design is the initial response time of the product. There is a common feeling among web users that things just don’t happen fast enough. Why is this such an issue? Perhaps people...
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Whiteboard Friday - Correlation, Causation & SEO

Posted by great scott!This week, Rand is joined by one of our in-house data geniuses, Ben Hendrickson, to talk more about some of our recently released correlation data to support guidelines for SEO best practices. While correlation doesn't always equal...
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5 Ways to Improve your SEO Landing Pages

Posted by Sam Niccolls(NOTE FROM RAND: Please welcome Sam Niccolls, SEOmoz's newest addition to the consulting team - we hope you all like him as much as we do!) A lot a marketers focus optimization efforts at the bottom of their conversion funnels....
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Summer 2009 Online Marketing and Search Conferences

Posted by jennitaIs it just me, or is it getting on hot in here? Well it IS summer time again, and this year there are some interesting (both national and global) summer online marketing conferences happening. Some of the mozzers will be attending and/or...
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A Bad Day for Search Engines: How News of Michael Jackson s Death Traveled Across the Web

Posted by Danny DoverUpdate: Google representatives responded to complaints of the Google News delay with the following explanation: "The spike in searches related to Michael Jackson was so big that Google News initially mistook it for an automated...
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My Startup Experience: VC, Entrepreneurship, Self-Analysis & The Road Ahead

Posted by randfish(Intro: This post continues a series of personal growth focused entries. It doesn't have much direct, applicable SEO value, so feel free to skip if that's what you're seeking) I've learned more in the last 9 months than at any previous...
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Using Small Websites to Create a Bigger Impact

Posted by RobOusbeyWe all like links from big sites right? Whether it's in an editorial article, a guest post, etc, it's great for sending some strength and trust to your site. However, the drawback of links from big sites, is that you might find it's...
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100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art

Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exhibitions...
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80 Creative Ways to Customize Your MacBook

The MacBook and MacBook Pro are stunning examples of minimalist design. Their sleek lines, simple shapes, and uncomplicated designs are pinnacles of modern beauty. But let’s face it: they pretty much all look the same. Whether you have a basic...
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Clever JPEG Optimization Techniques

  When people talk about image optimization, they consider only the limited parameters offered by popular image editors, like the “Quality” slider, the number of colors in the palette, dithering and so on. Also, a few utilities, such...
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50 Inspiring 3D Desktop Wallpapers

Desktop wallpapers suggestions are always welcome since sometimes we don't have time to browse to find one, so we check on the suggestions available at our favorite websites! We know that we can find tons of great wallpapers online to choose from, but...
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10 Places to Download Awesome WordPress Themes

So you’ve got Wordpress installed on your server and you’re ready to share your thoughts with the web world.  Exceptional content doesn’t need to be pretty to communicate but we can’t help that we’re visual creatures....
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A Checklist to Choose Which Internet Marketing Channel is Right for Your Business

If a client came to you with $1 million to invest in a single Internet marketing channel, which one would you choose? Obviously, the question is a bit ridiculous (given that there's no additional detail provided), but it's designed to...
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Super Cool T-shirt Illustrations by Tobias Fonseca

Tobias Fonseca is and illustrator from Brazil with a very impressive portfolio. He has created more than 20 t-shirt designs for local clients and international clients as well. Tobias has some beautiful illustrations in water color style as well vector...
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30 Artistic and Creative Résumés

In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis. So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they’re usually bombarded with hundreds...
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The Evolution of Cell Phone Design Between 1983-2009

Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function. From the Motorola DynaTAC, that power symbol that Michael Douglas wielded so forcefully in the movie “Wall Street”, to the iPhone 3G, which can take a picture, play...
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10 Things Every Web Designer Just Starting Out Should Know

There are many aspects of creating a website design. Web designers often have to play multiple roles and be very knowledgeable about building effective and usable site layouts. Most of the lessons you’ll learn in web design comes from work experience;...
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Event News: FOWA Summer Sale, Stack Overflow Dev Days Selling out & your chance to speak on the FOWD Tour

In this edition of “Event News” we offer you the chance to save up to 50% of FOWA 2 day conference passes, announce new cities for the upcoming Stack Overflow Dev Days series of conferences, reveal new speakers and details of the new uber-cool...
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Reader Tutorial: Making Little Planets in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to create little planets using a regular photograph or a panoramic one and Photoshop. It's very a very simple technique but with a really cool end result. Before we start let's take a look at the final result! Step...
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Photoshop Tutorial: Michael Jackson Wallpaper

Last week we lost Michael Jackson, a true legend and without any doubt, an inspiration to a whole generation. I grew up listening to his songs and of course, was amazed by his movie clips and dance moves. The moonwalk was something I always wanted to...
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Are You Following the Principles of Top Notch CSS Design?

CSS can be an extremely powerful markup language for designers. However, the CSS that is produced is only as good as the principles that are being followed by the designer creating the code. While you may think that anyone can crank out CSS, there is...
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Large Website Backgrounds Do’s and Don’ts

Large backgrounds make a very impressive visual impact on websites. A web designer has the possibility to play with different design variables that are usually used by photographers, such as depth of field or focus. The background does not have to be...
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30 Useful Web Design Books for 2009

To keep up with the fast-paced web design industry you must seek out self education sources as often as possible, such as books, or you’ll be left behind. The year 2009 promises to bring us some excellent, and even groundbreaking, new reads. Listed...
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Why Does Clean Markup Matter in Web Design?

Because the web is a changing and ever evolving organism, it’s important to build sites that can grow with it and easily ride the current instead of drowning when a new wave approaches. Clean markup and building with web standards not only helps you...
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An Artistic Homage to Michael Jackson

As the world pays tribute to the king of pop, we’ve decided to do so in WDD in a unique and artistic way. In this post, we feature a selection of some amazing artistic creations portraying Michael Jackson, created by various artists around the...
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Tips from a recovering journalist: How to write effective press releases that help SEO

Posted by MikeK@DanconiaMediaThis 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,...
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Wallpaper of the Week #55 - Michael Jackson Tribute

Yesterday, the world lost one of the most iconic artists that ever lived. Michael Jackson delivered an unique style and a whole generation was thrilled by his story, music and dance moves. Last year we even celebrated his 50th birthday by featuring him...
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Recreating the MobileMe Web Gallery Interface

In 2007, Apple updated .Mac (now MobileMe), and introduced the “Web Gallery” feature - a photo sharing service that integrates with iPhoto. Web Gallery offers a beautiful interface, but the layout is done entirely with JavaScript. In this...
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To Spec or Not to Spec

There’s been much debate of late regarding speculative or ’spec’ work and the associated problems (and benefits) of it. Blogs have been buzzing for a while with negative rants by some high-profile designers regarding the practice and sites...
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Kevin Rose: How to Promote Your Web App

In this 11-minute interview we ask Kevin Rose, founder of digg and WeFollow five questions about web entrepreneurship. In case you don’t have time to watch the interview, we’ve summarized Kevin’s answers below. Feel free to share your...
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Manage Your Business on Your Mac & iPhone Giveaway

Marketcircle, a company who won an Apple Design Award this year in WWDC09, has teamed up with Six Revisions to give away three packages of the Daylite 3 productivity suite bundled with the Daylite Touch. For those unfamiliar with Daylite, it is a business...
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Create an Online Magazine With WordPress

Many of us have dreamed of writing for a magazine or even being a magazine editor. However, now with WordPress you can be the writer, editor and owner of your very own magazine. With a few steps you can have the magazine designed, laid out and have writers...
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Beginners can now build lucrative websites for free

 Beginners can now build lucrative websites for free    Free offers all over the internet makes it possible for anyone interested in creating a website to build an attractive website absolutely free of cost. All you need is some knowledge...
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10 Impressive JavaScript Animation Frameworks

Complex and slick JavaScript-based animation has been made easier with the emergence of frameworks and libraries that give developers the ability to create stunning and eye-grabbing animation and transition effects that make it easy these complex tasks....
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How to Create an Illustrative Web Design in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a professional web design with an illustrated "vector" header in Photoshop. You’ll see many techniques here including how to draw using the Pen Tool and a excellent type treatment...
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25 Stylish Examples of Headers in Web Design

A website’s header is one of the first things a user sees when opening your website so it’s important to get it right; if a user doesn’t like your header design, they may just leave your website before even looking at what content you...
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5 Tips for Making Your WordPress Blog SEO Friendly

Everyone’s vying for that number one spot on search results. Over the last couple years, it’s been Google who has stood head and shoulders over the rest, although the release of Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, has raised eyebrows....
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How Ajax Works

In traditional JavaScript coding, if you want to get any information from a database or a file on the server, or send user information to a server, you will have to make an HTML form and GET or POST data to the server. The user will have to click the...
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Quick and Easy WordPress Development on a Mac with MAMP

Ready for some WordPress development on your Mac? First, you need to be running Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Although Mac OS X comes with Apache and PHP, you don’t want Apple’s automatic software update to break your development environment by changing...
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6 Reasons Why Designers Should Code

I know, I know…none of us creative types want anything to do with coding past the very basic HTML/CSS we need to know to get our designs to the developers. Doing development is something for those programming grunts, those code jockeys, those geeks....
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10 Best CSS Practices to Improve Your Code

It’s really easy to find yourself wondering how your CSS got to be such a mess. Sometimes it’s the result of sloppy coding from the start, sometimes it’s because of multiple hacks and changes over time. Whatever the cause, it doesn’t...
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WDL Premium: Magnum Icon Set

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12 Blogs That Can Expand Your Web Design Repertoire

Web design, much like any technology related field, requires those who make their living in it to stay on top of it’s ever evolving nature. To maintain a high level of work, a web designer must always be looking for ways to expand his or her repertoire....
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12 Blogs To Help Designers Learn Web Development

It is rare to find a talented web designer that is just as proficient at web development. Obviously, one can be successful at specializing in design only, but a web designer can only benefit from having a better understanding of what is going on behind...
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12 CSS Tools and Tutorials for Beautiful Web Typography

Achieving beautiful typography with CSS on the web is no easy feat, and there are many limitations to what can done with type on the web. However, there are generous people out there that have taken the time to build tools and write tutorials to help...
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Turn Off Your Computer and Go Read a Book

I know what you are saying. What do you want me to do? Turn off my computer? What? Yes! Turn it off and step away. Sometimes we need to disconnect from the internet and revert to a more basic technology: Books! Here are 8 suggestions from my bookshelf....
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