Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Awesome Photoshop Tutorial Websites

Adobe has done a great job in bringing us applications that are amazing for both print, video and web. One of those applications is Photoshop. I have used this program since the first version came out, and it just keeps getting better and better. Here is a great little collection of tutorial websites that will show you just what this baby can do.

Adobe TV
Adobe Design Center
Good Tutorials
Photoshop Tutorials
Graphic Reporter


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Interesting Sites of the Week

Here is a little collection of interesting websites that I have come across in my journeys this week:

TweetParty - tweetparty lets you organize your twitter friends into parties and send direct messages to them.

EveryCall - A free service which allows you to track down telemarketers and find out who's behind that strange number.

Diddit - This service lets you create a "to-do list for your life". You can build a list of things that you've always wanted to do and share experiences you've had.

GrooveShark - This website combines social networking, personal playlists and a library with thousands of songs for the ultimate music experience.

UrgeMe - This is a new service still in beta, that takes your e-mail address, something you want to remember, and the date you want to be reminded, and will ping you by e-mail until you've completed the task.


Monday, February 23, 2009

More Cool Resources for Web Designers

These are a couple of cool websites that have helped me in my web design projects. I am constantly looking around for good resources to make my creative life easier.

CSS Layouts - Great collection of CSS layouts. The layouts are designed to work in all browsers and use pure CSS without tables.

Color Pallette Generator - A clickable pallette generator, which makes a website color pallette based on the primary colors of the image you supply.

Website Launch Checklist
- A nice list of items that should be checked against before any website is launched.

PDF Magazines - Free resource of hundreds of PDF magazines on a number of topics, including design.

1001 Free Fonts - Awesome website for all things font related.


Friday, January 30, 2009

Online Resources for Web Designers

Here are a couple of online resources for all you web designers out there. These are all free to use and have become quite useful in my day to day weaving ;)

Adobe Connect - Adobe ConnectNow is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work together — all online. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution that is easy to access and simple to use. Best of all it's totally free!

Taggify - Taggify is a web widget which allows bloggers and publishers enhance their sites by adding visual tags to any site's images.

PDFescape - PDFescape is your free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer.

Blue Vertigo - Huge design resource that includes stock images, fonts, textures, icons, etc.

CSS Mania - Tons of links, references and educational content on CSS.

Typetester - The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier.

Web Developer/Design Project Estimator - The Web Development Project Estimator is a simple tool that allows web designers and site developers to quickly and thoroughly estimate the time and materials required for a proposed web project.

Preloaders - An awesome collection of preloaders for all your development projects.