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Best Design Resources of August 2008

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As you may already be accustomed to we’ve picked the best design finds of August 2008. The topics included are : HTML, CSS, Photography , Typography and General Design.

For more cool resources you might also want to check out our previous issues of the “Best Design Resources” :

General Design

Ultimate resources for grunge design a massive collection

This post covers where you can find grunge resources such as brushes, textures, tutorials, wordpress themes, fonts and interesting reading articles.

Ultimate resources for grunge design a massive collection

Random Text Generator for Wesite Layouts

Tired of using Lorem Ipsum for dummy text in your latest masterpiece?

Random Text Generator for Wesite Layouts

34 Places to Get Design Inspiration – Online and Off

Everyone who hasn’t encountered designer’s block, raise your hand. Just as I thought. Well then, chances are you could use some places to get inspiration for those days when the pixels aren’t aligned and your mouse finger isn’t clicking like it should. We’ve compiled a list, online and off to serve up everything from logos to icons to art to fashion to just inventive ideas to get your mind ticking.

34 Places to Get Design Inspiration - Online and Off

How to Draw Your Own Vector Wings

Tutorial on how to create vectorial wings for your designs.

How to Draw Your Own Vector Wings

30 Impressive Colour Spectrum and Rainbow Wallpapers

If your desktop wallpaper is looking a bit dull, perhaps it’s time to add a little spice, make it something more cheerful. Here’s some really Impressive Colour Spectrum and Rainbow Wallpapers we’ve found. We find it not only inspires, also brighten up the desktop. Full list after jump.

30 Impressive Colour Spectrum and Rainbow Wallpapers

20 Famous Logo Designs

If there is one thing that we can learn from famous logos like Nike’s “Swoosh” or FedEx logo, it is that the logo does not have to be complicated to be effective.

20 Famous Logo Designs

10 Futuristic User Interfaces

A comprehensive look at good interface designs.

10 Futuristic User Interfaces

20 Stunningly Colorful Commercial Designers

Often when we think of commercial design work, we imagine 3 color logos and simple illustrations… but not all commercial work is so plain. Here are 20 commercial designers who create stunningly colorful work.

20 Stunningly Colorful Commercial Designers

14 of the Most Useful Web Design Blogs

Here are some of the most useful web design blogs out there.

14 of the Most Useful Web Design Blogs

11 Sites to download Free Vector Logos

Here are the list of 11 websites where you can download vectorized logos of different brands for free.

11 Sites to download Free Vector Logos

Create a Textured Journal Icon

Tutorial on how to create a vectorial, realistic journal icon / graphic.

Create a Textured Journal Icon

30 Free High Quality WordPress Themes

30 professional-looking, free and new WordPress themes

30 Free High Quality WordPress Themes

Milky Part 8 | Free Icons

This icon set of Milky is designed in EPS 8 vector format, including 48×48 and 64×64 PNG image and SVG files.

Milky Part 8 | Free Icons

50+ High-impact Illustrated Vector Posters

This collection of 50+ high-impact illustrated vector poster designs created by talented illustrators and designers from across the globe are perfect examples, ranging from intricate and detailed patterns to bright and colourful shapes.

50+ High-impact Illustrated Vector Posters

Most Desired WordPress Hacks: 11 Common Requests and Fixes

WordPress Theme hacks, ideas, tips and useful tutorials you need to have ready in hand when developing WordPress websites.

Most Desired WordPress Hacks: 11 Common Requests and Fixes

How to use WordPress as a Truly Customized CMS

All you need to know to use Worpdress to its maximal potential.

How to use WordPress as a Truly Customized CMS

30 Tutorials That Will Teach You Fireworks

A collection of 30 Firefox tutorials both for beginners and advanced users.

30 Tutorials That Will Teach You Fireworks

Cloning in Gimp – advanced photo manipulation

Really cool photo manipulation techniques in GIMP

Cloning in Gimp - advanced photo manipulation

Design Trendz

Concepts and trends from Dezinerfolio

Design Trends

Web Design Resources List

Resources every good web designer needs

Web Design Resources List

HTML

Attach Icons to Links Automatically

Let your readers know before they click a link and it opens up some large application like Acrobat, Word, Excel, or Quicktime.

Attach Icons to Links Automatically

HTML/XHTML Character Entities

CSS entity for every character.

HTML/XHTML Character Entities

Top 10 Javascript slideshows, carousels and sliders

Selection of 10 cross-platform, absolutely stunning slideshows, carousels and sliders, based on Mootools, JQuery, Yahoo! User Interface, and Script.aculo.us.

Top 10 Javascript slideshows, carousels and sliders

CSS

9 Top CSS Essential Skills That Every Web designer Should Learn

This post is dedicated to elementary & intermediate CSS learners

9 Top CSS Essential Skills That Every Web designer Should Learn

Top 10 CSS Table Designs

This article will show you ten most easily implemented CSS table designs so you can style your tables in a zap!

Top 10 CSS Table Designs

Form Elements: 40+ CSS/JS Styling and Functionality Techniques

More than 40 tutorials and demos to showcase the capabilities and robustness of CSS and Javascript regarding forms development.

Form Elements: 40+ CSS/JS Styling and Functionality Techniques

90+ Free CSS Layouts

90+ free CSS layouts that might be handy for creating websites faster.

90+ Free CSS Layouts

Typography

10 Great Free Fonts You Might Have Missed

A list of 10 cool fonts.

10 Great Free Fonts You Might Have Missed

Advanced Typography techniques using CSS

This article is an example of what you can do by combining and tweaking type using css.

Advanced Typography techniques using CSS

30 inspiring Flickr groups on typography

Inspiring typographical Flickr collections, for designers and type nuts. The following groups contain more than 50,000 images showcasing typography.

30 inspiring Flickr groups on typography

Stunning illustrated typography on dark backgrounds

Great examples of typography on dark backgrounds

Stunning illustrated typography on dark backgrounds

30 New (Free) Grunge Fonts

Collection of 30 free grunge fonts

30 New (Free) Grunge Fonts

Photography

25 Great Photography Tutorials and Links From Around the Web

Collection of cool phtography-related links.

25 Great Photography Tutorials and Links From Around the Web

45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

Superb long-exposure (motion blur effect) photos.

45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

Images That Changed The World

A collection of mostly old-photos that had a profound impact of the world. Caution : some people may find some of these photos offending.

Images That Changed The World

42 Essential Flickr Abandonments Groups Dedicated to Abandoned Places, Properties and Buildings

Really nice photos of abandoned places / buildings.

42 Essential Flickr Abandonments Groups Dedicated to Abandoned Places, Properties and Buildings

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  1. I always look forward to seeing a round of the best resources each month as I like to try them out and use them for my projects. I’ve found that this site is full of great design and graphic resources which are handy for me to get new ideas and try out new things which I never thought I could do.

    Thanks again. Keep it up.

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