Web Design, Development

“Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis” is how Underconsideration’s Quipsologies is describing what they’re doing. Recent entries sure to inspire more great designs include products like a crumplable and waterproof maps, magazine title and logo designs,

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Open Source & APIsSoftwareWeb Design, Development

Flash and ActionScript 3.0 user interface components can take lots of time to create, so why not use some ready-made, open source starter components, like the ones on ? The components on this site are lightweight, but extremely small and easy to use. In fact, the site is created purely

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Productivity Tools

Have a most vexing design problem and are running out of ideas and time? Put your brain into learning mode and run through a myriad of creativity and innovation techniques described at myoted.com. Look at dozens of techniques like reverse brainstorming (love this one!), using crazy ideas without censoring yourself,

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Keywords

Another useful tool for finding keywords from questions is at Wordtracker. Wordtracker upped the research data they include from three months to a year, which makes this tool useful for discovering trends as well. You get data of what questions people type into search engines related to a specific topic.

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Keywords

If you’re continuously looking for ways to find keywords or topics for your posts, take a look at what kind of questions people are asking on the web. A tool that may be very useful in discovering new keywords is Yahoo Answers. Click on the ‘categories’ tab and then select

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ColorWeb Design, Development

One of the quickest way to come up with the right colors is to use ColorPicker. Simple, but with all the necessary features, it has hex input, a color slider and the ability to save colors to a palette. You can also choose from generated palettes with complementary, triade, tetrade

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colorzilla
ColorWeb Design, Development

Useful for all kinds of color tasks that may otherwise require several programs, Colorzilla puts a lot of tools useful for web designers into a simple to use extension for Firefox. Get color readings that you can then adjust and paste into other programs, measure distance between two points on

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