Web Designer Resources


Apple has always had a strong presence in the graphic design industry, especially amongst web designers. If you are web designer and looking for some of the best quality resources (open source and paid-for) there are plenty of great sites out there.

However, finding and bookmarking more than a handful of sites can be somewhat tedious. I find its best to use sites that already trawl a batch of sites for the latest resources. One such site is designnewz which has this to say about itself:

Design-Newz is a site that features articles, resources and tutorials written by designers and developers just like you! We hope you’ll find this site useful – all articles featured on this site have been hand-picked by us to ensure the highest quality and usefulness! Simply click on a link to visit the source article or browse this site by tags. We try our best to update the site daily with at least 10 new articles!”

It looks pretty cool too, which always a good thing with design-orientated sites! Other sites worth checking out from the web designers perspective are:

Another way to obtain excellent design resources such as actual files (icons, templates, psds etc) is to sign up for a subscription to the like of WEGRAPHICS. For a small monthly subscription (in this case $7 each month, or $49 per year or $69 one-off payment). This has to be one of the best value subscriptions going! For your money you get access to all their current and future resources. Why not check them out now by clicking on the graphic below:

Premium resources for designers

So, that’s all folks, for now. I will highlight some excellent design resources for graphic artists in a future post.

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First Challenge Win on RedBubble!


Bliss by newbeltane was voted the winner of this great sunny challenge!! We had some amazing entries in this one… I am now warmed up 🙂

This is my first challenge win on RB so I am feelign somewhat chuffed!

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Two works featured on RedBubble!


Just recently, I have had two of my images featured on RedBubble. In the Technical Photography Group my image ‘Old Boat’ was featured.

My image ‘Rose by any other name… in sepia’ was featured in the ‘Photgrapher’s Craft’ Group.

If you would like to, you can purchase these images on cards, prints or posters from my gallery at RedBubble.

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My new Bubblesite is now live!


Gallery of the Soul’s EnlightenmentJust as beautiful from behind...

Thesaurus: enlightenment [noun]: The condition of being informed spiritually.

The world is full of wonder, full of amazing things and yet somehow we manage to miss most of what it has to offer us, perhaps because we fail to look after our spirit or soul.

This gallery is meant to be an aid to enlightenment. Hopefully you will leave this place more informed spiritually than when you arrived.

You can buy prints, cards and tees featuring my artwork.

Steven

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Lineform revealed as the special bonus app!


Those of us who managed to get in early (first 1000 on the latest MacHeist promo) now know what our special bonus application is, and as several predicted, Lineform from Freeverse is it!

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Lineform is a completely new drawing program. Winner of a 2006 Apple Design Award, it is the ideal tool for vector based diagrams and illustrations. Powerful features combine with a simple interface to create an intuitive artistic process.

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Lineform

Easy and affordable vector drawing for your Mac!

Note: Users with version 1.3.1 or lower, please download version 1.5 for free from the Freeserve site.

Fast, lean and Universal, Lineform offers powerful features in an uncluttered interface that’s designed to help you get work done!

Winner of an Apple Design Award, Lineform is the ideal Mac app for vector art, diagrams and illustrations. Useful features combine with a simple interface to create a wonderfully intuitive artistic process. Lineform has all of the most popular tools, including everything from freeform gradients to compositing effects, enabling you to create the designs you want without getting in your way with superfluous “features” you don’t need.

Lineform is the clear modern Mac alternative to Illustrator, FreeHand, and other more costly or bloated vector drawing apps. If you are ready to put it to the test, download the 30-day trial fromn the Freeserve site.

* Universal OS X native app

* Core Image support provides real-time, nondestructive filters

* Launches in under a second

* Powerful Bezier editing tools

* Boolean operations

* Expert typesetting

* Artistic strokes

* SVG for full document import/export

* and much more…

Logos, Posters, T-Shirt Designs, Fine Art, and Web graphics are just some of the nearly infinite uses of Lineform.

Lineform. Because serious tools shouldn’t put a serious strain on your credit rating!

MSc Digital Media at University of Portsmouth


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MSc Digital Media

Mode of study: Full time or Part time
Duration: 1 or 3 YEAR
Entry Requirements: A 2:1 honours degree in a computing or information technology subject, or an arts subject that contains a significant element of information technology-based work.

The MSc in Digital Media may be studied full time over one calendar year or part time over three years.

The course is designed for graduates who have some computing background (although not necessarily a computing degree) and who wish to extend their understanding and skills into the multimedia or entertainment industries. The programme considers theoretical, practical and technical aspects of technology in media production, incorporating:

* Computer graphics techniques and applications

* Digital audio

* Multimedia asset production

* Digital media software integration

* Web design for interactive environments

In order to prepare you for employment in a business environment and not just for a technical role, there are also core units in project management, research and communication techniques.

For more information:

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 4475
Email: create.admissions@port.ac.uk

Department: Creative Technologies

‘’Flamingo In Abstract’’ Framed Print by Sky Fox FPP


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Another fine image from a fellow artist on RedBubble. Sky Fox FPP is based in Florida Keys, USA. She describes herself as being addicted to photography! Certainly, her gallery would seem to back this up.

Visit her and maybe buy a card, mounted print of framed print here

Remember to say I sent you too!

Steve

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