The past month has been an amazing period for those wishing to learn the ropes of design, whether you’re a noob just getting into the designer or programmer. As we enter August 2010 , let’s take a look back at some of the most popular articles, resources, and tutorials that helped those who toiled away on the web everyday.
So how can you make sure your design is better than the designs of your competitors? How can you point employer’s attention to your product? Here we might be able to help you by showcasing following list of best resources available on web in the month of July.
Digital Showcase, Inspiration and Photography
Showcase of Beautiful Photography
Sometimes, a picture can be powerful enough to be inspirational material all by itself. To provide you with some inspiration for the upcoming week, this sunday we feature some truly beautiful and impressive images from talented artists and photographers worldwide.
The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography
Great Ads of the 2010 World Cup
Obsessed With Faces (Photography)
45 Funny Examples of Photography and Print Ads
40 Examples Of Eye Popping Pixel Art
40 Terrific Works of Art Made From Common Trash
50 Beautiful Examples of Toy Photography
40 Bizarre and Cool Google Earth Photos
40 Outstanding Award Winning Photos Around the World
Showcase: Modern Retro-Futuristic Digital Art
When today’s designers and digital artists — armed with digital graphics software such as Photoshop and Illustrator — interpret retro-futuristic styles from the past, the results are quite enthralling. For your inspiration, feast your eyes on this collection of retro-futuristic digital art.
Minimize Your Life with Tilt Shift Photography
50 Absolutely Stunning 3D Street Art (Paintings)
60+ Attractive PS3 Game Covers
65 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations Art
This presentation shows an amazing collection of photo manipulation art related to nature, photography, objects, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related concepts. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting to ignite their creativity.
32 Excellent Examples of 3D Home Interior Designs
50+ Fantastic Space Arts : Sci-Fi
Some of the world’s most stunning visions of space are made possible with Photoshop. The ability to combine vibrant colors, photo manipulations and ethereal effects makes the software ideal for this kind of work. Here are 51 Fantastic Space Arts that will blow your mind.
Design Showcase, Feature Collection
Showcase of Sweet Chocolate Websites
As one would expect, chocolate website often use an appetizing brown dominant color. If you take time to look at the panel of colors associated with it, you will find out that there is a lot of combination working really well.
Showcase of Well-Designed Banking and Investment Websites
50 Examples of Drop-Down Navigation Menus in Web Designs
Examples of Solid Colors in Web Design
Creative Single Page Website Design: 70+ Latest Designs
38 Great Examples Mega Drop Down Menus in Web Design
In this article we take a closer look at the nature of drop-down navigation menus, analyze situations in which they should or should not be used, discuss various implementations and finally showcase a couple of bad and good examples of such menus.
50 Unique and Inspiring Website Designs
This collection is comprised of websites offering many different services/merchandise. They’re colorful, funny, artistic and more. What they all have in common is the fact that they do stand out a bit – at least they did to us.
23 Design Inspiration Blogs worth visiting
The following is a feature of PVM Garage’s online friends in the web design and blogging industry. Hope you find inspiration and helpful links with our partners. Don’t forget to bookmark pvmgarage.com!
Tutorials, Tips, Tricks & Resources
50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers
In this post you’ll find 50 useful tools and time-savers for web designers and developers. Among other things, you will find recently released tools, useful reference sheets, articles and further resources.
Tips for Creating Big Stature With Small Caps
Brilliant Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorials From 2010
10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be a Designer
Did you know that becoming a designer is relatively easy? You go to school (some people even skip that part), you interview for a job or start your own freelancing business, and then you start getting paid in exchange for making stuff look cool.
10 SEO Tips to Remember When Building Your Site
As soon as your website goes live–and especially while you are still in the design and development phase–you need to make sure your site’s content will be found through search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing where many people go to look for information.
5 Web Files That Will Improve Your Website
5 Tips for Sending More Useful and Effective Invoices
It happens all the time. No sooner than you click the send button does the phone ring. At the other end is an angry client who just received an invoice. Despite the fact that all of your payment agreements were handled before the project ever started, he has still somehow managed to be surprised at the amount that he owes you.
Five Photography Tips for Amateur Photographers
I’m sure each and everyone of us were pretty excited when we first got our DSLR. I mean, who’s not right. And the next thing most of us will do is – start abusing the shutter and snapping non-stop. That’s just how we learn.
Redesigning Your Website: Are you Making the Right Move?
Free Full Layered Facebook GUI PSD Kit
200+ Exclusive Free Icons: “Reflection”
Sketchy Social Media Icons Freebie
40+ Free Professional PSD Design Templates
Freebie: Cute Twitter Bird Icon Set
These icons delivered as PNGs in 4 different sizes: 64×64, 128×128, 256×256 and 512×512. Designed by a young talented designer Asher Abbasi from Pakistan exclusively for InstantShift.com readers only.
Freebies Released: Yammy Social Media Icons Set
100 Seriously Awesome Retro Wallpapers
In this article is collection of well designed Retro Wallpapers. When we say retro it mean any culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, or it can be used to simply mean “old fashioned” or old, “timeless” or “classic”.
Free Texture Tuesday: Dark and Dirty
It’s all about the darkness on this Texture Tuesday. I’ve got a nice set of ultra dark and dirty textures for you guys. Something just subtle enough to give your designs a hint of texture or grunge. I hope you find them useful, enjoy!
20+ Demos Showing Advanced jQuery Effects
Create a CSS3 Call to Action Button
I’m now going to share with you a method for making a slick call to action button using only CSS.