Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WORD - 50 Amazing Photo Effect Tutorials

Have you been busy taking photos lately?  Photos are cool, but they can look much better if you add a little effect to them!  Many photographers like to show their original photos with zero retouching applied to them.  That may be cool, but photos can look MUCH better with a little bit of post-production work.  Check out this link to 50 Amazing Photo Effect Tutorials in Photoshop.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WORD - Interactive Videos

Interactive web videos are gaining great popularity!  Many companies are now turning to rich media like video and using the internet to their advantage to market their products/services.  Companies are now marketing with video that’s interactive!  Have you ever heard  They provide many free webinars on various topics for film makers.  Check out their free upcoming webinar on “How to Create Interactive Web Videos in Adobe Encore CS5.5!”  The webinar is 90 minutes long and starts at 1pm today!

Monday, August 29, 2011

WORD - Social Media Recruiters

Are you into social media?  Did you know that you companies now pay head hunters to use social media sites as a recruiting tool?  With this being the case, many job seekers are now creating expressive digital resumes that can include visuals, audio, or video to make their resumes stand out from the rest.  You should be doing the same thing!  Check out this cool infographic that shows statistics to employers looking for talent using social media sites.

Friday, August 12, 2011

WORD - SEO Infographic

As designers, we’re very visual people.  It helps to see information presented to us visually.  Search Engine Optimization has been a very popular topic lately.  Many companies are now hiring people to get higher rankings for their web pages through Google and Yahoo searches.  There are a variety of ways to make sure that your web pages rank higher.  Check out these cool infographics about SEO.  Infographics are a great way of showing important information visually.  Create an informative infographic and share it on the web!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

WORD - Find a Job on Twitter

Are you using Twitter yet?  Using social media tools like Twitter can give you an edge when hunting for work!  Check out this great article about HOW TO:  Find a Job on Twitter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WORD - Lint

Have you heard of HTML Lint?  Lint is a tool that makes sure that your HTML code is compliant.  Nowadays, Validating your code through W3C is just not enough.  With Lint, you can even set up options as to what you want it to check for.  It’s still rather new and in development, but offers a great way of checking for errors in your code.  Check it out!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WORD - 100 Free PSD files for Web Designers

Today marks the 100th WORD email sent to you this year!  In celebration of our 100th WORD, I’d like to share with you a link to 100 Royalty Free PSD Files Every Web Designer Should Have.  Enjoy!

BONUS:  Also, please check out this link to a free webinar where Rich Harrington will discuss DSLR Workflow for Adobe Production Premium CS5.5!  You’ll need to register right away if you want to be a part of this webinar.  It will start tonight at 7:15pm.

Monday, August 8, 2011

WORD - Prefixr

When we create CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for our websites, we also have to take into account that our website might look a bit different on various browsers (like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari).  To keep a consistent look among various browsers, we have to either create multiple style sheets or add extra code to our CSS file to make everything look right.  To help developers save extra hours of coding, Prefixr has just created a website where you can submit your W3C compliant CSS code into their site, and they generate a CSS file that is cross browser compatible in seconds!  Try it out!

Friday, August 5, 2011

WORD - Business Card Tutorials

Having trouble deciding on what type of business card to create for yourself?  Always strive for creating something “different.”  Here is a link to a collection of 20+ Business Card Design tutorials for you to check out.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

WORD - Illustrator Text Effects

Adobe Illustrator primarily focuses on creating vector based art.  It’s also a great tool for creating some great looking typography.  Check out this link to 15 of the Best Illustrator Text Effects!  Try to make the extra effort in making your text look just as good as your designs!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Have you tried creating a project that helps out the community as a whole yet?  You will gain much more respect and recognition from the online community if you can produce work that not only looks great, but teaches others at the same time!  Check out  It was created by a Brooklyn designer, Jessica Hische.  She created this as a side project and its gaining her lots of popularity!  I challenge you to manifest creative side projects on a consistent basis like Jessica

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WORD - 24 Photoshop & Illustrator Tutorials

How often do you go online to find random tutorials to sharpen up your skills?  You really should try to take the time out to complete at least one tutorial a day to build up your arsenal of skills.  Check out 24 brand-new Photoshop & Illustrator tutorials from the design community.

Monday, August 1, 2011

WORD - Adobe Edge

Have you heard of Adobe Edge?  Adobe Labs has been working hard on HTML5 implementation with its products.  Adobe Edge is a new tool focused on bringing animated content to the web in HTML5 format.  With Edge, you’ll be able to add rich motion graphics to new or existing HTML projects.  Download the beta now and check it out!