JPEG, GIF or PNG? Which File Format Should You Use When Saving Images

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When saving images for web, it's crucial to know which file format to use - JPEG, GIF or PNG? Using the wrong format makes images blurry, increases file size and page loading time, which not only affects user experience but is bad for SEO as well. This handy infographic by WhoIsHostingThis.com acts as an excellent reference guide when it comes to selecting the right format … [Read more...]

50 Funny Comics And Images That Web Designers And Developers Will Relate To

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Few weeks back, we shared 27 funny posters and charts that graphic designers will relate to. The post was a huge hit with over 1 million views and 100,000 likes so far. Most of our readers wanted us to do a web designer/developer version of the same. Which is why today's post for our web-savvy friends is almost double the size of the previous one. Check out these 50 funny … [Read more...]

34 CSS Puns That’ll Make You Laugh, Even If You Aren’t A Web Designer

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language that defines how the content on a web page is to be displayed with colors, borders, fonts, backgrounds etc. Inspired by this Reddit thread, today's post showcases 34 CSS puns that'll put a smile on every web designer's face. The interesting bit is that even if you have no clue about the technicalities, you'll still … [Read more...]

How A Web Design Goes Straight To Hell

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Old but gold. A few years back, renowned cartoonist Matthew Inman (a.k.a. founder of The Oatmeal) came up with this epic comic strip that shows how idiotic clients drive web designers nuts with horrible feedback that makes their website look like crap. The sequence of events is hilariously depicted with footnotes from the author's actual experiences. Check it out below if you … [Read more...]

27 Funny Posters And Charts That Graphic Designers Will Relate To

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We at DS come across a lot of memes, comics and artworks that offer a hilarious look into the life and mind of a graphic designer. So we thought, why not collate a few good ones into one cool post? Who knows, it might even drive some sense into an unreasonable client and make him/her change his/her attitude? Wishful thinking, we guess. Enough talk, check them out below. … [Read more...]

Blast From The Past: Web Design Trends You’ll Never Forget

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Remember what websites looked like in the '90s? If you're thinking Comic Sans, Scrolling Marquees, Hit Counters, and Animated GIFs, you're on the right track. Thankfully a lot has changed since then, but there are some design elements that have lingered through the years, whether they've inspired new trends or trends that are hot on the comeback trail. Think the dancing baby … [Read more...]

This Is Possibly The Most Visually Creative Email Marketing Campaign Ever

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If you thought email marketing is dead and boring, think again. South American home store chain Sodimac wanted to send an email to their customers showcasing products available at their store. But there was a problem, most email providers (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.) block received images by default, turning product pictures into blank HTML divisions until you click on … [Read more...]

Free Download: 110 Flat Icons For Personal or Commercial Use

Free Download: 110 Flat Icons For Personal or Commercial Use

Add a touch of elegance to your next web project with these 110 free, flat icons that'll make your designs look professional, classy and cohesive. There are two sets - one with icons inside round buttons and the other without. PNG and original Photoshop PSD files are included in the ZIP package. … [Read more...]

Designer’s Guide To What Clients Really Mean When Providing Feedback

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Designers, we salute you. No one takes more client crap than you (except coders). Everyday in office is an anger management exercise for you. Everyone knows Photoshop is just as easy as MS Word and all it takes is 2 clicks to create the next Mona Lisa. Not everyone can become a writer but everyone has an inborn desire to design, specially the clients. In times like these, we at … [Read more...]

Learn How To Code And Watch Your Instructor Undress As You Progress

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Here's a WTF concept that no one probably thought of until now. CodeBabes offers video tutorials in HTML, CSS, PHP, etc., but with a twist. Watch the lesson, pass the quiz and your instructor will lose one piece of clothing. That's right, the more code you learn, the less clothes they wear. Check out this promo video featuring CodeBabe Cami Li explaining the concept. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Fonts For Your Next Project

Top 10 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Fonts For Your Next Project

Typography is an art. Done the right way, it can breathe life into even the most mundane of designs. These 10 commandments lay down the key principles of good typography and act as a definitive guide to help you shortlist the right fonts for your next design project. A must view for everyone in the business. Thanks to Evan Brown at DesignMantic for this brilliant infographic. … [Read more...]

50 Free, Flat And Gorgeous Icon Sets For The Modern Designer

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Web and user interface design trends have changed. Flat is in, skeuomorphism is out. Long shadows are in, bevels are out. We at DigitalSynopsis.com want to make life simpler for you creative folk. Here are 50 awesome modern icon sets for your next web project and guess what, they're all FREE! … [Read more...]