One more year is almost over, one more apocalypse passed by. The Christmas is coming, New Year is around the corner, and if you go out to street in a quite evening you can hear jingling bells on Santa’s sleighs.
That was great – spending the whole year with you, our dear readers, sharing the latest news in web design sphere, launching the new products, and getting your positive attitude. We may say many Thanks to you for your interest in our blog, for spending time with us and giving us your feedback. We are glad to hang out here with you, and looking forward to make our interaction even more educative and durable.

Merry Christmas to everybody! Let this day be lovely and lovely relaxing.

See you later!

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Friday is the right time for tiny presents. Our weekly series of freebies can assist you with getting the attractive goodies that are tailored for your designs. They incorporate nice layouts with good execution by our skillful illustrators, thus offering you a catchy idea for decorating your works. Free Vector Illustration of the week portraying women living in different countries can be used for variety of designs that deal with traveling sphere. Speak loudly with your creative designs!

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Actually, what we see is just what we see. Please don’t lapidate me, I need few sentences to explain.

For example, you are watching the sunset: it’s beautiful, it’s gorgeous, it’s marvelous, it’s magnificent (or it’s not – in case you’re indifferent). And what makes the process of the sun going down so impressive? I believe colors do. But stop for a sec, let’s take a look from the other side. Science affirms the thing is a human eye just differentiates the length of electromagnetic radiation, namely visible light. In fact, to get some tint we need to experience the whole process: photons, which are the quantum of light or any other forms of electromagnetic radiation, move within the reality, then the light receptors in our retina interact with this radiation, after that the signal is sent through nerves to the brain, the brain analyzes the received information and finally our subconscious emits personal associations which are taken for granted by the unsuspecting mind. Therefore, the color itself is more in our heads (I’m not even saying about the impression), though objectively it’s just a bunch of the elementary particles.

Quick observation to the topic: have you ever heard of an idea that people see different colors, but call them the same?

So, I hope now my statement is more understandable: what we see is just what we see.

And while “what” is totally the prerogative of design, “we” is already in psychology jurisdiction. Well, you see, finally it’s not so difficult to watch the solid ties between those two disciplines. As you could understood I would like to share some interesting information about this connection: psychological moments in design and design analysis in psychology. For that purpose I reviewed the most enthralling fresh articles regarding the subject.

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10 Psychological Principles to Design With


Web Design and Psychology

This detailed and serious research presents 10 theses to remember and keep in mind when designing. The text is competently underpinned with plenty of references to external sources. The author touches on different aspects, from physiology to sociology, demonstrates psychological theories, leading a reader to one simple conclusion: you should always understand exactly who you are designing for. Continue reading

So, you have decided to make your website more interactive and bring the captivating effects into it. How can you achieve it? A number of effects you are looking for can be set by jQuery, and text effects are not the exception. The typography enhanced with various jQuery plug-ins and techniques gain the dynamics and the desired cool look that is the key point in grabbing the viewer’s attention. If there are fans of simplicity among you, this compilation of jQuery and CSS3 Text Animation Tutorials will not hit a point. But all the rest will find these tips on how to present the texts with blowing, fading out, glittering and other cool effects quite useful.

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Experiments with Background – Clip: Text

 

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Rotating Words with CSS Animations

 


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Let’s imagine that it’s January 2013. New Year celebration is over, all presents are given away, all tasty things are eaten, and it’s time to get back to work. Developers’ routine work can be diversified with IT camps.

Those of you who are involved in WordPress development, and who are simply fans of this cool CMS will be interested to know about must-visit WordCamp events. These informal and community-organized events are hold by WordPress users who want to share their ideas and get acquainted with each other. Today we offer you to check out January and February schedule of WordCamp events. So, what are the Top WordPress Events Not to Miss Out in Winter 2013? when and where will they take place? Learn more from the following post.

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WordCamp Jerusalem 2013

 

Start: February 20, 2013 8:00 am
End: February 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Address:
Saint George 9, Jerusalem, Israel


Image Source: Tower of David and The Dome of the Rock Shrine by Shutterstock

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WordCamp Bologna 2013

 

Start: February 9, 2013 8:00 am
End: February 9, 2013 5:00 pm
Address:
via Sario Bassanelli, 9/11, Bologna, 40129, Italy


Image Source: Bologna, Italy by Shutterstock
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Do you feel it? Yeah, it’s right here – Christmas mood. What can be more wonderful? It’s time to bring this festive tone into your works, and thus spread this mood all around. What about some creative stuff that will help you create the ever nice designs? Here they are – Best Photoshop Christmas Tutorials 2012. Their goal is to help you practice and improve your design skills. Following all the steps of presented here tutorials, you’ll learn how to achieve the best of possible effects, and bring into practice the stunning design works. So, check out this compilation with creative design ideas for this festive season, and create your own effective works.

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How to Create Happy New Year 2013 Holiday Card in Adobe Photoshop CS6

 

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Christmas Snow Photoshop Text Effect

 


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The design works presenting your creative ideas demand good execution and special approach to their layout. Effectiveness is preferable, and can be achieved due to the usage of catchy design elements. Browsing our weekly series of freebies, you can find the stuff you need to decorate your works. You can reach the desired attractiveness of your design with the help of Free Vector Illustration of the week from this post. It features a woman in a blue swimsuit standing on scales measuring her hips and is nicely tailored for sites that deal with health care sphere of business.

Choose among the presented two formats (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions of this free image: 987 x 984, 2056 x 2050, 4113 x 4100. Be sure that the high quality of this vector illustration will remain unchanged while being printed in different formats. All you need in order to get it – to register at Templates.com. This registration is completely free!

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The 12th of December, 2012 was marked by the outstanding event, which would be appreciated by WordPress fans. New TemplateMonster’s invention, aimed to simplify the installation of the sample data content of the WordPress core website templates, saw the world. Welcome WordPress Themes powered by rapid prototyping Cherry Framework and strengthened with Bootstrap!

cherry wordpress themes

cherry wordpress themes Cherry framework was developed by TemplateMonster’s team to embrace the latest in technology. To be sure that your Cherry WordPress theme works correctly, you need to install it on your system. From now each template download package includes Cherry framework copy, that should by installed once to run Cherry-enabled WordPress themes.

Main Features of Cherry WordPress Themes:

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Typography is the way you present text, and kinetic typography is the action and excitement that you bring into it, making it effective. Such presentation can speak louder than words. The animation and graphic effects spiced up with the music can bring life into whatever text message you have, and make it undoubtedly captivating for the viewers. If you’re not a fan of typography yet, you have a chance to become the one after watching the cool videos from this post. They present not only the artistic ways of presenting texts by means of the mentioned above technique, but feature the Kinetic Typography Tutorials that will teach you how to create the stunning masterpieces like these ones. Let them become a great starting point for your future works.

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Kinetic Typography Tutorial

 

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After Effects Tutorial – Kinetic Typography Effects

 


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Since 2000th the need for graphic designers has been constantly growing. With all those IT companies, growing like mushrooms after the heavy rain, the number of design projects has also increased. Successful web design career requires the fundamental knowledge in this sphere, great skills and a bit of inspiration. All this can be acquired with the help of various educational programs. Each program has its own area of concentration, certain job opportunities and certain degrees or certificate that a student gets at the end of process. If you start exploring all the education establishments providing the programs for acquiring creative and technical skills, you can spend too much time without getting the idea about the best ones. Here is the review of the Best US Universities that Offer Web Design Education. Each item goes with the short description, while following the link you can learn more about the particular one.

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American Intercontinental University

 

This program is for those who want to learn the core principles of web designs, and the rules of efficient website designing. Choose the courses from this University to learn how to make the best out of website designing. Here you’ll get (BFA): Specialization in Web Design.

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

 

Lettering, typography, graphic design – all this fundamentals of web design are clearly explained in the online division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Choosing it, you’ll get all the skills you need to have the best job prospects. Among the degrees you can get there is Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media.
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