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[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276fc”]35 Examples of Well Integrated Social Media Links in Web Design[/typography]

Implementing social media links into a website can be very important in helping you get a more professional look. In many cases this can make a huge difference when looking at how many actually follow your different profiles, again reflecting on how much your work gets shared and your traffic. If it fits in really well with the rest of the design, it can underline the professional look of your work and be quite a piece of art to have a look at.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276fc”]How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator[/typography]

Today we’re going to show you a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create a glamorous portrait using a stock reference. The final result will be 100% vector; therefore will retain its scalable properties. This walk through is ideal for those an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Illustrator. Illustrator CS5 was used for the tutorial although you can do the majority of the elements in the majority of vector programs. A Wacom Bamboo A5 tablet was also used, however you can achieve the same results with a mouse.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276fc”]Examples of Effective Minimalism in Logo Design[/typography]

When trying to create something visually impressive, it’s tempting to use lots of eye candy or overloaded detail. However, sometimes the simplest solution is the best one. This is especially true when it comes to logo design. It can be a much bolder statement to go minimal and doing so often requires more creativity. Here’s a collection of logo designs where this is demonstrated.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276FC”]60+ Mind Blowing Examples of Photo Manipulations Art[/typography]

Photo manipulation can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. Infect, we, designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything around, and this collection can fulfills your design inspiration related needs as we can promise you that when you start browsing them further in details it will surely refresh your memory.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276FC”]Five Social Media Mistakes That Suck[/typography]

Along with all the excitement over the potential power of social media, a handful of common bad strategies and decisions have begun to pop up.

These aren’t just small issues, either. Several of them are serious enough to critically damage your overall social media efforts, and could even stop your program dead in its tracks. I’ve seen several of these terrible mistakes appear repeatedly across companies of all sizes.

Shining a light on these common social media missteps will help you (or your clients) avoid the same mistakes.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276FC”]Advanced commenting systems for WordPress[/typography]

WordPress has a perfectly adequate commenting system built-in. But it can quickly grow unwieldy and commenting can take up a lot of system resources if you run a high-volume site.

That’s why alternative commenting systems such as Disqus (recently integrated on WDD) and Intense Debate have been developed.

They handle your comments for you, making it easier to moderate and manage comments, and to view analytics related to blog comments.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276FC”]38 Watercolor Photoshop Brush Sets (950 Brushes)[/typography]

Watercolor effect is one of the most popular design styles in both web and graphic design. Using various combinations of pastel and neutral colors, this subtle technique gives designers the ability to give a natural, fresh and spring-like feel to their designs.

 

[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#3276FC”]Fantastic Caricatures of Popular Sports Icons You Should See[/typography]

To some, sports is just a game. To others, it is a matter of life and death.  And yet still, to a few, it is an intricate form of art. And we are not exaggerating.

Sports has become an important aspect of everyday life. It has inspired and moved countless of people, so would it be a wonder if artists the world over render their favorite athletes through countless forms of art? In truth, we are so awed by both said artists and athletes that we have decided to collect caricatures of popular sports icons.