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Famous Architecture Recreated with CSS and JavaScript

Architecture is one of the most instantly-recognizable artforms. Show a picture of a famous structure and odds are that a plurality of people will immediately identify it. It also serves as a source of pride and inspiration. For example, people from all over the world dream of visiting the Eiffel Tower. But the experience is about more than just standing...

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The 12 Best Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Action Sets – Create incredible photo effects in no time with this collection of Photoshop actions. UX Design for Navigation Menus – A look at the principles of navigation design and providing the best possible experience. Parsel – Download this tiny, permissive CSS selector parser. Write fewer media...

What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

When it comes to web design, there are a lot of misconceptions. Clients may not fully realize how much work goes into building a great website. Sometimes that leads them to ask designers to do things without understanding the required effort – not to mention the associated costs. Redesigns are among the toughest concepts for clients to grasp. In some...

The 20 Best Lightroom Presets for Adding Instagram Effects to Your Shots

Every photo has a unique atmosphere. From the composition to the idea behind the shoot, every photo has the potential to become a masterpiece. But if you want to showcase a specific atmosphere, or distinguish yourself from other photographers with a signature style, you’re going to need a few tricks up your sleeve. When it comes to adding extra flair...

25 Fantastic Logo Templates Featuring Animals & Pets

We bet you love your animal friends! And you know what? The same is true for your clients and customers (and their customers). So the next time you’re designing a logo or brainstorming branding possibilities, it might be time to get some inspiration from the animal world. From lions and elephants to pets like puppies and kittens, these logo templates...

The 50 Best Fonts for Creating Stunning Logos

Every font tells a story. Once upon a time, serifs ruled the world. When we look at them today, we can’t shake the feelings of tradition and elegance. Then, we switched to sans-serifs; practical and highly readable. Fonts that amplify your message. Today, we use all kinds of fonts. Serifs for elegant materials, sans-serifs for making sure that our...

The 12 Best Photoshop Actions for Comic & Cartoon Effects

If you want to give your photographs a cartoon or comic book effect, you could spend painstaking hours perfecting every detail. Or, you could rely on Photoshop actions to take some of the guesswork and manual labor out of the process for you. In fact, Photoshop actions can save you time on a wide variety of effects. That’s why today we’ve put together...

Why Some Outdated WordPress Plugins & Themes Are Facing Extinction

If you manage a website that relies on any WordPress plugins or themes that haven’t seen an update for a while, your time with them may be running out. Recent changes to the CMS have left backwards compatibility in the dust – at least when it comes to use of the jQuery library. With the release of version 5.5, WordPress has started the process of updating...

The 12 Best Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Action Sets

When you’re working on post-production for your photographs, it’s vital to have some time savers on hand. With this in mind, Photoshop actions are the most likely choice for achieving the end results you want. So, if you want to create cool double exposure effects without having manually captured this via camera settings, Photoshop action sets can...

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Custom CSS Styles for Form Inputs and Textareas – Learn the process behind creating custom form inputs that look identical across major browsers. Beyond Media Queries: Using Newer HTML & CSS Features for Responsive Designs – Go beyond the traditional methods to make your site responsive. Blade UI Kit – A set of open-source, renderless components...

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