Design, CG Graphics & Inspiration

40+ New PSD UI Kits

40+ New PSD UI Kits

It has been a long time since we posted a roundup of 60 Free UI Design Kits, Templates and Resources, and now it’s the right time to refresh the collection with some new PSD UI Kits. Every designer has his own collection of resources and tools which he uses for saving the work time and completing the project with ease and pleasure. To find new and free PSD UI Kits to make your workflow better, you should certainly look through the list below. Enjoy and let us know what you think.

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  • November 18, 2011,
  • AndrewG

Meet the Designer – Interview with Alessio Atzeni

Meet the Designer – Interview with Alessio Atzeni

Today we present to our readers an interview with web designer and front-end developer – Alessio Atzeni. He is a passionate web designer specializing in XHTML, CSS and Javascript web development, and each site he develops is built to be search engine friendly.

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Creative Single Page Websites 2011

Creative Single Page Websites 2011

Single page websites have been a hot trend for a while now and still it’s amazing how really creative designers do a great job to put their thoughts and ideas about single page site designs into real life. One-page site is a real godsend, especially if you want to design an online portfolio, to market a product or an event, online applications or even temporary page collecting email addresses. Their main plus is that they provide users with all the necessary information without any need to deep into the site’s menus and go through several pages searching for the necessary data. And sometimes it happens that a single page site delivers more info ever need than a multi page site. So if you’ll get an idea of creating a single page site, you should certainly look through our collection of most creative single page designs to catch some inspiration.

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How to Create Progress Bar with CSS3

How to Create Progress Bar with CSS3

Today we will recreate a progress-bar from the Adobe® Flash® Player settings program with the help of CSS3, using gradients and shadows.

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  • November 12, 2011,
  • Denis Bobrovnikov

Meet the Designer – Interview with Michael Kochersperger

Meet the Designer – Interview with Michael Kochersperger

Recently, we’ve interviewed a really talented and creative designer. Michael Kochersperger is a person who doesn’t stop on the attained and continues to teach himself new tools related to the field on a daily basis. He is the embodiment of a modern designer, because he strongly believes and executes the importance of functionality and usability, and also aims to find the balance between functional and great looking design.

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Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #18

Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #18

Nowadays, the development of new site designs is not standing on the same place. Web designers use various tools, their skills and when they get inspired they create a new masterpiece. If you do not have new ideas or just want to look at the work of other authors, then you should certainly see our weekly selection of the best web site designs for inspiration. Here you’ll find some amazing, funny, creative and sometimes unusual designs.

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Making an Image Gallery with CSS3

Making an Image Gallery with CSS3

Quite recently I’ve decided to try CSS3 features in operation. To look at what they are suited for in reality. My look fell on the well known galleries of fancybox etc. In other words, I’ve decided to do the similar js gallery, but only on clean html+css.

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How to Achieve Text Fading Effect in CSS3

How to Achieve Text Fading Effect in CSS3

Hello to everyone. Today’s post will be short, but I think it can be rather useful to our readers. I often hear people ask the same question about how to do “fading” of text to the bottom, the top etc.
There are variants on js and with a picture and css -gradient simply imposed over text. Today a new decision of this problem came into my mind. Its realization is a piece of cake.

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  • November 4, 2011,
  • Softlink

jQuery Galleries & Sliders: New Free Tutorials, Plugins and Ready-Made Solutions

jQuery Galleries & Sliders: New Free Tutorials, Plugins and Ready-Made Solutions

jQuery image sliders and galleries are very popular and you can find a lot of examples on various blogs and especially on portfolio sites, moreover, they are useful for any other type of web sites for displaying different images and photos. Now you even don’t need to have some high skills in Javascript or jQuery, you can improve your site simply by following these tutorials. In this round-up we’ve gathered a set of awesome and really easy to understand new free tutorials, plugins and ready-made solutions which will help you in adding photo galleries or sliders with ease.

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  • November 3, 2011,
  • AndrewG

SITH – CSS3 Technique for Soft Image Transition

SITH – CSS3 Technique for Soft Image Transition

I would like to tell you about how I obtained the smooth changing of icons’ colors when hovering the cursor over them. You can often see a similar problem on Facebook. If an icon is a blue silhouette on a white background, then when hovering the cursor both colors switch their places and it looks a bit sharp as it happens instantaneous. My aesthetic feelings were offended, and I decided to work out my own decision.

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  • November 2, 2011,
  • Denis Bobrovnikov

Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #17

Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #17

Nowadays, the development of new site designs is not standing on the same place. Web designers use various tools, their skills and when they get inspired they create a new masterpiece. If you do not have new ideas or just want to look at the work of other authors, then you should certainly see our weekly selection of the best web site designs for inspiration. Here you’ll find some amazing, funny, creative and sometimes unusual designs.

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Meet the Designer: Interview with Giulia Baldini

Meet the Designer: Interview with Giulia Baldini

In this post we would like to present to your attention an interview with a really interesting and creative person. Giulia Baldini was born in Rome in 1986. She always had the distinguished interest to the world of graphic arts and design. In 2008 she joined Academy of Art and New Technology in Rome and had the course in graphic design. In 2009 she becomes advertising and graphic designer and in 2010 graphic visualizer. In 2011 she becomes assistant art director.

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JavaScript FAQ: Part 1

JavaScript FAQ: Part 1

I have created a topic where collected different questions about JavaScript that might be interesting to our readers (architecture, framework, problems). So, if you’re intrigued, let’s not waste our time and move straight to the questions.

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  • October 20, 2011,
  • TheShock

Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #16

Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #16

Nowadays, the development of new site designs is not standing on the same place. Web designers use various tools, their skills and when they get inspired they create a new masterpiece. If you do not have new ideas or just want to look at the work of other authors, then you should certainly see our weekly selection of the best web site designs for inspiration. Here you’ll find some amazing, funny, creative and sometimes unusual designs.

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Creating Cartoon Characters: New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Creating Cartoon Characters:  New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

The first thing that comes in our mind when we see cartoon characters is that they are funny, nice and beautiful. In the last few years cartoon characters became very popular and you can see them almost everywhere. Today designers use all their skills, creativeness and of course Adobe Illustrator to make them look really awesome and attractive to us. So, if you’ve got an idea to create your own vector characters, first check our post with 14 new Adobe Illustrator Tutorials! These tutorials will be useful for beginners, intermediate and advance users of Adobe illustrator in creating vector characters and we hope it could help to expand your creativity and imagination.

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HTML & CSS Aspects

HTML & CSS Aspects

In this material I’ve collected the main useful aspects which html developer should know and remember about. Part of the questions considered here is devoted to IE – I gave up of IE6 support myself, however it would not come amiss to know the features of his behavior.

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  • October 17, 2011,
  • Roman