Vector pack: 20 vector snowflakes

November 18th, 2008 - Design, Vector Packs - 3 Comments

Well it’s that time of the year again. We haven’t seen any real snowflakes yet but we hope to see some of them soon. By then, here are some vector ones. 20 vector snowflakes in .eps format for any use. There aren’t any license issues involved so you can use them as you like. There you are. Have fun!

Visual design for the web: great articles

November 15th, 2008 - Design, Usability - 1 Comments

As a web designer, i am always trying to find resources related to information design, usability issues, navigation techniques that will help me make things better on my next project. Don’t get me wrong, i am always trying to learn from my own mistakes but there’s always someone out there with a great article that is going to help me improve myself. Lately, i’ve been searching for some good new books about stuff like that but before buying some, i searched around the web for some articles. And some great ones are out there. Here’s a list of 9 articles recently found.

The articles:

Communicate Quick: First Impressions Through Visual Web Design
Information Architecture Tutorial Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
5 Sickening Habits of Mainstream Websites
7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit
Is your website ready for the 5-seconds-attention-span challenge?
Who’s Your Audience, Kenneth: The Value Of Personas
Designing navigation
Common Visual Design Misconceptions
Designing with data

If you know of any other interesting articles on issues like these, just share with us! Happy reading.

piroBox 1.0 – another Lightbox clone (jQuery plugin)

November 13th, 2008 - Frontend, jQuery - 2 Comments

Here’s another Lightbox clone for those using jQuery. piroBox seems to be very fast and compatible with all the major modern browsers. A little but nice set of options lets us specify various paramaters for our image gallery (borders, single or set of images, fade speed etc.).

You can download piroBox 1.0 (3kb packed) from its official website.

15 Free High Resolution Icons

November 13th, 2008 - Design, Icon Sets - No Comments

Snap2Objects.com released this fine icons set which consists of 15 high resolution icons in various sizes and formats. From .ico and .png files to a layered PSD file with sizes from 512px down to 16px.

The icons set is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License and can be downloaded from its official website.

The Illustrator Toolbar for Tutorial Authors

November 12th, 2008 - Design, Icon Sets - 2 Comments

You did see that coming, didn’t you? Well, as i am prepairing a series of tutorials for both Photoshop and Illustrator i thought that the Illustrator Toolbar would be as helpful as the Photoshop one. Here it is then, sliced in small (25px x 25px) PNG files ready to use in your tutorials.

Download the Illustrator Toolbar right here