• Design Inspiration: AP Monogram

    A beautifully simple monogram that has an interesting flow.

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  • 4 essential UX rules taught by eye-tracking research

    Web designers use a lot of tools to make the sites they design the best possible for site visitors; one of the best ways of achieving this is incorporating actual science and research into design to maximize user satisfaction. Eye-tracking research provides designers with a blueprint of sorts to guide them on the priorities with […]

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  • Add Drama To WordPress Posts With Video For Featured Images

    Replacing featured images with videos might sound gimmicky but before you dismiss the idea have a look at the New York Times Snow Fall article. The NYT article proves that in the right template and with the right content, video can substantially enhance the storytelling. In this article, I’ll show you how to replace featured images with […]

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  • World Usability Day 2013 – Healthcare: Collaborating For Better Systems

    World Usability Day 2013 will be celebrated this Thursday 14th November. In this annual event which has been celebrated since 2005, a common theme is selected to be covered by usability enthusiasts from all parts of the world. Topics that have already been discussed during World Usability Day include education, sustainability, transportation and communication. Healthcare […]

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  • Why You Should Start Building Your Email List Right Away

    Ever since the launch of OptinMonster, we have received numerous emails from WordPress beginners asking us why do they need to build an email list? Isn’t email marketing dead? Why pay for an email marketing service, when JetPack plugin or Feedburner has email subscription options. In this article, we will explain why every serious blogger […]

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  • The Fantastic Fashion Illustrations of Nabil Nezzar

    Arbenting Inspiration The Fantastic Fashion Illustrations of Nabil Nezzar The Fantastic Fashion Illustrations of Nabil Nezzar Written by Angie Bowen on Nov 13 2013 Nabil Nezzar began illustrating at a very young age in France before moving to Australia and New Zealand in his early twenties to develop and explore his work. While it’s not […]

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  • Suggest an article topic & you could win the WordPress beginners e-book!

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  • Book Sale!

    As mentioned, I’ve been super busy updating stuff, and have new versions available for Digging Into WordPress, .htaccess made easy, and The Tao of WordPress. To celebrate the updates, I’m having a “Fall Sale” on all books, with combo deals available for bundled books. Here are the deals for the Fall Sale: Digging Into WordPress […]

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  • Checkout field validation tips and tricks

    Our previous post discussed what we did to improve our checkout page. In this post I’ll share with you some of the technical work we did in that process and mostly: the libraries and techniques we used for checkout field validation. We’ve tried several libraries in the process but settled on these as they were […]

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  • Unfinished Business #44

    Last week I was on Unfinished Business again! Andy and I talked about hosting workshops, business names and how to make a good impression via email. My audio is pretty awful, and I’m sorry for that. I tried to be all clever with my headset, but ended up sounding very small and faraway… I’m also […]

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  • Giveaway: 3 Templates from TemplateMonster

    It seems you love contests and giveaways, right? So, it’s time for another giveaway at Student Guide to Web Design! TemplateMonster is giving away 3 premium templates from their store. All you have to do to get a chance to win a WordPress theme or a Joomla template is visit TemplateMonster’s official website and tell us […]

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  • An In-Depth Introduction To Ember.js

    An In-Depth Introduction To Ember.js By Julien Knebel November 7th, 2013 Resources, Techniques, Tools 14 Comments With the release of Ember.js 1.0, it’s just about time to consider giving it a try. This article aims to introduce Ember.js to newcomers who want to learn about this framework. Users often say that the learning curve is […]

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  • Using the Figure and Figcaption Markup Elements in Your HTML5 App

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  • How to Evaluate Prospective Clients and Choose the Best Ones

    Published in Business You want good clients and not bad clients, but how can you tell the difference? If you’ve been a freelance web designer for a while (and especially if you have a strong online presence), this has probably happened to you. Out of the blue, you get an email asking about your web […]

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  • Countries of the World Icon Pack

    Browse Categories The most popular topics on SpyreStudios are: Minimalism, Typography, Tutorials, Inspirational, CSS, jQuery, Usability, UX, Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Resources, Tools. Browse the archives

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  • Best shopify themes for 2013

    With their fourth annual Build-a-Business contest up and running, there’s no better time to take advantage of the best Shopify has to offer. We’ve compiled five gorgeous themes that easily incorporate the ecommerce platform so you can have your business up and running quickly and painlessly. Jitensha No Shopify themes list is complete without Jitensha, […]

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  • The stylish guide to urban cycling

    Future is AOP PPA Digital Publisher of the Year and BMA Media Company of the Year. Creative Bloq is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas: Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment CVG PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music MusicRadar Guitarist […]

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  • Quick Tip: Using the Gradient Tool and Gradient Panel in Illustrator

    By reader request, we take an in-depth look at the gradient features in Adobe Illustrator. Starting with the Gradient panel, then examining the Gradient Tool, you’ll learn how to create and apply gradients to strokes, objects and compound paths. The artwork used in the screencast is “Brown Owl” by GraphicRiver author seamartini

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  • 20 Amazing Designs Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe

    Once upon a Monday dreary, while I pondered design and JQuery, Over many emails and curious volume of clients galore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my office door.`’Tis some designer,’ I muttered, `tapping at my office door -Not only Poe inspired designs but much more’ […]

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