Sunday Snippets: 60+ Articles to Motivate Your Design Thinking

This bumper showcase of articles chooses to bring to you over sixty articles, the best of these articles not only inspire and motivate. But also go some way in showcasing new artists, design groups and also inform of of the latest news in the design community.

60+ Articles to Motivate your Design Thinking

Stunning Art Work by The Doopla Designers Collective27/06/2010
Working on nenuno has introduced me too alot of creative and talented designers and The Doopla Designers Collective are just that! The multi talented designers over at Doopla don’t just specialize in illustrations, they have designed many creative graphics and also design promotional booths and decor for conferences to help small and large businesses promote there brand to the fullest content!

35 Creative Websites Showcase for Design Inspiration27/06/2010
I looked at over 1000+ really Creative Websites Showcase today so I thought that I would share some with you and then make a series out the idea. Now we present Creative Websites Showcase for Design Inspiration from around the web. So we add CSS Based, Creative, and Flash based websites in this post and only the best sites will be on display.

55 Stunning Motion Graphics for Design Inspirations27/06/2010
We getting these best motion graphics from famous designers portfolios, we want to share stunning work around the world, once you set static elements into motion and add cool music, you can accomplish visually stunning animations and special effects that will leave you speechless. Motion Graphics always a group of different elements for create motion graphic animations, you can see below inspirations of great work. Here are “55 Stunning Moti…

16 Great Mootools Examples and Tutorials27/06/2010
MooTools is a compact JavaScript framework designed for the intermediate to advanced JavaScript developer. It has custom implementations to dramatically improve JavaScript performance over the browsers. With such improvements, it allows web developers to continue advanced JavaScript coding while still ensuring a good customer experience.

10 awesome kinetic typography26/06/2010
10 great kinetic typography examples for inspiration

100 WordPress Blog Headers to make your eyes bleed26/06/2010
WordPress is an incredibly useful platform to build on in terms of features etc. However we have delved into the more aesthetic side of things with a collection of WordPress sites that have real impact from the simplest of things. A header.

Create a dating agency layout26/06/2010
Learn how to create a nice looking layout for a dating agency

Web Interface Showcase #1526/06/2010
Today is number fifteen in our Web Interface showcase!

As it seemed quite popular, I will be leaving my thoughts and suggestions to all layouts and logotypes featured each week with adding a few critiques along the way that will hopefully guide the designer into making their designs even better!

Best Practices To Optimize Your WordPress Site26/06/2010
In this article I offer up 5 tips to optimize your WordPress site.

Speed Up Your Website With A CDN26/06/2010
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data, placed at various points in a network so as to maximize bandwidth for access to the data from clients throughout the network.

Delicate Feminine illustrations to Inspire your creativity25/06/2010
Being so complicated and full of inspiration , beauty that lies within a women can never be expressed to its full extent and from time to time their has been some tremendous effort put in by some of the best illustrators to bring forth the hidden beauty inside the.

Professional Logo Design With LogoBee.com25/06/2010
As we mentioned before, logos are a very important part of building your brand’s identity. “Branding” yourself, is the best way to represent who you are and what you are all about. If designed properly, logos can have an enormous impact on your company’s success.

A Quick Tip for Using Grid Frameworks25/06/2010
Are you using or thinking about using a CSS framework? Make sure your site is still as clean and efficient as possible by following this simple tip.

30+ Ingenious Book Photomanipulations25/06/2010
Sometimes we are so caught up with our speeding lives, our ringing mobile phones and our light speed Internet connection, that we forget to slow down and enjoy a good book.

Create a Laptop Icon in Illustrator25/06/2010
Hi there. In the following tutorial you can learn to create a laptop icon. Once you’ve created the basic shapes, it’s easy to continue with the other components. Give it a try and you might learn some interesting stuff about the role of Smart Guides and Rectangular Grid Tool.

How to create beautiful content slider using SlideDeck25/06/2010
SlideDeck allows you to easily organize your contents and provides a great way to draw attention to your web content while maintaining full search engine optimization.
In this post I will show you how to create beautiful content slider using SlideDeck.

Inspiring Web Design and Development Blog to Follow Now25/06/2010
There’s numerous weblogs that cover up the topic of web design and development blog. Every web designer loves finding new sites with great content and follow to stay up-to-date with trends and techniques, so I’ve made it a little easier. This article presents top web design and development content blogs based on the quality of their posts & resources and not the design. At the bottom there are all of the RSS feeds and twitter follow, s…

World Cup Soccer Inspired Designs24/06/2010
With the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in its 6th day of competition many of us have been glued to the TV cheering our country on. No matter what country you are rooting for, soccer is a sport that brings the whole world together. In keeping with the spirit of the World Cup, I have decided to compile a beautiful collection of soccer inspired designs from various artists from around the globe. I hope that these amazing works will inspire you…

20 Fresh & Easy To Follow Photoshop Web Interface Tutorials24/06/2010
With the introduction to our community news, we have been receiving some great resources and articles. But many have been tutorials created by up and coming creative blogs such as trendyTUTS & GraphStock. Also with the overwhelming success of our first web interface showcase we had to do another!

In today’s resource showcase we are featuring 20 easy to follow photoshop web interface tutorials, with utilizing your new design skills…

30 Great Examples of 3D Elements in Web Design24/06/2010
3D elements used in web design can make a website more impressive and memorable. The purpose of 3D elements is to create a feeling of depth. For that reason, websites with 3D elements looks more interesting because most websites have a flat, 2-dimensional design. 3D elements can be applied in different ways and it is currently a trend to add 3D-effects on sidebar, featured articles and menu items where 3D elements are ultimately used to separa…

Articles: Shadows and Highlights in Photoshop24/06/2010
Shadows and highlights play a very important role in designing. They help to produce 3d effect in 2d designing software. Shadows and highlights define the depth of an object created which gives the 3d effect. Shadows are the dark portions or the portions where there is absence of light in objects or its surroundings. Highlights are the portions where light is available or where the object has been exposed to higher intensity of light. So using…

40 Ever Best Greeting Cards Resources24/06/2010
Are you looking for that perfect American independence day ecard to send to someone? Or just for some design inspiration? Here we are sharing with you for the Top 40 Best Free Ecard sites on the Web – all of these offer thousands of free ecards, free birthday ecards, and lots more personalized ecards and lots of inspirations, hope you’ll like this beautiful collection.

Mays Free Professional PSD Web Templates24/06/2010
Here’s a collection of fully customizable templates which contain the graphic source files in .PSD format, fresh and creative resources from design community (May 2010).

800+ Beautiful Abstract Light Photoshop Brushes24/06/2010
Adobe Photoshop is every designer’s favourite software for image editing and for the retouching of images. The main reason behind its popularity is its brushes. You can do lots of things easily with the help of these brushes. Abstract light adds a lot of colors to the images, so I collect a huge list of Abstract light brushes for photoshop lovers. I am sure you will all love this collection.

25 Most Wanted Google Chrome Extensions24/06/2010
Google Chrome is a wonderful web browser of choice for web designers and web developers. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with designing, debugging, and working on websites. We share with you the top ten Chrome extensions for designers and developers.

20 Inspiring Free and Premium Music Vectors24/06/2010
In the summer time a lot of musical events are going on! To help you promote them, I made a quick selection with some of the finest music vectors for you.

40 Inventive Fantacy Art Tutorials Using Photoshop24/06/2010
Photo Montage technique always need to share with others, so we are sharing some beautiful imaginations about fantasy art using Adobe Photoshop, As designers, of course, we are exceptional with large amounts of imagination that helps us create cool and exclusive images. We tend to formulate a meaningful image that expresses cognizant and sub-conscious desires. Whatever the ingredients of the fantasy scene are, the results are always the same, …

10 Crazily Creative Web Designs of 201024/06/2010
Stuck for creative ideas for your next web design? Gawk at these crazily creative websites of 2010.

34 WordPress Plugins You May Not Know-Worth a Look24/06/2010
Everyday new wordpress plugins and wordpress widgets are released or updated so it is very useful to check out the official WordPress website and of course some wordpress plugin forums.You can definetely find interesting,useful and updated plugins.

CSS3 Animations, the Power Back to CSS Part 1: Transitions24/06/2010
Now that the use of CSS3 is increasing and developers are discovering new ways to replace JavaScript with CSS3 it is time to talk about the use of CSS3 for animations.

Exceptional Collection of Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine23/06/2010
Here is great collection of new style photography by talented Ben Heine. Ben Heine is a painter, a portraitist, caricaturist, illustrator and photographer. This new creative style is given name of “Pencil vs Camera” by Ben Heine. I found them to be so interesting that I wanted to share them with all of you. I hope you will really like and enjoy this as much as i did.

Creative Visual Styles To Spice Up Your Desktop23/06/2010
Visual styles are now making your desktop computer personal again (no pun intended), with feature rich customizations from various utilities you are able to make your desktop look how you want it to.

In today’s weekly resource feature, we will be focusing solely on the classic start menu with 27 handpicked visual styles that are compatable with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Speed Optimization Tips For Your Website23/06/2010
In this article I describe the most well known ways to reduce page load time on your site from minimizing http requests to where to put your java and css.

3 Great Ways to Promote Yourself23/06/2010
With the sheer level of competition out there, it can sometimes be hard to break through to the industry your aiming for. Here are 3 brilliant ways you can promote yourself and break through the barrier.

5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! …23/06/2010
In our previous post, we went over 5 popular social media websites that small businesses can use in order to promote growth and facilitate sales. In this post we will target another niche of social media – social bookmarking websites and go over some of the popular ones that small businesses can use in their respective industries.

Fresh and Latest Useful jQuery Plugins Episode-123/06/2010
Quick and powerful, jQuery can help designers and developers create awesome interactive websites that are appealing and accessible to the widest range of browsers. For your audience, the visit to your site will be both exciting and entertaining. Navigation, galleries and slideshows, are hot points for a site to shine.

A Showcase of 23 Asian Art Posters23/06/2010
In today’s post, we showcase Asian art posters personally handpicked to provide you with inspiration for your own poster designs.

30+ Fresh and Creative Logo Design for Design Inspiration22/06/2010
A Logo is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, a logo’s design is for immediate recognition.

40 High Quality Adobe Illustrator Character Tutorials22/06/2010
Vector characters are a major advantage of a website because it can get the attention of the visitors. Also, vector characters are funny, beautiful and popular.So, if you want to create your own vector characters, first check our post with 40 High Quality Adobe Illustrator Character Tutorials!

Credit cards and payment icon set22/06/2010
Ready for download, this icon set features some of the greatest credit card and payment icons for you to use anywhere.

500 Breath Taking Photoshop Gradients22/06/2010
Photoshop Gradients are a good way to bring a nice effect to your photos,art or for that matter any image that you are manipulating or drawing in Photoshop. Gradients let you make some pretty nice background as well as other subtle and glamorous effects to your photos ,that are other wise are hard to implement.

How to Style Individual WordPress Posts in Seconds22/06/2010
With art-directed blog posts being all the rage, people are turning to plugins and custom fields. But did you know that WordPress already supports styling individual posts?

25 Creative Fonts Typography Designs for Design Inspiration22/06/2010
Creative Fonts Typography Designs has always been a fundamental aspect of inspiration, but many designers are now making type the centerpiece of their designs. Not only is typography becoming the design, but type is being pushed to the limits by being used in cool new ways such as Fonts typography.

Inspiration: From 123Klan to T-Kid22/06/2010
In this article I’m going to showcase some very famous design crews and graffiti artists to get your creative juices flowing.

Freebies: Vintage Mega Pack 10 Samples from Designious.com22/06/2010
We’ve recently released fresh vectors ready for purchase on But to show you how our vectors look from up close, we’ve also released some free samples for you to download and enjoy.

30 Free Semless Photoshop Patterns22/06/2010
Download 30 free seamless patterns for adobe photoshop

Photo Manipulation Herald of Devotion22/06/2010
Photo Manipulation by Digital Artist Roberto Blake

6 Beautiful Website Designs to Inspire You22/06/2010
Having trouble getting those creative juices flowing? Become inspired by these beautiful website designs.

25 Juicy Information Poster Design Samples22/06/2010
Today at the OnlinePosterPrinting blog, we feature 27 information poster design samples that present facts in a fresh and creative way.

50 Modern Retro & Vintage Design Tutorials in Photoshop & Illu…22/06/2010
In this article we go back to the 1900’s all the way to the 1980’s to showcase a variety of retro and vintage inspired designs that involve poster art, collages and graphical elements. In this collection, you’ll find beautiful retro and vintage design related Photoshop tutorials. These tutorials are useful and unique, so you will learn some new and very unique techniques that you can use in your next designs or projects.

Giveaway from My Postcard Printing22/06/2010
Today we are giving our readers a chance to get 100 4×6 Flat Postcards, which are great for advertising and promoting your business, thanks to the amazing people over at My Postcard Printing.

Pricing Page And Plan Comparison Tables: Tips, Tricks, Advices and Sho…22/06/2010
Pricing Pages and Product comparison tables are being used in modern sites. Here, we share tips and examples of them.

Fresh Freebies, Vector Packs & Tshirt designs from Designious.com21/06/2010
We’ve been really busy in the last month, creating fresh vectors for you to use in your work! The Gargoyles, Dark Gothic, Birds, Retro Girls, Skulls, T-shirt designs and free Photoshop brushes await for you to download on

85+ Fresh and Beautiful Minimal Website Design Inspiration21/06/2010
Minimalism is a design style that emphasizes simplicity and the removal of superfluous elements in one’s own work. It’s applied in art, architecture, print work, and in web design. There is something extraordinary about making something magnificent with limited resources, and in this showcase, you’ll find the work of talented designers that exhibit exemplary use of Minimalism theories applied to web design.

45 Sets of High-Quality Adobe Illustrator Brushes21/06/2010
One of the main thing that I like about Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is their brushes. Brushes makes the work of a designer really easy. We all know that their are a lot of brushes available for Adobe Photoshop. But finding high quality brushes for Illustrator is quite a tough task. Today in this post we collect 45 sets of high quality Adobe Illustrator Brushes exclusively for our readers. I hope you will appreciate our effort.

Artist of the Week – Chatchanok Wongvachara21/06/2010
This weeks artist is Chatchanok Wongvachara from Bangkok, Thailand. She is a freelance painter, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer.

Mind-Blasting WordPress SEO Tips & Tricks Part – 121/06/2010
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site or a web page (such as a blog) from search engines via “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results as opposed to other forms of search engine marketing (“SEM“) which may deal with paid inclusion. The theory is that the earlier (or higher) a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it…

66 Best Articles Resources for Designers and Developers20/06/2010
This is yet another large round-up of best articles resources for designers and developers posted by other blog owners have been submitting on ON&E BLOG over the last couple of days. You will find great inspiration for your designs, tools, giveaways, awesome photos etc. Hope you will find useful resources below and help submitting good articles if you find some.

Week Favs #16 – Best of the week20/06/2010
Hi Guys, once again I have compiled my favs for this week!! I always recommend to check this great articles from others Design blogs that I find very usefull. Hope you enjoy!

20 Beautiful PSD Website Templates Free Download20/06/2010
Every website or blog needs a framework before you can start designing it,and to do so you need to have some idea on how exactly you would want your blog to look and more then that how the things will be organized.Their are a lot of software’s that that can help you lay down the design blueprint of the blog .

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