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20 Best Web Design Articles of November 2012

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December 3rd, 2012   |   Inspiration, Web and Trends

That’s the second article on DesignWebKit that features the most popular web design posts of the month. 30 days ago we presented to you a collection of 20 Best Web Design Articles of October 2012 and now the informative portion #2 is at your services.

Take a look at the best web design articles of November 2012

We guess that both a professional web designer and a common web design fan really do need this stuff. It won’t take much time to look through 20 posts, but it will make you more versed in the topic. Moreover, if you’re looking for a new idea for your next article here you’ll get 20 subjects that people are really interested in at the moment. So come on, lets view the most interesting web design stuff together!

1. 10 Best Kept Secrets to Become More Creative by Boosting Your Brainpower

“Hey James, this week I am working on the most exciting project ever – I am designing a new website for one of the most popular radio stations. That was the last time I heard anything from my friend.”

10 Best Kept Secrets to Become More Creative by Boosting Your Brainpower

2. 50 Websites with Fantastic Color Schemes

“A great color scheme can make or break a website. It’s got to be good looking, fitting, and appeal to the site’s users. At the same time it must not be distracting, or impede the users ability to view the page.”

50 Websites with Fantastic Color Schemes

3. 20 Great Tools, Products and Inspiration for Unique Web and Design Layouts

“There are some great ways implement consistency while still being original though. Evolving new layouts is part of the evolution of the web, and we may also be able to create better usability with a bit of experimentation. In this article, we’ve collected 20 tools, techniques, and inspirations for coming up with unique design layouts.”

20 Great Tools, Products and Inspiration for Unique Web and Design Layouts

4. 21 Inspiring Examples of White Space in Web Design

“White space is the blank space, the empty space, between elements. It’s the space we leave between elements to give a layout an elegant look, a clean look. Lately we can see that more and more designers are realizing the importance of creating clean designs, designs that are user friendly and that take advantage of white space.”

21 Inspiring Examples of White Space in Web Design

5. The Difference Between Good and Bad Job Requirements

“In Web design, as one of the seemingly few markets that is actually growing, job opening postings are common. They’re not all equally convincing, though. In fact, most of them are unpleasant, uninviting and sometimes bordering on hostile. Some, however, are great…”

The Difference Between Good and Bad Job Requirements

6. 30 Websites to Download Free Vector Images

“Among the many different type of problems that a web or graphic designer face is the lack of free vector images, one just cannot get enough of a good source that supplies high quality vector images and for free as well. ”

30 Websites to Download Free Vector Images

7. The Takeover of the Mobile Web (Ingographic)

“It’s been predicted that mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet usage by 2015. This infographic looks at exactly how those figures are shaping up and evaluates whether or not the desktop computer is on its last legs.”

The Takeover of the Mobile Web (Ingographic)

8. Pixel-based Websites: Resouces, Tutorials and Examples

“In this article I’ve collected a mega-compilation of everything you’ll need for pixel-based website design. There are dozens of healthy tutorials for beginners and experts alike. I’ve also included some handy tools and resources which you can play around with to explore the topic further. If you’re at all interested in video game graphics or isometric pixel artwork then you will love this collection.”

Pixel-based Websites: Resouces, Tutorials and Examples

9. 80 Awesome jQuery Slider Plugins

“A jQuery slider or jQuery carousel plugin is a very useful way to feature important content. By using jQuery slider plugins, we can create amazing slider effects with fancy animations of content elements like text and images. jQuery takes care of the difficult aspects like browser support and typically when using jQuery plugins it can be done with very little coding.”

80 Awesome jQuery Slider Plugins

10. 50 Negative Space Logo Design Ideas

“Generally people love these Negative Space Logo Designs, so we are presenting a collection of some of the most creatively made such logo designs. ”

50 Negative Space Logo Design Ideas

11. 28 Amazing Parallax Scrolling Sites

“In playing with navigation and incorporating that into new technologies, we’ve come across an effect widely used today. This effect is called parallax scrolling.”

28 Amazing Parallax Scrolling Sites

12. 7 Ways Designers Can Get Their Foot in the Door

“Whether you’re a graphic design student or a young professional, getting your foot in the door is not as simple as it sounds. Taking the first step requires initiative, patience and some wisdom too.”

7 Ways Designers Can Get Their Foot in the Door

13. How to Create Retina Graphics for Your Web Designs

“The more products Apple releases, the more widespread Retina displays become. So far we have Retina capable iPhones, iPods, iPads and MacBooks of various sizes, which together make up a pretty substantial audience. Let’s take a look at how you can create special retina graphics for your website so your design looks crisp, sharp and clear on those powerful screens.”

How to Create Retina Graphics for Your Web Designs

14. Professional Web Design Techniques for Minimalist Layouts

“Building your own custom portfolio website can be tough. Freelancers are often stuck looking for work and trying to land projects without prior experience to showcase. But if you can put together even a simple gallery of practice works, your potential clients will be a lot more impressed.”

Professional Web Design Techniques for Minimalist Layouts

15. Tips and Exercises to Master Spray Paint

“Lots of people ask me how could I achieve such interesting results using a media as spray paint. Well, it takes time and dedication, but after three years of hard work, I could come from this crap…”

Tips and Exercises to Master Spray Paint

16. 30 Awesome Designs of Pirate Logo

“Here are the 30 Awesome Designs of Pirate Logo for your inspiration. The images on logos that you will see in this collection mostly includes skull, crossbones, a face with half mask and a pirate ship. Have a look at these designs to give you a great deal of creative ideas on your next logo design projects.”

28 Amazing Parallax Scrolling Sites

17. The Anatomy of a Web Designer [Infographic]

“The people at UK web hosting company Heart Internet wanted to find out what web designers think of their jobs, their perspectives and the industry as a whole. As 5oo designers had their say, the results may well be seen as at least not totally out of range. Still they are not representative for the industry as a whole. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the key findings”

The Anatomy of a Web Designer [Infographic]

18. 10 Inspiring Coming Soon Pages

“Coming Soon pages are a great way to get the word out about upcoming projects and persuade visitors to sign up for updates (and hopefully for future conversions). First impression means a lot, that’s why the Coming Soon page should be super slick (obviously, and urge visitors to subscribe right away. Keep in mind that you only have a few seconds to do that!”

10 Inspiring Coming Soon Pages

19. The Importance of a Logo

“A logo is a symbol or emblem used by commercial enterprises, institutions, and organizations to promote public recognition. In simpler terms, a logo can be defined as the face or brand of a business. Because a logo carries so much significance, the task of designing one becomes that much more important.”

The Importance of a Logos

20. Infographic: Web Designer/Developer Salaries Around the World

“Fortunately, the collaboration between the people from Staff.com and Infoactive created this amazing interactive infographic detailing the average salaries of web developers and designers from 18 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada and other countries in Europe and Asia. The infographic features an interactive user interface and shows the distribution of income for graphic designers, senior graphic designers, web developers, software developers and senior web developers.”

Infographic: Web Designer/Developer Salaries Around the World

About the author
Ann Davlin

Ann Davlin is an inspired blogger and web surfer. She will be always glad to chat with you on Twitter and Google+. Cheers!

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