Design Inspiration Blog - Inspirational Websites & More
Our design inspiration blog highlights sources of development info, beautiful imagery, and some of our favorite inspirational websites currently online.
Important Designers to Follow in Top Design Disciplines
One great aspect of Twitter is that you can always be in the loop of what you're favorite designers are up to. We've compiled a few very talented folks in major design disciplines that we believe should be on your list.
Following new trends and techniques can occupy quite a bit of time. The nature of project based work makes staying up to date pretty difficult to do. Most designers also need the ability to "check out" for a little while and that's what makes social networks so advantageous. Taking a couple minutes every other day to skim your feed is a great way to keep your "finger on the pulse" of the design world without committing a great deal of time to do so.
The Source Code Resources for Web Pros
We've compiled the source code resources for web development's top web professionals. All house fantastic snippets of various languages that make it easy to view, sort, and download website source code.
One of the truly beautiful aspects of code is it’s inherently sharable nature. There was a time when developers focused their energy on code obfuscation and all sorts of other tactics to keep the source code private. Luckily, an overwhelming majority of professional coders have accepted the “Open Source” culture as a permanent approach to web development. In that world, even the most novice coder is able to build on the backs of giants.
Top 10 Favorite Inspirational Websites
Inspiration comes in many forms - When it comes to graphic and web design, these are our top 10 favorite inspirational websites.
There are several important aspects to a quality inspirational website. You need high quality project pieces, an interactive community, impressive design freebies, and a cohesive overall presentation. With several years in the industry, it's safe to say inspiration drains out of even the best of designers from time to time. Here are a few sites that should push you past that occasional "writer's block" and inspire any passionate designer to their next portfolio worthy project.
Abduzzedo | Website
Abduzeedo is a collection of visual inspiration and useful tutorials. One of our favorite sources for pure - unadulterated creativity.
Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.
Do you love icons as much as we do? Then here's a great resource.
As its name suggests, FindIcons.com is an icon search engine helps you find quality free icons. They have the largest searchable free icons database in the world and a filtering and result matching system that make finding any icon a snap! Whether you'd like some updated desktop icons or just a few free icons to download for an upcoming project - findicons is well worth the visit!
Build Internet | Website
Build Internet is a cutting edge blog centered around web design, development, and business.
Part of web design is staying on top of an immeasurable amount of trends and technological advances. One way to avoid the overwhelming sea of information is to find a few trusted sources. The reverse side of that coin is - you are only as valuable as the information you have... so there is an inherent desire to keep those sources to yourself. This is one thing we are trying to prevent at Haeck Design... so in that spirit - Check these guys out - They're friggen brilliant!
Wordle Word Clouds
We all love Wordle word clouds and in this post we'll show you how they're made & give you some more awesome word cloud generators to choose from.
Wordle is an amazing “word cloud generator” that flips any text you want into a beautiful composition. It utilizes a clever algorithm that even allows you to weigh certain words more then others. In this post we'll give you a quick rundown of how Wordle works and also offer some of our favorite competitor word cloud generators if you'd like to try another out.
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