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Us web designers… we like to jump right into the creative ball pit sometimes, and get right to the fun stuff in Photoshop & CSS. I know I’m guilty of it sometimes, and I bet you have been too in the past. It’s not the end of the world, but it really isn’t best practice […]

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Welcome to Found Friday, volume 82. This week we have: an in-depth tutorial on creating a filterable jQuery portfolio in WordPress (much like what we use in our portfolio); a cool new font that creates charts by using ligatures; a small library for manipulating your favicon, including adding alerts to it; a fun “hankie notebook”; […]

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This week’s finds are all about two things: typography and web design. If you don’t like either of those things, what are you doing here?!? This week, we have: a great free font family; a cool CSS3 ribbon menu tutorial/code; a bunch of interesting (albeit perhaps not the most useful) snippets of CSS3 code; a […]

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It’s February! That means it’s almost March, and that means it’s almost going to get warmer. Kinda reaching there, aren’t I? Anyway, here’s this month’s desktop calendar wallpaper. Give your computer some new digs! Click to download the free February 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1920X1080, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800 pixels.

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The eightieth version of Found Friday is here, and this week we have: a beautiful wood iPhone case; a collection of great plugins for those of us using WordPress as a CMS; a neat little tool designed to help hang things and such (bad description, but scroll down and have a look); a new t-shirt […]

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Buttons are a great way to grab a website viewer’s attention, and a way to hone your user interface design chops. They can be used to effectively drive traffic to desired subpages, drive more sign-ups, or any other collection of goals you’ve established for your website design. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to go […]

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It’s Friday! Let us help you celebrate with five great designy finds from the web. This week, we have: a must-use plugin for those using WordPress as a CMS; a limited-time, free bundle of design goods; the world’s simplest mailing list setup; a preview for an upcoming type film for typography nerds; and a beautiful, […]

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This week’s Found Friday is a goldmine for web designers & developers. We have a great demo/download for some beautiful CSS buttons; we have a neat online app for creating Photoshop-esque “layer styles” in CSS; a site showcasing OpenType features on the web, for you fellow typeheads; an interesting looking book on “common sense for […]

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Number 77 of Found Fridays checking in here. You know what else was #77? Ray Bourque. There, maybe you learned something today. Feel free to learn more (perhaps related to your profession, i.e. design) with the following finds: an awesome “day in the life of a designer” parody video from the holidays; a super-simple WordPress […]

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The online design community has its fair share of articles, comics and websites about the downsides of design work. Forums and comments are rife with stories about being “forced” to create poor work; dealing with irrational clients; breakdowns in communication and more stress-inducing cons of being a design professional. These negatives can’t be denied – […]

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