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20 Best Web Design Articles of October 2012

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November 2nd, 2012   |   Web and Trends

Several weeks ago I subscribed to 3 blogs (I wouldn’t like to name them now, but believe me they are cool). They publish articles daily, each of which is very interesting and useful for me. And for several days I was more than pleased with regular news in my inbox. But as the time goes it becomes rather hard to find time for reading and I have to leave these unread emails for future reference. That’s why I understand those of you who want to stay up to date with the latest web design news but have no enough time for it.

Take a look at the best web design and development articles of 2012

There are a lot of good web design and development blogs that present interesting materials every day. Unfortunately you can’t read all this stuff, because it will take too much time. So I decided to look through some influential web design blogs and choose their most popular articles of October 2012. Thus you can stay abreast of key web design news. Would you like to see things that other people appreciated last month? Ok, here they are!

1. Useful Fireworks Techniques And Features For Large Design Teams

“While Fireworks can be a useful and powerful tool for any screen designer, several aspects of it make it really shine in an enterprise environment when used by both small and large design teams.”

Useful Fireworks Techniques And Features For Large Design Teams

2. 5 Web Design Colours that Encourage Visitors to Click that Subscribe Button

“To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.-Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer”

5 Web Design Colours that Encourage Visitors to Click that Subscribe Button

3. 99 Classic 80′s Movie Poster Designs

“I absolutely love movies and I’d say that most of my favourite motion pictures all stem from from one particular decade – the 1980′s.Here is a huge collection of some classic movies and their poster designs and I’m sure there are quite a few movies that bring back memories for you.”

99 Classic 80′s Movie Poster Designs

4. Why Don’t People Want To Pay For Good Design?

“If you’ve ever come across a client (or 20) who refuses to pay you what you know you’re worth, you might start to think that there’s no one out there who knows the value of good design. And you’re definitely not alone – so many designers compete on price that those who want to compete on quality often feel left out.”

Why Don’t People Want To Pay For Good Design?

5. Pandora UI for iOS – User Interface Pack

“Naturally, we made a pack called Pandora UI with default and custom elements to help designers and iOS developers beautifully realize their applications. Pandora UI focuses on iPhone (+iPhone 5) and iPad (+the new iPad, iPad mini) and supports Retina display.”

Pandora UI for iOS – User Interface Pack

6. 350 Best Photoshop Tutorials

“Photoshop is what makes virtual world alive. Its not less than a blessing for designers. Internet is full of Photoshop Tutorials and you will find tutorial on each tool.”

350 Best Photoshop Tutorials

7. Viewport Meta Tag For Non-Responsive Design

“I’m sure you all are using viewport meta tag for responsive design, but did you know that the viewport tag can also be very useful for non-responsive design? ”

Viewport Meta Tag For Non-Responsive Design

8. 5 Elements of a Persuasive Web Design Estimate

“So you took the time to send a web design estimate but didn’t get the project.
They said they just didn’t have the budget for it. You know they liked your work, or else they wouldn’t have contacted you for an estimate in the first place. But is it really just the price that they didn’t like?”

5 Elements of a Persuasive Web Design Estimate

9. Web Designer’s Arsenal: a Collection of Free Useful Websites

“A designers are always lacking materials to create a design. Even if time is running out, it’s better to exceed the deadline than do the bad job.”

Web Designer’s Arsenal: a Collection of Free Useful Websites

10. 8 Code Snippets for New Website Projects

“In this article I’d like to share 8 bits of code which any web developer can use. These code blocks include typical HTML5 and some more intermediate-level CSS3 solutions for various website layouts. You could store these snippets in a txt file or in development software like Coda or Adobe Dreamweaver. But either way these blocks of code should prove useful in nearly any development project.”

8 Code Snippets for New Website Projects

11. Best Practices for Increasing Website Performance

“It’s a no-brainer: well performing websites enjoy higher visitor engagement, retention and conversion. Given how fickle users can be, plus the fact that mobile devices are very significant these days, never before has the speed of websites been so important! In this article I’m going to highlight ways in which you can improve the performance of your own sites ”

Best Practices for Increasing Website Performance

12. 10 Cool Google Tricks To Try When You’re Bored

“Bored, eh? I’ve got the cure for what ails ya’. Open a new tab and start a Googlin’.”

10 Cool Google Tricks To Try When You’re Bored

13. 60 Fresh and Excellent Free Fonts for Your Next Design

“Fonts can either make or destroy your design. So it is very important for a designer to choose and use the best font as it can either add more beauty to your work or can make your entire effort look unattractive to the viewer.”

60 Fresh and Excellent Free Fonts for Your Next Design

14. Create Stunning Infographic With These Great Tips And Tutorials

“In Today’s post, you will learn how to create stunning infographic with these very useful tutorials and articles. They will arm you with all the latest techniques and information to help you achieve your infographic design creation. ”

Create Stunning Infographic With These Great Tips And Tutorials

15. Brands from a parallel Comic-Sans Dimension

“What if we lived in a world where the only available typeface was Comic-Sans? That’s the idea, or at least must have been what the Russian Belgorod-based designer Oleg Tarasov was thinking when he decided to re-design some of the most well know brands of our time using the usually frowned upon Comic-Sans type. ”

Brands from a parallel Comic-Sans Dimension

16. 5 Friends Every Freelancer Needs

“Freelancing is lonely work – quite honestly you wouldn’t have gotten into it if you just loved staff meetings and co-workers dropping by your cube unannounced. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a lone wolf. Even freelancers need some friends now and then.”

5 Friends Every Freelancer Needs

17. 5 Pricing Tips to Earn More on Client Projects

“Sometimes clients aren’t satisfied with the results, but often — and this is the crazy part — they’re happy with the results, even if they could’ve received better work at a much lower price from you.”

5 Pricing Tips to Earn More on Client Projects

18. 50 Beautiful Blog Designs From All Over The World

“Blogs are a very convenient way of offering fresh information due to the fact that they are extremely flexible and updating the content is fairly easy. Besides content, which is and always has been king, blogs need to attract their readers through looks. ”

50 Beautiful Blog Designs From All Over The World

19. 30 Modern Examples of Vintage Style Graphic Design

“This post rounds up some of the most inspiring examples of modern branding, packaging and print projects with a vintage style. ”

30 Modern Examples of Vintage Style Graphic Design

20. Grphic Designer: Know the Benefits of Sketching

“When was the last time you held a pencil and paper? Can you still recall? Well, technology has certainly ruled the world even in designing.”

Graphic Designer: Know the Benefits of Sketching

About the author
Ann Davlin

Ann Davlin is an inspired blogger who works at MotoCMS - a company that brought you an advanced website builder. That's who she is by day. But as the night falls she turns into a superhero web surfer restlessly browsing through thousands of funny cat pics and videos. If you want to discuss either of that feel free to connect with her on Twitter and Google+. Cheers!

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