Creating A Web Design Contract

March 20th, 2009 | 26 Comments | Posted in Web Design for Beginners

A good contract is necessary to every freelance web designer. Without a contract, there’s no legal requirement for the other party to pay you upon completion of work (at the very least difficult to prove). Here are important parts to include in your own web design contract. Continue reading “Creating A Web Design Contract” »

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Essential Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

March 14th, 2009 | 9 Comments | Posted in Shortcuts

As a Web Designer I know the value of keyboard/mouse shortcut key in every design industry software. Photoshop being the most popular graphic/web design software is used by millions of Designers around the world and these people always look for the help to improve their selves. I think Keyboard Shortcuts can really helps to build up working speed using them in your workflow.

There are huge amount of keyboard shortcuts available in Photoshop but I have complied a list of useful keyboard shortcuts which I think are useful for everyone using Photoshop. The list also includes some shortcuts where combination of mouse is used with keyboard. Continue reading “Essential Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts” »

40 Crazy Car Interiors

March 11th, 2009 | 6 Comments | Posted in Inspiration, Various

Hey everyone. I put together this list of exotic car interiors for design inspiration. Some of these cars are expensive European supercars, others are just unusual. Start getting inspired! Hope you enjoy!

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85 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes

March 8th, 2009 | 78 Comments | Posted in wordpress themes

Choosing an outstanding wordpress theme for your blog from the thousands of free wordpress themes available is a tedious task. Bloggers around the world are always searching for the best wordpress themes to suit their niche.

In this article, I hand selected 85 beautiful, free wordpress themes to help everyone out. The selections include both newly released, and older, classic themes.

Fusion

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iNove

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Japan-Style

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Reencoded’s Top Fonts

March 7th, 2009 | 7 Comments | Posted in Usability

I’ve picked these five fonts as my most used fonts over time. Most likely you will disagree, everyone has their own tastes. I’ve looked over hundreds upon hundreds of fonts picking the perfect script for my logos or designs. These are the five fonts I have used the most. If you haven’t noticed some of them before, it’s worth giving them a look.

Trajan

I know, I know, Trajan is horribly overused but I keep using it in my designs time and time again. Trajan was designed by Carol Twombly, a well known font designer and Adobe employee since 1988 (also created Adobe Caslon). Created in 1989, Trajan is a timeless classic great for poster use as well as elegant and corporate designs. Although not a free font, it is shipped with Adobe products such as their Creative Suite.

Geo Sans Light

Geo Sans Light is created by font designer Manfred Klein. Manfred was born in 1932 and worked in a variety of advertising agencies until a serious accident caused him to turn to making fonts. Geo Sans Light is just one of the free fonts he has invented. It has a very modern look and unique design that is a great touch to logos, websites and other design projects. Download it for free here: http://www.dafont.com/geo-sans-light.font

Arial

Arial is one of the most common fonts in the world. Although use is widespread, this font is timeless. It was created in 1990 and has shipped with Windows since 1992. Arial is for large blocks of text, but isn’t much of a title or logo font. I use Arial in one way or another in the majority of my design projects. Arial is not available for free download.

Birth of a Hero

Birth of a Hero is a great grunge font from Last Soundtrack. Not for use in any project, it looks great on a dirty / grungy themed site. Behind the grunge design is a well designed font. Smooth lines, rotated letters and uniform circles make Birth of a Hero a definite keeper. Download it for free here: http://www.dafont.com/birth-of-a-hero.font

Metroscript

Metroscript happens to be one of MyFonts.com’s best sellers in the last year. Designed by Michael Doret, this script mimics hand-lettering and has a decidedly older feel to it. It reminds me of a Coca Cola or athletic uniform font, and is great in antique style designs. Metroscript is free download.

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